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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports 

Blackhawks fall to Mt. Spokane in 3A classification volleyball debut

CHENEY - Having over a year off and moving up a classification was going to be challenge enough for the Blackhawks volleyball program. Throw in having to face the reigning 3A state... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

A new look

Cheney High School cheerleaders Chloe Hewes, Morgan Hayes, McKinley Gerard and Emma Miller (right to left) provide inspiration and an example of proper mask wearing during the... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Help comes to Malden

MALDEN – Mayor Dan Harwood accepted a $20,000 check Tuesday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Fire Department. The donation from the Washington Fire Chiefs association was presented to t... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Roundabout tip-over

A 52-foot gooseneck vehicle hauler and pickup tipped over Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, in the roundabout at the intersection of state Highway 902, West Geiger Boulevard and West... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Sprague school levy garners overwhelming support

SPRAGUE — Unofficial special election results tallied Tuesday night, Feb. 9, show the School District levy passing with overwhelming support. According to the Lincoln County Auditor's Office, the initial tallied showed with 145 v... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Rosalia voters giving thumbs up to at-large seats

ROSALIA — Voters in this rural Whitman County community are supporting a ballot measure to convert two School Board seats to at-large positions. In an initial tally of Tuesday's special election, School District voters were... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Lamont School District levy failing

LAMONT — A requested two-year replacement educational programs and operations levy continued to fall short Wednesday, Feb. 10, following a tally of late-arriving ballots in the special election. As of 3:51 p.m., the measure that... — Updated 2/10/2021


Words can reveal writer's political stances

Why are Roger Harnack’s opinion pieces labeled as news articles instead of being in the editorial section (“Gov. Inslee keeps Eastern Washington locked down,” Cheney Free Press online, Jan. 21, 2021). Terms like “so... — Updated 2/5/2021

 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Whitman statues should remain, part of history

The culture, heritage and history of Eastern Washington — indeed all of Washington and Oregon history — is under fire again in Olympia. I’m talking about an effort this year... — Updated 2/5/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Students call on board to open Pullman schools

PULLMAN – Four students took the School Board and employees to task Wednesday night for failing to get them back on campus even though the governor and the Centers for Disease... — Updated 1/29/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee keeps Eastern Washington locked down

SPOKANE – A day after Sen. Andy Billig said area residents would be "glad" about the expected loosening of coronavirus restrictions, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is keeping the East region pinned down. In addition, Eastern... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Rosenau named Franklin County assessor

PASCO — In a split decision, financier John Rosenau has been named as Franklin County assessor. Rosenau edged Franklin County Deputy Assessor Piper Mitchell and applicant James Gimenez in the Franklin County Commission selection... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Newhouse votes to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington's two Republican congressional representatives were on opposite sides of the House vote to impreach President Donald Trump for a second time. Fourth Congressional District Rep. Dan Newhouse... — Updated 1/14/2021


Inflammatory language not helpful in fighting COVID

Roger Harnack’s Jan. 7, 2021 Cheney Free Press article, “Pushing back against bureaucratic harassment,” is troubling. Within the article, the governor and state workers are accused of “illegally” and ... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Two arrested on opening day of legislative session

OLYMPIA – Two people were arrested this morning, Monday, Jan. 11, as the Legislature entered session behind locked gates. Early in the morning, a woman parked her RV in front of... — Updated 1/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Guardsmen, troopers ready for protests

OLYMPIA -- The Washington National Guard and the Washington State Patrol took up positions around the Capitol today in advance of the opening of the legislative session. Their... — Updated 1/10/2021


State releases new regional COVID-19 plan

CHENEY — Area restaurants, bars and gyms may be able to reopen indoor services as soon as Jan. 11 under another coronavirus-related plan release by Gov. Jay Inslee during a press... — Updated 1/7/2021


Pushing back against bureaucratic harassment

SPOKANE - Extortion, blackmail and harassment. That's what the more than 50 area restaurant and tavern owners and their supporters called Liquor and Cannabis Board officers' threats... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

McMorris Rodgers to oppose, Newhouse to approve, Electoral College results

UPDATED Jan. 5, 2021 at 3:56 p.m. -- CNN has just released a statement from 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that after witnessing the pro-Trump violence in Washington D.C.... — Updated 1/6/2021 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    News

Spokane protesters to rally at liquor board office

SPOKANE - Protesters are expected to pack the parking lot of the Liquor and Cannabis Board office at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, to rally for restaurants and taverns trying to keep indoor table service - and their businesses -... — Updated 1/5/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee extends shutdown to Jan. 11

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee this morning extended his coronavirus lockdown measures until 11:59 p.m. Jan. 11, “unless otherwise extended.” Jan. 11 is the opening day of the upcoming legislative session, and Democrats Sen. Andy... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

The Black Diamond still offering inside service

SPOKANE VALLEY — Despite 447 coronavirus-related complaints about businesses in Spokane Valley between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, at least one local entrepreneur is keeping his doors open for inside eating and drinking. The Black... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Call it prohibition version 2.0

On Dec. 18, 1917, Congress proposed the 18th Amendment, which would later make it illegal to make, buy, sell or drink alcohol. Two years later, after ratification Jan. 16, 1919,... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Coronavirus vaccinations may start Tuesday

OLYMPIA – Health care workers in the state could start receiving a Wuhan coronavirus vaccine as early as Tuesday. During a press conference this morning, Sunday, Dec. 13, Gov. Jay Inslee said doses of a vaccine should arrive... — Updated 12/13/2020


Schoesler steps down as Senate minority leader

RITZVILLE — A local lawmaker is stepping down from his leadership position in the state Senate, but he is not retiring. Sen. Mark G. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, confirmed Tuesday... — Updated 12/3/2020


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