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NIC: The Next Political Battlefield

I hate to bring this up, after the near sweep of the legislative and courthouse offices by the Tea Party in Tuesday's primary elections, but there will be another office to defend in November — the two North Idaho College positions now held by Sgt. Christie Wood of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department and Coeur d'Alene attorney Ken Howard. Wood, Howard & Judy Meyer have brought sound leadership to the NIC board, along with Trustee Ron Nilson, who has been a pleasant surprise. But the presence of Tea Party Trustee Todd Banducci on the board provides an opportunity for the local Tea Party to snag the seats now held by Wood and Howard and form a board majority that could affect the future of higher-education in Coeur d'Alene as well as the Education Corridor. It's time for Balance North Idaho to regroup to protect the community from another low-voter turnout and take over of another valuable local government entity/DFO.


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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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