Spokane County COVID-19 death toll rises

SPOKANE -- Spokane County health and emergency management officials have announced a second death resulting from the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it carries COVID-19. In a joint release this afternoon, Spokane... — Updated 3/28/2020

$30 car tabs on hold, again

SEATTLE - The city of Seattle and King County continued their lawsuit against the electorate earlier this week by requesting an emergency extension of an injunction blocking... — Updated 3/28/2020

Odessa native at epicenter of state's COVID-19 outbreak

KIRKLAND -- Life Care Center, north of Seattle, has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak on the U.S. west coast. The company, with headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., operates... — Updated 3/27/2020

New interim CEO at OMHC has arrived

Emmett Schuster was being shown around Odessa by outgoing hospital administrator Mo Sheldon last Friday afternoon and dropped by The Odessa Record for a chat. Schuster is a native... — Updated 3/27/2020

Cheney school board suspends district policies

CHENEY – Citing unprecedented times, the Cheney School District board of directors unanimously approved a resolution at their March 25 meeting suspending “provisions of and/or entire board polices” and administrative... — Updated 3/27/2020

Layoffs coming at Eastern Washington University services

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University officials have indicated there will be some layoffs in response to changes on campus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs will take place in the housing and dining services due... — Updated 3/28/2020

Teen girl becomes Whitman County's coronavirus case

COLFAX -- A teenage girl is being reported as Whitman County's third positive coronavirus patient today, Thursday, March 26. The Public Health Department is investigating whom the girl may have come in contact with; her name has... — Updated 3/26/2020

Plowing halted on scenic passes

MAZAMA — Eastern Washington residents wanting to use highways through scenic mountain passes to get to the Puget Sound area or Pacific Ocean are going to have to wait. On Thursday, state Transportation Secretary Roger Millar... — Updated 3/27/2020

Gov. Inslee suspends portions of public meetings, records laws

OLYMPIA - With no fanfare or disclosure, Gov. Jay Inslee quietly amended a month-old coronavirus-related proclamation, so that it now strips residents and news organizations of... — Updated 3/28/2020

What happens when COVID-19 is in our midst

MEDICAL LAKE – Superintendent of Schools Tim Ames wryly remembered the phone call he got on Saturday, March 14 as being when the “fun” began. But Ames was not first in line to learn that an unnamed school district employee... — Updated 3/26/2020

Harrington golf course remains open for play

HARRINGTON - With available activities outside the home seemingly decreasing each day, golf remains a game that can be played without any close contact to anybody. As of press... — Updated 3/27/2020

Media can help prevent lack of health education in our society

At these hard times, I am concerned how people are being educated on health issues we are facing in today’s society. Through my experience of this COVID-19 pandemic I have witnessed people doing things that have clearly been... — Updated 3/26/2020

Media: Give us virus facts, not your best guesses

Based on current events regarding the COVID-19 virus, I have noticed that many people are struggling to get clear information on what is happening and how we as a community can be proactive. One issue that concerns me is that... — Updated 3/26/2020

Renaming disease depressing

I was a long-time subscriber and firm believer in local print media. As depressing as these days are, nothing is more depressing than discovering the owner of the Cheney Free Press having no problem with renaming COVID-19 in... — Updated 3/26/2020

Armitage will be there for 5th District residents

Chris Armitage is running as a Democrat for Representative in the 5th Congressional District against Cathy McMorris Rodgers. He is well-educated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in Homeland... — Updated 3/26/2020

Please, for crying out loud don't buy all the toilet paper

Stop buying all the toilet paper. Seriously, knock it off. It’s not necessary. Across the state—in large and rural communities alike—grocery stores’ entire toilet paper aisles are empty. Not a single four-roll package... — Updated 3/26/2020

Maintaining control of an out-of-control situation

Losing control can lead to a lot of things like fear, panic, suspicion, emotions of that nature. That’s one of the aspects of the spread of the coronavirus and the disease it carries, COVID-19. Despite our best efforts, there... — Updated 3/26/2020

What if? The question that EWU can't answer

CHENEY – What if? Those two words continue to echo throughout college basketball locker rooms following the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament way back on March... — Updated 3/26/2020


Cheney Congregational Church During this strange and anxious time, Cheney Congregational Church will suspend its Sunday morning worship and other church related events until March 29 at a minimum, in order to care for those in... — Updated 3/26/2020

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