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  • Former Dolezal student voiced concern over teaching style

    Former Dolezal student voiced concern over teaching style

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 9:20 PM EDT2015-06-17 01:20:02 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 9:20 PM EDT2015-06-17 01:20:02 GMT
    CHENEY, Wash. - Students at Eastern Washington University say it's hard to look back at what they learned from their former teacher, Rachel Dolezal, and take what she said to heart. Dolezal, 37, has taught at Eastern Washington University every semester since 2010.>>
    CHENEY, Wash. - Students at Eastern Washington University say it's hard to look back at what they learned from their former teacher, Rachel Dolezal, and take what she said to heart. Dolezal, 37, has taught at Eastern Washington University every semester since 2010.>>
  • Former student reflects on Rachel Dolezal's past

    Former student reflects on Rachel Dolezal's past

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 12:50 AM EDT2015-06-16 04:50:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 10:57 AM EDT2015-06-16 14:57:49 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A media firestorm has surrounded Rachel Dolezal since news broke with allegations that she may have lied about her ethnicity. She announced on Monday morning that she would resign as the Spokane NAACP chapter president, news that was hard to hear for some in the Lake City.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A media firestorm has surrounded Rachel Dolezal since news broke with allegations that she may have lied about her ethnicity. She announced on Monday morning that she would resign as the Spokane NAACP chapter president, news that was hard to hear for some in the Lake City.>>
  • Dominguez submits Ombudsman Commission resignation

    Dominguez submits Ombudsman Commission resignation

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 5:43 PM EDT2015-06-24 21:43:06 GMT
    Wednesday, June 24 2015 5:43 PM EDT2015-06-24 21:43:06 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After asking for an extension to respond to findings of "behavioral misconduct" while serving on the citizen Police Ombudsman Commission, Adrian Dominguez submitted his letter of resignation to the Spokane City Council on Wednesday. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After asking for an extension to respond to findings of "behavioral misconduct" while serving on the citizen Police Ombudsman Commission, Adrian Dominguez submitted his letter of resignation to the Spokane City Council on Wednesday. The letter indicated his resignation is effective immediately according to a release sent out by the City of Spokane.>>
  • Spokane NAACP holds press conference

    Spokane NAACP holds press conference

    Friday, June 19 2015 8:40 PM EDT2015-06-20 00:40:37 GMT
    Friday, June 19 2015 8:53 PM EDT2015-06-20 00:53:58 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chapter of the NAACP held a last-minute news conference Friday afternoon to talk about Rachel Dolezal leaving as president, and to talk about what's next for their chapter."It's only been a week? It feel like a month. Exhausting.">>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chapter of the NAACP held a last-minute news conference Friday afternoon to talk about Rachel Dolezal leaving as president, and to talk about what's next for their chapter."It's only been a week? It feel like a month. Exhausting.">>
  • Rachel Dolezal returns: 'I did talk to the people of Spokane first'

    Rachel Dolezal returns: 'I did talk to the people of Spokane first'

    Friday, June 19 2015 5:22 PM EDT2015-06-19 21:22:41 GMT
    Friday, June 19 2015 7:14 PM EDT2015-06-19 23:14:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After leaving Spokane amid controversy that she has been pretending to be African-American for years, former NAACP President Rachel Dolezal returned from New York Friday afternoon and told media waiting at the airport she had "no comment" when asked if she owed Spokane an apology.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After leaving Spokane amid controversy that she has been pretending to be African-American for years, former NAACP President Rachel Dolezal returned from New York Friday afternoon and told media waiting at the airport she had "no comment" when asked if she owed Spokane an apology.>>
  • Applications being accepted for Ombudsman Commission

    Applications being accepted for Ombudsman Commission

    Friday, June 19 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-06-19 18:45:25 GMT
    Friday, June 19 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-06-19 18:45:25 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the removal of Rachel Dolezal as the Chair of the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission, and the resignation of Kevin Berkompas on Thursday after findings of behavioral misconduct by an independent investigation, the City of Spokane is currently accepting applications for the new vacancies.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the removal of Rachel Dolezal as the Chair of the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission, and the resignation of Kevin Berkompas on Thursday after findings of behavioral misconduct by an independent investigation, the City of Spokane is currently accepting applications for the new vacancies>>
  • City Council votes Rachel Dolezal off Ombudsman Commission

