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Trump says he’ll decide on easing guidelines, not governors

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.

Getting There: Fare-free buses came to Spokane out of necessity; 1 councilwoman wants STA to keep it

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.

State superintendent says even fall may be too soon to return to school

“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?”

Spring break won’t stop Spokane Public Schools from distributing food

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.

Schools roundup: Districts across Spokane County continue meal services, offering Chromebooks, some child care

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.