District attorney targets hate crimes in Southwest Colorado

Editor’s note : This story contains offensive language. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer Hate crimes are down nationwide but went up 16% in Colorado from 2017 to 2018 – and La Plata County is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor’s arrest raises questions about 2008 arson

In the days after an arson at south City Market, current and former Fort Lewis College staff are questioning whether their colleague, Brad Clark, who was arrested on suspicion of starting the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shane Gillis no longer joining ‘SNL’ cast after outcry over racist language

“Saturday Night Live” has parted ways with Shane Gillis, the just-hired stand-up comic whose past use of racist, homophobic and sexist language led to a firestorm last week. The comedian, who was...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Confederate float in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade stirs controversy

A float at the Bayfield Fourth of July parade promoting the Confederate flag caused a bit of a stir Thursday. “I was just appalled,” said Robin Goldman, who has lived in Bayfield for 15 years....

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of vandalizing homes in east Durango arrested, released

A Durango man accused of drawing racist marks on a window in a construction project at Three Springs subdivision turned himself in to law enforcement Wednesday, only to be released by a judge...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warrant issued for Three Springs swastika vandal

The Durango Police Department identified an 18-year-old man who they suspect drew a swastika on a window with a permanent marker last week on a construction site in Three Springs subdivision. Law...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comics fan uses superheroes to fight indigenous stereotypes

Using the power of popular culture to combat stereotypes of Native Americans drives Lee Francis, a self-described “indigenerd” who grew up with a passion for comics but who rarely saw portrayals of...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ following star’s racist tweet

NEW YORK – ABC has canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” after her racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey says the comment “is...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Report: Aztec High School shooter one of 13 ‘alt-right’ killers

William Edward Atchison, the 21-year-old who entered Aztec High School and killed two students before taking his own life in December, bore all the hallmarks of an increasing number of killers...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Fe celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day amid tensions

SANTA FE – Santa Fe is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a serious of Native American dance performances on the city’s downtown plaza. Last year, Santa Fe began honoring Native Americans on...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

St. Louis faith leaders leading service in midst of unrest

ST. LOUIS – Faith leaders in St. Louis are reaching out to try to help the area heal in the midst of racial unrest that has surfaced for the second time in three years after fatal police shootings....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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