    City Council votes Rachel Dolezal off Ombudsman Commission

    Thursday, June 18 2015 5:53 PM EDT2015-06-18 21:53:04 GMT
    Friday, June 19 2015 11:28 AM EDT2015-06-19 15:28:49 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - By a vote of 6-0, the Spokane City Council voted Rachel Dolezal off the volunteer citizen Police Ombudsman Commission on Thursday.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - By a vote of 6-0, the Spokane City Council voted Rachel Dolezal off the volunteer citizen Police Ombudsman Commission on Thursday. Commissioner Kevin Berkompas turned in his resignation, which was accepted by the Council, and Adrian Dominguez received an extension to respond to the allegations in a report released on Wednesday. >>
  • Investigation finds misconduct among three Ombudsman Commissioners, including Rachel Dolezal

    Investigation finds misconduct among three Ombudsman Commissioners, including Rachel Dolezal

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 3:38 PM EDT2015-06-17 19:38:08 GMT
    Wednesday, June 17 2015 9:15 PM EDT2015-06-18 01:15:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says an independent investigation into a whistleblower complaint filed against three members of the volunteer citizen Police Ombudsman Commission has found "behavioral misconduct during interactions with City employees.">>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says an independent investigation into a whistleblower complaint filed against three members of the volunteer citizen Police Ombudsman Commission has found "behavioral misconduct during interactions with City employees.">>
  • Rachel Dolezal responds to misconduct findings in Ombudsman Commission investigation

    Rachel Dolezal responds to misconduct findings in Ombudsman Commission investigation

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-06-17 22:30:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 17 2015 9:12 PM EDT2015-06-18 01:12:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday, Spokane Mayor David Condon and City Council President Ben Stuckart said an independent investigation confirmed numerous claims of harassment and abuse of power by three members of the volunteer citizen Police Ombudsman Commission. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday, Spokane Mayor David Condon and City Council President Ben Stuckart said an independent investigation confirmed numerous claims of harassment and abuse of power by three members of the volunteer citizen Police Ombudsman Commission. >>
  • Rachel Dolezal's brother speaks out

    Rachel Dolezal's brother speaks out

    Monday, June 15 2015 12:34 AM EDT2015-06-15 04:34:04 GMT
    Wednesday, June 17 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-06-17 21:56:27 GMT
    KHQ.com - Rachel Dolezal's adopted brother, Ezra, spoke to KHQ Sunday evening. He says that he has known his sister was white for years, and went on to say he's surprised people haven't figured it out sooner.>>
    KHQ.com - Rachel Dolezal's adopted brother, Ezra, spoke to KHQ Sunday evening. He says that he has known his sister was white for years, and went on to say he's surprised people haven't figured it out sooner.>>
  • Rachel Dolezal and the word 'transracial'

    Rachel Dolezal and the word 'transracial'

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-06-17 02:28:56 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-06-17 02:28:55 GMT
    CHENEY, Wash. - Along with Rachel Dolezal's story comes the word 'transracial,' a word with historical significance."It mostly referred to people who are non-white passing as white," explained Eastern Washington University Africana Studies Professor Angela Schwendiman.>>
    CHENEY, Wash. - Along with Rachel Dolezal's story comes the word 'transracial,' a word with historical significance."It mostly referred to people who are non-white passing as white," explained Eastern Washington University Africana Studies Professor Angela Schwendiman.>>
  • Rachel Dolezal tells Matt Lauer she has identified as black since the age of 5

    Rachel Dolezal tells Matt Lauer she has identified as black since the age of 5

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 10:27 AM EDT2015-06-16 14:27:03 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 9:33 PM EDT2015-06-17 01:33:24 GMT
    NEW YORK - The woman who resigned as head of a local NAACP branch after her parents said she was white said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon, and “takes exception” to the contention that she tried to deceive people.>>
    NEW YORK - The woman who resigned as head of a local NAACP branch after her parents said she was white said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon, and “takes exception” to the contention that she tried to deceive people.>>
  • Spokane NAACP responds to Rachel Dolezal interview; Requests SPD and USPS to pursue reports of hate mail

