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KREM: Shasta Groene Breaks Silence

Shasta Groene is no longer the little girl that captured the hearts of the Inland Northwest by surviving a terrifying ordeal in which her mother, her mother's boyfriend and two brothers were murdered by Joseph Duncan. She's now a 16-year-old high schooler. KREM2 provides a story and exclusive interview with Shasta today. She tells KREM: "A lot of people, when they hear my name, they kinda get shocked that I've grown up so much. But I use my name and what I've been through to help people."And: "I mean it's something that is in the back of my mind every day. I've thought about it every day, but it's something that helps me stay strong every day ...because not a lot of people have survived what I have been through." You can see the video and what Shasta looks like today by clicking this KREM2 link.

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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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