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Parents protest student masking

SPANGLE — Several hundred people stood on the Liberty High School baseball field Thursday evening, Aug. 12, singing the National Anthem. A World War II-era P-51 fighter flew... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Parents should push back on Olympia masks in schools mandates

Parents of public school students in the 9th Legislative district have had enough of coronavirus-related mandates from Olympia. Shutter schools, curtail sports, wear masks, limit fi... — Updated 8/12/2021


Sheriffs', police chiefs concerned over new laws

SPOKANE VALLEY — Leading law enforcement officers from across Eastern Washington are warning residents that new laws will make it difficult to serve the public on possible... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Cheney Rodeo underway

CHENEY - Rodeo action got underway this afternoon, Friday, July 9, with matinee slack competitions in Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing. Slack is offered when too many competitors... — Updated 7/9/2021


Andrus Road fire near Cheney at 55% containment

CHENEY -- State Patrol officials are reporting that the fire which broke out Monday near Andrus Road has reached 55% containment. Crews utilized infrared technology on the fire... — Updated 7/9/2021 Full story


Sheriff's Office rescuers respond to fall report at Palouse Falls

PALOUSE FALLS - The Frank County Sheriff's Office responded to Palouse Falls about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 8, after a report of an Oregon woman sliding off a trail. The woman,... — Updated 7/9/2021


Fires erupt near Cheney

CHENEY - The Andrus Fire continued to burn Tuesday night, prompting evacuation notices to remain in effect north of the city and east of Four Lakes. The cause of that blaze - the... — Updated 7/8/2021

 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Columbia River Treaty needs renegotiating

Power shortages, rolling brownouts and blackouts? In the Pacific Northwest? One regional utility alone – Avista – had brownouts that affected 15,307 ratepayers last Monday,... — Updated 7/8/2021


Thousands turn out for Freedom Rodeo

BASIN CITY — Thousands of rodeo fans turned out Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, to watch the second Freedom Rodeo. Temperatures neared 100 degrees at performance time Friday... — Updated 7/1/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

High heat expected to smash records

SPOKANE – It's going to be a record-setting day, in terms of high temperatures that is. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Laurie Nisbet in Spokane, the region... — Updated 6/29/2021


Local boat racer wins Unlimited Class

ST. JOHN - A local sprint boat race team that ended a qualifying run after landing upside down in Webb's Slough rebuilt the top half of a motor and finished the high-speed event... — Updated 6/25/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Flammable venting

Spokane County Fire District 3 firefighters monitor a vent pipe for a fuel tank at a Medical Lake home along State Route 902 that was destroyed by fire last Wednesday afternoon.... — Updated 6/24/2021


Putting on the summer patrols

MEDICAL LAKE - The city's parks are getting extra attention this summer. The Medical Lake City Council approved an extra duty service contract at their June 15 meeting. The contract... — Updated 6/24/2021


Two journalists join Free Press

CHENEY — Two new journalists have joined the Cheney Free Press newsroom. Riley Kankelberg, 20, of Camas, and Scott Davis, 23, a Spokane native, began covering news in the Cheney,... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Importance of fatherhood should be celebrated everyday

There’s a lot of talk about endangered species. But the most important endangered species in America, may not be a plant or a wild animal. The most endangered species may... — Updated 6/18/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Importance of fatherhood should be celebrated everyday

There’s a lot of talk about endangered species. But the most important endangered species in America, may not be a plant or a wild animal. The most endangered species may... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Riley Kankelberg    News

Fire destroys Medical Lake home

A house fire burned on State Route 902 near Medical Lake on June 16. The Fire Department was called to 14814 W. at 12:45 p.m. to find the fire already well established. By 4:30... — Updated 6/17/2021 Full story


Rosalia Trestle work may finish June 23

ROSALIA - Crews working on the Rosalia Trestle restoration project expect to wrap up around June 23. In the meantime, motorists on Rosalia Road can expect delays of up to 20... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Mennonite cyclists riding cross-country

TEKOA – A Mennonite cycling group crossing the U.S. to race awareness for climate action rode out of the state on Saturday, June 5, after spending the last several days in... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

John Wayne riders arrive in Tekoa

TEKOA - The John Wayne Trail Riders have reached their final destination. Riders have been arriving here all day today, June 3, following a trek along the 285-mile John Wayne... — Updated 6/7/2021


Fewer south county residents vaccinated

SPOKANE COUNTY — Fewer residents in southern Spokane County are getting vaccinated against the coronavirus than their neighbors further north. According to the tentative figures... — Updated 6/3/2021


Eight-vehicle pileup blocks Interstate 90

SPOKANE – Interstate 90 was closed to traffic for a short time Tuesday evening, May 25, following a crash involving eight vehicles. According to the Washington State Patrol, the c... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

L&I: Businesses must verify vaccination

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Labor and Industries is requiring business owners to verify employees have been vaccinated. Under the new May 21 mandate, the agency is also... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Filing week produces contested Cheney races

CHENEY — Filing week produced only two races that will be contested in the Aug. 3 primary election The battle for Cheney City Council Position No. 3 is the most contested race in... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Small engine tech shutting down

CHENEY – The owner of a small engine repair shop is calling it quits, thanks to coronavirus mandates and shutdowns. Scott Rautio is in the process of closing his business, Cheney... — Updated 5/27/2021


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