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Capital Punishment on Trial

Capital Punishment on Trial

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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.

State House Committee Drafts New Higher Education Legislation

Emily Lin-Jones

January 31, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Having declared education a top priority for the 2013 term, Washington state legislators are opening the new legislative session by discussing a variety of higher education issues including tuition, financial aid programs and student debt. The House Committee of Higher Education met Tuesday, Jan....

Rep. Maureen Walsh addresses marriage equality in lecture

Rachel Alexander

March 29, 2012


Filed under NEWS

"I'm not very good with my speech or delivery. I just got a little lucky." These are the modest words of State Representative Maureen Walsh (R), whose speech in defense of gay marriage on the floor of the legislature has garnered over 1.2 million views on YouTube. Walsh spoke to the Whitman community...

Whitman community responds to the passage of the same-sex marriage bill, Maureen Walsh video

Dylan Tull

February 16, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Gay and civil rights activists celebrated a massive victory in Washington State when Governor Christine Gregoire signed the bill to legalize same-sex marriage into law last Monday, Feb. 13. The bill, which appeared to slide through the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives with ease, was...

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