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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 30, 2018

Where work and school mix

Students paying their way through college by working part-time is the stuff of legend — or at the least, feel-good nostalgia from our grandparents generation. You know, the ones who endured the Great Depression and fought World War II. But at 44 co...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 30, 2018

Update on tribute wall given to ML council

It's not often that the "Interested Citizens" part of the Medical Lake City Council meeting takes top billing, but in a relatively swiftly conducted Aug. 21 session that's exactly what happened....

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 30, 2018

School wear

Incoming Cheney High School freshman Rebecca Purviance prints some shirts at the Future Business Leaders of America Club's press at the high school. The shirt design Purviance was working on for the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 30, 2018

With election certified, it's on to November

With certification on Aug. 21, the results of Spokane County’s Aug. 7 primary become official and with it a more endorsed beginning to the races slated for November’s General Election. With elections in even-numbered years dealing only with...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 30, 2018

Airway Heights council approves public art program

The Airway Heights City Council put into motion at their Aug. 20 meeting a plan to develop a public art program for U.S. Highway 2. Several roundabouts are planned to go along U.S. 2 in the coming months, and these roundabouts present a unique opport...

 

Wrapping up a purpose-driven career

When Sharon Throop saw the help wanted ad from the Cheney School District in a local newspaper, she thought such a position might carry something unique from other administrative posts. "Working for...

 

Luis Cruz addresses Cheney staff on reaching students

Not even a fire alarm and a brief evacuation could keep the teachers of the Cheney School District from switching roles and becoming students for the day on Aug. 23. The district welcomed renowned... Full story

 

Cheney's Michelle Larson receives doctorate

The University of Wyoming announced in an Aug. 2 news release that former Cheney resident Michele D. Larson had been awarded her doctorate at the completion of the 2018 spring semester. The University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and...

 

New coal regulations not worth the risk

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released the details of its new plan to roll back federal pollution restrictions on coal-burning power plants in an attempt to buoy the languishing coal industry and replace stricter Obama-era...

 

Some suggestions on how we can improve our country

A friend and I were engaged in a bit of fanciful wishful thinking the other day when he asked me how I would improve our country with a $100 million or so. I quickly ran down the list of national problems we are rapidly leaving for our...

 

Trade wars hit Washington's cherry growers hard

Last April, Washington wheat, apple and cherry growers hoped U.S. and China trade negotiators would resolve differences and prevent imposition of damaging tariffs on our state’s leading crops. Unfortunately, that did not happened and the costs are...

 

McMorris Rodgers supports veterans

One of Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ signature campaign promises has always been that she will help get veterans the care they deserve and that she has the military’s back. Cathy has fulfilled this promise in bounds. In just the last few years, Cathy...

 

Reasons our ancestors immigrated vary

While waiting outside the Spokane Valley City Council in July, I met an elderly woman who was very proud that she grew up in Idaho and now lived in the Spokane Valley. We had a brief discussion about immigration, and she just couldn’t understand...

 

Airway Heights plans to move Sunset Park telemetry

The Airway Heights City Council at their Aug. 20 meeting approved a project to move water telemetry equipment from the restrooms in Sunset Park to another location and demolish the restroom building. Telemetry equipment that gives the city’s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 30, 2018

ML area farmer chosen for national award from Bayer

Jody Young spends long days dedicated to tending his land so it will produce crops to help feed the nation - and maybe the world. The Medical Lake area farmer's hard work and good fortune will allow...

 

Cheney grad goes 'Rogue' in Hollywood

One of Hollywood's more ambitious projects is headed for theaters soon, and it's coming with a local connection. Cheney High School graduate Andrew DeCesare has been busy working on the upcoming... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 11, 2008 The Airway Heights Wal-Mart caught backlash from the community after it was revealed that they were selling merchandise featuring local high school logos without returning any profit to the schools. The Cheney City...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Remember the saying: “We have never done it that way?” Want something new? Interested in the teachings of Jesus? We are interested in the Bible and its teachings. We are interested in the old ways and the new ways....

 

Spokane Tribe Casino launches live music series

The Spokane Tribe Casino is hosting a live music series at the Three Peaks Bar + Kitchen, the restaurant inside the casino. The music series, titled “Live at Three Peaks,” will take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and feature a variety...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

County library facilities closed for Labor Day All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 to observe Labor Day. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 4. Spokane County Library District’s online...

 

Harvest and dry flowers for year-round enjoyment

By MELINDA MYERS Contributor Enjoy your flower garden's beauty all year long. Harvest and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft projects or as gifts for friends and family. Pick the f...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 21 An abandoned auto was towed from the 200 block of West Fifth Street. Police impounded a silver, 2001 Ford Taurus. Joanna R. Saunders, 23, was arrested on the 1000 block of Betz Road for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence. Jessica...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 30, 2018

Eastern, Central renew longtime rivalry

Decades before football games between Eastern Washington and Montana were marked on the calendar well in advance, their first and arguably the most notable rivals were the Central Washington Wildcats....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 30, 2018

New Cards' grid coach is raring to go

There's excitement in Jeremy Bahr's voice as the Medical Lake alum gets ready for his dream job head coaching debut at his alma mater Friday night at Holliday Field. That's where his Cardinals take...

 

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