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In brief: ‘Educating Spokane’ taking email questions

Thu., Oct. 27, 2011, midnight

For the first time, people will be able to email questions about Spokane Public Schools before or during the district’s live call-in show tonight.

“Educating Spokane” airs at 7:30 p.m. on KSPS.

School Board President Sue Chapin and board members Garret Daggett and Jeff Bierman will join Superintendent Nancy Stowell to answer questions.

People can email questions to Those who want to call in with questions can still do so at (509) 354-7711.

Staff report

Kootenai jail gets computer upgrade

The Kootenai County Jail says a new computer system will make arranging inmate visits easier and save the jail staff time.

People can now schedule visiting times or credit inmate commissary accounts by phone, online or at an electronic kiosk at the jail, according to a news release. Touch screen monitors installed with the upgrade will allow inmates to buy goods from the commissary without going through a clerk, saving more staff time, the release said.

The system was installed Oct. 7, the news release said.

The new system was installed at no cost by Telmate. In return, Telmate will receive half of the revenue generated by phone use, kiosk fees and extra visiting time.

To schedule a visit or credit an inmate account, visit and follow links to Kootenai County.

Daniel Person

Post Falls water to be chlorinated

Post Falls’ water division will chlorinate the city water system beginning Nov. 1 for 30 continuous days as part of routine maintenance, a news release said.

Chlorination is done in the spring and the fall every year. The chlorine concentration is 0.1 to 0.4 parts per million, the release said.

An odor or different taste may be noticeable during the process. Drinking water can be placed in a pitcher and left to sit out for several hours to dissipate the odor and taste.

Anyone with questions can call (208) 777-9857 or email

Staff report


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