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Local man joins Cheney news team

CHENEY – A local photographer has been hired as a reporter at the Cheney Free Press. Matthew O. Stephens, 39, of Cheney, will be covering the cities of Medical Lake and Airway... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Al-Anon can help family and friends

September is National Recovery Month. When a family member has a problem with alcohol, the effects are felt by their immediate family and extended family members and friends. Family members may experience feelings of abandonment,... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Eagles open at UNLV

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University faces a tough season-opening football game Thursday night as the Eagles travel to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The No. 11-ranked Eagles will play UNLV on the Rebels home field; kickoff... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Eastern volleyball team on the road this week

CHENEY – The Eastern Washington University women’s volleyball team is in Texas this week. On Wednesday, the Eagles face Tarleton State in Stephenville, Texas. The action gets under way at 4 p.m. Then, the women head to San... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Eagle volleyball drops exhibition match to CWU

CHENEY - In its lone exhibition before officially starting the 2021 season next week, the Eastern Washington University volleyball team dropped a five-set exhibition match to Centra... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

EWU junior wins full-year tuition waiver

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES CHENEY — Eastern Washington University student Erin Conroy is the winner of a full-year tuition waiver as part of the university’s EaglesVaxUp... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Covid surge leads to mask requirements at EWU, WSU facilities

SPOKANE — A rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in Spokane County and mounting concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to a requirement for all students, faculty and staff to wear masks at... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Farmers eligible for emergency loans

COLFAX — Following last month’s USDA designation of 14 Eastern Washington counties as a natural disaster due to drought, the Farm Service Agency is offering emergency loans to producers. The severe drought emergency... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Redistricting committee seeks public input on commission realignment

SPOKANE — The Spokane County Independent Redistricting Committee is redrawing local county commissioner districts, increasing the number of commissioners from its current three to five due to the county’s population exceeding... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Eagle women open season on the pitch

CHENEY - The Eastern Washington University women's soccer team is inching closer to the start of the 2021 fall season. The Eagles have been training hard under newly named head... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

It's back – excessive heat warning through weekend

SPOKANE COUNTY — After a brief respite of cooler air, hot, above-average temperatures are slated to return to the area later this week and over the weekend. The forecast has led to another excessive heat advisory to be issued by... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Six Eagles honored on national all-academic teams

CHENEY — Six Eastern Washington University track and field student-athletes have been selected to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team for the 2020-21 school year.  In... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Eagles start season ranked No. 11 by Stats

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University football is ranked No. 11 in the Stats Perform Preseason Top 25 released Aug. 9.  The Big Sky Conference had five teams recognized in the preseason poll, including two in the top nine.... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

EWU receives grant to study lichens role measuring climate impacts

CHENEY - Eastern Washington University's Jessica Allen has received more than $625,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund her part in the Central Appalachian Lichen... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Spokane is Reading hits 20 years

SPOKANE — The Spokane Is Reading program has announced its Writers Recommend Booklist for 2021 in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Over the years, readers throughout Spokane County have enjoyed books by wonderful authors as... — Updated 8/5/2021

 

EWU places 90 student-athletes on spring All-Conference team

CHENEY — A total of 90 Eastern Washington University student-athletes across golf, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field have earned a... — Updated 7/29/2021

 

Bowden, Fossen receive Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award

CHENEY - After representing Eastern Washington University on national stages while excelling in the classroom, the track and field duo of Parker Bowden and Morgan Fossen are... — Updated 7/29/2021

 

Primary election ballots must be in by Aug. 3

SPOKANE COUNTY — Voters are reminded that they need to have their primary election ballots counted, those ballots must either be postmarked no later than Aug. 3 or dropped in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. this coming Tuesday. Not... — Updated 7/29/2021

 

McMorris Rodgers to hold town halls next week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifth District Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has announced a series of three public town halls to be held at locations in Eastern Washington next week. Monday, Aug. 2, McMorris Rodgers will be at the... — Updated 7/29/2021

 

Author Lisa Napoli focuses on pivotal figures in news media history

SPOKANE — The County Library District has announced a special event with journalist and author Lisa Napoli on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m., presented with media partner Spokane Public Radio. During the online program “The 2... — Updated 7/28/2021

 

Crop Insurance 101 webinar set for July 20 

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES LYONS, NEB. — Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate in a webinar on July 20 from noon to 1 p.m., CT, which will provide an overview of available federal crop insurance options.  “Crop... — Updated 7/15/2021

 

Area students on UW Dean's List

FROM SEATTLE — Students from the Cheney area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2021 Quarter, according to a June 16 news release. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must... — Updated 7/1/2021

 

Cheney opens cooling center

CHENEY — Due to the extreme heat forecast for the next several days, city of Cheney officials have announced they are opening up the lobby and auditorium at City Hall as a cooling center. Anyone in need of relief from the heat... — Updated 7/1/2021

 

Closed for the holiday

SPOKANE COUNTY — The following is a list of all closures for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday. All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday, July 5. The Cheney Recycling Center will be closed on... — Updated 7/1/2021

 

Cheney well represented on All-GSL teams

SPOKANE — The following Cheney High School athletes were named to Greater Spokane League 3A/4A All-League teams for Season 2 (spring sports) and Season 3 (winter sports) Season 2 (spring) Fastpitch softball Bella King First Team... — Updated 7/1/2021

 

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