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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 25, 2018

Cheney police shoot man with beanbag rounds

Amina Kahn was in her bedroom getting dressed after a shower to go to Wal-Mart when she heard the yelling coming through the window of the North Third Street duplex in Cheney. The 53-year-old mother and grandmother said she knew immediately people...

 

A little late, or a lot early

Drivers on Cheney's First Street likely noticed that the banner promoting Eastern Washington University's Homecoming activities this weekend wasn't quite accurate with the date. City Administrator...

 

West Plains legislative battles

Holy, Lewis square off to see who will replace Baumgartner BY PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter With the resignation of incumbent 6th District Sen. Michael Baumgartner who is running for Spokane Country Treasurer, his seat is being contested by 6th...

 

EWU HarvestFest offers three Halloween events

This year's annual Eastern Washington University HarvestFest will be three events in one. According to Brian Davenport, EWU's director of community engagement, the annual trick or treating around...

 

Cheney scrambles to make room for additional students

The construction of several new classrooms in multiple schools could not have come at a better time for the Cheney School District, considering it’s in the process of adding several classrooms due to the influx of students since school started...

 

Dr. Dotson: Cheney assistant superintendent's academic milestone

It was a momentous week for Cheney's Assistant Superintendent Sean Dotson as he celebrated a significant achievement - earning his doctorate in educational leadership from Washington State...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 25, 2018

Candidates given spotlight at chamber breakfast

For candidates appearing at last Wednesday’s West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s “Candidates Spotlight,” the top issues facing the 6th Legislative District were as wide and diverse as the region they hope to represent. State senate hopeful...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 25, 2018

Finally, a full city council in Medical Lake

For the first time in several months, the Medical Lake City Council had its full complement of members on hand to address the agenda for the Oct. 16 meeting. New appointee Don Kennedy sat on the council for the first time. City Administrator Doug...

 

Airway Heights plans to ask Legislature for $10 million

As the city of Airway Heights prepares to present $10 million agenda to the state Legislature for the 2019 session, staff is debating which projects in need of additional funding should be prioritized, and it looks like the city’s recreation...

 

News Briefs

Input needed on people with transportation special needs The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is looking for input on a plan that addresses the transportation needs of some of the area’s most vulnerable citizens. The Spokane County...

 

Street of screams

Steve and Kym Grime's home in Golden Hills is well-known for excelling at going to the ghouls and goblins at Halloween, and 2018 will be no exception as they and their neighbors prepare to greet...

 

Two major bypasses in Airway Heights' future plans

With Airway Heights facing transportation challenges across the city, local officials think they may have found a solution to some of the issues stemming from the surge of recent growth in the West Plains — bypasses. A bypass is a road or highway...

 

Hoping for a gusher

Cheney officials and 6th District legislators christened the redrilling of Cheney's Well 3 on Oct. 12. The legislators were responsbile for getting $750,000 in state funding to help the city get it's...

 

Not responding to media seldom kills a story

In his 2011 book “Republic Lost,” author Lawrence Lessig relates a story told him from a member of congress, who was faced with returning phone calls from his hotel room after a hard day of campaigning. Lessig said that upon returning to his...

 

Demand drives supply - we must control demand

I was reading a book the other day with the television as background noise. The book wasn’t very good, so I was waiting for something other than a political ad when a statement caught my ear. I can usually ignore statements I disagree with, but...

 

Brown doesn't endorse those who hang with thugs

What would you do if your child was found hanging out with thugs? I imagine first sitting the child down to attempt to uncover how it happened. Setting some limits and seeking help. Perhaps even moving depending on how severe the situation. What if i...

 

The choice is indeed clear in 5th District - it's Cathy

 The tax increases and policies that Lisa Brown has supported throughout her political career clearly show she believes in bigger government. Citizens must remember that every dollar the government takes from us is one less dollar of our own...

 

Brown supported cuts in funding for college students

I am sure I’m not alone in being stunned at how much Lisa Brown was paid by Washington State University. She earned more than $1 million in three years working for WSU in Spokane. On top of her $364,000 salary, it recently emerged that Lisa got an...

 

Most people want effective government, not inflexibility

Recently, a group of concerned private citizens formed an organization called “People For Effective Government” or “PEG.” We come from all walks of life with one common goal: to bring more civility to public discourse and to encourage less p...

 

Vote to retain Judge Shelley Szambelan for Position 10

As a practicing attorney and member of the West Plains community I encourage everyone to vote to retain Judge Shelley Szambelan for Spokane County Superior Court Position 10. Judge Szambelan has the patience, intelligence, integrity, ethics,...

 

McMorris Rodgers is reason for good veteran healthcare

Working in ticketing at the Spokane County Fair, I met a gentleman with a “Vietnam Veteran” cap. After I thanked him for his service, we had a pleasant conversation.  He told me when and where he had served and added that he’d been diagnosed...

 

Nancy Elaine Nelson

Nancy Elaine Nelson passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side on Oct. 18, 2018 in Cheney. She was born Nov. 26, 1943 in Seattle and was blessed to be adopted and raised by her...

 

Community Service at St. Anne's

On Saturday, Oct. 20, Washington's 81st JROTC at Medical Lake High School helped out at St. Anne's Catholic Church. There were 18 cadets in attendance to help with tasks such as ripping out carpet,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 6, 2008 An Airway Heights resident was sentenced to 95 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of court supervision for possession of child pornography. The Cheney-Spokane chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute sponsored...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church On this “Stewardship Sunday” on Oct. 28, pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon about the financing of Jesus’ ministry. Credit will be given to the women who kept the ministry afloat. The text will be...

 

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