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Home burns in West Plains fire

At least one home burned Monday afternoon in a fire that also forced the evacuations of numerous West Plains residents.

Housing on the West Plains remains a top priority for city leaders

With pwsthe recent opening of Amazon's fulfillment center and many more companies on the way, meeting a growing need for housing on the West Plains remains a priority for city leaders, according to participants in a Zoom conference call held Wednesday organized by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce. 

Plans move forward for Douglass Commerce Park on the West Plains

Spokane developer Harlan Douglass is moving forward with plans for a large commerce park adjacent to the Amazon fulfillment center on the West Plains. Earlier this month, the Washington state Department of Ecology received an environmental review for the first phase of the project that includes construction of two warehouse buildings spanning a total of 176,000 square feet on 12 acres of vacant land at 5010 S. Thomas Mallen Road.

On the Front Lines: West Plains volunteers offer confidential assistance to neighbors at risk, in need

Editor’s note: Our series On the Front Lines recognizes those in the community who are confronting the coronavirus pandemic head-on, while the rest of us do our part by stepping back. The Spokane Regional Health District announced the first cases of COVID-19 in Spokane County on March 14. The same day, four women in Cheney created the West Plains Emergency Response Volunteers group on Facebook to help quarantined people get essential items delivered to their doors.