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Jennifer K Bauer

Jennifer K. Bauer has interviewed sword swallowers, saddle makers and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. She is the editor of Inland 360, a weekly culture magazine for north Idaho and eastern Washington that prints in the Lewiston Tribune and Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Contact her at jkbauer@inland360.com or (208) 848-2263.

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  1. Cesar Loza

    What a great article! I also am a Mexican born man brought to this country by my family. I related a lot to the Murillo’s. Thank you for painting a picture of our people in a positive way. Thank you so much.

  2. Connie

    Thank you for this story, Jennifer! What a beautiful family, and their story needs to be told. Thank you, thank you.

  3. Javier Ramirez

    Great story. You may want to correct your statement regarding Trump calling undocumented immigrants “animals.” That is misleading, it was originally said about MS-13, a brutal gang, not just any immigrant. I wouldn’t want a good story like this to be suspect of politicization.

    1. Jennifer K Bauer

      Thank you for your comment Javier. A link to Trump’s quote calling immigrants “animals” was updated at 2:30 p.m. 11/8 to send readers to an NPR story with a more detailed explanation about the context of his remarks.

    2. Kerry

      exactly Javier! he was referring to the gangs and the illegal immigrants who are engaging in illegal activity and committing crimes. The Trib is a liberal rag.. you have to take that into consdieration.

  4. Ellen

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sorry for the ignorance of people who have disrespected you & your family. I cannot imagine the pain you all have been through. Please know that there are those of us here in the Valley who view you as no less than equals. God bless you & your family.

  5. Kerry

    Great Story! I remember Jose’s wife would make burritos and Jose would sell them. They were delish! We served them at the Arbor Lounge for many years.


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