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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 23, 2017 

Fairchild pioneers new DOD health system

Fairchild Air Force Base was seen as the perfect fit as a test bed and launch site for a new medical records program that will ultimately be rolled out to the entire Department of Defense. The base is...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 23, 2017 

Westwood robotics at EWU

Westwood Middle School's SeaPerch students were one of 80 teams from other area middle schools taking part in underwater robotics competition last Saturday at Eastern Washington University's pool....

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 23, 2017 

Stubborn winter not slowing STEP construction

Old Man Winter has had his share of making life difficult for many in the region with doses of both bitter cold and significant dumps of snow. But the Spokane Tribe of Indians seem to have danced...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    February 23, 2017 

Is freedom of the press really the issue here?

A “friend’s” Facebook post recently made a plea to “Hug a journalist today! There’s a reason Freedom of the Press is the FIRST Amendment to our Constitution. Stand up for that freedom and don’t let anyone try to take it away from us!”...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Medical Lake girls capture district championship

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 23, 2017 

1987:Cardinal girls first trip to state

Current Medical Lake girls' head basketball coach Kyle Lundberg was in seventh grade in his hometown of Yakima when the Cardinals made their first state tournament appearance in March 1987. Thirty yea...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Best cooks up savory roast of Eastern's football seniors

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Weston Thomas eighth at Mat Classic XXIX

Weston Thomas, wrestling at 113 pounds, earned an eighth place finish at the Mat Classic XXIX state tournament held in the Tacoma Dome last weekend. Thomas, who went to the event in 2016 as an alternate and did not compete, won a pair of matches the...


Best delivers savory roast

If there's such a thing, call last Saturday's senior sendoff for the Eastern Washington University football team a fast roast. And if roasting in a microwave is possible so as to speed up the... Full story


Bon Voyage Beau

On Jan. 16, arguably the most successful football coach in Eastern Washington University school history, Beau Baldwin, announced he was leaving Cheney having been hired at the University of... Full story


Bliznyuk helps Eagles blitz Vandals

It was a great balance of offense and defense, and usually when junior Bogdan Bliznyuk gets a double-double, the Eagles win. Bliznyuk finished with a game-high 25 points to go along with 13 rebounds... Full story


A Valentine's Day present

Medical Lake's head girls' basketball coach Kyle Lundberg got a memorable, and perhaps unexpected Valentines Day gift. It came wrapped up in Michaela Peterson's winning basket in the final two... Full story


Medical Lake boys' basketball qualify for state

Medical Lake went on a 12-5 run over the game's final 3 minutes and earned a 62-51 win over Okanogan Feb. 18. The win over the Caribou Trail League Bulldogs in Medical Lake means the Cardinals with a... Full story


ML boy's basketball seeking a repeat

The Medical Lake boys' basketball team administered a 66-40 crushing of Chewelah, Feb. 10 as they travel the path to a possible second berth in the 1A state championships in as many seasons. Read the... Full story


ML girl's basketball racing to state

The Medical Lake girls earned a 39-30 win over Deer Park Feb. 10 to advance to the District 7 championship. That's where the Cardinals earned a tense 32-30 victory over the Lakeside Eagles Feb. 14 at... Full story


Astronauts visit Hallett Elementary

Four NASA astronauts took more than just a small step when they visited Hallett Elementary School, Feb. 8. The astronauts - U.S. Air Force colonels Bob Behnken and Eric Boe, retired Marine Corps Col.... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 16, 2017

Denny McDaniel was more than just a grocer

The Medical Lake community lost another notable name on Jan. 22 when Denny McDaniel passed away at the age of 74. Better known probably by his first name - the title that he used for his grocery...


Card girls off to state tourney after Lakeside win

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ML boys win pair in districts

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Three Cards at Mat Classic

Sophomore Weston Thomas leads a contingent of three wrestlers from Medical Lake who will compete for state titles at Mat Classic XXIX in Tacoma Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 – 18. Thomas, who will wrestle at 113 pounds, finished third in regional...


Cards' skid ends

The Medical Lake boy's basketball team rustled up the right time to end a late-season slide. The Cardinals scored a tense 72-69 win in overtime over Colville Feb. 2 at home on senior night that put a... Full story


Perfect finish for ML girls' basketball

The Medical Lake girls completed its season not only as the 2016-17 Northeast A League regular season champions, but did so with a perfect 14-0 record in league play and a No. 1 seed. The team's... Full story


Cardinal girls complete perfect league season

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Eastern restocks its football shelves

Despite losing their head coach, and a handful of assistants, during one of the most crucial times in the offseason, Eastern Washington’s national powerhouse football team appears to have not missed a beat in announcing its 2017 recruiting class,...


Eastern, Portland State three-overtime game was one for the ages

im Hayford may have summed it up best. “It was head shaking,” the Eastern Washington University head coach said a day after his Eagles played a game for the ages in their 130-124 record-setting triple overtime Big Sky Conference victory over...


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