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Suspect, officers identified in shooting

Law enforcement officials have released the names of the suspect and the Cheney police officers who were involved in a Sept. 3 shooting incident in parking lot of Mitchell’s Harvest Foods. In a Sept. 6 news release, the Spokane County Medical...

 

What's behind the water tap?

A very non-descript building in Four Lakes, just off State Route 904, has within its walls a lot of responsibility. The block structure houses the behind-the-scenes work of the Four Lakes Water...

 

Parkside preparation

Work has begun on preparing a 3.6-acre site across North Eighth Street from the Cheney pool for the new Parkside Commons, a 96-unit student housing complex. Contractors are getting 16 duplexes at the...

 

Cheney looks at consultant for water issues

City of Cheney officials are putting together a request for qualifications/quote (RFQ) they hope will get City Council approval and allow them to go out and hire a consultant to address the city’s water supply issues. “We’d like a fresh set of...

 

Cheney looks at consultant for water issues

City of Cheney officials are putting together a request for qualifications/quote (RFQ) they hope will get City Council approval and allow them to go out and hire a consultant to address the city’s water supply issues. “We’d like a fresh set of...

 

Code enforcer makes progress in Airway Heights

After three months on the job, Airway Heights code enforcement officer Kristina Blake is making serious headway on the problems facing the city and the results speak for themselves. In June, Blake became the city’s first code enforcement officer...

 

Cheney District reaches agreement with teachers

After months of negotiations and more than 25 meetings, the Cheney School District and its teachers’ union avoided a strike and reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday, Sept. 10. The Cheney Education Association...

 

Spokane Transit Authority's West Plains center opens Sept. 16

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter According to Spokane Transit Authority officials, the West Plains Transit Center will be opening for business this Sunday, Sept. 16, marking the completion of a...

 

Kim Best steps down as Cheney recreation manager after 14 years with department

Cheney Recreation Manager Kim Best has stepped down after almost 15 years with the Parks and Recreation Department. Best’s last day was Sept. 6. In farewell letter sent Sept. 5 to “Community Partners,” Best said it was an emotional moment...

 

After market

Several Frog Hollow 4-H Club steers take a break after going through the livestock auction last Sunday at the Spokane Interstate Fair....

 

Airway Heights council OKs recreation center jobs

The Airway Heights City Council moved swiftly through a busy action agenda at their Sept. 4 meeting, discussing eco-friendly operations possibilities and planning for the new job positions that will...

 

SRTC proposes over $818 million in projects

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is proposing to invest over $800 million in the local transportation system in the next several years and is looking for input on the projects that money would be spent on. SRTC has completed the...

 

The best approach is to wait for answers

Like the rest of you, I want some answers to why a knife-wielding man was shot and killed in Mitchell’s Harvest Foods parking lot late Sept. 3 by three Cheney police officers. Unlike some of you, however, I’m willing to wait before I start...

 

Can there be a middle ground in the abortion debate?

I recently took my grandson back to the Midwest to get better acquainted with some of his relatives. He is only recently aware that he is related to a huge clan of Midwesterners. While there, I watched as two of my kinfolks debated whether or not...

 

Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses

When one approaches the Tri-Cities, it is impossible to ignore Lampson International’s monstrous cranes in its Pasco assembly yard. Those gantries stand out like the Space Needle in Seattle and reach over 560 feet into the sky. Like the Space...

 

Cheney teachers need competitive salaries

Last evening (Sept. 10, the Cheney School District teachers staged an informational picketing of the district administrative offices supporting their negotiations team during an arbitration meeting with the administrative team. Teachers are requestin...

 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers strong on pro-life

I want to thank Cathy McMorris Rodgers for speaking at the pro-life Rally in Spokane Valley. Her speech was touching as well as inspirational. Everyone in the room was moved to a standing ovation, numerous times. Cathy touched on the importance of...

 

Lisa Brown Cheney office open for questions

Local supporters of Lisa Brown for Congress invite you to join them for coffee and doughnuts on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cheney field office for the Lisa Brown campaign, 1010 First St., Suite A. Bring your questions for Lisa and...

 

News Briefs

Trulove to speak at PEG meeting Former Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 18 meeting of the People for Effective Government (PEG), a Spokane based non-partisan group of center-left and center-right voters who are...

 

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. Family members may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern,...

 

Delicate hues

A jet's contrail is framed by the colors of the setting sun over Cheney wheatfields last Tuesday, Sept. 4....

 

Leaving no doubt

When we last visited the Eastern Washington Eagles football team in 2017 they were licking the wounds of having been left out of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. That helped the team... Full story

 

Leaving no doubt

When we last visited the Eastern Washington Eagles football team in 2017 they were licking the wounds of having been left out of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. That helped the team... Full story

 

Cards battle

The Medical Lake Cardinals, under new head coach Jeremy Bahr, opened their 2018 football season falling to St. Maries, Idaho 42-20, Aug. 31 at Holliday Field. While the Cards have now lost 19... Full story

 

Cards battle

The Medical Lake Cardinals, under new head coach Jeremy Bahr, opened their 2018 football season falling to St. Maries, Idaho 42-20, Aug. 31 at Holliday Field. While the Cards have now lost 19... Full story

 

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