OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Christmas tree can stay, but no more Nativity scene.>>
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Christmas tree can stay, but no more Nativity scene. That's the word from Olympia, where protests erupted last winter over competing private holiday displays. The furor focused on an atheist placard, which said that religion was "myth and superstition." It was stolen and recovered and hundreds came to a protest rally. The atheists were responding to a private Nativity scene set up next to a long-standing Christmas tree. The so-called 'Holiday Tree' will stay.>>
MOSCOW, Idaho. - In a press release issued Wednesday, the American Humanist Association said the organization may have to pay to replace an atheist billboard in Moscow after it was vandalized.
According the to American Humanist Association, the billboard, the third displayed by the organization in Moscow, reads "Millions are good without God." The vandal(s) used what appears to be spray paint to black out the word 'without.'
"I knew there would be some disagreement with the billboard's slogan, but I do wish that those who objected would have opened a dialogue with us rather than trying to stifle our message and damaging property," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. "A phone call would have been much nicer."
The company that AHA contracted with to display the billboard, Lamar Outdoor, said they will assess whether or not the billboard can be cleaned. If not, the American Humanist Association will pay to have the billboard replaced.
This is the first American Humanist Association advertisement that has been defaced to the organization's knowledge, according to the organization's communications and policy manager.
"We have had a few complaints about our advertisements, but most have been respectful of our right to speak our minds," said Speckhardt.
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:19 PM EST2013-12-06 02:19:22 GMT
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195.>>
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies tell KHQ that the male driver rammed at least 2 patrol vehicles before being taken into custody. >>>SEND BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS TO PIX@KHQ.COM| >>
Friday, December 6 2013 2:18 PM EST2013-12-06 19:18:21 GMT
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. >>
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. However it's important to make sure that your password is unique and difficult to prevent people and software programs from figuring it out.>>
Tuesday afternoon the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 22-year-old Michael Anthony Sanchez in connection with the robbery of the Dominos Pizza that happened in Hayden back on November 15th. In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office did not elaborate on details of the arrest.>>