News you missed while you were sleeping
SPOKANE, Wash. — Happy Wednesday (it’s only Wednesday?)! It’s going to be another beautiful day today with sunny skies and mid 70s. Perfect weather for National Ride Your Bike to School Day!
Here’s the other news you need to start your day:
The royal baby has been debuted! But not its name. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first appearance with their newborn son just minutes ago but didn’t say what his name is. See pictures and video here.
You might have trouble finding an Uber or Lyft today. Rideshare drivers across the country say they plan to strike today by turning off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Demonstrations are planned in at least 10 big cities.
As school districts around the state work to make up for major budget shortfalls, district leaders in Mead have come up with a solution which they feel allows them to keep as many staff members as possible. The Mead School Board approved a plan last night to close both the district’s alternative school, M.E.A.D., and STEM school, Riverpoint Academy. Counselors will begin talking individually with each student today to help them figure out how to transition to Mead High, Mt. Spokane, Five Mile Prairie or another option that fits their circumstance.
Some House lawmakers will take a vote today to decide whether to hold the nation’s top law enforcement official in contempt of Congress. The House Judiciary Committee is upset with Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the Mueller report and his refusal to release it in full. If the contempt vote is approved by the committee, it would go to the full House where Democrats have a 38-seat majority. Get caught up on the whole situation here.
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