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Huckleberries: Input on arming teachers neither ‘needless’ nor ‘divisive’

First, you should know that Mindy Cameron is a Lake Pend Oreille School District (Bonner County) trustee – and former editorial page editor of the Seattle Times. When she speaks, people listen. But School Board Chairman Steve Youngdahl wouldn’t let her read a statement into the record last week, against the loopy plan to arm some teachers in Sandpoint-area schools. Cameron considers the controversy to be a “needless and divisive distraction.” The Banned-in-Bonner comment surfaced on my Huckleberries blog.

Huckleberries: CdA motto might border on the insane

Huckleberries told you recently about CAVErs (Citizens Against Virtually Everything): Coeur d’Alene residents who fight all public improvements in Coeur d’Alene (Kroc Center, new library, Education Corridor, etc.). They aren’t the only ones who stir things up in the Lake City. Kootenai County Central Committee Republicans are battling internally over the group’s seemingly unauthorized endorsement of a town hall meeting this month in support of raw milk distribution.