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Oregon shootings hit reporter hard

The image immediately grabbed my attention Thursday: A Roseburg, Ore., police officer holds the arms of a man behind his back while he pats him down for weapons at Umpqua Community College. Other students stand with their hands on their heads as two Oregon State Police troopers search their book bags. In the background, a Douglas County Fire District No. 2 ambulance waits, a blunt warning that what happened minutes earlier on the small college campus nestled against the North Umpqua River was not good. Before returning home to Idaho two years ago, I spent two decades working for The News-Review newspaper in Roseburg/John Sowell, Idaho Statesman. More here. (Photo: Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review)

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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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