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Man wanted in Airway Heights shooting still at large

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- Police are still searching for a man wanted in the shooting of a mother and daughter early Tuesday morning at a home near South Aspen and West 10th Avenue. The man, Zion J. Carter, is believed to have fled the... — Updated 7/27/2021

Read all about the election

SPOKANE — Two new elements will be in play in the upcoming August primary election — one with a physical manifestation the other less so, but with a possibly large presence nonetheless. The first element comes via a... — Updated 7/22/2021

Crowded field for Cheney council Position 3

CHENEY — The City Council is a legislative body comprised of Seven Councilmembers elected by the public to four-year terms, “responsible for formulating and adopting City policies.” Three City Council postings are currently... — Updated 7/23/2021

Cheney to try out Daupler

CHENEY — Beginning July 20, afterhours calls for utility services will no longer be handled by the Police Department but will instead be directed to a new incident response management system provided by Daupler, Inc. The City... — Updated 7/22/2021

Airway Heights corrects affordable housing incentives

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The City Council looked at a resolution concerning additional affordable housing incentives at their July 12 study session. Due to the city’s steadily increasing growth, affordable housing is a priority for... — Updated 7/22/2021

Three vie for Cheney School District Director 2

CHENEY — School board members are locally elected state officers responsible for governing designated divisions of the region, charged with implementing policy within the bounds of state law. This posting oversees sections of... — Updated 7/22/2021

Police reform laws going into effect July 25

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Like the rest of Washington state, the police department will be adjusting their tactics this month. Eleven new bills, signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in May, will go into effect on July 25. These bills are a result... — Updated 7/22/2021

Innocence until proven guilty extends to elections

The Spokane County Elections Department has conducted 21 recounts of specific races over the past 20 years, according to the department’s online archives. To me, that indicates an inclination towards openness and transparency... — Updated 7/22/2021

It's a crime to trust God

Fundamentalists and Republicans who dominate Mississippi put “In God We Trust” on car license plates, forcing all drivers to promote religion. The only way a motorist can avoid the motto is to pay $30 extra for a special... — Updated 7/22/2021

A voice to represent all the people of Cheney

Jacquelyn Belock will be a fresh voice to represent the unrepresented in the Cheney City Council and build a bridge between the city of Cheney and EWU and between the young and the older residents. Jacquelyn is a young,... — Updated 7/22/2021

Critical race theory discussed at Cheney School Board meeting

CHENEY — Issues and concerns relating to critical race theory – including questions on curriculum — were discussed at the Cheney School Board meeting on July 14. The increased interest in cultural education has emerged in... — Updated 7/22/2021

EWU releases spring 2021 Dean's List

CHENEY — The Eastern Washington University Dean’s List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall and spring quarter lists also include students on the semester system. An undergraduate student who... — Updated 7/22/2021

Cheney, Medical Lake students on OSU honor roll

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Names of students who have made the scholastic Honor Roll for Spring 2021 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 7,255 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the... — Updated 7/22/2021


Juggling a full schedule

CHENEY — Like most of us, new Eastern Washington University student trustee Auriana Mitchell claims it’s difficult for her to be in two places at once. A look at the Liberty... — Updated 7/22/2021


Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational. You’re invited to join us for our “Church in the Park” events on Aug. 29. Partnering with a couple of other churches, we are holding our Sunday morning... — Updated 7/26/2021

Washington State Trivia

A while back I received a phone call that turned out to be a wrong number. The person calling didn’t have access to the phone book in our area, so I looked up the number for them. After I was done, I started flipping through... — Updated 7/22/2021

Senate bill smells of critical race theory

The last couple of Cheney School Board meetings, they received comments by citizens on curriculum such as Critical Race Theory and sex ed. I tried to remember back to all the meetings I have been to and I could not remember a... — Updated 7/22/2021


Richard Earl "Dick" Christenson

The family of Richard "Dick" Christenson wishes to invite his friends, former co-workers and family friends to a Celebration of Life in his memory. Dick passed away January 4,... — Updated 7/22/2021


Kenneth Randall Engel

(March 22, 1988 – April 18, 2021) Kenneth (Ken) Engel was born to Judith (Arnold) Zyskowski and Emil Engel in Spokane Wash. All who met him, in any capacity...whether it was... — Updated 7/22/2021


Carl Raymond Clark, Sr.

(Jan 21, 1951 – Jun 08, 2021)  It is with great sadness that the family of Carl R. Clark, Sr. announces his passing on June 8, 2021. Carl lost his courageous battle with... — Updated 7/22/2021

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