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Honor Life: Abolish the Death Penalty

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By Victoria Thorpe, co-chair of PJALS Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group Honor Life: Abolish the Death Penalty was a very successful event presented to the Spokane community July 21st, 2012.  Our special guest speaker was Jason Baldwin, of the West Memphis Three,  who echoed our goals beautifully in his own words, “There are those […]

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Honoring Life: Abolishing the Death Penalty

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Learn more about the West Memphis Three and Jason’s case — join us on Monday July 9 at 6:30 at The Magic Lantern Lantern theater at 25 W. Main for the film “Paradise Lost,” the story of the West Memphis Three, from their 1993 murder convictions to 2011 release from prison. This showing is free of charge. All […]

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Safe & Just Alternatives: Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty

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By Shar Lichty The death penalty is the issue that stirs up the most emotional responses for me. It is also the issue I have actively worked on the longest. So I am very excited about current statewide efforts to abolish the death penalty in Washington State. This year brings a new and robust campaign […]

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Death and Life in the USA

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War By Rusty Nelson The death penalty in the US looks a lot like it did in 1986. In fact it looks so similar that, for the 87th time, I’m tempted to throw up my hands and give up any hope that capital punishment will be abolished in my lifetime. But, […]

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Change doesn’t happen from staying silent

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By Alyssa Henderson, intern For every person, there is a story meant to be told. And for some people, that story has the power to transform a life. On September 26, I had the honor of meeting a man whose story impacted my life in a very meaningful way. I walked away with a new […]

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