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  • Guards in Spokane schools won’t be armed

    A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.


  • 3-Minute Mic brings lively literary energy

    You’re encouraged to be relatively quiet in a bookstore, to browse and read silently without disturbing anybody. That’s not the case with 3-Minute Mic. On the first Friday of every …


  • Finch Elementary placed on state heritage register

    John A. Finch Elementary School was placed on the Washington Heritage Register at a meeting of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation in Spokane last week. “We …


  • North Central’s balloon shop benefits buyers, sellers

    At North Central High School’s balloon shop, Dreams Inflate, the student workers are bracing for the Halloween rush. Last year, Valentine’s Day was so busy they had to set up …


  • Poets engage in word war

    Every year since 2004, slam poets from all over the country (and some from outside the United States) have convened for a weekend in some city to compete for the …


  • Schools, TV station consider cutting ties

    Spokane Public Schools’ board voted unanimously Wednesday to begin negotiations with KSPS about the possibility of separating the public television station from the school district. If KSPS’ board – the …


  • Spokane Public Schools avoids further cuts

    Spokane Public Schools’ budget situation for the 2012-’13 school year is better than it has been in almost a decade, meaning there will be no layoff notices or agonizing decisions …


  • Spokane schools officials’ pay frozen

    Spokane Public Schools central administrators’ pay will remain unchanged for the 2012-’13 school year, district officials announced Monday. The decision comes as the district’s upcoming budget is being finalized.


  • Spokane Schools wants to charge for public records

    OLYMPIA – Faced with a rapidly growing number of requests for public records, Spokane Public Schools wants to charge the public for the cost of locating and preparing those records. …


  • Campaign-limit trend shifts to smaller races

    Campaign contributions for elected offices in state, county and city governments are limited to a maximum of $1,600. But smaller political races, such as school board, fire commissioner, park board …


  • Board votes unanimously to move Jefferson Elementary

    After a year of analysis, traffic and home sale surveys and hundreds of public comments, the Spokane Public Schools board unanimously voted Wednesday to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …


  • Rogers candidate for historic registers

    When John R. Rogers High School was built in the early 1930s, the school board ordered old desks to be refinished and all of the new building materials to be …


  • District narrows Jefferson Elementary relocation to 2 sites

    The options for relocation of Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary School have been narrowed to two – one east and one west, according to a recently released report prepared by Spokane Public …


  • Walla Walla Foundry helps sculptors bring imaginations to life

    Heat emanating from molten metal poured at the Walla Walla Foundry makes a sweltering summer day seem cool. But the result of that 2,000-degree work is well worth the sweat.


  • Jefferson plans weighed

    There was no escaping neighborhood opposition when Spokane Public Schools held an open house about the remodeling and possible relocation of Jefferson Elementary in the school’s gymnasium Tuesday evening. Poised …


  • Schools hope to stave off cuts

    Early budget forecasts show Spokane Public Schools may be looking to fill a gap of more than $2 million next school year. But the district is hoping to stave off …

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