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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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