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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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Industrial park jump start

Cheney’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution at their Aug.13 meeting that would lease almost half of the city’s Industrial and Commerce, Park to one organization.... — Updated 8/22/2019


Friends of Turnbull holds Sept. 22 fundraiser

The Friends of Turnbull Wildlife Refuge are holding “Scenes and Songs for the Refuge,” on Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon–4 p.m. at Cheney’s Wren Pierson Community Center, 516 4th St. The event features bands, artists,... — Updated 8/22/2019


Tomato troubles

You have waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. But don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest this year while improving... — Updated 8/22/2019


2019-2020 Medical Lake high school sports schedule

Cross Country Sept. 14 - Medical Lake at Highlander (Shadle Park) - 9 a.m. Sept. 21 - Medical Lake at Wenatchee Invite - 9 a.m. Sept. 28 - Medical Lake at Nike Portland - 8 a.m. Oct. 2 - Medical Lake at Lakeside (Colville) - 4... — Updated 8/22/2019


2019-2020 Cheney high school sports schedule

Cheney High School Cross Country Sept. 14 - Cheney at Highlander - 9 a.m. Sept.18 - Cheney hosts West Valley - 4 p.m. Sept. 21 - Cheney hosts Nike Battle of the 509 Oct. 2 - Cheney hosts Clarkston - 4 p.m. Oct. 9 - Cheney at East... — Updated 8/22/2019


Eagles down Griffins for second exhibition soccer win

Eastern Washington University’s soccer team scored three times in the first half enroute to a 4-2 win on Aug. 17 over visiting Grant MacEwen University on the EWU Soccer Field in... — Updated 8/22/2019


Eastern Eagles football team comes in third in AFCA preseason poll

Picking the Eagles one spot higher than the media did, the Eastern Washington University football team has been selected third in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Top 25 Poll... — Updated 8/22/2019


Eagles soccer team ready for season

The 2019 season is here for the Eastern Washington University women’s soccer team. The Eagles have been hard at work at fall camp preparing for the upcoming year since Aug. 6... — Updated 8/22/2019


WP golfers bring home Special Olympic state gold

Two West Plains Special Olympics golfers won gold medals in Washington State Special Olympics competition Aug. 16-18 at Battle Creek Golf Course in Everett. Parker Sutherland shot a final score of 69 to win the Golf Level 1... — Updated 8/22/2019


Boycotting business with Israel is not anti-Semitic

July 4th, 2019, Independence Day – is a day to celebrate our freedoms. What many people of Washington state don’t know is that our senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, voted to limit our freedoms – freedom... — Updated 8/22/2019


Our right to bear arms is not an unlimited right

Frank Watson is wrong. He is writing in the Opinion section of the paper, so like anyone else, he has a right to express his opinion. That’s what he’s doing in his Aug. 15 piece on guns in America. Unfortunately, his premise... — Updated 8/22/2019

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

There's no doubt about it now, Donald Trump must go

I’m still looking for an alternative for Donald Trump in 2020. I agree with almost everything negative that has been said of him. He is obnoxious, he makes unnecessary enemies, he is undiplomatic, he does not command loyalty, he... — Updated 8/22/2019


Drones planting trees helping restore burned wildlands

By DON C. BRUNELL Contributor While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April 15 as viewers around the w... — Updated 8/22/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Opinion

What if there was no more oil?

The Swedish climate activist 16-year-old Greta Thunberg recently set sail across the Atlantic on a solar and wind-powered racing yacht to attend climate summits in the U.S. She was... — Updated 8/22/2019


Victory dance

Zendaya Johnson celebrates a cornhole win while her younger brother Prevail Johnson looks on at Airway Heights Days in Sunset Park Aug. 17.... — Updated 8/22/2019


Ministorage facility comes to West Plains

A local real estate mogul plans to construct a $6.2 million ministorage complex on the West Plains, according to city of Spokane documents. Airway Heights Mini Storage will be built by Douglass Properties and feature a 4,000... — Updated 8/22/2019


Eastern Washington to help Marshall residents without water

The town of Marshall has been without potable water since Aug. 7, and could be without water for up to a month. According to news sources, a consulting engineer looking at the condition of the town’s pump determined a mechanical... — Updated 8/22/2019


Supply lists for the upcoming school year

With students headed back to school in Cheney and Medical Lake, knowing what supplies you might need can help to provide a good start to the school year. The following is a compilation of items from previous lists published in the... — Updated 8/22/2019 Full story


Bond set for driver in Airway Heights high-speed chase

A man accused of leading police from Airway Heights to downtown Spokane in a high-speed car chase that ended with him leaping into the Spokane River from the Division Street Bridge has been identified. Casey R. Gillette’s bond... — Updated 8/22/2019


Magnolia Learning Center joins federal meals program

Cheney’s Magnolia Learning Center announced on Aug. 2 its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the state... — Updated 8/22/2019


Cheney plans new elementary school

In a report to the Cheney School Board at its Aug. 14 meeting, district Superintendent Rob Roettger made a surprise announcement — that the district is in the process of a purchase sale and agreement for property in Airway... — Updated 8/22/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

State officials study West Plains traffic

The Washington State Department of Transportation and its partners are taking a fresh look at West Plains’ transportation as growth begins to outpace the area’s roadways... — Updated 8/22/2019


Cheney considers lot size changes, cottage homes

Cheney’s Planning Department is proposing changes to a chapter of its zoning code governing residential developments while also amending that same chapter to deal with the... — Updated 8/22/2019


Jumping for joy

Siblings QuiNya and Dahmonii Gibbons let out some energy next to the inflatable obstacle course at Airway Heights Days in Sunset Park on Aug. 17. Kids and adults alike paired up to... — Updated 8/22/2019


Advocacy teamwork

The Airway Heights City Council made quick work of a busy agenda at its Aug. 20 meeting, approving progress on an agreement with the Kalispel Tribe that has been several months in the making. The council unanimously approved a... — Updated 8/22/2019


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