Mead teachers get a pay raise, McCain gets the last word and morning headlines


NEWS: Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she takes Donald Trump at his word. But what if that word is a proven lie? Well, that apparently hasn't shaken McMorris Rodgers' trust in the president.

NEWS: A man who was allegedly drunk and driving 100 mph in a 35 mph-zone may get off free because the cop copy and pasted the search warrant.

NATION: President Donald Trump belatedly said some kind words about the late Sen. John McCain, but McCain still got the last word.


Taking the plea
A Spokane Police officer pleaded guilty to helping his daughter after she assaulted a woman. The plea agreement brought his felony charge down to a misdemeanor. He will be placed on paid administrative leave while the Spokane Police Department conducts its own investigation. (Spokesman-Review)

Pay bump
Teachers in Mead School District agreed on a new contract that would give starting teachers a 16 percent raise. East Valley teachers also agreed on a new contract. Spokane Public Schools, meanwhile, has not reached an agreement yet. (Spokesman-Review/KXLY)

Winter is coming
The city is asking for help from any agency that can provide emergency housing for the homeless this fall, following the end of House of Charity's 24/7 shelter. (Spokesman-Review)

Fact check
President Trump called a preliminary deal between the U.S. and Mexico "maybe the largest trade deal ever." It's not. (New York Times)

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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.