Judge: No sanctions in Wash. teacher strike

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A judge says he is giving more time to all parties involved in a teacher strike in Washington state's third-largest school district to resolve the contract dispute.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Bryan Chushcoff says they'll get until Sept. 27 to reach a deal and that he won't issue any fines -- for now. He made the ruling at a hearing Friday to determine if teachers in Tacoma are obeying a court order to end their strike.

The News Tribune says Chushcoff put the teachers on notice that they could be fined for violating his restraining order.

He ordered the teachers union and the school district to turn over their contract proposals to him and the news media. He also wants to see the Tacoma Education Association's financial records.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com