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County property taxes collected at Spokane Valley City Hall SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office will begin collecting tax payments for Spokane County property tax bills this Friday, Oct. 4, at Spokane Valley... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Spokane County Fire District 3 offering car seat checks

CHENEY — Spokane County Fire District 3 is now offering free car seat checks to help parents ensure they are installing and placing children in car seats correctly. Benefits... — Updated 10/3/2019


Winter seems to be off to a way-too-early start

Among other weather records that were set last week, we just might have seen our shortest fall ever. Just five days into the autumnal equinox - the fancy Latin term for the swing... — Updated 10/3/2019


Mental Health Field Response Teams Awarded Additional Grant Funding to Expand Programs

This month, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC ) awarded the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office’s, in partnership with the Spokane Police Department, a $698,750 grant to continue and expand their... — Updated 10/3/2019


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 23 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1100 block of 1st Street. Gary A. Adams, 51, was arrested on the 900 block of 1st Street for third-degree driving while license suspended (DWLS). Harassment was... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Roger Harnack    News

State sharpshooters kill wolf near Pomeroy

POMEROY -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Oct. 4 that sharpshooters had a killed a Grouse Flats wolf a week prior. The adult female wolf was shot Sept. 25,... — Updated 10/5/2019


Overnight left lane closures coming to I-90 through Spokane

SPOKANE – Travelers using both directions of Interstate 90 between the U.S. 195 interchange and Argonne Road interchange are encouraged to plan additional time to help prevent delays. Crews with the Washington State Department of... — Updated 10/6/2019

 By Roger Harnack    News

Heading to Western Washington? Prepare for winter conditions

HYAK – Eastern Washington motorists heading to the Seattle-Tacoma area today should be prepared for slick driving conditions in mountain passes. The National Weather Service has... — Updated 10/9/2019


Snow closes Cheney schools

CHENEY -- An unusual October snowstorm overnight Oct. 8-9 has led to the closure of all Cheney Public Schools today, Oct. 9. School Superintendent Rob Roettger said district... — Updated 10/10/2019


State Route 2 accident injuries five Reardan residents

REARDAN – Speed and weather are believed responsible for a two-car collision early Wednesday morning, Oct. 9, that injured five Reardan residents. According to a Washington State... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Medical Lake interchange reopens

The Medical Lake interchange has been re-opened on schedule, according to Washington State Department of Transportation officials. In an email Wednesday night, Project Engineer... — Updated 10/10/2019


Cheney council to hold projects public hearing

CHENEY -- The City Council will hold a public hearing on projects proposed for funding under the 2019 Community Development Block Grant program during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, beginning at 6 the Council... — Updated 10/10/2019


Threat made at Cheney Middle

Cheney Middle School was the site of a threat of violence that was found on a stall wall in one of the girls' bathrooms on Monday, Sept. 23. According to Cheney Police Department... — Updated 10/1/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Lakeland Village fails review

Lakeland Village, the state Department of Social and Health Services residential facility for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Medical Lake, was put on... — Updated 9/26/2019


Medical Lake councilman protests affordable housing request

Homelessness and fire dominated the discussion at Medical Lake’s Sept.17 City Council meeting that was otherwise devoid of action items. In the council’s “Meetings and Other... — Updated 9/26/2019


New ownership deal for Free Press Publishing

An Eastern Washington journalist with ties to the area has entered into an agreement to acquire Free Press Publishing. Roger Harnack, currently of Sunnyside, is acquiring the media... — Updated 9/26/2019


Enter dancing

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop entertains incoming freshmen lining up to participate in the annual “Pass Through the Pillars” event Monday. Classes at the... — Updated 9/26/2019


Turnbull Wildlife Refuge to conduct prescribed burns

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in a Sept. 18 news release that it will be conducting prescribed burns at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney again this... — Updated 9/26/2019


Spokane County lifts recreational burn ban

Spokane County outdoor recreational fire restrictions implemented on July 24 have been lifted by Spokane Metro Area Fire Marshals, according to a Spokane County press release. Fires for the purpose of debris disposal including pape... — Updated 9/26/2019


County Commissioners to hold budget roundtables

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners will be discussing the 2020 budgetary outlook relating to three main segments of services administered by Spokane County, at a series of roundtable meeting, according to a press release.... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Fire destroys Cheney trailer on West Cameron Road

The owner of a trailer was awakened in the worst possible way on Thursday, Sept. 19, when the travel trailer caught fire while she was napping. Spokane Count Fire District 3 were... — Updated 9/26/2019


City planning, development, infrastructure focus of Spokane County Library District Valley program 

Spokane County Library District has partnered with the city of Spokane Valley, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and the Planning Association of Washington to bring the Short Course on Local Planning to the public on... — Updated 9/26/2019


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 16 An abandoned auto was reported on the 1300 block of 2nd Street. Police impounded a tan GMC Envoy. Second-degree theft/bank check was reported on the 1600 block of 6th Street. Sept. 17 Suspicious circumstance, an... — Updated 9/26/2019


Cheney Schools to hold levy forums

Cheney Public Schools has announced it will hold community forums related to the upcoming proposed capital projects levy on the Nov. 5 elections ballot. The forums will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at three... — Updated 9/27/2019


Sixth District representative hold Oct. 2 town hall in Airway Heights

Washington 6th Legislative District Rep. Jenny Graham is hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Airway Heights Recreation Center, 11405 W. Deno Road. Citizens concerned about public safety, drug... — Updated 9/30/2019


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