    Spokane NAACP responds to Rachel Dolezal interview; Requests SPD and USPS to pursue reports of hate mail

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 1:43 PM EDT2015-06-16 17:43:54 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 9:32 PM EDT2015-06-17 01:32:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following Rachel Dolezal's interview on The Today Show Tuesday morning, the Spokane NAACP released a statement commending Dolezal for her contributions to the community and their organization, while at the same time asking the United State Postal Service and the Spokane Police Department to continue their investigation.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following Rachel Dolezal's interview on The Today Show Tuesday morning, the Spokane NAACP released a statement commending Dolezal for her contributions to the community and their organization, while at the same time asking the United State Postal Service and the Spokane Police Department to continue their investigation.>>
  • Solidarity demonstration encourages forgiveness

    Solidarity demonstration encourages forgiveness

    Monday, June 15 2015 7:54 PM EDT2015-06-15 23:54:26 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 1:59 AM EDT2015-06-16 05:59:01 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dozens turned out to the solidarity demonstration in downtown Spokane in response to Rachel Dolezal, holding signs saying “#integritymatters.” Kitara McClure, a Spokane NAACP member, organized the demonstration. She says many were upset because local members haven't gotten answers from Dolezal.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dozens turned out to the solidarity demonstration in downtown Spokane in response to Rachel Dolezal, holding signs saying “#integritymatters.” Kitara McClure, a Spokane NAACP member, organized the demonstration. She says many were upset because local members haven't gotten answers from Dolezal.>>
  • Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002; Claimed African-Americans were favored

    Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002; Claimed African-Americans were favored

    Monday, June 15 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-06-15 22:02:02 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 1:57 AM EDT2015-06-16 05:57:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents obtained by NBC on Monday show that Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002 for discrimination based on race. Documents stated she claimed the University favored African-American students over her. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents obtained by NBC on Monday show that Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002 for discrimination based on race. Documents stated she claimed the University favored African-American students over her. >>
  • Ethics Commission to determine if Dolezal lied on Ombudsman Chair application

    Ethics Commission to determine if Dolezal lied on Ombudsman Chair application

    Monday, June 15 2015 4:54 PM EDT2015-06-15 20:54:00 GMT
    Monday, June 15 2015 5:08 PM EDT2015-06-15 21:08:38 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether Rachel Dolezal lied on an application for the Police Ombudsman Commission will now be investigated by Spokane's Ethics Commission. In a joint statement released Monday afternoon, Mayor David Condon and City Council President Ben Stuckart said the current firestorm surrounding Rachel Dolezal has been a distraction.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether Rachel Dolezal lied on an application for the Police Ombudsman Commission will now be investigated by Spokane's Ethics Commission. In a joint statement released Monday afternoon, Mayor David Condon and City Council President Ben Stuckart said the current firestorm surrounding Rachel Dolezal has been a distraction.>>
  • Rachel Dolezal steps down as President of Spokane NAACP

    Rachel Dolezal steps down as President of Spokane NAACP

    Monday, June 15 2015 12:03 PM EDT2015-06-15 16:03:09 GMT
    Monday, June 15 2015 3:58 PM EDT2015-06-15 19:58:47 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In a Facebook post made Monday morning on the Spokane NAACP's page, Rachel Dolezal announced she is stepping down as President of the Spokane chapter. The letter posted reads in its entirety: Dear Executive Committee and NAACP Members, It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement here in Spokane and across the nation. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In a Facebook post made Monday morning on the Spokane NAACP's page, Rachel Dolezal announced she is stepping down as President of the Spokane chapter. The letter posted reads in its entirety: Dear Executive Committee and NAACP Members, It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement here in Spokane and across the nation. >>
  • Dolezal: Monday's NAACP meeting postponed

