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Westbound I-90 off-ramp to Medical Lake/SR 902 set to close this weekend

MEDICAL LAKE – The westbound Interstate 90 off-ramp at the Medical Lake/State Route 902 interchange will be closed this weekend as Washington State Department of Transportation crews remove and reconstruct the ramp. Travelers... — Updated 4/21/2021


Temporary burn restrictions in parts of Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partner agencies, is implementing the following burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands... — Updated 4/15/2021 Full story


Medical Lake man injured in I-90 rollover

SPOKANE -- A Medical Lake man and his passenger were injured in an early morning one-car rollover accident on Interstate 90. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, 35-year-old Steven D. Lassiter of Medical Lake was... — Updated 3/12/2021 Full story


Inslee announces move to Phase 3

OLYMPIA -- At a news conference this afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that effective March 22, the entire state will enter Phase 3 of its Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery. He also said evaluation of COVID-19... — Updated 3/11/2021 Full story


I-90 collision partially blocks lanes

GEIGER HEIGHTS -- Washington State Patrol is reporting a three-vehicle collision that is partially blocking several lanes on Interstate 90 near milepost 274, three miles west of Spokane. The accident occurred at 8:21 a.m. Two... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story


Skyfest postponed in 2021

FAIRCHILD AFB -- Lovers of fast aircraft, aerial acrobatics and aviation history will have to wait until 2022 to get their fill. In a Feb. 17 post on their Facebook page, Fairchild Air Force Base officials said that because of the... — Updated 2/18/2021


Women arrested after crashing into Four Lakes gas pump

FOUR LAKES -- A woman who crashed into a gas pump in Four Lakes, threatened to light it on fire and then steal a Cheney Police Department cruiser has been arrested. According to a report from KHQ News, 44-year-old Pearl Shamara is... — Updated 2/12/2021 Full story


Scammers extorting with assassination threats

SPOKANE COUNTY -- Sheriff's Office officials are warning residents of an ongoing scam where the scammer threatens the recipient with bodily harm. In a news release, the Sheriff's Office said it has received a few reports regarding... — Updated 2/11/2021 Full story


Cheney High sports slated to begin practices

CHENEY — After recent announcements from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and the Greater Spokane League regarding resumption of high school athletics, Cheney High School is announcing the opening of... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story


Strong winds possible in Eastern Washington

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- National Weather Service forecasters warn that a strong cold front scheduled to pass through Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho beginning late Tuesday night and through Wednesday could bring strong winds,... — Updated 1/19/2021 Full story


Cheney schools remain closed

CHENEY -- School district officials informed parents and staff that schools would remain closed today, Thursday, Jan. 14, as a result of damage sustained from yesterday's windstorm. Three schools were still without power this... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story


Airway Heights woman dies in Thursday crash

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — A local woman was killed in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 2 on Thursday evening. Ashley L. Hamilton, 40, died of her injuries at a Spokane medical center. According to a Washington State Patrol report, a... — Updated 12/15/2020


Avista customers in Sprague to experience a planned power outage

SPOKANE — Approximately 480 Avista electric customers in the town of Sprague and the surrounding area will experience a planned power outage on Tuesday, Dec 15. The planned outage will begin at 2 a.m. and end at 4 a.m. No road... — Updated 12/9/2020


Broemmeling named director of business development

Spokane -- Former West Plains Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Toby Broemmeling has been named the new director of business development at business coaching and consulting services firm Champion Empire. According to a news... — Updated 12/9/2020


Former Airway Heights Corrections Center guard claims he was fired for wearing 'Black Lives Matter' shirt

AIRWAY HEIGHTS--A former on-call guard at the corrections center is suing the Department of Corrections, claiming that he was fired for wearing a "Black Lives Matter" T-Shirt. Enow-Tambong Agbor-Baiyee was hired into the position... — Updated 12/4/2020


Man killed in Spokane Valley pursuit

SPOKANE VALLEY -- A man was shot and killed by police deputies after a vehicle pursuit that ended at Sprague and University Sunday night. According to a Spokane Valley Police Department news release, a deputy attempted to conduct... — Updated 11/23/2020


Power lines blocking I-90 in Spokane

SPOKANE -- Downed power lines are currently fully blocking traffic on Interstate 90 near milepost 277 just west of the conjunction with U.S. Highway 2 in the city of Spokane. Washington State Patrol officials indicated both east... — Updated 11/13/2020


Car/semi collision blocks Four Lakes ramp

FOUR LAKES, WASH. -- A car semi-truck injury collision blocked the eastbound ramp onto Interstate 90 at Four Lakes early this morning, Nov. 11. According to the Washington State... — Updated 11/11/2020


Major storm forecast for this weekend

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of a major weekend storm that could bring lots of rain, snow and high winds to the region. According to a Nov. 10 advisory, the storm coming in off the... — Updated 11/11/2020 Full story


Wild Bill's hosts rescue dog fundraiser

CHENEY--Wild Bill's Longbar is hosting a raffle fundraiser through closing time Oct. 31 to benefit rescue dogs through Rescue4All, a Spokane nonprofit. Several Cheney businesses... — Updated 10/30/2020 Full story


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


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


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


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