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Tue., Aug. 17, 2010, 12:42 p.m.

Lakeland, Post Falls Pull KTEC Link, Too

Here's how Lakeland School District business manager Tom Taggart responded to Jacob Minter's request to remove KTEC link from Web site: "We appreciate your concern and would agree that the school district should not use resources to directly promote a position, one way or the other, concerning the KTEC levy. As in other school district levies we want to provide information, while stopping short of including a “vote yes” statement in any of our materials. I have followed the link you included in your email to the KTEC site and have read the portion that includes the “Vote yes” language.  While I think this is not a legal violation, I do think it goes beyond on usual practice during elections. We will be removing the link, but keeping the other informational materials posted."

  • Sid Armstrong's response for Post Falls School District: "When the KTEC information was put on our site, the link was not there.  It was added sometime subsequent to the original information.  We agree with you and will have it removed immediately."
  • Jacob Minter's Facebook page urging "no" vote on KTEC levies

Question: Why do you think the school districts complied so quickly to Jacob's request?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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