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Don't build it and they won't come

Is there room for growth in Medical Lake? Opinions vary depending on who one speaks with. But one thing is becoming increasingly clear: the West Plains is growing economically, and with that growth comes the need for more housing and businesses to...

Airway Heights police share position on I-1639

In November 2018, nearly 60 percent of Washington voters approved Initiative-1639, one of the strictest pieces of gun safety legislation in the country. Since then, sheriffs and police chiefs across the state have said they will not enforce the new...

Water contracts top Cheney City Council's agenda

Public Works Department business dominated the Cheney City Council's March 12 agenda. Three of the nine resolutions brought forward by Public Works Director Todd Ableman involved Cheney's water...

Cheney to consider traffic fees

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor Cheney’s Planning Commission got a closer look at its March 11 meeting at how proposed transportation impact fees might be imposed on development in the city — but not before doing a bit of housecleaning...

Field prep

Cheney High School pole vault coach Tom Stralser uses a snowblower to clear the white stuff from the Blackhawks football field Tuesday afternoon. Many area spring sports teams have seen early-season...

Medical Lake draft Water System Plan meeting scheduled April 4

The city of Medical is holding an informational meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at the Medical Lake Maintenance Building, 801 S. Lefevre St. to discuss elements of the city’s Draft Water System Plan. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss...

West Plains Briefs

EWU holds memorial service for Dr. Mutschler Eastern Washington University is holding a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Showalter Auditorium (second floor) for university archivist and interim library dean Dr. Charles...

Blackhawks sweep Ephrata in season opener

Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Not that local high schools’ sports teams are experiencing desperate times, but with snow blanketing most playing surfaces, unusual measures have been required to get some competition going....

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College Tennis Men Tuesday, March 26, EWU at San Diego State, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, EWU at UC Irvine, TBA Women Sunday, March 24, EWU at UC Irvine,...

Eagle men fall in Big Sky title game

The run by the Eagles ran out of magic. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team fell short its bid to advance to the NCAA Tournament by falling to Montana 68-62 on Saturday, March...

Eastern Washington men's tennis sweeps Seattle University

In a bounce-back victory, the Eastern Washington University men’s tennis team defeated Seattle University by a score of a 7-0 today (March 16) in Seattle, Wash. With the win, the Eagles improve to...

Eastern women and men tennis earn victories

The Eastern Washington University women’s tennis team competed against Big Sky Conference opponent, Portland State, on March 17 in Portland, Ore., cruising to a 6-1 victory over the Vikings. The...

Don't let sports get in the way of academics or civics

So, I was cruising the Internet and came across a 2013 article from The Atlantic magazine, “The case against high school sports.” Search for it, it’s a valuable read. We are regularly told that sports are good for young people. It teaches...

Going the distance

The Eastern Washington University track and field team started the season at the Buc Scoring Meet in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 16, with the women leaving the meet with eight first-place finishes while the men finished with eight as...

Eastern Washington women's bid for NCAA comes up short

A historic tournament run for the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team came to a heartbreaking end in the Big Sky Conference championship game on March 15. The No. 6 Eagles fell to No. 4 Portland State in the final four seconds...

Oil companies betting on electric technology

Across the pond, London-based BP and Netherlands-headquartered Shell are looking to invest in innovative electric technology, which is very good news. The two international oil giants, both of which have oil refineries in northwest Washington,...

Contrary to column, human-influenced climate change has been long-established

James Ebisch’s guest commentary on climate change (CFP, March 7, 2019) is rife with misinformation. Given the lack of climate understanding he demonstrates in his commentary, his tone is particularly unfortunate, detracting from his message and...

Despite excess labor, universal living wage right around the corner

Homelessness has been cussed and discussed with no solution in sight. With no viable plan, most government officials wring their hands and hope the problem will go away. The latest suggestion is to pay the homeless a living wage. Thus, the...

Changing times: today's 'extreme' Democratic policies once mainstream

How times have changed! Current Democratic presidential candidates’ proposed policies labeled “extreme” by Republicans today were actively mainstream when I was young. Examples: 70 percent income tax on the highest bracket. It was over 90...

When getting a pet, be prepared for long haul

When writing this column, I generally try to think about what’s happening on a local, regional or national scale. I like to talk about topics with far-reaching consequences that require diverse perspectives and affect a variety of people. But not...

Sean Dotson accepts superintendent position in Tumwater

At the Cheney School Board’s March 13 meeting, Superintendent Rob Roettger announced the departure of Assistant Superintendent Sean Dotson, who has accepted a superintendent position with the...

Cheney High School February Students of the Month

Cheney High School's February Students of the Month are pictured above. Front row right to left: Trenaty Dunlap, Marisity Jagim-Kern and Violet Turner. Middle row right to left: Jimmy Gutierrez,...

Cheney school board considers property purchase timeline

The Cheney School Board covered a variety of topics at its March 13 meeting, recognizing the classified employee of the year and discussing the pressing need for additional school site property. The board first recognized Windsor Elementary...

Medical Lake's Hallett Elementary School students receive awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of February. PACE: Honesty awards Kindergarten Elijah Gromlich Mason Chapman Joseph Zuber Allegra Petrin First Grade Kendall...

Medical Lake residents fear cat shot, call 911

A neighbor on East Jim Darby Drive in Medical Lake called law enforcement on Tuesday afternoon, March 12, to report they feared a cat had been shot, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The person, who told deputies that the sound of...

Former Medical Lake fire chief honored

Current and past Medical Lake firefighters and former chiefs came together on Saturday at the Medical Lake City Hall to honor former Medical Lake Fire Chief Gino Palomino with a Lifetime Achievement...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Our Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. worship service is open to everyone. Pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan will deliver his sermon, “My garden for the Lord,” this week. Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee and conversation in the...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 19, 2009 The principal of Medical Lake’s Michael Anderson Elementary, Mandi Poindexter, entered a charity marathon in honor of student and leukemia survivor Michael Lumbreras. A local family gave the Tyler Store a new lease on...

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • March 19, Roger Ralston’s exhibit “Field Research ,” EWU Gallery of Art, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • March 21, Jamison Sampson Live, The Mason Jar, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. • March 23, Cheney High School’s “Cinderella,” CHS Little Theater,... Full story

Eloyse Grace Casselman Longcore

Eloyse Grace Casselman Longcore Eloyse Grace Casselman Longcore passed away on March 1, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband William and a son Donald. She leaves a daughter, Dona, of Cheney,... Full story

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