Daniel Walters, InvestigateWest

Daniel Walters, InvestigateWest

InvestigateWest reporter Daniel Walters covers the far right, the radical left, and the beleaguered democratic institutions caught in the middle.

Left-wing activists worry anti-doxxing laws will target them

By: - November 16, 2023

This article was first published by InvestigateWest. Arguably the most powerful weapon of anti-fascist groups in the Northwest is information.  Anonymous squads of amateur detectives — parts of groups with names like Stumptown Research Collective, FashFreeNW and Corvallis Antifa — spend months trying to sniff out the identities of those they consider right-wing extremists.  They […]

How a new Idaho superintendent is tapping far-right connections to refashion a school district

By: - July 26, 2023

Branden Durst believes he was chosen for a purpose.  Last month, he was appointed superintendent of the West Bonner School District, encompassing a little more than a thousand students at the tip of the Idaho panhandle.  But picking Durst meant the divided school board passed over its interim superintendent — a nearly 40-year veteran of […]