West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 12 A set of keys were found on the 1400 block of Washington Street. Fourth-degree assault/domestic violence was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road. Oct. 13 Indecent liberties were reported at an... — Updated 10/22/2020

Mobile hotspots available for check out from county library district

SPOKANE – The Spokane County Library District now has mobile hotspots, available for check out, that provide library customers with internet access. This service is made possible through a Washington State Library grant... — Updated 10/22/2020

'Shots fired' reports often increase as hunting season picks up

By DREW LAWSON Staff Reporter SPOKANE COUNTY — The Spokane County Sheriff’s office tends to receive more calls concerning gunshots being fired during hunting season. “I think as hunting season approaches, we start getting... — Updated 10/22/2020

Council green lights demo van purchase

CHENEY – It’s no ordinary van. At its Oct. 13 meeting, the City Council approved a request by the Public Works Department to spend $172,530 on a 2018 Ford E450 14-foot box van from Solid Waste Systems in Spokane. While the... — Updated 10/22/2020

Medication Take Back Day - times two

WEST PLAINS – Previous medication take back days have been so successful that organizers of the next event have doubled locations. National Medication Take Back Day is Oct. 24, and the annual day to get rid of unused and... — Updated 10/22/2020

State and local officials lift county recreational fire ban

SPOKANE – The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has announced that the outdoor recreational fire restrictions imposed by local fire and county officials on July 20 has been lifted, effective Oct. 20. Restrictions were... — Updated 10/22/2020

Medical emergency leads to car vs. building collision

CHENEY – A medical emergency sent a driver off the road and crashing into a downtown building early Saturday morning, Oct. 10. According to Cheney police Capt. Rick Beghtol, the male driver developed some sort of sudden back... — Updated 10/22/2020

Airway Heights commission approves 300-acre industrial sub-area plan

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — City planning’s industrial sub-area plan for a 300-acre area south of Highway 2, east of South Craig Road and along West McFarlane Road was approved by the Planning Commission after a public hearing Oct. 14... — Updated 10/22/2020

Bill Stevenson brings experience as new Whitman County Gazette editor

COLFAX – Bill Stevenson feels at home behind the editor’s desk at the Whitman County Gazette. The “new” editor brings 27 years of journalism with him, most of it being while in Eastern Washington. Two years of reviewing... — Updated 10/22/2020

Medical Lake to replace structure at Waterfront Park

MEDICAL LAKE - The structure at Waterfront Park that was damaged after a tree fell on it during a windstorm in September will be removed and replaced, City Administrator Doug Ross... — Updated 10/22/2020

Gearing up

Junior quarterback/defensive back Eugene Haas runs between pads before practicing diving on a fumble during sport-specific training Oct. 19 as freshman Josh Henry, junior Landon... — Updated 10/22/2020

Eastern Washington releases Big Sky basketball schedules

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor CHENEY — The good thing about the Eastern Washington University men’s preliminary Big Sky Conference basketball scheduled released Oct. 14 is it calls for very little time on the bus. Or a... — Updated 10/22/2020

Sacramento State opts out of spring football

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – University officials announced last Thursday, Oct. 15, that they had decided to opt out of the proposed Big Sky Conference 2021 spring football season, becoming the first... — Updated 10/22/2020

Voting decisions aren't all on party preference

I have a couple basic rules regarding who I vote for. It has nothing to do with their political party. First rule: Never vote for a president who won’t show his tax returns, or who is secretly supported by our enemies (FYI:... — Updated 10/22/2020

Trade enforcement can accelerate America's economic recovery

The stock market has largely rebounded from COVID-19 and American retail sales are improving steadily. Even more encouraging is that the U.S. unemployment rate fell for the fifth consecutive month in September. Each of these... — Updated 10/22/2020

Executive order for price controls will harm innovation and patients

President Donald Trump just signed a new executive order to reform our healthcare system. While his desire to lower costs for patients is appropriate, the proposed changes would do more harm than good. The new ... — Updated 10/22/2020

National vote-by-mail standards needed to avoid election confusion

I’ve lived in two exclusive vote-by-mail states during my time as an eligible voter. My first ballot ever cast was via the mailbox in Oregon. There the ballots are due in the hands of election officials by 8 p.m. on election... — Updated 10/22/2020

Book-a-Librarian service offers individualized assistance at a distance

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Library District’s Book-a-Librarian service is now offered remotely by phone and via online video sessions. This service helps library customers discover the tools, skills, and strategies they need to... — Updated 10/22/2020

Medical Lake schools first-graders return to in-person classes Oct. 26

MEDICAL LAKE – First-graders will be returning to in-person learning five days a week at Hallett and Michael Anderson elementary schools, the district announced Oct. 19.  Superintendent Tim Ames said in an online newsletter... — Updated 10/22/2020

Westwood MS fun runs goes to virtual challenge

WINDSOR – Fun runs play a huge part in funding local associated student body school events, but with Spokane County still not at a point where large gatherings of individuals are allowed under Covid-19 protocols, schools have... — Updated 10/22/2020

EWU remains in online winter quarter

CHENEY – Citing health and safety reasons, Eastern Washington University officials announced last week that they will continue with offering most classes online during winter quarter 2021. As with fall instruction, some... — Updated 10/22/2020


Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational Church! Join us for our current sermon series titled “God and Politics.” We are taking a look at how Jesus’ life informs the ways we engage with our... — Updated 10/22/2020

Feed Medical Lake returns to operation

Feed Medical Lake is returning to a twice-a-month schedule. Inside dining is still not allowed, so the organization is offering grab-and-go meals on the second and fourth Monday of each month between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the... — Updated 10/22/2020

Re*Imagine ML hosts Halloween Drive-Through

MEDICAL LAKE – Re*Imagine Medical Lake is hosting a Halloween Drive-Through Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the high school bus loop. The event is drive-through/walk-in style, with masks and social... — Updated 10/22/2020

Bringing home treats and fun – not Covid-19

SPOKANE COUNTY – Halloween is one of the more popular holiday’s of the year, partly because of all the variety of public events — from parties to haunted houses and the traditional trick-or-treat excursions about the... — Updated 10/22/2020

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