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  • Racism, here? Denial convenient, misguided

    Remember the KKK snowman? In December, a Hayden Lake doofus built a 10-foot, pointy-hooded snowman holding a noose in his front yard. Hilarious. Idaho made the news again.


  • Love and hate – it’s all in how you look at it

    Maybe this is what they mean by a love-hate relationship. Call a bigot on their hatred and all they can talk about is love. Their love of white people. Their …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Rally promotes peace, encourages dialogue on race

    They lined up wearing cowboy hats and baseball caps. They came on bikes and in strollers, some using walkers and a few leaning on canes, and a bit of spring …


  • Race, religion figure in GU hate studies conference

    Several high-profile experts in combating hate will address racism, violence based on religion and similar topics at a Gonzaga University-sponsored conference this week. The Second International Conference on Hate Studies …


  • Brothers sentenced to probation, community service for racial harassment

    Two Coeur d’Alene brothers convicted of racially harassing a Puerto Rican man in August 2009 were sentenced Monday to two years supervised probation – including 300 hours of community service …


  • Editorial: Bomb arrest underscores importance of vigilance

    The Inland Northwest can be thankful that an arrest has been made in the case of the backpack bomb placed near the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route. It’s …


  • Motion may delay Tankovich sentencing

    A Kootenai County judge on Friday heard motions for a new trial from two brothers convicted in October in a hate-crime trial. Judge John Luster didn’t rule Friday, but indicated …


  • Juror conduct at issue in CdA hate-crime verdict

    A Kootenai County judge on Friday said he’d never had an inquiry by a juror similar to one made during deliberations in an October hate-crime trial that has caused defense …


  • Racist fliers posted along Coeur d’Alene highway

    The Coeur d’Alene Police are looking for the men suspected of plastering telephone poles along U.S. Highway 95 with racist fliers on Tuesday.


  • Racist graffiti drawn on street

    A retired police chief for the city of Coeur d’Alene awoke Wednesday morning to find a swastika and the words “white power” painted in the roadway outside his Hayden home. …


  • Aryans seek new city

    An Aryan Nations member from Athol visited John Day, Ore., last week, making clear his plan to set up a headquarters compound in that rural town. “They just came by …


  • Bigotry’s embers need constant monitoring

    “… the flames of Saturday night’s cross might be out, but the kind of needless hatred and bigotry they spread apparently isn’t going to be quickly snuffed.”


  • Scourge of Hatred

    In a small house in Coeur d’Alene, 89-year-old Sid Rosen lives out his sunset years going through his life’s mementos. ■ Tucked away in a box, the World War II …


  • Man reports race-based assault

    A man was racially harassed and assaulted shortly after midnight Saturday in Coeur d’Alene while walking home from the grocery store. The man told police that he was walking along …


  • Vandalism of car in CdA follows racist epithets

    Someone early Friday spray-painted swastikas on a car outside the downtown Coeur d’Alene home of a woman who regularly has African-American friends visiting. In addition, about two weeks ago, some …


  • NAACP leader urges action against racism

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke of the city’s “long history” of standing against crimes based on race at a news conference Wednesday. City …


  • North Idaho men cited for distributing racist fliers

    Three men were cited for misdemeanors over the weekend after Coeur d’Alene residents found racists fliers in their yards.


  • U.S. will boycott U.N. conference on racism

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will boycott “with regret” a U.N. conference on racism this week over objectionable language in the meeting’s final document that could single out Israel for …


  • Digging out the roots of hate

    This semester, Gonzaga University began offering what may be the only course of its kind in the country – an interdisciplinary class in hate studies. Five professors from different departments …


  • Planned Parenthood unhurt by racism charge

    Planned Parenthood of Idaho has had no decline in donations or demand for health services in the wake of accusations that it encouraged a donation aimed at aborting black babies. …


  • Racial remarks prompt new trial

    A Spokane County Superior Court judge has ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice case where a Spokane attorney of Japanese descent was repeatedly referred to as “Mr. Kamikaze” …


  • Lawyer says Japanese heritage affected verdict

    The medical malpractice verdict in Spokane County Superior Court was read on Dec. 7, 2007 – Pearl Harbor Day.


  • Race Incidents Reported At Gu Man Yells Racial Slurs; Black’s Car Vandalized

    Two more racial incidents were reported at Gonzaga University over the weekend after three black law students were targeted by a racist letter last Friday. On Sunday night, campus security …


  • Scheduled Execution Is Called Lynching

    About 200 people rallied Saturday to protest the scheduled execution of a journalist convicted of shooting a Philadelphia police officer to death in 1981. “The lynching they’re planning in Philadelphia …

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