MB: Teacher strike looms, Lichty hits Condon on ombudsman issues, Brady suspension lifted



Mayoral candidate Shar Lichty blames problems with the Office of Police Ombudsman on Mayor David Condon, who ran on a platform of greater police oversight. (Inlander)

With the deadline for contract negotiations looming, the Spokane School Board voted to allow the district to take the Spokane Educational Association to court if teachers strike Friday. (KXLY)

Inmates in Spokane will soon be using tablet computers. (Spokesman-Review) 


The Kentucky county clerk who still won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples is due in court today. She faces contempt charges, but she can't be fired. (Washington Post, NPR) 

Tom Brady's four-game suspension nullified by judge. (Yahoo)

Pretrial hearings for the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray began yesterday. Here's what you need to know. (Baltimore Sun) 

Desperate Crossing: A stunning photo essay showing 733 African migrants crammed onto two fishing boats as they drift across the Mediterranean Sea to a destination 300 miles away. (New York Times)