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Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, 11:42 a.m.

Nancy: A Decade Of Accomplishment

On her Facebook wall, Nancy White posts this photo of daughter, Emily, from the Jan. 25, 2005, issue of the Coeur d'Alene Press. Nancy writes: "So proud that my daughter and I were involved in the effort to build a fabulous new library in our community (where my now 17 year old Emilie is a library volunteer). I am thinking about all that has been accomplished In Coeur d'Alene in the last 8-10 years. So proud of our community leaders who have had the vision and courage to continue to improve our city. Wishing for a favorable outcome in the current city election... enthusiastic of the possibilities for the next 10 years that will benefit our children, and generations to come."

DFO: This is what Tuesday's election is all about -- the future. I could care less re: Republicans and Democrats. Partisan politics are meaningless to me. But I do care for this town. On one hand, I've watched as the Bloem administration has brought one impressive project after another, to better this community for decades to come, including the library. This has been accomplished despite stiff resistance by individuals, like Mary Souza, Kathy Sims, who want to take over this town. They or their allies have fought almost every project -- and are now trying to capitalize on a park makeover that will be hailed as visionary for years to come. Do you really want Mary Souza, Dan Gookin and Steve Adams in charge as the Education Corridor develops? This election is for the kids, not the humorless partisans who have denigrated our leaders and slammed our progress.



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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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