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Spin Control: A ‘what if’ scenario from McCain’s 2000 campaign in Washington

What if John McCain won the Washington primary in 2000 and went on to win the White House?


With more planes arriving to Fairchild, Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck says base’s future remains bright

In a gallery of photos hanging on the wall of a cavernous World War II-era hangar at Fairchild Air Force Base, Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck’s picture shows him smiling, between …


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Send more tankers to Fairchild, Washington Congress members tell Air Force

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell tell the Air Force it should send reassigned tankers to Fairchild.


Basing decision for next-generation tankers to shift Fairchild’s role

Even though Fairchild wasn’t chosen for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling tankers, officials say the base could end up with more planes and people.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Fairchild passed over as a location for next round of new air-refueling tankers

Fairchild Air Force Base has come up short a second time in a bid to host next-generation aerial tankers, leaving Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to question …


Hearing Thursday looks at Fairchild’s second chance to land new Air Force tanker

The Air Force will hold a hearing Thursday in Spokane as it takes another look at Fairchild as a home for the nation’s new air refueling tanker.


Fairchild a finalist once again to house new refueling tankers

The Spokane military installation was turned down in 2013 to bed down the KC-46A Pegasus in favor of a Kansas base closer to where the new jets were manufactured. A …


Air Force should keep communities informed

It’s troubling that the Air Force officials would change criteria without being transparent. They know communities make critical decisions aimed at preserving air bases.


Fairchild’s fight for next new Air Force tanker gets tougher

The competition to be the next home to the new air-refueling tanker got significantly stiffer this year and supporters of Fairchild Air Force Base are concerned the rules were changed …


Air Force confirms new tankers going to McConnell

Anyone holding out hope that the first group of new air-refueling tankers would be located at Fairchild Air Force Base can give it up. Pegasus won’t be landing on the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2013, 9:10 a.m.

Fairchild loses bid to host new tankers

Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base has been selected over Fairchild Air Force Base and two others to be the main operating base for the Air Force’s new KC-46A air refueling …


Fairchild tanker meeting Tuesday

The Air Force will discuss the possible effects of sending its first new air-refueling tankers to its base on the West Plains at a meeting next Tuesday. A session described …


Hearing on new planes for Fairchild next Tuesday

Spokane will have a special type of “show and tell” next Tuesday on the possibility of the Air Force sending its first new air-refueling tankers to Fairchild Air Force Base.


Fairchild is finalist for newest tankers

Fairchild Air Force Base is on the short list to be the first home for the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The Air Force said Fairchild and three other bases …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 4:39 p.m.

Fairchild on short list to get new tanker

Fairchild Air Force Base is one of several bases on a short list for receiving the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The West Plains base is on a list the …


Leaders want Boeing’s new tankers at Fairchild

Production of a new fleet of Boeing air refueling tankers could bring more jobs and investment to Spokane, officials said Monday. The first in the new fleet of KC-46A tankers …


Campaign begins to land new tankers at Fairchild

Production of a new fleet of Boeing air refueling tankers could bring more jobs and investment to Spokane, officials said Monday.


Politicians urge Spokane for new tankers

Washington politicians have launched a campaign to bring the Air Force’s next generation of aerial refueling tankers to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.


Caldwell: Boeing’s tanker victory a blow to ’Bama

Thousands of Boeing Co. employees and suppliers, and only a touch fewer politicians, took a collective victory lap Thursday after the Pentagon made the 767 its choice for a new …