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Articles from the January 10, 2019 edition

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Bending the local legislative ear

City of Cheney officials have laid out some priorities they feel are important to achieving a healthy economy and safe community — and they would like local state legislators’ help in reaching those goals. The City Council appr... — Updated 1/14/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Character development through sports

Is a child’s participation in sports beneficial to the development of character? A 2017 article in Psychology Today titled, ”How Sports Can Make You Healthier and Build Characte... — Updated 1/10/2019

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Stick trips up Eastern in Frisco

Easton Stick stuck it to Eastern Washington in a big way last Saturday in Frisco, Texas. The senior quarterback scored three touchdowns — including the backbreaker in the final 1... — Updated 1/10/2019


West Plains Police News

Editor’s note: In past police reports, streets designated with ordinals numbers i.e. 4th, 7th, etc. have been spelled out from First through Ninth and figures used from 10th on, as per the Associated Press Stylebook. Beginning... — Updated 1/10/2019


Guadealupe "Lupe" Gallardo

Guadalupe “Lupe” Gallardo (Pineda, Tyler) went to Heaven on Dec. 30, 2018, welcomed by the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Mom Lupe was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Los... — Updated 1/10/2019


John Ralph Mann

It is with great sadness that the family of John Ralph Mann announces his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at the age of 81. John was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 21,... — Updated 1/10/2019



The Cheney Historical Museum was first located in Cheney’s original high school, built in 1913. The museum closed from 1972-1974 after the old school was demolished, but reopened in another Cheney School District building as... — Updated 1/10/2019



Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational Church invites everyone to join our worship service Sunday at 10 a.m. We’re a welcoming church which encourages diverse theological viewpoints. Come and be inspired by the though... — Updated 1/10/2019


West Plains BRIEFS

EWU Africana Studies seeking auction items The Eastern Washington University Africana Studies Program is hosting its annual silent auction, Feb. 28, and is looking for donations. Donations may include art, books, crafts, gift... — Updated 1/10/2019 Full story


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 8, 2009 Medical Lake officials reached out to property owners, asking them for regular removal of snow to keep sidewalk clear, but some commercial lots in the... — Updated 1/10/2019


Brighten your home with blooming houseplants

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are... — Updated 1/10/2019

 By RAMAN KAUR    Opinion

Healthcare in the United States vs. Sweden and Norway

In the United States, most residents are covered under private health insurance about 67.2 percent. Employer-based health insurance continues to be the most prevalent with 56 percent receiving coverage through work. 19.3 percent... — Updated 1/10/2019

 By EDONA TAHIRAJ    Opinion

Comparing the United States health system to other countries

Healthcare systems are the organizations of people, institutions and resources that provide health care to individuals all over the world. It is important to individuals that they have good quality healthcare that they can afford.... — Updated 1/10/2019

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Minimum wage detracts from business more than it supports

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009. Even though 96 percent of gainfully employed Americans earn more than the minimum, there is a push to increase it to a “living wage.” Minimum wage is a bad idea for... — Updated 1/10/2019

 By MOLLY COOKE    Opinion

Creating opportunities part of fairness

My first real lessons of fairness came on the hardwood. My opportunity to play basketball from high school through college taught me to respect the rules of the game, to demonstrate good sportsmanship and humility regardless of the... — Updated 1/10/2019


Fire devours Airway Heights manufactured home

An Airway Heights family was left homeless a mere two days after Christmas when their manufactured home on 12th Avenue and Loffler Street caught fire Dec. 27. Though the property suffered significant damage, homeowner David... — Updated 1/10/2019


Airway Heights manufacturer plans expansion

Airway Heights’ Exotic Metals Forming Company is set to triple its current facility’s footprint and hire more than 150 additional employees sometime in the next year, according to State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)... — Updated 1/10/2019


EWU's 'CELLObration Spokane' is Jan. 19

Eastern Washington University’s Music Department presents “CELLObration Spokane,” an evening of music feature over 50 cellos performing. This year’s event features guest artist Jonah Kim performing Hungarian composer... — Updated 1/10/2019


High winds, tree-damage likely cause of Dec. 29 Cheney outage

Weather is the likely cause of a power outage that left approximately 800 Cheney Light Department customers in the dark on Dec. 29. In a Jan. 3 email to Public Works Director Todd... — Updated 1/10/2019


Annual AARP free tax assistance program begins Jan. 28 at West Plains locations

The annual AARP Free Tax-aide assistance program will begin Jan. 28 at three locations on the West Plains. AARP Tax-aide, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax... — Updated 1/10/2019


For Airway Heights recreation center: time is money

While no one actually pointed fingers in the Airway Heights Council Chambers at the City Council’s first meeting of the year, the Jan. 7 gathering was undeniably tense as city... — Updated 1/10/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Doing more with less

The worn desk and cluttered, unadorned office at the back of the Medical Lake City Hall mirror the condition of the town that City Administrator Doug Ross manages: frugal. The city... — Updated 1/10/2019


Palouse River and Coulee City Railway gets federal funding

The owner and operators of an Eastern Washington short-line freight railway got good news before the end of 2018 in the form of several million dollars in federal grant money to... — Updated 1/10/2019


Airway Heights housing reaches limit

The last parcel of land zoned for multifamily residences in Airway Heights is officially moving forward with designs, marking the end of an era for multifamily development — at least for now. Arrowleaf Townhomes, a 52-lot subdivi... — Updated 1/10/2019


Hoping for the best

Anxious Eastern Washington University fans look on as the Eagles struggled to rally last Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game against... — Updated 1/10/2019


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