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Man killed in Medical Lake crash identified

The man who died in single car crash Tuesday night near Medical Lake has been identified as 55-year-old Clay Randall.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

One dead after single-car collision near Medical Lake

One person died after a single-car collision on State Route 902 near Medical Lake Tuesday evening. The crash occurred just before 7 p.m. near South Keene Road, according to Washington …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Deputies arrest driver suspected of hitting jogger in Medical Lake

The jogger told deputies she had tried to get out of the way but was thrown across the hood of the car, landing on the pavement.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Experienced councilman challenged by new resident for seat on Medical Lake City Council

An experienced councilman hopes to make a comeback while a new resident wants to provide a new voice on the Medical Lake City Council. The race for position 5 on …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Medical Lake to become part of Fire District 3 after measure earns strong voter approval

Voters in both Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 voted to merge the city’s fire department with the district Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Spokane County Fire District 3 commissioner candidates take different positions on tax increase and serving Medical Lake

A longtime Fire District 3 commissioner says she brings valuable experience at a time of big change while her opponent hopes to bring a new perspective.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Medical Lake voters will decide if city fire department is absorbed by Spokane County Fire District 3

Medical Lake has had its own fire department since 1904, but voters could decide next month to eliminate it.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Flatbed truck crashes, burns on I-90 near Medical Lake; no injuries reported

A Washington State Patrol dispatcher said the crash was reported about 3:45 p.m. The truck was westbound when it veered off the roadway near the Salnave Road exit.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Medical Lake High senior Sierra Brock earns admiration for her resilience, tenacity

Despite the immense adversity that she has faced in her 18 years, Medical Lake High School senior Sierra Brock is no stranger to triumph.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Medical Lake Endeavors’ senior Kylie Smith is ‘living my real life,’ after ups and downs

Kylie Smith was born in Spokane 18 years ago to a drug-addicted mother, so her first few weeks of life were difficult. It didn’t get much better for some time.


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019

Fallen service members “were loved. They are missed. They made a difference.”

The bond between the beaches of Normandy and the grassy land around Medical Lake glowed in the sun Monday morning, as 1,300 people gathered to commemorate the nation’s war dead …


Larry Plager of Medical Lake collected hundreds of stories about war; now this Vietnam vet is turning the page

Reading and writing about the Vietnam War has brought Larry Plager in touch with his war experiences, and resulted in a gift of hundreds of books, videos and other materials …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

100 years ago in Medical Lake: Luxury health resort proposed with room for up to 800 of the ‘very best class of people’

A “fashionable sanatorium” to be called the Washington Health Institute was proposed for Medical Lake.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …


Horses can play a role in human healing; Medical Lake counselor touts benefits

French novelist Anatole France once said, “until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Dogs that survived three weeks in a silo named winners of national Hambone Award

Two German shepherds from Medical Lake will receive an award from an insurance company after they were trapped in a silo for 21 days.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Pair of German shepherds are award finalists following three weeks trapped in underground missile silo

A pair of German Shepherds, rescued in April from an abandoned underground silo in Medical Lake after surviving for more than 21 days, are among a dozen pets nominated for …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Head-on crash near Medical Lake injures five, including mother and three daughters

A Medical Lake woman and her three young daughters survived after another driver veered into their lane and caused a crash late Saturday on state Highway 902, according to the …


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.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

17 years running, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is all about tradition

The sounds of fiddles and guitars wafted among the tall pines of the Medical Lake Waterfront park over the weekend during the 17th annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival.


Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival welcomes aficionados, newcomers alike

The festival, now in its 17th years, runs Friday through Sunday at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Spokane agrees to sell water to Medical Lake to help out in the summer

Spokane water may flow next summer to the parched West Plains town of Medical Lake during the dry summer.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018

Ski Fest 2018: Rehabilitation center hosts community water skiing event

Dozens of people with varying ability levels gathered on the shores of Clear Lake for the St. Luke’s annual Ski Fest.


Dogs rescued after more than three weeks in underground silo

Two dogs trapped for more than 22 days in a deactivated Cold War-era missile silo near Medical Lake are now home safely with their owner.


Prep tennis: Medical Lake’s Noah Ray has high hopes for season

It’s state or bust for senior Noah Ray, who hopes to build on his two previous state appearances.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Man, 75, dies after experiencing medical problem, crashes SUV near Medical Lake

A 75-year-old man died Thursday after he experienced a medical issue and his SUV veered off a highway near Medical Lake, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Girls 2A, 1A: Genesis Wilkinson’s late jumper lifts East Valley to third-place finish

With 25 seconds left in the season and her team trailing by a point early Saturday afternoon, there was no doubt who was going to get the ball for East …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Girls 1A: Medical Lake’s undefeated run ends in semifinal loss

Lynden Christian hit seven 3-pointers in the first half, a barrage that Medical Lake couldn’t endure, and the Cardinals dropped the state 1A girls semifinal contest Friday night in the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

State 1A: Freeman boys, Medical Lake girls reach semifinals

Freeman powered its way to a big third-period lead and survived a shaky final quarter to get past King’s on Thursday, advancing to the State 1A boys semifinals with a …


Spokane lawmakers, water experts plan forum Tuesday night to discuss aquifer health

After several local governments expressed interest in buying some of Spokane’s water, city lawmakers are planning on forum to address the health of the region’s aquifer and the availability of …