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CHENEY Nov. 21 Third-degree theft was reported on the 600 block of Fifth Street. A parking meter was bent and damaged with a portion taken, however the coin box remained. Second-degree theft was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road....

 

Dig a little deeper to dampen 'Fake News'

If you paid any attention to Facebook during this election, you most likely saw at least one fake news article on your feed on any given day, whether you realized it or not. The problem with these articles is that people will share these falsehoods...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    December 1, 2016 

The vote recount has interesting twists

The election that we thought was once and for all over appears to not be, after all. For the general public, they thought they may have washed off the last of the dirt Nov. 9 after Hillary Clinton delivered that very painful concession speech she...

 

Thank you ML Boy Scouts

Thanks to the Boy Scouts with over 1,300 pounds of food they collected, the Combined Fund Drive with their donations of over 800 pounds and others who give to the food bank. We serve over 200 families from the Medical Lake area each month, and every...

 

American Legion dinner result of Cheney businesses support

The Cheney Post 72 American Legion would like to express our gratitude to the following businesses for their generous support. Our recent Veterans Day dinner and Turkey Bingo were successful, in part, because of all of you. Thank you all! Thank you...

 

Community makes ninth Turkey Trot a success

On behalf of the Cheney High School Cross Country program, we would like to thank the community of Cheney for their support of our ninth annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. There were over 500 walkers, joggers or runners present for this...

 

Despite our turmoils, Americans are truly blessed

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy. For others, it’s a time to volunteer at soup kitchens to help the less fortunate while many see it as simply a chance to eat a huge meal...

 

Look around - there's plenty of reasons to be thankful

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, unless you purchased the paper on Tuesday which in that case it’s two days away. There will be a number of print article and columns, along with broadcast stories about why we should be thankful, and what we should be than...

 

Qualifications, freedoms should be based on substance

Rose Kline’s letters (8/4/16 and 11/17/16) disqualified Donald Trump on points involving words or actions. With much criticism of his words I agree. With much criticism of his motives and actions I find only opinion and emotion, not substance. Our...

 

Candace Mumm deserved to win

What a surprise to learn that Candace Mumm lost the election for Spokane County Commissioner. She was the most qualified, experienced and articulate candidate. Her debate performances demonstrated real thoughtfulness and understanding of issues...

 

Embracing our diversity will help our healing

Abraham Lincoln made this statement on March 4, 1865 at his second inaugural address which was right towards the end of the Civil War in our country: “With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see...

 

Keeping a watchful eye during Trump presidency

The Nov. 8 election has come and gone and Republican candidate Donald Trump is the next President of the United States. Who would have thought we would be printing those words? There are many folks out there who are scared — particularly people of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    November 17, 2016

Tasteless political jokes belong outside of the wrestling ring

As you know, I am a longtime fan of professional wrestling. Usually when someone involved with wrestling makes the news, it’s not for a good reason, and this past weekend was no different. Joey Styles, an announcer and commentator who had worked...

 

Right choice or wrong choice?

For everyone who chose to put Donald Trump in the oval office I have to ask why? Do you honestly believe he can fix America’s problems? You have to love all people in this beautiful country including immigrants who are here, they came here to find...

 

As we move forward the fix is all on us

So what did it take? A shower, a bath — or both? Maybe taking advantage of a few unseasonably warm days recently and stepping into the new automated bay at the Brown Bear Car Wash in Cheney, sans car? Regardless, it likely took a lot to wash off...

 

A comparison of freedoms for Veterans Day

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Those of you who know me or read my past columns know that I spend time in Guatemala periodically on mission work. My first trip was in 2008, and I have been down to that Central American country in four of the last five...

 

The other, more restrictive, side of the Canadian healthcare coin

Mr. Luther’s letter (Cheney Free Press, Nov. 3) left a lot unsaid. Example: “two Democratic senators” helped Republicans kill a public option for Obamacare. Omitted was a third non-Republican pseudo-Democrat Lieberman. Those three would not...

 

Support in time of need appreciated

I would like to thank my many friends and neighbors for their kind expressions of sympathy on the death of my husband, Don. I greatly appreciate the cards, flowers and gifts as well as the food provided for the family. I also want to thank Father...

 

Big data uses threaten personal privacy, combats fraud

What would you give up to cut back medical fraud while also improving your doctor’s ability to anticipate your medical needs before they actually occur? Would you give up your personal privacy? According to a recent Los Angeles Times story, we migh...

 

The small numbers are really pretty big in STA's Prop 1

By Staff Reporter It is seemingly such a miniscule ask from the Spokane Transit Authority on the November ballot for their Proposition 1. A yes vote will authorize a mere two-tenths of 1 percent of the sales tax to improve their service to Spokane Co...

 

Trump is only choice for president

With the presidential election less than a couple of weeks to go, this campaign will go down as one of the nastiest in history. As a retired military member with 30 years of service, I have been all over the world to protect our country. With all...

 

Morgan on CMR and GOP values

Unfortunately, Cathy McMorris Rodger’s political ambition has left behind any moral principles. My party and McMorris Rodgers have crossed the line supporting Donald Trump and have abandoned not only standards of decency but true conservatism....

 

Blackhawks Scramble a success

The Cheney Kiwanis Club would like to belatedly thank all who helped make the Blackhawk Scramble golf event a big success this last July. Cheney Federal Credit Union was our main sponsor. Hole sponsors were: Owl Pharmacy, Copy Junction, Collins Denti...

 

Single-payer health care is the way to go - ask Canada

In 2009, all Republican and two Democratic senators killed Obama Care’s proposed “public option” that likely would have led to a national, single-payer health care. Now Hillary Clinton has suggested reintroducing this Medicare-for-all option....

 

Priorities for leaders to focus on after election is over

In the 1973 Western classic “High Plains Drifter,” Clint Eastwood’s man-with-no-name character is asked by another what they are supposed to do after the citizens of the town of Lagos kill three cowboys they backstabbed after hiring them to...

 

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