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Tue., April 23, 2013, 10:57 a.m.

Bloem Addresses Human Rights Event

I've asked Jeff Crowe of Bunkhouse Media for video of the short comments that Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem made last night at the annual Human Rights Banquet. I've also left a voice message for the mayor re: a letter she received from an multi-cultural organization that is wary re: bringing 450-600 attendees to Coeur d'Alene, due to increased notoriety of the area from racism and extreme politics. Two other things were of note from the mayor's speech -- that the council is working on an anti-discrimination ordinance that will be ready to area in the months ahead and that the mayor isn't sure that she'll the city's chief executive at this time next year. She received a standing ovation prior to her remarks.

DFO: For those keeping score at home, a handful of racists, including Shaun Winkler and some kids, were holding signs on the sidewalk entrance to the Coeur d'Alene Inn prior to the dinner. I got to the dinner late. So I didn't see them. But I was told about them.

Question: Would Mayor Sandi Bloem win if she sought re-election to a fourth term.




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.