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Airway Heights housing reaches limit

The last parcel of land zoned for multifamily residences in Airway Heights is officially moving forward with designs, marking the end of an era for multifamily development — at least for now. Arrowleaf Townhomes, a 52-lot subdivision, will...

For Airway Heights recreation center: time is money

While no one actually pointed fingers in the Airway Heights Council Chambers at the City Council’s first meeting of the year, the Jan. 7 gathering was undeniably tense as city officials met with...

Palouse River and Coulee City Railway gets federal funding

The owner and operators of an Eastern Washington short-line freight railway got good news before the end of 2018 in the form of several million dollars in federal grant money to fund some much needed...

Airway Heights manufacturer plans expansion

Airway Heights’ Exotic Metals Forming Company is set to triple its current facility’s footprint and hire more than 150 additional employees sometime in the next year, according to State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) documents filed with...

EWU's 'CELLObration Spokane' is Jan. 19

Eastern Washington University’s Music Department presents “CELLObration Spokane,” an evening of music feature over 50 cellos performing. This year’s event features guest artist Jonah Kim performing Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly’s...

West Plains Police News

Editor’s note: In past police reports, streets designated with ordinals numbers i.e. 4th, 7th, etc. have been spelled out from First through Ninth and figures used from 10th on, as per the Associated Press Stylebook. Beginning with this issue,...

Doing more with less

The worn desk and cluttered, unadorned office at the back of the Medical Lake City Hall mirror the condition of the town that City Administrator Doug Ross manages: frugal. The city itself, long stuck...

Hoping for the best

Anxious Eastern Washington University fans look on as the Eagles struggled to rally last Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game against defending-champion North Dakota...

Bending the local legislative ear

City of Cheney officials have laid out some priorities they feel are important to achieving a healthy economy and safe community — and they would like local state legislators’ help in reaching those goals. The City Council approved these...

Fire devours Airway Heights manufactured home

An Airway Heights family was left homeless a mere two days after Christmas when their manufactured home on 12th Avenue and Loffler Street caught fire Dec. 27. Though the property suffered significant damage, homeowner David Zarbok, his wife and...

Medical Lake boys unable to overcome top-ranked opponents

The Medical Lake boys varsity basketball crew found themselves on the receiving end of two losses in league and non-league play last week, giving up a total of 147 points against Deer Park and...

Blackhawks miss Pullman upset

Poor shot selection down the stretch denied the Cheney High School boys basketball team a chance at an upset of the state’s second-ranked 2A team last Friday night. The Blackhawks battled the unbeaten Pullman Greyhounds pretty evenly, taking a...

Presidential Approval

Eastern Washington University President, Dr. Mary Cullinan, was in proper garb prior to Saturday’s...

Stick trips up Eastern in Frisco

Easton Stick stuck it to Eastern Washington in a big way last Saturday in Frisco, Texas. The senior quarterback scored three touchdowns — including the backbreaker in the final 1 minute, 16 seconds...

Lady Blackhawks find hardwood success over holiday breakMedical Lake runners know what job lies ahead

Cheney High’s girls basketball team found the holiday break from school to be a little therapeutic. The Lady Blackhawks won three of their four games, starting with a pair of wins at the Eagle Holiday Classic at West Valley High School, Dec....

Character development through sports

Is a child’s participation in sports beneficial to the development of character? A 2017 article in Psychology Today titled, ”How Sports Can Make You Healthier and Build Character,” by psychologist John Rich, addressed this notion. Rich noted...

Cheney wrestlers amp up tournament strategy

The Cheney Blackhawks varsity wrestling team kicked off the year with two solid performances in a row, earning fourth place at the Freeman Invite Dec. 29 and bumping their tournament score up to second place against Reardan Jan. 5. The Freeman...

Lady Blackhawks find hardwood success over holiday

Cheney High’s girls basketball team found the holiday break from school to be a little therapeutic. The Lady Blackhawks won three of their four games, starting with a pair of wins at the Eagle Holiday Classic at West Valley High School, Dec....

Cardinal wrestlers win in Freeman

The Medical Lake Cardinal wrestling crew laid-out Freeman in Northeast A league grappling action on Thursday, Jan. 4, hitting the road to beat the Scotties on their home mat 40-36. The Cards had one pin, scored two decisions, and one major...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College Basketball Men Thursday, Jan. 10, EWU hosts University of Montana, 6:05 p.m. Women Thursday, Jan. 10, EWU at University of Montana, 6 p.m. High...

Healthcare in the United States vs. Sweden and Norway

In the United States, most residents are covered under private health insurance about 67.2 percent. Employer-based health insurance continues to be the most prevalent with 56 percent receiving coverage through work. 19.3 percent of the population...

Comparing the United States health system to other countries

Healthcare systems are the organizations of people, institutions and resources that provide health care to individuals all over the world. It is important to individuals that they have good quality healthcare that they can afford. We often hear...

Minimum wage detracts from business more than it supports

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009. Even though 96 percent of gainfully employed Americans earn more than the minimum, there is a push to increase it to a “living wage.” Minimum wage is a bad idea for several reasons,...

Creating opportunities part of fairness

My first real lessons of fairness came on the hardwood. My opportunity to play basketball from high school through college taught me to respect the rules of the game, to demonstrate good sportsmanship and humility regardless of the score and to...

West Plains BRIEFS

EWU Africana Studies seeking auction items The Eastern Washington University Africana Studies Program is hosting its annual silent auction, Feb. 28, and is looking for donations. Donations may include art, books, crafts, gift baskets, gift cards,... Full story

Brighten your home with blooming houseplants

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 8, 2009 Medical Lake officials reached out to property owners, asking them for regular removal of snow to keep sidewalk clear, but some commercial lots in the downtown area did not...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The Cheney Historical Museum was first located in Cheney’s original high school, built in 1913. The museum closed from 1972-1974 after the old school was demolished, but reopened in another Cheney School District building as part of the Expo...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational Church invites everyone to join our worship service Sunday at 10 a.m. We’re a welcoming church which encourages diverse theological viewpoints. Come and be inspired by the thought-provoking...

John Ralph Mann

It is with great sadness that the family of John Ralph Mann announces his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at the age of 81. John was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 21, 1937, to John Francis...

Guadealupe "Lupe" Gallardo

Guadalupe “Lupe” Gallardo (Pineda, Tyler) went to Heaven on Dec. 30, 2018, welcomed by the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Mom Lupe was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Los Angeles (the city of...

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