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Spokane Valley mobile home neighbors upset by dog toy depicting black man being lynched

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 …


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 …


Japan hangs last 6 members of cult behind subway gas attack

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 …


Police find 11 bodies from home in Indian capital

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.


‘Mass hanging’ of 42 in Iraq draws ire of U.N. human rights office

The office of the U.N. human rights chief is decrying the “mass hanging” of 42 prisoners at an Iraqi prison.


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 …


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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: President Wilson declines clemency for convicted killer Mayberry

President Woodrow Wilson denied clemency for convicted murderer Edward Mayberry.


4-year-old boy accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store

Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store.


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.


FBI to review case of Muslim teen found hanging from tree in Washington

The FBI says it will review a case in which a black, Muslim teenager was found hanging from a tree in Washington state.


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.


100 years ago in Spokane: An interracial marriage makes front-page news

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.


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 …


100 years ago near Plummer, Idaho: Man who testified in favor of Potlatch Lumber found hanging from tree

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 …


Effort underway to restore jail’s ‘gallows gates’ at county courthouse

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 …


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 …


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 …