Speaking of money for local public projects, Airway Heights is the big winner in a new list of water projects proposed for state and federal stimulus dollars.
Gov. Chris Gregoire and the state Department of Ecology are backing $140 million in projects, with nearly half that coming from federal stimulus dollars.
The Airway Heights project includes improvements to a system for collecting wastewater and getting it to new treatment faiclities. Some of the treated wastewater will be reused -- including letting it soak back into the West Plains aquifer.
The money's not quite a done deal. The list will be finalized in mid-May after public comments.