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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

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, 3:14 p.m.

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, 11:29 a.m.

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, 7:54 p.m.

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, 2:44 p.m.

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: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

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: Mon., May 27, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

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, 9:50 p.m.

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, 12:41 p.m.

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, 6:59 a.m.

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, 10:37 p.m.

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, 6:24 p.m.

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, 9:44 p.m.

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, 3:40 p.m.

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, 9:19 p.m.

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, 9:50 p.m.

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, 7:58 p.m.

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, 11:23 p.m.

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, 8:12 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Barrels of fun: Medical Lake’s Kathy Grimes finishes 12th in world standings

There shouldn’t have been any nerves. After all, Kathy Grimes had done this so many times before. The 52-year-old barrel racer from Medical Lake has been honing her horse-riding skills …


Medical Lake mayoral candidates differ on re-establishing independent police force

Eight years after Medical Lake decided to disband its independent police department, Mikeal Suniga said it’s time to re-establish it. But his challenger in the race to lead the city, …


Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights a nearby escape from the big city

If city living isn’t for you, worry not – look just west of Spokane along the so-called West Plains and you’ll find a small nest of communities, each more different …