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Possible E. coli contamination keeps Marshall residents without safe water

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Spokane Public Schools board passes budget that includes cuts to staff, early Friday release

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What’s on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

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Jerry Gardner, longtime Cheney police chief who inspired a novel, dies at 78

Gardner started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in Southern California in the 1960s, confronting gang violence and riots against police. So the small town of Cheney might have seemed an odd fit.


Crews douse two small new blazes, expect Cheney fires to be fully contained Sunday

Crews fighting four wildfires southwest of Cheney kept the fire 65% contained Saturday and expect them to be fully contained on Sunday.


Crews continue to fight Cheney-area wildfires that are 20% contained

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Homes ordered to be evacuated, Highway 904 closed due to fire west of Cheney

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of about 10 homes near the intersection of Graham Road and Highway 904 near Cheney on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Tractor-trailer hauling hay catches fire that spreads to fields before crews contain the blaze

Sections of burned field and patches of hay lined South Betz Road in Cheney after a tractor-trailer hauling hay caught fire Tuesday afternoon.


Cheney woman dies in crash near Kittitas early Tuesday

A 55-year-old woman from Cheney died Tuesday in a crash-near Kittitas, Washington.


Plenty of parties planned for 100th: George White will be honored by family, neighborhood, civic groups

George White will be celebrating his 100th birthday this week – a lot.


Cheney man who allegedly killed wife with ice cream moves to Oklahoma, pleads not guilty to new murder charge

A man suspected of killing his wife last year at their Cheney home with poisoned ice cream pleaded not guilty to a new murder charge in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday.


Health clinic to open at Rogers High School this fall

A new school-based health center will open at Rogers High School this fall, after the Community Health Association of Spokane received a Kaiser Permanente grant to start the clinic.


Crews battling small wildfire that spread from structure fire west of Cheney

A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.


Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising four children has delayed, but not diminished, her drive to graduate college, which culminated with commencement Saturday in Cheney.