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Westbound I-90 off-ramp to Medical Lake/SR 902 set to close this weekend

MEDICAL LAKE – The westbound Interstate 90 off-ramp at the Medical Lake/State Route 902 interchange will be closed this weekend as Washington State Department of Transportation crews remove and reconstruct the ramp. Travelers... — Updated 4/16/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Business park zone change proposed

CHENEY — City officials are proposing to change the zoning of the Industrial and Commerce Park located in southwest Cheney in order to accommodate the location of a self-storage... — Updated 4/16/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Two arrested in Grove shooting

CHENEY — Two Spokane residents have been arrested after they were involved in a drive-by shooting incident at The Grove apartment complex last Wednesday evening. According to police, officers responded to a report of shots at... — Updated 4/15/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 5 Harassment/domestic violence was reported on the 400 block of 4th Street. A suspicious male was reported on the 1700 block of 2nd Street. Financial fraud/attempted phone scam was reported on the 2700 block of 1st... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By John McCallum    News 

Improper lane change

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck leans on the Jersey barrier waiting for a tow truck in the aftermath of a two-vehicle, non-injury accident that took place around 11:48 a.m.... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Sixth District lawmakers move health care, foreclosure protection bills

OLYMPIA - Sixth District lawmakers have been busy with several pieces of legislation this past session that address issues ranging from health care benefits to foreclosure... — Updated 4/15/2021


Senate passes carbon cap after debate on green energy as well as transportation

OLYMPIA — A controversial statewide cap on carbon emissions scraped through the Legislature in a 25-24 vote late April 8 after lawmakers passed a Climate Commitment Act that majority Democrats say will boost the state’s... — Updated 4/15/2021


Plan with bipartisan support set to improve roadways

The Washington House of Representatives passed a $10.94 billion transportation budget with some bipartisan support. The vote on April 2 was 87-11. The budget pays for expanded green transportation and improved roadways.... — Updated 4/15/2021


Live meetings have their proponents, opponents

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — It’s been over a year since meetings far and wide went from live to Zoom. While working to get the job done in business, family and especially with government, there’s certainly some desire to go live and... — Updated 4/15/2021


Spokane PD investigating Airway officer

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — An article in a recent edition of the Pacific Northwest Inlander has levied a variety of charges including domestic violence and sexual assault against Airway Heights police detective Curtis Tucker. The 15-year... — Updated 4/15/2021


Drug take back events in Cheney, Airway Heights

CHENEY — TALK 2 Healthy Choices Community Coalition and its partners are hosting a prescription drug take back event in conjunction with the annual Cheney Clean Sweep this Saturday, April 24. The event takes place from 10 a.m.... — Updated 4/15/2021


Medical Lake City Council focused on parks for summer

MEDICAL LAKE – City council members convened on April 6, addressing new and continued legislation in the town. The Parks and Recreation committee had been undergoing updates and developments in Peper Park. Many further... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Trolling for trout

A fisherman trolls for trout in his kayak Friday, April 9, on Medical Lake. The lake is a popular place for fishermen to try to catch rainbow and brown trout.... — Updated 4/15/2021


House passes $6 billion capital works budget

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital budget April 2 in a unanimous vote, earmarking millions of state and federal funding for investments in community projects and public works — including projects in the cities... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee to sign bill to replace Whitman statues today

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign a bill today that would begin the process of removing statues of perhaps the state's most prominent figure from the Capitol building and the National Statuary in Washington, D.C. The... — Updated 4/15/2021


Whitman County rolling back to Phase 2

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he will be moving three counties backwards in their coronavirus reopening effective Friday. Those counties are Cowlitz and Pierce in... — Updated 4/12/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY March 29 Vehicle impounded in 200 block of Betz Road Verbal domestic dispute in 700 block of Salnave Road Rape reported; location not reported. March 30 Verbal domestic dispute reported in 1500 block of First Street. Shawn... — Updated 4/8/2021


STA begins Four Lakes station work

SPOKANE - Travel between Cheney and all points north on State Route 904 is going to become much more congested over the next 4-5 months as construction of Spokane Transit Authority'... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

No, you go

A herd of elk cross Cheney Spangle Road, near Jennings Road, early morning on Mar. 25.... — Updated 4/8/2021


Schuller is out as EWU women's hoops coach

CHENEY - After 20 years on the bench at Eastern Washington, women's basketball coach Wendy Schuller will not return for a 21st. In a March 31 statement EWU Athletics Director Lynn... — Updated 4/8/2021


Cheney schools return to full time

CHENEY - Come April 19, all students in the Cheney School District should be back to full-time, in-person instruction. The final piece of the transition from all-online instruction... — Updated 4/8/2021


Airway Council adopts ordinance changes

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — A tight and brief agenda, coupled with the idea that members of the Airway Heights City Council and city staff had some place else they wanted to be meant the April 5 meeting seemed to be over almost before it... — Updated 4/8/2021


Bill would phase out subminimum wages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Eastern Washington congresswoman is co-sponsoring a bill to help workers with disabilities get the training they need to be gainfully employed. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, partnered with Rep.... — Updated 4/8/2021


Dye's city heat bill heads to governor

OLYMPIA – A bill to help cool heat-emitting cities such as Seattle passed the House and Senate unanimously, and is on its way to the governor. The measure was introduced by Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, who represents the 9th... — Updated 4/8/2021


Outdoor burns bring increasing danger

SPOKANE COUNTY – Fire protection agencies and regional air-quality officials are concerned about a growing increase in illegal outdoor burning activity in the county. In a March 31 news release, fire officials say they are... — Updated 4/8/2021


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