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Hearn Apologizes For Misstep

Moments ago, Chairman Tom Hearn of the Coeur d'Alene School Board issued the following statement to Huckleberries Online. The statement is a second response to accusations made at the Coeur d'Alene School Board meeting Monday that he hadn't been transparent re: his dealing with a request district civil rights protections to gays:

"As I continue to learn in my new role as an elected official and leader in our school district, I understand that perceptions are often more important than the realities of a situation.  I absolutely see how my actions surrounding the events leading up to our Board meeting and the discussion about the district’s anti-discrimination policies have been perceived as less than transparent; that was never my intention.  Again I apologize for the angst and disappointment I have caused.  My hope is that we can move forward on this issue with civil discourse and open dialogue towards a healthy resolution."


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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