Stories tagged: death penalty
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court spared the life of an Arkansas inmate minutes before his death warrant was set to expire Monday, scuttling efforts to resume the death penalty after nearly …
Mon., April 17, 2017
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson comes across as a reluctant figure just carrying out the duties of his office when he discusses his extraordinary plan to execute eight inmates in 11 …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Arkansas inmates who had been set for execution in a series of double executions this month said Sunday that a federal appeals court should take up their claim that the …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Voters in Turkey’s landmark referendum Sunday appeared to approve constitutional changes that will greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to near-complete results carried by Turkey’s official …
Wed., April 12, 2017
A large crowd gathered at the Auditorium Theater to hear the New York Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Walter Damrosch.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
China executes more people each year than the rest of the world combined, with its state-sanctioned system cloaked in official secrecy, said a report released Tuesday by human rights monitor …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Ohio’s new three-drug lethal injection process, jeopardizing the upcoming executions of several condemned killers.
Fri., March 31, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Solemn crowd of 5,000 lines streets to salute troops headed to World War I
“Spokane’s group of soldier boys left yesterday for American Lake,” said The Spokesman-Review. “… Never in the history of the city has such a splendid lot of young men answered …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period – an unprecedented timetable the state says …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
After Florida prosecutor says she won’t seek death penalty, governor reassigns case of slain police officer
Hours after a Florida prosecutor announced Thursday that she would not seek the death penalty in any cases, the state’s governor responded by saying he was removing her from the …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
China’s chief justice said Sunday that his country, which is believed to execute more people than the rest of the world combined, gave the death penalty “to an extremely small …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 2 a.m.
James N. Glover, “the father of Spokane,” continued his series of memoirs in the Spokane Daily Chronicle. He described his first visit in 1873, when he found only three families …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 2 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Founder of Father’s Day among those opposed to hanging murderer on downtown post office’s roof
Protests broke out immediately after Spokane’s U.S. marshal revealed he had applied to stage the hanging of convicted murderer Edward Mayberry on the roof of the downtown post office.
Wed., March 8, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: U.S. marshal seeks permission to hang murderer from scaffolding on roof of downtown post office
The U.S. marshal in Spokane raised an alarming possibility: a hanging on Riverside Avenue. Marshal James E. McGovern confirmed that he had applied for permission to build a scaffold on …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty against a man accused in a Woodland triple homicide and attempted jail escape.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Proposals to end the death penalty, split the state are among those that fell by the wayside Friday because of a legislative deadline.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
OLYMPIA – An effort to abolish the death penalty in Washington state got a new push this year, with strong backing from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
A legislative committee has tabled a bill that would abolish Montana’s death penalty.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed eight executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Montana legislators are taking another look at whether to abolish the death penalty after a judge blocked the state from carrying out executions because it has no access to a …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane’s ‘perfect’ baby slated to illustrate chapter on babies in new encyclopedia
Billy Sass, Spokane’s “perfect” baby, was about to be honored as the perfect baby for all of America in an upcoming encyclopedia.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
The reasons to continue the death penalty have been based more on emotion – the urge to see a brutal killer pay the ultimate price – rather than as a …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Bipartisan coalition seeks to end the death penalty in Washington
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
100 years ago in Pullman: Washington State College president accuses University of Washington of encroachment
From our archive, 100 years ago A turf war between the University of Washington and Washington State College (now Washington State University) broke out into the open.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
I’m recommending that it’s better to condemn Roof to a lifetime of suffering than to end his miserable life.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
The decline in executions continues a recent trend, as 2016 will be the fourth consecutive year with fewer executions than the year before. It also speaks to a country that …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016
From our archive, 100 years ago A marriage between a Japanese man and a white woman was apparently unusual enough to make the front page of The Spokesman-Review.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk has been put to death in Alabama, hours after the state’s execution plans were twice put on temporary hold by the …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her …