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Sandpoint Monument To Stay For Now

The Ten Commandments monument isn’t going anywhere for now, but that didn’t stop hundreds from filling Farmin Park Thursday to protest its possible removal. The melody of “Amazing Grace” filled the park as attendees bustled around the monument, holding signs and signing a petition to preserve its location. Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon’s announcement that the monument wouldn’t be moved Thursday didn’t seem to impact turnout for a planned 2 p.m. gathering, which easily swelled to 300-500 people at its peak. “I don’t like this at all,” attendee Gladys Larson said. “There’s no way someone can come into our town and dictate what goes on here.” Controversy began Wednesday evening when word rapidly spread through social media and phone calls that the monument would be moved Thursday/Cameron Rasmusson, Bonner Daily Bee. More here.


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