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Spokane County holds free PPE distribution for small businesses, non-profits

From staff and news sources SPOKANE COUNTY — Spokane County is holding free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution events to assist small businesses and non-profits continue operations to keep employees and the public... — Updated 6/18/2021

 

Driver killed in collision near South Thomas Mallon Road

WEST PLAINS — An adult male was killed in a one-car accident last Thursday evening, June 10, near South Thomas Mallon Road. According to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office release, emergency personnel responded to a report of a... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

Avista customers in Rosalia and surrounding area to experience a planned power outage

SPOKANE — Approximately Avista electric customers in Rosalia, Malden, Pine City and the surrounding area will experience a planned power outage on Thursday, June 24. The planned outage will begin at 10 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. on... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

Medical Lake man injured in fiery SR 902 crash

MEDICAL LAKE — A local man was arrested after a fiery crash on State Route 902 last Friday night. According to the Washington State Patrol, 28-year-old Dustin Williams of Medical Lake was on SR 902 five miles west of Medical... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

Small business workshops, online training resources boost know-how

SPOKANE — When local businesses thrive, the whole community thrives. That’s why Spokane County Library District is offering workshops, resources and services dedicated to businesses, entrepreneurs, and their employees. This... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

Eastern Washington expands online graduate degrees

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University is expanding its online portfolio of graduate degrees supported by Academic Partnerships (AP) beginning fall 2021. According to a June 14 news release, these new offerings will complement th... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

Avista customers in Spangle to experience planned power outage

SPOKANE — Approximately 244 Avista electric customers in Spangle and the surrounding area will experience a planned power outage on Thursday, June 10. The planned outage will begin at 10 p.m. on Thursday and end at 6 a.m. on... — Updated 6/4/2021 Full story

 

Spokane Tribe Casino hosts free vaccine clinic

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians is hosting a free, mobile vaccine clinic at its casino in Airway Heights on Friday, May 7. The clinic is in partnership with the... — Updated 5/6/2021 Full story

 

EWU partners to hold vaccine clinic May 3

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University has announced it has partnered with the Spokane Regional Health District and the National Guard to hold a vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. -- 4... — Updated 5/3/2021 Full story

 

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

 

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