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THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2010, 1:48 P.M.

Questions? We have questions

Lots of the blogs and comment threads on our website -- and other places, I'm sure -- are talking about last week's officer-involved shooting that took the live of Spokane Valley clergyman and businessman Wayne Creach.  Questioning of Deputy Brian Herzel, who fired the fatal shot, was delayed because he's been out of town on vacation.

I'm guessing some of the readers of A Matter of Opinion have thoughts to share on the whole episode.

Meanwhile, across the state in the Morton School District, parents opened the school year by protesting the continued employment of Michael Moulton, a high school history teacher who spent 16 days in jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault, misdemeanor, over his unwanted touching of four female students in 2008.

His teaching certificate was finally pulled this week, but only for a three-year suspension.  Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says outright revocation would have allowed Michael Moulton to apply for reinstatement after only a year.  We're running an editorial tomorrow saying the law should provide automatic and permanent revocation over a set of circumstances like that.

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