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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

EWU athletics official Donald Ross agrees to pay restitution in felony raffle theft probe

It appears the 4-year-old mystery of the missing football raffle money from Eastern Washington University, including the investigation that led to felony theft charges against an associate athletic director, has …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

3 people shot outside Cheney Zip’s Drive-In; police say incident may have been connected to massive early morning fight

Three people have been hospitalized after an early morning shooting at Zip’s Drive-In in Cheney Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Fire burns 35 acres near Cheney, evacuates trailer park

A fire sparked just outside of Cheney Tuesday afternoon, burning close to trailer parks at the edge of town.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

One still hospitalized after single-engine plane crash near Cheney Saturday

One man is still in the hospital after a small single-engine airplane crashed near Cheney on Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Single engine plane crashes near Cheney; two injured

A small, single-engine plane crashed northeast of Cheney Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Crews battled wildfires along I-90 on the West Plains

County fire crews are battling at least two brush fires along Interstate 90, near Medical Lake and Cheney.


Driver killed after being ejected from van in crash southeast of Cheney

A driver was killed early Sunday morning southeast of Cheney when he crashed and was ejected him from the vehicle.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Dog dead, resident arrested after motor home fire near Cheney

A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Silver Lake fire near Cheney is almost burnt out

After three days and 11 miles, the Silver Lake fire that burned 340 acres along Interstate 90 near Cheney is nearly burnt out.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Silver Lake fire near Cheney enters mop-up stage

The worst of the Silver Lake fire burning along Interstate 90 near Cheney is likely over as residents return home and firefighters focus Tuesday on mopping up hotspots.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Evacuations ordered for residents near Silver Lake fire along I-90

A fast-moving brush fire quickly grew to 100 acres and its smoke forced brief closures on Interstate 90 in both directions near the Cheney exit as fire officials called for …


At 100, Orville Rogers misses world record chance in Spokane but hopes for strong weekend on track

World War II veteran Orville Rogers was sidelined Thursday in an attempt to set the world record for the fastest 800-meter race by a man over the age of 100. …


Free swimming will require SplashPass in Spokane, other pools offer free days

Entry to Spokane’s six publicly owned pools will be free for everyone this summer, but will require registration and acceptance of pool rules. The Spokane Parks Foundation has partnered with …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Spokane, Cheney hoop fans receive high marks in WalletHub rankings

A round of applause for basketball fans in Spokane and perhaps a standing ovation for Cheney.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

All Spokane County school levies pass, most by overwhelming margins

Spokane Public Schools kept up its 40-year winning streak alive as voters approved its latest levy request to pay for personnel and sports activities. The levy request was passing with …


EWU has come a long way from its roots as a kids’ school and teachers’ college

Eastern Washington University’s leaders aren’t standing idly by while Spokane becomes a hub for innovation and a magnet for employers. Instead they are pursuing new facilities at the main campus …


Pure Joy Family Farm offers creative treats for active users

Ted Youngs isn’t a big fan of empty spaces.


The Dirt: Riverview Retirement to add $5.5M memory care facility

Riverview Retirement Community, a Christian nonprofit that provides health care, housing and services for elderly people, has been issued permits for foundation work and site development for its a planned …


New dental office being built in Cheney

Permits have been issued for foundation work on a 12,200-square-foot dental office in Cheney, according to Spokane County permit data.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Eastern Washington football players Gubrud, Calhoun were arrested on obstruction charges

Eastern Washington football players Gage Gubrud and Kurt Calhoun were arrested last weekend on charges of obstruction of a public servant, a Cheney Police officer told The Spokesman-Review on Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from boat victims’ fund

A Cheney business owner convicted of stealing $14,000 from a memorial fund has been ordered to pay the money back.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Cheney City Council candidates disagree on seriousness of city’s water problems

Two candidates in a race for Cheney City Council disagree on what the city should be doing about water issues.


Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights a nearby escape from the big city

If city living isn’t for you, worry not – look just west of Spokane along the so-called West Plains and you’ll find a small nest of communities, each more different …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Man accused in Cheney pot shop kidnapping gives television homicide confession

A man accused of kidnapping a Cheney marijuana store employee on lunch break last week gave a jailhouse confession to KHQ on Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Community saddened after body of kidnapped Cheney man found near Four Lakes

Cheney police report that the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team found the body of kidnapped marijuana store employee Cameron Smith off state Route 904 near Four Lakes …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Kidnapped marijuana store employee found dead

The body of kidnapped marijuana store employee Cameron Smith has been found, according to reports from KHQ.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Cheney marijuana store kidnapping victim’s SUV located in Airway Heights; suspects identified by police

Police have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with a Sunday kidnapping at a marijuana store in Cheney, and police located the SUV owned by the kidnapping …


This Red is no bull: Prized steer nets Cheney high schooler big bucks at county fair

Red, a 1,225-pound shorthorn/red angus crossbreed, sold at auction Sunday evening for $3 a pound, scoring Daniel Ross a hefty payout of $3,675. The high school sophomore from Cheney boasted …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Employee of Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after kidnapping Sunday afternoon

An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remained missing Monday, a day after he was abducted at work.