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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Possible E. coli contamination keeps Marshall residents without safe water

While a new pump began sending water into houses on Thursday, according to Jim Brown, president of the Marshall Community Water Association, the private purveyor of the town’s water, it …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:16 a.m.

Horseback yoga? Neigh-maste – ‘It brings me lots of joy and magic,’ instructor Briana Randall says

Within minutes, Briana Randall was breathing deep into a seated mountain pose while sitting astride her mare, Star. From there she began modifying other yoga poses, developing her new practice …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

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

Fire crews in Cheney on Thursday


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

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 …


Three Springs senior Jacob Corrick now a leader, with a knack for carpentry

Students who’ve struggled in traditional classrooms often find their path to success in smaller alternative school settings.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Cheney High scholar Sam Fix plays soccer with a vengeance

Sometimes Cheney High School’s Sam Fix is Clark Kent and sometimes he’s Superman.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Civil War comes to life at Cheney reenactment

Saturday marked the start of the Washington Civil War Association annual reenactment. This year’s, hosted in Cheney, runs Saturday through Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Rare sight on EWU campus: A moose on the loose

A big ol’ moose was the belle of the ball at Eastern Washington University on Thursday night, when its short trek through campus was documented and shared for the world …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Cheney police officers won’t face charges in death of man who investigators say was attempting suicide-by-cop

Spokane County prosecutors have elected not to file criminal charges against three Cheney police officers who shot and killed a man late last year during an alleged suicide by cop.


Grocery Outlet to open new store in Cheney

Construction will begin later this year for a new Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

Mother who prompted Amber Alert planned to inject bleach into daughter, police say

A mother who triggered an Amber Alert last week told police she was planning on injecting bleach into herself and her child to rid themselves of parasites, according to court …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Amber Alert canceled after mother, daughter spotted in Cheney

Police in Nampa, Idaho, issued and quickly canceled an Amber Alert on Wednesday, saying a woman and her 10-year-old daughter had been found in Cheney. The girl, who was initially …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

Spokane, Spokane County seed libraries take off

There’s still a lot of snow and ice on the ground, but it’s time to think about gardening.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

EWU library dean killed in crash on Highway 904

An Eastern Washington University archivist who worked in his spare time as a regional rail historian and preservationist was killed Sunday night in a traffic collision west of Spokane.


Once-sleepy West Plains towns consider pushing boundaries

Officials in Airway Heights and Cheney are considering if they should push to expand their urban-growth boundaries.


With at least 2,000 new jobs on the horizon, West Plains poised for rapid growth

After decades as Spokane’s low-profile neighbor, the West Plains is suddenly in the spotlight for employment, population growth and commercial development. Rapid development, bringing at least 2,000 new jobs, will …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Cheney High School student crowned Lilac queen, encourages connection with community

A Cheney High School student who hopes to inspire others to make connections in their communities was crowned this year’s Lilac Festival queen.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Airway Heights court commissioner faces questions about qualification to hear cases

Terri Cooper wears a judge’s robe and makes judicial decisions in local courts in both Cheney and Airway Heights. She’s been making those legal decisions for bout 16 years. But …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

Man in 2017 Cheney pot shop killing sentenced to prison after plea deal

A man who murdered a pot shop employee in Cheney in 2017 signed a plea deal last month and will serve 35 years to life in prison.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Cheney apartment fire damages two residences, displaces residents

Residents of an apartment complex in Cheney were displaced after the wall between two units caught fire Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Investigators use social media posts and multiple witnesses to track Cheney shooting suspects

Multiple confidential witnesses – and posts on social media app Snapchat – helped Spokane County sheriff’s detectives track down three people believed to be involved in the October shooting of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Status of Eastern Washington football standout Jay-Tee Tiuli uncertain following felony arrest

The playing status of Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli remains in question following his arrest earlier this month for felony assault after a police officer said he witnessed …