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Articles from the November 29, 2012 edition

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 By James Eik    Front Page    November 29, 2012

More than Nobel Firs at Teen Challenge’s lot

The holiday season is in full swing at Teen Challenge’s Christmas tree lot, evidenced by a stock of trees, games for kids and even the two reindeer at the site. Tony Cloud, program coordinator for...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    November 29, 2012

Cheney council adopts 2013 budget

Cheney you have a budget. City Council members unanimously approved budget ordinance V-99 at their Nov. 27 meeting and in doing so adopted the city’s $23.22 million spending plan for 2013. The...

 
 By James Eik    Front Page    November 29, 2012

First look at ML budget reveals few changes

The Medical Lake City Council heard the first reading of its preliminary 2013 budget at its Tuesday, Nov. 20 meeting. The city is putting forward a $9 million budget, one that remains virtually...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    November 29, 2012

Cheney code changes should create liveability, flexibility

Cheney planning officials have released a draft proposal for revisions in the city’s low-density residential zoning codes, with some component changes the first since the code was originally...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    November 29, 2012

New dates for Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids

Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids’ organizers have made changes they hope will help them avoid the slow start of last year’s campaign happening with this year’s drive. The deadline for contributin...

 
 By James Eik    Front Page    November 29, 2012

Drop in Airway Heights sewer rates recommended for 2013

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Recommendations to reduce sewer rates in Airway Heights were presented at the Monday, Nov. 26 City Council study session. City Manager Albert Tripp said rates increased as construction commenced on the wastewater...

 
 By James Eik    More News    November 29, 2012

Suspect named in Eastern State Hospital homicide

The murder of a male patient at Eastern State Hospital Tuesday, Nov. 20 is still under investigation. Amber I. Roberts, 30, is suspected of killing Duane Charley, 56, between Monday and Tuesday. According to Associated Press reports, she appeared in...

 
 By James Eik    Education    November 29, 2012

STEM expands student opportunities in ML

The Medical Lake School District continues to enjoy the early months of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grant awarded in June earlier this year. Last week’s article focused on the programs being offered at the...

 
 Opinion    November 29, 2012

Do you have playoff fever, or playoff apathy?

While Washington State University and the University of Washington fought valiantly for bragging rights in the Apple Cut last week, the Eastern Washington University Eagles were counting down to their first FCS playoff game of this season Dec. 1....

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion    November 29, 2012

Here is one solution to avoiding the ominous fiscal cliff – the end of the world

December promises to be a busy, event-filled month. And that’s without football. So what’s happening? Well, there are the various holidays, biggest of which (to us Westerners) is Christmas. There’s also the end of the world. For those not...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    November 29, 2012

Carol Kaplan teaches science inspiration

By LUELLA DOW Contributor Carol and Chris Kaplan live near Airway Heights in a cozy home that originally was a country school. Instilled in the students were the basic three R’s. As Kaplan spoke I...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    November 29, 2012

Eastern opponent Wagner on nine-game win streak

It’s an impressive team on a darn good roll that makes a nearly 3,000 mile trek across the nation to face Eastern Washington in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at Roos Field. Not only have the Wagner Seahawks (9-3) from S...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    November 29, 2012

Five Eagles on All-Big Sky First Team

Last year at this time Brandon Kaufman was hobbling around on crutches, one of a host of Eastern Eagles out of the line-up due to injuries. In 2012 Kaufman has shown he’s fully recovered and the...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    November 29, 2012

Eagle men look forward to being back at home

Jim Hayford has never been in this territory before as his Eastern Eagles prepare for their official home opening men’s basketball game Friday versus Cal Fullerton. “I have never started a season...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    November 29, 2012

Former Eagle Mitchell performs well on Canada’s ‘Super Bowl’ stage

This time in his appearance on the national football stage, Bo Levi Mitchell was unable to work the kind of miracles he did two years ago helping lead Eastern Washington to the Division I national...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    November 29, 2012

Eastern women get split at Cal Classic, head back on road

The split the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team earned this past weekend at the 2012 Cal Classic by Doubletree at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley is just fine as far as coach Wendy Schuller is concerned. “Your goal when you go to a tournament...