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20 years later, events at Ruby Ridge still reverberate…

Twenty years after the 11-day Ruby Ridge siege in North Idaho left three people dead, longtime Spokesman-Review reporter Bill Morlin examines the effect the event had on right-wing extremism in America, helping spark the militia movement of the 1990s; you can read his report here at Meanwhile, Ruby Ridge survivor Sara Weaver, pictured here, has found religion and says she's now ready to forgive. Longtime AP reporter in Spokane Nick Geranios interviewed the now-36-year-old woman, who lives in Montana and has recently published a book; she told him, “I decided I was broken and needed to be fixed.” Click below for his full report.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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