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Keough’s Foe: Cut Education By 80%

(Steve) Tanner, of Boundary County, is running for the District 1 legislative seat of Republican incumbent Sen. Shawn Keough (pictured) in this month’s primaries. He was among local and state candidates who met the public at Sandpoint High School Thursday during a forum in the school auditorium. Tanner, who works in the logging and construction industry, said if elected he would do away with the prison system, installing instead a system of capital punishment. “We need to hold people accountable for their actions,” Tanner said. “There is no reason for jails except to hold people until trial.” The public school system is broken, he said, overfunded and misguided. “We need to cut the budget by 80 percent,” he said. “Our education system is an incubator for socialism”/Ralph Bartholdt, Bonner County Bee. More here.

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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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