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First-time candidates vie for Airway Heights City Council seat

Sarah Slater, a para-educator, faces Jennifer Morton, an assistant to Spokane’s mayor, in the race for a seat on the Airway Heights City Council.


Incumbent Airway Heights councilman up for re-election seeks partnerships to boost community

As Airway Heights continues to grow, a city council incumbent has his eyes set on increasing activities for the youth, mitigating traffic and fixing a housing shortage.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Three first-time candidates vie for Airway Heights City Council seat

The Airway Heights position 7 council race is full of fresh faces.


Shawn Vestal: Newsmakers self-identify however they please

So: Patrick Rushing isn’t a racist. And Rachel Dolezal is black. That’s how they identify, at least.


Airway Heights mayor rejects calls to resign over online comments

The Airway Heights mayor is refusing to resign after posting comments last week to his personal Facebook page that City Council members say are racist. Mayor Patrick Rushing, who compared …


Airway Heights mayor downplays ‘minor’ school bus accident

Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing suspects politics are behind increased interest in a noninjury crash involving a school bus he drove in January. “You know the saying, ‘Hold your friends …


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 …


County settles raceway suits, resolving contractors’ claims

The Spokane County Raceway will cost taxpayers $850,000 more under a lawsuit settlement county commissioners approved Tuesday. Commissioners Mark Richard and Bonnie Mager, who don’t agree on much about the …


Ex-mayor makes a comeback

Just over two months ago, Matthew Pederson found out he had lost his job as mayor of Airway Heights by just two votes to Patrick Rushing, a city council member, …


Airway Heights taps fund to balance 2010 budget

In its final meeting of 2009, the Airway Heights City Council unanimously passed the 2010 budget for the city. The city utilized approximately $63,000 from its fund balance in order …


Airway Height rate hike would fund water projects

The Airway Heights City Council conducted a public hearing Monday night, listening to citizens’ concerns over a proposed 5 percent water rate increase. The city is proposing to raise rates …


Sixth Avenue widening approved

The Airway Heights City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday night to make street, water main and sewer improvements to various parts of the city with three different projects. The …


Park named after teacher

The Airway Heights City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday night to name the park in the Sunset Crossing development Cleveland Park, in honor of the late Sunset Elementary School …


Airway Heights OKs fire pact with district

The Airway Heights City Council unanimously voted Monday night to approve a mutual agreement between the Airway Heights Fire Department and Lincoln County Fire District 4 to share resources. The …


Airway Heights appoints new judge

The Airway Heights City Council appointed Jennifer L. Fassbender as municipal court judge at Monday’s meeting. The role has been vacant since the previous judge, Charles Rohr, left in late …


Airway Heights building, planning fees to rise

The Airway Heights City Council unanimously passed a resolution increasing many of its building and planning fees Monday. Because some of the fees will rise significantly, City Manager Albert Tripp …


Airway Heights seeks fee restructuring

Airway Heights city leaders are deliberating on a plan to raise various building and planning fees, first proposed during a May 7 City Council meeting. Some fees would increase by …


Perry had debt to both Moe and ex-mayor

Former Airway Heights Mayor Dale Perry testified Monday that he was repaying a $3,000 personal loan from another ex-city mayor at the same time he got another loan from Spokane …