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We’ve lost a giant: Cecil Andrus measured up to the myth

His quick wit, easy smile, and equanimity were constant companions. He also had the guts and grit you would expect of an Orofino logger. Four Statesman editorial board members share their thoughts about the legacy and legend of Cecil Andrus, former governor and Interior secretary.

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When John McCain became the maverick we know today

The Keating affair made McCain the maverick. Surviving that scandal made him the go-his-own-way senator, the Republican who cosponsored campaign finance reform with Democrat Russ Feingold, the truth-teller who challenged Senate leaders and presidents of both parties.

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