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Lawmakers Add Office Personal Touch

Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, pictured on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in her Capitol office, holds a photo of her son, Reuben, during a 2011 ceremony in Rome where he became a Catholic priest of the Legionaries of Christ congregation. Nuxoll's own deep faith regularly guides her votes on bills, including the recent state-based insurance exchange she opposed on fear it does too little to halt abortions. (AP photo: John Miller)

With paintings of George Washington, family photos and plaques from the Future Farmers of America, Idaho lawmakers who virtually live at the Capitol this time of year have personalized their offices, providing a home away from home while conducting the people's business. Adornments on senators' and representatives' walls reflect who they are, where they're from — and often, how they legislate. Occasionally, they offer a touching insight into the events that have shaped their lives. Take Rep. Maxine Bell, of Jerome, with a print of Logan, Utah, above her desk, showing the Cache Tabernacle and the building that once housed Brigham Young College. Logan is where Bell, the longtime House Republican budget committee chairwoman, spent her first eight years/John Miller, Associated Press. More here.

Question: How do you decorate your office?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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