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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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Cheney residents asked to keep streets clear of vehicles to aid in snow plowing City of Cheney officials are warning residents that if you park on the street, your vehicle must be moved if there’s a heavy snowfall this winter. Moving vehicles for...

 

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Cheney Clothing Exchange in need of winter gear Officials with the Cheney Clothing Exchange say they are seeing more and more homeless individuals using their services and are in need of more items. Volunteer coordinator Connie Oakes said the...

 

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Cheney folk singer/songwriter releases first album Cheney Indie folk singer/songwriter Brian Stai is issuing his first full-length solo album with a release show on Monday, Dec. 4, at The Bartlett in Spokane. The show begins at 8 p.m. Stai, who...

 

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StageWest brings back 1940s-era radio dramas StageWest Community Theatre is turning back time to the 1940s with its upcoming presentation of the popular Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol.” During those years, most homes had a radio as t...

 

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Cheney Christmas kids gifts registration begins The Cheney Outreach Center has begun registration for the annual Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids program. The registration period runs through 11:30 a.m., Dec. 13. Registration takes place at the...

 

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Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week  Olympia – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Nov. 5-12 as “Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week,” and the Washington State Patrol is offering drowsy driving prevention tips....

 

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STA seeks rider input on proposed route changes Spokane Transit Authority is implementing “more and better” transit service as part of the its “Moving Forward” plan approved by voters in 2016. The agency is seeking the public’s input on...

 

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SCOPE releases names of volunteer of the year winners The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Darwin McKibbins and Ken Dickson have been named as recipients of the Sheriff’s Community Oriented Police Effort (SCOPE) volunteers of th...

 

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FBLS students trick or trot Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to show some Halloween spirit by taking part in the “Trick-or-Trot” fun run hosted by the Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America club. Proceeds from the $7 per... Full story

 

Medical Lake mayor, council hopefuls meet the people

Candidates running for both mayor and seats on the Medical Lake City Council met citizens at a community forum Oct. 4 in the high school auditorium. Sponsored by Re-Imagine Medical Lake and moderated by Superintendent of Schools, Tim Ames, the forum...

 

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Cheney business holds crisis nursery fundraiser In conjunction with the celebration of its two-year anniversary, Sweet Pea Boutique in Cheney is holding a fundraiser for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. A portion of all sales throughout the entire... Full story

 

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Wiley to help dedicate Cheney Congregational ‘Peace Pole’ Cheney Congregational Church is sponsoring a second “Peace Event” on Sunday, Oct. 8, featuring guest speaker LaRae Wiley of Spokane’s Salish School. This event takes place in the fel...

 

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Ice Age Floods hikes offered The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter is sponsoring a pair of hikes Oct. 7 and 8 to look at the geology of the upper Grand Coulee. Saturday, Oct. 7, is a hike to the Castle Lake Basin, located near the...

 

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New works on display at EWU gallery Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is displaying new works by artist Garrick Simonsen beginning Sept. 27 and running through Oct. 26. Simonsen will give a lecture on Sept. 27 at the gallery, located in...

 

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Revenue launches new streamlined website OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Revenue has announced the launch of its new website.  In a Sept. 12 news release, the department stated the newly designed website, launched Saturday, Sept. 9, o...

 

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Cheney Youth Court members sought for coming year Cheney’s Youth Court is looking for members to fill positions. The court is a teen peer-review court that hears civil infractions committed by youth within the court’s jurisdiction. Youth Court... Full story

 

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Miss Cheney Rodeo applications available Applications to compete and possibly become Miss Cheney Rodeo 2018 are now available. The application process closes Oct. 1, with the competition taking place Oct. 20-21 at the Cheney Rodeo grounds. The packet...

 

Eastern closes camp, prepares for 2017 opener at Texas Tech

Will Eastern Washington University begin to hang its hat on the defense rack in 2017? Probably not, but for the second time in a week in preseason camp scrimmages it has been the "D," that has been...

 

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