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Capital Punishment on Trial

Capital Punishment on Trial

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017

Around ten o'clock on the night of January 4, 1993, Timothy Kaufman-Osborn stood outside the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. A little after midnight on January 5, Westley Allan Dodd would face the death penalty on three counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Not only would Dodd's execution be the first in Washington State in 27 years, but it would also be the first legal hanging in the US since 1965.

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

September 8, 2016

If you walked by the Walla Walla County Republican Headquarters in the red brick building on Second Avenue last week, you would not have found a soul there. Travel about a mile south though, and you would have found, amid the smell of fried dough and the mechanical whirs and jerks of a dozen carnival r...

Washington Charter Schools Persist

Ellen Ivens-Duran

April 14, 2016

Public schools in Washington are underfunded, but at least one school in Walla Walla will see more money come next fall.

United States Must Reconsider Rhetoric of ”˜Corpse for Corpse’

Andy Monserud

February 20, 2014

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that he would suspend the death penalty for the duration of his term. Washington will execute none of its nine death row inmates until Inslee leaves office. It's a good indicator of Inslee's opinion on the topic and hopefully a predictor of...

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