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Kevin Harpham

Bomb attempt at MLK march: Key person

Kevin William Harpham is a 36-year-old ex-soldier with no major criminal record but ties to the white supremacist movement. He had been living in a home he built on 10 acres of land on a Stevens County hillside south of Colville. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization, said Harpham in 2004 was a member of the National Alliance. The group was founded by the late William Pierce, whose novel “The Turner Diaries” was believed to be the blueprint behind the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh.