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Spokane Tribe Proposes New Casino and Resort

Spokane County could have another casino if all goes as planned for the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The Spokane Tribe wants to build on 145 acres of ancestral land in Airway Heights, but they must pass several levels of approval first, including that of wary public citizens.

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10/25/2014

article McMorris Rodgers, Pakootas find plenty to disagree about
(Washington) -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas clashed over Obamacare, minimum wage, the best ways to bring jobs to the region...

10/23/2014

article Pakootas, McMorris Rodgers clash on casino
(Washington) -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas clashed over Obamacare, minimum wage, the best ways to bring jobs to the region...

10/21/2014

article Commissioner candidates trade well-worn barbs at Valley debate
(Washington) -- Al French and Mary Lou Johnson used the “Rally in the Valley” debate at Central Valley High School on Monday night to continue policy...

10/4/2014

article Candidates say county commission race about leadership style
(Washington) -- The candidates locked in a tight race for the Spokane County Commission say November’s vote is a decision between two distinct leadership styles.

7/19/2014

article Editorial: Johnson, French best District 3 county commission candidates
(Washington) -- The District 3 county commission race is unsurprisingly contentious, because it features two candidates who tussled four years ago and still have little...

7/16/2014

article Growth is key in Spokane County commission race
(Washington) -- Republican Spokane County Commissioner Al French is facing a potential rerun of 2010, when he ousted Democrat Bonnie Mager in a close race.

5/22/2014

article LETTER: Questions about casino
(Washington) -- Sheri Johnson’s April 30 letter left out some relative facts concerning another casino in Airway Heights. First, why is a group of investors...

5/13/2014

article Airway Heights mayor, others protest county’s fight against casino
(Washington) -- A group supporting a proposed Spokane tribal casino and resort rallied in front of the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday decrying the spending by...

5/10/2014

article Editorial: Rich Hadley’s demeanor led to his GSI success
(Washington) -- Friday was Rich Hadley’s last as president of Greater Spokane Incorporated. Spokane is greater for the almost 21 years he led the region’s...

5/4/2014

article LETTER: Caper needs Sherlock
(Washington) -- “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Seems this applies to the Spokane Tribe...

4/29/2014

article LETTER: Casino opposition a waste
(Washington) -- The Spokane County commissioners have spent over $300,000 on high-priced Seattle lawyers to fight the creation of over 5,000 jobs and an influx of $450...

4/15/2014

article LETTER: Another look at casino welcome
(Washington) -- I am very glad that the Spokane County commissioners have hired attorneys to take another look at whether they should OK another Indian casino at Airway...

4/13/2014

article In Our View: Casino Lacks Justification
(Washington) -- Despite a tentative new agreement that spells out details for a proposed Cowlitz tribal casino in Clark County, the justification for such a facility...

4/12/2014

article Spokane County has paid law firm $300,000 in casino fight
(Washington) -- Spokane County commissioners have paid a law firm $300,000 during the past 17 months in their fight against a Spokane tribal casino near Fairchild Air...

4/10/2014

article Spokane County opposes casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane County commissioners are asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to take another look at possible negative impacts of a proposed Indian...

4/8/2014

article Spokane County seeks second federal study of Airway Heights casino
(Washington) -- Spokane County commissioners are asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to take a new look at possible negative impacts of a proposed Spokane tribal...

3/24/2014

article Yet another study doesn’t see the proposed Spokane tribal casino as a big problem for Fairchild
(Washington) -- A decision over whether the Spokane Tribe can build their proposed tribal hotel and casino in the West Plains area is still an unknown number of weeks...

3/7/2014

article LETTER: Focus on riverside casino
(Washington) -- I believe that the Spokane Tribe’s casino proposition is a Trojan horse. That horse, in fact, belongs on the shores of Lake Roosevelt, where the...
article LETTER: Get in STEP with casino
(Washington) -- Well, news flash: Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Terry Yonkers says the Spokane Tribe’s STEP project has a “low and...

2/25/2014

article Read full statement from Air Force official on casino and Fairchild
(Washington) -- Last night's revelation that an assistant secretary of the Air Force believed the proposed casino from the Spokane Tribe of Indians would create...
article Spokane council drops opposition to tribal casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council has dropped its opposition to a casino planned by the Spokane Tribe near Fairchild Air Force Base.
article Vestal: Cracks showing in anti-casino arguments
(Washington) -- 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...

