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Police say threats led to blows, charges

A self-proclaimed skinhead was knocked unconscious by a black man after threatening to stab him last weekend in Bayview, Idaho, officials said Friday. Daren Christopher Abbey, 28, was booked into …


MLK bomb suspect indicted on new charges

A grand jury indicted Martin Luther King, Jr. march bomb suspect Kevin William Harpham on a federal hate crime charge today.


Police: Dispute between teen girls led to hate-crime probe

Vandalism investigated as a possible religious hate crime was the result of a dispute between two teenage girls, Spokane police say.


Brothers guilty of racially harassing man

Following the third trial in eight months, two Coeur d’Alene brothers were found guilty Thursday of racially harassing and threatening a Hispanic man in August 2009. Sentencing was set for …


Defendant has tattoos linked to Aryan beliefs

The tattoos on a man accused of racially harassing a Hispanic man last summer are common symbols representing Aryan neo-Nazi beliefs, the Idaho Department of Correction’s top official on gang …


Third hate crime trial begins for brothers

The third round of a hate crime trial opened Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene, with two brothers accused of racially harassing a Hispanic man in the summer of 2009. The first …


Unfurling banners of racial tolerance

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 …


Attempted robbery called hate crime

A man accused of trying to rob a Spokane taco truck owner may have targeted the victim because of his race, new court documents allege. Michael A. Brewer, 22, has …


Bigotry’s embers need constant monitoring

“… the flames of Saturday night’s cross might be out, but the kind of needless hatred and bigotry they spread apparently isn’t going to be quickly snuffed.”


Scourge of Hatred

In a small house in Coeur d’Alene, 89-year-old Sid Rosen lives out his sunset years going through his life’s mementos. ■ Tucked away in a box, the World War II …


Task force joins hate crime probe

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations is offering up to $1,000 for tips leading to the solution of any of the hate crimes that have plagued the Inland …


Reward offered for tips in North Idaho hate crimes

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations is offering up to $1,000 for tips leading to the solution of any of the hate crimes that have plagued the Inland …


Vandals leave racist message

A Coeur d’Alene man of Middle Eastern descent left his pickup parked downtown Thursday night and returned to find it spray-painted with swastikas and a racial slur and a front …


Hate-crimes protection grows

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the first major piece of federal gay rights legislation, a milestone that activists compared to the passage of 1960s civil rights legislation …


Congress adds gays to hate-crimes laws

WASHINGTON – Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved …


House backs law to protect gays

WASHINGTON – A long-debated bill to strengthen the federal hate-crime law to cover violence against gay people was approved by the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday, the first major expansion of …


NAACP leader urges action against racism

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke of the city’s “long history” of standing against crimes based on race at a news conference Wednesday. City …


Rights educator finds noose on porch of Spokane home

A black woman who directs educational programs for Coeur d’Alene’s Human Rights Education Institute awoke Sunday morning to find a noose on the doorstep of her north Spokane home. It …


Federal grand jury indicts 4 in hate crime

BOISE – A federal grand jury has indicted four people accused of committing a hate crime in an attack on a black man outside a southwestern Idaho store on the …


Fires Destroy 2 Predominantly White Churches In South

A rural, predominantly white church was destroyed by fire before daybreak Friday. The only thing salvaged from its 129-year-old sanctuary was the white cross from the steeple that had fallen …


Arrests Prompt Army To Probe Hate Group Ties

Army Secretary Togo D. West Jr. announces the investigation of soldier participation in hate groups. Photo by Associated Press