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World War II warbirds flyover Eastern Washington

SPOKANE VALLEY – A small piece of history will pass through eastern and central Washington skies on July 4. Five World War II vintage aircraft owned by Hangar 180 air museum in... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story

Northern Quest postpones summer shows

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- Northern Quest Resort & Casino officials have announced the postponement of their summer concert series show until summer 2021. In a Julyl 3 press release, officials said the move was made "out of an abundance... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story

Sheriff's Office seeks Cheney-area runaway

GEIGER HEIGHTS -- Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are attempting to locate 15-year-old Lexus Bolieu, who is believed to have run away from home. Attempts to find Bolieu have been unsuccessful, and law enforcement is asking... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story

July 4 closures on West Plains

SPOKANE COUNTY – Most local, county and federal offices will be closed this Friday in observance of the July 4 holiday on Saturday. In many cases, those offices – such as the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake... — Updated 7/2/2020

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 22 Trespassing was reported on the zero hundred block of B Street. Violation of a court order was reported on the 1800 block of 1st Street. Trespassing was reported on the 2700 block of 1st Street. June 23... — Updated 7/2/2020

Medical Lake asks residents: Don't flush rags and wipes down the toilet

MEDICAL LAKE — Global pandemics tend to cause problems and annoyances, some of which are unexpected. In Medical Lake, one COVID-19-related issue is the flushing of non-disposable rags and wipes. City Administrator Doug Ross... — Updated 7/2/2020

West Plains non-profits receive Innovia grants

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES SPOKANE – Four Spokane Valley non-profits are part of 165 recipients of Innovia Foundation COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund grants as announced via a June 16 news release. The Foundation... — Updated 7/2/2020

Fireworks sale and discharge through July 5

OLYMPIA – For some on the West Plains, the noise level is about to get a bit sharper – that is if it hasn’t already. The sale and discharge of fireworks in jurisdictions that... — Updated 7/3/2020

Inslee stresses mask-wearing in visit to Spokane

SPOKANE –Washington Gov. Jay Inslee paid a visit to Spokane June 25 to meet with essential workers, members of the medical community, local leaders and media. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Spokane County, Inslee’s... — Updated 7/2/2020

Positive COVID-19 tests closes Dutch Bros. Airway Heights location

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Dutch Bros. Coffee Company announced that its Airway Heights location will be closed after two employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus and the... — Updated 7/3/2020

Darwin would be proud - or embarrassed

Teaching Psychology for 20 years at Spokane Falls Community College was such a learning experience — for me. I hope the students also learned a lot about the “Scientific study of behavior and mental processes.” When... — Updated 7/2/2020

Reflected on why Black Lives Matter

If we are not committed to ensuring that each of us stands as a part of God’s plan, then: First, they will come for Black people, and some will do nothing because they are not Black. Then they will come for the Latinos, and... — Updated 7/2/2020

Cheney High School group holding blood drive

CHENEY – High School Health Helpers (H3) is holding a blood drive Tuesday, July 7, at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery, 1011 1st St. The drive runs from 3 – 6:15 p.m., with donors asked to sign up online for a specific time.... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

Medical Lake superintendent shares fall health expectations with board

MEDICAL LAKE — If a return to in-person learning occurs in the Medical Lake School District next school year, health guidelines seem to mandate that it won’t be what students and teachers are used to. That was the sentiment... — Updated 7/2/2020

Cheney school board adopts 2020-2021 budget

CHENEY – The school district board of directors unanimously approved an $88.77 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year at their June 24 Zoom meeting. The budget consists of five separate funds, with the largest chunk being... — Updated 7/2/2020


Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational Church. While we are still not yet meeting in person, we continue to offer at-home worship guides and sermons for you to watch or read from home. This Sunday we... — Updated 7/2/2020

Joseph Calvin Hinson

Joseph “Joe” Hinson (82) passed away on June 25, 2020, and is now with Jesus in heaven. He was born on Dec. 12, 1937 in Mount Olive, N.C., fourth of five children to Joe and... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

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