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Huckleberries Online

And now a word from state’s top political reporter, Betsy Russell

Betsy Russell. (SR file photo)
Betsy Russell. (SR file photo)

Betsy Russell, the long-time Eye on Boise blogger and Idaho Capitol reporter, checks in on my farewell tour:

"It has been a blast working with Dave over the years as he went from reporter to highly opinionated editorial writer to blogger extraordinaire. I love the way he has his finger on the pulse of the community; he’s helped keep me informed from afar once I moved down to far-off Boise, and he’s been a fabulous resource. He blazed the trail of blogging at the S-R, and it’s been great fun to follow in his footsteps!"

DFO: When Betsy left the job as chief of the SR's CdA bureau years ago, I told her that she would be recognized someday as the best political reporter in the state. Call me a prophet. She's a superb colleague and friend.

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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