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Sandpoint: Robust crop of candidates in city races

Source: Bonner County Daily Bee | News editor
Posted on October 27th, 2009
Location: United States, Idaho


PONDERAY – Voters here and in Sandpoint will not lack for choices when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3…

Sandpoint race…

Boge and Newton, two of the council’s more seasoned veterans, explained their differences on the hot-button issue of fluoridation. Boge said he no longer supports the additive because it is available to consumers through other sources. Allowing one additive, can pave the way for others, he said.

… Newton said she pored over all the materials fluoridation foes sent her way, but also consulted local dentists, all of whom said it was good for the public.

“I trust these professionals,” said Newton, adding that consumers still have alternative options for drinking water. “There are choices. Personally, I believe fluoride in the water is a good thing.”