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Refugee Resettlement Could Go To A Public Vote In An Idaho Town

Rick Martin has been collecting signatures for his initiative to ban refugee centers in Twin Falls County, Idaho. Here, Marie Christopherson of Buhl, Idaho stopped to sign. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
Rick Martin has been collecting signatures for his initiative to ban refugee centers in Twin Falls County, Idaho. Here, Marie Christopherson of Buhl, Idaho stopped to sign. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

The national debate about whether or not to welcome refugees from the war-torn Middle East is big in the presidential campaign and it’s filtered down to some state houses. In one Northwest city, conservative activists are not just talking about the issue, they’re taking action. An initiative campaign has collected more than one-third of the needed signatures to force a public vote on refugee resettlement.

Reporter Tom Banse from the Northwest News Network reports, however, that there’s also pushback in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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