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Former reporter Bill Morlin reflects on his interactions 24 years ago with Danny Lewis Lee, the skinhead murderer executed early Tuesday morning.
A park maintenance crew discovered the tree in two pieces Wednesday morning, snapped near the base of the trunk. They believe it was vandalized the previous night and have filed a police report.
The North Idaho College Foundation announced it sold the 20-acre site of the former Aryan Nations headquarters last week after putting it on the market less than a year ago.
The former site of the Aryan Nations compound near Hayden Lake will soon be put up for sale. The North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped 20-acre property along Rimrock Road and put the proceeds into an endowment for human rights education.
Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible for sending racist, anti-Semitic robocalls to thousands of phones across the country.
The man seeking to unseat Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich claims that he helped bring down the Aryan Nations, was a member of the sheriff’s dive team and was the leading real estate agent in Spokane Valley for two decades. Court records and long-time acquaintances tell a different story.
A radical racist who once served as the personal bodyguard of Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler has died. Gary Lee Yarbrough, who later joined a neo-Nazi splinter group known as The Order, died of liver cancer early Monday in a hospice center in Pueblo, Colorado, according to his wife, Susan Hillman Yarbrough. He was 62.
Gov. Butch Otter recalled Idaho’s experience with neo-Nazi white supremacists, when the Aryan Nations was headquartered in North Idaho–and called on Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who had remained mum for 3 days, to join the other three members of Idaho’s congressional delegation in denouncing white supremacist violence. Tuesday evening, Labrador did...
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 – and called on Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who had remained mum, to join the other three members of Idaho’s congressional delegation in denouncing white supremacist violence. On Tuesday evening, Labrador did so.
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. Unity March. A bloodbath awaited them.
Marshall Mend, a self-made millionaire, says helping drive Richard Butler and his Aryan Nations from the region never gave him a sleepless night.
Steve Cameron of the Coeur d'Alene Press interviewed two white Christian veterans re: the controversial American Redoubt movement. Ex-Californian Don Bradway, a local GOP precinct committeeman who was quoted extensively in a Washington Post article about Redoubters, says his cause has no connection to the former Aryan Nations.
A Press writer opines that Cda is still tainted with an Aryan brush. Agree or disagree? Cindy "...people who have never set foot in North Idaho seem to think we’ve all retreated to bunkers with our racist pals, waiting for war — or the Apocalypse, or collapse of the government, or “progressive traitors” trying to repeal the Second Amendment."
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.
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 a smaller group, a specific target and a specific plan. A bomb. Valentino nodded as they spoke. The men trusted the flamboyantly dressed, guitar-playing wrestling promoter who’d endeared himself to the Aryan Nations’ decidedly macho membership. What Robert Winslow and Stephen Nelson didn’t know that day 25 years ago was that within a year, they’d both be in federal prison because of Valentino’s testimony.
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, was a smaller group, a specific target and a specific plan. A bomb.
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 was 69. The federal prison in Victorville, California, has listed him as deceased Sept. 4, and officials have notified Steele’s wife, Cyndi Steele, according to news releases.
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 was 69.
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 attempted murder-for-hire of his wife. Steele claimed improper jury instructions and other errors in his conviction, but a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected those claims in a decision issued Thursday.