Articles from the August 16, 2012 edition
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Write to the Point Restricting charitable acts restricts character
By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Could you spend $600 each day to feed lunch to hungry children in town? That's the fee Angela Prattis will face every day she feeds lunch to hungry children in the Chester Township in Pennsylvania. Prattis has been doing t... Full story
In Our Opinion: Once again, area voter apathy in primary prevails
With most of the vote tabulating done it appears Washington's primary election turnout is going to fall far short of Secretary of State Sam Reed's projection of 46 percent. And that's too bad. As of Monday, Aug. 13, 36.08 percent of registered Washin...
Wisconsin-style reforms may boost funding for Washington schools
By Paul Guppy Washington Policy Center Amid the swirl and controversy of the recall election in Wisconsin, the underlying policies the state Legislature enacted more than a year ago by passing Act 10 have been steadily implemented. Now that the dust... Full story
Paul Ryan pick as Romney's VP nominee now grabs as much gusto as it can muster
By Roger Simon Columnist A thrill is going up my leg. The hairs are standing up on the back of my neck. My palms are sweaty; my eyes are glazed. I am the Republican base. And Paul Ryan has come to save me. He is everything we could have dreamed of an...
Spall, Norman compete at Western Zone Senior Championships
By JANINE HAMILTON Contributor Two Cheney swimmers, Makenzie Norman and Heather Spall, traveled to Fresno, Calif. for the Western Zone Senior Championships held at the Clovis North Aquatics Complex Aug. 2 to Aug. 5. As members of the Spokane-Cheney... Full story
Lady Hawks' McDowell to play college softball at Georgia's Savannah State
By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Another former Cheney High School player is taking her talents to the collegiate level. Officials at Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga. have confirmed that 2012 CHS graduate Mandy McDowell signed a letter of intent...
12 Eagles earn preseason All-America honors
Nicholas Edwards leads group of five Eastern football players to receive All-America honors FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS A total of 12 Eastern Washington University football players have received preseason accolades as chosen by a variety of...
Tax measures added to November ballot
The Washington Attorney General's Office informed Secretary of State Sam Reed July 30 that two tax measures approved by the 2012 Legislature must go to the November ballot for a public advisory vote. It's the first time for a voter-mandated plebiscit...
Spokane County institutes burn ban in unincorporated areas
Unauthorized outdoor recreational fires are restricted while other uses are permitted Due to persisting hot and dry weather conditions, Spokane County officials have instituted a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county, effective...
Airway Heights begins work on comp plan
Planning Commission still seeking a fifth member By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The Airway Heights Planning Commission took the first steps in beginning a complete review of the city's comprehensive master plan in an effort to have the document review...
Planning Commission discusses new Cheney zoning districts
Expanded residential, new mixed use zone included in the proposed rewrite of the city's development codes By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter New zoning districts and changes to existing zones were introduced at the Cheney Planning Commission meeting Mond... Full story
Cheney's Roy Coumbs: Not lucky, just blessed
By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter On a hot afternoon recently, Roy Coumbs was inside his Cheney home doing a crossword puzzle. The puzzles are supposed to help improve his cognition and memory. Though Coumbs, 68, looks healthy enough, less than three...
Eastern agrees to terms selling Higher Education Center to Pyrotek
By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Eastern Washington University officials are hoping the third time is truly a charm when it comes to selling the Higher Education Center in Spokane. In a special teleconference meeting Aug. 8 the university's board of trustees... Full story
Council discusses garbage, water rates
By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter The Cheney City Council discussed the ongoing saga of solid waste disposal as well as potential changes to the water rate structure at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14. Public Works director Todd Ableman updated...