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Tue., April 23, 2013, 4:36 p.m.

Benewah County Coalition Honored

Michelle Fink presents the Civil Rights Award at the 2013 Human Rights Banquet in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Christina Crawford accepts on behalf of the Benewah County Human Rights Coalition. (Video courtesy of Coeur d'Alene TV Channel 19)

A human rights organization in Benewah County has received this year’s Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Civil Rights Award. The Benewah Human Rights Coalition was presented the award Monday night at the annual human rights banquet hosted by the task force in Coeur d’Alene. The coalition, founded two years ago, was singled out for its successful anti-bullying program with the St. Maries and Lakeside school districts. The nonprofit group also has worked to improve relations between members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and nontribal residents/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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