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Gusty winds expected late Tuesday

EASTERN WASHINGTON -- A cold front moving through the region beginning Monday night is expected to bring more rain and windy conditions to the area Tuesday. Rain is expected in the morning, with winds picking up through the... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story


Medical Lake/Interstate 90 interchange eastbound closing Oct. 11

MEDICAL LAKE -- State Department of Transportation crews working on the Interstate 90/Medical Lake - State Route 902 interchange will be closing the eastbound off ramp to reconstruct the ramp and complete the interchange's final... — Updated 10/9/2020


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 8/12/2020


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


Re*Imagine ML hosts Halloween Drive-Through

MEDICAL LAKE – Re*Imagine Medical Lake is hosting a Halloween Drive-Through Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the high school bus loop. The event is drive-through/walk-in style, with masks and social distancing... — Updated 10/22/2020


State and local officials lift county recreational fire ban

SPOKANE – The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has announced that the outdoor recreational fire restrictions imposed by local fire and county officials on July 20 has been lifted, effective Oct. 20. Restrictions were previously... — Updated 10/22/2020


Bill Stevenson brings experience as new Whitman County Gazette editor

COLFAX – Bill Stevenson feels at home behind the editor’s desk at the Whitman County Gazette. The “new” editor brings 27 years of journalism with him, most of it being while in Eastern Washington. Two years of reviewing so... — Updated 10/22/2020


EWU remains in online winter quarter

CHENEY – Citing health and safety reasons, Eastern Washington University officials announced last week that they will continue with offering most classes online during winter quarter 2021. As with fall instruction, some... — Updated 10/22/2020


Westwood MS fun runs goes to virtual challenge

WINDSOR – Fun runs play a huge part in funding local associated student body school events, but with Spokane County still not at a point where large gatherings of individuals are allowed under Covid-19 protocols, schools have... — Updated 10/22/2020


Ballots to be mailed this week

SPOKANE – It’s finally almost here. The Nov. 3 General Election is just 13 days, and by now most voters in Spokane County should have received their ballots. If you haven’t received a ballot, or haven’t registered and wish... — Updated 10/21/2020


Slightly spooky, mysterious, strange library programs for kids, tweens, teens

SPOKANE – The County Library District is offering programs and events for kids, tweens and teens in October that are slightly spooky, mysterious and strange. According to a Sept. 29 news release, kids in grades 6–12 are... — Updated 10/1/2020


Eastern's Women and Gender Studies undergoes name change

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Women and Gender Studies has undergone a name change while also now being offered as a major. Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) replaces the program name that started as Women... — Updated 10/1/2020


Levin-Stankevich returns as EWU Provost

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that Brian Levin-Stankevich, Ph.D., is returning to the Cheney campus to serve as provost and vice president for Academic... — Updated 9/17/2020


Malden, Pine City fires near containment

From MALDEN -- Access to the towns of Malden and Pine City continues to be restricted as crews continue to mop up Babb Fire hotspots. The fire grew to 15,266 acres and was 90%... — Updated 9/17/2020


Breezy conditions, cooler temperatures for the weekend

WEST PLAINS – Forecasters at the National Weather Service predict the week will continue to be dry with seasonally warm temperatures, although potentially strong incoming weather system is likely to bring windy conditions and... — Updated 8/27/2020


Cooking classes offered

SPOKANE – The County Library District is again offering the popular meal preparation and Instant Pot cooking programs presented by Meegan Ware — but this time it’s online. The lineup is as follows: • Easy & Healthy Freezer... — Updated 8/27/2020


EWU's 100 Women Strong program nationally recognized

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ (CSTEM) 100 Women Strong program has been recognized as one of the “Inspiring Programs in STEM” for 2020 by Insight... — Updated 8/27/2020


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


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


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