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UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Man killed when struck by vehicle in Airway Heights; driver at large

A man was killed Thursday evening when he was struck by a vehicle in Airway Heights.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work

A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Fire breaks out at landfill near Fairchild

A fire on a landfill near Fairchild Air Force Base sent heavy smoke into the air Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Northern Quest Resort & Casino to have weekly summer street festival

Quest Sunday Fest – modeled after the Park Silly Market in Park City, Utah – begins July 14 and will run five consecutive Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:29 a.m.

Getting There: Airway Heights officials hope roundabout on eastern edge will help recreate a downtown

Roundabout, median projects on U.S. 2 aim to restore Airway Heights’ small-town feel and its pre-highway days.


Garfield Road Business Center planned in Airway Heights

Legacy Interests LLC is planning to construct a multitenant building in Airway Heights.


With at least 2,000 new jobs on the horizon, West Plains poised for rapid growth

After decades as Spokane’s low-profile neighbor, the West Plains is suddenly in the spotlight for employment, population growth and commercial development. Rapid development, bringing at least 2,000 new jobs, will …


Once-sleepy West Plains towns consider pushing boundaries

Officials in Airway Heights and Cheney are considering if they should push to expand their urban-growth boundaries.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Second suspect pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

The second suspect in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree manslaughter.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Airway Heights court commissioner faces questions about qualification to hear cases

Terri Cooper wears a judge’s robe and makes judicial decisions in local courts in both Cheney and Airway Heights. She’s been making those legal decisions for bout 16 years. But …


The Dirt: Exotic Metals submits plans for Airway Heights expansion

Exotic Metals Forming LLC has submitted development plans for future expansion on the West Plains.


Exotic Metals submits plans for Airway Heights expansion

Exotic Metals Forming LLC has submitted development plans for future expansion on the West Plains.


Airway Heights development to include 72 townhomes

The Arrowleaf Townhomes project calls for 20 duplex lots and 32 single-family lots on more than 12 acres near Ketchum Drive and Whitetip Avenue.


204-unit apartment complex planned in Airway Heights

Plans were filed this month with Spokane County to develop a three-story apartment complex in Airway Heights.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Housing shortage looms on Spokane’s West Plains

Job growth will bring thousands of new residents to the West Plains over the next two years. Finding places for them to live will be a challenge.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Man pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

A 20-year-old defendant implicated in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights resident pleaded guilty earlier this month to manslaughter.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Reardan bank robbery suspect arrested 12 hours later, 15 miles away at Airway Heights casino

Hours after an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the U.S. Bank in Reardan, the robbery suspect was arrested at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights


Lawsuit blames U.S. government for water contamination around Fairchild Air Force Base

The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges Fairchild Air Force Base officials used the fire retardant recklessly and failed to warn neighbors of its “inherently …


Northern Quest anticipates adding 150 to 250 hotel rooms in future

Northern Quest Resort & Casino just wrapped up $30 million worth of new construction to expand entertainment options for families. Within two years, the casino anticipates announcing plans for 150 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Fire early Saturday morning razes a shop north of Airway Heights

Flames were reported by a neighbor in the 19400 block of W. Bowie Road, according to fire officials. They were able to contain the damage to the shop, and there …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed from injuries sustained in crash west of Airway Heights

A motorcyclist died from injuries she sustained Tuesday in a collision west of Airway Heights.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:35 a.m.

Neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base sue makers of toxic fire retardant, including 3M Co.

The plaintiffs claim they have suffered from an array of serious health problems caused by the water contamination, which resulted from decades of foam runoff from a training site on …


Spokane, Airway Heights close to new water deal following well contamination

The two-year agreement will cap the amount of water Airway Heights can use from the Spokane aquifer and give the city time to address a long-term solution for well contamination …


Legislature votes to ban cancer-causing foam used to fight fires

Cancer-causing chemicals like the ones threatening West Plains water supplies would be banned for firefighters starting in 2020.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Washington could ban cancer-causing chemicals used to fight fires

Fire departments could be banned from using foam with certain chemicals that cause cancer, damage groundwater.


Spokane Tribe Casino opens to much fanfare on Monday evening

Hundreds of people braved a cold and foggy Monday evening for the public grand opening of the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights. It was a moment some tribal leaders …


Spokane Tribe betting on new casino that opens Monday

The Spokane Tribe Casino opens Monday in Airway Heights. Beyond the flash of Vegas-style slot machines and table games lie tribal leaders’ aspirations for a better future for the 2,900-member …


A year in review: 14 big stories of 2017

No quick list could adequately sum up the awesome, horrifying, beautiful and frustrating events of 2017. But some stories stand out for their scale and impact on the city, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Spokane Tribe announces opening date for Airway Heights casino

The Spokane Tribe’s new casino in Airway Heights will open at 7 p.m. Jan. 8, the tribe announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Air Force to reimburse Airway Heights for clean water after decades of chemical contamination

The U.S. Air Force has agreed to reimburse the city of Airway Heights for water it’s purchasing from the city of Spokane, months after the revelation that firefighting operations at …