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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 4, 2016 

Medical Lake planning meeting first in three months

Medical Lake’s Planning Commission strolled through a light schedule, Jan. 28, in their first meeting in three months, now that they have a full complement of five members with the appointment of Judy “Mayu” Mayulianos. The benefits of a...

 
 By George Chick    News    February 4, 2016 

Medical Lake firefighters receive awards

The Medical Lake Fire Department recently presented their annual department awards. Recipients of the 2015 annual awards were left to right: Jonathan Suffield –Exemplary Service Award, Jole Chick...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    February 4, 2016 

News briefs

Inslee names former Cheney prosecutor to court bench Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed former Cheney Municipal Court contract prosecutor Julie McKay to the Spokane County Superior Court. McKay replaces retiring Judge Kathleen O’Connor, who...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 4, 2016 

ML board approves elective credit waiver policy

At its Jan. 26 meeting, the Medical Lake School Board passed two policies that focus on graduation requirements. The board passed the first and second readings of Policy 2410, which requires students graduating in 2017 and 2018 to pass the Biology...

 
 By LaVENDRICK SMITH    News    February 4, 2016 

House bill limits public records requests

OLYMPIA—Lawmakers are looking to modify the Public Records Act in an effort to help agencies that claim they’re burdened by overly broad and massive public records requests. House Bill 2576 would give agencies the power to limit the time they spe...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 4, 2016 

Signing on

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove autographs a replica sign for the rehabilitation of tracks for the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad that runs through Cheney and west to Coulee City. The track upgrades...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 4, 2016 

Yes, you can get there from here in the air

The long-standing old joke that used to resonate from those trying to fly somewhere from Spokane went like this: "You can't get there from here, but if you can it will cost you." That, however, is no...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 4, 2016 

Mason Jar completes expansion

Cheney's Mason Jar has defied plenty of the odds when it comes to starting a new business. "Most businesses fail," owner Doug LaBar said. "Nineteen months is what they say." But after just surpassing...

 
 News    February 4, 2016 

'Best of the West' nominations open

It’s time for the annual voting for “Best of the West,” the awards that recognize out businesses, organizations and people that contribute to the overall community. The competition is conducted by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce and is for...

 
 News    February 4, 2016 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 26 The Cheney Police Department assisted the Washington State Patrol with a driving under the influence stop on the 1700 block of Second Street. Second-degree theft was reported on the 1400 block of Second Street. A credit card was taken...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 28, 2016

Anayas open Spartan Personal Training and Nutrition

From fragrances to fitness, the former Chet's Flowers location at 1319 First St. in Cheney is now home to Spartan Personal Training and Nutrition. Brothers Diego and Jorge Anaya opened the new busines...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 28, 2016

Coffee is on at E-lix-ir Espresso

A patch of ground that sat for years with a vacant building and grass growing under it has been perked up - literally. E-lix-ir Espresso, located at 10427 Aero Road south of Interstate 90 at the 272...

 
 News    January 28, 2016

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 19 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 200 block of North Eleventh Street. Suspicious circumstances were reported at Cheney High School. A picture of a student with a weapon was seen on social media. It was uncertain if...

 
 News    January 21, 2016

News briefs

Airway Heights commission selects officers Airway Heights Planning Commission members elected its presiding officers at their monthly meeting Jan. 13. The commission elected Kal Patel as chair and new commission member Sonny Weathers to serve as...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 21, 2016

Airway Heights City Council names Dashiell deputy mayor

The Airway Heights City Council appointed Councilwoman Tanya Dashiell the new deputy mayor, following a 4-3 vote at its Tuesday meeting. Dashiell, who was nominated by Mayor Kevin Richey, takes over for Steven Lawrence, who replaced Richey after...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 21, 2016

Holiday Inn Express expansion on schedule

Despite a curve ball tossed at them from Mother Nature in the form of over 20 inches of snow, and a couple of stints of bitterly cold Arctic weather, the expansion of Cheney's Holiday Inn Express is...

 
 News    January 21, 2016

EWU provost search down to three finalists

Eastern Washington University is one step closer to finding its new provost and vice president of academic affairs. In a news release, EWU announced the committee leading the search has announced the names of three finalists: ● Karen B. Schmaling,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 21, 2016

Marching in honor of Dr. King

Many Eastern Washingotn University students marched in the Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr., parade in downtown Spokane....

 
 News    January 21, 2016

Medical Lake Parks and Rec offers yoga classes

Medical Lake’s Parks and Recreation is offering two yoga classes to residents in February. The first is a seven-week class from Feb. 16 to March 31 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at City Hall. The cost is $50 for one of the classes...

 
 News    January 21, 2016

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 4 Second-degree burglary was reported on the 200 block of Betz Road. Tires from a storage unit were taken. An adult/child was reported missing on the 2400 block of University Lane. A woman dropped off her child with her mother, the...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    January 14, 2016

News briefs

Medical Lake 2015 Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year nominees sought The annual Medical Lake Kiwanis Senior Citizens Valentine’s Day dinner is coming Feb. 13, and Kiwanis officials are looking for nominees for its 2015 Senior Citizen Volunteer...

 
 News    January 14, 2016

Office oath

Medical Lake City Council members (left to right) Jessica Roberts, John Paikuli and Laura Parsons were sworn into office at the council's Jan. 5 meeting. Roberts is serving for the first time....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 14, 2016

Sweet Pea Boutique fills kids clothes void

The littlest things can sometimes offer great inspiration. And while the need to find socks and underwear for children was not the sole reason for starting a new retail enterprise in Cheney, it certai...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 14, 2016

Cheney Free Press launches 'See E.Wa app'

The oldest source of news on the West Plains is embracing some of the newest technology as it moves forward with its mission. The Cheney Free Press launched its "See E.Wa" app in an effort to remain s...

 
 News    January 14, 2016

STCU windstorm loans top $1 million

Spokane Teachers Credit Union announced it approved $1.1 million in low-cost emergency loans in the month following the Nov. 17 windstorm that pounded the Inland Northwest. Responding to the crisis...

 

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