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UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy …


US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker

The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait of …


Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas

The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the Strait …


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.


Fairchild Air Force Base seen as option for potential Navy fighter jets

A change in the nation’s overall defense plans could bring more planes to Fairchild Air Force Base by the end of this decade. It might also mean a name change …


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 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 …


Spin Control: Protest elicits tangle over Medicaid

Do Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Gov. Chris Gregoire agree on the best way to fix the nation’s health care system? Not hardly, although that may not be the impression …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2011, 2:09 p.m.

Fears about Boeing tanker jobs in Kansas resurface

Fears about the closure of Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant resurfaced today after a lawmaker’s comments that he had been told that modification work on Air Force refueling tankers will be …


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.


Spin Control: Corks pop at Boeing, but keep appeal history in mind

Despite the celebrating that has taken place since Boeing was declared the winner in the Air Force’s New Tanker Sweepstakes, it may be wise not to start adding all those …


Tanker crash dumps fuel near Lochsa River

LEWISTON – An estimated 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel from a crashed tanker has spilled into a ditch on the side of U.S. Highway 12 but has not yet seeped …


Senators, Rossi weigh in on tanker bid

The nation’s nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the campaign trail in …


Murray meets with aerospace interests

A 10-year tango over the Air Force tanker contract dances on, leaving Spokane aerospace interests to anticipate potential effects. Those aerospace interests gathered Thursday in Spokane to meet with Sen. …


One more round, perhaps, for Boeing and EADS

Boeing submitted its bid today for the Air Force’s $35 billion refueling jet contract as the military tries once again to pick a winner for the troubled program after several …


Northrop: Boeing has ‘unfair’ edge in tanker deal

The Pentagon has given Boeing Co. an “unfair” advantage in the latest competition for a troubled $35 billion tanker contract, a Northrop Grumman Corp. executive said Tuesday.