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Call to discuss unity appears to cause division in GOP group

COEUR d’ALENE — Kootenai County Republican leaders’ call for a meeting to discuss party unity appears to be causing division within the group.
Kootenai County Republican Central Committee members were notified Monday of a special meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the Kootenai County Administration Building, near the courthouse on Government Way. The purpose of the meeting, according to the email notification, is to discuss a resolution titled “A Call for Party Unity.”

The email advised that 10 members of the committee requested the meeting, but the resolution on the agenda will not be distributed prior to the meeting.

“Copies of the resolution will be available at the meeting,” the email said. “No proxies will be accepted.”

That has raised the ire of some committee members who would like to review the resolution before the scheduled meeting.

“I keep asking them what the resolution is, but they won’t give it to me in advance,” said Kellie Palm, who sits on the committee. “Then I ask them who wrote the resolution and they won’t tell me that either.”

Palm said she is not surprised by those actions. She said many committee members are acting unethically if not illegally in many other ways. Full story. Jeff Selle, Cda Press

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.