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  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 1:02 P.M.

    Number of executions rose significantly in 2015

    The number of executions carried out around the world in 2015 increased more than 50 percent over the previous year, a surge largely driven by three countries: Iran, Pakistan and …


  • MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

    Through the ‘gallows gates’

    Two men were ordered hanged at the Spokane County Courthouse following convictions of first-degree murder. A third, Charles Brooks, was hanged in Spokane County in 1892 before the construction of …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

    Serial killer Yates firmly on death row despite sentencing error

    OLYMPIA – Serial killer Robert Yates is technically correct that the sentences he received for two murders were calculated improperly, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. But that doesn’t mean …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014

    Spin Control: Death penalty ‘pause’ sets lawmakers in motion

    OLYMPIA – Whether Washington should execute some people for crimes like aggravated first-degree murder is a good debate to have. Whether the governor or the Legislature has the constitutional authority …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012, 8:15 A.M.

    Ariz. opens viewing process in today’s execution

    FLORENCE, Ariz. — Witnesses expect to be able to see prison officials inject a lethal drug into a condemned inmate for the first time in Arizona history today, when the …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012, 3:55 P.M.

    9th Circuit knocks execution access rules used in Idaho, Wash.

    A federal appeals court raised sharp questions Thursday about why Idaho’s not complying with its 2002 decision that the First Amendment requires witnesses to be able to view lethal injection …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012, 1:56 P.M.

    Federal judge slows news groups’ execution case

    A federal judge declined Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against limits on witness access to Idaho’s executions, finding that while the news media presented “a strong case on the …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

    Idaho has long history of execution witnesses

    Editor’s note: Reporter Betsy Z. Russell, president of the Idaho Press Club, researched the issue of media witnesses to executions both for this article and for the news media’s court …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009, 8:15 A.M.

    Washington Death Row inmate facing execution

    A lawyer for Death Row inmate Cal Coburn Brown is asking a judge in Olympia to halt the execution scheduled for Friday at the Washington state Penitentiary.


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