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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Arizona Execution Heightens Questions on Lethal Injection

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the state's lethal-injection procedures after convicted murderer Joseph R. Wood III was seen gasping and snorting for more than an hour and a half before he died Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Governors, Death Penalty, Prison, Illinois, US News, US Supreme Court

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Arizona officials say execution was carried out properly

The Arizona Department of Corrections released initial information on Thursday about the prolonged execution of Joseph R. Wood III, stating that initial medical evidence showed that the execution was carried out properly.


Related Topix: Pima County, AZ, US Governors, Sports

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Arizona execution takes two hours: how ethics of death penalty are changing

A condemned Arizona man being executed for murder gasped for nearly two hours before dying late Wednesday, raising a fresh array of vexing questions about whether Americans can, ethically, continue to execute people sentenced to death by their fellow citizens.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News, US Governors, State Prisons, Prison

Cybercast News Service

ACLU, NAACP Seeking to Overturn Arizona's 'Racist' Ban on Race-Based AbortionsCNS

The ACLU claims that the The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 "relies on harmful racial stereotypes to stigmatize, shame, and discriminate against Black women and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who seek abortions."


Related Topix: ACLU, Asian-American, Abortion, US Governors, Maricopa County, AZ

Silicon Alley Insider

Death Row Prisoner Gasped For Air 660 Times Like 'A Fish On Shore' During Botched Execution

We know they used midazolam and hydromorphone. We know the combination was experimental.


Related Topix: Prison, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), US Governors, Death Penalty

Free Republic

Lawyers Tried to Stop Botched Execution After 1 Hour

"He has been gasping for more than an hour," lawyers said in an emergency appeal to halt the botched execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood yesterday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, US News, US Governors

The Washington Post

From burning at the stake to lethal injection, how America keeps reinventing capital punishment

Wednesday's execution in Arizona appears to be another case of lethal injection gone awry.


Related Topix: US Governors, Prison, Alternative, Kendall, Death Penalty, 9


Navajo Code Talkers Day Set Aside

Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1099 July 16, establishing Aug. 14 as Navajo Code Talkers Day in Arizona.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014


Death Row Inmate Gasps for Nearly Two Hours During Execution

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is ordering a review of the state's execution process after a condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before he died.


Related Topix: US Governors, Arizona Government, Arizona, Death Penalty

Tucson Weekly

The Skinny

Gov. Jan Brewer had two big court decisions go against her in recent weeks - but the litigation-happy gov is ready to keep fighting in court rather than comply with court orders.


Related Topix: US Governors, us Travel, Travel, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Politics, Barack Obama

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped.


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, US Governors

ABC Action News

AZ inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, US Governors


Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Prison, Death Penalty, State Prisons, US Governors

The Arizona Republic

10 new Arizona laws that will affect residents

The Arizona Legislature passed and Gov. Jan Brewer signed 278 new laws this year.


Related Topix: US Governors, Maricopa County, AZ

Phoenix New Times

Ralph Heap, 'Dr. Hypocrisy,' Campaigns Against Medicaid Expansion, But Took $130K in Medicaid Cash

Master and apprentice: Recalled former state Senator Russell Pearce talks with Ralph Heap , Pearce's revenge candidate in LD 25, in this photo Heap deleted from his Facebook page Tall with a buzz cut and a toothy grin, Dr. Ralph Heap is a banjo-pickin' orthopedic surgeon with a handsome family and enough charisma to worry incumbent Bob Worsley in ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, United Kingdom, Greater Manchester County, England, US Governors, Arizona, Arizona Government

Phoenix New Times

Jarrett Maupin, Congressional Candidate, Takes Partial Credit for Shanesha Taylor's Plea Deal

Jarrett Maupin, an Arizona Congressional candidate, reverend and community advocate, is taking some of the credit for Shanesha Taylor's money-for-freedom deal with prosecutors.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Family, Kids, US Governors, Parenting

Swing State Project

A state-by-state look at lieutenant gubernatorial elections in 2014

One of the often overlooked offices in America, state lieutenant governors have powers that vary from state to state with some presiding over the state Senate and others simply collecting a paycheck.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Arizona, Arizona Government, Janet Napolitano, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin

The Hill

Religious liberty belongs to everyone, not just the religious right

Turn on any cable news show and you're likely to hear conservatives on the religious right claiming that secularists aim to erode or end religious liberty in America.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Governors, Mississippi

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Look At Chuck Schumer's Ancient Phone

He is one of the most powerful people in Washington. A legendary political strategist.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ted Yoho, iPhone, Foreclosures, US Governors

Los Angeles Times

U.S. investigators focus on money laundering linked to border crisis

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, in short-sleeve shirt, and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on June 25 visit a facility in Nogales, Ariz., holding about 900 migrant children.


Related Topix: US Governors, Nogales, AZ, Drugs