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Cheney businesses reopen during Phase 2

June 8, 2020

  Several Cheney-area businesses are back open during Phase 2 of Washington’s four-phase reopening plan.   Phase 2 allows restaurants, hair/nail salons...

A group of EWU students enjoying their meal at Gerardo's.

Cheney Eats: The Easterner’s top choices for on and off campus dining

October 2, 2019

Gerardo's Authentic Mexican Food Gerardo’s Authentic Mexican Food is a restaurant that is known across Cheney. It has a large menu, with multiple options to cho...

An skyline of the Cheney/Spokane area. The Easterner's 'Best of' gives you our staff's  top choices for food, nightlife and recreation.

The Easterner’s ‘Best of’ the Cheney/Spokane area 2019

June 5, 2019

 We're just a few weeks away from graduating and if you're like us, you've been so disconnected from the world outside of tests and papers that you can't...

Cheney Mayfest will begin Friday, May 10, and end Saturday night. This is the seventh year Mayfest has happened in Cheney.

Cheney Mayfest returns Friday May 10

May 8, 2019

Cheney is  celebrating spring downtown at the seventh annual Cheney MayFest. Events begin Friday, May 10 and continue Saturday, May 11. The outdo...

The Zip's in Cheney

Amber Alert cancelled: Cheney Zip’s saves the day

April 10, 2019

A mother is in custody and a child is safe thanks to the swift actions taken by employees at the First Street Zip’s restaurant in Cheney. The Nampa Police ...

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

April 10, 2019

As qualifiers of seven of the past 10 FCS Playoffs, the EWU football team is no stranger to program success. It is also familiar with the costs of that...

Grocery Outlet making its way to Cheney

Grocery Outlet making its way to Cheney

April 5, 2019

The city of Cheney will be welcoming a new grocery store by 2020. Developments and permits are underway to begin the process of building a Grocery Outlet Ba...

Students and faculty contribute to Wikipedia

Students and faculty contribute to Wikipedia

March 4, 2019

Many people love to write stories. Some people like to write about people that were important to a community. And some of those stories are shared onl...

Cheney Police Department station located on G. Street. Cheney ranked as the 11th safest city in the state of Washington.

Cheney ranks as 11th safest city in Washington

February 6, 2019

Residents of Cheney classify it as a sleepy little town on the east side of Washington, home to a little more than 12,000 residents and students. As a wh...

M.R. Piggy's parking sign gives patrons an idea of their dining options, though the restaurant offers more than swine-centered service. M.R. Piggy's also offers chicken, pastries, and gluten-free options to appeal to a wider range of visitors.

M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe opens in Cheney

February 6, 2019

As local favorite Rokkos Teriyaki & BBQ closes its doors, a new restaurant rises up to give Cheney residents the barbecue goodness they crave.   M.R....

President's Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

January 31, 2019

“In this presentation, we are not looking to decide if white privilege exists, it’s a real thing, instead we are discover whether or not you as ...

After six years in business, the Rokkos Teriyaki & BBQ restaurant in Cheney closed in November. The owners opened a new Coeur d'Alene location in December.

Rokkos closes in Cheney; Coeur d’Alene location open

January 30, 2019

The Rokkos Teriyaki & BBQ restaurant in Cheney has closed, the restaurant announced Jan. 15 on Facebook. This comes a month after owners David and In...

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