The presidential candidate raising the most from individual donations in each state

The 2024 primary elections are underway, and residents in some states have already chosen who they want to see on the ballot in November. But before heading to the polls, Americans... — Updated 2/23/2024

Plans for new pool unveiled

CHENEY – Residents and officials were presented with plans for the proposed Cheney Aquatic Center during the Feb. 13 City Council meeting. City Public Works Director Todd Ableman... — Updated 2/22/2024

Council approves $300,000 water tank upgrade

CHENEY — The City Council on Feb. 13 unanimously approved installation of a $300,000 aluminum reservoir lid for the city’s in-ground water reservoir. Public Works Director Todd Ableman told the council the lid was necessary... — Updated 2/22/2024

Man arrested in Airway Heights sentenced in drug convictions

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — A Spokane man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for dealing drugs following his arrest last year at a local casino. Johnathan Leslie Allen, who goes by the nickname “Ghost,” was sentenced to federal... — Updated 2/22/2024

What the Biden administration's new executive order on AI will mean for cybersecurity

Regulations have been proposed by a presidential administration committed to a responsible rollout of one of the most consequential technologies since the advent of the internet.... — Updated 2/23/2024

Man arrested for possessing fentanyl

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – In the early hours of Feb. 18, Johnny Kevin Kieffer, 30, found himself in handcuffs, facing charges of possession with intent to distribute, following a swift arrest by local law enforcement. The events... — Updated 2/23/2024

Smith wins state diving title again

FEDERAL WAY - A Cheney High School junior has won back-to-back state diving titles. Alma Smith returned home from the 3A state diving championships last week with a gold medal... — Updated 2/23/2024

Where rubber meets road

Five regular season games remain and it is now time “where the rubber meets the road” for Eastern Washington’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. Eagle hoops are in the... — Updated 2/23/2024

Cheney's Moore climbs Mat Classic ladder

TACOMA - Cheney's Trenton Moore made a move at Mat Classic XXXV last weekend, but it was not exactly where he wanted to be. A sixth-place finisher in 2023, Moore battled some... — Updated 2/22/2024

Area girls reach third round of Mat Classic

TACOMA — The best area girls could muster was a single win at the state Mat Classic XXXV wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. Cheney Blackhawks Jennifer... — Updated 2/22/2024

Most surprising March Madness winners of all time

There's a reason it's called March Madness. Besides the mad enthusiasm (and heavy betting) of partisan fans, the madness of underdog teams posting upset after upset to advance as... — Updated 2/23/2024

Three Liberty wrestlers medal in Tacoma Dome

TACOMA - Three Liberty wrestlers returned home from the state Mat Classic XXXV wrestling tournament with medals. Maddex Strobel won silver at 150 pounds, Clae Holling bronze at 165... — Updated 2/22/2024

The 'what-if's' of Cheney season

CHENEY - In the world of sports there's always the opportunity or desire to glance into in the "what-if" mirror. And Cheney boys' second-year head coach Travis Peevey is no more... — Updated 2/22/2024

Cashmere girls oust Medical Lake Cardinals

CASHMERE — The stellar career of Charde Luat and the season for the Medical Lake girls basketball team came to an end Feb. 17 at Cashmere, where the Bulldogs blew past the Cardinals 53-32 in a state 1A play-in game. “We... — Updated 2/22/2024

10 of the best British fighters in the UFC

The UFC is the Cinderella story of organized sports. Founded in 1993, it was at risk of bankruptcy in 2001 when brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta purchased the organization.... — Updated 2/23/2024

Sports Briefs

BASKETBALL Eastern teams on the court CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams play common opponents this week, but on opposite ends of the map. The Eagle men are on the road with an... — Updated 2/22/2024

Lawmakers should hear from voters on initiatives

It is with a mix of encouragement and disappointment that the Senate majority leader says four of the six citizen initiatives to the Legislature “might” have public hearings scheduled before the end of the 2024 session. But... — Updated 2/22/2024

