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Accused ‘serial rioters’ plead guilty in Charlottesville racist mayhem

Two white supremacists described by authorities as traveling “serial rioters” each pleaded guilty to a federal crime Friday for instigating violence during the notorious 2017 Unite the Right rally in …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

‘Bucolic’ Whidbey Island surprised by skinhead headlines – and recent Lynnwood assault

Whidbey Island, which one local describes as “a mixture of hippies on the south end, and Navy people on the north end,” is also a draw for white supremacists; one …


Neo-Nazis accused in brawl at Lynnwood bar

A racially charged brawl at a Lynnwood tavern has left many in the Puget Sound region wondering why a group of self-proclaimed neo-Nazis from across the country chose a suburban …


White supremacists arrested on Charlottesville riot charges

The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.


Author Eli Saslow tells Northwest Passages crowd that white nationalism can be defeated with community

The writer of a book about the transformation of the movement’s heir apparent said it was relentless humanity that can defuse hatred.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: There’s a California connection to Northwest white supremacy

We’re entering a new era in the Northwest’s long, depressing tango with racist extremists, and there’s a lot about this era that’s new – from the methods to the mediums …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens

Police blocked off streets and mobilized hundreds of officers for the anniversary of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The security measures alarmed activists but reassured others who said they …


‘My opponent likes to praise and encourage white supremacists,’ Kaine tells crowd

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., attacked Republican challenger Corey Stewart for his ties to white supremacists in a speech to more than 1,000 cheering Democrats on Saturday, unloading on the brash …


Shawn Vestal: Modern-day Nazis hide swastikas under sheep’s clothing to sneak into GOP flock

The new crop of Nazis don’t come in uniform. They come in suits and ties, college boys with at least occasional good manners, wearing pocket squares and high-and-tights, spiffed up …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Charlottesville denies permit for event marking anniversary of supremacist rally

Charlottesville, Virginia, officials Monday denied a request to hold a rally in August marking the first anniversary of a protest by white supremacists that turned violent, saying it would endanger …


Report finds law enforcement failed at Charlottesville rally

Law enforcement’s response to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last summer failed on multiple fronts, leading to “deep distrust of government” in the Charlottesville community, an independent review …


Charlottesville unrest was a factor for many Virginia voters

Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump’s response loomed in the minds of many Virginia voters during Tuesday’s elections in which Democrats made …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Three arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

The hostile audience drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer with anti-Nazi chants. They booed him off the stage under the watchful eye of police officers in riot gear.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

White supremacists carrying torches return to Confederate statue in Charlottesville

Richard Spencer, who in August led white nationalists and white supremacists in a torchlight march across the University of Virginia campus that touched off a weekend of deadly clashes, returned …


Congressman suggests Charlottesville instigated by the left

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is suggesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was instigated by “the left” and backed by billionaire George Soros.


FBI investigating 1,000 white supremacist, domestic terrorism cases

The FBI is conducting about 1,000 investigations of suspected white supremacists or other types of domestic terrorists who might be planning violence, top federal officials told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.


Report: UVA police didn’t enforce fire bans during march

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A report from University of Virginia leaders says campus police responding to a torch-lit march of white nationalists on school grounds relied on incomplete intelligence and failed …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert

Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future.


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: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Biden says Trump ‘emboldened white supremacists’

Former Vice President Joe Biden has leveled harsh words at President Donald Trump for placing blame on “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Charlottesville charges 3 more in white supremacist protest

Charlottesville police have announced charges against three more people relating to the Aug. 12 white nationalist rally in Virginia.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

RNC votes to condemn white supremacists; avoids criticism of Trump

The Republican National Committee walked the tightrope Friday in carefully but resolutely denouncing white supremacist groups without criticizing President Donald Trump, who waffled in his own statements in the wake …


Courthouse removes flag after white supremacists display it

An Oregon courthouse has taken down a flag that began as a way to honor fallen police officers, but has turned into a controversial symbol after white supremacist demonstrators in …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

University of Texas takes down four Confederate statues overnight

The University of Texas removed four Confederate statues from its Austin campus early Monday morning, amid growing pressure to take down such monuments in the wake of racist violence in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Defiant Trump again blames “both sides” in Virginia protest

President Donald Trump defiantly blamed “both sides” for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Grandfather: Woman killed at rally ‘always wanted fairness’

Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Combative Trump insists anew: Virginia blame ‘on both sides’

Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Otter condemns violent white supremacy, calls on Labrador to do the same – and Labrador does

Asked about the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virgina, Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday recalled Idaho’s own experience with neo-Nazi white supremacists, when the Aryan Nations was headquartered in North Idaho …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

Trump names hate groups, denouncing Charlottesville violence

Under relentless pressure, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned “repugnant” hate groups and declared that “racism is evil” in a far more forceful statement than he’d made earlier …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

White nationalists: Charlottesville just a beginning

White nationalists say Charlottesville, Virginia, was a landmark in what they are calling an expanding drive to promote their agenda.