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UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


Cheney marijuana grower scrutinized for failed bacterial test amid legal tussle over ownership

Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Suspect jailed in connection with October shooting that injured 3 at Zip’s in Cheney

Federal agents have arrested a Western Washington man in connection with an Oct. 27 shooting that injured three people outside the Zip’s Drive-in in Cheney.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

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

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 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

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

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

Single engine plane crashes near Cheney; two injured

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


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …