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House backs human rights resolution, some dissent

A resolution declaring Idaho legislators’ support for human rights passed the House overwhelmingly on Monday, but nine members voted against it – including three from North Idaho. Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, said North Idaho doesn’t need any reminders that it once was home to the Aryan Nations hate group. “I just think there’s a group of people … that like to keep sore wounds opened up,” Nonini said after the vote. “Those people (the Aryan Nations) have gone away – we don’t talk about it in North Idaho.” Read the full story here in today’s Spokesman-Review.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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