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Redoubter attack on Hazel, too far

Coeur d'Alene Press editorial by Editor Mike Patrick:

The Economist took a deep look at North Idaho’s Redoubt movement, fueled by “political refugees,” one year ago in a piece called “The last big frontier.”

That was followed three weeks later by The Washington Post’s “A Fortress Against Fear.” The article’s subheadline pretty much said it all: “In the rural Pacific Northwest, prepping for the day it hits the fan.”

While that day apparently is still on its way, outside fascination with our region’s peculiar social and political magnetism is here again. As Press columnist Steve Cameron noted Friday, BuzzFeed.com is working on an in-depth exploration of North Idaho politics that will likely attract millions of eyeballs around the world. That’s great news if you own or sell North Idaho property off the grid. For mainstream mortals, probably not so much.

The author of the piece admitted she didn’t know where her journalistic journey would eventually end up or when, but it’s almost certain that the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee will receive some stage time. And one of the behind-the-scenes actors is likely to be a Redoubt Republican known as Alex Barron. 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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