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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Robert "LaVoy" Finicum's casket is carried form the church during his funeral in Kanab, Utah,  Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Finicum was shot to death by law enforcement while he and other anti-government activists flocked to rural Harney County in Oregon. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP) ** FILE **

Oregon House passes bill to shield officer who shot 'LaVoy' Finicum

The Oregon House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday that would shield the identity of the officer who shot and killed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, and potentially others, despite cross-ideological opposition from both Finicum supporters and Black Lives Matter. Published February 17, 2016