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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016


Task Force Reaches Out To Leith, ND 15 

A blog, Not In Our Town, has started to raise awareness and support for the residents of Leith, N.D., who are fighting an attempted takeover of their town by a white supremacist. You can read more here. On Saturday, the Kootenai County Task Force on...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Costello: Fake Racism Satiates Left 16 

If racism didn't exist, then liberals would have to invent it. And because genuine instances are so rare, liberals do just that. I have plenty of Democrat friends who, even though they know that their party's economic programs create misery, still vote straight Democratic tickets...

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Montana Guv Laments Indian Bias 

“All over Montana, you can walk into a bar, a café or even a school or a courthouse and just listen for a while as people talk to each other,” Schweitzer explained, shortly after noting 93 percent of his state’s population is classified as Caucasian....

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Racist Winkler Explains Sheriff Run 11 

Shaun Winkler wants to be the Bonner County Sheriff and took some time Monday to explain why. Winkler was out Monday afternoon mixing with the public and talking about his campaign goals like cracking down on drug crimes and sexual predators. "I believe it's about...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

Fire Likely Killed Ex-NIdaho Racist 

RE: Randy Weaver fan in Washougal, Wash., shootout/Hate Watch Investigators have recovered two human bodies and four deceased dogs from the ruins of a Washougal home that burned to the ground Wednesday morning as a man fired handguns and rifles to keep emergency responders away,...

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

Esquire Charts INW Racism Fall, Rise

In Esquire's Politics Blog Thursday, essayist Charles P. Pierce provides a lengthy review of the history of white supremacism in North Idaho as well as the MLK Day bomb attempt. He writes: "Both (Norm) Gissel and (Tony) Stewart have noticed an increasing — and increasingly...

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MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

Hucks Poll: Is North Idaho Racist?

Weekend Poll: 23 of 85 respondents (27.06%) checked "none of the above" when asked which weekend game interested them most. 19 voted for the Apple Cup, 14 for Battle in Seattle (Gonzaga vs. Illinois), 12 for the Civil War (Oregon vs. Oregon State), 11 for...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

KootCon: Confederate Flag Not Racist 78 

Kootenai Conservative: All my relatives on my father's side are from the South, and they would tell you it would be a grave mistake to interpret a display of the Confederate flag as a gesture of racism or sympathy with slavery. It's a symbol of...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

Jesuit Calls Out Anti-Indian NICA 

Retiring Jesuit priest Tom Connolly wrote the following form St. Maries Gazette-Record: Unfortunately, those like (North Idaho Citizens Alliance) who want to continue to keep tribes down have organized to seek to prevent them from exercising their long-suppressed rights. In a simple recent instance, Benewah...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010

You Can Be A Racist For Doing Anything 21 

In way of explanation, Charles Dixon comments inside: "You can say that anyone is racist for doing anything. The way the racist charge is getting thrown around these days it would make for a good Dr. Seuss book. It has become that nonsensical." Then, he...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

High Noon: Fed Up With Racism 

I was born in Chicago, a town with its own long history of racial tension, and my parents were hillbillies, one from Texas and one from Tennessee. It would not be surprising to many to learn that my upbringing was steeped in racism, yet it...

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NAACP: Tea Party Tolerates Racism 82 

The Rev. Al Sharpton, front, addresses the media during a news conference at the 101st annual NAACP convention as NAACP President Ben Jealous looks on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. Story here. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)Question: Do you agree with the premise of the NCAA that...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

Institute Targets Supremacists' Flags 

Human rights activists in Coeur d’Alene have decided to fight flags with flags. For months, people have been walking into the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene asking what they can do about two nearby residences flying white supremacist flags, said Rachel Dolezal, the...

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SR: Mistrial Shows Area Fights Fair 

Editorial: Mistrial shows area fights racism with fairness/Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Part of the judge’s responsibility is to make sure that the evidence is delivered properly, which is why he threw a flag over the 911 tape. It probably would have been easier for Luster to let...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

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Old Racist Apologizes To Lawmaker 

Elwin Wilson, left, and Friendship 9 member Willie McCleod, right, look over pictures from civil rights incidents in Rock Hill, S.C., in the 1960s. in downtown Rock Hill recently. Wilson, a former segregationist who jeered and assaulted civil rights leader John Lewis at a South...

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Daily News: UI Fans Embarrass State 23 

UI officials have received complaints from across campus and throughout the state about racial epithets uttered by some Vandal fans during the game. Offensive terms for Hispanics and illegal immigrants reportedly were shouted at one or more opposing players, including the term "dirty Sanchez," which...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2009

IME: Neo-Nazis Remain A Threat 

Hundreds of small cells of would-be terrorists exist throughout the United States. They travel under various names—Ku Klux Klan, National Socialist Movement, Vinlander Social Club, American National Socialist Workers Party, World Wide Church of the Creator, National Alliance, White Aryan Resistance, National Vanguard. To the...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.