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  • UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2015, 12:59 p.m.

    Airway Heights mayor says bus incident tied to politics

    Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing said Thursday he believes political opponents are behind efforts to play up what he called a “minor vehicle accident’ that took place in January while …


  • Couple accused of drug smuggling during Valentine’s Day prison visit

    A man serving time at Airway Heights Corrections Center is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison with help from his fiancee.


  • Airway Heights challenges bill for Highway 2 plowing

    The first bill from the state Transportation Department arrived last year at Airway Heights City Hall. It was about $50,000 and represented the amount spent by state crews clearing snow …


  • U.S. 2 speed zones might be extended

    Efforts to lower the speed limit on U.S. Highway 2 through Airway Heights and west Spokane are the result of increased commercial presence along the highway. The Spokane City Council …


  • Spokane County cities considering trash-hauling changes

    Several cities in Spokane County are considering major changes in the way garbage is collected. For residents, any changes result in an end to the practice of taking trash, clippings, …


  • City Council revisiting decision to oppose Spokane Tribe casino

    The Spokane City Council is poised to reconsider its opposition to the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ proposed Airway Heights casino. About two years ago, the council voted 4-3 to oppose …


  • West Plains warehouse could host East Side’s first legal marijuana crops

    With more than 1,100 applications to grow legal marijuana in Washington, the state has no shortage of would-be entrepreneurs eager to jump into the new industry created by voters last …


  • Death at Northern Quest Casino called a suicide

    A spokeswoman for Northern Quest Casino said a man committed suicide near the complex’s parking garage Sunday afternoon. He was not a regular gambler at the Airway Heights casino, the …


  • Overnight police chase ends in Airway Heights arrest

    The Spokane and Airway Heights police departments disabled a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Jesse Woodward early Thursday morning after a high-speed chase. Woodward was arrested and faces charges of eluding …


  • County offers to split new tax revenue with cities

    Spokane County commissioners have made an offer they hope the city of Spokane can’t refuse: to split new revenue from development of the West Plains. The county and Spokane International …


  • Spokane County set to put Fairchild tax vote on fall ballot

    Spokane County voters will be asked this fall to open their wallets to eliminate one of the most serious civilian encroachments near Fairchild Air Force Base. County commissioners have scheduled …


  • Man charged with bilking investors out of $1.5M

    A former Spokane man persuaded 50 investors to pay about $1.5 million to build an ethanol plant on the West Plains that never materialized, according to an indictment unsealed in …


  • Drivers find diesel, not gas, in fuel tanks

    By the time blue smoke began pouring out of her 2011 Toyota Venza, Sharon Yeager already knew something was wrong. Yeager fueled her car at Spoko Fuel Gas Station on …


  • Casino opponents criticize tribe-funded study

    Critics of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino and resort at Airway Heights took issue Wednesday with the findings of a consultant’s study that claimed the project poses no threat to …


  • Spokane Tribe’s casino study rejects Fairchild conflict

    A private study commissioned by the Spokane Tribe concludes that a proposed casino and resort in Airway Heights creates no disruptions or threats to training flights at nearby Fairchild Air …


  • Assault victim accused of pointing gun at boy offering help

    A domestic violence call in an Airway Heights trailer park this morning quickly turned into a brief hunt for a man and assault charges against a woman for pointing a …


  • Requests granted; casino decision pushed back to May

    A federal decision on the proposed tribal casino on the West Plains will be delayed until at least May 1. The U.S. Department of Interior has granted several requests for …


  • Spokane Tribe won’t oppose requested delay on casino

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers seems “misinformed” in her recent request to delay a government recommendation on the proposed Spokane tribal casino on the West Plains, the tribal chairman told …


  • 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 …