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Lawmaker apologizes for comment made during training

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho lawmaker says he apologized to seven fellow legislators for an inappropriate comment he made during an anti-sexual harassment training earlier this year. Republican Sen. Bob Nonini from Coeur d'Alene said Tuesday that his remark was about a Facebook post, but declined to share what exactly he said during the Jan. 9 training. Nonini said he apologized to those who might have been offended and considered the matter resolved. Nonini joked that he had a loud voice and had never been good at whispering. All 105 of Idaho's lawmakers were required to attend the Legislature's "Respectful Workplace Training," which focused on appropriate workplace behavior and how to report a complaint against a lawmaker. Nonini is a three-term state senator and is currently running for the open lieutenant governor seat.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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