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Shawn Vestal: Act against hate; Spokane deserves it

If you think the NAACP is an important organization with a vital mission, now would be an excellent time to show it. If you think that the city’s ombudsman commission …


Spokane NAACP moves forward after Rachel Dolezal controversy

There was a sense of hope, tinged with wariness, at the first Spokane NAACP community meeting since the national furor over former chapter president Rachel Dolezal’s lies about her race. …


Huckleberries: With due credit, CdA Press makes headlines

Reporters Jeff Selle and Maureen Dolan of the Coeur d’Alene Press received due credit in People magazine for breaking the Rachel Dolezal story. After revealing that the local NAACP leader …


Doug Clark: See if you can pass the Rachel Dolezal exposure test

Head fuzzy? Can’t seem to focus? Forget where you left the kids or your pot stash? Yes. I know. And I’m here to help.


New NAACP president: Dolezal’s actions shouldn’t derail group’s mission

Naima Quarles-Burnley, the new president of the Spokane NAACP chapter, acknowledged Friday that the community is hurt and angry about the actions of the chapter’s former president, Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal …


Spokesman-Review gets letter from writer who threatened Dolezal

Another letter that appears to be authored by the same person who sent a packet of threatening photos and racial rants to Rachel Dolezal earlier this year has been received …


UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2015, 7:55 p.m.

Dolezal ousted from ombudsman commission

Rachel Dolezal, the embattled former leader of Spokane’s NAACP branch, was removed this afternoon from the city’s police ombudsman commission.


Three members of police oversight panel, including Rachel Dolezal, asked to resign

Spokane’s independent police oversight panel is in turmoil. Three of its five members, including former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, likely will be removed by the City Council if they …


Clark: Rachel Dolezal mess taints Police Ombudsman Commission

So here we are, less than a year away from the 10th anniversary of that March day when a citizen died because he went into a convenience store for some …


Mayor calls for Rachel Dolezal, two other oversight commission members to resign saying they leaked sensitive information

The actions of former NAACP chairman Rachel Dolezal and two other members of the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission threatened that group’s impartiality and effectiveness, a city investigation has …


As Rachel Dolezal played her game, many of us played along

At the end of February, I saw a social media post about a package of racist, seemingly threatening letters that the head of Spokane’s NAACP chapter said she had received. …


In TV blitz, Rachel Dolezal says white couple may not be her real parents

NEW YORK – Rachel Dolezal’s daylong media blitz in which she denied that she is a white woman posing as a black woman culminated Tuesday night with a claim that …


Spokane NAACP requests restart of hate mail investigation

NAACP leaders have asked the Spokane Police Department to restart investigations of who sent hate mail to the local chapter of the civil rights organization. Police announced last week that …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 3:54 p.m.

Spokane NAACP asks police to continue hate mail investigation

The Spokane chapter of the NAACP released a statement today asking the Spokane Police Department to continue its investigation into allegations of hate mail sent to the chapter.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 7:44 a.m.

Rachel Dolezal tells Today show she identified as black since age 5

NEW YORK — Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon.


Rachel Dolezal’s claims ‘lost the trust’

Once a rising star in the Pacific Northwest’s civil rights movement, Rachel Dolezal’s career was in free fall Monday. She resigned under fire as president of the Spokane chapter of …


Doug Clark: Dolezal at NAACP perfectly OK in fake world

Rachel Dolezal has resigned her NAACP presidency. Aw, say it ain’t so.


Rachel Dolezal commented in 2014 about racial anxiety in childhood, marriage, interviewer recalls

In a series of interviews last year, Rachel Dolezal told an Eastern Washington University art student that her ex-husband expected her to look like a white woman. “She said it …


Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for discrimination

The former NAACP leader accused of being a white woman pretending to be black once sued a historically black university for racial discrimination, claiming Howard University favored black students over …


Rachel Dolezal told student that ex-husband forced her to live as a white woman

Last year Eastern Washington University visual communication design student Lauren Campbell filmed Rachel Dolezal as part of her senior art exhibition focusing on women of color’s life experiences in Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Rachel Dolezal resigns as president of Spokane NAACP

Rachel Dolezal resigned as Spokane NAACP president this morning.


Questions about Rachel Dolezal linger as NAACP members react

Members of the Spokane NAACP chapter plan to demonstrate today over the controversy enveloping their president, Rachel Dolezal, who said Sunday she’s not ready to face them and explain claims …


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2015, 3:57 p.m.

Rachel Dolezal postpones meeting with NAACP board in Spokane

Rachel Dolezal notifed Spokane NAACP members today that a meeting scheduled to take place Monday has been postponed. The meeting was to have allowed Dolezal, the organization’s president, to address …


Spokane officials investigating Rachel Dolezal’s behavior on ombudsman panel

Spokane’s embattled NAACP president faces a challenge on a new front. A source close to Spokane City Hall said city officials have opened an investigation regarding Rachel Dolezal’s behavior as …


Spokane city officials investigating Dolezal’s work as ombudsman commissioner

A source close to Spokane City Hall said city officials have opened an investigation regarding Rachel Dolezal’s behavior as an Office of Police Ombudsman commissioner.


Dolezal promises to address race issue Monday; online petition calls for her to resign

Rachel Dolezal, a local civil rights activist and president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, sent out a statement late Friday promising to address the controversy swirling around her …


Dolezal keeps quiet as questions persist

Questions surrounding Spokane’s embattled NAACP president Rachel Dolezal continued to mount Friday as the black man she claims is her father seemed to imply otherwise. Albert Wilkerson Jr., who used …


College activists divided on response

Disclosures that Rachel Dolezal, a prominent Spokane civil rights activist and president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, may have engaged in a ruse to present herself as a …


Faith and Values: Man can’t improve on God’s design for humanity

“Jurassic World” and our world have far too much in common these days. As the film is released this weekend, millions of us will pay millions more to see man …


The man identified by Rachel Dolezal as her father won’t confirm relationship

The black man who embattled local NAACP president Rachel Dolezal called her father in social media postings said Friday he’s reluctant to comment on the controversy.