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OPENTogether CARES grant funding reopened until Aug. 14

WEST PLAINS – Officials at the Chamber of Commerce have announced that applications for the OPENTogether Small Business and Non-profit Grant program have been reopened for a very short time. Applications for assistance for... — Updated 8/11/2020

 

Red flag warning issued for Eastern Washington

SPOKANE -- Local weather forecasters have issued a red flag warning for much of Eastern Washington, including Spokane County and the West Plains. Dry, breezy conditions with wind... — Updated 8/11/2020

 

Volz, Graham, McGarry and Zappone advance to general election

SPOKANE -- Early primary election results Tuesday night, Aug. 4, indicate that incumbent Republican Rep. Jenny Graham should face Democrat challenger Tom McGarry in November's General Election in the race for the 6th District state... — Updated 8/4/2020 Full story

 

Multiple overnight closures coming to I-90 at SR 902/Medical Lake interchange

MEDICAL LAKE – Travelers who use Interstate 90 and the Medical Lake/SR 902 interchange will need to plan additional time to prevent delays. Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will be closing... — Updated 8/3/2020 Full story

 

Skehan named Chief Nursing Officer at ESH

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES MEDICAL LAKE – The Department of Social and Health Services has announced that Jayme Skehan, RN, MSN, DNP has accepted the position of Chief Nursing... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

WIAA creates fourth sports season

RENTON -- The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday night that several traditional fall sports will now be played in early spring in light of the continuing increased spread of the COVID-19 pandemic... — Updated 7/28/2020 Full story

 

Red Flag warning issued for today

CHENEY — The National Weather Service says critical fire weather conditions will exist across most of Eastern Washington today. The agency issued a Red Flag Warning that... — Updated 7/28/2020

 

Elderly Spokane Valley couple reported missing

Update: The couple was safely located Monday evening, July 28, around 10:38 p.m. SPOKANE VALLEY -- Police deputies are attempting to locate 79-year-old Maure L. Labonte and 77-year-old Ruth A. Labonte to check their welfare. They... — Updated 7/28/2020 Full story

 

NWS forecasts 'dangerous heat' this week

SPOKANE -- The National Weather Service is projecting temperatures to reach well into the high 90s and even low triple digits this week. According to a July 27news release, the... — Updated 7/27/2020 Full story

 

Airway Heights correctional officer arrested on charges of smuggling drugs to prisoners

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Michael T. Mattern, a correctional officer at Airway Heights Corrections Center, is being held in Spokane County Jail after being arrested by federal agents July 20 on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine and... — Updated 7/21/2020

 

Overnight closures coming to I-90 at SR 902/Medical Lake interchange

MEDICAL LAKE/FOUR LAKES -- Washington State Department of Transportation is alerting travelers using both directions of Interstate 90 near Exit 272 to be aware of overnight closures next week as work continues on the Medical... — Updated 7/19/2020 Full story

 

Airway Heights considers declaring emergency

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- City officials announced in a press release today (July 16) that they are considering declaring a financial emergency in order to deal with a "sharp decline" in revenue. The city is anticipating a budget... — Updated 7/17/2020 Full story

 

Airway Heights man injured in SR 904 accident

FOUR LAKES – A single-vehicle accident Sunday night on State Route 904 sent an Airway Heights man to the hospital. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, at approximately 8:46 p.m., a 1994 F150 Ford pickup truck... — Updated 7/13/2020

 

Central Washington passenger rail topic of upcoming meeting

CHENEY -- There's a movement underway to return passenger railroad service to Central and Eastern Washington, and proponents are inviting interested members of the public to listen in this Saturday on some of the ways this could... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story

 

Sheriff's Office seeks Cheney-area runaway

GEIGER HEIGHTS -- Spokane County Sheriff's deputies are attempting to locate 15-year-old Lexus Bolieu, who is believed to have run away from home. Attempts to find Bolieu have been... — Updated 7/7/2020 Full story

 

Northern Quest postpones summer shows

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- Northern Quest Resort & Casino officials have announced the postponement of their summer concert series show until summer 2021. In a Julyl 3 press release, officials said the move was made "out of an abundance of... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story

 

Trio arrested in Geiger Heights robbery

WEST PLAINS – Three suspects were arrested last Friday in connection with the armed robbery of a man in Geiger Heights. According to a Spokane County Sheriffs Office news release, deputies were contacted July 19 by the victim,... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

Barriere and Taylor named Big Sky All-Conference

CHENEY – A pair of seniors on the Eastern Washington University football team have been selected to the 2020 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Team as announced Friday,... — Updated 7/31/2020

 

Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Michael T. Mattern, a correctional officer at Airway Heights Corrections Center, is being held in Spokane County Jail after being arrested by federal agents July 20 on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine and... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

Eagles golf team receives national top-25 award

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Eastern Washington University’s womens golf team finished tied for 15th out of all Division I institutions to earn a Womens Golf Coaches Association all-Scholar Team GPA award. The award was announced... — Updated 7/23/2020

 

Online programs for adults offer variety

SPOKANE – The County Library District is offering online programs and events for adults this summer that are entertaining and educational. For entertainment, people can tune into the following: • Virtual Concert: Brett & Janet... — Updated 7/23/2020

 

Smith receives Concordia College music scholarship

MOORHEAD, MINN. – Officials at Concordia College have announced that Cheney High School graduate Jacob Smith has been awarded a Music Excellence scholarship at the liberal arts college. Smith was one of 17 students receiving... — Updated 7/23/2020

 

One injured in I-90 rollover accident

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to note the driver passed away MEDICAL LAKE -- A single-car, rollover accident Saturday afternoon closed one Interstate 90 westbound lane for several hours and sent a Post Falls, Idaho... — Updated 7/20/2020

 

Library online programs include Harry Potter, Hamilton and smoothies

SPOKANE – The Spokane County Library District is keeping summer cool and online with programs and events designed for just about everyone. Many of these programs require registration, with supplies available for some able to be... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story

 

July 4 closures on West Plains

SPOKANE COUNTY – Most local, county and federal offices will be closed this Friday in observance of the July 4 holiday on Saturday. In many cases, those offices – such as the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake... — Updated 7/2/2020

 

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