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STA to stop collecting fares, offer free door-to-door rides to seniors

The Spokane Transit Authority will suspend fare collection, board most passengers by the rear doors of buses and offer free van rides to people age 60 and over traveling to essential destinations in an effort to boost safety on the bus and paratransit system during the coronavirus pandemic.

Special education during shutdown on tap at special Spokane Schools meeting

Spokane Public Schools will hold a virtual question-and-answer session Wednesday to address the issue of special education during the coronavirus-related closure. The session will be held from 2-3 p.m., and a link will be provided before the meeting on the district’s website.

Eye on Boise: Citizens need more openness and transparency from their government

When the Idaho Press Club won its public records lawsuit against Ada County, the judge ruled the county had repeatedly flouted the law by taking the position that all public records are exempt from disclosure if they could possibly affect an array of broad concerns including “privacy,” “deliberative process,” “attorney-client,” “personnel,” and so forth – without reference to any of the more than 100 specific exemptions in the law.

Spokane Public Schools adds food-access sites, closes playgrounds

Spokane Public Schools is widening access to food but limiting playground opportunities in the face of the COVID-19 threat. In a letter sent to families Friday night, the district announced that meals will be served beginning Monday at 24 sites, an increase of three from last week. The new sites are Audubon, Bemiss and Cooper elementary schools.

Spokane Public Schools meets demand for to-go food but anticipates need will grow

After a few adjustments, food distribution at Spokane Public Schools hit its stride Friday in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Not a single site ran out of food today, which is awesome,” district spokesperson Ally Barrera said after the district served about 3,500 children at 21 buildings throughout the city.

Federal, state courts ordered to halt in-person hearings through at least mid-April

The order from U.S. District Court Chief Judge Thomas O. Rice affects grand jury proceedings, civil and criminal cases, as well as naturalization ceremonies. At least one federal public defender in the region said the move could jeopardize the health of some criminal defendants imprisoned and awaiting trial or sentencing.