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Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum... One hundred years ago in 1913, Washington Gov. Ernest Lister vetoed the funding to rebuild the Normal School at Cheney after fire destroyed the facility in April 1912. Cheney resident and state senator William J. Sutton used his charisma and persuasive skills to successfully lead the Legislature to overcome that veto. Learn more about our area’s history at


10 Years Ago

March 13, 2003

Faced with the likelihood of finding parking for a projected 9,000 students by 2010, Eastern Washington University announced it was beginning to study moving towards a combined public transportation and parking lot construction program to ease impact on city streets. The school hired the firm of Walker-Macy to conduct the study.

Life-long Medical Lake resident Brenda Redell was chosen over Howard Jorgenson by a 4-2 vote by the City Council to fill a vacant seat on the council.

EWU was hoping to see more money in its capital budget as the state’s fastest growin...

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