2/24/2014

article City Council drops opposition to Spokane Tribe casino
(Washington) -- Two years after opposing the proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians casino on the West Plains, the Spokane City Council on Monday switched its stance to...
article Spokane City Council set to vote on tribal casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council opposed building a new casino in Airway Heights two years ago, but now council members was set to have another vote on the...

2/23/2014

article Guest opinion: STEP is good for tribe, region
(Washington) -- In Spokane County, we know the pain of joblessness and underemployment. As parts of Washington rebound from the Great Recession, we continue to...

2/20/2014

article City council debates Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino plan
(Washington) -- The city council in Spokane, Washington, will meet Monday and will once again consider the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

2/19/2014

article Changing Course / In 2012, the city council took a stand against the Spokane Tribe's proposed casino. Now it may be changing its mind
(Washington) -- At its meeting Monday, the Spokane City Council will once again be asked to consider the odds of the region's next big gamble. After passing a...
article OP/ED: Spokane City Council should stay opposed to Airway Heights casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council should not reverse its opposition to construction of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights.

2/18/2014

article Spokane City Council urged to reconsider earlier opposition to proposed tribal casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council should reconsider its opposition to a casino proposed in Airway Height by the Spokane Tribe as way to repair relations, the...

2/17/2014

article City Council revisiting decision to oppose Spokane Tribe casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council is poised to reconsider its opposition to the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ proposed Airway Heights casino.

11/17/2013

article Pentagon analysis shows McConnell cheaper option than Fairchild for new tanker
(Washington) -- Sending the first squadron of KC-46A tankers to Fairchild Air Force Base would have provided a $292 million boost to the local economy from new...

9/28/2013

article Editorial: County gets one right for Fairchild, and quickly
(Washington) -- Spokane County Commission management of West Plains affairs has often been characterized by hasty decision-making that created sometimes costly headaches...

9/21/2013

article Todd Mielke asks Congress for tighter casino rules
(Washington) -- Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke testified this week before a congressional subcommittee in favor of tightening regulations around the siting of...

9/8/2013

article Editorial: Latest threat to Fairchild a tangle, but needs fix
(Washington) -- Any threat to Fairchild Air Force Base puts local officials on high alert. A proposed levy that would fund removal of trailers in the base crash zone is...

5/31/2013

article Was the Spokane Casino Helped by an Air Force Decision?
(Washington) -- For two years, one word has summed up opposition to a plan by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino and resort complex on off-reservation trust...

5/26/2013

article LETTER: Casino decision momentous
(Washington) -- Local politicians, you now have the opportunity to decide what kind of society you want to have in this area. Do you want a casino-based economy that...

5/23/2013

article BLOG: If STEP moves forward, let’s hope the tribe chooses a stunning design
(Washington) -- We can't go two days without bringing up another mention of the proposed STEP project, which would begin with a proposed Spokane Tribe casino and...

5/21/2013

article Huffington Post hosts a discussion on the impact of casinos on city economies
(Washington) -- Continuing the thread on the possible approval by the BIA of the Spokane Tribe's proposed casino in Airway Heights, here's a little online...

5/16/2013

article City: Casino not a tax drain
(Washington) -- A Spokane County study claiming significant negative tax impacts from a proposed Spokane Tribe casino on the West Plains is drawing criticism from the...

5/13/2013

article Big decisions involving Fairchild AFB
(Washington) -- Some big decisions that could help decide the future of Spokane's Fairchild Air Force Base are expected soon.
article Rep. McMorris Rodgers joins tribal casino battle
(Washington) -- U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris RodgersA congresswoman, who represents the Spokane, Washington, area, has entered the battle being waged against a...

5/11/2013

article LETTER: Casinos not worth it
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe’s proposed new casino will not bring in any new revenue unless tourists come to this region just to lose their money there.

5/8/2013

article BLOG: McMorris Rodgers, Spokane Tribe casino statements
(Washington) -- As reported in this morning's paper, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers formally came out against a proposed West Plains casino as “encroachment...
article Casino opponents blast Spokane Tribe-funded study released last week
(Washington) -- Critics of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino and resort at Airway Heights took issue today with the findings of a consultant’s study that...
article Congresswoman opposes Indian casino near Spokane
(Washington) -- A congresswoman has joined opponents of a proposed Indian casino near Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane, saying such a large, commercial...
article McMorris Rodgers opposes new casino
(Washington) -- U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has joined with opponents of a large proposed Indian casino near Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane.

