Panhandling proposal draws civil rights concerns

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Backers of a "no solicitation" ordinance say the measure would curb panhandling downtown. Others worry the ordinance could stop free speech like this 2008 protest in Acacia park. The park is now exempted from the ordinance's provisions, but some City Council members want the site added. Photo by Gazette file