September 12, 2013 in City

Morning Review: More from Gail Gerlach; a big bank buyout; charter schools

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By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Local news

Gerlach asks for tax-payer support: Gail Gerlach, the Spokane plumber facing manslaughter charges for shooting a car thief, wants the court to foot the bill for the forensics experts needed to prepare his self-defense case.

Big bucks: Sterling Financial Corp., the highest-valued publicly traded corporation headquartered in Spokane, will officially merge with Umpqua Holdings Corp. of Portland. See what it means for our local branches.

A charter for the future: Spokane could have the first charter school in the state as early as next fall. On Wednesday the state Board of Education gave Spokane Public Schools the go-ahead.

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Hayden Meadows Elementary second-grader Josey Damron works on an iPad during class on Tuesday in Hayden. Students, parents and teachers are embarking on a new curriculum emphasis: technology.


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