Friday, June 16, 2017

The cost of reduced school suspensions, Amazon gobbles up Whole Foods, and other morning headlines

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NEWS: On Twitter, a Spokane Valley councilman said that "Countries don't, and shouldn't, care for children. Parents do!" Here's what else Ed Pace said, and what he claims he meant.

An all-white Spokane jury acquitted a white man of manslaughter and murder charges last month for fatally shooting a black man in the back while he was walking away after a fight. The Spokane Ministers Fellowship, Spokane Community Against Racism and the Spokane branch of the NAACP are organizing a "March for Justice" tomorrow to highlight what they see as racial injustice in Spokane.

click to enlarge The cost of reduced school suspensions, Amazon gobbles up Whole Foods, and other morning headlines
SPS Superintendent Shelley Redinger has dramatically reduced suspension rates, but some teachers are frustrated about the impact on their classroom.

Arcade smoke
Mike Fagan, a marijuana opponent, has come to the defense of a pot shop whose license was denied for being too close to an arcade. (Spokesman-Review)

Lacking discipline?
Spokane Public Schools brings down its suspension and expulsion rates, but some teachers and parents are worried that the progress has come at the cost of classroom management. (Spokesman-Review)

Think kale, but beneath layers of packing peanuts

Amazon buys Whole Foods. What's next? A newspaper? (New York Times)

Dreams live on
President Trump, despite his intense anti-immigration campaign rhetoric, decides not to deport "Dreamers" — for now. (New York Times)

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters was a staff reporter for the Inlander from 2009 to 2023. He reported on a wide swath of topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.His work investigated deep flaws in the Washington...