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Ex-US Sen. Mark Hatfield, 89, RIP

In this AP file photo, President Clinton jokes with Rep. Harold Volkmer, D-Mo., left, and others before signing legislation providing $8.6 billion in aid to victims of last month's earthquake in the Oval Office of the White House Feb. 12, 1994. From left are Volkmer, Rep. anthony Beilenson, D-Calif., House Speaker Tom Foley, Oregon Sen. Mark Hatfield, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. The bill also provided relief for last summer's flooding. Hatfield, 89, formerly one of the Northwest' most influential lawmakers, died Sunday in Portland. Story here. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette)

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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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