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Censorship? Satanic agendas? Kootenai County library board election turns partisan

Censorship? Satanic agendas? Kootenai County library board election turns partisan

new Incumbents Bob Fish and Michele Veale face challenges from Vanessa Robinson and Rachelle Ottosen for their seats on the Community Library Network board of trustees, a body controlling a roughly $7 million budget and a seven-library system with branches in Rathdrum, Post Falls, Hayden and more. The challengers have drawn the support of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee and have advocated for the removal of certain materials from the children's section of the library dealing with social causes, including gender identity, racial discrimination and sexual orientation.

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