5/7/2013

article McMorris Rodgers opposes casino
(Washington) -- A request to build a casino, resort and retail development on the West Plains should be denied as “clear encroachment” on the nearby Air...

5/3/2013

article BLOG: Here’s the debated ‘spaghetti-flight’ photo that tribe’s consultant says is misleading
(Washington) -- One SR story with a major business component is today's piece on a private study looking at the question of encroachment on Fairchild Air Force Base...
article Spokane tribe says casino no threat to air base
(Washington) -- A report commissioned by the Spokane Tribe says its proposed casino in Airway Heights would not affect flight operations at Fairchild Air Force Base.

5/2/2013

article Spokane Tribe unveils casino report
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe released a study Thursday which examined the impact of a new casino in Airway Heights. Tribal leaders hired a Washington, D.C. firm led...
article Spokane Tribe’s casino study rejects Fairchild conflict
(Washington) -- A private study commissioned by the Spokane Tribe concludes that a proposed casino and resort in Airway Heights creates no disruptions or threats to...
article Fairchild should get KC-46A decision this month
(Washington) -- Fairchild Air Force Base should get word later this month whether it will become the permanent home for the Air Force's new KC-46A tankers.

4/25/2013

article LETTER: Base, tribe in step
(Washington) -- Why isn’t Fairchild Air Force Base saying the Spokane Tribe’s West Plains project is a problem? Simple; because they don’t believe...

4/14/2013

article Column: Fairchild’s casino silence baffling and frustrating
(Washington) -- 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...

3/29/2013

article Casino Battle: Why the Opposition to Spokane Tribe's Anti-Poverty Plan?
(Washington) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final report in February endorsing a large, off-reservation casino and hotel development for the Spokane Tribe in...

3/2/2013

article LETTER: What gives on casino?
(Washington) -- The argument was made that Gov. Jay Inslee stood up for tribal sovereignty and self-determination. The Spokane Tribe’s casino would be 1.5 miles...

3/1/2013

article Requests granted; casino decision pushed back to May
(Washington) -- A federal decision on the proposed tribal casino on the West Plains will be delayed until at least May 1.

2/26/2013

article Spokane Tribe won’t oppose requested delay in casino process
(Washington) -- U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers seems “misinformed” in her recent request to delay a government recommendation on the proposed Spokane...

2/23/2013

article BIA asked to delay Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid
(Washington) -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to delay a decision on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

2/21/2013

article U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers seeks delay on proposed Indian casino
(Washington) -- 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...

2/17/2013

article Special: STEP project sensitive to impact, vetted by BIA
(Washington) -- As chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, I welcome the opportunity to provide some factual information about our project on the West Plains.

2/13/2013

article LETTER: Speak out against casino
(Washington) -- Opponents of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino complex on Highway 2 need to get louder. Sensible people need to shout next at Gov. Jay Inslee....

2/6/2013

article Inlsee: No comment on Spokane Tribe casino
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee has a final say on whether the Spokane Tribe can build a proposed casino on the West Plains near Fairchild Air Force Base, but wouldn...

2/4/2013

article Tribe defends plan for Spokane casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe says it would work with the Air Force to reduce land use conflicts if the tribe is allowed to build a casino complex in Airway Heights...

2/3/2013

article Editorial: Spokanes’ casino hopes nearer, but need dashing
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is but two signatures away from approval of its decadelong effort to build a casino in Airway Heights. May those pens run dry.

2/2/2013

article BIA backs proposed casino
(Washington) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ignoring local government opposition to a plan by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino near Fairchild Air Force...
article County comes out against casino
(Washington) -- Spokane County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution at their Jan. 29 meeting outlining their opposition to the Spokane Tribe...

2/1/2013

article Spokane Tribe posts statement on casino project
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe says it would work with the Air Force to reduce land use conflicts if the tribe is allowed to build a casino complex in Airway Heights...

1/31/2013

article Spokane Tribe posts casino impact statement
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe’s draft environmental statement about a proposed gaming facility in Airway Heights lays out efforts to work with Fairchild Air...

1/30/2013

article Commissioners opposed to Spokane Tribe casino plan
(Washington) -- Spokane County Commissioners voted unanimously on a resolution Tuesday afternoon opposing the Spokane Tribe's casino project, which would be located...
article Spokane Commissioners oppose proposed Spokane Tribe complex
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe wants to build a large complex for gambling, shopping, and entertainment in Airway Heights across from Fairchild Air Force Base. On...
article Spokane commissioners oppose tribal project
(Washington) -- Spokane County commissioners, freed from an agreement that previously prevented them from commenting, have passed a resolution opposing the Spokane Tribe...

