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Articles from the January 17, 2013 edition

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 By James Eik    Front Page    January 17, 2013

Medical Lake church vandalized

Vandals caused the Sunday service at Lake City Assembly of God in Medical Lake to be put on hold, after doing extensive damage throughout the church and its property. The break-in, which took place... Full story

 
 By James Eik    Front Page    January 17, 2013

Caterpillar officially opens

The new Spokane Caterpillar Distribution Center opened last Thursday, Jan. 10, to a well-attended group of local business leaders and elected officials. Inside, the facility has 562,000 square feet...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    January 17, 2013

An act of service

New Cheney School board director Henry Browne, Jr. takes nothing for granted when it comes to having the opportunity to receive a good education, and he didn’t have to walk 20 miles through 10-foot...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    January 17, 2013

Cheney Planning Commission briefed on new developments

Cheney Planning Commission members got a light start to the new year at their January meeting Monday night. Other than a workshop on how the proposed zoning changes to the city’s single-family residential codes would work, the commission received a...

 
 Front Page    January 17, 2013

County deputies investigate Airway Heights shooting

Spokane County Sheriff officers are continuing to work on a shooting near Airway Heights on the 4000 block of North Garfield Road Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4:30 a.m. Once arriving on scene, officers located a deceased adult male in the residence, now...

 
 By James Eik    More News    January 17, 2013

After JLUS: Airway Heights comp plan review continues

Following its approval of the Joint Land Use Study, the Airway Heights Planning Commission was back to its regularly scheduled agenda for its Monday, Jan. 14 meeting. This year will largely consist of updating the city’s comprehensive plan, which...

 
 By James Eik    More News    January 17, 2013

Medical Lake crime drops in 2012

Overall crime went down in 2012 for Medical Lake, according to Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich at the Tuesday, Jan. 15 Medical Lake City Council meeting. The city saw 604 total responses last year, down from 633 in 2011. Knezovich did have a...

 
 More News    January 17, 2013

Police still seek Airway Heights burglary suspect

Officers in Airway Heights are still looking for a suspect involved in a Monday, Jan. 7, Jack in the Box robbery on the 10306 block of Highway 2. The male suspect entered the Jack in the Box at approximately 10:40 p.m., dressed in a blue hooded...

 
 By James Eik    Neighborhood    January 17, 2013

Cleone’s Closet helps domestic violence victims

Purchasing affordable clothes and helping victims of domestic violence go hand in hand at one new Airway Heights store. After searching across numerous locations in Spokane for their thrift store...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    January 17, 2013

Love of music and natural singing ability drives Patty Hunt

Patty Hunt began to see the beauty of the world as a child near Bonney Lake in Western Washington. Patty is gifted with a great deal of musical ability. One day as a young girl in school she was singi...

 
 By Dr E Kirsten Peters    Neighborhood    January 17, 2013

Filling a vital need: the unknown story of waste to energy

BA few weeks ago I lost the use of my toilet and learned firsthand just how much I missed it when it wasn’t there. My plumbing went out of order when the pipe between my house and the city’s sewer line in the street collapsed. Pipes like that bel...

 
 Neighborhood    January 17, 2013

StageWest changes performance, announces return of dinner theatre

StageWest Community Theatre of the West Plains is changing its performance schedule. The performance intended for this month, “Way Out West In A Dress or Life is a Hurdle when Your Wearing A Girdle,” is being changed because of the inability to...

 
 By John McCallum    Education    January 17, 2013

Cheney School Board tables elementary school boundary revisions for two weeks

Cheney School Board directors voted to table a proposal on elementary school boundary revisions presented at their Jan. 9 board meeting. Board members said they felt they and the public needed time to review and possibly offer different options on th...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    January 17, 2013

National Undergraduate Research Conference is coming to EWU

Eastern Washington University has been selected to host the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), a prestigious academic event that will bring up to 3,000 students and faculty to the Cheney-Spokane area for the three-day conference,...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    January 17, 2013

Hallett students earn November and December Hawk awards

FHallett Elementary announced its award winners for the months of November and December 2012. This month, students are focusing on the following character traits: Having a positive attitude, Always doing their best, Working together and Knowing the...

 
 Education    January 17, 2013

EWU releases Dean’s List for Fall quarter 2012

The following area undergraduate students have qualified for the Dean’s Honor List at Eastern Washington University for fall quarter 2012. To be listed, a student must carry at least 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 (4.0 scale)...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    January 17, 2013

EWU Computer Science alumni endowment hits a milestone

Eastern Washington University’s Computer Science Alumni Endowment has reached the $25,000 mark, thanks to a 20-month fundraising effort that reflects the growing interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. Starting in...

 
 Education    January 17, 2013

Cheney High School releases honor roll for first trimester

The following Cheney High School seniors received placement on the 2012-13 first trimester honor roll. In order to qualify for placement, students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or above. Joshua B. Baker, Marlon A. Barlow, Calvin A....

 
 Opinion    January 17, 2013

Cheney plows are a blessing in comparison

There are certain things we come to expect in life, and one of those is when the snow flies, the plows roll. Recent sizeable snowfalls have demonstrated the value of having capable and dedicated street crews ready to get out no matter how...

 
 By James Eik    Opinion    January 17, 2013

Keeping resolutions throughout the new year

bNew Year’s resolutions are a lot like the lotto: you have to play if you want to win. We all know people who make them, both the serious ones and the funny. It’s either about losing weight, becoming more organized, better money management or...

 
 Opinion    January 17, 2013

The train to Auschwitz II is waiting

The mainstream media will deny tactics by the Obama administration that includes arrest and execution of our citizens without due process of law. The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law on Jan. 2, 2013 by President Obama, allows...

 
 By Debra Saunders    Opinion    January 17, 2013

White House press corps is going through the motions

You know that old saying that there are no dumb questions? It’s not true. I know. As a journalist, I’ve asked my share of stupid questions. Yet even in the context of my own shortcomings, I do not understand what the White House press corps is...

 
 By Joe Conason    Opinion    January 17, 2013

‘Most antagonistic’ toward Israel? That would be Ronald Reagan’s defense secretary

When Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned on national television over the weekend that Chuck Hagel “would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of Israel in our nation’s history,” either his memory se...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    January 17, 2013

Kaufman signs with agent, will enter NFL draft

Ending weeks of speculation in the rumor mill, Eastern Washington junior wide receiver Brandon Kaufman announced he was leaving school and entering April’s NFL draft that begins April 25. EWU head...

 

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