AG Barr skips hearing, Spokane schools increase restraints, and other headlines

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NEWS: Pay raises for teachers last summer should have been a huge win. Instead, it backfired, with layoff notices given to hundreds.


NEWS: A Spokane Police detective alleges that he's the one in trouble for simply pointing out another cop's error.

IN OTHER NEWS...

Stoking fear
A one-time candidate for Stevens County Sheriff figured out the secret for extorting members of his own right-wing militia: Blame the threats on the Mexican drug cartel. (Spokesman-Review)

No restraint
The number of times Spokane Public Schools has used restraint or isolation has again increased, according to the most recent data. But the district says the numbers are distorted. (Spokesman-Review)


Lockdown activated
Rogers High School briefly went into lockdown yesterday because a student reported seeing a picture of another student holding a gun on Snapchat. (KXLY)

Seattle is maybe not dying
For the first time since 2012, the number of homeless people in Seattle has dropped. (Seattle Times)

click to enlarge Attorney General William Barr at the “First Step Act Celebration” at the White House in Washington, April 1, 2019. - SARAH SILBIGER/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Attorney General William Barr at the “First Step Act Celebration” at the White House in Washington, April 1, 2019.
Running from the problem
Attorney General William Barr, scheduled to attend a hearing Thursday on Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, simply decided to skip it. (Associated Press

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.