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John Q: AP Only Likes Bad CdA News

John Q. Public: Here are news items I can remember CDA or North Idaho in the past 30 years that went international -- all negative. Course the AP loves themselves a horrible story, bolsters their ratings. Maybe in the future CDA can be known for a positive story.

  • 1. All things AN/Butler.
  • 2. Ruby Ridge.
  • 3. The Order guy that lived in North Idaho (can't remember the name, I just remember he had red hair).
  • 4. The Groen murders.
  • 5. Duncan's trial and zaniness that followed.
  • 6. KKK snowman
  • 7. I think one of the hate crimes in 2011 went viral too.

I think that's it.

DFO: I can remember the Wallenberg Civic Award (for combating racism) presented at New York's City Hall in January 1987 that was covered by the national/international media. I was there. Also, the civil trial that bankrupted the Aryan Nations.

Question: Can you remember stories re: Coeur d'Alene/North Idaho that made national/international news in last 30 years?

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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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