Stories tagged: burial
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is buried at home after weeks of drama
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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