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Spokane Teachers Vote to Strike Friday If Deal Not Reached

Pasco isn't the only school district facing potential delays in the start of school.

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Pasco School District Prepares for Strike – Passes Resolutions

After the weekend passed without any progress on a new contract with teachers, the Pasco School Board met Monday, and passed several resolutions preparing them for a potential strike September 1st.

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Mabton School Staff Learning to Fight With Bats

School shootings have prompted Mabton to think outside the box when it comes to keeping kids safe.

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State Supreme Court ‘Bullies’ Legislature Towards Special Educational Session

We're not legal experts, but now many are questioning if the State Supreme Court has the legal authority-within the Constitution-to boss the Legislature around.

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What Should Kennewick Do With the Fruitland Building?

Andrew, like thousands of Tri-Cities kids, spent a year in the Fruitland building while Highlands Middle School was remodeled. It's an extremely useful facility for that purpose, but it also sits empty for long periods. Is it the best use of the asset?

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Pasco teachers will strike September 1st. if no agreement reached
Pasco teachers will strike September 1st. if no agreement reached (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco Teachers Approve Strike If No Agreement Reached

If an agreement is not reached in their contract dispute with the Pasco School District by September 1st, Pasco teachers Wednesday night approved a strike vote by a margin of 77%.

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Should Local Districts Provide Pre-School? [POLL]

Pasco teachers are hoping for more money, and may strike for the first time since 1978. But another disagreement between teachers and the Pasco School District is over preschool. What do YOU think?

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Pasco schools seek mediator over collective bargaining
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Pasco School District Calls for Mediator over Collective Bargaining Agreement

Over 8 days of collective bargaining discussions have failed to produce a contract agreement with teachers moving forward, so the district is looking for a mediator.

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Should High School Hillside Letters Return to Benton County? [POLL]

Graduates of Richland and Hanford high schools are excited concrete block letters will make a return when renovation of the Fran Rish Stadium is complete. That has many others in Tri-Cities wishing for a return to hillside letters (also called Mountain Monograms). VOTE!

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Legislators Agree to Delay Classroom Reduction Plan

Finally, a rogue group of Democratic Senators in Olympia have agreed to delay implementation of part of the controversial class-reduction initiative. Now, legislators can finally adjourn the spring 2015 session.

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