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    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

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    Rachel Dolezal resigns as president of Spokane NAACP

    Rachel Dolezal resigned as Spokane NAACP president this morning. 429

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    Rachel Dolezal told student that ex-husband forced her to live as a white woman

    Last year Eastern Washington University visual communication design student Lauren Campbell filmed Rachel Dolezal as part of her senior art exhibition focusing on women of color’s life experiences in Spokane. 110

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    Ammonia warning lifted in Wenatchee

    Officials in Wenatchee say ammonia that was leaking from a fruit-packing plant that burned has dissipated and people nearby no longer need to shelter in place. Crews continue to working … 11

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    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

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    Paradiso music fest fan dies in hospital

    A fan attending the Paradiso electronic music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in Central Washington died at a Wentachee hospital Sunday, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. 2

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    First Amendment protects profanity against police

    The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a citizen has the First Amendment right to call police abusive names and yell profanity while they’re investigating a crime. 50

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    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

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    Police oversight panelists say Rachel Dolezal said father was black police officer

    Rachel Dolezal’s misrepresentations may extend beyond her racial and ethnic background. The civil rights advocate portrayed herself as the daughter of a black Oakland police officer when seeking appointment to … 88

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    Mayor calls for Rachel Dolezal, two other oversight commission members to resign saying they leaked sensitive information

      The actions of former NAACP chairman Rachel Dolezal and two other members of the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission threatened that group’s impartiality and effectiveness, a city investigation has … 142

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    Spokane Tribe signs deal with Hard Rock

    The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel on the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it gets the final go ahead. 64

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    WSU President Elson Floyd dies after battle with cancer

    Elson S. Floyd, whose love for education took him from writing math problems in the sand as a boy when his family could not afford paper to the leader of … 19

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    Dolezal promises to address race issue Monday; online petition calls for her to resign

    Rachel Dolezal, a local civil rights activist and president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, sent out a statement late Friday promising to address the controversy swirling around her … 92

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    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

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    Three Spokane Shock players investigated in theft at Las Vegas lounge

    What happens in Vegas may not always stay in Vegas – especially if it’s caught on video. The Las Vegas Police Department is investigating three players from the Spokane Shock … 21

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    The man identified by Rachel Dolezal as her father won’t confirm relationship

    The black man who embattled local NAACP president Rachel Dolezal called her father in social media postings said Friday he’s reluctant to comment on the controversy. 33

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    Shoplifting suspect dies after he is detained by grocery store employee

    A shoplifting suspect died in Coeur d’Alene Wednesday night after he was detained and held on the ground by a loss prevention officer from a nearby grocery store, police said. 97

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    3-year-old Spirit Lake boy found dead in car

    A 3-year-old boy died, of apparent heat exposure, while trapped inside a car with two dogs in Spirit Lake.

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    National office of NAACP stands behind Rachel Dolezal

    The national office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is standing behind Rachel Dolezal, the embattled Spokane chapter leader under fire for representing herself as a … 89

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    Body found in burned car in north Spokane

    Spokane police are investigating a body found in a car fire in north Spokane. 23