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Wheat Growers concerned by dam breaching push

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Wheat Growers is objecting to a biased report designed to push Democratic efforts to breach dams on the lower Snake River. In comments opposing the dam-breaching effort and... — Updated 9/8/2022

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Heat wave hits

CHENEY – A late summer heat wave was expected to hit much of Eastern Washington, including Cheney and areas to the south, on Wednesday. In advance of the heat wave, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that was to... — Updated 9/2/2022

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Policeman guilty of sex crime

SPOKANE – A former police officer has been found guilty of sex crimes while serving the city . A jury found Nathan R. Nash, 38, was guilty of second-degree rape with aggravating circumstances and third-degree rape, court records... — Updated 9/2/2022

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Yakamas recognize Democrats for dam-breaching efforts

TOPPENISH – The Yakama Nation has recognized two Democrats for their efforts to breach Snake River Dams. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the tribe recognized U.S. Sen. Patty Murry and Gov. Jay Inslee in connection with a report on the... — Updated 9/2/2022

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BLM prohibits all fires in Spokane District

SPOKANE – In advance of extended warm weather, the federal Bureau of Land Management has announced new restrictions on public land it manages as part of the Spokane District. The agency is now prohibiting all fires on land it... — Updated 9/2/2022


State releases fall 'Hunting Prospects'

OLYMPIA – Fall marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game birds in much of the state. To help hunters, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has released “Hunting Prospects,” which... — Updated 9/1/2022


Sprint boat results Saturday, Aug. 27

ST. JOHN – Here are the results of the final sprint boat race of the season Saturday, Aug. 27, at Webb's Slough: Modified Class – Pour Decisions, driver Jason Perkins of Cheney... — Updated 9/1/2022


Blue Waters

MEDICAL LAKE – Hundreds of bluegrass lovers turned out for three days of tunes Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12-14. The 20th annual Blue Waters music festival features several... — Updated 8/25/2022

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B52 bombers visit Fairchild

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE -- Four B-52H Stratofortresses are here through Aug. 19 to participate in the Agile Combat Employment exercised. The bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base... — Updated 8/18/2022

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Commerce earmarks $8M for rural broadband

PULLMAN — The state State Department of Commerce will be funding a one-year, $8 million project to improve access to high-speed internet and support to rural and under-served areas of the state. The project will be undertaken by... — Updated 8/18/2022


Local Eagle Scouts recognized

CHENEY – Local Eagle Scouts were recognized during a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 7. Peter Johnon, Luke Wilcox, Aiden Kennedy, Logan Morrison, Taylor Denton, Noah Hoppe and Logan Leuck... — Updated 8/18/2022

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Rosalia man convicted in child-porn case

SPOKANE – A Rosalia man was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 2, to 10 years in federal prison in a child-pornography case. Philip Mario Harhill, 74, of Rosalia, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Washington... — Updated 8/4/2022

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Funds may be allocated for Malden

MALDEN – The community will receive $1.9 million to rebuild its sewer system if the 2023 Senate draft appropriates bills pass through Congress. The system was heavily damaged in the Sept. 7, 2020, Babb Road Fire, which destroyed... — Updated 8/4/2022

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McMorris Rodgers signs onto election-integrity bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers helped introduce the American Confidence in Elections Act, comprehensive legislation to strengthen election integrity and restore confidence in the vo... — Updated 8/4/2022

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DNA testing grant awarded to Sheriff's Office

SPOKANE – The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $480,000 grant to fund a rapid DNA testing program in the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The grant will help deputies identify, arrest and prosecute suspects, U.S. Attorn... — Updated 8/4/2022

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Troopers step up back-to-WSU enforcement

PULLMAN – The Washington State Patrol will be conducting emphasis patrols Aug. 9-20 as Washington State University students return to Pullman for fall semester.  Troopers will be focusing on speeding, distracted/impaired... — Updated 8/4/2022

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Primary Election prep list

SPOKANE COUNTY— The Aug. 2 Primary is just around the corner. Three Republicans from Medical Lake; Lana S. Burnette, Cia Watson and John Aiken Jr. are facing off in the race for District 6600 Precinct Committee Officer.... — Updated 7/14/2022


Union Stadium hosts Women's Soccer Cup

CHENEY— Ten teams worldwide compete in the 13th Conseil International DU Sport Militaire Women’s Soccer Cup on the pitch at Union Stadium. Two teams from Africa, three American teams, two Asian and three European teams face... — Updated 7/14/2022

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State issues boating fire safety guides

Olympia – As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires occurring on boats can... — Updated 6/23/2022

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State issues boating fire safety guides

Olympia – As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires occurring on boats can... — Updated 6/23/2022

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Cheney and Medical Lake bid seniors adieu

Despite changes of venue and starting time, Cheney and Medical High School graduation ceremonies came off without a hitch this past weekend. The 114th Blackhawks commencement, that... — Updated 6/16/2022


Local high school seniors set to graduate

CHENEY— Hundreds of Cheney and Medical Lake students will put their high school days in the rear view mirror this weekend and transition to their next stage of life. Valedictorians and salutatorians from both institutions were as... — Updated 6/9/2022

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Bus drivers wanted

Cheney— The Cheney School District (CSD) is looking to add bus drivers to its transportation fleet. CSD Superintendent Rob Roettger said regular and substitute drivers are needed. “As you are most likely aware, school... — Updated 6/9/2022


Cheney High Track

CHENEY – Kai York-Akiu had an outstanding State Meet finishing second in the Boys High Jump with a mark of 6–04. Konner Dobosh took sixth in the Boys Javelin competition with a throw of 173–06. Teammate Curran Moore placed... — Updated 6/2/2022

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Local woman and child injured in accident

CHENEY—Ashley Christensen, 35, and her 9-year-old daughter were transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center on Thursday, April 21, with unspecified injuries after Christensen’s car was hit head-on in a Spokane Valley... — Updated 4/28/2022


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