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Robert Eugene McDonald

Robert (Mac) McDonald, 73, of Clarkston, Wash. died Friday, June 19, 2020, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Pikeminnow anglers up and down the Columbia and... — Updated 6/24/2020 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    News

Area lakes to reopen May 5th

FOUR LAKES – Fishing will resume here and on other lakes and rivers statewide beginning May 5. Following two weeks of growing protests over the state’s ban on fishing, Gov. Jay... — Updated 4/30/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Hundreds protest state's boating, fishing ban

RICHLAND — Under the watchful eye of a city park ranger, hundreds of protesters from across Eastern Washington launched boats and filled Columbia Point Park today calling on Gov.... — Updated 4/21/2020


Big deal, so I 'flunked retirement?'

By PAUL DELANEY Staff reporter SPOKANE — Under cover of darkness. Sneaking in the back door. Or better yet, call it making good on a pledge. Quietly, my old byline that was officially retired to the Cheney Free Press archives... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Messing with nature has consequences

The state Legislature has directed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove the catch limits on bass, walleye and channel catfish in all waters of the state where they coexist with salmon. It seems that someone in... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Dams are the Pacific Northwest's flood busters

A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain producing states were under... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Medical Lake boys, girls ranked in Class 1A cross country

MEDICAL LAKE – The Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association ranked the Cardinals boys and girls cross country teams in the Class 1A poll this week going into the... — Updated 10/28/2019

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Departments making own rules are not responsible to public

There is a branch of our government that is independent of the three branches we study in school. This branch usually operates in the shadows overlooked by both the people and the Legislature. It makes its own rules with the same... — Updated 10/24/2019


Salmon, steelhead fisheries close for season

PASCO – Most salmon and steelhead fishing closed on the Columbia River downstream of the Tri-Cities today following a season of low return runs. The Hanford/Ringgold salmon fishery remains open, state Department of Fish and... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Roger Harnack    News

Fish managers request notice before irrigation shutdown

SUNNYSIDE – State officials want farmers and ranchers to notify them before shutting off irrigation for the winter. On Monday, state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Removing Snake River dams is unwise for a multitude of reasons

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake... — Updated 5/23/2019


House Democrats propose budget that includes new taxes

The House of Representatives’ budget proposal includes a capital gains and real estate excise tax along with business and occupation tax changes to raise revenue. The operating, capital, and transportation budget proposals were... — Updated 4/4/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

From the Pacific to the Inland Northwest

This is a story of sea captains, a car ferry in an unexpected place, and true love. Driving north from Wilbur over the rolling wheat fields along the northern edge of the Columbia... — Updated 4/4/2019


Cheney's newest restaurant is OK with using 'mister'

For starters, the “M.R.” in the name of Cheney’s newest restaurant stands for the first names of the two men behind the venture — Mitch and Roger — not the prefix... — Updated 1/24/2019

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

21 and done – Cards snap losing streak

Medical Lake used a fast start to get the lead, then relied on a staunch defense to seal the school's first football victory in over two years, topping visiting 2B Dayton-Waitsburg... — Updated 9/27/2018


Charles Prentice

Charles Prentice was born Feb. 22, 1940 and passed away on Sept. 19, 2018. He had been a resident of Cheney since 1952. He was born in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, and moved to... — Updated 9/27/2018

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Columbia River Treaty talks are too vital to ignore

While most of our attention in the Pacific Northwest these days is on trade wars, tariffs and wildfires, there are critical talks underway between the U.S. and Canada over future al... — Updated 8/23/2018


Class gathering

The Cheney High School class of 1978 held its 40th reunion over the Aug. 3-4 weekend. The gathering began Friday afternoon with a "Best Ball" golf tournament at the Fairways Golf... — Updated 8/23/2018

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Somehow 'Once bitten, twice shy' never sunk its teeth

What are those old axioms: “Once bitten, twice shy,” or “Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me?” They came to mind as I was trying to figure out what to write in this space. I was racing to get a week’s wor... — Updated 7/5/2018

 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion

The 'Three Amigos' are united once again

Perhaps the following belongs on the sports page? Maybe in Neighbors or in obits? Or possibly nowhere on these pages? But in what I always call a “target-rich” environment for op-ed, the opportunity to reflect is a great way... — Updated 4/12/2018

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Water pressure mounting in West as population goes up

As we deal with our population growth, we must address sufficient supplies of drinkable fresh water for residential, commercial, agriculture, fisheries and industrial needs. Not onl... — Updated 4/5/2018


Medical Lake directors get security updates

Some fun preempted the regular routine of business at the March 27 Medical Lake School Board meeting. Staged at Hallett Elementary School, fourth grade students under the guidance of Terri Remendowski showed off work they had been... — Updated 4/5/2018

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

A forgotten side of the Alamo can be seen in Washington State

Most of the 2.5 million annual Alamo visitors focus on the epic 1836 battle in which a small band of brave Texans was eventually overrun by the Mexican army. Folk heroes like Davy... — Updated 3/29/2018


Solution for dams is common sense for the Northwest

There’s good news for the Pacific Northwest and the federal hydrosystem that powers it. Inland Power supports our legislators in their effort to save the dams and protect our natural, renewable and affordable energy source. Key... — Updated 8/3/2017


WPLL teams exit early at state tournaments

The West Plains Little League Majors All-Star team competed in the Washington State Little League Tournament this past weekend in Federal Way. The team played against Walla Walla... — Updated 7/21/2017


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