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 By Matthew Stephens    News 

Fairchild march honors prisoners of war

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Members of Fairchild Air Force Base participated in the observance of National Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action Recognition Day Sept. 14 by organizing and... — Updated 9/21/2023


Buell Felts monument unveiled

SPOKANE VALLEY – A monument to honor the accomplishments of Buell Felts has been finished, placed, and finally unveiled on Sept. 15. According to Rae Anna Victor with the... — Updated 9/21/2023


Body camera contract approved

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A contract renewal between the Police Department and Axon Enterprise Inc. was unanimously approved Sept. 18 during the City Council meeting. The renewed five-year contract will cost the city $135,224.03. Accordin... — Updated 9/21/2023


Special Olympics benefits from Liberty Lake event

LIBERTY LAKE – Several groups gathered in the Meadowwood Technology Campus for the Cops, Cars and Cruisers event on Sept. 16 hosted by the Liberty Lake Police Department. The event was held, and proceeds went to help the Special... — Updated 9/21/2023


African Children's Choir to stop in St. John on Sept. 24

ST. JOHN – Area residents can look forward to multiple opportunities to see an international choir that will be coming to tour the Spokane area. The African Children's Choir, is... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Council hears update on city's comprehensive plan

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Strategic master plans for cities to follow are built and adopted, and some states or counties have differing timelines in which these plans need to be accepted. According to Airway Heights Principal Planner... — Updated 9/14/2023


Local artist closing studio

CHENEY – An internationally known sculptor will be closing his studio soon as he prepares to move to Wenatchee. Richard Warrington, Owner of Warrington Studios said he has been... — Updated 9/14/2023


Kramer overpass officially opens

LIBERTY LAKE – A project that has been in the works for years has finally been completed. The city of Liberty Lake along with several speakers ushered in the new overpass during... — Updated 9/14/2023


Cheney drama program active again

CHENEY – For the first time since the COVID pandemic swept through, Cheney High School will have an active drama program this year. According to the new program director, Michael... — Updated 9/14/2023


Grizzly start

Cheney hosted Central Valley on September 7 and the CV Bears won 17-2.... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Local church rallying for community

MEDICAL LAKE – The community has rallied to support the residents that lost everything in the Gray Fire, and one church in town is going above and beyond. Redemption Church,... — Updated 9/7/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

City faces hurdles in recovery

MEDICAL LAKE – Several factors still weigh heavy on the community and property owners that lost their homes in the Gray Fire. During the special council session held on Aug. 29,... — Updated 9/7/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Medical Lake to hold weekly meetings

MEDICAL LAKE – It was initially announced during the Aug. 29 special council session that the city is working on initiating weekly meetings to address community needs more directly. Mayor Terri Cooper said the meeting that day... — Updated 9/7/2023



Spokane Valley cowboy Duke Hanson holds on tight during his bareback ride at the Ritzville Rodeo on Saturday Sept. 2. Hanson scored 69 points for his performance... — Updated 9/7/2023


Grandstand events highlighting fair

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Interstate Fair always brings some excitement to the community, and this year looks to be no different. From Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 17 area residents can come check out a... — Updated 9/7/2023


African Children's Choir touring region

SPOKANE – Area residents can look forward to multiple opportunities to see an international choir that will be coming to tour the Spokane area. The African Children's Choir, is br... — Updated 9/7/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Tax relief for wildfire victims?

SPOKANE – Spokane County Assessor Tom Konis said property tax relief may be available to those who had property destroyed by regional fires. Residents with direct property losses... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Motorcycle hits pickup

MEDICAL LAKE – A Ford man was hospitalized Aug. 25 when his motorcycle slammed into the side of a truck that was crossing Highway 2. Sean McCormick, 49, of Ford, was transported... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Council weighs firearms request

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The City Council unanimously moved forward with a Police Department request to purchase additional firearms during the Aug. 28 study session. According to Police Chief Brad Richmond, the department needs to... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Locals rally to raise funds for fire victims

MEDICAL LAKE – Bringing a community together is helping to alleviate some of the loss people are dealing with here. With that in mind, a community event was held on Aug. 23.... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Utility disputes addressed with council

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A couple of unpaid water bill disputes had to be addressed with city council on Aug. 28. The first dispute from Jason Rosa stems from a tenant going delinquent on their utility bill, racking up over $1,700 as... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Fire clean up hazardous

MEDICAL LAKE – One difficulty of cleaning up after a wildfire is doing so safely. According to the Spokane Regional Health District, there are a lot of reasons for people to take precautions when cleaning burned property. Along... — Updated 8/31/2023


Defense prevails in scrimmage

CHENEY – A solid defensive effort prevented any touchdowns on Aug. 26 for the Eagles' final scrimmage of summer camp. The offense ran 12 drives, and the defense held them to... — Updated 8/31/2023


Valley department helps in regional fires

SPOKANE VALLEY – With fires erupting around our region nearly two weeks ago, responders were called from all over to assist in battling the blazes. Being able to help neighboring... — Updated 8/31/2023


Truck collides with train

OTIS ORCHARDS - A Spokane County Public Works truck collided with a train at approximately 10:45 am on Aug. 24 sending one man to the hospital with life threatening injuries.... — Updated 8/31/2023


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