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  • 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 …


  • Casino opponents blast Spokane Tribe-funded study released last week

    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 …


  • McMorris Rodgers opposes casino

    A request to build a casino, resort and retail development on the West Plains should be denied as “clear encroachment” on the nearby Air Force base, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris …


  • Spokane Tribe leader fined for poaching bison in Montana

    The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Indians poached two bison north of Yellowstone National Park in February and lied about his identity to officers investigating the hunt, court …


  • Fairchild’s casino silence baffling and frustrating

    Why all the whispering, Fairchild? If the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino is a threat to the base – which is, in turn, a threat to the local economy – why …


  • Fairchild said to have concerns about proposed casino

    Officially, Fairchild Air Force Base is neutral on the casino and resort the Spokane Tribe wants to build on the West Plains. Unofficially, it’s putting up red flags about the …


  • Levels of toxin focus of fight on wastewater

    OLYMPIA – Spokane County’s new wastewater treatment plant may be cleaning sewage so well that a key pollutant can’t be detected. But that doesn’t allay concerns the Sierra Club and …


  • 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. …


  • Inslee guarded on tribe casino

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee wouldn’t say Wednesday which way he’s leaning on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino on the West Plains. Inslee has the final ability to block the …


  • Acclaimed ‘ledger’ artist George Flett dies at 66

    Nationally known artist and Spokane tribal member George Flett died Wednesday afternoon, his daughter Regina Flett said today. He was 66. Flett had had diabetes since the early 1980s and …


  • 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 commissioners preparing casino comments

    Spokane County Commissioners today voted to terminate a 2010 agreement with Airway Heights that prevented commissioners from commenting about a proposed casino by the Spokane Tribe on U.S. Highway 2.


  • Commissioners ready to drop pact with Spokane Tribe over proposed casino

    Spokane County commissioners today are likely to terminate a 2010 agreement that prevented them from taking a stance on a proposed second tribal casino in Airway Heights. The action follows …


  • French, Mielke ask to reverse casino deal

    Two Spokane County commissioners are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to overturn a 2010 contract that prevents the county from taking sides on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in …


  • 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 …


  • County denied voice on casino

    Airway Heights city officials have refused a request by Spokane County to unwind a 2010 agreement that prohibits county officials from taking sides on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino. The …


  • Native Americans from across country gather at Julyamsh

    Two familiar faces from the small screen made an appearance this weekend alongside members of the Flathead, Nez Perce, Spokane, Navajo and other tribes at the 15th annual Julyamsh Powwow …


  • Tribes expand casino reach

    WASHINGTON – After buying a new chunk of land 50 miles north of San Francisco, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria just broke ground on a new, Las Vegas-style casino. …


  • Cheap trips promote knowledge of river

    Spokane’s Meet Me at the River summer trip program is gearing up for the fifth year, offering the public a convenient opportunity to connect with the entire length of the …


  • Regional tribes included in federal settlement

    The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a …


  • Tribe puts Lake Roosevelt walleye on table - for dinner, debate

    “What’s the deal with the bounty the tribe is offering on walleye at Lake Roosevelt?” asked someone in the gathering of area schools at Davenport. The Spokane Tribe’s fish program …


  • Landers: TV hunting host fined; Walleye bounty proposed - Oh my!

    Steelheading streams are off color and the wild turkey hunting season is still more than three weeks off. With a little breather in the action, let’s play the field today, …


  • Protect air base, leaders plead

    Spokane business leaders on Thursday asked for help in stopping a proposed Spokane Tribe casino and hotel resort near Fairchild Air Force Base. They said the site on the north …


  • Panel will review police policies, procedures

    To understand why the Spokane Police Department’s use-of-force training is under a microscope, consider this disconnect: Although the state’s top police trainer concluded that the fatal 2006 confrontation with unarmed …


  • Spokane Tribe lambastes critics of proposed casino

    The Spokane Tribe shot back Wednesday at critics of the casino it wants to build at Airway Heights. Mike Spencer, vice chairman of the tribal council, said he thinks most …


  • Contract requires county silence on proposed Spokane Tribe casino

    County commissioners couldn’t say a word this week when business leaders appealed for help in defending Fairchild Air Force Base. They were gagged by an agreement to remain silent in …


  • Spokanes seek new Grand Coulee deal

    WASHINGTON – Nearly 70 years after completion of the Grand Coulee Dam, members of the Spokane Tribe argued before a Senate committee last week that they have a moral right …


  • 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.

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