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 By DREW LAWSON    News

Col. Cassius T. Bentley takes command of Fairchild AFB

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE-Col. Cassius T. Bentley became the new commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing during a change of command ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base Wednesday... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News 

Medical Lake asks residents: Don't flush rags and wipes down the toilet

MEDICAL LAKE — Global pandemics tend to cause problems and annoyances, some of which are unexpected. In Medical Lake, one COVID-19-related issue is the flushing of non-disposable rags and wipes. City Administrator Doug Ross... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News 

Inslee stresses mask-wearing in visit to Spokane

SPOKANE –Washington Gov. Jay Inslee paid a visit to Spokane June 25 to meet with essential workers, members of the medical community, local leaders and media. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Spokane County, Inslee’s... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Education 

Medical Lake superintendent shares fall health expectations with board

MEDICAL LAKE — If a return to in-person learning occurs in the Medical Lake School District next school year, health guidelines seem to mandate that it won’t be what students and teachers are used to. That was the sentiment... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News 

Airway Heights council to vote on CARES funding

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Airway Heights City Council approved City Manager Albert Tripp’s interagency agreement for coronavirus relief fund agenda item to be moved to its regular meeting on July 6 for final approval. Tripp brought the... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Inslee stresses mask-wearing in visit to Spokane

SPOKANE-Washington governor Jay Inslee paid a visit to Spokane today (June 25) to meet with essential workers, members of the medical community, local leaders and media. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Spokane County,... — Updated 6/25/2020 Full story

 

Greetings from your new Free Press reporter

Hello readers, my name is Drew Lawson and I’ve recently come on as a reporter for Free Press Publishing, working for both the Cheney Free Press and Davenport Times. I grew up in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by my parents and three... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Education

WIAA releases return-to-activity guidelines for high school sports

RENTON- The WIAA released guidance for opening high school athletics and activities in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase state re-opening plan Monday. The guidance document detailed guidelines for schools for each of... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Suspect in custody after casino theft, crash

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A suspect is in custody Monday after Kalispell Tribal Police responded to a report of theft and trespassing at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in the parking lot behind the M&D Theater around 12:50 p.m., accordi... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Fire ravages side of duplex in Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE- Scalding flames enveloped the front and right side of a duplex on 513 S. Jefferson St. in Medical Lake on Saturday, June 13, leaving much of the building severely... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Medical Lake City Council approves FEMA grant funding

After some discussion, Medical Lake City Council carried Resolution 524, which authorized the adoption of the Spokane County multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, at its June 16 meeting. The carried motion was among the... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

A show of support – EWU students hold Juneteenth march

CHENEY- “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” “I can’t breathe!” “Say their names! George Floyd! Breonna Taylor!” These were some of the chants ringing as around 30 people participated in a Juneteenth march in Cheney Friday in... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Suspect in custody after casino theft, crash

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A suspect is in custody Monday after Kalispell Tribal Police responded to a report of theft and trespassing at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in the parking lot... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Airway Heights council approves COVID-19 business recovery recommendations

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The approval of recommendations presented by City Manager Albert Tripp that will deal with connecting recovering businesses to residents in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic was among the action items of Monday’s... — Updated 6/18/2020

 

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