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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    August 8, 2013

STA receives funding for transit center design

Plans from Spokane Transit Authority are moving along with the proposed West Plains transit center, and representatives shared project updates at a recent Cheney City Council meeting. Last month, STA...

 By James Eik    Front Page    August 8, 2013

Native pride and heritage on display

Handmade regalian, taking several months to make, was on display at a powwow of area Native American tribes held last Aug. 1 at Airway Heights Correctin Center. See the story on page...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    August 8, 2013

Airway Heights finally approves code updates

New zoning code updates received a third and final reading after nearly two years of discussion at the Monday, Aug. 5 meeting of the Airway Heights City Council. Two ordinances, one to enhance availability of multifamily housing and another adding a...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 8, 2013

Back to a natural state

If the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has its way, Badger Lake south of Cheney will return to being a first-class lowland trout fishery. WDFW officials heard testimony on the plan from about 20 people last Wednesday at the Cheney...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 8, 2013

End of the line: Cheney Rotary Club comes to order for final time

The day seemed appropriate for the final meeting in the 50-year run of Cheney’s Rotary Club last Friday, Aug. 2. It was a steady downpour, as if there were tears coming from the skies, club...

 News    August 8, 2013

August golf specials at Spokane County courses

SPOKANE COUNTY – It’s the height of summer and Spokane County officials are offering opportunities to get the kids away from the Xbox and into the sunshine, go play a round of golf at one of Spokane County’s excellent courses. In August, all...

 News    August 8, 2013

Department of Social and Health Services to bring mobile office to Cheney

Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services will have a mobile office in Cheney Aug. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wren Pierson Community Center, located 616 Third St. The office...

 Opinion    August 8, 2013

Are schools teaching us to think, or what to think?

As the new school year approaches, an old discussion topic was at hand during a recent meeting of the Medical Lake school board. That was whether some critiques of the teachings of Darwinism ought not to be part of the curriculum. The nearly...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 8, 2013

Downtown brick crosswalks go away

Those pesky paver bricks in downtown Cheney are gone. As time went on after their installation in 2002, the bricks made pretty crosswalks, but were bad for the cars that crossed them and sometimes...

 News    August 8, 2013

Fire risk prompts state agencies to call for extreme caution

OLYMPIA – With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies urged residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can...

 News    August 8, 2013

Amber waves

The summer grain crop is in good shape just outside Cheney....

 By CATHY Rep. McMORRIS RODGERS    Opinion    August 8, 2013

Reining in the federal government from out-of-control spending

When our country was founded, Thomas Jefferson declared that governments should only derive their power from the “consent of the governed.” Four score and seven years later, at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln reminded us that ours was a...

 By Mark Shields    Opinion    August 8, 2013

Misconceptions on abortion

The answer to one question in the most recent Wall Street Journal-NBC News national poll startled an awful lot of my friends and colleagues in the press corps who are pro-choice. Because it is written and conducted by two respected pollsters, Democra...

 By JOHN TAVES    Neighborhood    August 8, 2013

Garden produce welcome at Cheney Food Bank

The Cheney Food Bank and the Cheney Clothing Exchange are located in two adjacent units of the Wren Pierson Building at the corner of Third Street and C Street. Retired Col. John Matthews (U.S. Air Fo...

 Neighborhood    August 8, 2013


Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost and the marriage of James Carbis and Janine Hamilton. Rev. David Oph...

 Neighborhood    August 8, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago August 14, 2003 The Medical Lake City Council made two crucial steps toward seeing a skateboard park become reality, including authorizing the purchase of some discounted equipment from...

 Obituaries    August 8, 2013

Muriel May (Stanton) Resen

Muriel May (Stanton) Resen, 76, of Cheney, Wash., passed away July 27, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. A Memorial service will be held on Sept. 7, at Cheney Church of the Nazarene, 338... Full story

 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    August 8, 2013

New technology for solar panels could change energy landscape

I recently pulled some weeds in my yard. Sometimes I’m glad to have a little simple work where I can see progress, even if the effects of my labor are only temporary. I can only do a little bit at a time, having to take it slow due to arthritic...

 Neighborhood    August 8, 2013

Aladdin is Saturday

StageWest Community Theater will present their Children's Workshop production of Aladdin, Saturday, Aug. 10 in two performances, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Hallett Elementary School in Medical Lake.... Full story

 Neighborhood    August 8, 2013

Tips to make back to school shopping easier

During back to school shopping season, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. From commercials to coupons to mailers, there’s an overload of information about where the deals are for all the stuff your...

 By CHRIS THOMAS    Neighborhood    August 8, 2013

Coal train impact study to reach beyond state of Washington

BELLINGHAM – A little farther down the tracks – that’s where the agencies reviewing plans for coal export terminals in Washington say they will look to determine their environmental impact. They will study how increased coal train traffic...

 Education    August 8, 2013

A fair to remember

Lakeland Village opened its doors for its annual summer celebration, which included performances from some talented local musicians. Among them was Red Clay Jazz, comprised of students from Medical...

 By JAMES EIK    News    August 8, 2013

Powwow celebrates Native American heritage

Drumming and dancing were just on the surface of the annual powwow at the Airway Heights Corrections Center. Around 230 people were involved in the event, including offenders and visitors. The day...

 Sports    August 8, 2013

Eagles picked 3rd in FCS preseason poll

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS The Eastern Washington University football team, which began practices for the 2013 season Aug. 7, are ranked third in the preseason NCAA Football Championship Subdivision...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 8, 2013

Baldwin's five years of grid success a team effort

When Eastern Washington University head football coach took to the field for his sixth fall camp he had compiled quite a résumé in his first five years on the job. There’s a 44-19 overall record...


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