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 By Roger Harnack    News 

Search underway for missing aircraft

Update: Due to weather and visibility, the aerial search for the missing aircraft has been halted. Transportation officials are instead now coordinating with Stevens and Spokane... — Updated 11/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Cheney football season ends with loss to Pullman

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Pullman defense shut down Cheney and West Valley in the Greater Spokane League’s Kansas City tiebreaker Tuesday night to stay alive in the Class 2A high... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion 

Don't use taxpayer resources to campaign

To taxpayers, it’s just plain common sense. Elected officials, government employees and supporting boards and agencies cannot use taxpayer resources to campaign for or against a c... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Cheney School District levy pulls ahead

Updated Nov. 8 at 9:50 a.m. CHENEY -- Cheney School District's $4.274 million capital facilities levy was narrowly passing after two more days of ballot counts. With another count... — Updated 11/8/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Cheney School district levy too close to call

CHENEY – It’s simply too close to call, and it may remain that way for several days. As of the end of ballot counting in Tuesday night’s general election, Cheney School Distri... — Updated 11/7/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Local wolf sightings on the increase

CHENEY – There's been a slight increase in the number of wolves reported in southern Spokane County this year. According to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Spokane voters soundly rejecting income tax

SPOKANE – It's a tale of the state's two largest cities, one in Eastern Washington and the other west of the Cascades. While Western Washington's largest city (Seattle) continues... — Updated 11/6/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gun-control initiative title misleading

OLYMPIA – The state Office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson has titled a proposed ballot measure to repeal gun-control measures enacted under Initiative 1639, but intentionally... — Updated 10/31/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Medical Lake schools focused on academic, not physical, growth

MEDICAL LAKE – While Cheney schools are bracing for massive student population growth over the next decade, the local district is focused on academic growth. During a Kiwanis... — Updated 10/31/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Medical Lake boys, girls ranked in Class 1A cross country

MEDICAL LAKE – The Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association ranked the Cardinals boys and girls cross country teams in the Class 1A poll this week going into the... — Updated 10/28/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Yes on car tabs, no on affirmative action

Amid the myriad of topics and candidates on this year’s general election ballot, voters in our state already have a 20-year tradition when it comes to two measures. Statewide,... — Updated 10/24/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Eastern Washington high school football scores reported

Here are the football scores reported for Eastern Washington high schools for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18: Cashmere 21, Okanogan 20 Chiawana 61, Southridge 6 Clarkston 36, Cheney 13 Colfax 39, Asotin 7 Colville 55, Newport 13... — Updated 10/19/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Medical Lake boys, girls ranked in 1A cross country poll

MEDICAL LAKE – The Cardinal boys cross country team is ranked No. 1 in the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association poll released earlier today. Lakeside (Nine Mile... — Updated 10/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Eastern Washington high school football scores from Friday, Oct. 4

Here are the Eastern Washington high school football scores reported last night, Oct. 4: Almira/Coulee-Hartline 74, Entiat 36 Asotin 38, Reardan 0 Cascade (Leavenworth) 21, Cheney... — Updated 10/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Heading to Western Washington? Prepare for winter conditions

HYAK – Eastern Washington motorists heading to the Seattle-Tacoma area today should be prepared for slick driving conditions in mountain passes. The National Weather Service has... — Updated 10/9/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Reardan sweeps Liberty, 3-0

The Reardan Indians swept Upper Columbia Academy, 3-0, in non-league volleyball Tuesday night in Spangle. Here are some photos of the games.... — Updated 10/6/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

State sharpshooters kill wolf near Pomeroy

POMEROY -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Oct. 4 that sharpshooters had a killed a Grouse Flats wolf a week prior. The adult female wolf was shot Sept. 25,... — Updated 10/5/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

High school football rankings for Oct. 1-7

Here are this week's Associated Press high school football rankings: Class 4A 1. Lake Stevens 2. Woodinville 3. Kennedy Catholic 4. Camas 5. Graham-Kapowsin 6. Central Valley 7. Union 8. Puyallup 9. Chiawana 10. Mount Si Class 3A... — Updated 10/5/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Colorful cloud cover

"White out" night left students covered in colorful powder Friday in Cheney High School's Tom Oswald Field. Cheerleaders handed out cups of powder to fans attending the Blackhawks... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Blackhawks host Cashmere

CHENEY -- The Blackhawks football team hosts the undefeated Cashmere Bulldogs tonight. Gametime is 7 p.m. at the school, 460 N. Sixth St. Cashmere (3-0) rolls into town after... — Updated 9/27/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

State issues kill order for Grouse Flats wolves

POMEROY – A kill order has been issued for wolves in the Grouse Flats pack following repeated attacks on cattle. State Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 

Chamber gets West Plains schools overview

SPOKANE – Airway Heights will need a new high school to accommodate expected student population growth, but it will remain within the jurisdiction of the Cheney School District. T... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Fish managers request notice before irrigation shutdown

SUNNYSIDE – State officials want farmers and ranchers to notify them before shutting off irrigation for the winter. On Monday, state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Former Bothell mayor set to challenge Inslee for governor

BOTHELL – Another Republican has joined the growing field of candidates seeking to oust Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat. Real estate developer and former Bothell mayor Joshua Freed... — Updated 9/19/2019

 

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