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Padden wants stronger drug bill

OLYMPIA – Although a bill enhancing penalties for possession of hard drugs was approved by the state Legislature during a single day special session, 4th District Senator Mike Padden did not agree with the final version of... — Updated 5/25/2023


Splash Pads Open

Beat the heat by visiting a Spokane Valley Splash Pad! These fun, free water features have been turned on for the season. Splash Pads operate daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm through... — Updated 5/25/2023


Elk Meadows Estates opens

SPOKANE VALLEY – The doors have been opened to new homeownership opportunities in Spokane Valley, and this was celebrated with a ribbon cutting held by the Greater Spokane Valley... — Updated 5/22/2023


Northern Quest

Northern Quest Resort and Casino celebrated the opening of their newly built River Tower on May 1. The new tower features 190 rooms and is heavily inspired by the history of the... — Updated 5/12/2023


Medical Lake Track Senior Day

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Defense Holds off Aerial Assault

CHENEY – What started as a high powered offensive aerial assault, was slowed to a stop as the Eagle defense was able to stand strong and win the annual Red/White Spring scrimmage... — Updated 5/5/2023


Air Ball

Left, midfielder Samuel Woller heads the ball downfield during the first half of the April 26 game against Central Valley. Above, Defender Tyler Benson goes way up to knock the... — Updated 5/5/2023


The Wellness Vault opens in Cheney

CHENEY – A new business is bringing wellness classes and a feeling of community to town, and the owners have been overwhelmed by the support in the short time they have been... — Updated 4/27/2023



Cheney High School played at Ridgeline April 20, winning the game 7 to 1.... — Updated 4/27/2023


Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen

MEDICAL LAKE – Area residents gathered under blue skies at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on May 30 to honor and respect members of the military that paid the ultimate price as defenders of the nation. As the flag waved... — Updated 6/2/2022


Dirt moving for new Goodwill

SPOKANE – Dozens of area residents showed up to watch some dirt get moved on May 31 to celebrate the initial construction of the new 60,000 square foot facility that is planned... — Updated 6/2/2022


Cardinal track athletes medal at State

CHENEY – Several Medical Lake athletes placed high enough to win medals among the hundreds of high school athletes from around Washington who came to Roos Field in Cheney to... — Updated 6/2/2022


Little League Volunteer of the Year named

WEST PLAINS – RJ Schmitt is the 2022 West Plains Little League (WPLL) Volunteer of the Year. League President Stacy Ashcroft, who nominated Ashcroft, said he is a highly active vo... — Updated 6/2/2022


Cardinal duo headed to state tennis championships

SPOKANE – Two Medical Lake boys are headed to Yakima this week to play in the state tennis tournament. Cardinals Tristan Francis and Isaac Barr will be among the state athletes competing in boys doubles for a state title Friday... — Updated 5/25/2022


Student brings gun to Sunset Elementary

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A gun was confiscated from a Sunset Elementary student on Monday, May 23, after showing it to another student on a school bus and others on school premises. School Principal Kimberly Montecucco explained in an em... — Updated 5/25/2022


Mayor says city is financially sound

MEDICAL LAKE – Mayor Terri Cooper, gave her State of the City address at the May 17council meeting. Cooper said the city is in good shape financially, doesn’t owe any money and has well-maintained public works facilities.... — Updated 5/25/2022


Water a focal point with strategic plan

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The city of Airway Heights has a strategic plan in place to create a better overall environment for residents and visitors. Some of the focal points include environmental quality, mobility, economic opportunity,... — Updated 5/25/2022


Airway Heights selects vendor for city services

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—The city of Airway Heights has selected Zipline B2B Marketing for its re-marketing and website services options. “The search culminated in three separate bids,” City Planner Zachary Becker said. “After review... — Updated 5/25/2022


Medical Lake working toward solar array

MEDICAL LAKE – Scrambling to meet a May 25 application deadline, the Medical Lake City Council held a special session on May 24 to approve an investment-grade audit proposal for Apollo Solutions Group. Council also discussed... — Updated 5/25/2022


Medical Lake offers summer meal program

MEDICAL LAKE – Area kids will benefit from a summer meal program offered by Medical Lake School District and sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Medical Lake Director of Nutrition Services Jill... — Updated 5/25/2022


The 13th Annual Memorial Day Observance at State Veterans Cemetery

CHENEY—The State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake will hold an annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. On-site parking is limited with overflow parking on Ritchey Road, carpooling is... — Updated 5/25/2022


Cardinals headed to State

CHENEY- Sixteen Medical Lake athletes have qualified for the WIAA State Track and Field Championship meet held at Eastern Washington University on May 26–28. The qualifying meet... — Updated 5/25/2022


Medical Lake league champs

MEDICAL LAKE - The Medical Lake varsity boys tennis team was crowned league champions after finishing the regular season with a 9-1record. Following a strong performance at the NEA... — Updated 5/19/2022


Cardinals hire basketball coach

MEDICAL LAKE - Brett Ward is the new head coach of the Medical Lake High School girls varsity basketball team. Ward, 31, has worked as an educator and assistant boys basketball and... — Updated 5/19/2022


Medical Lake Cardinal athletes sign letters of intent

MEDICAL LAKE — Three Medical Lake High School athletes will soon be performing at a higher level after signing collegiate Letters of Intent on May 16. Cardinal seniors Ellie Haas, Amblessed Okemgbo and Connor Palmen have all... — Updated 5/19/2022


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