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  • McMorris Rodgers seeks delay on proposed casino

    The federal government should delay its decision on a proposed tribal casino on the West Plains an extra 45 days to allow Spokane County to voice its objections, U.S. Rep. …


  • County files casino plan objection

    Spokane County Commissioners registered their formal objection Tuesday to a plan by the Spokane Tribe to build a casino on land in Airway Heights. The action comes after the commissioners …


  • County commission to vote on ending casino no-comment deal

    Spokane County commissioners Friday are likely to terminate a 2010 agreement that they said prevented them from taking a stance on a proposed second tribal casino in Airway Heights.


  • Attorneys: Judge frees spa owners’ assets

    Defense attorneys believe they won an important victory Thursday against a major investigation into eight suspected Spokane-area brothels that several months later has yet to produce a single criminal charge. …


  • Fairchild buffers gain approval

    Efforts to protect Fairchild Air Force Base from civilian encroachment took a big step forward with approval of new land-use regulations by the city of Airway Heights. The Airway Heights …


  • Jury acquits Airway Heights man of employee rape

    An Airway Heights man was cleared of rape and kidnapping charges by a unanimous jury Tuesday after a young female employee made allegations of such an attack last summer. Thomas …


  • Guest opinion: Allow tribe’s STEP project a fair chance

    It is sad that arguably the largest privately funded economic development project to come to Spokane in decades has been turned into a political football by those who appear to …


  • Program offers options for residents living near base

    Airway Heights has announced a program to build new affordable housing in an effort to clear out a neighborhood directly under the runway approach to Fairchild Air Force Base. Manufactured …


  • Here’s the Dirt: Tribe opens warehouse

    The Kalispel Tribe’s new laundry and storage warehouse will open Sept. 1, said Brandon Haugen, the tribe’s development manager.


  • Spokane Speedway slowly hitting stride

    Operating a racetrack in Airway Heights has been anything but easy for retired American Motorcyclist Association champion racer Joe Kopp. Kopp, a 43-year-old Rockford resident, put his racing career in …


  • Family thrilled for their new home

    Rena Bunting stood surrounded by her family on a dusty corner lot in Airway Heights looking at the foundation for her new home. Behind her, hamburgers were sizzling on a …


  • County objects to zoning changes

    Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday said they are concerned that zoning changes proposed in Airway Heights could result in unnecessary encroachment on Fairchild Air Force Base. The commissioners voted unanimously …


  • Rugby fans hold 21st annual festival in Airway Heights

    Saturday’s a rugby day. The phrase comes from a song sung by ruggers either before a match or afterward over a few pints – a song that celebrates rugby and …


  • Campbell’s last stand

    Glen Campbell wants you to know that he has Alzheimer’s disease. The pop and countrypolitan icon also wants you to know that he’s facing it head-on, and before the degenerative …


  • Foes stand up to new casino

    Eighteen government and business leaders have taken a stand against the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights, according to letters sent to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The …


  • Opposition growing to Spokane Tribe casino plan

    Eighteen government and business leaders have taken a stand against the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights, according to letters sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


  • Airway Heights to stop using Parkwest well

    Airway Heights has agreed to stop using a well that has deprived residents outside the city of water they’re entitled to pump. An “agreed order” with the state Department of …


  • Fireworks ban extinguishes fun for some revelers

    With new restrictions on the use of fireworks within city limits this year, Airway Heights has lost its spark. The West Plains city was the last within Spokane County to …


  • Fire destroys Airway Heights mobile home

    Three adults were displaced this afternoon when their Airway Heights mobile home was destroyed by fire. The mobile manufactured home, in the 1400 block of South Albert Street, was called …


  • West Plains coalition opposes Spokane Tribe’s casino plans

    A group of West Plains business owners say they oppose plans by the Spokane Tribe to build a casino and resort in Airway Heights. Irv Zakheim, owner of manufacturing company …


  • Editorial: Overpaying fire districts doesn’t serve taxpayers

    When a significant West Plains annexation agreement was reached a year and a half ago, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner hailed it as a sign of improved intergovernmental cooperation. Indeed, the …


  • Mobile home will help fire department serve West Plains

    Spokane’s first fire station on the West Plains won’t be the usual classy brick structure typical of the city’s other 14 stations. It will be a double-wide mobile home.


  • Casino could open in 2013

    Two officials with the Spokane Tribe of Indians say their proposed West Plains casino-resort could be ready for business sometime in 2013. Tribe Chairman Greg Abrahamson and Vice Chair Mike …


  • Verner or not, garbage summit is a go

    Next week’s regional Solid Waste Summit will occur with or without Spokane participation, County Commission Chairman Al French announced Friday. The two-day gathering of local government officials throughout the county …


  • Mager, French debate raceway, waste

    The “only candidate who has created jobs” will face the “only fiscal conservative” in a prerecorded county commission debate tonight at 7 on KSPS-TV. Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager will …


  • Officials reviewing tribal casino rules

    Plans by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino in Airway Heights ignited criticism from another area tribe during a closed-door Thursday meeting held by a federal agency …


  • County settles raceway suits, resolving contractors’ claims

    The Spokane County Raceway will cost taxpayers $850,000 more under a lawsuit settlement county commissioners approved Tuesday. Commissioners Mark Richard and Bonnie Mager, who don’t agree on much about the …


  • Woman displaced after Airway Heights home burns

    A mobile home in Airway Heights caught fire tonight, forcing a woman out of her hom while firefighters extinguished flames.


  • County won’t oppose casino plan in Airway Heights

    A second tribal casino in Airway Heights would pay out for Spokane County under a deal county commissioners approved Tuesday on a split vote. With Commissioner Todd Mielke dissenting, the …


  • New tenant’s find leads to evacuation of neighbors

    A man moving into an Airway Heights trailer Thursday made a find that invited bomb squad members as his first house guests.

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