Forest bill a welcome change

Funny how it took a move into the country before a Democrat would support efforts to clean up our forest floors. Last week, Senate Bill 6121 passed the Senate unanimously. The bill... — Updated 2/22/2024

Write to the Point

Make the public records ‘gotcha’ less lucrative I agree with Rep. Schmick, let’s take the “gotcha” out of public records requests. That can be done by helping jurisdictions with their filing system, not by prohibiting... — Updated 2/22/2024

The most common mental health diagnoses among teens in the US

In January 2024, thousands of people earnestly responded to Elmo when the "Sesame Street" puppet prompted a mental health check-in on social media, asking, "How is everybody... — Updated 2/23/2024

Forum set on Treasurer duties

CHENEY — Area residents have an opportunity to learn about the duties of the state treasurer. PEG — People for Effective Government — is offering a free, online forum featuring state Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti at 7 p.m.... — Updated 2/22/2024

What individual has had a major impact on my life?

For ongoing impact on my life, my sisters, who are twins, probably win the prize. I was three years and two weeks old when they were born. Life has never been the same since. I was the apple of my parents’ eyes before they... — Updated 2/22/2024

Seasons

If you live in a forest at the edge of a marsh like I do, you don’t need a calendar to tell you the season. Owl Calling Season has just past and I know it is near the end of February. The nocturnal, crepuscular creatures have... — Updated 2/22/2024

Area residents make Eastern fall Dean's List

CHENEY – The following area students have been named to the Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University for the fall 2023 quarter: Airway Heights — Regina Camacho, Zackery DaSilva, Alexander Dodson, Lindsey Ellis, Carson... — Updated 2/22/2024

Moose on the Palouse

A cow moose and her calf ventured into harvested wheat fields in the Oakesdale area last week afterr melting snow exposed green foliage to much on. Moose are often visible in the... — Updated 2/22/2024

David Hurley MD

E. David Hurley MD died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born in Spokane, one of six children born to Earnie and Marjorie Hurley. He was... — Updated 2/22/2024

Man sought in connection with crash, attempted rape

SPOKANE VALLEY — Detectives are asking for the public’s help with the investigation of a single-vehicle crash, of a possible kidnapping and attempted rape of a teenage girl. At about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 11, law enforcement... — Updated 2/22/2024

Hit-and-run victim identified

SPOKANE VALLEY — Spokane County authorities have finally released the name of the victim of a hit-and-run incident on Jan. 24. Maegen Engh, 46, of Spokane Valley, died of her injuries in an area hospital on Feb. 13, according... — Updated 2/22/2024

City receiving $5.3 million in road grants

SPOKANE VALLEY – Sullivan Road and Sprague Avenue improvements will move ahead, thanks in part to two grants totaling more than $5.3 million. The two National Highway Performance Program grants include nearly $4 million for the... — Updated 2/22/2024

Three area wrestlers win state titles

TACOMA - Three gold, four silver and one bronze. That's how many Top 3 medals wrestlers from Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas brought home Saturday from the... — Updated 2/22/2024

Committee advances two Padden bills

OLYMPIA – The House Housing Committee has moved forward two bills introduced by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden, aiming to bolster home ownership and streamline property leasing in... — Updated 2/22/2024

Snake River Dam preservation added to legislative agenda

SPOKANE VALLEY – The preservation of the Snake River dams has been solidified as a key item on the legislative agenda for the city council. The move comes amidst ongoing debate... — Updated 2/22/2024

Man arrested for burglary of boarded-up house

SPOKANE VALLEY — A local man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to enter a vacant, boarded up house. Jason A. Swan, 35, was arrested Feb. 19, booked into the Spokane County Jail and then freed on his own recognizance... — Updated 2/22/2024

Boris held on $500,000 bail for rape

SPOKANE VALLEY — A man arrested for in a sexual assault case here remains in the Spokane County Jail. Gregory Charles Boris, 42, of Kennewick, is being held on $500,000 bail after being extradited from the Tri-Cities area back... — Updated 2/22/2024

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