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Leonard Pitts Jr.: RFK and the nation we might have been

It made my mother scream. That’s what I remember. I had been lying dozy in bed, but at the sound of her, I scrambled into the living room. She was …

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Busboy who held dying RFK speaks of lingering pain

Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade.

Claire Rudolf Murphy: Fifty years on, King and Kennedy call us to action

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Sen. Robert Kennedy stood on the back of a truck, in a black neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana. But instead of telling people why …

Opinions offer historical perspective

A glimpse back at history can offer perspective on current events.

Panel denies parole to Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy

For the 15th time, officials have denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing from another person who was shot that night and called …

Whittaker legend lives on 50 years after Kennedy climb

On Tuesday, Bobby Whittaker, 48, was driving from his Seattle home for a morning workout on Mount Si when he answered the phone. “It’s a 4-mile grunt with 3,150 feet …

Kennedy postpones tonight’s speech

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s scheduled fundraising speech tonight at Gonzaga University was indefinitely postponed Wednesday. Spokane Riverkeeper and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, the event sponsors, said in a news release …