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 News    July 28, 2016 

Candidate Q&A with Dave Wilson

1. What are the most pressing issues facing Eastern Washington? 2. How would you address breaking the gridlock in Congress? 3. What are the two biggest challenges facing economic development in the...

 
 News    July 28, 2016 

Candidate Q&A with Joe Pakootas

1. The need for good jobs with equal pay and 2) our lack of infrastructure which is not just roads, bridges and highways. Today the U.S. spends less than 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product on...

 
 News    July 28, 2016 

Candidate Q&A with Tom Horne

1. We need more good jobs. Logging and mining built this district. Both have been substantially reduced by EPA regulations and by laws that stop logging and mining projects. I would call for...

 
 News    July 28, 2016 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers with Candidate Q&A

1. Two big priorities that I have been leading on for Eastern Washington are substantive Veterans Affairs reform and better forest management. I have introduced two pieces of legislation to address...

 
 News    July 28, 2016 

Donation to Jensen Ranch

The Jensen Memorial Youth Ranch received a $10,200 donation from the Northwest Farm Credit Services on July 22. The money will go toward expansion of a barn used for Medical Lake High School Future...

 
 By Harlan Shellabarger    News    July 28, 2016 

Blackhawk Bucks

(L-R): Cheney Federal Credit Union's CEO JoAn Sanders, Cheney High School athletics director Gregg Hare and The Fairways' head professional and general manager Kris Kallem take part in the...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 28, 2016 

Airway Heights council gets road project update

The Airway Heights City Council went through a light agenda at its July 25 meeting. Council received an update on the Garfield, Russell and Sprague Phase 1 Road Improvements project. The project includes reconstructing and widening a portion of a tra...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 28, 2016 

Jarms' palm tree display hopes to cash in for kids

Pine trees, not palms, are the dominant species in the area surrounding Cheney. But recently, Jarms Ace Hardware has "planted" their version of those trees from the tropics in front of the store,...

 
 News    July 28, 2016 

Cheney CHAS clinic set for August opening

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A project that opens ahead of schedule will help improve the availability of health care in Cheney and the West Plains. The CHAS clinic, which occupies about 10,000 squa...

 
 News    July 28, 2016 

Hiring Heroes Career and Resource Fair is Aug. 25

A job fair focused on matching employers with well qualified past and present military members takes place Thursday, Aug. 25 with the fourth annual Hiring Heroes Career and Resource Fair. The event will be held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo...

 
 News    July 28, 2016 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 18 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 700 block of Betz Road. A civil problem was reported on the 700 block of North Eighth Street. Vehicle prowl was reported on the 2500 block of Al Ogdon Way. July 19 Third-degree...

 
 News    July 21, 2016

Candidate Q&A

1. What is the most important issue facing the 6th District? 2. Three things will you do if elected? Lynnette Vehrs 1. Affordable quality health care is the important issue facing not only our constituents, but (also) the state. Many (people) are...

 
 News    July 21, 2016

Candidate Q&A - Position 2

1. What is the most important issue facing the 6th District? 2. What three things will you do first if elected? Jeff Holy 1. Helping business grow, protecting homeowners, providing infrastructure for agriculture, properly funding education,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 21, 2016

Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival enters 15th year

The Blue Waters Bluegrass festival celebrates its 15th anniversary, Aug. 12-14 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake. "We've seen festivals come and go," Kevin Brown, Blue Waters music director, said....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 21, 2016

Cheney council awards road work contract for Betz, Washington

Drivers using Betz Road and Washington Street should be ready soon to follow a mantra sometimes used by the state Department of Transportation — expect delays. At its July 12 meeting, the Cheney City Council unanimously approved awarding an...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 21, 2016

Airway Heights acquires sewage lift station

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a light agenda at its July 18 meeting. In action items, council approved a settlement agreement between the city and Jim and Jill Cook. Through the agreement, the city acquired a lift station and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 21, 2016

Golden yard

Greg and Glenda Schmidt's sharp and well-maintained yard at 803 Golden Hills Drive has been selected as Cheney's Yard of the Month by the Cheney Kiwanis and Cheney Gardeners Club. For the work, the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 21, 2016

STEP project preliminary details are unveiled

Five weeks after gaining approval from the state, and 13 months removed from an OK by the federal government, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially unveiled plans for their casino and resort project...

 
 News    July 21, 2016

Lucid Recreational plans August opening

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter For some, the July 1 deadline in the state of Washington that required merging medical marijuana into the recreational side is causing its share of problems. But for...

 
 News    July 21, 2016

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 11 Taking motor vehicle without owner’s permission was reported on the 100 block of College Hill Street. It was a 1996 Honda Accord and was recovered by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. July 12 Taking motor vehicle without owner...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 14, 2016

Fairchild Toastmasters expands community presence

The Fairchild Toastmasters has expanded its presence beyond Fairchild Air Force Base and into the city of Airway Heights. The club, which began in 2014, has re-launched as a community club open to military and nonmilitary residents of Airway...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    July 14, 2016

Woman killed Sunday in ML-Four Lakes Road crash

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single vehicle fatality crash in the area of West Medical Lake Four Lakes Road and South Granite Lake Road at approximately 3:45 p.m. Sunday, July 10. When deputies arrived, they located a...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    July 14, 2016

Man killed in single-vehicle accident west of Cheney

At approximately 3:20 a.m. July 3, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the area of South Betz and South Granite Lake Road in west Spokane County. When deputies arrived, they located a pickup...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    July 14, 2016

WSP makes 211 DUI arrests over Fourth

In an effort to keep the state roadways safe during this long holiday weekend of travel, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers made approximately 211 arrests or bookings of impaired drivers over the Fourth of July weekend. The data comes from...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 14, 2016

Yoke's purchases Trading Company stores

After months of rumors, the sale of the Trading Company stores to Yoke's Fresh Markets was announced July 11 in a press release. The four-store acquisition includes stores in Cheney, Latah Creek,...

 

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