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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

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 …

Actor Adam Driver’s claim of Indiana KKK rallies accurate

A museum official who questioned “Star Wars” actor Adam Driver’s recent comments about remembering frequent Ku Klux Klan rallies during his youth in northern Indiana now acknowledges he was wrong.

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

‘Mississippi Burnings’ killer Killen dies in prison at 92

Mississippi’s corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Priest who used to be KKK member apologizes 40 years later

Four decades after a Catholic priest who was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross on a black couple’s lawn, he finally wrote them an apology.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Black Lives Matter protest unfolds after white supremacist pleads not guilty to hate crime

A Black Lives Matter protest began in the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after two white men accused of hates crimes pleaded not guilty.

Virginia Confederate statue vandalized on successive nights

A Confederate statue in Virginia has been vandalized for the second night in a row.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Assault victim recounts alleged attack by white supremacist in Spokane: ‘He’s gonna kill me’

Since leaving North Carolina in 1968, Norris Cooley never thought his life would be in danger because of the color of his skin – until a man with a “white …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime

In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Police make hate crime arrest after ‘skinhead’ suspected of punching black man and shooting his house

A 66-year-old black man was the victim of a seemingly random hate crime Sunday evening

Sticker saying ‘The KKK Wants You’ found in Portland school

A Portland student says he found a sticker in one of his school’s bathrooms that reads, “The KKK Wants You.”

University of Oregon gives new name to dorm originally named after KKK leader

University of Oregon officials have settled on a new name for a dormitory formerly named after a Ku Klux Klan leader.

White-power groups banding together, but for how long?

White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together. That’s why it’s something of a feat that an alliance of white-power groups born in a KKK bar in …

Ex-Washington student gets probation in racial threat case

A former Washington state college student who allegedly wrote “let’s lynch her” on a social media post concerning a student leader at Western Washington University will spend six months on …

KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label

In today’s racially charged environment, there’s a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy.

Kansas cheerleader suspended over KKK Snapchat pic

A University of Kansas cheerleader has been suspended from cheering after a photo was posted on her Snapchat account linking the Ku Klux Klan with President-elect Donald Trump.

‘White Lives Matter’ protesters rally Saturday afternoon near Blue Bridge

Wearing a black ball cap with a Klu Klux Klan emblem, Daniel Scott traveled from Yakima to Clarkston to stand for three hours Saturday on a swath of green-belt grass …

Ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke to debate at historically black college

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and current Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke will participate in a debate at historically black Dillard University.

University of Oregon president recommends renaming dorm named after KKK boss

The University of Oregon’s president is recommending renaming a campus dormitory building named after a former faculty member who led the Eugene chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, following demands …

100 years ago in Spokane: At picnic, electric company employees highlight safety logo in KKK costumes

From our archives, 100 years ago It took 44 special streetcars, packed to the gills, to transport all of the revelers to Washington Water Power’s annual picnic in Natatorium Park.

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. …

10 stabbed, beaten at white nationalist rally in California

A clash between right-wing protesters and counter protesters outside the California state Capitol left at least six people with stab wounds Sunday.

Protesters in KKK brawl released from jail pending charges

Ku Klux Klan members and counter-protesters involved in a bloody melee at a Southern California park have been released from jail without criminal charges, authorities said Thursday.

N. Idaho sheriff candidate defends cross burning

A white power activist campaigning to be the next Bonner County sheriff hosted a cross burning last week with fellow Ku Klux Klan members and is defending the ceremony as …

Idaho’s sole black legislator invited to join KKK

BOISE — Idaho’s only black lawmaker said receiving a direct mailing from the Ku Klux Klan has only bolstered her resolve to fight prejudice. Childhood memories of a cross burning …