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Spokane County issues burn upgraded restrictions Hot, dry weather and elevated fire potential have prompted the Spokane County Fire Code official to issue burn restrictions for the unincorporated areas of the county. The restrictions went into...

 

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Cheney Outreach Center launches school supply drive While the start of school is still over a month away, parents and children are already in search of new school supplies. Cheney’s Outreach Center is asking for donations of new and unused school...

 

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Scammers at it again with fake law enforcement warnings The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports of scammers trying to lie, intimidate, trick, and threaten people into giving up their hard-earned money or personal...

 

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Butterfly event at Turnbull is family friendly and free The public is invited to attend a free hands-on, family-friendly event at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to learn about monarch butterflies, their habitat and how you can help conserve these...

 

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Department of Licensing takes steps to comply with Real ID Act Starting July 1, 2018, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will begin marking all standard driver licenses and ID cards with the language, “federal limits apply.” The change aims to...

 

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Vets Cemetery Memorial Day program The community is invited to attend the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Memorial Day ceremony at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery west of Medical Lake on Monday, May 28, from 11a.m. – noon. A...

 

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Cheney fire department holds May 12 open house The Cheney Fire Department is holding an open house on Saturday May 12. The event is sponsored by Cheney Professional Firefighters Local 1919 in conjunction with the Cheney Volunteer Firefighters and...

 

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Mazzaferro joins staff in Medical Lake The Natural Health Center & Regenerative Medicine, located in Medical Lake, has announced the addition of Dr. Adam Mazzaferro as the newest member of its team of specialists. According to an April 17 news releas...

 

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Input sought on water plan, critical areas and zoning changes Cheney planning department staff are looking for public comment on three revisions and updates to the city’s planning and zoning documents. The first is a proposed update to the...

 

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Area libraries celebrate 20 years of Día Día turns 20 in 2018! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for...

 

Locals excel at Pelluer Invite

The Eastern Washington University track and field team had successful marks throughout the day at the 46th Annual Pelluer Invitational April 14 with Medical Lake freshman Lexi Rolan and sophomore...

 

Dye concerned about water over dams

Ninth District state Rep. Mary Dye, (R-Pomeroy) recently joined U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, (R-Sunnyside) and key stakeholders in expressing opposition to judicial orders allowing more water to be spilled over regional dams. The meeting came as the...

 

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Effective government forum April 16 at Moran Prairie People For Effective Government (PEG) is sponsoring a free, public forum on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Moran Prairie County Library, 6004 S. Regal St. on Spokane’s South Hill.   The...

 

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Airway Heights man dies in SR 902 crash An Airway Heights man died in a one-car accident that took place March 29 on State Route 902. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, Ora J. Seifert, 75, was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer westbound...

 

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Governor signs bill to expand higher education funding Students seeking financial assistance to pursue a certificate or degree through a professional-technical program will now have the same scholarship opportunities as those planning to attend...

 

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Travelers shoud arrive earlier for flights Spokane International Airport officials are asking passengers to arrive 90 minutes prior to their scheduled boarding time due to new nonstop destinations and growth in available seats. In addition, the...

 

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Annual Cheney Clean Sweep takes place April 21 The city of Cheney is seeking individual volunteers and groups to help clean up the city in the 11th annual Cheney Clean Sweep. The community-wide cleanup effort takes place Saturday, April 21,...

 

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Miss Cheney Rodeo coronation banquet tickets available The 51st annual Miss Cheney Rodeo coronation is taking place Saturday, March 10 at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute in Spokane. The coronation of Miss Cheney Rodeo Kaleigh Driver, along with...

 

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One arrest in Medical Lake exit accident An early morning collision on Interstate 90 near the Medical Lake exit was apparently caused by a cellphone. According to a Washington State Patrol press release, at approximately 12:05 a.m. Feb. 7, a black,...

 

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Lisa Brown to appear at Cheney forum Former Washington State University-Spokane chancellor and current 5th District congressional candidate Lisa Brown (D-Spokane) is slated to appear at a community forum at Cheney’s Wren Pierson Community Center...

 

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Alert deputy intervenes to stop suicide attempt A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy is being credited with thwarting a suicide attempt in a West Plains parking lot. Deputy Brad Humphrey noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Airway Heights Walmar...

 

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County library has family passes to Mobius, Northwest MAC Spokane County Library District has a new way for library customers to visit local cultural and educational centers — family museum passes, available at all libraries. In partnership with...

 

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Christmas tree disposal available in Cheney If you’re a Cheney resident and you’re just now taking down your Christmas tree, the city’s Solid Waste Department would be happy to help you dispose of it. Residents can place their discarded tree,...

 

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Christmas tree disposal not free The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System wants residents to know that it does not dispose of Christmas trees for free at regional transfer stations or at the Waste to Energy facility on Geiger Boulevard. Some...

 

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West Plains Christmas Trees raffled this Saturday Tickets are still on sale for eight, fabulously festooned Christmas trees being raffled this Saturday to support local veterans causes. The beautiful trees are loaded with prizes, gift certificates,...

 

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