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Educator Gets Human Rights Award

Dave Eubanks was pleased to receive a human rights awards Monday night. He was even more pleased to receive the honor on Dec. 10 -- Human Rights Day around the world. "I'm very, very proud and honored," he said. It wasn't his award alone. Eubanks said. It belonged to others in North Idaho who have rejected hate, even in the face of threats, beatings and bombings. "I know a lot of people who a long time ago stood up to ignorant, racist bullies and said no," he said. "They said, 'No, we will not tolerate this nonsense.'" The Lakes Magnet School teacher, retiring after 43 years, received the Tony Stewart Human Rights Award from the Human Rights Education Institute/Bill Buley, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Jerome A. Pollos Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Dave Eubanks, right, talks with Tony Stewart before the commencement of an award ceremony Monday.)

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