Looking Back


September 20, 2012

10 Years Ago

Sept. 26, 2002

Angry that the Cheney City Council passed a 7-percent increase on utility rates, citizens began to circulate a petition that would require council to reconsider the matter. A total of 503 signatures would be required.

Once again the voters in Cheney were dancing to the beat of a different drummer as they cast support behind Proposition 1, which would raise additional funds for operation of the Spokane Transit Authority. The measure failed overall across Spokane County as just over 52 percent cast yes votes that would have raised sales tax .3 percent, but Cheney v...

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