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Sunday, September 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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State could put limits on development near bases

State may require cities and counties to restrict “incompatible” development near military bases.


Airway Heights mayor, others protest county’s fight against casino

A group supporting a proposed Spokane tribal casino and resort rallied in front of the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday decrying the spending by county commissioners to fight the project. …


Guest opinion: Preventing casino development crucial to Fairchild’s future

Recently, the Spokane County commissioners again urged the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the Spokane Tribe’s proposal to build a casino resort complex on off-reservation land near Fairchild …


Shawn Vestal: Cracks showing in anti-casino arguments

The Air Force said what? We have been assured – over and over again – by the institutional voices of reason that we cannot tolerate a new casino from the …


Fairchild Air Force Base tax outcome uncertain

A tax measure to protect Fairchild Air Force Base from civilian encroachment was trailing in Tuesday night’s count, but the race was too close to call. Spokane County Proposition 1 …


Fairchild buffers gain approval

Efforts to protect Fairchild Air Force Base from civilian encroachment took a big step forward with approval of new land-use regulations by the city of Airway Heights. The Airway Heights …


Planners approve land rules

The Spokane County Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a series of land-use rules that will help protect Fairchild Air Force Base from encroachment by surrounding development. But in approving …


Homes’ future up in the air

From the deck of her manufactured home in Airway Heights, Sharron Patton looks up to see big military jets gliding down to Fairchild Air Force Base about two miles away. …