Friday, September 4, 2015

MB: No teachers strike, mayor's late line-item budget, state auditor faces new felonies

Posted By on Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 9:24 AM


Spokane Public School District teachers will not strike after tentative agreement reached. (Spokesman-Review) 

Mayor David Condon won't release his line-item budget until a day before he faces reelection. Condon released a proposed budget earlier this week, but the more detailed line-item document includes salaries of city employees. (Inlander)

The family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes filed a federal lawsuit seeking more that $25 million in damages after Pasco police officers shot and killed the man. (Tri-City Herald)

The Community Bill of Rights challenge will be heard by the Washington Supreme Court. (Spokesman-Review) 


State Auditor Troy Kelley faces eight new felony charges, alleging money laundering and tax evasion. That's on top of the 10-count indictment issued earlier this summer. (Seattle Times)

The feds now have to get warrants to use secretive cell phone tracking technology, known as Stingrays, the Justice Department says. (New York Times)

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent, the lowest mark since April 2008. (Washington Post)

The Rowan county Clerk's Office is now issuing marriage licenses to gay couples with clerk Kim Davis behind bars. Davis refused to issue the licenses to gay couples for religious reasons despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year. U.S. District Judge David Bunning says Davids will remain in jail until she complies. (CNN) 

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.