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 By Clare McGraw    News 

Council approves $300,000 water tank upgrade

CHENEY — The City Council on Feb. 13 unanimously approved installation of a $300,000 aluminum reservoir lid for the city’s in-ground water reservoir. Public Works Director Todd Ableman told the council the lid was necessary as... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News 

Plans for new pool unveiled

CHENEY – Residents and officials were presented with plans for the proposed Cheney Aquatic Center during the Feb. 13 City Council meeting. City Public Works Director Todd Ableman... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News 

Man arrested for possessing fentanyl

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – In the early hours of Feb. 18, Johnny Kevin Kieffer, 30, found himself in handcuffs, facing charges of possession with intent to distribute, following a swift... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News 

Cheney council unanimously OKs labor pact

CHENEY – The City Council unanimously approved two labor agreements after rejecting the original proposals twice due to concerns about including the Juneteenth holiday.... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News 

Airway Heights plans U.S. 2 update

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The city is set to embark on a transformative project aimed at revamping the U.S. Highway 2 corridor between Lundstrom and Lawson streets. Planner Heather... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By CLARE McGRAW    News 

More district students opting out

CHENEY – At the recent school board meeting held on February 14, the Cheney School District delved into the intricate landscape of school choice, highlighting the options... — Updated 2/22/2024

 

Committee advances two Padden bills

OLYMPIA – The House Housing Committee has moved forward two bills introduced by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden, aiming to bolster home ownership and streamline property leasing in... — Updated 2/22/2024

 

Snake River Dam preservation added to legislative agenda

SPOKANE VALLEY – The preservation of the Snake River dams has been solidified as a key item on the legislative agenda for the city council. The move comes amidst ongoing debate an... — Updated 2/22/2024

 

Suspect arrested in shooting

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a potential shooting in the 4900 block of East Upriver Drive on February 11. An anonymous caller... — Updated 2/15/2024

 

Registered sex offender arrested for violent sexual assault

SPOKANE VALLEY – Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) Detectives took steps in pursuing justice as they secured a warrant for the arrest of Gregory C. Boris, a 42-year-old Level-2... — Updated 2/15/2024

 

Hit-and-run victim succumbs to injuries

SPOKANE VALLEY – The pedestrian who was the victim of a hit-and-run on January 24 has passed away in the hospital due to the severe injuries sustained, says Spokane Valley... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

Cheney analyzing developable land

CHENEY – In a collaborative effort aimed at addressing the future landscape of the city, officials from the Planning Commission and City Council convened Feb. 6 to delve into the... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

Council discusses historic preservation

MEDICAL LAKE – The City Council delved into the prospect of partnering with the Spokane Historic Preservation Office to identify and safeguard historical assets in the city... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

Medical Lake ends FY 2024 with solid revenue

MEDICAL LAKE – City revenues were much higher at the end of 2023 than expected. City Finance Direcotr Koss Ronhalt presented a fourth-quarter budget report for 2023 during the... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

Airway Heights looks at grants for K9 police programs

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The City Council greenlit the expansion of the Police Department’s K9 units during a meeting Feb. 12. Officer Kayla Franck advocated for the initiation of a... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

Council considers contract with Cintas

MEDICAL LAKE – City officials are considering a contract with Cintas Corp. to provide supplies for maintenance operations. According to City Administrator Sonny Weathers,... — Updated 2/15/2024

 

Food Bank adding drive-through

MEDICAL LAKE — As communities continue to navigate the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medical Lake Food Bank Association is taking proactive measures to... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

Man killed in Airway Heights

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – One man was killed and another arrested after an 8:41 p.m. shooting Sunday night, Feb. 4, in the 1700 block of South Campbell Street. Wyatt Walker, 28, died at... — Updated 2/8/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

Wells tested for PFAs

CHENEY - Recent revelations about PFAS contamination in Spokane County have sparked growing concerns among residents and authorities alike. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl... — Updated 2/8/2024

 
 By Clare McGraw    News

School board appoints student reps

MEDICAL LAKE – The Medical Lake School Board recently appointed student representatives in a move aimed at enhancing student engagement and amplifying student voices within the... — Updated 2/8/2024

 

Risograph available at Eastern

CHENEY – The Department of Design at Eastern Washington University has acquired a risograph and is expanding its palette with an array of spot colors. Now, the university is... — Updated 2/8/2024

 

Council discusses hiring 31 new police officers

SPOKANE VALLEY – In a recent city council session, the spotlight was on a potential initiative to beef up the police force by as many as 31 officers over the next four years.... — Updated 2/8/2024

 

Planning commission requests to hold fewer meetings

SPOKANE VALLEY – At the February 6 Spokane Valley City Council Meeting, discussions revolved around Ordinance 24-001, proposing adjustments to the planning commission meeting... — Updated 2/8/2024

 

Council unveils police recruitment and retention strategy

SPOKANE VALLEY – In a session of the Spokane Valley City Council on February 6, 2024, Chief Dave Ellis presented an extensive plan outlining the recruitment and retention... — Updated 2/8/2024

 

City council discusses contract with Prosecutor's Office

SPOKANE VALLEY – During the recent city council session on January 30, Spokane Valley delved into discussions regarding the contract with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s... — Updated 2/1/2024

 

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