Stories tagged: race
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
If a New Year’s resolution isn’t enough to convince you to lace up your running shoes, perhaps you need a reminder that Bloomsday is four months away.
Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
Bed Bath & Beyond has removed pumpkins painted black with white mouths following complaints they were offensive because they resembled blackface.
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who killed her unarmed black neighbor inside his apartment are working to sort out potential biases …
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019
The summer solstice is best known for being the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, but for the past eight years, it has also been …
Sun., May 5, 2019
It was during a 2017 trip to Butte, a month after he ran the 2017 Bloomsday for the 38th time, that Steve Lee felt off.
Sat., May 4, 2019
Downtown roads will close at 5 a.m., and participants are reminded that backpacks aren’t allowed on the Bloomsday course due to safety concerns. If you’re looking for last-minute registration and …
Fri., March 1, 2019
It’s natural for kids to notice differences between people they meet, says Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and the author of “ ‘Why Are All …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Children too young or inexperienced to participate in the annual Bloomsday race in Spokane can again participate in the smaller Junior Bloomsday run, which will resume after a two-decade hiatus.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018
Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation’s demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn’t quieted critics who …
Sun., July 8, 2018
Last week, the Trump administration announced it would
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018
Rachel Dolezal made her first public appearance in court Wednesday morning on accusations of stealing from the Washington welfare system.
Sun., May 20, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Between officials and reformers, a growing rift in efforts to improve Spokane’s criminal justice system
We have plenty to be proud of in the city’s push towards a fairer criminal justice system. But two years after receiving an award from the MacArthur Foundation, a significant …
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018
Preliminary estimates showed 38,187 people crossed the Bloomsday finish line on Sunday, marking the seventh straight year that participation has declined. That figure, which is subject to change because of …
Thu., April 26, 2018
Sandpoint man set to run 100 miles in firefighting gear to promote a healthy, cancer-fighting lifestyle
Gwen LeTutour strains against the laces on his large, cumbersome firefighting boots, pulling the leather tight against his intricately tape-wrapped feet and ankles. He shrugs on his heavy black and …
Sat., March 10, 2018
Masked Mexican rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos, wearing a purple three-piece suit, is paired with Britney Spears in a Wonder Woman costume. Their child is a tiny albino Marcos, smoking a …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says …” Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the influential author and journalist, has deleted his widely followed Twitter account, writing “peace, y’all. I’m out.”
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Posters reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have generated various responses since they were found and removed Monday morning from Glenn Terrell Mall on the Washington State University campus.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Before the 2018 Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday, many prognosticators thought the race for album of the year would boil down to two artists: British pop star Ed Sheeran for …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Essentially, Gillespie turned the Virginia gubernatorial race into a cultural war, much as Trump did with the 2016 election. But this time, the cultural warrior lost, as he sorely deserved …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter’s black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
When Stephen Craig Paddock – a white American – was identified as the gunman who rained bullets on multitudes at a Las Vegas concert, he was quickly characterized as a …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but is it terrorism? While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
After a grueling three-hour trial through an arid, obstacle-laden swath of California’s Olympic Valley, Spokane athlete Alyssa Hawley, 27, claimed the bronze at the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Saturday.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, “What the hell do you have to lose?” An answer …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
An undercover St. Louis police officer and an Air Force lieutenant who lives in the neighborhood were among several people who say they were forcibly arrested last weekend even though …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a …