Most commented stories

  1. 01
    Credibility of local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal questioned

      Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely … 1047

  2. 02
    Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal’s claims about background disputed

    Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely … 648

  3. 03
    Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant … 560

  4. 04
    Rachel Dolezal resigns as president of Spokane NAACP

    Rachel Dolezal resigned as Spokane NAACP president this morning. 429

  5. 05
    Rachel Dolezal tells Today show she identified as black since age 5

    NEW YORK — Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon. 366

  6. 06
    Rachel Dolezal postpones meeting with NAACP board in Spokane

    Rachel Dolezal notifed Spokane NAACP members today that a meeting scheduled to take place Monday has been postponed. The meeting was to have allowed Dolezal, the organization’s president, to address … 317

  7. 07
    Spokane officials investigating Rachel Dolezal’s behavior on ombudsman panel

    Spokane’s embattled NAACP president faces a challenge on a new front. A source close to Spokane City Hall said city officials have opened an investigation regarding Rachel Dolezal’s behavior as … 314

  8. 08
    OSHA: Let transgender people choose restrooms

    Following local and national discussion about transgender rights, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released new guidelines covering use of workplace restrooms. 269

  9. 09
    New NAACP president: Dolezal’s actions shouldn’t derail group’s mission

    Naima Quarles-Burnley, the new president of the Spokane NAACP chapter, acknowledged Friday that the community is hurt and angry about the actions of the chapter’s former president, Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal … 269

  10. 10
    Shawn Vestal: Conservatives who cross line to violence sound a lot like those who don’t

    An all-too-familiar tale flew under the radar last week while everyone was talking about you-know-who: A disgruntled yahoo, devoted to his guns and apocalyptic anti-government views, went from talking about … 246

  11. 11
    Global stocks plunge as Greece imposes controls

    LONDON — Global stock markets took a battering today after Greece shuttered its banks for the week and imposed limits on cash withdrawals — developments that have reinforced fears the … 235

  12. 12
    Dolezal keeps quiet as questions persist

    Questions surrounding Spokane’s embattled NAACP president Rachel Dolezal continued to mount Friday as the black man she claims is her father seemed to imply otherwise. Albert Wilkerson Jr., who used … 233

  13. 13
    Sheriff: Extremists are breeding danger

    The political rhetoric from the far right is breeding homegrown dangers, and local police agencies are no more militarized than they’ve ever been. Those were the two main points from … 232

  14. 14
    Speed cameras going up at three Spokane elementary schools

    After months of traffic counts and warnings to drivers passing through school zones, the Spokane City Council agreed to put automated cameras near three Spokane schools to nab speeders. By … 209

  15. 15
    Supreme Court upholds provisions of Obama health care law

    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. 206

  16. 16
    In TV blitz, Rachel Dolezal says white couple may not be her real parents

    NEW YORK – Rachel Dolezal’s daylong media blitz in which she denied that she is a white woman posing as a black woman culminated Tuesday night with a claim that … 205

  17. 17
    Washington, Idaho couples will see their unions recognized nationwide

    The Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states will have only indirect effects on Washington and Idaho, where same-sex couples already are able to marry. Washington voters … 201

  18. 18
    Shawn Vestal: Act against hate; Spokane deserves it

    If you think the NAACP is an important organization with a vital mission, now would be an excellent time to show it. If you think that the city’s ombudsman commission … 199

  19. 19
    Questions about Rachel Dolezal linger as NAACP members react

    Members of the Spokane NAACP chapter plan to demonstrate today over the controversy enveloping their president, Rachel Dolezal, who said Sunday she’s not ready to face them and explain claims … 189

  20. 20
    Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses

    CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its … 181