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Articles from the January 10, 2013 edition

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 By John McCallum    Front Page    January 10, 2013

Cheney rescinds pot moratorium

Cheney City Council members voted unanimously to rescind a moratorium imposed at the Nov. 13, 2012 meeting on land use considerations revolving around production, processing or retailing of marijuana and products associated with its use in the city....

 
 Front Page    January 10, 2013

Monday morning mishap

This semi tractor-trailer rig had all lanes of SR 904 blocked about 11 a.m. Monday morning after it slid into the ditch in Four Lakes near the intersection of Melville Road and the Interstate 90 off...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    January 10, 2013

First year back on the job

John Hensley said he made a critical mistake when he retired from 28 years service in California law enforcement in 2006, one he won’t repeat next time he decides to hang up his badge. “Next time I retire, I’m going to have a plan,” Hensley...

 
 By James Eik    Front Page    January 10, 2013

Grant will fund AH sidewalk improvements

The year started quietly for the Airway Heights City Council in its first meeting of 2013, with only two action items on the Monday, Jan. 7 agenda. Airway Heights was recently awarded grand funding from the Transportation Improvement Board for...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    January 10, 2013

Around the clock workout

Snap Fitness is offering a round the clock group fitness class option for local exercise enthusiasts, and the Cheney location is the first to offer it in the Inland Northwest, and possibly even the...

 
 Education    January 10, 2013

Cub Scouts help to serve others in Medical Lake

Medical Lake Cub Scout Pack 307 helped local children with a good deed Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Scouts took time out of their winter break to deliver toys, books,...

 
 Education    January 10, 2013

CHS December Rotary Students of the Month

Cheney High School seniors Matt Bitz (left) and Calvin Berstler (right) were named Cheney Rotary Club Students of the Month for December 2012. Bitz is CHS student body president, a member of the...

 
 By from news service reports    Education    January 10, 2013

McManus play ‘Love’ comes to EWU’s Showalter Auditorium

“Love” follows the hilarious antics of the young Pat and his pal Crazy Eddie Muldoon, as they discover their fear of the dark is child’s play compared to their fear of GIRLS! But something keeps them wondering about love, romance, marriage and...

 
 By James Eik    Education    January 10, 2013

Talented trombonist Eubanks to perform with EWU jazz ensemble

Considered the premiere jazz trombonist of his generation, Robin Eubanks will entertain Spokane audiences Saturday, Jan. 12 at The Fox. Eubanks won’t be alone, and will perform with the Eastern...

 
 Opinion    January 10, 2013

Legislature should stop gutting higher education

In a Dec. 31 Associated Press article, Eastern Washington University President Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo said he hoped higher education didn’t turn into the state Legislature’s “rainy-day fund” for solving budget problems. Amen. Unfortunately...

 
 By Rep CATHY McMORRIS Rodgers    Opinion    January 10, 2013

Averting the looming fiscal cliff

In the last few weeks, Congress has been focused on keeping taxes from increasing and putting the U.S. government on a sustainable path toward growth and prosperity. Over long days and late nights, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we...

 
 Opinion    January 10, 2013

Giving credit to Senator Murray

Having been quick to criticize, I will give credit where it is due. After a nearly two-year struggle with the Veteran’s Administration, I reached out to Senator Murray’s office for help with my disability claim. One of her staff members, a...

 
 Opinion    January 10, 2013

Reducing the gun violence

The violence in schools needs to be reduced (nothing involving human interaction can be completely stopped). But the decision on what to do and how to do it rests with you. It’s symptomatic of a dysfunctional government and/or culture to see more...

 
 By Lenore Skenazy    Opinion    January 10, 2013

Perfect punch line: the mother-in-law of all jokes

If you ever need a punch line, here’s one you always can depend on: “...my mother-in-law!” Guaranteed laugh. Or, from me, a punch in the nose. Fact is I love my mother-in-law and am depressed that she is ailing. But mothers-in-law are just...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    January 10, 2013

Love for a healthy forest guides Tom Turley and his business

Tom Turley, owner of Turley Logging and Timber Management, is well known in this area. He has lived in Tyler since 1973. He met his wife, Kelly, at the Tyler store. Her folks owned the store at that...

 
 Obituaries    January 10, 2013

Paul J Evans

Paul J Evans (age 86) of Badger Lake, Wash. passed away surrounded by his family on Christmas Day. He had been battling pulmonary fibrosis for four years. Paul was born May 7, 1926 in Los Angeles,...

 
 Obituaries    January 10, 2013

Margaret A. Kaplan

Margaret A. Kaplan (age 92) longtime resident of Spangle, Wash. passed away Dec. 27, 2012 in Spokane. Margaret was born May 28, 1920 near Chapman Lake south of Cheney to W.J. and Hilda (Dybdall)...

 
 Obituaries    January 10, 2013

Lois I. Perez

Lois I. Perez (age 78) passed away Dec. 29, 2012 in Cheney. Lois was born May 7, 1934 at Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Michael and Beulah Worley. She worked all over the country in her 25 year career as...

 
 By James Eik    More News    January 10, 2013

Free monthly meal in Medical Lake is a consistent success

Feed Medical Lake continued to enjoy success throughout 2012, providing a free meal every second Monday of the month. The program, which has been running for a year and a half, has seen a regular attendance of around 55 to 60 diners at each meal....

 
 More News    January 10, 2013

Area holiday DUI emphasis patrol numbers released

The Washington Traffic Safety Commissioner has released local results for the recent “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 21, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013. In Spokane, Pend Oreille and Ferry counties 219...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    January 10, 2013

Youngsters help Cards stay in NEA title hunt

Medical Lake’s youngsters on the roster were certainly expected to get a baptism of fire this season. They were likely not expecting, however, to have to hold down the fort as they did last...

 
 By James Eik    Sports    January 10, 2013

Fully rested, wrestlers perform well at Cheney Invitational

Coming off of its winter break, the Cheney wrestling team took third place out of 15 teams at the Cheney Invitational Saturday, Jan. 5 at Cheney High School. Overall, six wrestlers placed at the...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    January 10, 2013

New year, new faces, new start for Eastern hockey

The new year means a new start for Eastern Washington University’s hockey team as the Eagles begin the second half of the season Friday at the Student Recreation Center. Back from the holiday break the Eagles get the British Columbia...

 
 By John McCallum    Sports    January 10, 2013

Blackhawks hang on for 55-52 league win over scrappy Deer Park

Clutch shooting and aggressive defense and rebounding led the Cheney High boys’ basketball team to a tight, 55-52 come from behind win over visiting Deer Park in the Blackhawks Great Northern...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    January 10, 2013

Eastern men hope home offers the right remedy

Hopefully some home cooking will help. Following two painful road losses in Montana – one a sound 81-66 thumping to the Grizzlies in Missoula and the other a disappointment in overtime 70-68 in Bozeman to Montana State – the Eastern Washington...

 

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