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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

EWU, Cheney issue coronavirus enforcement notice

CHENEY – While education is their preferred first choice of enforcement, Cheney and Eastern Washington University law enforcement are prepared to take sterner measures with students who continue to violation safety protocols... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Still time to take the census

PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials want Washington residents to know there is still time to respond to the U.S. Census — especially residents in Eastern Washington. The count conducted every 10 years is important in that it determines... — Updated 8/25/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

EWU, union agree to faculty salary concessions

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustee’s approved a memorandum of understanding with the United Faculty of Eastern (UFE) that would stave off declaration of a severe financial crisis. All of the trustee’s... — Updated 8/14/2020

 

Alpha Nu chapter focuses on schools

WEST PLAINS – October is when members of the international education sorority Alpha Delta Kappa honor their founders by providing service to the community. The local ADK chapter, Alpha Nu, is continuing this tradition even in... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Depot relocation nearing completion

CHENEY – Despite winds, fires, smoke and a pandemic, work on relocating Cheney’s Northern Pacific Railroad Depot continues. The heavy lifting part of the project, which began in 2014, took place June 18 when crews from Mt.... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Overcoming the need to fill in boxes

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Born in Brazzaville, Congo to a white father and black mother, Karen McCormick has often found herself facing a decision when filing out employment forms.... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

A record nobody wants

SPOKANE COUNTY – Consider it two records we would just as soon have not set. Due to smoke from fires in California, Oregon and Washington that blew in beginning late Friday... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Go Fund Me set up for Bliesner family

CHENEY – The only warning Malden residents John and Carolyn Bliesner had of the coming disaster was the urgent pounding on their door and yelled instructions to leave - now. The... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Winds knock out power region wide

CHENEY – Almost 64,000 Inland Northwest residents were without power late Monday, Sept. 7, after a Canadian cold front whipped through the region bringing strong sustained winds... — Updated 9/10/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney reuse plant improvements hits snag

CHENEY – The city’s proposed upgrade of its reclamation plant enabling it to produce irrigation-suitable water is on holding pending the outcome of a bid protest by a manufacturer of one of the main components. Nexom, Inc. is p... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney's own in business to heal pain

CHENEY – Jamie DeAndre says she has a desire to heal things. The 1994 Cheney High School graduate also says she’s always had a desire to own her own business. Both of those desi... — Updated 8/27/2020

 

One of Cheney's Hollywood connections

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – It takes a lot to succeed in the movie business — time, skill, patience, hard work and a little luck. Cheney High School alums Andrew and Gina DeCesare have... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Spokane County certifies Aug. 4 primary

SPOKANE – County election officials made the outcome of the Aug. 4 primary official by certifying the election results last Tuesday, Aug. 18. The simplest explanation of what that means was given in an email last week from... — Updated 8/27/2020

 

Casting a long, floral shadow

CHENEY – For over 35 years, Delmer and Jeanie Fitzner have bestowed the gift of flowers to people passing by their home at the intersection of Betz and Granite Lake roads. Free... — Updated 8/24/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Badger Lake still burning

CHENEY – A series of small wildfires has grown into a 200-acre-plus blaze near Badger Lake about 15 miles south of Cheney. The four fires began around 5:04 p.m. Sunday evening und... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney's newest insurance agent

CHENEY – When it came to a career, being an insurance agent was not on Layne Stoops’ radar. “I don’t think anybody grows up wanting to be an insurance agent,” Cheney’s... — Updated 8/20/2020

 

EWU moves all instruction online after Thanksgiving

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that will offer online only instruction after the Thanksgiving/Native American Heritage holiday break. In a news release today, Aug. 12, university officials said the move is... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

More than an ounce of prevention

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustee’s approved a memorandum of understanding with the United Faculty of Eastern (UFE) that would stave off declaration of a severe financial crisis. All of the... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney crime declines in 2019

CHENEY – Overall crime reports dropped in the city by 9.9 percent in 2019. That’s better than the 11.1 percent increase in 2018, but not as good as the 20.1 percent decline in 2017 and certainly far from the 24.5 percent... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney's expanding internet options

CHENEY – Residents will have another option available to them when it comes to internet service in the city. At its Aug. 11 meeting, the City Council approved an agreement with Avista Edge to begin a pilot program “for the... — Updated 8/20/2020 Full story

 

EWU moves all instruction online after Thanksgiving

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that will offer online only instruction after the Thanksgiving/Native American Heritage holiday break. In a news release today, Aug. 12, university officials said the move is... — Updated 8/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Fairchild Survival School moves winter training to Chewelah area

FAIRCHILD AFB – If you’re planning on partaking in outdoor activities northeast of Chewelah any time soon, don’t be surprised if you come across a wandering airman. Fairchild Air Force Base officials have announced that the... — Updated 8/13/2020

 

Back to school supplies sought, distributed

CHENEY – Students may be returning to school in name only this fall, but they still need supplies. Cheney schools are slated to resume online instruction Sept. 8, and several organizations are attempting to provide backpacks... — Updated 8/13/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Fall sports now spring time competitions

WEST PLAINS – Cheney High School will have to wait a few more months to make its second appearance in the Greater Spokane League. At a July 30 meeting, the consensus among District 8 athletic directors — which includes the... — Updated 8/13/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney sets out to help small businesses

CHENEY – What the City Council did for people delinquent with their utility bills they now plan to do for small businesses. The city has set up the CARES Small Business Assistance Grant Program which, like the utility bill... — Updated 8/13/2020

 

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