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US Attorney Olson: Protect rights of all faiths

US attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson (Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise)
US attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson (Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise)

U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson is in Pocatello this afternoon, where she’s holding a press conference and meeting with Muslim, Arab and other international students at Idaho State University in Pocatello to discuss federal hate crimes and civil rights statutes that protect “persons of all races, religions and national origins.” A recent New York Times article highlighted tension about Middle Eastern students there, and last week someone from outside the area distributed DVDs of anti-Muslim propaganda on car windshields in campus housing areas, prompting concerns from law enforcement, a local human rights group and ISU officials/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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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