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Semi-truck strikes US 2 bridge

SPOKANE – Travelers who use Geiger Boulevard in Spokane between Sunset Highway and Lawton Road will need to find alternate routes after an over-height load struck both east and... — Updated 8/6/2021 Full story


Cheney primary election results

City of Cheney – Council Position No. 3 Jacquelyn Belock 332 37.86% Ryan Delaney 93 10.60% Tim Gainer 86 9.81% Mark Posthuma 289 27.25% Justin Amyot 124 14.14% Write-in 3 0.34%... — Updated 8/3/2021 Full story


Airway Heights shooter in custody

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- According to a department news release, Zion J. Carter, who is suspected of shooting his wife and stepdaughter in Airway Heights on July 27, has been apprehended. He was arrested on his outstanding warrants and... — Updated 7/29/2021


Driver arrested in West Curtis Road crash

CHENEY - A 26-year-old driver was arrested on vehicular assault charges after striking a bicyclist in the 6800 block of Curtis Road Tuesday night. According to the Spokane County... — Updated 7/21/2021 Full story


Andrus Road at 20 % containment

CHENEY -- As of 8:27 p.m. July 6, State Patrol officials say they have gained a more accurate assessment of the amount of acreage burning in the Andrus Road Fire, which has been... — Updated 7/7/2021 Full story


Andrus Road fire at zero containment

CHENEY -- The fire that broke out yesterday morning, July 5, along Andrus Road east of Four Lakes has grown to 300 acres and is at zero containment, the Washington State Patrol said... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story


Fire burning northeast of Cheney

FOUR LAKES -- Crews are on the scene of a wildland fire burning northeast of Cheney. According to the Department of Natural Resources fire information map, the blaze has burned... — Updated 7/6/2021


Eagles athletes extend GPA streak to 14 years

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University student-athletes chalked up a cumulative spring quarter grade point average of 3.33 – extending a streak of consecutive quarters above 3.0 that stretches back 14 years. Concluding a year... — Updated 7/1/2021


Department of Ecology issues drought advisory for most of the state

OLYMPIA - Following an extremely dry couple of months, the Department of Ecology has issued a drought advisory for most of Washington state, including all areas east of the Cascade... — Updated 6/10/2021


Holy's pandemic healthcare workers bill now law

OLYMPIA — A bill sponsored by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, helping health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic took effect immediately upon Gov. Jay Inslee’s signing of the measure May 12. The law created by... — Updated 5/20/2021


Gere named statewide Athlete of the Week

CHENEY – A local swimmer has been named Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week. Blackhawk’s junior Jade Gere earned the honor as a member of the Cheney High School girls swim and dive team. Gere... — Updated 4/8/2021


Six West Plains students on Whitworth honor roll

SPOKANE — The following undergraduate students have achieved Provost’s Honor Roll status for the fall 2020 semester at Whitworth University. To be named to the list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average... — Updated 1/28/2021


Broemmeling named director of business development

SPOKANE – Former West Plains Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Toby Broemmeling has been named the new director of business development at business coaching and consulting services firm Champion Empire. According to a news... — Updated 12/17/2020


Amazon officially opens fulfillment center

WEST PLAINS – The Amazon Fulfillment Center on Geiger Boulevard officially opened last Sunday, almost two years after breaking ground on the West Plains. The 640,000-square-foot facility near the Interstate 90/Medical Lake exit i... — Updated 6/18/2020



Enrollment is open for Washington’s GET Program  Olympia—The state’s GET program is now open for a new enrollment period, providing Washington families an opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their... — Updated 11/8/2018


Eagles open with OT soccer win

Emma Vanderhyden's corner kick goal in the 95th minute of overtime gave Eastern Washington a 1-0 non-conference soccer victory over Cal State Bakersfield at home on Friday, Aug.... — Updated 8/23/2018


News Briefs

Armored truck involved in SR 904 accident Icy conditions due to the heavy snowfall last Wednesday led to a one-vehicle accident on State Route 904 involving a lot of money. At approximately 11:30 a.m. a Loomis armored truck... — Updated 2/22/2018


Delaney Hodgins adds name to record book

In the span of one week, Eastern Washington University basketball teams had two brand new all-time scoring records broken. The most recent came Feb. 1 when Delaney Hodgins became... — Updated 2/8/2018


News Briefs

Feed Cheney and the Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 4 is Super Bowl Sunday and volunteers with the nonprofit organization Feed Cheney are inviting the community to take part in the annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” to raise funds... — Updated 2/1/2018


Lynn Hickey named Eastern Washington's interim athletics director

Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has named veteran athletics administrator Lynn Hickey to serve as EWU's interim athletic director while the university begins... — Updated 2/1/2018


Education briefs

Moore earns degree from Stephen F. Austin Kelsey Moore of Fairchild Air Force Base received a bachelor of science in human sciences from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, during commencement exercises in Ma... — Updated 6/29/2017


Hudson named Betz principal

Cheney Public Schools has selected Carla Hudson as the next principal of Betz Elementary School. Hudson is a 1988 graduate of the University of North Texas, received her post-graduate university education diploma from Rhodes... — Updated 5/11/2017


Gerber, Jacobsen and Schoenleber place in state FBLA conference

The Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed at the 2017 State Business Leadership Conference in Spokane April 19-22. The chapter sent seven... — Updated 4/27/2017


Education briefs

Cheney and Medical Lake scholars honored Students from Cheney and Medical Lake high schools were among the many graduating seniors honored at the 25th annual Spokane Scholars Banquet, April 17, at the Spokane Convention Center.... — Updated 4/20/2017


News Briefs

Alcohol abuse subject of Airway Heights meeting April is Alcohol Awareness Month. On Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the Washington State Al-Anon Family Groups, District 2 Public Outreach will be presenting “Do You... — Updated 4/13/2017


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