Friday, April 30, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: On the edge of Bloomsday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 7:57 AM

Pink slip time It's that season again: The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and Spokane Public Schools is laying employees off. This year, because of dwindling enrollment numbers due to birthrate ebbs, eighteen Spokane School district employees received pink slips. They will likely be hired back before the school year starts. (No teachers were permanently laid off last year, despite the large numbers of pink slips issued.)

The smell of asbestos in the morning Spokane International Airport's facing a fine due to violating as many as six health and safety rules during an innovation project. 

To the seekers of swag It's Bloomsday trade show day. If you're running, report to the Convention Center. Even if you're not, you can get free stuff.

Trial three The trial of three Idaho men accused of hate crimes starts today. This is the third time that that sentence has been true for the same men over the same incident.

The resurrection of Crist Florida Governor Charlie Crist was going to lose his primary race to be the Republican Senate candidate. He saw the polls, he heard the pundit. So he did what any of us victory-hungry politicians would do — pull a Lieberman.

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...