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Articles from the May 23, 2013 edition

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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    May 23, 2013

Expanding area traffic visions

The second regional transportation meeting hosted by the city of Spokane drew more comments on the future of West Plains roadways last week. Held at Airway Heights’ Sunset Elementary School Thursday, May 16, the meeting expounded on a previous one...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 23, 2013

Removing a layer

If all goes according to plan, Cheney residents should see no difference in the re-organized structure of its Police Department – not even discolored areas on uniform sleeves where stripes used to be. After a review and discussions with the Police...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 23, 2013


Participants at Sunday’s We Run for Boston stand during the national anthem. The run, organized by Cheney High School juniors Mariah Brenton and Amanda Lomax raised money and showed support for the...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    May 23, 2013

Medical Lake changes policy on glass acceptance

Changes are in store for the recycling center in Medical Lake, namely in the form of accepting glass. At its Tuesday, May 21 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council discussed the potential of ending its acceptance of glass at its recycling center....

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    May 23, 2013

Help from others paved way for EWU alumni award winners

One theme that was a uniting thread for the winners of the 2013 Eastern Washington University Alumni Awards handed out last Saturday was the help the recipients received from others. In the event...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 23, 2013

Cloke ends long EWU career Friday

The smiling face with the gray handlebar moustache who greets some by name and friendly kidding to others who visit the Eastern Washington University surplus sales locks the doors one final time...

 By James Eik    News    May 23, 2013

Opening ceremonies

Airway Heights’ O’Reilly Auto Parts store manager Tanner Zak cuts the ribbon to celebrate the store’s official opening Friday, May 17 with members of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce. The...

 News    May 23, 2013

Saturday blaze destroys car at Safeway's parking lot

Cheney Fire Department personnel responded to a vehicle fire last Saturday morning in the Cheney Safeway parking lot. Firefighters received the call about 9 a.m., arrving as the vehicle, a 2000...

 By JAMES EIK    Education    May 23, 2013

MLHS students put design skills to the test

Manipulated photos, magazine covers, book designs and various other digital design projects were on display last week at Medical Lake High School, all created by students. Led by high school teachers Jason Spakowski and Don Parr, the students worked...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    May 23, 2013

Eastern Washington University to remain on quarter system

Eastern Washington University students will remain on the quarter system rather than begin a switch to semesters, at least for the immediate future. At last Thursday’s regular board of trustees, meeting members agreed to accept a recommendation...

 Opinion    May 23, 2013

With .05 BAC recommendation, how low do we finally go?

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Officially it’s about remembering those who died in the service of their country, but the three-day timeframe also marks the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s also one of the deadliest weekends on the...

 By JAMES EIK    Opinion    May 23, 2013

Looking back at the class of 2013's lifespan

Keep an eye out for the next Justin Bieber or Mark Zuckerberg at freshman orientation. Also, most of today’s class of 2013 entered college likely displaying some form of hearing loss. The Beloit College Mindset List is an eye-opening read, showing...

 By Margaret Jones    Opinion    May 23, 2013

Approving the STEP project would be detrimental for Spokane County

Let’s be blunt about the STEP casino. 1,600-plus Spokane Indians and 4,200 (more or less) residents of Airway Heights are so grasping and greedy that they are willing to sell 468,000-plus citizens of Spokane County down the drain for their gain....

 By Froma Harrop    Opinion    May 23, 2013

Tea party rage: nothing fails like excess

Back in their day, the tea party folks were riding high, fueling indignation over alleged government-run death panels, a treasonous Federal Reserve and the like. They commandeered sparsely attended Republican primaries, managing to nominate for...

 Opinion    May 23, 2013

Fish Lake Trail needs rehab

In a region that values the outdoors, citizens are being deprived of a beautiful gem, the Fish Lake Trail. This trail would allow non-motorized transit between Spokane and Cheney but it sits unfinished, needing only 2.2 miles of pavement. Some...

 Opinion    May 23, 2013

Thanks for a great production

StageWest Community Theater of The West Plains would like to thank everyone that attended our last production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesselring, making it a fantastic success. Also for those of you that attended the Old English...

 Opinion    May 23, 2013

Farah's IRS column lacks proper historical background

The editorial on an IRS apology by Joseph Farah disturbs me because of his lack of historical background of investigations by the said agency. The IRS has been using its power of investigation to harass dissident groups in our country in all of my...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    May 23, 2013

A swan and his family

By LUELLA DOW Contributor This is a true story by Carlene Hardt of the amazing Trumpeter swan, Solo, who spent many years at TurnbullNational Wildlife Refuge living his legacy for us to enjoy....

 Neighborhood    May 23, 2013


Emmanuel Lutheran Church The Holy Trinity will be celebrated at Emmanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, May 26. All are welcome to worship at 10:30 a.m. Christian education for grade school children through adults begin at 9 a.m. Mark your calendars:...

 Obituaries    May 23, 2013

Lorene Robinette

Lorene Robinette passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Wednesday, March 13 at her home outside Cheney. She was born in Spokane, on June 1, 1924. She graduated from Cheney High School and went on to... Full story

 Neighborhood    May 23, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 29, 2003 A projected $5.8 million loss of state revenue over the next two years meant Eastern Washington University faced both cutting staff, and increasing tuition by an estimated 9 percent, adding $302 per year to in state costs an...

 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    May 23, 2013

A new source of natural gas

The name “natural gas” might be a puzzle. After all, how could there be such a thing as unnatural gas? The reason we call natural gas what we do has to do with history. There was a day that people made burnable gas by heating coal. The gases...

 Neighborhood    May 23, 2013

StageWest to hold children's drama workshop this summer

StageWest Community Theater is once again teaming with the Medical Lake School District to bring a children’s drama workshop to local would-be actors, actresses, directors and those interested in being a part of live theater. The two-week workshop...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 23, 2013

Medical Lake has another surprise finish at regionals

Medical Lake’s track team continues to surprise many people. But not their co-head coach Gene Blankenship. The Cardinals emerged from last Saturday’s regionals at Riverside High School with a... Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 23, 2013

Blackhawk girls place third at regionals, send seven to state

Seven first place finishes propelled the Cheney girls track and field squad to a third-place finish last Friday at the regional gluing meet with teams from the Central Washington Athletic Conference. And while that’s something to celebrate, given...


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