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Airport expands parking

SPOKANE – Passengers using Spokane International Airport now have even more parking capacity available to them, following the addition of more than 460 spots to the Concourse C... — Updated 11/22/2023


Eastern men open with 3 losses

CHENEY – The old saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” certainly applies to the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team following their third consecutive loss to open their season. Playing a rugged schedule... — Updated 11/16/2023


Eagles women sweep Utah schools

CHENEY – Following a road trip through Utah last week, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team seems to be living up to pre-season expectations. The Eagles opened their 2023-24 season with wins over former Big Sky rival... — Updated 11/16/2023

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Cheney school board results counted

General Election results Cheney School District Director 2: After the first day of ballot counting in the November 7th election, a local woman has taken the lead in the race for the School District Director No. 2 position. As of... — Updated 11/9/2023

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Cheney city council votes tallied

General Election results City Council Position No. 2: Following the first day of ballot counting in the November 7th election, Vincent Barthels has taken the lead in the contest for the City Council No. 2 position. Barthels logged... — Updated 11/9/2023

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Medical Lake School Board results roll in

Medical Lake School District Director 1 Following the first day of ballot counting in the November 7th election, Gerri Johnson has taken a sizable lead in the contest for the School District Director No. 1 position. Johnson... — Updated 11/9/2023

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Teens urged to serve as Senate pages for next session

OLYMPIA… Sen. Mark Schoesler is encouraging teenagers in the 9th Legislative District to apply to become a Senate page during the upcoming 2024 legislative session in Olympia. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is allowed to sponsor... — Updated 11/9/2023


Former Eastern coach passes

ROSLYN – Former Eastern Washington University assistant football coach Tom Missel, passed away Oct. 21, 2023, at his home. He was 62. A celebration of Missel's life will be at 1... — Updated 11/2/2023


Eastern on road for final time

CHENEY — The final road trip of the regular season is this week for Eastern Washington with two more conference matchups. The Eagles take on Sacramento State for the second time this season after falling at home to the Hornets,... — Updated 11/2/2023


Turnbull planning controlled burns

CHENEY – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct controlled burns at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge during the fall and winter months. These burns started Friday, Oct. 13. Turnbull officials said burning will start... — Updated 10/19/2023


Rosalia celebrates Homecoming

ROSALIA – The community celebrated Homecoming last week, with festivities highlighted by the crowning of class royalty. The week included dress-up days for students, skit night,... — Updated 10/19/2023

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Newspaper staffers win multiple awards

KENNEWICK – Free Press Publishing staffers brought home several awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association annual gala celebration Saturday night, Oct. 7. Cheney... — Updated 10/12/2023


Liberty wins 3, loses 1

SPANGLE – The Liberty Lancer girls volleyball team notched three wins and a loss since Sept. 26. The local girls topped Asotin on Sept. 26, Upper Columbia Academy on Sept. 28 and Reardan on Oct. 5. On Oct. 3, they lost to Northwe... — Updated 10/12/2023

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State minimum wage increasing

TUMWATER – The state’s minimum wage will jump 54 cents per hour on Jan. 1 On Friday, Sept. 29, the state Department of Labor and Industries announced it will raise the minimum wage from $15.74 per hour to $16.28 per hour... — Updated 10/5/2023

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Man charged with vehicular homicide

SPOKANE – A local man was released from jail on his own recognizance less than a day after allegedly causing a fatal crash near Spokane International Airport on Sept. 24. Philip Garcia, 23, is charged with driving while under... — Updated 9/28/2023

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National Guard group leaving Fairchild

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - Washington’s Army National Guard will soon relocate one of its aviation support facilities from Fairchild Air Force Base to the former Executive Flight building at Pangborn Memorial Airport. Chelan-Doug... — Updated 9/21/2023

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Scharosch appointed to bench

SPOKANE – Spokane County has a new court commissioner. Jerry Scharosch was appointed by Spokane County Superior Court Presiding Judge Julie McKay, effective Oct. 2. Scharosch received his undergraduate degree in geography from Po... — Updated 9/21/2023

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Fallen Hero Cart arrives at Spokane airport

SPOKANE - In collaboration with Spokane International Airport, Alaska Airlines employees held a ceremony on September 16 to place a new Fallen Hero Cart at the airport. This marks... — Updated 9/21/2023

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Burglar wearing Cheney Rodeo hat sought

PULLMAN – The Whitman County Sheriff's Office is looking for help catching a burglar last seen wearing a Cheney Rodeo hat early Sunday morning. Sheriff Brett Myers said many of... — Updated 9/21/2023

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Company donates $20,000 for area fire recovery

SPOKANE – Teck American Incorporated, a subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited (Teck) has donated $20,000 to local organizations supporting emergency wildfire responses in eastern Washington. The money was given to two groups in... — Updated 9/7/2023

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Final daily update given for Gray Fire

MEDICAL LAKE – The final daily update on the Gray Fire was sent out From Northwest Team 7 on Sept. 2, who had been overseeing the firefighting efforts. Since this notice, all evacuation warnings have been lifted. This update... — Updated 9/7/2023

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Party declarations certified for 2024 presidential primary

OLYMPIA — As required by state law, political party declarations voters must sign when participating in the 2024 Presidential Primary were certified Tuesday morning by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs. Washington’s voters do not... — Updated 9/7/2023


Official Lincoln County Rodeo results announced

DAVENPORT – Here are the official results of the Aug. 25-26 Lincoln County Rodeo: Bareback Riding – 1. Duke Hanson, 76; 2. Mason Payne, 73; no other qualified rides. Saddle... — Updated 9/7/2023

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State Supreme Court upholds records access

OLYMPIA – The work-related records of public employees are indeed public, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Aug. 24. In a public records-access lawsuit filed by the Freedom Foundation, the state’s highest court ruled... — Updated 8/31/2023


Lucky hunters getting extra shot

OLYMPIA – Some lucky hunters have an extra shot at obtaining additional permits this season. According to the state Department of Fish and Wildife, hunters who previously bought a multi-season application will have a chance to bu... — Updated 8/31/2023


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