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 By Lee Hughes    News 

Lefevre Street Bakery and Cafe reopens under new ownership

MEDICAL LAKE - After much anticipation from local and regional customers, Lefevre Street Bakery and Cafe reopened today, Jan. 24, after a six-month hiatus that saw the business... — Updated 1/24/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Raising the roof

Medical Lake students try to out-yell their Cheney counterparts during a competition that was part of last Saturday’s annual Golden Feather Spirit Game between the two schools.... — Updated 1/24/2020


Legal Notices January 23, 2020

 — Updated 1/23/2020  PDF


Information regarding Census Bureau field staff and scams

The United States Department of Commerce, Office of Security, has been notifying law enforcement that Census Bureau field staff will be contacting residents to verify addresses and gather information related to the once-per-decade... — Updated 1/23/2020


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 14 Second-degree theft/credit card fraud was reported on the 500 block of Short Street. Jan. 15 The sudden death of a 74-year-old female was reported on the 2200 block of North 6th Street. Steven J. Baum, 37, was... — Updated 1/23/2020


Cheney sets water, internet and transportation as priorities

CHENEY – The state Legislature began its 60-day short session on Monday, Jan. 13, and legislators will be hearing from a lot of people on a lot of issues over the next two... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News 

St. Johns Lutheran welcomes new pastors

MEDICAL LAKE — St. Johns Lutheran Church has a new pastor. Two, actually. Greg and Carol Yeager arrived in mid-December and began tending to their flock that includes Emmanuel Lut... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News 

Footprints in snow lead to Medical Lake prowler arrest

MEDICAL LAKE — A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested an alleged vehicle prowler after backtracking the man’s footprints in the snow early Monday morning, Jan. 13. Deputy... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Council delays Mary Street easement

CHENEY – The City Council unanimously approved extending a public hearing on a request to vacate a portion of a city right of way on 1st Street in order to make a more sellable... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News 

Long-time Medical Lake city attorney retiring

MEDICAL LAKE — After 37 years as the city’s legal representative, city attorney Cynthia McMullen is hanging it up — finally. Hired by Mayor Don Johns as city attorney and pro... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Working the halls in Olympia

OLYMPIA – With the Legislature in session for a short 60 days, most of the action will be pretty fast and furious, with 150 bills having already been pre-filed for consideration.... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Snow protocol - or who does what when the white stuff falls

CHENEY – While temperatures are warming, with the end of winter still officially over two months away the chances are still good the area will see more snow — including some... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Senate Democrats push for mandatory training for conceal-carry permit

OLYMPIA -- A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants  to complete a safety course. Senate Bill 6294 would require conceal-carry permit holders to complete a eight hours of training that... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    News

Palouse to Cascades trail report to legislators seeks input from Adams County landowners

A meeting about the Adams and Whitman County portion of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail was well attended in Ritzville on Jan. 8, with over 30 community members,... — Updated 1/21/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Counties' Republicans want Rep. Shea reinstated

SPOKANE VALLEY – As the Legislature opened its 60-day session, Republicans outside Olympia lined up behind Rep. Matt Shea, saying he's being "Trumped" by Democrats and Republican... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    News

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at check out

OLYMPICA -- In an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill banning retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state of Washington is moving in the... — Updated 1/17/2020


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 5 Second-degree theft was reported on the 200 block of College Avenue. Cash was taken. Jan. 6 Police took an information report only for the school resource officer on the 200 block of G Street. A civil dispute was... — Updated 1/16/2020


Deputies defuse and help disorderly, paranoid male

SPOKANE — Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies successfully defused a probable drug-related disorderly, paranoia situation in North Spokane last week. On Jan. 9, at approximately 3:50 a.m., deputies responded to several 911 calls... — Updated 1/16/2020


Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the State Supreme Court, Republicans proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters approved. “It is just a clean $30... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News

Early morning West Terrace house fire quickly doused by firefighters

SPOKANE COUNTY — The occupants of a home in West Terrace avoided what could have been a more catastrophic fire after placing a precautionary call to emergency services early... — Updated 1/16/2020


GOP senators propose free use of state parks

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville,... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News

Medical Lake gun club opponents to get day in court

MEDICAL LAKE — Opponents of the Spokane Gun Club’s proposed shooting range north of the city are getting their day in court on Friday. A suit filed in Spokane Superior Court by... — Updated 1/16/2020


West Plains Angels cap year with big events

CHENEY – It’s was a busy year for the charitable organization, the West Plains Angels, in 2019, and while president Tony Blount is planning on even more fund raising events in 2... — Updated 1/16/2020


Tribe moves forward with plans

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – For many standing in the audience gathered around a three-tiered cake at the Spokane Tribe Casino, this day didn’t seem possible. The casino kicked off a... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News

ML council passes tax credit resolution

MEDICAL LAKE — The City Council got to work at its first meeting of the new decade with some newly elected members, and approving a slew of contracts and a tax credit resolution f... — Updated 1/16/2020


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