Monday, August 29, 2016

New school discipline policy, reindeer deaths and Monday headlines

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Spokane schools adopt new discipline policy
In hopes of decreasing its high rate of suspensions, Spokane Public Schools has unveiled a new student discipline policy that puts new emphasis on communication and staff training. (Spokesman-Review)

Fire rages in central Washington
Officials have ordered evacuations as a fire in Chelan County has grown and threatened homes. (KXLY)

Drug maker offers cheaper EpiPen
In response to a steep price increase of a potentially life-saving allergy auto-injector, Mylan is offering a generic version of the device at $300, half the price of the brand name version. However, critics say more  could be done to make EpiPens more affordable. (Reuters)

Lightning strike kills hundreds of reindeer
In Norway, government officials are reporting that an unprecedented 300 reindeer have been left dead in the wake of a lighting storm.  (ABC)
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