Truthseeker: Can someone shed any light on the alleged, "Post Falls Mafia" and if Mr Hammond is associated with it, if it even exists? I was told that this is a well-used term in PF by the residents there.
DFO: I've even used it in my Huckleberries print column. Basically, it's an unofficial term for the movers and shakers who influence Post Falls politics. Their candidates tend to win elections. Then, they often field good candidates. I don't want to name names because it's a nebulous term for an unofficial group of citizens who have done much good for the community. Some, however, resent its influence. Hammond would be among them.