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More Than 100 People In Washington Used Lethal Prescriptions

More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington’s Death with Dignity law

06/04/2014

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Report: Juries More Likely To Sentence African Americans To Death

Two years ago, when Washington’s Supreme Court was reviewing the death sentence assigned to a black man accused of raping and murdering a 65-year-old woman, Justice Charles Wiggins found himself troubled by numbers.

02/24/2014

File photo of Gov. Jay Inslee.  (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Governor Inslee Suspends Death Penalty

Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”

02/11/2014

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