Should Pacific Northwest local government agencies publicly acknowledge their dependence on God by displaying the national motto “In God We Trust”?
That question was hotly debated this past month in two counties — one in southern Oregon and the other southwest Washington.
As reported by The Oregonian, Clark County commissioners in Vancouver on Feb. 10 turned down a proposal to display the motto in the public hearing room. After hours of testimony in front of dozens of people, the proposal failed when Commissioner Jeanne Stewart declined to second a motion favoring the idea from Commissioner Tom Mielke.
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