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Shawn Vestal
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Shawn Vestal joined The Spokesman-Review in 1999. He currently is a columnist for the City Desk.

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Sept. 18, 2020, 5 a.m.
Breathing all this smoke is similar, in some ways, to contracting a virus.

Sept. 16, 2020, 5 a.m.
I wrote a column last week about a research paper that estimated the Sturgis (South Dakota) motorcycle rally had been a massive COVID-19 superspreader event.

Sept. 13, 2020, 4 a.m.
Knezovich remains devoted to this explanation though it has not, so far, been buttressed by the public evidence. It has prompted a measure of skepticism and scoffing that was ramped up during a recent dispute over his agency’s arrest, at a Black Lives Matter demonstration, of a local Democratic Socialist activist on a seven-year-old warrant from another county.

Sept. 10, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Campfires and cigarettes. Sparking machinery and fireworks. Slash piles and debris burns that grow out of control.