Spokane schools gives teachers raises and layoffs, House pushes for clean power, and other headlines

click to enlarge A turkey struts its stuff near the Spokane river gorge. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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A turkey struts its stuff near the Spokane river gorge.


The Washington state House passes a bill mandating 100 percent clean power by 2045.

NEWS: Andy Billig worries that reducing lanes without adding bike lanes could make Sprague Avenue more dangerous for cyclists.

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In Defense of Seeing Sausage Making

Shawn Vestal may not be a fan of the conservative-leaning Better Spokane group, but he's also pretty skeptical of the union arguments against transparency. (Spokesman-Review)

The Wages of Raises
Spokane teachers got raises, but now the Spokane Public School district is facing a budget shortfall and has issued layoff notices to 300 of those teachers. (Spokesman-Review)

Sending them to Sanctuary
The White House discussed intentionally releasing migrants into immigrant-friendly sanctuary cities, in an apparent attempt to punish them. (New York Times)

Death Date
Conservatives on the Supreme Court clear the way for an Alabama execution — though too late for the inmate's scheduled execution date. (Washington Post)

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters is the Inlander's senior investigative reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...