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 By Roger Harnack    News

Fire crews on-scene at small brush fire

CHENEY - Fire crews remain on-scene of a small 17-acre brush fire that quickly raced along the powerlines about 2 miles southwest of the city east of state Highway 904 earlier this... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Governor 'strongly recommends' students study from home

CHENEY — Gov. Jay Inslee “strongly recommends” public and private students in 34 of the state’s 39 counties stay home this fall. His recommendation came during a press conference this afternoon, Aug. 5, in which he was join... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

Volz, Graham, McGarry and Zappone advance to general election

SPOKANE -- Early primary election results Tuesday night, Aug. 4, indicate that incumbent Republican Rep. Jenny Graham should face Democrat challenger Tom McGarry in November's General Election in the race for the 6th District state... — Updated 8/4/2020 Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney schools to start fall online

Aug. 4 4:19 p.m. -- This story has been updated to reflect a press release issued today noting the district will start in stage 3 of its six-stage plan. CHENEY -- The school district board of directors voted unanimously on Aug. 3... — Updated 8/4/2020 Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cullinan steps down at EWU

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has announced she is retiring from her position, effective immediately. The university's Board of Trustees has... — Updated 8/4/2020 Full story

 

Multiple overnight closures coming to I-90 at SR 902/Medical Lake interchange

MEDICAL LAKE – Travelers who use Interstate 90 and the Medical Lake/SR 902 interchange will need to plan additional time to prevent delays. Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will be closing... — Updated 8/3/2020 Full story

 

Skehan named Chief Nursing Officer at ESH

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES MEDICAL LAKE – The Department of Social and Health Services has announced that Jayme Skehan, RN, MSN, DNP has accepted the position of Chief Nursing... — Updated 8/3/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

EWU board approves reduction targets

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustees have approved using more cash reserves and an allocation of reduction targets in order to close a $22.54 million operating budget shortfall. At a special meeting today... — Updated 7/29/2020 Full story

 

Red Flag warning issued for today

CHENEY — The National Weather Service says critical fire weather conditions will exist across most of Eastern Washington today. The agency issued a Red Flag Warning that... — Updated 7/28/2020

 

NWS forecasts 'dangerous heat' this week

SPOKANE -- The National Weather Service is projecting temperatures to reach well into the high 90s and even low triple digits this week. According to a July 27news release, the... — Updated 7/27/2020 Full story

 

Dent, Castaneda-Diaz advance to general

13th district rep. seat narrows to two By Jamie Henneman The Times Voters in Lincoln County had their candidate lineup choices simplified tonight, as the Washington State 13th legislative district seat narrowed to two candidates... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Congressional incumbents sweeping aside challengers

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington's incumbent Republicans are dominating initial returns in the Aug. 4 primary election. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Rep. Cathy McMorris... — Updated 8/4/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Several strong leads and some very close counts in primary election for Adams County voters

RITZVILLE - The first count of Adams County ballots in the August 4 primary election show several candidates with strong leads in this early stage of the race. Ballots counted so... — Updated 8/4/2020

 

Inslee, Culp lead the gubernatorial pack

OLYMPIA - Incumbent Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee has a commanding lead after the initial tally of Aug. 4 primary election ballots. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Inslee was... — Updated 8/4/2020 Full story

 

Pullman man arrested in stabbing

PULLMAN — A local man is in the Whitman County jail facing charges in an alleged kidnapping and stabbing of a woman. Jose Chagollan-Flores, 35, is being held on $1.5 million bond... — Updated 8/4/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

'SeXXX ed' on hold until after November election

OLYMPIA - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal last week suspended implementation of the controversial new "inclusive" sexual education requirements, at least fo... — Updated 7/30/2020

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 20 Second-degree theft was reported on the 700 block of Golden Hills Drive. A bicycle was taken. A mental health issue was reported on the 2200 block of 1st Street. Subject was involuntarily committed. Ernesto G.... — Updated 7/30/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Medical Lake-Spokane water intertie project underway

MEDICAL LAKE - It's construction season on the West Plains, and residents driving through the roundabout on State Highway 902 and Craig Road can see work being done one task that's... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Paul Delaney    News

Laying it down - again

Crews begin to install the new red turf at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field on Tuesday, July 21. It's the second go-around for the turf, which was first installed in... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Michael T. Mattern, a correctional officer at Airway Heights Corrections Center, is being held in Spokane County Jail after being arrested by federal agents July 20 on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine and... — Updated 7/24/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

AHPD thanked

Members of the Cheney School District presented the Airway Heights Police Department with thank you gifts on Wednesday afternoon, July 8. The AWPD has been assisting in handing out... — Updated 7/23/2020

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 14 A wallet was found in Spokane Valley and turned into the Cheney police station. Dwayne A. Gunderson, 36, was arrested on a Department of Corrections escape warrant on the 2700 block of 1st Street. A stolen vehicle... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Airway Heights approves virus fund interagency agreement

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Albert Tripp to sign an interagency agreement for coronavirus relief funding at its July 6 meeting. The funding totaled $286,350 and can be used for costs rela... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Council defers View Acres final plat

CHENEY – The City Council gave its go-ahead to two construction projects while putting a third briefly on ice at its July 14 meeting. The council elected to delay giving final plat approval to Phase 1 of the View Acres 5th Additi... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

City postpones emergency declaration

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — In the midst of a $1.9 million budget gap, the City Council elected to table a resolution on whether to declare a financial emergency at its legislative session Monday. The resolution, presented by City Manager... — Updated 7/23/2020

 

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