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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Report: Leader of neo-Nazi terrorist group owns land in Ferry County

According to an investigation published Thursday by the Guardian, the leader of the Base is Rinaldo Nazzaro, a 46-year-old who was born in the United States – and who owns …


Military academies probe possible ‘white power’ sign at game

Officials at the Army and Navy academies are investigating whether hand signs flashed by students standing behind a reporter during a TV interview were intended to convey a message of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Church in north Spokane littered with flyers promoting neo-Nazi group, race war

“I’m really concerned about the safety of the people at my church,” the church’s pastor said.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich warns of homegrown extremism, announces he won’t seek re-election

After speaking for more than an hour about the dangers of homegrown extremism Tuesday evening, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced he will not seek re-election when his term ends …


Spokane police investigating rumors of neo-Nazi ‘hate camp’

“Our intel suggests it is being held outside Spokane County,” said a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Fox’s Carlson calls white supremacy ‘a hoax.’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is under fire for his comments declaring white supremacy a hoax.


Three mass shootings this year began with a hateful screed on 8chan, whose founder calls it a terrorist refuge in plain sight

The El Paso massacre began like the fatal attacks earlier this year at mosques in New Zealand and a San Diego-area synagogue: with a racist manifesto and announcement on the …


Family of white supremacist murder victims, including Spokane Valley City Council candidate, call for racial equity talk in the city

Lance Gurel, who is one of the candidates running against Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard, said this weekend the impending execution of Danny Lewis Lee shows why the city …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Dying of whiteness’

It’s called “Dying of Whiteness” and it is a deep dive into a provocative thesis: that white conservative voters, driven by fear of, and antipathy toward “others,” support policies against …


Rep. Matt Shea links to white nationalist website, defends running background checks on political opponents

Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in …


Racist propaganda targets diversity event at North Idaho College

Postcards and flyers espousing racist conspiracy theories were distributed at North Idaho College and at least one nearby neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene, with some materials targeting the college’s fourth annual …


White nationalist’s harassment led a black female lawmaker to resign. He won’t face charges.

Kiah Morris was standing next to Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan at a news conference on Monday in Bennington, Vermont, taking questions from reporters about the racial harassment she endured …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

House GOP strips Iowa Rep. Steve King of House committee assignments in response to white supremacy remarks

Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.


In robocalls featuring ‘Friends’ theme song, California neo-Nazi Patrick Little says he’s coming to Sandpoint

A California man who has called the Holocaust “a lie” and claims Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race says he plans to establish a “regional …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Black Lives Matter protest unfolds after white supremacist pleads not guilty to hate crime

A Black Lives Matter protest began in the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after two white men accused of hates crimes pleaded not guilty.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Assault victim recounts alleged attack by white supremacist in Spokane: ‘He’s gonna kill me’

Since leaving North Carolina in 1968, Norris Cooley never thought his life would be in danger because of the color of his skin – until a man with a “white …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime

In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Police make hate crime arrest after ‘skinhead’ suspected of punching black man and shooting his house

A 66-year-old black man was the victim of a seemingly random hate crime Sunday evening


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

Coalition plans 10-day march against white supremacy

A multi-racial coalition of faith, student and community activists announced Saturday that they plan to march from Charlottesville, Virginia, to the nation’s capital in response what they called President Donald …


WSU students rally against racism

Several hundred people marched across the Washington State University campus on Saturday evening to denounce racism and call for tougher actions by the WSU administration to curb discriminatory rhetoric.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Veterans of Spokane region’s civil rights confrontations wary of resurgent racism

Longtime activists who have spent decades fighting hate and discrimination in the Spokane region believe President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville has empowered white supremacists.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city’s right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, saying …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

To soothe the nation, George W. Bush famously climbed atop a pile of rubble in New York City to speak through a bullhorn after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Barack …


Democrats risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

ATLANTA – President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Idaho think tank defends conservative speaker, GOP distances

A libertarian think tank with ties to Idaho’s top Republicans is defending its decision to invite a conservative author criticized for what some have called racist views linking intelligence to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday condemned hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the U.S. was founded and promotes abroad. He also …


Mother of slain protester says she won’t talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Friday that she won’t talk to President Donald Trump because of comments …


Tina Fey returns to ‘Weekend Update’ to talk Charlottesville

Tiny Fey has returned to “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live” to discuss the violence surrounding a white nationalist rally near her alma mater’s campus in Charlottesville.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney – author of the infamous Dred Scott decision – from …


Romney calls on Trump to address nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Donald Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about Charlottesville, warning of “an unraveling of our national …