1/29/2013

article County files casino plan objection / Commissioners’ statement cites impact to Fairchild
(Washington) -- Spokane County Commissioners registered their formal objection Tuesday to a plan by the Spokane Tribe to build a casino on land in Airway Heights.
article What happened in the deal between Airway Heights and Spokane County?
(Washington) -- It cannot be news or much of a shock to learn the Spokane County commissioners unanimously voted to express opposition to the proposed Spokane Tribe...

1/25/2013

article Comments on Spokane Tribe casino will still be allowed after EIS is released
(Washington) -- A Friday regional story noted that Spokane County Commissioners will unwind a 2010 agreement that would have kept them from taking a stance on a proposed...
article County commissioners preparing casino comments
(Washington) -- Spokane County Commissioners today voted to terminate a 2010 agreement with Airway Heights that prevented commissioners from commenting about a proposed...

1/24/2013

article County commission to vote on ending casino no-comment deal
(Washington) -- Spokane County commissioners Friday are likely to terminate a 2010 agreement that prevented them from taking a stance on a proposed second tribal casino...

12/20/2012

article Fairchild buffers gain approval
(Washington) -- 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...

11/2/2012

article 2 Spokane County commissioners want to end gag order on casino project
(Washington) -- Two Spokane County commissioners are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to overturn a contract that blocks the county from taking sides on the Spokane...

10/19/2012

article LETTER: End silence on casino
(Washington) -- I was outraged to learn that the city of Airway Heights and the Spokane Tribe are forbidding the Spokane County commissioners from speaking out about the...
article LETTER: Remove county’s gag
(Washington) -- County Commissioner Al French should be congratulated for exposing the absurdity of the muzzle that has been placed on the Spokane County commissioners...

10/12/2012

article Guest opinion: Tribe project gag is odious
(Washington) -- The greatest responsibility of any elected official is to carefully research, consider and facilitate debate about the most important issues affecting...

9/29/2012

article Guest opinion: Allow tribe’s STEP project a fair chance
(Washington) -- 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...

9/16/2012

article OP/ED: Silence telling in casino deal
(Washington) -- In May, Spokane County and the city of Spokane adopted policies outlined in the Fairchild Joint Land Use Study to protect Fairchild Air Force Base from...

8/30/2012

article Council President Stuckart backs Spokane Tribe’s casino project
(Washington) -- Though much has been said about the proposed Spokane Tribe's casino and development project in Airway Heights, most of it has been heated opposition.

8/29/2012

article BLOG: To take sides in tribal casino debate, French uses a legal distinction on duties
(Washington) -- Today's regional story about a vote at the Airway Heights City Council had a legalistic issue tucked away and not easily elaborated on. The story...
article OP/ED: Gambling revenue in political sights
(Washington) -- Spokane County traded silver for silence two years ago, an ill-advised bargain that has sidelined the Board of Commissioners while the community fights...
article OP/ED: Spokane Tribe's casino project will create thousands of jobs
(Washington) -- FOR hundreds of years the Spokane Tribe of Indians has lived and raised families across the many miles of the Spokane River Basin, including present city...

8/28/2012

article County denied voice on casino / Airway Heights council rejects change to pact
(Washington) -- Airway Heights city officials have refused a request by Spokane County to unwind a 2010 agreement that prohibits county officials from taking sides on...

8/7/2012

article Lowry, Munro weigh in on Spokane Tribe casino
(Washington) -- Former Gov. Mike Lowry and former Secretary of State Ralph Munro are against the Spokane Tribe's plan to build a casino near Airway Heights. So much...

8/6/2012

article OP/ED: Don't let Spokane Tribe build a casino off reservation
(Washington) -- THE Spokane Tribe's proposal to build its third casino at an off-reservation site a few miles outside of Washington's second-largest city has...

6/12/2012

article BLOG: Gov debate: Tribal gaming
(Washington) -- Inslee: There's a federal process and that process needs to be followed. I have a concern about expansion of tribal gaming that could lead to harm...

5/18/2012

article City, County sign land use plan to limit development near Fairchild
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is moving ahead with plans to build a casino near Fairchild Air Force Base even as both Spokane County and City of Spokane leaders...

