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NIC Board Trustee, Position B, Kootenai County

Candidate Votes Pct
Christie Wood (N) 19,870 59.30%
Robert G. Ketchum (N) 13,637 40.70%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Mon., Jan. 24, 2011, 8:40 a.m.

Frank: I Did Too Contact NIC 

Rep. Frank Henderson sent the following e-mail to Hucks Online re: a recent comment by Trustee Christie Wood here that he hadn't sought NIC input for a proposal to split community college districts into subdistricts: "Christie Wood's comment that I haven't contacted NIC reveals a...

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Sun., Jan. 23, 2011

Huckleberries: Supremacists a reminder of task force’s need

White supremacists made pests of themselves in Coeur d’Alene during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. First, they picketed two Mexican food stands in Coeur d’Alene – Chiludo’s Mexican Food (3000 Government Way) and Taco Works (Fifth and Appleway). Then, the neo-nutsies followed up with a protest near the Human Rights Education Institute on Monday. Sgt. Christie Wood, the Coeur d’Alene police spokeswoman and VP of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, was in a happy place until she saw the racists at Northwest Boulevard and Mullan (near City Park).

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Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, 1:02 p.m.

Christie: Frank Acting Without Input 11 

NIC Trustee Christie Wood re: "Henderson wants to split community college districts"): This is not the first time Frank has attempted to create districts for CC trustees but it is the time he has done it without discussing any of his ideas with the...

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Tue., Jan. 18, 2011, 8:17 a.m.

Christie: Aryans Were A Downer 

Christie Wood (re: Aryans stage protest near Human Rights Institute): I drove by them on my way to drop off some food for the Martin Luther King Gala event hosted by the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. All of the good thoughts I...

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Fri., Dec. 3, 2010, 3:13 p.m.

Spokane Valley Reports Enticement

"We contacted Spokane Valley Police because I heard there might have been some similar child enticing incidents over there," e-mails Coeur d'Alene police spokeswoman to Hucks Online. "We live in a community that has already been touched by evil once. It greatly increases a child’s...

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Fri., Dec. 3, 2010, 8:38 a.m.

Christie: Sims Mis-States The Facts 11 

In today's CdA Press, NIC Trustee Christie Wood refutes claims made by Rep. Kathy Sims in a recent column: "The Education Corridor represents the greatest step forward, to date, in bringing the opportunity for higher education to North Idaho taxpayers. To allege that highly reputable...

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Thu., Nov. 11, 2010, 10:22 a.m.

Christie: Brannon Action Helps No One 

Christie Wood (re: Kennedy tab to date: $107,000): I get it that the plaintiffs see this as a challenge of election laws (although I am convinced it is also very personal) but they do have the ability to seek changes through legislative action rather than...

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Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 12:50 p.m.

Factoid: Wood, Howard Won Post Falls 

An interesting little factoid among all the election statistics that flooded us Tuesday night & Wednesday morning involved the North Idaho College elections. Seems Christie Wood & Ken Howard both won the Post Falls precincts. Christie swept all the Post Falls precincts. And Ken won...

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Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 12:45 p.m.

Still Pining For Fort Sherman Institute

Free of NIC trustee control and manipulation from the president's office, Fort Sherman Institute became immediately profitable and is a national leader in its field. The program could be buying a lot of test tubes for NIC chemistry classes and paying instructors of English and...

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Thu., Nov. 4, 2010

Last Democratic official in Kootenai County loses job 

Kootenai County, already among the most conservative regions of the country, is about to lose its sole surviving Democratic elected county official. Longtime Kootenai County Clerk Dan English was defeated 60 percent to 40 percent by Cliff Hayes, the former Post Falls police chief. English had been Kootenai County’s clerk for 15 years.

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Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 8:19 a.m.

Kelli: How Did Wood-Howard Survive? 13 

Kelli Rooks: I think a lot of the “problem” with the closeness is that those candidates weren't labeled Republican or Democrat since it's a non-partisan race. Wood and Howard were listed on the Kootenai County Democrats' website, but the Kootenai County GOP didn't list anyone...

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Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 1:02 p.m.

All 4 NIC Wannabes Back Corridor

All 4 candidates for the North Idaho College Board of Trustees promised to support the development of the NIC education corridor. When the question was presented to him, Ron Nilson answered simply "yes" when asked if he supported the corridor. "I don't have horns and...

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 12:15 p.m.

Welcome To ‘Christie’s Cupcake Cafe’ 

OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho is at it again. Yesterday, the Orange one provided us with the "Tina Lisa," a knock off on DaVinci's Mona Lisa that had one commenter comparing county GOP queenpin Tina Jacobson to the dark-haired Heart sister. Today, OTV provides us with...

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Wed., Oct. 27, 2010, 8:22 a.m.

Phaedrus: Bulldozer To Replace Logo 

Phaedrus: I'm at a loss to figure out why the voc-tech crowd wants to replace Christie Wood. Herb, it's personal. Robert Ketchum was let go by NIC, the Trustees approved of that action. Ron Nilson's vo-tech gravy train was disrupted and Ron Nilson belongs to...

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Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, 1:10 p.m.

Brand X Endorses Nilson, Ketchum 13 

(Ron) Nilson, pictured, and (Robert) Ketchum stand apart because they are committed to helping students in credit and non-credit classes reach their full potential not just intellectually, but economically. They understand that at the end of the educational line, if the graduate doesn't have a...

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Fri., Oct. 22, 2010, 3:21 p.m.

Questions For NIC Trustees Anyone? 13 

Luke Malek & Alison McArthur of the Kootenai County Young Professionals are looking for questions to ask North Idaho College trustee candidates at a televised forum from 6 to 7:30 Monday at Post Falls City Hall. I plan to live-blog the event, which will feature...

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Thu., Oct. 21, 2010, 2:03 p.m.

At Least He Didn’t Call Her ‘Cupcake’ 18 

At OpenCDA, the HBO Commenter Formerly Known As DanG offers his two picks for North Idaho College Board of Trustees: Ron Nilson and Robert Ketchum. He states that the two will be able to unmask the happy face that NIC displays to the community when...

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