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 Sports    September 27, 2012

After slow start, Cards race past Riverside 42-6

Elijah Farmen's three interceptions help Medical Lake roll over Rams 42-6 for first 4-0 start in a decade By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter After racing to a big victory the week before over Newport in the start of Northeast A League play, the Medical...

 
 News    September 27, 2012

Avista rate increases challeged by Utilities and Transportation Comission staff

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Staff members of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) recommended slashing millions of dollars from Avista's electric and natural gas rate increase request Wednesday, Sept. 19. In testimony filed...

 
 Opinion    September 27, 2012

Write to the Point: There's more to Mitt Romney's controversial 47 percent comment than meets the eye

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor There is some light to be shined on Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of Americans before those comments are consigned to the historical dustbin. In surreptitiously recorded remarks at a May $50,000-a-plate fundraiser... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 27, 2012

In Our Opinion: Free speech questions stem from anti-Islamic video

Uprisings in the Middle East, sparked in Libya and Egypt have called into question the notion of free speech and its consequences. One of the big factors in the uprisings, according to the U.S. government, has been a low-budget video made by a...

 
 Education    September 27, 2012

Cheney High School 2012 spring quarter honor roll students

The following students were named to the Cheney High School honor roll for spring quarter 2012. Cody J. Ableman, Jeremy J. Alderman, Ashleigh A. Allington, Alexis M. Altmaier, Amy D. Anderson, Jay D. Anderson, Kalina N. Anderson, Caleb A....

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Blackhawks' swimmers nab three first places finishes at Clarkston

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney girls swimming team continued to show improvement in their lone dual meet last week. The Blackhawks notched their first individual event wins of the season last Thursday in Clarkston, even though Cheney came away... Full story

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

East Valley closes out 3-1 win over Cheney volleyball

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor East Valley showed the Cheney volleyball squad what it means to be a good closing team. If the league-leading Lady Knights (4-0, 4-2) weren't opening some big leads early they were rallying and extending leads late in downing...

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Medical Lake breaks into win column for first time in 2012 by beating Liberty

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It took six matches and a load of frustration but finally Medical Lake broke through into the volleyball win column last Saturday. With the help of some coaching strategy the Cardinals rallied to defeat Liberty of the... Full story

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Cardinals rally to top Riverside in wild Northeast A soccer opener

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Medical Lake broke out of a dry spell in a big way last Thursday scoring more goals in one game than they had in their previous four with a 6-4 Northeast A League girls' soccer victory over Riverside in the Cardinals'...

 
 Front Page    September 27, 2012

Airway Heights council briefed on upgrades for Police Department

Assets from shared agency cases help fund new equipment By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Upgrades for the city's police department equipment dominated discussion at Airway Heights' City Council work session Monday, Sept. 25. After receiving funds from a...

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Cardinals claim twin wins at Connell Invite CC race

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter After Saturday's showing at the Connell Invitational cross country race there may not be many event organizers who choose to let Medical Lake race. Poor air conditions forced cancellation of the Seaport Invitational in...

 
 Front Page    September 27, 2012

Stats show crime rates in Medical Lake down by 25 percent

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich addressed the Medical Lake City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting, as part of his regular semi-annual report to the city. Despite a recent report from Spokane media, overall...

 
 News    September 27, 2012

Will Washington follow Oregon's lead on salmon-restoration approach ?

By CHRIS THOMAS Washington News Service SEATTLE - Federal agencies, conservation groups, fishermen and sportsmen, Native American tribes and dam managers have rarely all been in the same room – unless it's a courtroom – in the long battle over... Full story

 
 News    September 27, 2012

New Spokane Fire District 3 training center will expand capabilities

Old shipping containers help firefighters lean to save lives and property By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter To some the scene might look like the remnants of a wayward freight train that somehow veered off the tracks and deposited its containers in an...

 
 News    September 27, 2012

Cheney author John Soennichsen receives state historical award

TACOMA – John Soennichsen, a Cheney resident and author, has been awarded the John McClelland Award for his Columbia magazine article, “A Toe in the Water: J. Harlen Bretz's First Field Exploration of Eastern Washington's Channeled Scablands,”...

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Free Press Sports Briefs for Sept. 27, 2012

Eastern to meet Southern Utah for first time in VB It's a busy weekend in Cheney and the Eastern Washington University volleyball team gets it all started with an anticipated match-up against new Big Sky member, Southern Utah, tonight (Sept. 27) at...

 
 Neighborhood    September 27, 2012

Cheney Historical Museum

It was on Sept. 25, 1858 that Colonel George Wright hung the Indian leader, Qualchan, at a bend along Latah creek. Six more Indian men were hanged the next day, forever changing the name of the creek to Hangman. Learn more about our area's history... Full story

 
 Neighborhood    September 27, 2012

Writing for the right reasons

A lifelong writer, EWU teacher earns second runner-up title for fiction award By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter For Polly Buckingham, writing is a life-long intrinsic passion. Buckingham, a Medical Lake resident and senior lecturer at Eastern Washington...

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Sports Week for Sept. 27, 2012

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 29, Eastern Washington hosts Montana, 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Eastern Washington hosts North Dakota, 5:05 p.m. COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Thursday, Sept. 27, Eastern Washington hosts Southern Utah, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept....

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Crunch Time for September 27, 2012

Seattle win is whopper of a story in NFL officiating debacle By JOHN McCALLUM Editor You know how sometimes when you go fishing you catch something that's too small, the wrong species or just so dang ugly that you don't want to take it home? What do...

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Eagles, Griz tangle at Roos Saturday

Nationally-ranked teams always put on a show to remember FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS It's a long-awaited home opener for the Eastern Washington University football team, but one with plenty on the line. Meeting for the 11th time in 17 years with both...

 
 Sports    September 27, 2012

Eagles relive past in Weber win

Late fumble recovery seals 32-26 Big Sky victory in Ogden, Griz visit Roos Saturday FROM STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS The scene was different but so much of last Saturday's Eastern Washington University season-opening 32-26 Big Sky Conference... Full story