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Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, 8:15 a.m.

Press To Trustees: Pick Fresh Voice

Writing of the vacancy created by Coeur d'Alene School Board appointee/trustee James Purtee, the Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board this morning urges appointment of a fresh voice:

It's our hope that highly qualified citizens step forward when called upon to apply for any school board vacancy. It's also our hope that those currently on the board will look favorably on an applicant who might not march to the beat of the same drummer as the rest. This is not to say the board members all think and act identically, but there is less diversity in the thinking on this board than we believe would best serve the 10,000-plus students of the district.

Question: Will you be surprised if the Coeur d'Alene School Board trustees pick a replacement that doesn't share the same conservative hardline ideology?

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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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