Randy Bracht

Randy Bracht is a reporter for The Center Square in Washington state. He is the former managing editor of the Grant County Journal newspaper in Ephrata, Washington, where he covered county and…

Public Education
Spokane-area schools reconsider how to spend money after voters turn down 5 costly bonds

(The Center Square) – Thirteen school districts in Spokane County saw 17 of 18 funding levies get approved by voters during Feb. 13 special elections. But five of those school… Read More

February 27, 2024
Public Education
Levies passing for most Spokane-area schools, but bond proposals failing

(The Center Square) – Property tax levy proposals for 13 Spokane-area school districts are passing – some narrowly – but voters in five districts are rejecting long-term, multi-million-dollar bond proposals,… Read More

February 15, 2024
Spokane lawmaker resurrects $86 million taxpayer-funded school lunch plan

(The Center Square) – A Spokane lawmaker is bringing back legislation to put school meals for every student attending public, charter, and state-tribal schools in Washington on the taxpayers’ tab. Read More

January 17, 2024
Divided Spokane City Council censures mayor over appearance at worship event

(The Center Square) – A divided Spokane City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to censure Mayor Nadine Woodward for her brief on-stage appearance at a large Christian worship gathering last… Read More

September 28, 2023
State not solely responsible for school construction, WA Supreme Court rules

(The Center Square) – The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is not constitutionally obligated to provide monies for capital construction projects to local school districts at the same level… Read More

September 8, 2023