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57 min ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginia Keeps Drug For Lethal Injections That Had Problems Elsewhere

A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.


Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona

6 hrs ago | The Columbian

No Child Left Behind waiver appears to be working

Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Arizona

10 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Lawsuit says animal massage isn't vets' work

Three animal massage practitioners jointly filed a lawsuit against the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board in March, arguing that state regulators are unconstitutionally preventing them from doing their jobs.


Related Topix: Massage Therapy, Medicine, Health, Arizona

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Olympian

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Alex Kozinski poses for a portrait in the lobby of a Washington office building, Thursday, July 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Ohio


Fallin wants probe to include botched executions

Gov. Mary Fallin wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states, such as Ohio and Arizona, as they develop recommendations for improving how Oklahoma puts condemned inmates to death, the governor's spokesman said on Friday.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Ohio, Ohio Government, Arizona

Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

Family members of the victims, Jeanne Brown, left, who had a sister and father murdered, speaks during a news conference as her husband Richard Brown listens, after the nearly two hour long execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: Arizona, State Prisons, Prison, Florence, AZ, Death Penalty, US Governors, Jan Brewer

KOLD-TV Tucson

Crash backing up westbound traffic on I-10 near Kino

An early morning crash has slowed traffic on westbound I-10 near Kino. Emergency crews are currently working the scene.


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Arizona Residents Ditching Cars, Taking Transit

A new report finds that residents of Arizona are driving less-much, much less. Arizonans drive less that they did in the 1990s, in fact.


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Fri Jul 25, 2014


Arizona's McCain: 2-hour execution was torture

U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Arizona

ABC News

What We Dona TMt Know About Lethal Injection Drugs

Wood, a convicted murderer, died Wednesday nearly two hours after receiving what authorities said was a 50-milligram dose of both the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Arizona, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Chloride, Supplement, Death Penalty


Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death, and if things go wrong, expert enough to revive one if an order is given.


Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Death Penalty


Virginia Keeping Drug Used In Botched Executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.


Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona

Phoenix New Times

Arizona Becomes the Fifth State to Require ID For Cough Medication Containing DXM

Beginning yesterday, Arizonans must be 18 or older in order to purchase cough medicine containing the ingredient dextromethorphan without a prescription.


Related Topix: Arizona, Suppress, Dextromethorphan (generic), Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

The Town Talk

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

ST. LOUIS -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Arizona, Missouri, Alternative

When death row executions go wrong: The shocking details of SEVEN capital punishment horror stories

As Arizona death row inmate, murderer Joseph Wood takes TWO HOURS to die after being given a lethal injection, we look at seven other botched executions On Wednesday, convicted murderer Joseph Wood , 55, writhed in agony for two hours after being administered a lethal injection in Arizona.


Related Topix: Arizona, Celebrities, Tom Hanks, Fire

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Prolonged Arizona execution will bring more scrutiny of death penalty

Arizona's lengthy execution of convicted killer Joseph Rudolph Wood III will likely focus more attention on the nation's next executions, both scheduled for Aug. 6 in Missouri and Texas, death penalty experts said Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Arizona, Death Penalty, Violent Crime

Verde Independent

ADEQ: Focus on modernization, private-sector practices boosts efficiency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Henry Darwin testifies to a House committee on efficiency of regulators.


Related Topix: Arizona, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Shimkus

WDVD-FM Detroit

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, State Prisons, Prison, Arizona


Masking death penalty's violence increases suffering, Arizona execution shows

Toronto native John Radclive had been Canada's public executioner for years. Despite his habit of consuming quantities of alcohol that startled his hard-drinking contemporaries, starting a riot in Hull when he announced to a packed tavern that he had "come to hang a Frenchman, and hoped it would not be the last," and "altogether expressed himself ... (more)


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Arizona, Riot, Prison

Sonoran News

Monday, July 28 last day to register to vote in Primary Election

STATEWIDE Secretary of State Ken Bennett reminds Arizonans that Mon., July 28 before midnight is the last day to register to vote or update voter registration to cast a ballot in the upcoming August 26 Primary Election.


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