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Articles from the June 20, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 20, 2013

Eastern hopes for good budget news

While state budget negotiations haven’t moved much past the impasse setting in Olympia, officials at Eastern Washington University retain some degree of confidence that budget numbers for funding higher education won’t move much off the original...

 By DREW PETERSON    Front Page    June 20, 2013

Generating local excitement

It might be a busy summer for the Cheney Farmer’s Market if last Tuesday was any indication of how the rest of the season will play out. The market, which opened June 11 in the City Hall parking lot at 609 Second St., provides an opportunity for...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 20, 2013

Stepping in tune

The Medical Lake Middle School marching band makes its way through the streets of Medical Lake in the annual Founder’s Day parade....

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 20, 2013

Blue Waters Bluegrass gets back to its roots

Just over a month remains until the annual Blue Waters Bluegrass music festival in Medical Lake, and organizers are excited to showcase a strong lineup of talented players. For three days, Aug. 9-11, Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park will be home to...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 20, 2013

Airway Heights plan gets review, revision

Airway Heights’ sewer comprehensive plan will receive some review and revision for $20,000, four years after the last upgrade took place. At its Monday, June 17 meeting, the City Council authorized TD&H Engineering to handle the review, which will...

 Front Page    June 20, 2013

Eagle congrats

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop gives a 2013 graduate a high give at the beginning of the morning commencement exercises Saturday at Roos Field....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 20, 2013

CHS senior wins car, then donates it to friend

It’s somewhat of a tradition for some lucky Cheney High School graduating senior to win a refurbished car at the Senior All-Nighter. It’s not quite a tradition for the senior who wins the vehicle...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 20, 2013

Cheney community chips in to replant a Salnave tree

Thanks to the support of community businesses, students at Cheney’s Salnave Elementary School will continue to enjoy a little natural shade in their commons area. Last Thursday several faculty and...

 Education    June 20, 2013

Westwood Middle School announces students of the month

Westwood Middle School staff and faculty have named their April and May students of the month. The students receiving the award are as follows: Karlie Murphy, Ally Bunting, Jacob Wallace, Wyatt...

 Opinion    June 20, 2013

American's lack of interest in NSA snooping is puzzling

Right on the heels of the Supreme Court saying it was OK for police to take samples of DNA from people they might arrest for certain levels of crime came Edward Snowden. Snowden is the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked top-secret...

 Opinion    June 20, 2013

Abandoned animals are a problem

There is an ongoing and ever-growing problem in Cheney. At the end of each spring quarter at EWU, when students leave Cheney to return home, abandoned pets are left to fend for themselves. Evidently, the students believe these animals are...

 By Jim Hightower    Opinion    June 20, 2013

It's time to repeal the Patriot Act

It’s back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors — has risen again, this time with an added twist of Orwellian intrusiveness from the Obamacans. Since 2006, Team...

 By Ben Shapiro    Opinion    June 20, 2013

America loses the 'war on terror'

On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists, on orders from their superiors based in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, flew U.S. commercial planes into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. They would have targeted the White House or Capitol with...

 News    June 20, 2013

SR 904 paving project public comment period ends June 29

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council has several projects planned in the region for which public comment is needed. Locally the SRTC is looking at a paving project for SR 904 from Cheney through Four Lakes. The $1,491,200 project includes...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 20, 2013

Cheney's June Yard of the Month

When Bonnie Hanna bought the house at 416 G St. a year ago she may not have realized what also came with the property – maintaining a well-managed yard and garden. It’s something neighbor Charles...

 News    June 20, 2013

Celebrating Flag Day

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake displays its Avenue of Flags for Flag Day, Friday, June 14. Visitors could see the display all throughout the weekend....

 Neighborhood    June 20, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 26, 2003 Cheney residents on five residential streets were going to have to deal with construction equipment as crews spent $200,000 to refurbish Union and H streets, plus First through Seventh. Medical Lake’s long-awaited north...

 News    June 20, 2013

Hot ride

Area firefighters prepare to spray water into the trunk of a vehicle that caught fire and burned Tuesday afternoon on I-90 near the Medical Lake exit. No other details were known at press...

 By JAMES EIK    News    June 20, 2013

Diesel found in unleaded gas tanks

Some drivers filling up at the Spoko Fuel gas station in Airway Heights found diesel instead of unleaded gasoline in a mix-up last Tuesday, June 11. According to a press release sent out by the Spokane Tribe, which owns Spoko Fuel, R.E. Powell...

 By DREW PETERSON    Neighborhood    June 20, 2013

Cheney war veteran selected as finalist by 'People' and MLB

On June 9, Cheney resident and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Phil Kiver was chosen as a finalist for People magazine and Major League Baseball’s “Tribute for Heroes,” campaign which will...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    June 20, 2013

Of Cabbages and Kings

Jeff Levine is a junior at EWU specializing in criminal justice. He said, “I would like a career in law enforcement that ‘takes care’ of the bad guys.” I don’t want an office job. I like...

 Obituaries    June 20, 2013

Katherine V. Lambright

Katherine V. Lambright (age 91) died June 5, 2013 in Spokane, Wash. She was born Aug. 24, 1921 to Carl and Laura Johnson at their home southwest of Cheney, Wash. Her family moved to Tucker Prairie to a farm where she attended school in a one-room... Full story

 Obituaries    June 20, 2013

Patricia Ryan

Pat Ryan, 73, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 surrounded by family in her daughter’s home in Moses Lake, Wash. under the care of Assured Hospice. Pat was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Patrick and... Full story

 Obituaries    June 20, 2013

Mariam Bartlett

Mariam L. Bartlett, age 87, died peacefully in her sleep at the Cheney Care Center in Cheney, Wash. June 12, after a long and full life.  Born in Tyler, Minn. in 1926 to John and Helen Banks, Mariam... Full story


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