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Local GOP Rejects ‘Christian State’

Originally posted at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday ...

At a meeting tonight, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee rejected a resolution to declare Idaho a "Christian state," without a formal vote. More that 2/3s of the Central Committee indicated opposition to the resolution offered by Precinct Committeeman Hans Neumann. Precinct Committeeman Bjorn Handeen offered a motion, before a formal vote, not to consider the resolution at all. At least 2/3s of the 52 committee members in attendance supported Handeen's motion. The meeting attracted a standing-room-only crowd.

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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