Stories tagged: Airway Heights
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.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Highway 2 blocked, hundreds without power west of Airway Heights after car crashes into power pole
Power restored to Airway Heights after outage results from car crash
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights a nearby escape from the big city
If city living isn’t for you, worry not – look just west of Spokane along the so-called West Plains and you’ll find a small nest of communities, each more different …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Sen. Cantwell secures additional funds for Fairchild cleanup
A provision to the Department of Defense’s future budget could see more funds flow to local communities whose water supplies have been affected by contaminants from Fairchild Air Force Base.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Man facing felony charges after hitting four parked cars in hotel outside of Airway Heights
A man is facing a felony charge of malicious mischief after slamming his van into several parked cars at a hotel just outside of Airway Heights.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Airway Heights man died trying to break up teens’ argument over who would date girl
The baseball bat beating that left a 53-year-old man dead outside of his apartment in Airway Heights began because he was trying to stop two teenagers from arguing over who …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Man killed during Airway Heights parking lot fight
Police are investigating the killing of a man during a fight in the parking lot of an Airway Heights apartment complex early Friday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Fairchild officials testing 100 more wells for firefighting chemicals
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Kalispel Tribe announces new apartment complex plans, breaks ground on casino expansion
The Kalispel Tribe announced plans for a new 216-unit multi-family home apartment complex, as well as a new movie theater, at a groundbreaking event Tuesday for the casino’s latest expansion …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Airway Heights water contamination spurs talks for West Plains water deals
The City of Spokane is looking at ways to update its existing water agreement with Airway Heights and possibly adding Medical Lake to its list of customers. Contamination identified in …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Airway Heights water safe to drink, officials say
Airway Heights officials said Thursday that the city’s water supply is now safe to drink.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Victim of fatal stabbing near Airway Heights was attacker’s sister, records say
The victim of a fatal stabbing Sunday morning west of Airway Heights was the attacker’s sister, according to recently released court documents.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing of woman near Airway Heights
A woman was stabbed to death west of Airway Heights Sunday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Airway Heights tap water still contaminated
Tap water in Airway Heights still contains levels of firefighting chemicals above federal recommendations, a third round of testing has shown.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Spokane Tribe releases name, logo for new casino development in Airway Heights
Two horses representing the past and future of the Spokane Tribe of Indians are featured in the logo representing the $400 million project, which has drawn legal challenges ahead of …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
County plans lawsuit over Spokane Tribe’s casino in Airway Heights
Spokane County leaders plan to sue the federal government over its role in approving the Spokane Tribe’s long-planned $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Airway Heights water is still contaminated
The latest water quality tests show that the water in the Airway Heights water system is still contaminated, though it has improved.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Hundreds bring fears of Airway Heights water contamination to meeting with Fairchild officials
Hundreds of people worried about the water they drink, bathe in and give to their animals packed the Medical Lake High School gym Tuesday night to demand answers.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Airway Heights expects to finish flushing contaminated water lines by Monday morning
City officials in Airway Heights expect to finish flushing water lines of contaminants from Fairchild Air Force Base on Sunday night or Monday morning.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
Airway Heights pumping out contaminated water that some say could be replaced by Fairchild supplies
City officials said Friday that levels of contaminants in the Airway Heights water system were more than 15 times the threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency last year. Flushing …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
33 Airway Heights area restaurants asked to keep city water out of food and beverages
Restaurants west of Hayford Road in Airway Heights have been asked to not use contaminated water in food or beverages.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Citing potential water contamination, Department of Corrections issues recall for food manufactured at Airway Heights Corrections Center
The Washington Department of Corrections announced Thursday evening that it is voluntarily recalling food manufactured by the Airway Heights Corrections Center following reports of possible contamination in the Airway Heights …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Airway Heights seeks more emergency water following well contamination discovery
The advisory not to drink the city’s tap water entered its third day Thursday as Airway Heights officials sought additional help from Spokane and private landowners pondered their legal options …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Decades of warnings behind chemical contaminating water in Airway Heights
Air Force and public health officials have repeatedly described the chemicals contaminating water in Airway Heights as an “emerging issue” – one that’s being handled proactively and transparently. But nowhere …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Residents in Airway Heights feeling water constraints after chemical contamination from Fairchild Air Force Base
The thought on everyone’s mind behind the Yoke’s grocery store in Airway Heights Wednesday morning was, “Where’s the water?”