Stories tagged: Aryan Nations
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Otter condemns violent white supremacy, calls on Labrador to do the same – and Labrador does
Asked about the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virgina, Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday recalled Idaho’s own experience with neo-Nazi white supremacists, when the Aryan Nations was headquartered in North Idaho …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Investigation of Kevin Harpham’s 2011 planned MLK March bombing in Spokane turned terrorism into an FBI case study
Hundreds of marchers gathered in downtown Spokane on the morning of Jan. 17, 2011, for speeches and a show of solidarity as part of the the Martin Luther King Jr. …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Doug Clark: Marshall Mend first taught himself how to succeed, then taught Coeur d’Alene how to do it, too
Marshall Mend, a self-made millionaire, says helping drive Richard Butler and his Aryan Nations from the region never gave him a sleepless night.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene exhibit shows downfall of local white supremacists
Human rights activists in North Idaho have opened an exhibit detailing the downfall of the white supremacists movement that tainted the region’s image nationally for decades.
Tue., June 2, 2015
Former wrestler helped take down Aryan Nations
MEDFORD, Ore. – Sitting in the living room of his home in Coeur d’Alene, Rico Valentino listened as two white supremacists hatched a scheme. What was needed, they said, was …
Mon., June 1, 2015, 8:54 a.m.
Wrestling promoter led double life as informant
MEDFORD, Ore. — Sitting in the living room of his home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Rico Valentino listened as two white supremacists hatched a scheme. What was needed, they said, …
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014
Lawyer who defended Aryan Nations dies in prison
Edgar Steele, the North Idaho attorney who first gained notoriety for defending Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler and later was imprisoned for plotting to kill his wife, is dead. He …
Fri., Sept. 5, 2014, 8:31 a.m.
North Idaho attorney Edgar Steele, convicted for plotting to kill wife, dead at 69
Edgar Steele, the North Idaho attorney who first gained notoriety for defending Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler and was later imprisoned for plotting to kill his wife, is dead. He …
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013
Edgar Steele’s murder-for-hire conviction appeal fails
A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from Edgar Steele, the self-proclaimed “attorney for the damned” from North Idaho, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2012
New Aryan compound dimly run
The headline in the latest Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report looks like cause for alarm: “Neo-Nazi Builds North Idaho Compound to Replace Defunct Aryan Nations”
Thu., May 10, 2012
N. Idaho sheriff candidate defends cross burning
A white power activist campaigning to be the next Bonner County sheriff hosted a cross burning last week with fellow Ku Klux Klan members and is defending the ceremony as …
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2012, 11:53 a.m.
N. Idaho sheriff candidate hosts cross burning
SANDPOINT — A white power activist campaigning to be the next sheriff of Bonner County hosted a cross burning last week with fellow members of the Idaho Ku Klux Klan.
Mon., March 19, 2012, 6:47 a.m.
N. Idaho white supremacist runs for county sheriff
SANDPOINT, Idaho — A white supremacist in North Idaho wants to be the next Bonner County sheriff, saying federal overreach motivated him to run for the office.
Fri., July 15, 2011
Girl leaves Aryan past behind
Kelty Walker grew up in an isolated trailer house in the woods outside Blanchard, Idaho. “We took five dirt roads to get to the trailer,” she said. “It was out …
Wed., June 15, 2011
Tried and convicted, Steele now has plenty to say
Edgar Steele is taking off the muzzle. He’s writing. Talking to the press. Setting the record straight.
Sun., May 15, 2011
Huckleberries: As fortune would have it, they’re basking in presence of children
Most of us enjoy reading fortune cookie messages. They’re fun and generic like horoscope predictions. But Coeur d’Alene water superintendent Jim Markley and his wife, Debbie, don’t take the fortunes …
Tue., May 10, 2011
Near-victim takes devotion to a whole new reality
Edgar Steele, former Aryan Nations shyster, was found guilty late last week of hiring some thug to blow his wife, Cyndi, (and her mother) to smithereens. Can’t say I didn’t …
Wed., April 27, 2011
Man says brother victim of setup
The man who boasted online about taking part in racist protests of taco trucks in Coeur d’Alene and now faces an illegal weapons charge was the victim of government entrapment, …
Tue., April 26, 2011, 3:01 p.m.
Taco truck protester was set up, brother says
The man who boasted online about taking part in racist protests of taco-trucks in Coeur d’Alene and now faces an illegal weapons charge was the victim of government entrapment, his …
Thu., April 21, 2011
Arrested felon posted to racist website
A Whitman County man who bragged online about being involved with racist taco-truck protests in Kootenai County was arrested on a federal gun charge Wednesday. Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop, who …
Wed., April 20, 2011, 6:06 p.m.
Felon arrested on gun charge linked to taco stand protests
The FBI has arrested a Whitman County man on a federal gun charge. Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop, who describes himself as an anti-race mixing activist on the racist website Vanguard …
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Taco can be the way to answer region’s racists
Matt Anderson grew up not far from the old Aryan Nations compound. He’s seen all the haters have to offer, but he didn’t necessarily expect them to come out against …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
Aryan Nations denies role in downtown bomb placement
A leader of the Aryan Nations on Saturday issued a statement denying involvement with a bomb left at Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March on Monday. Morris Gullett, a …
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, 7:43 p.m.
Verner: ‘This is not who we are’
The Spokane-area community joined this morning to discuss the attempted bombing along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March on Monday.
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, 7:13 p.m.
Aryan Nations condemns use of terror
A leader of the Aryan Nations on Saturday issued a statement denying involvement with a bomb left at Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March last week.
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
Downtown bomb linked to hate crimes
The hunt for the person who left the bomb targeting marchers in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade will focus on two aspects: forensics and the region’s violent history with …
Sun., Jan. 16, 2011
Longtime activist joins human rights panel
Marshall Mend has seen North Idaho make great strides with human rights, he says. But there’s always more to do.
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010
Leaders mark 10 years since verdict that crippled Aryan Nations
On Sept. 7, 2000, a Kootenai County jury rendered a $6.3 million verdict against the Aryan Nations and its leader, Richard Butler. That action bankrupted the racist organization, severely diminishing …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010
Plea in North Idaho pipe bomb case postponed
A plea hearing for the hit-man-turned-informant in an alleged North Idaho murder plot was postponed Tuesday because the suspect was reluctant to acknowledge that the pipe bomb he’s accused of …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010, 6:15 p.m.
North Idaho marks 10 years since Aryan Nations verdict
Ten years ago, on Sept. 7, 2000, a Kootenai County jury rendered a $6.3 million verdict against the Aryan Nations and its leader, Richard Butler. That action bankrupted the racist …