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Pounded in Pullman

Two years ago the Eastern Washington University Eagles stunned the Washington State Cougars 45-42 in a huge upset football win in 2016. Wazzu was certainly not going to let that happen again as the... Full story

 

Pounded in Pullman

Two years ago the Eastern Washington University Eagles stunned the Washington State Cougars 45-42 in a huge upset football win in 2016. Wazzu was certainly not going to let that happen again as the... Full story

 

Cheney leadership unplugged

The city of Cheney is without another major player in its administrative ranks. Light Department Director Steve Boorman has left the city to take a position with the city of Idaho Falls. Boorman is the second department head to leave Cheney this...

 

Airway Heights' real estate on steady climb

With new businesses moving into Airway Heights and bringing their employees with them, local real estate experts are predicting that rapidly increasing property values will only continue to rise. The city is experiencing an uptick in both commercial...

 

Cheney is hush-hush about WWTP land deal

The Cheney City Council took the unusual step of holding a executive session at the beginning of its Sept. 11 meeting, rather than near the end. After hustling people out of the room for 15 minutes, the council reconvened and approved a short...

 

Airway Heights seeks contract with lobbying firm

As city officials plan to invest more than $20 million in transportation projects over the next six years, the Airway Heights City Council approved a plan to employ a governmental affairs firm to lobby in partnership with the community for local...

 

Are you ready?

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop prepares to lead hundreds of this year's freshmen class in the annual Pass Through the Pillars ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17. Sept. 19 was the beginning of...

 

EWU Gallery of Art presents Katie Creyts' 'Everland' exhibition

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present "Everland," an exhibition of recent works by Katie Creyts, Sept. 27 through Oct. 25. The artist will give a lecture on Wednesday,...

 

EWU offers new online master's in special education

Eastern Washington University has announced the launch of an addition to its current graduate programs – a 100 percent online, accelerated Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education. Students can begin applying to the M.Ed. in Special Educati...

 

Eastern is named a top college for diversity

Eastern Washington University is a recipient of the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...

 

Feeble El Nino is on the way to Inland Northwest

With the start of fall this Saturday, Sept. 22, winter certainly will be here before we know it. And this season it will be officially fueled by a tepid El Nino pattern, noted for its slightly higher...

 

Airway Heights' water tower gets a facelift

The water tower in Sunset Park is getting a makeover this month as the water tower recoat project kicks off in Airway Heights. After several years on the docket, the city is finally tackling the...

 

Getting ready

Cheney's cheerleaders prepare to welcome the Blackhawks football team prior to their Sept. 14 game against Shadle Park at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. Cheney prevailed 42-40 for a...

 

News Briefs

City of Cheney extended compost sales The city of Cheney wants all gardeners and landscapers who use the city’s Eco-Green compost in fall plantings to know that it is selling the material every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. from now through Oct. 19,...

 

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge holding planting annual party Oct. 13

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work part Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the refuge. This is part of an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitat that benefits area wildlife species,...

 

Law enforcement conduct distracted driving patrols this weekend in Cheney

Motorists in Cheney, particularly on First Street downtown and near Eastern Washington University, might want to pay attention to their driving this Thursday through Saturday. The Washington State Patrol, along with units from the Cheney Police...

 

Stroll through dining

One of two deer nibbles on a bush at a residence along Washington Street near Eastern Washington University's Red Barn last Friday evening....

 

Dyed in the face fan

This Eastern Washington University football fan was all in with his support of the Eagles last Saturday in Pullman. But there was not much anyone could do to stem the “Air Raid” offense that dismantled Eastern 59-24 at Martin...

 

The world shouldn't be your garbage can

What is it that prompts people to toss their bag of fast food garbage along the side of the road for someone else to clean up, and not just on the passenger side floorboard for disposal at home in the trash can? Or what was it that made it right for...

 

Avoid trouble tweeting - especially when on the job

Editor’s note: Much of the content for this column came from the most recent edition of HR Magazine, which is the magazine for the Society of Human Resources Management. Since President Trump took office, the attention to social media has mushroome...

 

The perils of living one's life solely with plastic

I received a call from my credit card company last week informing me that my card had been used in Brazil, and I needed to verify a 36-cent charge at a fast food outlet in Rio. I have never been to Rio. It is on my list behind Rome, Australia, and...

 

New transit center leaves rider speechless

Sunday, Sept. 16, was the first day the new Spokane Transit Authority’s West Plains Transit Center was open. I went from Medical Lake on Route 62 to the WPTC and transferred to Route 64, which was enroute from Cheney to Spokane. The connection was...

 

McMorris Roger's campaign violations

To the recent indictments of U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) for insider trading and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) for campaign finance violations, Eastern Washington voters need to add that the Congressional Ethics Committee found credible...

 

Brown and Wilson will bind country together

Recently there was an alt-right gun rally in Spokane. The gun activists wallpapered themselves with assault weapons and strutted about for needed attention. The candidate for 6th District state representative, Jenny Graham, was there supporting...

 

Local tattoo shops pass on nearby convention

The buzzing of tattoo machines from all directions, the smell of green soap and colorful, permanent ink decorating everyone you meet — the sights and sounds of a tattoo convention make for a singular experience. It’s one that Eastern Washington...

 

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