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Pandemic projects: Spokane crafter Shelly Fry scares up ideal Halloween treat

In March, most of us were anticipating Easter, but Shelly Fry was thinking about Halloween. Her son had sent her a felt-and-sequin Halloween wall-hanging kit for Christmas. Fry had tucked it away, thinking she’d work on it whenever she got some free time. Suddenly, she had ample time to tackle the intricate project.

Gardening: With right care, baskets can hang around longer

Bobette Tuchek’s shady patio on Spokane’s South Hill is perfect for a beautiful bunch of hanging begonias. The soft light that comes through the translucent panels overhead highlight the soft apricot, yellow and pink flowers.

U.S. senator says no ill will, intent behind ‘hanging’ remark

A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man convicted of killing common-law wife hanged at Fort George Wright

Edward Mayberry became the first person in decades to be hanged in Spokane. “He went to his death without flinching, even when he felt the noose tightening under his left ear,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported. “At no stage of the execution did he lose his nerve, and in a short speech from the scaffold, just before the trap was sprung, he took occasion to thank the federal officials who were conducting the hanging.”

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 the call of the country.” These “soldier boys” were the local members of the Washington National Guard. American Lake was the site of the big army training camp near Tacoma (soon to be renamed Camp Lewis and later Fort Lewis).

Facebook image of Obama in noose has lawmaker in trouble

Oregon House Republicans are calling on one of their legislative candidates to withdraw from the November election because of an image posted on his Facebook page showing President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck.

Woman found hanging at Spokane County Jail dies

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said the woman found hanging at the Spokane County Jail earlier this week has died. She was taken off life support Friday afternoon.

Unmarked grave part of Spokane’s justice history

There’s an open area behind the main office at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, back by the hillside and beyond the upright headstones, where an unmarked grave contains the remains of Charles Brooks, the first man officially hanged in Spokane. The site is unmarked because at the time of the execution – Sept. 6, 1892 – no one came forward to pay for a marker. It will remain unmarked, according to Duane Broyles, president of the Fairmount Memorial Association, Greenwood’s parent company, because they don’t want to attract disrespectful curiosity seekers to the site.