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 By John McCallum    News

EWU names presidential search committee

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University's search for its next president has officially begun. At a special meeting on Monday, April 19, the university's Board of Trustees unanimous... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Potential for damaging impacts

SPOKANE — National Weather Service officials are tracking a powerful cold front that will be passing through the region this weekend, bringing with it the potential for very... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By John McCallum    News

State moving to Phase 3 reopening March 22

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced at a March 18 news conference that effective March 22, the entire state will enter Phase 3 of its Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery. He also said evaluation of COVID-19 metrics will be... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion

Great Conjunction

It’s been a difficult year for us all. I know that’s an understatement. But methinks I shouldn’t have to go into many details to explain why. Unfortunately, those reasons are still all around us. It’s said hard times bring... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

EWU reporting COVID-19 cases

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University officials are reporting an uptick in cases of COVID-19 since instruction resumed in an online format Sept. 23. According to the university's Risk Management website, 64 students living... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

EWU, Cheney issue coronavirus enforcement notice

CHENEY – While education is their preferred first choice of enforcement, Cheney and Eastern Washington University law enforcement are prepared to take sterner measures with students who continue to violation safety protocols... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion

Still time to take the census

PORTLAND, Ore. – Officials want Washington residents to know there is still time to respond to the U.S. Census – especially residents in Eastern Washington. The count conducted every 10 years is important in that it determines... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Still time to take the census

PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials want Washington residents to know there is still time to respond to the U.S. Census — especially residents in Eastern Washington. The count conducted every 10 years is important in that it determines... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Badger Lake fire grows

CHENEY -- A series of small wildfires has grown into a 200-acre-plus blaze near Badger Lake about 15 miles south of Cheney. The fires began around 5:04 p.m. Sunday evening under... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Badger Lake fire grows

CHENEY – A series of small wildfires has grown into a 200-acre-plus blaze near Badger Lake about 15 miles south of Cheney. The four fires began around 5:04 p.m. Sunday evening... — Updated 8/18/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cullinan steps down at EWU

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has announced she is retiring from her position, effective immediately. The university's Board of Trustees has... — Updated 8/4/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

EWU board approves reduction targets

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustees have approved using more cash reserves and an allocation of reduction targets in order to close a $22.54 million operating budget shortfall. At a special meeting today... — Updated 7/24/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

World War II warbirds flyover Eastern Washington

SPOKANE VALLEY – A small piece of history will pass through eastern and central Washington skies on July 4. Five World War II vintage aircraft owned by Hangar 180 air museum in... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

A journey of 91 years, and five blocks

CHENEY – The goose has landed! DB Davis owner Dell Davis's pronouncement may not have the poetic sounds of astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous statement trumpeting mankind's first l... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Lenny's in Cheney closes for good

CHENEY – A dining favorite in the city has shut its doors permanently. Lenny's American and Italian Fine Cuisine on 1st Street has officially closed. While a post on the... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By John McCallum    Sports

EWU looking at $2.1 million in athletic budget cuts

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Athletics Department is eyeing an estimated $2.1 million loss in revenue, Athletics Director Lynn Hickey said during the weekly “Lunch & Learn” show on the department’s Facebook... — Updated 5/12/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Eastern students won't return to campus in the fall

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University officials announced that they will continue with the current online instruction format created about seven weeks ago in response to... — Updated 5/5/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Kalispel Tribe to reopen all facilities

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- Citing entertainment and hospitality as essential businesses needed to run their government, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians announced today (April 29) that they will be reopening all of their facilities on May 5... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Turning the state's recovery dial

OLYMPIA – Praising Washingtonians for their efforts in what appears to be a slowing of the spread of the COVID-19 disease, Gov. Jay Inslee announced some plans to reopen the state’s economy during a televised address Tuesday... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Eastern Washington cancels in-person commencement

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has announced that the university's June13 commencement will be switching from an in-person ceremony to an online format as part of protective measures to slow the sp... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 
 By John McCallum    News

Expanded unemployment filing begins this weekend

OLYMPIA -- Beginning this Sunday, Washingtonians currently ineligible to receive unemployment benefits may get a chance to receive financial help. In a press conference this afternoon with Gov. Jay Inslee, Employment Security... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 
 By John McCallum    News

Washington state to release 950 inmates from DOC

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and Department of Corrections Secretary Stephen Sinclair have announced plans to release up to 950 state inmates from facilities who are part of population vulnerable to COVID-19, including nonviolent... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 
 By John McCallum    News

West Coast states form recovery pact

OLYMPIA -- Washington, Oregon and California governors announced they have agreed on a shared vision to reopen their states economies and provide unified efforts to control COVID-19 in the future. The pact is based around dealing w... — Updated 4/14/2020 Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

DNR enacts early burn ban in Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources is implementing burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands in Eastern Washington, beginning Friday, April 10. DNR officials cited a front scheduled to pass through the region the... — Updated 4/10/2020

 
 By John McCallum    News

Coronavirus prompts early end of school year

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that school campuses will remain closed the rest of the 2019-20 school year. The executive order generally prohibits in-person instruction through June 19. Facilities remain accessible... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

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