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Spokane County gets OK to go to Phase 2

CAMP MURRAY -- Spokane County has received approval of its variance application to move to Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan from restrictions imposed to battle the spread of coronavirus. Other counties eligible for the... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story


Library District hosts Star Wars trivia

SPOKANE – The Spokane County Library District is hosting an online trivia contest that could determine just how strong the Force is within you. “Virtual Trivia: ‘Star Wars’” is fun for the whole family involving... — Updated 5/21/2020


Memorial Day closures, service changes

WEST PLAINS – Government offices in Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, garbage and recycling collections will be delayed. In Cheney, residential... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story


Sheriff's Office seeks DOC escapee whereabouts

SPOKANE -- The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Task Force is asking for the public's help to find the following wanted fugitive. Douglas J. Farmer is wanted for... — Updated 5/21/2020


MLSD and YWCA host healthy dating habits for 'tweens'

Medical Lake School District in partnership with YWCA of Spokane is are offering a workshop focusing on "Helping Your Tween Learn Healthy Dating Habits" on Tuesday, May 19 from 6 pm - 8 pm. "In this virtual workshop participants... — Updated 5/19/2020


Candidates file for federal, state races

SPOKANE COUNTY – The following is a list of candidates who have filed to run for office in 2020. The list is as of Tuesday, May 12, and does not reflect possible candidates who have announced their intentions of run but have not... — Updated 5/13/2020


Gonzaga and EWU create shorter juris doctor pathway

CHENEY – Leaders from Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University School of Law recently signed a joint agreement that creates a pathway for students to earn their bachelor's degree along with their juris doctor in six... — Updated 4/24/2020


Passenger ejected from truck bed in rollover accident

FOUR LAKES – A passenger riding in the bed of a pickup truck was injured in a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, April 17. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, a 1997 Toyota pickup driven by 18-year-old... — Updated 4/23/2020


Eagles add trio of players to 2020-21 roster

CHENEY -- A trio of high school players from the Pacific Northwest will join the Eastern Washington University men's basketball program next fall when classes resume on the EWU campus in Cheney. They include All-State selection... — Updated 4/23/2020


Eight Eagles named honor society members

Eight seniors from the 2019 Eastern Washington University football team have been recognized by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) as members of the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The eight Eagles... — Updated 4/23/2020


Free food distribution in Cheney April 21

CHENEY -- Second Harvest and Cheney Public Schools are partnering to help families in need by providing free produce and frozen food goods. The distribution will take place on Tuesday, April 21 from 11 a.m. -- noon in the front... — Updated 4/21/2020


GSI, Avista host Eastern Washington telephone town hall

SPOKANE – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), Avista, Inland NW Partners and other organizations supporting the regionwide business recovery efforts under the umbrella initiative InlandBizStrong, are hosting a Telephone Town Hall on... — Updated 4/15/2020


Inslee to hold news conference at 5 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee will hold a news conference Thursday, April 2, at 5 p.m. via streaming video and telephone to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response. The news conference will be televised live on TVW, and many... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story


Spokane Valley shooting suspect released from hospital, jailed

SPOKANE VALLEY – The suspect in a March 8 shooting has been released from the hospital and has been booked into jail. According to a news release from the Spokane Independent Investigative Response team (SIIR), the suspect,... — Updated 4/2/2020


Medical Lake church provides kids meals

MEDICAL LAKE -- St. John’s Lutheran Church in will be providing a sack lunch for school age children this week Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, between 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m. One lunch per child and children must be present to... — Updated 3/18/2020


Cheney schools seek child care needs

CHENEY -- As part of its COVID-19 response, the Cheney School District is seeking information regarding child care needs for children of essential military personnel, first responders and medical providers in the school community.... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story


Legans is Coach of the Year in the Big Sky

CHENEY - The third-year Eastern Washington University men's basketball coach Shantay Legans was announced Tuesday, March 10 as the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year from ballotin... — Updated 3/10/2020


News briefs

Governor signs bill to expand higher education funding Students seeking financial assistance to pursue a certificate or degree through a professional-technical program will now have the same scholarship opportunities as those... — Updated 3/29/2018


Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington due to cold front

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced in a June 20 news release that it is increasing the fire danger rating in several Eastern Washington counties. The move comes due to a dry, cold... — Updated 6/23/2017


Learning to ride a bus through stories 

Spokane County Library District in partnership with Spokane Transit Authority is holding a “Touch-a-Bus Storytime” at selected branches this summer. A continuation of the Library District’s Touch-a-Truck Storytimes where... — Updated 6/23/2017


County Sheriff's Office to offer women's self-defense classes

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is holding a women’s self-defense class Saturday, July 29. There will be two sessions available, 8 a.m. – noon or 1 – 5 p.m. Cost of the class is $35 per person for women ages 14 and up, and... — Updated 6/23/2017


News Briefs

Miss Cheney Rodeo coronation and auction is March 4 The 2017 Miss Cheney Rodeo coronation will be held Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at Fort Wright Mukogawa Commons, 4000 West Randolph Road in Spokane.   Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A... — Updated 3/2/2017


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