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Republican Mike Volz (left) and Democrat Kay Murano (right) are both running for a seat in Washington's state House in 2018. Volz has held the position since 2016.

The Easterner’s local elections guide

October 20, 2020

In a national election year, it’s easy to forget about local elections. Residents of Cheney have legislative, judicial and county races to vote in. Th...

Two EWU football players shot in downtown Spokane

Two EWU football players shot in downtown Spokane

July 13, 2019

EWU football defensive starters Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore were reportedly shot early Saturday morning in Spokane in the central bar district. Both...

A participant nearly hits the center at Heber Hatchets Axe Throwing. The shop's manager, Dave Kelley, began throwing hatchets over 15 years ago.

Heber Hatchets Axe Throwing opens in Spokane

June 10, 2019

When Dave Kelley began throwing hatchets over 15 years ago, he thought of it  only as an “obscenely fun” pastime with friends and family—not a way ...

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...

Creek running from the waterfall at Trail 121 located in the Palisades Park area.

Spokane hiking guide

May 22, 2019

Spokane may be a densely populated area, but a short drive in any direction from its booming downtown will land you in an outdoorsman’s paradise. There...

No-Li Brewhouse has outdoor seating on the Spokane River. The warmer weather drives  more customers to outdoor-friendly locations.

5 outdoor restaurants for summer weather

May 2, 2019

*Price scale from Yelp   Tomato Street - $$   Tomato Street serves wood fired pizza and custom calzones, smashed sandwiches, specialty ...

EWU's Get Lit! Festival poster from 2018. The festival will feature over 75 authors and around 40 events.

Get Lit! Festival 2019 in Spokane 4/22-4/28

April 17, 2019

Get Lit! Programs has celebrated writing for over 20 years, and its annual literary festival is right around the corner. This year’s Get Lit! Festival runs from A...

Basketball is a part of Spokane's culture. Successful programs at Gonzaga and Hoopfest—the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament fuel the city's love for the game.

EWU basketball players and coaches explain Spokane’s basketball culture

April 14, 2019

You don’t have to spend much time in the Spokane area to notice that baseketball is a big deal in the community. Baskets stand on driveways, in garages...

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...

(left to right) Matt Setzer, Chris Armi and James May have fun fooling around before the

EWU alumnus turned comedian arrives in Spokane

January 24, 2019

After a year of working in archaeology in Western Washington, EWU alumnus Matt Setzer decided to spread his wings and relocate back to the Spokane area to pur...

A diesel bus waiting for passenger in Downtown Spokane. Pending research results, Spokane Transit Authority may switch to zero-emissions electric buses.

Electric buses could arrive in Spokane

January 16, 2019

From fuel to volts, the backbone of Spokane's transit system could soon be electric. The Spokane Transit Authority has set its sights on bringing the...

EWU alumnus Chris Schroll runs for Spokane mayor

EWU alumnus Chris Schroll runs for Spokane mayor

January 9, 2019

EWU alumnus and 27-year-old Chris Schroll is running for mayor of Spokane this year. Schroll transferred to EWU from UNC Pembroke during 2012 to be c...

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