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Tue., April 23, 2013, 5:55 p.m.

Wild Card/Tuesday — 4.23.13

Every time I attend the annual human rights banquet of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, I'm reminded of the privilege that I had to cover the task force in its formative years. I was friends with the giants of the movement past and present. I walked through Bill Wasmuth's house hours after it was bombed. I traveled with Wassmuth, Larry Broadbent and Mayor Ray Stone to cover the presentation of the Wallenberg Award to the city of Coeur d'Alene. I walked through the old Aryan Nations compound with Tony Stewart days before it was torn down. The human rights banquets are a reunion of sorts for me. They rev me up, to continue the fight. Now for your Tuesday Wild Card ...

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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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