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Medical Lake High School plans live graduation at football stadium

MEDICAL LAKE — Local high school seniors will be able to attend a live, in person graduation ceremony after all. If everything goes as planned, that is. With Spokane County now is Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phased plan t... — Updated 6/4/2020 Full story


Medical Lake City Council approves first 2020 application for fireworks sales

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake City Council voted to approve the first firework sales permit application it has received this year. The vote came at the council’s May 19 meeting. The application came from J&M LLC. The issue... — Updated 5/28/2020


Medical Lake to receive $150,000 from CARES act

MEDICAL LAKE — The city of Medical Lake has been granted $150,000 from the CARES act. The funding is part of the money the bill provides to state and local governments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. City administrator Doug... — Updated 5/28/2020


Airway Heights accepts, spends, $50,000 grant

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The Airway Heights city council voted unanimously earlier this month to accept a $50,000 grant from the state of Washington. Minutes later, the council voted to apply the grant as a payment to an existing... — Updated 5/21/2020


New 'Phase 2' variance criteria allows Spokane County to apply to reopen

SPOKANE — Spokane County is one of 10 counties that can now apply to move on to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to reopen Washington’s economy. The new criteria allow counties to apply to reopen if they have fewer than 10... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story


Nurse Profile: Bonnie E. DesJardin

CHENEY – It’s not everyday someone starts a new medical job in the middle of a pandemic. So, it’s understandable that when new Lincoln Hospital Nursing Director Bonnie E. DesJardin, a Cheney resident, was asked how life at... — Updated 5/21/2020


Hike on: Turnbull Wildlife Refuge open

CHENEY — With Gov. Inslee relaxing some restrictions on outdoor activities, people are free to visit many local, state and national parks and recreational areas. One new restriction that is in place is that people recreate close... — Updated 5/14/2020


Community joins forces to feed community

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, foodbanks, churches, community members and businesses are teaming up to feed those in need. Cleone’s Closet Food Pantry... — Updated 5/7/2020


Profile: Nurse Crystal Carter

“When you’re in need, I want you to know I’ve got you. We will get through it.” That is what Medical Lake’s Crystal Carter said when asked why she does what she does. Cart... — Updated 5/7/2020


A show of support

MEDICAL LAKE - Spirits were bright and faces were smiling -if only for short while - as Medical Lake High School seniors were celebrated by staff and community members Friday. "Any... — Updated 5/7/2020


Hope Baptist Church holding weekly 'Drive-In Church' in Spokane County

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Hope Baptist Church in Airway Heights is holding a weekly Sunday church service, drive-in movie style. With churches not counted as essential under Gov. Jay... — Updated 4/30/2020


Fireworks ban pitched in Airway Heights

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Public events may be canceled for now, but that did not stop the Airway Heights City Council from thinking about the future in its study session Monday night. Code Enforcement Officer Kristina Blake joined the... — Updated 4/30/2020


EWU chemistry department makes 'Eagle Sanitizer"

By JEREMY BURNHAM Staff reporter CHENEY — With Eastern Washington University going online only for the rest of the year, most lab classes have been canceled. That left the... — Updated 4/30/2020


Medical Lake cancels events through October

MEDICAL LAKE — No public event will be approved in Medical Lake city limits until Oct. 31 at the earliest, city administrator Doug Ross announced at the April 21 city council meeting. This means events like Founders Day and the... — Updated 4/30/2020


EWU chemistry department makes 'Eagle Sanitizer"

CHENEY — With Eastern Washington University going online only for the rest of the year, most lab classes have been canceled. That left the science lab with some extra chemicals on hand. EWU chemistry Professor Jeff Corkill had... — Updated 4/26/2020 Full story


Harrington golf course remains open for play

HARRINGTON - With available activities outside the home seemingly decreasing each day, golf remains a game that can be played without any close contact to anybody. As of press... — Updated 3/27/2020 Full story


Please, for crying out loud don't buy all the toilet paper

Stop buying all the toilet paper. Seriously, knock it off. It’s not necessary. Across the state—in large and rural communities alike—grocery stores’ entire toilet paper aisles are empty. Not a single four-roll package... — Updated 3/26/2020


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