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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.
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.
Two women have asked a neighbor in a Spokane Valley mobile home park to remove a toy they believe is racist from the front of his garage. The man said the toy, a depiction of a black man hanging by string from the front of a garage door, isn’t meant to be racially insensitive but a chew toy for his dog.
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.
The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people.
Police say they have found 11 bodies, 10 of them blindfolded and hanging from the roof of a home in the northern part of the Indian capital.
The office of the U.N. human rights chief is decrying the “mass hanging” of 42 prisoners at an Iraqi prison.
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.”
“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).
President Woodrow Wilson denied clemency for convicted murderer Edward Mayberry.
Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store.
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.
The FBI says it will review a case in which a black, Muslim teenager was found hanging from a tree in Washington state.
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.
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.
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.
From our archives, 100 years ago A Potlatch Lumber Company laborer named Dan Pavich was called to court to testify in a lawsuit brought against the company by a widow named Mileta Milacich over the death of her husband.
Sue Walker hopes the gates that once welcomed Spokane criminals to their jail cells – and two to their deaths – will return as a symbol on the county courthouse grounds. “Let it be a life lesson,” she said.
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.
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.