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Donald Trump and the Inland Northwest can’t rest in the fight against prejudice

The response to a racial slur at Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center was heartening, but foes of prejudice must remain vigilant.


Coeur d’Alene exhibit shows downfall of local white supremacists

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.


Human rights group presents annual awards

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations gave its annual Civil Rights Award to two board members of the newly formed Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, Spokane County …


Education Association leader to speak on human rights in Coeur d’Alene

The director of the nation’s largest labor union will speak at the annual Human Rights Banquet in Coeur d’Alene on April 22. John Stocks has been executive director of the …


Spokane County forms new task force directed at combating hate crimes

A new, 23-member task force made up of Spokane County religious, community and government leaders will seek to help victims of hate crimes and fight discrimination across the county.


Idaho state lawmaker’s Confederate flag photo disappointing to some

An Idaho state representative’s Facebook post of herself posing with a Confederate flag has touched a nerve in the state, which still resents being associated with the racism of Richard …


Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal’s claims about background disputed

Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2015, 6:24 p.m.

Credibility of local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal questioned

Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely …


Coeur d’Alene students, Spokane reverend speak during MLK program

Danielle Sablan of Skyway Elementary School stood before an auditorium packed with fellow Coeur d’Alene fifth-graders Thursday morning and spoke of her dream of a world at peace. “Let’s reach …


Doctors group questions North Idaho’s racist past

BOISE – North Idaho’s reputation as a haven for white supremacists, deserved or not, likely won’t be an impediment for a doctors group booking a conference here in 2015. The …


Benewah Human Rights Coalition wins civil rights award

A human rights organization in Benewah County has received this year’s Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Civil Rights Award. The Benewah Human Rights Coalition was presented the award …


Gandhi’s grandson to address human rights event

Mohandas Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the 14th annual human rights banquet hosted by the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. The event …


Human rights dialogue revs up

After racist literature was distributed throughout the region in 2009, a North Idaho anti-racism group mobilized leaders in Kootenai and Spokane counties to send a message at a news conference …


Downtown bomb linked to hate crimes

The hunt for the person who left the bomb targeting marchers in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade will focus on two aspects: forensics and the region’s violent history with …


Leaders mark 10 years since verdict that crippled Aryan Nations

On Sept. 7, 2000, a Kootenai County jury rendered a $6.3 million verdict against the Aryan Nations and its leader, Richard Butler. That action bankrupted the racist organization, severely diminishing …


Event set to mark Aryan Nations trial

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations next month will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the civil trial that bankrupted the Aryan Nations and leader Richard Butler.


Tribe blasts county leaders

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians is outraged that Kootenai County commissioners appealed the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision to place about 140 acres of tribal land under trust …


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 …


Youth urges peers to try to help others

At the tender age of 12, Zach Bonner is a seasoned activist. The Florida sixth-grader has raised thousands of dollars for homeless children, organized drives that sent backpacks filled with …


At 12, boy’s walked an activist’s path

In 2004, when Hurricane Charley devastated parts of Florida, 6-year-old Zach Bonner decided to try to help his neighbors who had no water. Going from door to door, pulling his …


Swastika pasted on CdA human rights center

Employees of the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene arrived at work this morning to discover a swastika sticker on the front door.


Officials promise ‘boldness’ against Aryans

Criminal citations and civil lawsuits are options. But the recent surge in racist activity is best dealt with by a unified community dedicated to rejecting discrimination and hate, leaders from …