U.S. House of Representatives District 1 candidates to debate at NIC

U.S. House of Representatives First District Republican Candidate Bill Sali and Democratic Candidate Larry Grant will face off on platform issues during their first debate at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of North Idaho College’s Edminster Student Union Building.
The event is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and NIC’s Popcorn Forum, now in its 37th year.
“The tribe and NIC have been partners in many projects that have served to enrich the cultural, educational and professional lives of many North Idahoans,” said Coeur d’Alene Tribe Chairman Chief Allan.
The candidates forum will be moderated by NIC Assistant to the President for Community Relations Kent Propst. Panelists include Coeur d’Alene Tribe Vice Chairman Francis SiJohn, Managing Editor of the Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press Mike Patrick, Spokesman-Review Columnist Dave Oliveria and NIC student and Online Editor of the college’s student newspaper The Sentinel Noah Buntain.
The forum is open to the public and the media, although only the panelists will ask questions to the candidates. Popcorn and other refreshments will be available.
“I am personally pleased that NIC can serve as the host for this congressional debate,” said NIC President Michael Burke. “We hope that the voters in the area will take the opportunity to attend and enjoy.”
Information: (208) 686-0803 or (208) 769-3325.

For More Information
NIC Popcorn Forum Coordinator and Political Science Instructor Tony Stewart, (208) 769-3325, or Coeur d’Alene Tribe Legislative Director Quanah Spencer, (208) 686-0803

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006

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