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Arizona Botched Execution Not That Uncommon

Arizona Botched Execution Not That Uncommon

The Arizona execution of convicted murderer James Woods made headlines on July 23 after the death row inmate suffered for two hours following a lethal-injection. This botched execution in Arizona, while gruesome, is not all that uncommon. Prisoner Joseph Woods was sentenced to death for murder. Prior to his execution, the criminal petitioned the court […]

Arizona Execution Raises Lethal Injection Questions: What Where Why

Arizona Execution Raises Lethal Injection Questions: What Where Why

In what is being called another botched execution, in which Arizona convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood took nearly two hours to die on Wednesday, questions have again arisen surrounding lethal injections and whether or not this method of putting convicted criminals to death should be continued. Concerns include whether the method violates prisoners’ 8th Amendment rights of not being […]

Arizona Inmate Takes 90 Minutes to Die in Lethal Injection Execution

Arizona Inmate Takes 90 Minutes to Die in Lethal Injection Execution

An Arizona execution by lethal injection yesterday left convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood alive for more than 90 minutes, long enough for his attorneys to file emergency appeals to stop the process, citing violation of Wood’s Eighth Amendment rights to death without cruel and unusual punishment. Wood’s defense attorney Dale Baich called it a botched execution, and said that […]

Arizona Has Apparent Botched Execution

Arizona Has Apparent Botched Execution

  In yet another apparent botched execution, this time in Arizona, a condemned double murderer was allegedly stated to gasp and snort nearly 600 times in the nearly 120 minutes it took him to die on Wednesday. Reports coming from the prison state it took Joseph Wood two hours to expire. He was said to […]

Arizona Representative Mistakes YMCA Campers for Migrant Children

Arizona Representative Mistakes YMCA Campers for Migrant Children

Adam Kwasman, who is an Arizona Republican state representative and also a congressional candidate, seemingly believed that it would be a good idea to begin a protest close to Tucson yesterday against a school bus that was filled with YMCA children he allegedly believed to be migrant children travelling to a housing facility. As the […]

Same-Sex Marriage Could Earn Arizona $62 Million

Same-Sex Marriage Could Earn Arizona $62 Million

A group of Phoenix residents is using a recent report on gay marriage as part of a campaign to legalize the practice. The report, released by the Williams Institute, indicated that Arizona could earn up to $62 million in three years if it allows same-sex marriage. Some of the measure’s more well-known backers are Tom […]

Arizona Wildfires Endanger the Forest

Arizona Wildfires Endanger the Forest

Wildfires destroy vast forested areas in Arizona designated recreational destinations. Tourists and residents who grow up in, near and around this wondrous land use these areas for camping, fishing and vacationing. Anyone who has spent time in the forests of Arizona appreciates the beauty of these natural settings. The peace and enjoyment bring many residents and […]

Arizona: Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuit Ignites

Arizona: Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuit Ignites

The state of Arizona is about to be thrown into the Yarnell Hill Fire lawsuit situation that may ignite into much finger-pointing on both sides of the issue. Last year at this time 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire in an area where smoke choked the […]

McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Protecting Desert Habitat for Generations

McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Protecting Desert Habitat for Generations

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a protected area of natural desert habitat of 27,800 acres in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is one-third of the total land area of the city and includes part of the Sonoran Desert, McDowell Mountains, and natural corridors to the Tonto National Forest and Maricopa County Regional Park. The decision to preserve […]

Bats: Common Myths and How to Repel Them

Bats: Common Myths and How to Repel Them

Bats are not exactly man’s best friend. They are neither attractive nor sought after creatures. Generally, they are considered a nuisance or pests. There are also several common myths associated with bats that need to be addressed, as well as suggestions on how to repel them. Here are some facts, common myths, and ways to […]

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