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Gusty winds expected late Tuesday

EASTERN WASHINGTON -- A cold front moving through the region beginning Monday night is expected to bring more rain and windy conditions to the area Tuesday. Rain is expected in the morning, with winds picking up through the... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story


Medical Lake/Interstate 90 interchange eastbound closing Oct. 11

MEDICAL LAKE -- State Department of Transportation crews working on the Interstate 90/Medical Lake - State Route 902 interchange will be closing the eastbound off ramp to reconstruct the ramp and complete the interchange's final... — Updated 10/9/2020


OPENTogether CARES grant funding reopened until Aug. 14

WEST PLAINS – Officials at the Chamber of Commerce have announced that applications for the OPENTogether Small Business and Non-profit Grant program have been reopened for a very short time. Applications for assistance for... — Updated 8/12/2020


Red flag warning issued for Eastern Washington

SPOKANE -- Local weather forecasters have issued a red flag warning for much of Eastern Washington, including Spokane County and the West Plains. Dry, breezy conditions with wind... — Updated 8/11/2020


Volz, Graham, McGarry and Zappone advance to general election

SPOKANE -- Early primary election results Tuesday night, Aug. 4, indicate that incumbent Republican Rep. Jenny Graham should face Democrat challenger Tom McGarry in November's General Election in the race for the 6th District state... — Updated 8/4/2020 Full story


Multiple overnight closures coming to I-90 at SR 902/Medical Lake interchange

MEDICAL LAKE – Travelers who use Interstate 90 and the Medical Lake/SR 902 interchange will need to plan additional time to prevent delays. Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will be closing... — Updated 8/3/2020 Full story


Skehan named Chief Nursing Officer at ESH

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES MEDICAL LAKE – The Department of Social and Health Services has announced that Jayme Skehan, RN, MSN, DNP has accepted the position of Chief Nursing... — Updated 8/3/2020


WIAA creates fourth sports season

RENTON -- The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday night that several traditional fall sports will now be played in early spring in light of the continuing increased spread of the COVID-19 pandemic... — Updated 7/28/2020 Full story


Red Flag warning issued for today

CHENEY — The National Weather Service says critical fire weather conditions will exist across most of Eastern Washington today. The agency issued a Red Flag Warning that... — Updated 7/28/2020


Elderly Spokane Valley couple reported missing

Update: The couple was safely located Monday evening, July 28, around 10:38 p.m. SPOKANE VALLEY -- Police deputies are attempting to locate 79-year-old Maure L. Labonte and 77-year-old Ruth A. Labonte to check their welfare. They... — Updated 7/28/2020 Full story


NWS forecasts 'dangerous heat' this week

SPOKANE -- The National Weather Service is projecting temperatures to reach well into the high 90s and even low triple digits this week. According to a July 27news release, the... — Updated 7/27/2020 Full story


Airway Heights correctional officer arrested on charges of smuggling drugs to prisoners

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Michael T. Mattern, a correctional officer at Airway Heights Corrections Center, is being held in Spokane County Jail after being arrested by federal agents July 20 on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine and... — Updated 7/21/2020


Overnight closures coming to I-90 at SR 902/Medical Lake interchange

MEDICAL LAKE/FOUR LAKES -- Washington State Department of Transportation is alerting travelers using both directions of Interstate 90 near Exit 272 to be aware of overnight closures next week as work continues on the Medical... — Updated 7/19/2020 Full story


Airway Heights considers declaring emergency

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- City officials announced in a press release today (July 16) that they are considering declaring a financial emergency in order to deal with a "sharp decline" in revenue. The city is anticipating a budget... — Updated 7/17/2020 Full story


Airway Heights man injured in SR 904 accident

FOUR LAKES – A single-vehicle accident Sunday night on State Route 904 sent an Airway Heights man to the hospital. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, at approximately 8:46 p.m., a 1994 F150 Ford pickup truck... — Updated 7/13/2020


Sheriff's Office seeks Cheney-area runaway

GEIGER HEIGHTS -- Spokane County Sheriff's deputies are attempting to locate 15-year-old Lexus Bolieu, who is believed to have run away from home. Attempts to find Bolieu have been... — Updated 7/7/2020 Full story


Northern Quest postpones summer shows

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- Northern Quest Resort & Casino officials have announced the postponement of their summer concert series show until summer 2021. In a Julyl 3 press release, officials said the move was made "out of an abundance of... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story


Levin-Stankevich returns as EWU Provost

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that Brian Levin-Stankevich, Ph.D., is returning to the Cheney campus to serve as provost and vice president for Academic... — Updated 9/17/2020


Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Michael T. Mattern, a correctional officer at Airway Heights Corrections Center, is being held in Spokane County Jail after being arrested by federal agents July 20 on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine and... — Updated 7/24/2020


Eagles golf team receives national top-25 award

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Eastern Washington University’s womens golf team finished tied for 15th out of all Division I institutions to earn a Womens Golf Coaches Association all-Scholar Team GPA award. The award was announced... — Updated 7/23/2020


Online programs for adults offer variety

SPOKANE – The County Library District is offering online programs and events for adults this summer that are entertaining and educational. For entertainment, people can tune into the following: • Virtual Concert: Brett & Janet... — Updated 7/23/2020


Smith receives Concordia College music scholarship

MOORHEAD, MINN. – Officials at Concordia College have announced that Cheney High School graduate Jacob Smith has been awarded a Music Excellence scholarship at the liberal arts college. Smith was one of 17 students receiving... — Updated 7/23/2020


One injured in I-90 rollover accident

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to note the driver passed away MEDICAL LAKE -- A single-car, rollover accident Saturday afternoon closed one Interstate 90 westbound lane for several hours and sent a Post Falls, Idaho... — Updated 7/20/2020


Library online programs include Harry Potter, Hamilton and smoothies

SPOKANE – The Spokane County Library District is keeping summer cool and online with programs and events designed for just about everyone. Many of these programs require registration, with supplies available for some able to be... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story


July 4 closures on West Plains

SPOKANE COUNTY – Most local, county and federal offices will be closed this Friday in observance of the July 4 holiday on Saturday. In many cases, those offices – such as the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake... — Updated 7/2/2020


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