• Mar 02, 2017
    ‘Lost apples’ found at Steptoe Butte

    What an amazing story right in our backyard. A local investigator discovered two apple varieties previously thought to be lost. Discoveries like this are so important to preserving our region's past for future generations.

    • Mar 01, 2017
    My Thoughts on the President's Address

    President Trump's address last night was positive and encouraged all of us to come together to work for the American people. You can hear my thoughts by clicking the picture below:


    • Mar 01, 2017
    President Trump's Address

    Last night, with a great speech to Congress, President Trump reminded us all that he is a man of action, calling for Congress to work closely with the Administration as we reimagine government from top to bottom. Our 200-day plan focuses on lifting regulatory burdens, repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and strengthening our military. With his leadership, and your trust and support, we’ll get the job done.


    • Mar 01, 2017
    Chewelah’s Peterson elected state vice chair

    I am so proud of my longtime friend Grant Peterson. Grant has dedicated himself to our nation and the fifth congressional district. I am continually amazed by all he has accomplished and will continue to accomplish for this state and the people of Eastern Washington. Congratulations, Grant!

    • Feb 28, 2017
    Chewelah Arts

    It's great to see that the Chewelah Center for the Arts is up for a state Building for the Arts grant! The grant will allow the center to provide a better space for more community events like school plays, car shows, art gallery showings, music concerts, and many more events.


    • Feb 27, 2017
    Kettle Falls Marina

    When I heard of the closure of the Kettle Falls Marina, I reached out to the Pacific West Regional Director of the National Park Service to oppose this decision. It will not only cause serious harm to the local Kettle Falls community, but will have a detrimental impact on visitors who have enjoyed vacationing at Kettle Falls Marina for years. There is a clear need for these marina services and I’ll continue to work to keep the marina open.


    • Feb 27, 2017
    More Snow

    If you were hoping we had seen the last of the winter season, this morning probably came as an unpleasant surprise. With snow on the ground and more to come over tomorrow, please make sure to drive safe and be careful when traveling across Eastern Washington.



    • Feb 15, 2017
    Interview with the Internet Association

    I would like to thank the Internet Association for having me as their first guest to discuss Congress's involvement with 21st century technologies. I have encouraged my peers in Congress to utilize social media as a communication tool, and have used systems like Google Hangouts to engage with students in classrooms across Eastern Washington. Through legislation I co-authored, we have been able to push for off the shelf technologies to be adopted to help fix issues at the VA.

    • Feb 14, 2017
    Fairchild 75th Anniversary

    The Cheney Free Press is putting together a special section for the upcoming 75th anniversary of Fairchild Air Force base. Fairchild is an integral part of our community that has played a major role in how the area has grown and developed. Please share you stories about Fairchild with the Cheney Free Press, you can call them at 509-235-6184 or email jmac@cheneyfreepress.com

    • Jan 23, 2017
    Spokane Police Officer Saves the Day

    Thank you to our boys in blue who keep us safe even when it means risking their own wellbeing. Spokane is proud to have you Officer Schwering!