Stories tagged: burial
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Human composting to become legal next year.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Legislature considers the “human composting” alternative to burial and cremation.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
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: …
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015
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 …
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 7:22 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013, 3:23 p.m.
CHEHALIS, Wash. — The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his Washington state funeral.
Thu., July 11, 2013, 6:38 a.m.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The remains of an Air Force pilot who died in the Vietnam War are being returned to Walla Walla for burial.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012
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 …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2009
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 …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2009
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 …
Tue., July 4, 1995