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Avista warns customers of utility scams

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES SPOKANE – Officials at Avista Utilities are warning customers of attempts to trick them into providing financial information to individuals portraying themselves as company employees. In a May 19 news... — Updated 5/28/2020


Spokane County gets OK to go to Phase 2

CAMP MURRAY -- Spokane County has received approval of its variance application to move to Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan from restrictions imposed to battle the spread of coronavirus. Other counties eligible for the... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story


Library District hosts Star Wars trivia

SPOKANE – The Spokane County Library District is hosting an online trivia contest that could determine just how strong the Force is within you. “Virtual Trivia: ‘Star Wars’” is fun for the whole family involving... — Updated 5/21/2020


Memorial Day closures, service changes

WEST PLAINS – Government offices in Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, garbage and recycling collections will be delayed. In Cheney, residential... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story


Sheriff's Office seeks DOC escapee whereabouts

SPOKANE -- The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Task Force is asking for the public's help to find the following wanted fugitive. Douglas J. Farmer is wanted for... — Updated 5/21/2020


MLSD and YWCA host healthy dating habits for 'tweens'

Medical Lake School District in partnership with YWCA of Spokane is are offering a workshop focusing on "Helping Your Tween Learn Healthy Dating Habits" on Tuesday, May 19 from 6 pm - 8 pm. "In this virtual workshop participants... — Updated 5/19/2020


Candidates file for federal, state races

SPOKANE COUNTY – The following is a list of candidates who have filed to run for office in 2020. The list is as of Tuesday, May 12, and does not reflect possible candidates who have announced their intentions of run but have not... — Updated 5/13/2020


Gonzaga and EWU create shorter juris doctor pathway

CHENEY – Leaders from Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University School of Law recently signed a joint agreement that creates a pathway for students to earn their bachelor's degree along with their juris doctor in six... — Updated 4/24/2020


Passenger ejected from truck bed in rollover accident

FOUR LAKES – A passenger riding in the bed of a pickup truck was injured in a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, April 17. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, a 1997 Toyota pickup driven by 18-year-old... — Updated 4/23/2020


Eagles add trio of players to 2020-21 roster

CHENEY -- A trio of high school players from the Pacific Northwest will join the Eastern Washington University men's basketball program next fall when classes resume on the EWU campus in Cheney. They include All-State selection... — Updated 4/23/2020


Eight Eagles named honor society members

Eight seniors from the 2019 Eastern Washington University football team have been recognized by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) as members of the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The eight Eagles... — Updated 4/23/2020


Free food distribution in Cheney April 21

CHENEY -- Second Harvest and Cheney Public Schools are partnering to help families in need by providing free produce and frozen food goods. The distribution will take place on Tuesday, April 21 from 11 a.m. -- noon in the front... — Updated 4/21/2020


EWU women's tennis announces addition of Scout Mathews

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University head women’s tennis coach Dustin Hinson has announced another addition to the 2020-21 roster in Scout Mathews. Mathews inked her National Letter of Intent on March 12, prior to the NCAA... — Updated 4/16/2020


EWU teams top GPA

Eastern Washington University student-athletes recently concluded the winter quarter with a collective 3.35 grade point average, marking the 38th-straight quarter the Eagles have combined for a 3.0 average. Eleven of 12 Eastern... — Updated 4/16/2020


GSI, Avista host Eastern Washington telephone town hall

SPOKANE – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), Avista, Inland NW Partners and other organizations supporting the regionwide business recovery efforts under the umbrella initiative InlandBizStrong, are hosting a Telephone Town Hall on... — Updated 4/15/2020


Inslee to hold news conference at 5 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee will hold a news conference Thursday, April 2, at 5 p.m. via streaming video and telephone to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response. The news conference will be televised live on TVW, and many... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story


Spokane Valley shooting suspect released from hospital, jailed

SPOKANE VALLEY – The suspect in a March 8 shooting has been released from the hospital and has been booked into jail. According to a news release from the Spokane Independent Investigative Response team (SIIR), the suspect,... — Updated 4/2/2020


Cheney High gets 11 named to winter sports all-league teams

CHENEY – Cheney High School winter sports teams posted 11 selections to All-Great Northern League teams. Wrestling led the way with nine selections, including five first-team picks, with head coach Jason Connor being named the... — Updated 3/26/2020


Medical Lake church provides kids meals

MEDICAL LAKE -- St. John’s Lutheran Church in will be providing a sack lunch for school age children this week Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, between 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m. One lunch per child and children must be present to... — Updated 3/18/2020


Cheney schools seek child care needs

CHENEY -- As part of its COVID-19 response, the Cheney School District is seeking information regarding child care needs for children of essential military personnel, first responders and medical providers in the school community.... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story


Legans is Coach of the Year in the Big Sky

CHENEY - The third-year Eastern Washington University men's basketball coach Shantay Legans was announced Tuesday, March 10 as the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year from ballotin... — Updated 3/10/2020


Local DOT projects to resume

WEST PLAINS – Improving weather conditions invariably leads to the resumption of construction projects, and state Department of Transportation work on Interstate 90 is keeping with that saying. Improvements to the I-90/State... — Updated 3/5/2020


Big Sky title within reach as Eagles close regular season at home

CHENEY — The Big Sky Conference season ends the way it began.  Picked to win the Big Sky Conference and in a great position to accomplish that task, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team closes out the regula... — Updated 3/5/2020


39th Annual Killin Dinner is Saturday, April 18

CHENEY — Tickets are on sale for the 39th annual Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction on April 18 at Eastern Washington University.  Tickets are $100 per individual and $700 for a table of eight. More information and a registration... — Updated 3/5/2020


Mason Peatling repeats as Big Sky player of the week

Eastern Washington University men’s basketball senior Mason Peatling — a leading candidate for league MVP honors this season — has been honored as the Big Sky Conference... — Updated 3/5/2020


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