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Koot-Con: Carried Away w/Roundabouts

Kootenai Conservative: Roundabouts are practical in some cases - the one at Kathleen and 4th, for example - but it many cases they aren’t necessary and seem to be installed only because they’re the current traffic ‘fad.’ There’s one on Poleline in Post Falls that should be a two-way stop. And now the brain trust that is the CDA City Council is planning to put one at the NW corner of City Park so the poor folks on Park Drive can’t get out of their homes in the winter. I’m all for increasing safety, but don’t get carried away.

Question: Are you a fan of traffic roundabouts?

Koot-Con: Need Info On Magistrates

Kootenai Conservative: Does anyone know if there is a website or other source where I can find info on the magistrate judges appearing on the ballot? I hate being uninformed about these things.

Dan of the County? Anyone?

KootCon: Confederate Flag Not Racist

Kootenai Conservative: All my relatives on my father’s side are from the South, and they would tell you it would be a grave mistake to interpret a display of the Confederate flag as a gesture of racism or sympathy with slavery. It’s a symbol of Southern pride that those of us from the North or West can have trouble understanding because there’s nothing analogous to it in our own regional cultures. A lot of people in Texas fly Texas flags for the same reason.

Question: Do you consider the display of a confederate flag to be a racist statement?

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