A bill that would abolish the death penalty in Washington state has passed the state Senate and awaits action in the House. It has strong backing from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. This 2008 photo shows the execution chamber at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.
A bill that would abolish the death penalty in Washington state has passed the state Senate and awaits action in the House. It has strong backing from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. This 2008 photo shows the execution chamber at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. Ted S. Warren AP
A bill that would abolish the death penalty in Washington state has passed the state Senate and awaits action in the House. It has strong backing from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. This 2008 photo shows the execution chamber at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. Ted S. Warren AP

Our Voice: Capital punishment — necessary or outdated?

February 21, 2018 04:56 PM