Teachers are younger and overwhelmingly white across Spokane and Washington
Chris Cochrane a Ferris High School science teacher, utilizes his modernized classroom to teach his students basic chemistry on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Teachers are younger and overwhelmingly white across Spokane and Washington

UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 5:31 P.M.

Washington State teachers are younger and whiter, according to a recent study by the University of Washington. The findings mirror Spokane’s teacher population, said Mary Templeton the district’s director of certificated personnel.





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This Sunday morning, when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, there will be an annular solar eclipse. (NASA / Washington Post)
This Sunday morning, when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, there will be an annular solar eclipse. (NASA / Washington Post)

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse occurs Sunday morning – here’s how to watch

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6:26 A.M.

new This Sunday morning, when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, there will be an annular solar eclipse. This eclipse’s path stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Africa, through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Congo, according to Fred Espenak, a retired NASA eclipse expert.




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John R.K. Howard takes a seat during his sentencing hearing, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the courthouse in Twin Falls, Idaho. District Judge Randy Stoker has sentenced John R.K. Howard, a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town. (DREW NASH, TIMES-NEWS / Drew Nash / The Times-News)

Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 6:47 P.M.

An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town.



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Security firm discloses bug that exposed passwords

UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 7:15 P.M.

Security firm Cloudflare disclosed late Thursday that a long-running bug in its security systems may have leaked information, including potentially personal information, from thousands of sites including Uber, Fitbit and OK Cupid. The problem was first uncovered by Google security ...



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Political calculations threaten government data

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

The U.S. government produces some of the best and most complete data in the world – information that helps the economy work well. Trustworthy statistics are a vital national asset.

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