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 By Matthew Stephens    News 

Fairchild march honors prisoners of war

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Members of Fairchild Air Force Base participated in the observance of National Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action Recognition Day Sept. 14 by organizing and... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Sprague man arrested in child-sex case

SPRAGUE—A local man is facing six criminal charges after police allegedly discovered more than 100 files depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a laptop in the man’s residence. Jonathan Ray Stocker, 42, was... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Clare McGraw    News 

Students take part in 'move-in day'

CHENEY - As move-in day unfolded at Eastern Washington University on Sept. 14 and 15, groups of students were seen walking around the Arevalo Student Mall, from Patterson Hall to... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Cheney Free Press    News 

National Guard group leaving Fairchild

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - Washington’s Army National Guard will soon relocate one of its aviation support facilities from Fairchild Air Force Base to the former Executive Flight building at Pangborn Memorial Airport. Chelan-Doug... — Updated 9/21/2023


West Plains Police Reports

The following incidents were reported in the Medical Lake between September 8 – 17: September 8 Assault at 227 S Washington St Medics called at 1111 N Edna St Lost property at 424 S Washington St Action required at 115 N Lefevre... — Updated 9/21/2023


Rose sworn in as new chief

ODESSA — An Airway Heights police officer was sworn in as the new police chief here during a Sept. 11 Town Council meeting. Ericka Rose, 43, was sworn in by Mayor Bill Crossley. In accepting the job, she fulfills a lifelong... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Cheney Free Press    News 

Scharosch appointed to bench

SPOKANE – Spokane County has a new court commissioner. Jerry Scharosch was appointed by Spokane County Superior Court Presiding Judge Julie McKay, effective Oct. 2. Scharosch received his undergraduate degree in geography from Po... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Cheney Free Press    News 

Fallen Hero Cart arrives at Spokane airport

SPOKANE - In collaboration with Spokane International Airport, Alaska Airlines employees held a ceremony on September 16 to place a new Fallen Hero Cart at the airport. This marks... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Clare McGraw    News 

Grant awarded for cannabis and tobacco prevention in youth

MEDICAL LAKE – The City of Medical Lake has received a grant from the Department of Health’s Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program worth approximately... — Updated 9/21/2023


Democrats oppose special session

Randy Bracht The Center Square OTHELLO – Democratic leaders say they are willing to let a federal court redraw the disputed boundaries of the 15th Legislative District to better reflect its Latino population. The district... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Man arrested in asphalt truck theft

RITZVILLE - A West Richland man is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing an asphalt truck from the state Department of Transportation's Washtucna shop Tuesday, Sept. 19,... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Cheney Free Press    News 

Burglar wearing Cheney Rodeo hat sought

PULLMAN – The Whitman County Sheriff's Office is looking for help catching a burglar last seen wearing a Cheney Rodeo hat early Sunday morning. Sheriff Brett Myers said many of... — Updated 9/21/2023


Police Department to receive more than $1 million

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The police department, along with other departments in the state, has received a Mental Health Field Response grant contract for $1,314,151.35, according to the West Plains Safety Alliance. Funded by the... — Updated 9/20/2023

 By Josh Babcock    News

Hearing loss may be due to COVID 'vaccines'

PULLMAN – A $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help Washington State University researchers determine if new drugs used to treat COVID-19 may be linked to hearing loss.  There are no reports of... — Updated 9/20/2023

 By Timothy Schumann    News

Gas prices decline in state

OLYMPIA – Washington state fuel prices fell for the first time in months, but still remain above $5 a gallon. Despite the decrease, the Evergreen State still has the second-highest gas prices in the nation, behind only... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Matthew Stephens    News

Council hears update on city's comprehensive plan

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Strategic master plans for cities to follow are built and adopted, and some states or counties have differing timelines in which these plans need to be accepted. According to Airway Heights Principal Planner... — Updated 9/14/2023


West Plains Police News

The following arrests were made by the Airway Heights Police between Aug. 15 and Sept. 10 Aug. 15 Ty A. Holland was arrested on the 1300 block South of Ziegler Street for third and second-degree possession of stolen property.... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Brett Davis    News

Inslee alleges profiteering by oil, gas companies

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee wants legislation to investigate the possibility fossil fuel companies are profiteering from high gas prices in the state. “Well, people are tired – are sick and tired – of oil and gas companies... — Updated 9/14/2023


New Reporter hired at Cheney Free Press

CHENEY - A new reporter joined the ranks of the Cheney Free Press on Sept. 11. An Eastern Washington University graduate, Clare McGraw, 28, earned a Bachelor of Design in Visual... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Clare McGraw    News

Cheney High School Band is hosting Community Day

CHENEY - Cheney High School's Community Day is just around the corner, set to take place on September 23rd. The event promises an exciting day filled with fun, community spirit,... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Clare McGraw    News

Superintendent discusses need for new schools

CHENEY - Local business leaders heard from the Cheney School District Superintendent, the mayor, and the Dean of Students at Eastern Washington University in a Community Members... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Clare McGraw    News

Cheney Public Schools names a new communications specialist

Cheney Public Schools announced that Mrs. Jenna Larson has been selected as the new records coordinator on September 6. Her full title is Communications, Community Relations, and... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

Council approves preservation award

CHENEY — The Council unanimously passed a resolution to award a contract for the residential street preservation project at their regular meeting on Aug. 22. “This is a... — Updated 9/7/2023

 By The Journal    News

Othello man arrested for arson

OTHELLO – A local man was arrested Thursday, Aug. 31, after allegedly attempting to light a trailer on fire. Isabel Junior Rocha III, 38, of Othello, was booked into the Franklin County Jail at about 6:53 a.m. Thursday, jail... — Updated 9/7/2023

 By Valley Herald    News

National Service Dog Month Proclaimed

LIBERTY LAKE - According to a press memo, the City Council and mayor authorized a proclamation in recognition of September's National Service Dog Month during the Sept. 5 City Council meeting. According to the city they believe in... — Updated 9/7/2023


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