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 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Rep. Schmick bill helps level playing field

Washington state has high tax rates — gas, property, you name it. Government agencies billions of tax dollars annually from residents and businesses here. So why then are... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Questions should be asked about WARNS survey

WARNS. Interesting acronym for a survey being pushed by the state Department of Education, Washington State University and public schools statewide. The Washington Assessment of... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Blackhawk

Cheney Blackhawk Jalisca Holmgren mixes it up on the mat.... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Elk Parade

A gang of elk seen from Cheney Spangle road the morning of January 9.... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Flood, wind warnings issued

CHENEY — A steady rain, recent warming temperatures and predicted gusty winds prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for much of southern Spokane County,... — Updated 12/29/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Christmas magic alive and well

As a youngster, I looked forward to Christmas. I loved the food, the traditions and especially the presents — what kid doesn’t? In high school and college, the luster subsided.... — Updated 12/22/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos fall to Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE — A young Bronco girls basketball team (1-1) kept pace with Medical Lake for a quarter, but the Cardinals depth helped them prevail, 48-41, on Friday, Dec. 9. Head Co... — Updated 12/16/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco boys dunk Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington boys basketball team held Medical Lake nearly scoreless in the first half as the Broncos dunked the Cardinals,... — Updated 12/16/2022

 

First snowstorm of season hits

CHENEY - The first snow storm of the season moved into the area overnight, bringing several inches of snow and near whiteout conditions. All this more than 20 days before the first... — Updated 12/1/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

You have plenty to be thankful for this holiday

It seems like every time you open a webpage, turn on the TV or listen to the radio, you’re bombarded with negativity. We’re on the verge of nuclear war. The recession is upon us... — Updated 11/23/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Liberty girls compete at state

YAKIMA – The Liberty (Spangle) girls volleyball team survived to Day 2 of the state 2B tournament, but couldn't get past league rival Lind-Ritzville/Sprague. The Lancers were... — Updated 11/17/2022

 

Liberty girls eliminated from state tournament

YAKIMA - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington girls avenged a district loss to Liberty (Spangle) this morning, Friday, Nov. 11, by eliminating the Lancers from the state... — Updated 11/11/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Murray headed toward re-election

PASCO – Local farm girl turned political newcomer Tiffany Smiley securely has all 20 of Eastern Washington’s counties in her corner. In fact, she had the lead in 27 of the... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

McMorris Rodgers leading in every county

SPOKANE – Incumbent Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was easily out-distancing her challenger Tuesday night, Nov. 8, in her 5th Congressional District re-election bid. At the... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Spangle girls advance at state

YAKIMA – The Northeast 2B girls volleyball teams competing at state all advanced to the state quarterfinals with wins this morning, Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Yakima Valley... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

Cheney volleyball season ends

MEAD – The Cheney Blackhawks (11-8) girls volleyball team's post-season prospects were swept away Tuesday night, Nov. 8. Cheney (11-9) lost to Mount Spokane, 3-0, in a... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Spangle boys best Raiders on muddy field

SPANGLE – Sometimes, a football game is decided solely on turnovers. Such was the case Friday night, Nov. 4, when the Liberty Lancers held off the visiting Lake Roosevelt Raiders,... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Lancers tell cancer victim she's not alone

SPANGLE – Liberty boys football team took time before the District 6/7 crossover game to tell a local woman she's not alone in her fight with cancer. Prior to the start of the... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Rep. Newhouse likely to retain seat

SUNNYSIDE – Despite being censured by most Republican committees in the 4th Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse appears headed toward re-election. Newhouse, R-Sunn... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Murray headed toward re-election

PASCO – Local farm girl turned political newcomer Tiffany Smiley securely has all 20 of Eastern Washington's counties in her corner. In fact, she had the lead in 27 of the... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

McMorris Rodgers leading in every county in district

SPOKANE – Incumbent Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was easily out-distancing her challenger Tuesday night, Nov. 8, in her 5th Congressional District re-election bid. At the... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Parking lot melee ends Homecoming game

ROSALIA – It was a Homecoming to remember, both on and off the field. The Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves football team had its best game of the season, topping the Lakeside (Plummer,... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Eagles face Hornets in Homecoming game

CHENEY – The Eastern Washington University community hopes Homecoming spirit will lift the Eagles football team back into its winning ways this Saturday. The Eagles (1-4) are off... — Updated 10/13/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Man arrested for wife's death

SPRAGUE – The U.S. Marshal Service has apprehended a man wanted in connection with the death of his wife. Charles Bergman, 54, of Moses Lake, was arrested Friday night, Sept. 23, by U.S. Marshals in New Stanton, Penn., after a... — Updated 10/12/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

More pistol-packing residents in Washington

OLYMPIA— Washington state residents are seeking conceal-carry permits for firearms at an historic rate. According to state figures, more than 21,000 residents applied for new conceal-carry permits in September. The previous... — Updated 10/12/2022

 

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