    Dolezal: Monday's NAACP meeting postponed

    Sunday, June 14 2015 3:30 PM EDT2015-06-14 19:30:10 GMT
    Monday, June 15 2015 12:39 AM EDT2015-06-15 04:39:31 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash - In a letter to Spokane NAACP members Sunday, President Rachel Dolezal announced the meeting Monday to determine the future of her role with the organization has been postponed. There is no exact date for the rescheduled meeting.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash - In a letter to Spokane NAACP members Sunday, President Rachel Dolezal announced the meeting Monday to determine the future of her role with the organization has been postponed. There is no exact date for the rescheduled meeting.>>
  • Additional investigation into Dolezal's work on city commission

    Additional investigation into Dolezal's work on city commission

    Sunday, June 14 2015 9:59 PM EDT2015-06-15 01:59:23 GMT
    Sunday, June 14 2015 9:59 PM EDT2015-06-15 01:59:22 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rachel Dolezal has postponed her Monday meeting with the Spokane NAACP, but that's not her only challenge. There are currently two open investigations related to Dolezal with the city.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rachel Dolezal has postponed her Monday meeting with the Spokane NAACP, but that's not her only challenge. There are currently two open investigations related to Dolezal with the city.>>
  • Human Rights Education Institute releases statement on former employee Dolezal

    Human Rights Education Institute releases statement on former employee Dolezal

    Saturday, June 13 2015 9:15 PM EDT2015-06-14 01:15:17 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 9:17 PM EDT2015-06-14 01:17:20 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - From 2008 to 2010, Rachel Dolezal worked at the Human Rights Education Institute as Education Director. The institute released a statement about Dolezal following the national attention she's gained as president of Spokane's NAACP chapter. They say in part that her contribution to the HREI was appreciated, but they don't comment on personnel issues.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - From 2008 to 2010, Rachel Dolezal worked at the Human Rights Education Institute as Education Director. The institute released a statement about Dolezal following the national attention she's gained as president of Spokane's NAACP chapter. They say in part that her contribution to the HREI was appreciated, but they don't comment on personnel issues.>>
  • Rachel Dolezal releases statement to NAACP members

    Rachel Dolezal releases statement to NAACP members

    Saturday, June 13 2015 2:34 AM EDT2015-06-13 06:34:45 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 8:29 PM EDT2015-06-14 00:29:22 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash - Embattled Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal has been fairly quiet since questions of her ethnicity ignited a global conversation. Dolezal is expected to make an official statement Monday, but she sent a message to member's of Spokane's NAACP on Friday. You can read that statement in full below.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash - Embattled Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal has been fairly quiet since questions of her ethnicity ignited a global conversation. Dolezal is expected to make an official statement Monday, but she sent a message to member's of Spokane's NAACP on Friday. You can read that statement in full below.>>
  • Spokane City Council evaluating facts in Rachel Dolezal investigation

    Spokane City Council evaluating facts in Rachel Dolezal investigation

    Friday, June 12 2015 9:02 PM EDT2015-06-13 01:02:53 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 3:45 PM EDT2015-06-13 19:45:52 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The city is still in the fact-finding stage of the process in their investigation into Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal is currently the chair of the independent citizen police ombudsman commission. Brian Coddington with the city explains it's the City Council's responsibility for evaluating the facts and taking action.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The city is still in the fact-finding stage of the process in their investigation into Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal is currently the chair of the independent citizen police ombudsman commission. Brian Coddington with the city explains it's the City Council's responsibility for evaluating the facts and taking action.>>
  • Parents of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal claim she's not black

    Parents of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal claim she's not black

    Thursday, June 11 2015 3:37 PM EDT2015-06-11 19:37:59 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 3:44 PM EDT2015-06-13 19:44:22 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are questions about Spokane's NAACP Chapter President, Rachel Dolezal. The city confirmed with KHQ she claimed to be of African-American descent on a city application to be on the Ombudsman commission. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are questions about Spokane's NAACP Chapter President, Rachel Dolezal. The city confirmed with KHQ she claimed to be of African-American descent on a city application to be on the Ombudsman commission. But we spoke with her parents today who say Rachel is white and has been misrepresenting her ethnicity for years.>>
  • Dolezal doesn't speak at EWU graduation ceremony

