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Black woman is taking the place of newspaper editor who urged Klan to ‘ride again’

A black woman is the new editor and publisher of an Alabama newspaper after her predecessor stepped down Thursday following widespread condemnation of his Feb. 14 editorial that called for …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Embattled Virginia governor: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he’s “not going anywhere” because the state “needs …


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 …


Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo; not resigning

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but said he did not intend to heed calls to …


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 …


Christine M. Flowers: Trump’s tweets were un-Christian

The president of a country that has millions of Muslims who serve honorably in our armed services, who obey our laws and who honor our flag should not be tweeting …


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.”


Outside View: Hate speech abhorrent; banning it worse

The moment Americans empower the government to tell them what they can and cannot say, our nation and its cherished democratic principles will be doomed.


The day 30,000 white supremacists in KKK robes marched in the nation’s capital

The Ku Klux Klan was at the height of its popularity when more than 30,000 members – racists and anti-Semites marching 22 abreast and 14 rows deep – paraded down …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Fate of legal marijuana up in air after Senate confirms Sen. Sessions as attorney general

By the end of this week, Washington’s multimillion-dollar recreational marijuana industry may be targeted for federal crackdown.


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.


Klan’s planned parade raises questions about white supremacists in NC

The election of Donald Trump and the people he is choosing as advisers and cabinet members have brought renewed attention to one fan club that the president-elect has tried to …


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.


Trump needs to ‘clean up’ his tweets, Ryan says

Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan said that a tweet that Donald Trump’s campaign sent out attacking Hillary Clinton, which appeared to have an image of the Star Of …


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. …


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.


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review ran an editorial blasting the sensational hit movie, D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation,” as a distortion of history.


Two police officers tied to KKK in Florida

Two police officers are no longer with the city department here after a law enforcement report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan, an official said Monday.


Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue hate-crime charges in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas …


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 …


Students encounter racism after King celebration

About 1,300 students from the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls school districts attended a Martin Luther King Day celebration Friday at North Idaho College.


Man says brother victim of setup

The man who boasted online about taking part in racist protests of taco trucks in Coeur d’Alene and now faces an illegal weapons charge was the victim of government entrapment, …


Taco truck protester was set up, brother says

The man who boasted online about taking part in racist protests of taco-trucks in Coeur d’Alene and now faces an illegal weapons charge was the victim of government entrapment, his …


Postings reveal bomb suspect’s views

He grew up in rural Eastern Washington, played football in high school and worked at a fast-food restaurant as a teen. Childhood friends remember him as quiet and normal – …


Man takes down KKK snowman

A Hayden man who had a snowman in his yard resembling a Ku Klux Klansman holding a noose apparently removed it Wednesday after neighbors called police. Kootenai County sheriff’s Lt. …