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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Parking fines to be studied

CHENEY — The amount violators pay for a parking citation in the city may soon change, depending upon the outcome of a Police Department study and decision by the City Council. In a presentation to the council at their Feb. 23... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story


Stimulus funds could assist Airway Heights with well

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Water contamination has been something dogging Airway Heights since the summer of 2017 when it was found that city wells had been contaminated by firefighting chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base. The... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Looking at profit and loss

CHENEY — When it comes to options on what to do about Eastern Washington University’s financially struggling athletic department, chances are last Friday’s long-awaited report by the PICTOR Group to the Board of Trustees... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Crash damages building, vehicles

CHENEY - A local man was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, March 2, following a crash that sent a car careening into a building. Stephen Michael Foster, 37,... — Updated 3/4/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 22 Taking motor vehicle without the owner’s permission was reported on the 700 block of North 8th Street. A 2011 Subaru Outback was reported taken but recovered on Feb. 28 by the city of Spokane Police Department.... — Updated 3/4/2021


Seed packet bundles, Discover Passes at curbside pickup

SPOKANE — The Spokane County Library District is helping library customers with their outdoor activities and adventures. Customers can get started with gardening with seed packet bundles available at all Library District location... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Last gasp

Winter took one more stab at the region last Thursday by dumping 2.6 inches of new snow, according to National Weather Service in Airway Heights data. The early morning snow caused... — Updated 3/4/2021


Local lawmakers advance foreclosure, health care worker protection bills

OLYMPIA — A pair of bills by local 6th District lawmakers addressing foreclosure protection and presumptive benefits for health care workers have advanced in their respective chambers. House Bill 1410, sponsored by Rep. Mike... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

City to provide review services for Liberty Lake

CHENEY — City Council members approved an interlocal agreement at their Feb. 23 meeting with the city of Liberty Lake to provide that Spokane Valley jurisdiction with building plan review services for the rest of this year.... — Updated 3/4/2021


Officials explain regional housing issues to West Plains Chamber

WEST PLAINS — According to several local officials, housing availability in the area — and particularly the West Plains — ranges from “grossly inadequate” to even worse. “We have a housing crisis,” Tom Hormel,... — Updated 2/27/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 15 Trespassing was reported on the 2200 block of 1st Street. Third-degree theft was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road. Tools were taken from a vehicle. Feb. 16 Third-degree malicious mischief/domestic violence... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story


Council chooses Pritchard to fill vacant seat

MEDICAL LAKE – After first meeting for 10 minutes in executive session, City Council members voted returned to open session at their Feb. 16 meeting and voted unanimously to name Chad Pritchard to the vacant council Position 7... — Updated 2/25/2021


Spokane County Library District to re-open buildings to the public

SPOKANE COUNTY — Library district officials have announced that all libraries in the county will re-open buildings to the public on Monday, March 8. “We are looking forward to opening and assisting library customers in... — Updated 2/25/2021


Learning Cheney is at your fingertips

CHENEY — If you want to learn more about your house, the land it sits on or some other dwelling or parcel in the city — and more — that information is only a couple computer... — Updated 2/25/2021


Plenty on AWH council plates for March 1 meeting

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — There’s homework aplenty for members of the Airway Heights City Council — even the new ones — following a Feb. 22 study session. In a lengthy 2-hour session, the deliberative board for the city’s... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Paul Delaney    News

Clearing the way

Eastern Washington University grounds crews plow new snow at Roos Field last Friday, Feb. 19, in order to prepare the red turf for football practice. The Eagles open their... — Updated 2/25/2021


No Ball and Dodd deal

MEDICAL LAKE — City Council members voted unanimously at their Feb. 16 meeting to turn down an offer by national retailer Dollar General to purchase the former Ball and Dodd Funeral Home property at the southwest corner of the... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Help comes to Malden

MALDEN – Mayor Dan Harwood accepted a $20,000 check Tuesday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Fire Department. The donation from the Washington Fire Chiefs association was presented to t... — Updated 2/18/2021


Bubb, Malet to fill Airway council slots

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Art Bubb and Dave Malet were chosen out of a pool of six finalists at the Feb. 16 meeting to fill two vacancies on the Airway Heights City Council. On a motion by councilmember Veronica Messing, Bubb will fill... — Updated 2/18/2021


Medical Lake receives fire dispatch refund

MEDICAL LAKE — City coffers were expanded a bit by an unexpected financial surprise recently. At the Feb. 2 City Council meeting, Spokane County District 3 Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach told members that with the coming online of the... — Updated 2/18/2021


Council approves city fuel upgrade

CHENEY — The City Council gave its blessings to an expansion of the Public Works fuel station, a renewing of the annual powerline clearance contract and reviewing proposals for a photovoltaic facility at the wastewater treatment... — Updated 2/18/2021


Cheney Multicare physical therapy closes

CHENEY – Officials at Multicare / Rockwood have confirmed that the organization’s physical therapy clinic at 1727 1st St. has been closed permanently. “In an effort to streamline our physical therapy services, MultiCare... — Updated 2/18/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 8 A wallet, identification and credit/debit cards were found on the 600 block of West 1st Street. Second-degree theft was reported on the 600 block of Marcella Avenue. Clothing, sunglasses, backpack, tools, cash and a... — Updated 2/18/2021 Full story

 By Sydney Brown    News

Mandated homeless shelters draw criticism

OLYMPIA — Senate Bill 5107 would require counties with populations exceeding 50,000 to establish emergency housing and homeless shelters. The bill sponsored by Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn would also require mental health,... — Updated 2/18/2021


Avista hosts public meeting on integrated resource plans

SPOKANE — Avista Utilities is hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 5-7 p.m. to gather public feedback on its electric and natural gas integrated resource plans. The integrated resource plan (IRP) looks at... — Updated 2/18/2021


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