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Hayes: School District ‘Disingenuous’

The Coeur d’Alene School District developed the March 8 ballot language, not Kootenai County’s Elections team.  County Elections' staff discussed the implications of the ballot language with school district personnel numerous times in the last six weeks. “For the School District to say we did not understand their intent is disingenuous” said Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes.  “We confirmed their intent several times.” ... Cliff Hayes restated his view, “The County Elections department stands by its work in this matter.  We followed the law, we confirmed our understanding at numerous points with the Coeur d’Alene School District, and we have no intention of changing the vote count, which would be a felony”, Hayes said, citing Idaho Code Title 18, Chapter 23/Kootenai County Clerk's Office news release. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.