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Articles from the January 31, 2013 edition

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County comes out against casino

Spokane County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution at their Jan. 29 meeting outlining their opposition to the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights located, across from Fairchild Air Force Base. Earlier this month...

 

Zentropa honors trains and frames while serving up pizza

Like the cinematic train it was named after, Zentropa Pizzeria & Pub owner Josh Baldwin said he put in a lot of miles in search of the right pizza recipe. Those miles were in the I-5 corridor,...

 

Mid-winter ‘Super’ alternative

Area residents getting ready for Sunday’s Super Bowl have a new option for putting some color into their winter gray. Owl Pharmacy and The Mason Jar have teamed up in holding what’s hoped will be a first annual Winterfest this Saturday, Feb. 2. T...

 

Medical Lake takes school security ‘very seriously here’

Recent gun incidents in schools have prompted school districts across the country to review their security and safety policies. Medical Lake is joining others in the area and ensuring its practices provide the safest learning atmosphere for its...

 
 By Carlene Hardt    News    January 31, 2013

Winter’s frosty morning coat

Cheney is shown covered in frost on the morning of Jan. 22 in these photos snapped by photographer Carlene Hardt from the ADM plant downtown. Hardt said the temperature at the time was 19...

 

Cheney board adopts new elementary school boundaries, electronic resources policy

The Cheney School Board unanimously approved two measures affecting the use of the Internet and elementary school boundaries at their Jan. 23 meeting last Wednesday at the Fisher Building. The board approved a revision to the district’s electronic...

 

EWU announces Get Lit lineup for 2013

Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Programs announces the headliners for the 15th Annual Get Lit! Festival – a weeklong celebration of reading, writing and storytelling for all ages that will run April 8-14. Tickets are now on sale through...

 

Cheney High School announces 2012-13 freshmen honor roll

The following Cheney High School freshmen 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. Jerika P. Adams, Andrew D. Aguirre, Kaylie A....

 

State modifies graduation requirements

High school graduation requirement changes were among the items passed by the Medical Lake School District board of directors at its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting. The requirements, passed down from the state, go into effect for the class of 2016 and...

 

CMS December students of the month

Cheney Middle School students of the month for December are Abigail Richardson, Michael Ruotsalainen, Patience O’Neal, Heather Jones, Henry Allen, Lecia Brooks, BreeAnna Geary, Lexi Brooks, Dakotah...

 

Small town spirit only comes through volunteers

Ask any event organizer and they’ll tell you that volunteers make things happen; without them, it’s a lost cause. Founder’s Day in Medical Lake is one of those events that relies on volunteers to make it a success each year. As mentioned in las...

 

23 percent in Fair Tax Act is good

The Fair Tax Act proposes a tax on all new merchandise and services in place of all income taxes, payroll taxes, corporation taxes, and taxes on dividends, interest, and capital gains. Critics of the act, which proposes a 23 percent inclusive tax, ha...

 

Emphasis on taxpayer protections is among the Legislature’s top priorities

One of the things I continually hear when traveling around the 9th Legislative District is this: “Joe, when are politicians in Olympia going to understand the ‘will of the people’ when it comes to raising taxes?”  Unfortunately, my answer...

 

Obama demagogues immigration policy

President Obama is a uniquely gifted demagogue. An orator of unparalleled skill supported by a gushing media, Obama has yet to present a major policy proposal geared toward solving specific problems. But he has won elections. And he has done so by im...

 

Former Cardinal contributing for CCS

Southern Oregon University’s loss appears to be the Community Colleges of Spokane’s gain. Former Medical Lake multi-sport athlete Amelia Cook chose to be close to home, rather than attend school...

 

Hetrick gets closer look at the legislative process

This week we explore a slightly different view of Sonora Hetrick’s week as a page for the Washington State Legislature. Last year Sonora’s father pastor Steve Hetrick, suggested she accompany him to the Capitol in Olympia, to see what it is...

 

Howard Wayne Oliver

Howard Wayne Oliver (age 60) passed away Jan. 17, 2013 in Spokane, Wash. He was born Sept. 16, 1952 in Amarillo Texas. Howard lived most of his life in Fountain, Colo. and was a graduate of...

 

Mary Ellis Reid

Mary Ellis Reid (age 81) passed away Jan. 15, 2013 in Spokane, Wash. Mary was born Jan. 9, 1932 in Joplin, Mo. to Arling and Lottie High-Talbot and was a graduate of Manteca High School, class of...

 
 By James Eik    News    January 31, 2013

Airway Heights garbage contract talks expected in 2013

At its monthly study session meeting, the Airway Heights City Council noted that discussions regarding the city’s garbage contract will need to take shape very soon. The current contract, which sends garbage to the Waste to Energy Plant, will...

 

Cheney Police Department gets three new vehicles

The Cheney Police Department now has three new patrol vehicles capable of going just about anywhere. The department took possession through a lease agreement with Systems for Public Safety, located...

 
 By Zoey Palmer    News    January 31, 2013

Assault by deadly disease may get expanded definition in state’s criminal laws

A Washington state law that criminalizes intentionally infecting other persons with HIV without their consent may be expanded to include any disease that is dangerous or deadly. House Bill 1018, sponsored by Rep. Jim Moeller (D-49th District,...

 

Department of Revenue kicks off unclaimed property workshops

FROM NEWS RELEASE OLYMPIA – Businesses holding unclaimed property can learn about their obligation to report it to the state through free workshops being offered around the state by the Washington State Department of Revenue. Unclaimed property...

 
 By CHRIS THOMAS    News    January 31, 2013

Washington Family and Medical Leave Program: Expand it or repeal it?

OLYMPIA – There’s a move in Olympia to end the state’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance program before it even gets going. It was created in 2007, but got no start-up funding in the recession and now, a group of legislators wants to strike...

 

Out for a bite

Cheney photographer Jill Weiszmann caught this pair of moose Thursday morning, Jan. 24, browsing for food among the tree branches on a farm just past the curve where Betz Road turns left into...

 

Lady Hawks ‘steal’ 52-24 win over Medical Lake in Golden Feather

The Cheney girls’ basketball team ended one of their more difficult weeks of the season with one of their most convincing wins of the 2012-2013 campaign. The Lady Hawks employed a smothering full...

 

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