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NIC Board Trustee, Position A, Kootenai County

Kenneth B. Howard (N) 16,221 51.61%
Ronald D. Nilson (N) 15,211 48.39%

* 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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Kelli: How Did Wood-Howard Survive?

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Wood, Howard Snag NIC Seats

NORTH IDAHO TRUSTEE POS A Vote for 1 (WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED) Kenneth B. Howard… … . . 16,221 51.61 Ronald D. Nilson … … . . 15,211 48.39 Total … . ….

NIC Trustee Q-and-A Has Hart Query

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Phaedrus: Bulldozer To Replace Logo

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Brand X Endorses Nilson, Ketchum

(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…

McGruber: Students Are Customers

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Phaedrus: A Community Of Welders?

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Questions For NIC Trustees Anyone?

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At Least He Didn’t Call Her ‘Cupcake’

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Howard, Nilson Disagree On Corridor

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Poll: Christie Wood Top Vote-Getter

Weekend Poll: Christie Wood was the top vote-getter in a weekend poll that asked which 2 candidates do you support for North Idaho College trustees. Wood received 160 of 511 multiple-votes cast for 31.31%, followed by Ken Howard with 141 of 511 votes for 27.59%….

Who Sez Christie Won’t Debate?

In the comments section, ThomG points out that OpenCDA.com is claiming incorrectly — what else is new? — that Christie Wood is unwilling to debate Robert Ketchum in their North Idaho College Board of Trustees race. Sez Mary: “Come on, Christie, it’s time to ‘woman-up’…

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Mary (Hearts) Nilson, Ketchum

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CW: Nilson Ad Hypocritical, Inflames

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