President Donald Trump asserted Monday that he is the ultimate decision-maker for determining how and when to relax the nation’s social distancing guidelines as he grows anxious to reopen the coronavirus-stricken country as soon as possible.
The Spokane Transit Authority announced the suspension of fares March 24 in an effort to promote social distancing and help get people around during the coronavirus pandemic. But City Councilwoman Kate Burke said the public transit provider should consider making free service permanent and fund the service completely through tax revenue. Doing so would present future funding challenges, STA says.
“Short of a vaccine, which people continue to tell us is 12-18 months away, we have to figure out if it’s safe to come back even in the fall,” state Superintendent Chris Reykdal said. “Will we see a spike in cases if we are all sort of released from our social-distancing framework?”
In the wake of Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision Monday to close all schools for the rest of the academic year, Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger promised to offer more information later this week on coronavirus-related decisions.
At least the sun was shining Tuesday morning in Spokane. That was only fair considering the otherwise cloudy forecast for young families following Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision Monday to close all schools in the state through the end of the academic year.
Microsoft, Android, Amazon – our state is home to some of the most innovative online inventors in the world. Yet, expenditures on technology in public education have only worked to maintain the status quo rather than elevate the quality of education available to our students.
Considering the circumstances, the staff at Grant Elementary School did a wonderful job Monday morning. They offered books, games, hygiene products and wholesome food, all stuffed in bags and stacked at the front entrance.
Kenneth B. Caldero, 29, was shot once in the groin after a homeowner found him in his kitchen just before midnight, according to the sheriff’s office. No charges are expected to be filed against the homeowner who shot Caldero.
Spokane Public Schools is on spring break next week, but will continue to offer grab-and-go meals Monday through Friday. The district also has widened its food distribution network, sending buses to neighborhoods near Arlington, Audubon, Cooper, Sheridan and Stevens elementary schools. Meal distribution continues at 24 sites from 11 a.m. to noon every weekday.
As the Spokane Public Schools board pondered whether to delay its name-the-school campaign Wednesday night, Director Kevin Morrison offered the timeliest suggestion of all. “My personal choice is whoever makes the coronavirus vaccine,” Morrison quipped.
Spokane Public Schools will continue to offer grab-and-go meals during spring break week, April 6-10. The district also widened its food distribution network Monday, sending buses to neighborhoods near Arlington, Audubon, Cooper, Sheridan and Stevens elementary schools. Meal distribution continues at 24 sites, with distribution Monday through Friday from 11 a.m to noon.