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Mon., Jan. 14, 2013, 8:22 a.m.

SR Hucks: Camelot Reigns In CdA

’Tis nice that warring elected officials in the Coeur d’Alene area could come together, as in times past, to do the right thing for the common good. The tentative deal struck Thursday for the sale of Person and Bryan fields for $750,000 by the Coeur d’Alene City Council and the school board was Coeur d’Alene at its best. The cash-strapped school district will get money to help fund a new administration building. The city will be guaranteed perpetual use of two parks that it already maintains in older parts of town. The joint meeting forced to the sidelines the legal and financial hired guns who’d failed for months to hammer out a deal. A good argument can be made that both sides gave more than they wanted to give. A better argument can be made that the taxpayers who pick up the funding bills for both sides got the best deal. Camelot reigns in Coeur d’Alene again/DFO, SR Sunday Huckleberries. More here.

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Question: Can Coeur d'Alene pull together for the common good this year?

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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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