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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Human composting to be legal in Washington

Human composting to become legal next year.


Washington could add ‘human composting’ option to burial, cremation

Legislature considers the “human composting” alternative to burial and cremation.


Life after death: Recompose, a soil-based alternative to burial and cremation, moves closer to reality

Today, Recompose – which would convert human remains to soil – is still just a concept. But it’s approaching reality, with scientific testing done at Washington State University and legislative …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

McCain buried at Naval Academy alongside a longtime friend

Sen. John McCain’s final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and …


Female World War II pilot finally laid to rest at Arlington

After flying military planes during World War II, raising a family, visiting all seven continents and bungee-jumping in New Zealand at 83, Elaine Harmon had one final, seemingly simple wish: …


Missing in America nonprofit lays 46 ‘lost’ local veterans to rest

Their cremated remains have been in storage at mortuaries and churches throughout the state, some for more than 40 years. On a blustery Tuesday morning, in handcrafted boxes of purpleheart …


Nelson Mandela to be buried Dec. 15

JOHANNESBURG — Flags were lowered to half-staff across South Africa and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in the country’s vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela …


Family questions how wrong body was cremated

CHEHALIS, Wash. — The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his Washington state funeral.


Vietnam War MIA remains returning to Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The remains of an Air Force pilot who died in the Vietnam War are being returned to Walla Walla for burial.


Trump considers plan for swank cemetery

NEWARK, N.J. – They say you can’t take it with you when you die, but that’s not necessarily true for the wealthiest Americans – like Donald Trump. He announced this …


Used plows clear a path for Valley

Spokane Valley now has its own fleet of snowplows to take over where Spokane County left off last winter. A half-dozen used trucks, purchased from the Washington Department of Transportation …


Front Porch: At odds, last wishes pose dilemma

I’m going back home to Florida in a few days to visit friends and family, and I know the dilemma will be upon me again. I know because it’s already …


Kurt Cobain Too Popular For Cemeteries Fearing Rush Of Rowdy Fans, Graveyard Rejects Singer’s Ashes

Kurt Cobain