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 By JOHN TAVES    Neighborhood    August 8, 2013

Garden produce welcome at Cheney Food Bank

The Cheney Food Bank and the Cheney Clothing Exchange are located in two adjacent units of the Wren Pierson Building at the corner of Third Street and C Street. Retired Col. John Matthews (U.S. Air Fo...

 By John Taves    Opinion    December 13, 2012

What environmental impacts should a new coal terminal project address?

My column in last week’s Cheney Free Press (“Coal exports: Are they opportunity or curse?) addressed a number reasons for and against constructing the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, Wash. This week I address issues concerning...

 By JOHN TAVES    Opinion    December 6, 2012

Coal exports: Are they opportunity or curse?

A big question these days is whether it would be good or bad to build large coal-shipping terminals in Washington and Oregon, enabling transport of substantial quantities of U.S. coal to China and possibly other Asian countries. The answer is not...