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 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Texas is flush with tons of transportation cash

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in Texas. On the other hand, lawmakers in Olympia still scramble to fund road maintenance. Texas, a state with a... — Updated 6/1/2017

 By MEL GURTOV    Opinion

Thanks to recent comments, all is not quiet on the Western front

By MEL GURTOV Contributor Donald Trump’s visit to NATO headquarters last week was consistent with two of his foreign-policy views: the need to pursue close relations with Russia, and skepticism about NATO’s utility. Despite aff... — Updated 6/1/2017


What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to Cheney • June 2, Light Fitness Hour... — Updated 6/1/2017 Full story


Children's theater workshop combines Wizard of Oz with Alice in Wonderland

StageWest Community Theatre in association with Medical Lake School District is putting on a Children’s Theatre Workshop this summer. The workshop is open to children ages 8 – 14 and will be held at Medical Lake High School... — Updated 6/1/2017

 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood

Go Bridget!

Cheney High school senior Bridget Calvert (left) walks through the main entrance high-fives her fellow students who wished her luck as she left to compete in the 2A state tennis... — Updated 6/1/2017


Cheney High School FBLA fundraiser

Cheney High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter needs help sending 17 students to national competition June 29 – July 2 in Anaheim, Calif. FBLA is inviting the public to an evening of food and fun to... — Updated 6/1/2017


Veterans' benefit raffle at Cheney Marketplace June 3

The veterans’ organization Time of Remembrance is holding a “Veterans’ Benefit Raffle” on June 3 at Cheney’s Marketplace Bakery & Eatery. The raffle takes place at 11 a.m. and you do not need be present to win. A “Date... — Updated 6/1/2017



St. Paul’s Episcopal Church A welcoming haven, nourishing all God’s people in body, mind and spirit. The Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside the Holy Eucharist this Sunday. We look forward to the planting of St.... — Updated 6/1/2017


Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 31, 2007 Cheney's City Council gave the green light to the first phase of construction at the Terra Vista development. Phase one is an 89-unit subdivision going in... — Updated 6/1/2017


ML Parks and Recreation offering tennis lessons

Medical Lake Parks and Recreation Department will have tennis lessons June 12-15 for ages 5 and up at the high school tennis courts. Each day, the first session from 4-5 p.m. is for ages 5-12. The second session for ages 13 and up... — Updated 6/1/2017



Seventy-five years ago, on this date in 1942, Grand Coulee Dam came online producing electricity for eastern Washington. Learn more about our area’s history at — Updated 6/1/2017


Medical Lake street dance/pizza party needs heaters

Medical Lake’s Founders Day Friday night street dance/pizza an ice cream party is in need of patio heaters. The dance and party takes place June 16 from 5 – 11 p.m. Folks can drop them off or Founders Day volunteers can pick... — Updated 6/1/2017


Lora Josephine Rosenau

Lora Josephine Rosenau was born Nov. 25, 1939 and passed away Feb. 15, 2017. Memorial services will be held on June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Medical... — Updated 6/1/2017


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