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Kobe Bryant and daughter die in helicopter crash

CALABASAS, CALIF. — Former National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant, along with four others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died Sunday morning in a... — Updated 1/26/2020

Bill would protect child entrepreneurs selling lemonade

OLYMPIA – A bill has been introduced in the state House of Representatives that would protect child entrepreneurs wanting to sell lemonade in the summer or hot chocolate in the... — Updated 1/27/2020

Wilken named 2019 Sprague Citizen of the Year

SPRAGUE – Sprague Chamber of Commerce President Tim Wilken was named 2019 Citizen of the Year during the organization's annual banquet Monday night at Sprague Elementary School.... — Updated 1/27/2020

'High-capacity' magazine ban moving through Senate

OLYMPIA -- Ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would be illegal to purchase or posses in Washington under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters... — Updated 1/26/2020

Lefevre Street Bakery and Cafe reopens under new ownership

MEDICAL LAKE - After much anticipation from local and regional customers, Lefevre Street Bakery and Cafe reopened today, Jan. 24, after a six-month hiatus that saw the business... — Updated 1/26/2020

Legal Notices January 23, 2020

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Information regarding Census Bureau field staff and scams

The United States Department of Commerce, Office of Security, has been notifying law enforcement that Census Bureau field staff will be contacting residents to verify addresses and gather information related to the... — Updated 1/23/2020

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 14 Second-degree theft/credit card fraud was reported on the 500 block of Short Street. Jan. 15 The sudden death of a 74-year-old female was reported on the 2200 block of North 6th Street. Steven J. Baum, 37, was... — Updated 1/23/2020

St. Johns Lutheran welcomes new pastors

MEDICAL LAKE — St. Johns Lutheran Church has a new pastor. Two, actually. Greg and Carol Yeager arrived in mid-December and began tending to their flock that includes Emmanuel... — Updated 1/23/2020

Footprints in snow lead to Medical Lake prowler arrest

MEDICAL LAKE — A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested an alleged vehicle prowler after backtracking the man’s footprints in the snow early Monday morning, Jan. 13. Deputy... — Updated 1/23/2020

Cheney earns fourth gymnastics win

NORTH SPOKANE – Cheney’s gymnastics team competed in their fourth Greater Spokane League meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14, earning their fourth win while garnering three losses. The Blackhawks downed North Central 125.35 – 44.35,... — Updated 1/23/2020

Card boys nail last-second win, again

MEDICAL LAKE — Two things about the Cardinal boys basketball team: they can take time to warm up and they like to keep spectators in suspense right up to the last second ... — Updated 1/23/2020

Blackhawks sweep Prosser, Grandview

CHENEY – The Blackhawks swim team pulled off two victories in convincing style last week. The boys downed Prosser 90-78 and Grandview 109-37 in action at Eastern Washington... — Updated 1/23/2020

Cardinal wrestlers pin Riverside at home

MEDIAL LAKE - Cardinal wrestlers gave the Riverside Rams a pounding before heading to the Crusader Classic at Northwest Christian High School where they took fifth in a field of... — Updated 1/23/2020

Lady Cards fall to third place in NEA

MEDICAL LAKE — The Lady Cards have won one and lost a couple in the past week, extending their record to 4-1 in the Northeast A League and 4-9 overall. The Cards earned their win... — Updated 1/23/2020

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College men’s basketball Saturday, Jan. 25, EWU vs. Southern Utah University, 2:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, EWU vs. University of... — Updated 1/23/2020

Lady Blackhawks earn season's first winning streak

CHENEY – It took a few weeks, but the Lady Blackhawks basketball squad now has back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The girls wasted little time in earning their... — Updated 1/23/2020

Golden Feather back in Medical Lake

CHENEY — The Blackhawks were only able to keep the Golden Feather Trophy one year before the Cardinal’s took it back at the 10th annual Golden Feather Spirit Games at Eastern... — Updated 1/23/2020

Medical Lake regains Golden Feather

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Theocracy claims more about smearing Shea

You write that Matt Shea wants to build a theocracy (“The theocracy of Liberty State,” CFP Dec. 26, 2019) and that is ridiculous. Obviously you have never interviewed him or researched his proposal for a 51st State. You just... — Updated 1/23/2020

Dams are the Pacific Northwest's flood busters

A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain producing states were under... — Updated 1/23/2020

It's OK to be able to change your mind

In his daily commentary on Jan. 21, veteran political commentator Chris Cilliza pointed to a recent poll by Gallup that reflected an 82-point partisan gap between Republicans and Democrats over approval of the job President... — Updated 1/23/2020

Trifecta: Shawna Monroe named Teacher of the Month

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – For the third time in four months a Cheney Public School teacher has been named Eastern Washington University's Teacher of the Month. At an assembly in front of... — Updated 1/23/2020

Hallett students receive November awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of November. This months character trait: Caring. PACE: Citizenship awards Kindergarten Brooklyn Hopper Jasmine... — Updated 1/23/2020

Medical Lake JROTC is competitive

MEDICAL LAKE - The Medical Lake High School Washington 81st Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps continues to do well in the Cascade Mountain League. The high school recently... — Updated 1/23/2020

EWU wins national small business recognition

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s fledgling Center for Entrepreneurship has received national recognition as it was named 2020’s top emerging entrepreneurship program by the United States Association of Small... — Updated 1/23/2020

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago in 1920, George Brown opened a Chevrolet car dealership at 503 1st Street. Martin Holter later joined the operation, and Brown & Holter served the city until it was sold in 1974. Learn more about our... — Updated 1/23/2020

West Plains BRIEFS

Book club meets Jan. 28 The Friends of the Cheney Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in the library’s public meeting room. The club will discuss “The Educated a Memoir,” written by Tara Westover.... — Updated 1/23/2020


Cheney Congregational Church Pastor Matt Goodale has just started a new series about “The Kingdom of God: Backwards and Upside Down.” There is a children’s area in the Sanctuary and we have a children’s Sunday school... — Updated 1/23/2020

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 21, 2010 Cheney School District banked on future enrollment growth and a promise of no new taxes to convince voters to pass a $79 million capital bond. Taxes would actually go down due to the expiration of... — Updated 1/23/2020

Bradley Alan Wright

Bradley Alan Wright, aged 61, passed away peacefully in his home in West Richland, Wash. on Christmas Day, 2019. Born Feb. 9, 1958 in Caldwell, Idaho, Brad was the youngest child... — Updated 1/23/2020

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