    Dolezal doesn't speak at EWU graduation ceremony

    Saturday, June 13 2015 1:07 AM EDT2015-06-13 05:07:22 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 6:38 AM EDT2015-06-13 10:38:07 GMT
    CHENEY, Wash. - Rachel Dolezal, a part-time teacher at Eastern Washington University was supposed to speak at a graduation ceremony for Africana program students, but at the last minute the decision was made that she would not be speaking.The director of the program spoke with KHQ about that decision."We both felt at this time that the students should be the focus," Finnie said.>>
    CHENEY, Wash. - Rachel Dolezal, a part-time teacher at Eastern Washington University was supposed to speak at a graduation ceremony for Africana program students, but at the last minute the decision was made that she would not be speaking.The director of the program spoke with KHQ about that decision."We both felt at this time that the students should be the focus," Finnie said.>>
  • Timeline: Rachel Dolezal in the news over the years

    Timeline: Rachel Dolezal in the news over the years

    Friday, June 12 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-06-12 19:42:17 GMT
    Friday, June 12 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-06-12 22:50:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ dug into our archives to find any mention of Rachel Dolezal throughout the years. We found she's been making local news headlines for at least six years. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ dug into our archives to find any mention of Rachel Dolezal throughout the years. We found she's been making local news headlines for at least six years. Our producers put together a timeline showing Rachel Dolezal's trajectory from human rights champion, to the number one trending topic on Twitter. >>
  • Spokane police: Investigation into Rachel Dolezal hate mail now closed

    Spokane police: Investigation into Rachel Dolezal hate mail now closed

    Friday, June 12 2015 6:12 PM EDT2015-06-12 22:12:17 GMT
    Friday, June 12 2015 6:45 PM EDT2015-06-12 22:45:58 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police said Friday they're no longer investigating racial harassment claims made by Rachel Dolezal, the head of a local NAACP chapter whose integrity was thrown into question when her mother said she's a white woman pretending to be black. Dolezal has filed police complaints, saying she received hate mail at the organization's post office box.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police said Friday they're no longer investigating racial harassment claims made by Rachel Dolezal, the head of a local NAACP chapter whose integrity was thrown into question when her mother said she's a white woman pretending to be black. Dolezal has filed police complaints, saying she received hate mail at the organization's post office box.>>
  • NAACP releases statement standing by Rachel Dolezal

    NAACP releases statement standing by Rachel Dolezal

    Friday, June 12 2015 12:22 PM EDT2015-06-12 16:22:32 GMT
    Friday, June 12 2015 3:30 PM EDT2015-06-12 19:30:51 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A day after the parents of Rachel Dolezal, the President of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP, said she has been misrepresenting herself as black for years, the NAACP says they are standing by Dolezal. In a statement released Friday, the organization said they are standing behind Dolezal. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A day after the parents of Rachel Dolezal, the President of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP, said she has been misrepresenting herself as black for years, the NAACP says they are standing by Dolezal. In a statement released Friday, the organization said they are standing behind Dolezal. >>
  • Spokane police investigate NAACP hate mail claims

    Spokane police investigate NAACP hate mail claims

    Thursday, June 11 2015 1:01 AM EDT2015-06-11 05:01:02 GMT
    Thursday, June 11 2015 2:23 AM EDT2015-06-11 06:23:23 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.--Spokane Police have released a 38-page report about their investigation into claims by Spokane's NAACP chapter president that threatening hate mail was sent to the organizations post office box. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash.--Spokane Police have released a 38-page report about their investigation into claims by Spokane's NAACP chapter president that threatening hate mail was sent to the organizations post office box. >>
  • NAACP President receives racist package, death threats

    NAACP President receives racist package, death threats

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 12:20 PM EST2015-03-03 17:20:33 GMT
    Tuesday, March 3 2015 10:01 PM EST2015-03-04 03:01:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- There have been a series of racist acts in the Inland Northwest in the past two weeks, including one that targets the President of the NAACP in Spokane. Not long after residents of Millwood woke up to find KKK flyers in their driveways Rachel Dolezal received a racist package that included death threats.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- There have been a series of racist acts in the Inland Northwest in the past two weeks, including one that targets the President of the NAACP in Spokane. Not long after residents of Millwood woke up to find KKK flyers in their driveways Rachel Dolezal received a racist package that included death threats.>>
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