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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

‘Many people agree with me’: Trump digs in on racist tweets

Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Sandpoint man’s racist robocalls offer defense of Spokane transit executive

A white supremacist living in Sandpoint appears to be responsible for another spate of vitriolic automated phone calls, this time targeting Spokane-area residents in response to criticism of a Spokane …


Heineken pulls light beer commercial after racism complaints

Heineken has removed a commercial for its light beer after some complaints that it was racist.


Racist flyers posted in downtown Spokane

Posters from a prominent white nationalist group with a history of posting material in the Spokane area were recently discovered and removed from a downtown intersection.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

EWU students to hold rally in response to racist flyers

Eastern Washington University students held a “unity rally” Tuesday afternoon in response to racist flyers that were left on the Cheney campus earlier this month.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Car in Kendall Yards tagged with racist graffiti

A car parked in Kendall Yards was tagged over the weekend with racist graffiti.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Sandpoint racist flyer suspect identified

For more than a year, Sandpoint has been plagued by racist propaganda, from flyers targeting city leaders to CDs left on cars in a high school parking lot. Police now …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Racist propaganda on CDs left on cars parked at Sandpoint High School

More than 50 compact discs filled with racist propaganda were placed on the windshields of dozens of cars in the Sandpoint High School parking lot on Thursday, the school’s Cedar …


Facebook tightens ad policies after ‘Jew-hater’ fiasco

Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like “Jew-haters” as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.


Racist fliers target Sandpoint mayor

Sandpoint Shelby Rognstad and others have been the target of racist fliers since April. Churches, elected officials and members of the community spoke out against the hateful literature on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Gathering outside City Hall calls for peace, unity after Virginia violence

About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second …


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur during HBO show

Bill Maher apologized Saturday for using of a racial slur to describe himself as a house slave during a live segment for his HBO talk show.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Neighbors decry vulgar signs at ‘bikini barista’ stand in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood

Alicia Hoover stood at a bus stop in the Hillyard neighborhood and squinted at a street sign a block away. “Two things certain in life,” the sign read on Tuesday …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

WSU President Kirk Schulz launches investigation into racist video

A racist video, much of which was filmed last year at a Trump rally at Washington State University, surfaced on social media this week, prompting outrage by students and another …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Fliers at WSU targeting ‘illegal aliens’ appear to be from white supremacist group

Fliers urging people to report “illegal aliens” to immigration authorities were found on the Washington State University campus Tuesday and appear to be the work of a white supremacist group.


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.


Boise High School covers old Native American logo

An Idaho school district has painted over a mural that some considered disrespectful to Native Americans.


Dana Milbank: Can’t be shocked Trump is racist

The things Trump is doing now — disparaging the “Mexican” judge, disqualifying Muslim judges, calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” and singling out “my African-American” – is very much in line …


Donald Trump called a racist by Democratic congressman

Donald Trump’s criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a racist, a Democratic congressman said Monday, and …


Shawn Vestal: Newsmakers self-identify however they please

So: Patrick Rushing isn’t a racist. And Rachel Dolezal is black. That’s how they identify, at least.


Suit against doctor yields $813,000

A Spokane jury awarded $813,000 this week to a woman whose foot was amputated following the wrong diagnosis by a local physician. It was the second time a jury heard …


North Idaho murder-for-hire case reset

The attorney who unsuccessfully defended the Aryan Nations in the landmark 2000 case that bankrupted the racist organization was due to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene …


Aryan Says Board To Pick His Successor Compound May Leave Idaho, Richard Butler Tells Skinheads

The 78-year-old founder and leader of the Aryan Nations says he’s appointing a board to select his successor. The board will decide whether to keep the white supremacy church in …