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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

MLK rally speakers call out Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ hecklers

While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Dialogue key to keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’ alive

Local leaders, before crowds of about 2,500, called for more dialogue to help keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s fight against injustice alive Monday at the Spokane Convention Center.


Harpham loses MLK parade bombing appeal

The man who placed a bomb along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march route in January 2011 will continue to serve his 32-year prison term after a federal judge …


Unity March, fair today

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March will take place beginning at 10 a.m. today in downtown Spokane. Participants will assemble at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane …


Turnout nearly double for Spokane’s MLK march

As they began the downtown Unity March during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, tears overcame the two men who’ve led the annual event for more than 20 years. …


March organizers say last year’s threat strengthened resolve

Spokane civic leaders have taken part in Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations since 1984. The King celebration in downtown Spokane Monday will carry extra meaning for many taking part. Authorities …


Judge orders feds to reconstruct MLK march bomb

A federal judge has ordered FBI experts to construct three bombs similar to the one allegedly planted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March in January, as preparations …


Pliers may help pinch MLK bomb suspect

A federal judge said today that he is leaning toward allowing prosecutors to show that marks made on the wires of the bomb planted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day …


Suspect in bomb plot pleads not guilty to new charges

Domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham faces a minimum of 30 years in prison if convicted of two new charges added last week in what prosecutors have called a thwarted …


Least potential prison term grows for MLK bomb suspect

Domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham now faces a minimum of 30 years in prison if convicted of two new charges added last week in what prosecutors have called a …


Grand jury indicts Harpham

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Kevin W. Harpham on charges stemming from the placement of a bomb along the route of the Unity March on Martin Luther King, …


Sheriff critical; S-R stands behind story

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich confirmed Wednesday for the second time in two days that chemicals were mixed with shrapnel in a bomb that was placed along the Unity March …


Leaders, residents discuss violence in the community

The Spokane-area community gathered Saturday morning to discuss the attempted bombing along the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March on Jan. 17. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and state Rep. …


FBI praises those who ‘thwarted’ attack

As the search continues today for the person who left a bomb in a backpack along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march, the local FBI chief …


Community unites to honor MLK

When Alexis Richmond’s 8-year-old daughter came home from school one day she said, “Mom, I want to be white so I can be pretty.” “Honestly, it crushed me,” Richmond said. …


Suspicious device forces road closures downtown

Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the northeast corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street, forcing several streets to be closed or restricted.


Unity March to highlight MLK Jr. Day

Events planned for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday include: MLK Jr. Day School Supplies Drive – “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” with supplies to benefit Cheney grade-school …