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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Church in north Spokane littered with flyers promoting neo-Nazi group, race war

“I’m really concerned about the safety of the people at my church,” the church’s pastor said.

Spokane Valley mobile home neighbors upset by dog toy depicting black man being lynched

Two women have asked a neighbor in a Spokane Valley mobile home park to remove a toy they believe is racist from the front of his garage. The man said …

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to ‘white nationalists’

Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to “white nationalists” and “white separatists” and their supporters, two categories it has previously allowed even though it has long banned “white …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Gonzaga Prep reckoning with photo of students in KKK robes in 1968 yearbook

Gonzaga Prep administrators are reckoning with the discovery of a photo in the school’s 1968 yearbook that shows at least three students dressed as Ku Klux Klan members during an …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Westboro Baptist Church plans Spokane demonstrations at Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga

Members of the hatemongering Westboro Baptist Church plan to demonstrate at several locations in Spokane on Thursday and Friday, including Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga University and the Spokane …

Idaho drug and hate crimes see double-digit rate increase

Statewide, Idaho saw a 2 percent increase in its most serious crimes in 2017.

Spotify backtracks on anti-hate policy following criticism

Spotify is backpedaling on its recently announced anti-hate policy after some music industry players criticized it.

Philip Tyler: Spokane should rise above political divisiveness

I have witnessed friends de-friend, associates disassociate and budding relationships become unrelated, all because of party politics and the perceived hate for the other side.

Facebook tightens ad policies after ‘Jew-hater’ fiasco

Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like “Jew-haters” as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.

Religious leaders plan rally as moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency

The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is …

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 …

Charity website flags dozens of nonprofits as hate groups

A website that touts itself as the world’s largest source of information about charities has added a new feature: a warning label on tax-exempt nonprofits accused of spreading hate.

Pepe cartoonist kills off character that became hate symbol

The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol.

ACLU Montana memberships triples, donations increase

The ACLU of Montana says its membership has tripled and an interest from donors and supporters of civil liberties has been heightened.

Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur whose comments on race have been assailed by Democrats and Republicans alike, resigned Tuesday from his senior editor position at Breitbart News. In recent days, …

Southern Poverty Law Center says American hate groups are on the rise

American hate groups – and particularly anti-Muslim groups – are on the rise, fueled in part by the recent presidential election, according to a new report from a liberal-leaning advocacy …

Pullman groups to fight hate in community

Forty-five people packed into a small room at the Daily Grind coffee shop on Main Street on Wednesday evening to discuss ways to combat bullying and cultivate acceptance in the …

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 …

Lewis-Clark State College students, faculty stand silently for peace

Some called it simply a gathering, others a protest. But the individuals assembled at Lewis-Clark State College Thursday agreed the event was about standing up to hate.

Confronting hate one stroke at a time

With every stroke of a paintbrush, the word seemed to disappear. The mayor took a swipe. Ordinary citizens did, too. City Council members, clergy, social justice advocates and organizers, children, …

New Balance distances itself from white supremacist support

Athletic-gear company New Balance is distancing itself from a white supremacist website’s call to support it for statements a company executive made backing Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

KKK dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Goodwill knocked out in Orlando

Animosities and separations are not conditions you are born with. Rather, they are conditions you choose.

New Aryan compound dimly run

The headline in the latest Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report looks like cause for alarm: “Neo-Nazi Builds North Idaho Compound to Replace Defunct Aryan Nations”

GU students promote good cheer heading into BYU game

With so much riding on tonight’s basketball game, Bulldog fans might be expected to raise a few derisive howls against conference rival Brigham Young University, but a Gonzaga University business …

Clark: Hate-mongers’ primary victims all in the family

The Westboro Baptist Church has put the area on notice that they will soon grace us with another hate-soaked visit. This is like cockroaches tipping off a homeowner about an …

George Curry: Hate groups, their profile growing

A plot to kill police officers in Michigan, along with racist and homophobic attacks on members of Congress, are among the painful recent reminders that hatred is still far too …

Sandpoint police investigating swastika vandalism

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Police in Sandpoint say they are investigating vandalism at a home that included a swastika painted on a garage door and slashed tires on three vehicles …

Ore. community comes together against supremacists

A community hall in Eastern Oregon couldn’t hold all of the local residents who showed up Friday to voice concern that a swastika-wearing white supremacist might move himself and his …

Digging out the roots of hate

This semester, Gonzaga University began offering what may be the only course of its kind in the country – an interdisciplinary class in hate studies. Five professors from different departments …