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‘Alt-right’ group regains IRS tax-exempt status

The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit operated by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who has been banned from using mainstream online platforms to raise money.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s failure to condemn the bigots of the alt-right tars his presidency

How can a president as successful as Donald Trump be so unpopular?


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

Republicans distance themselves from Allsup; Knezovich says he warned the party

Republican leaders continued to distance themselves from white nationalist James Allsup on Thursday, saying the Spokane County GOP chairwoman made an error in judgment when she introduced Allsup during a …


Michael Gerson: This will never be normal or moral

One of the current complaints of the Trump right concerns the treatment given to Alex Jones by Facebook, which has temporarily banned the radio host for videos that violated “community …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Alt-right provocateur James Allsup makes WSU appearance, advocates for Identity Evropa

James Allsup, the controversial former president of the WSU College Republicans, again sparked protests on the Pullman campus this week when he appeared at a College Republican event as a …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

Spokane keeps its peace as Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson stages event

Fears of violence were quashed Sunday as political rallies for and against a conservative U.S. Senate candidate who’s become a magnet for the alt-right went off without a hitch.


Settlement resolves lawsuit over Pepe the Frog paintings

The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has resolved a copyright infringement lawsuit that accused a Missouri woman of misusing the character to sell hate-promoting oil paintings.


Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite ‘hate group’ surge

The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a “hipper” brand of hate, according …


Controversial former head of WSU college republicans reelected; results dismissed on procedural grounds

James Allsup, the controversial former president of the WSU College Republicans who stepped down last summer after appearing at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was reelected to the …


A year after the ‘Trump wall,’ WSU navigates issues of speech and diversity

WSU President Kirk Schulz said it will take a lot more work to heal the campus after what has been a tiring and tumultuous year.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

20 years ago, Gonzaga took up the study of hate

A Gonzaga institute that was the first to study hate holds an international conference next weekend.


Mayors taking swift action to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville

City officials across the country are nervously trying to figure out how to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville, Virginia, as alt-right leaders and white nationalist groups vow to stage more …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Gathering outside City Hall calls for peace, unity after Virginia violence

About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second …


Pepe lives: Cartoonist resurrecting frog hijacked by trolls

Pepe the Frog is coming back from the dead. Cartoonist Matt Furie told the Associated Press that he intends to resurrect the character he killed off last month in what …


Montana ski town roiled by white supremacist ‘troll army’

The ski resort town of Whitefish, 6,600 people strong in a valley just west of Glacier National Park about 60 miles from the Canadian border, is an unlikely flashpoint between …


Twitter ends ban of notorious white nationalist Richard Spencer

A month after Twitter suspended Richard Spencer’s account, it has given the megaphone back. Spencer, a self-professed founder of the “alt-right” movement advocating for a whites-only state, seems to want …


Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.


Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts

Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called “alt-right” in an apparent purge.