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 News    February 20, 2014

Bone marrow cheek swab today at Cheney Fire Department

Cheney and West Plains area residents can take the first step to save a life by joining the “Be The Match Registry” between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday), Feb. 21, at the Cheney Fire Station, 611 Fourth St. A simple cheek swab is all that is...

 By John McCallum    News    January 23, 2014

REVISION to breaking news update: Cheney calls special meeting to review marijuana ordinance

Since release Thursday, Jan. 23, of a special meeting of the Cheney City Council, several changes have taken place with regards to the meetings agenda. Below is a revised story with hopefully the last changes as of noon, Friday Jan. 24. There will...

 By John McCallum    News    January 23, 2013

Breaking news update: Cheney calls special meeting to review marijuana ordinance

There will be a special meeting of the Cheney City Council Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. to review Ordinance W-18 dealing with the location of businesses wished to produce, process or retail marijuana within the city. The meeting is being held in...

 By John McCallum    News    December 27, 2012

Cheney City Council concludes 2012 business – quickly

Cheney’s City Council meeting Thursday Dec. 20 set a record that might stand for quite a while. At one minute, 44 seconds it was likely the shortest council meeting ever held, with only one item addressed before adjournment – paying the bills....

 News    December 27, 2012

West Plains’ Zak Designs gallery trays chosen as finalist for Housewares Design Award

West Plains’ manufacturer Zak Designs’ non-skid Gallery Trays have been chosen as a finalist in the Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware category of the 2013 Housewares Design Awards. In keeping with Zak Designs’ ongoing mission to blend...

 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...

 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,”...

 News    September 20, 2012

Detectives still processing a ML house fire

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Details on a house fire Sunday, Sept. 9 are being held while the case is currently under investigation. Spokane County Sheriff's Office public information officer Craig Chamberlain said fire investigators and major crimes...

 News    September 20, 2012

Shared asset funds will upgrade police equipment

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Airway Heights' police department will benefit from a total of $271,105.62 in shared assets from a 2010 investigation, working with the Washington State Patrol and the FBI. Agencies investigated reports of stolen metal... Full story

 News    September 13, 2012

Sprague Avenue realigns to the south

Design provides new gateway to Airway Heights By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The $3 million realignment of Sprague Avenue is nearly complete, with only superficial work remaining. Brandon Haugen, manager of Kalispel Development with the Kalispel Tribe,... Full story

 News    September 13, 2012

West Plains' Zak Designs raises $440,000 for kids through open

People from around the Inland Northwest came together this summer to help open doors of hope for area children. Zak Designs annual Zak!Charity Open golf tournament, dinner and auction raised more than $440,000 July 29-30, money that will benefit two... Full story

 News    September 13, 2012

Ice Age Floods Institute presents lecture, bike trip

The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter and the Spokane Community College Department of Science are sponsoring a free public lecture by Dr. Gene Kiver, professor emeritus of geology, Eastern Washington University. Kiver will present...

 News    September 13, 2012

Cheney water main leaks near apartment complex

Cheney water crews were hard at work Wednesday, Sept. 5, looking to access a leaking water main that sent water streaming down the driveway of the Willow Wood apartment complex at 111 College Hill Road. The city was notified around 8:20 a.m. and...

 News    September 6, 2012

Annual Cheney Coats 4 Kids community coat drive begins Sept. 10

The annual Coats 4 Kids/Cheney Community Coat Drive is underway. Coats can be donated at any of the local Cheney School District schools or at many local churches and businesses beginning Sept. 10. All of the coats are being cleaned at Scollards....

 News    September 6, 2012

Medical Lake's Senior Meals will operate from a new location

Lutheran church will host program By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Following its break over the summer months, the Senior Meals program in Medical Lake is returning but in a new location. Instead of serving meals at the St. Anne Catholic Church, the... Full story

 News    September 6, 2012

Behavioral program seeks change for offenders

Classes offer first-hand look at changes in thinking process By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter A new 12-week course at the Airway Heights Corrections Center aims to prevent current offenders from committing crimes that may incarcerate them in the future....

 News    September 6, 2012

Construction to cause EWU campus power outages

To facilitate the electrical connection of the new Eastern Washington University residence hall to the campus high voltage electrical system, a series of electrical shutdowns will occur at EWU Wednesday, Sept. 12. Affected buildings and offices will...

 News    August 30, 2012

Early fall could bring dry conditions and fire danger to West Plains

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Last week a lightning storm sparked numerous fires in the Cheney area that destroyed three buildings, including a home. Spokane County Fire District 3 crews were able to put out the fires before they spread, but the... Full story

 News    August 30, 2012

Stevens named director at Domino Project

Former Whitworth instructor gives up tenure track in order to help provide special education service needs at EWU collaborative preschool By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If you're going to give up a tenure-track teaching position at a good university, it...


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