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Eagles shut down Vandals

For the first time since 1994, the University of Idaho ventured to Cheney to face Eastern Washington which send the Vandals back to Moscow with a 38-14 loss.... Full story

 

Eagles shut down Vandals

For the first time since 1994, the University of Idaho ventured to Cheney to face Eastern Washington which send the Vandals back to Moscow with a 38-14 loss.... Full story

 

Cardinals 'turn over' football victory to Stags

It was one of those contests where the final score certainly did not indicate how really close this final Northeast A League football game was, or could have been. Deer Park's 41-13 win on Oct. 26 at... Full story

 

Cardinals return to state cross country

The Medical Lake program that began by getting a couple of feet inside the door nine years ago, and over the last half-dozen seasons has become a dominant force in high school cross country in... Full story

 

Cardinals return to state cross country

The Medical Lake program that began by getting a couple of feet inside the door nine years ago, and over the last half-dozen seasons has become a dominant force in high school cross country in... Full story

 

Cardinals return to state cross country

The Medical Lake program that began by getting a couple of feet inside the door nine years ago, and over the last half-dozen seasons has become a dominant force in high school cross country in... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 1, 2018

Shooting at Zip's injures three

Law enforcement officials still don’t know who or why someone opened fire on people dining at Cheney’s Zip’s restaurant early Saturday morning. Three individuals, all unrelated men in their 20s, were injured and transported to an area...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 1, 2018

Cheney council adopts large user policy

Cheney’s City Council members believe they have taken steps to protect the city’s electrical system from becoming over-taxed by large users locating in Cheney due to its cheap power. At its Oct. 23 meeting, the council passed an updated line exte...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 1, 2018

Gathering of Blackhawks

Former Cheney High School teammates, but now Big Sky Conference foes, Ty Graham (2016, Keenan Williams (2015) and Chris Fuentes (2017) met on the red turf at Eastern Washington University's Roos...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 1, 2018

Volz, Murano vie for 6th District House seat

The race for the 6th District state House of Representatives Position 1 pits incumbent Mike Volz against political newcomer Kay Murano. Volz, a Republican, is seeking a second term, defeating Lynnette Vehrs in 2016, 55.34 – 44.66. He is a veteran,...

 

French, Anthony battle for commissioner

The race for Spokane County Commissioner in District 3 has heated up in recent weeks, as incumbent Al French takes on political newcomer Robbi Anthony. French has served as County Commissioner for nearly eight years. The GOP candidate currently...

 

Sunset's Radtke named Educator of the Year

Sunset Elementary physical education teacher Nels Radtke received the "Educator of the Year" award from the West Plains Chamber of Commerce at the Best of the West Gala hosted by the chamber Oct. 26....

 

Medical Lake School Board makes quick work of agenda

Maybe it was the urgency to get to watch game one of the 2018 World Series, but whatever the reason, the Medical Lake School Board was in and out of its Oct. 23 meeting in quick fashion, under 30 minutes. The board gave unanimous approval to a...

 

Cheney School Board plans for school districts' boundary review

The Cheney School Board discussed its upcoming boundary review and heard several project updates at their Oct. 24 meeting, including an assessment of the Cheney High School athletics program by Athletics Director Jeff Chandler. The board heard the...

 

Tops in the class

Medical Lake High School band teacher Craig Johnson passed up being officially honored last Friday, Oct. 26 as that district's West Plains Chamber of Commerce "Educator of the Year" at the group's...

 

Eastern Washington reopens Pence Union Building

Eastern Washington University has reopened its "living room." Hundreds of university students, faculty and staff gathered near the central campus commons to celebrate the ribbon cutting that formally...

 

Eastern Washington faculty art exhibit opens

Eastern Washington University's Gallery of Art is presenting it's 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition beginning Thursday, Nov. 8. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at noon at the gallery....

 

Initiative 1631: investing in health and resiliency

The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released in October was a wake-up call to countries all across the world. The report describes the continued rising seas, wildfires, and more frequent and extreme storms we have been...

 

I-1631 costs too much, does nothing for climate

When you live in Eastern Washington, particularly outside of the city, you spend a lot of time in the car. Driving long distances is a necessity here, whether for business or just to see friends and family. That’s why I dug into the facts on...

 

Brown will break the gridlock of divisiveness

As I write this I am still in a state of shock. We recently had a yard sale in our rural neighborhood. I was told that a “conservative” person declined to come to the sale because we were “too liberal.” We don’t have a sign at the end of...

 

Brown should disavow Obama endorsement

All candidates should be consistent in their views and no candidate should accept support when the person endorsing her has admitted to a dubious past when they were a teenager. It is best to put distance from these types of people with a troubled...

 

Jessa Lewis is the more qualified candidate

Please don’t be fooled by a recent mailer urging voters to write in Joe Pakootas instead of voting for a very qualified candidate, Jess Lewis, in the upcoming 6th District senate race. Pakootas was shocked to see this false mailer, and has stated...

 

CMR backpedals on health care support

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed. People with diabetes, folks previously priced out of the health insurance market by their pre-existing condition, were able to afford insurance. As an ophthalmologist I was able to save or restore the...

 

Debates gloss over McMorris Rodgers' record

So far, I have watched three of the four debates between Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The moderators largely ignore how McMorris Rogers has been voting against the welfare of women, children and families. Back in 2014, at a town hall...

 

Brown's entitlements, deficits don't compute

So let me get this straight. Lisa Brown supports universal health care, free education and all the other entitlements now on the books of the federal government, which represent the majority of the U.S. budget. And she is adamantly against the...

 

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