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Stories tagged: juvenile justice


Vickie L. Raines: State shirking duty to finance indigent public defense

It is time for the state of Washington to step up to the responsibility the U.S. Supreme Court gave it and fund counties for this service.


Court is right: ‘Children are different’

As society attempts to determine the proper balance between punishment and justice, it is time for the nation to re-examine the mandatory sentencing guidelines that were de rigueur in the …


Idaho juvenile justice more secretive than adult system

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When police arrest a man suspected of robbing a bank, you see his name in breaking news alerts. When a woman gets a prison sentence, you …


Boy’s life sentence in 1931 focus of new exhibit at WSU

PULLMAN — When 12-year-old Herbert Niccolls was sentenced to life in prison for shooting Asotin County Sheriff John Wormell in 1931, it prompted outcries from across the nation. One writer …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Several “delinquent and dependent children” had been sent to farm homes after an appeal was published in the paper seeking farmers willing to take …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago The law was cracking down on young “joyriders” and motorcycle thieves.


Shawn Vestal: Pardon would let wayward kids hear Ague’s story

Gov. Chris Gregoire has been fairly tight-fisted with pardons. But Starcia Ague presented a case the governor couldn’t refuse. Ague – a young woman who has spent eight years triumphing …