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Reagan Republicans Fight For Name

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans late Friday were served with a letter informing them somebody else has the rights to the group's name and ordering them to cease use. In the letter, addressed to Reagan Republican representatives Ron Lahr and Jeff Ward, an attorney wrote that his clients have registered the name "Kootenai County Reagan Republicans" with the Idaho Secretary of State. "You are expressly forbidden to use, promote, display, print or produce any document, media or other communication in any form that includes the name 'Kootenai County Reagan Republicans,'" the letter states. It says all references to the name have to be removed from the Reagan Republicans' website and campaign communications. Lahr, of the Reagan Republicans, reached late Friday, said, "I look at this as identity theft"/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. And: Original weekend thread 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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