5/11/2012

article Airway Heights formally approves annexation of Spokane Tribe’s STEP land
(Washington) -- News from our SR West Plains bureau: the City of Airway Heights announced on Friday it's formally annexed the 145 acres the Spokane Tribe hopes to...
article Possible casino site part of city
(Washington) -- Airway Heights’ annexation of 145 acres owned by the Spokane Tribe of Indians intended for a possible casino and resort was formally approved this...

4/30/2012

article Spokane City Council passes ordinance that may limit proposed casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council voted on an ordinance Monday night that could limit the way the Spokane Tribe can build a proposed casino on the West Plains.

4/29/2012

article Spokane tries to preserve Fairchild Air Force Base
(Washington) -- Fairchild Air Force Base is Spokane County's largest employer and has been a mainstay of the local economy for seven decades.

4/22/2012

article LETTER: Land swap for casino
(Washington) -- The current issue surrounding the proposed Spokane Tribe’s casino, Fairchild Air Force Base (FAFB), Spokane International Airport (SIA) and any...

4/21/2012

article OP/ED: Casino critics off the mark
(Washington) -- While driving today, I was assaulted by a vitriolic opinion piece from the opponents of the Spokane Tribe Economic Project. I take issue on several...

4/18/2012

article Decision on Spokane’s Proposed Casino/Economic Development Project Coming Soon
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is proposing a major economic development on their ancestral homelands, off the current reservation but land acquired in trust in 2003.

4/17/2012

article Bureau adds 30 days for casino comments
(Washington) -- Two requests by area officials to address concerns about a proposed tribal casino in Airway Heights prompted the Bureau of Indian Affairs to extend the...

4/10/2012

article LETTER: Impact on base overblown
(Washington) -- I have been watching events unfold regarding the building of the Spokane Tribe’s casino in Airway Heights. Until recently, there has been little...

4/7/2012

article OP/ED: Building casino, hotel at the proposed site will make the base vulnerable to closure
(Washington) -- I would like to offer my personal insights on the proposed STEP – the Spokane Tribe’s initiative to build a full casino and a 14-story, 300-...

3/29/2012

article Massive turnout for both sides of STEP
(Washington) -- Hundreds of people in support and opposition for the proposed Spokane Tribe Economic Project gathered at Sunset Elementary in Airway Heights Monday,...

3/27/2012

article Hundreds attend hearing for Spokane Tribe casino
(Washington) -- Hundreds of people attended a Monday night hearing on plans for a proposed Spokane Tribe casino at Airway Heights.

3/26/2012

article Battle brews over proposed Spokane Tribe casino
(Washington) -- A battle is brewing in Airway Heights over the Spokane Tribe's proposed casino plans. The mixed use facility would be built off Craig Road and...
article BLOG: Hearing on Spokane Tribe’s casino proposal is certain to generate a lot of heat
(Washington) -- In case you didn't know, tonight is the public hearing hosted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the Spokane Tribe's impact statement for...
article Council opposes casino
(Washington) -- Spokane tribal leaders warned the Spokane City Council on Monday that taking a stance against their proposed West Plains casino could poison their...
article Kalispel Tribe speaks out against casino idea at hearing
(Washington) -- During a public hearing Monday evening on a proposed Spokane Tribe casino, members of the Kalispel Tribe said the new gaming facility would devastate the...
article OP/ED: Condon condemns casino
(Washington) -- Spokane Mayor David Condon has added his name to the list of local leaders opposed to the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ proposal for a casino on the...
article Sound Off for March 26th: Are you for or against the proposed Spokane Tribe casino in Airway Heights?
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe wants to build a $400 million dollar casino and retail complex in Airway Heights, but the project is not without opposition.

3/22/2012

article Spokane area leaders say ‘no’ to STEP
(Washington) -- Spokane area business and political leaders gathered last week to express their opposition to the Spokane Tribe Economic Project on a 145-acre plot just...

3/19/2012

article City Council resolution opposes new Spokane Tribe casino
(Washington) -- A new Spokane City Council resolution expresses strong opposition to the building of a casino near Airway Heights by the Spokane Tribe.
article Council will wait a week to consider casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council will wait until next week to consider opposing a Spokane Tribe of Indians casino project proposed for the West Plains.

3/17/2012

article Environmental statement pushes Spokane Tribe's proposed casino forward
(Washington) -- A big casino that the Spokane Tribe of Indians is proposing has cleared a major regulatory hurdle, but the project is drawing bitter opposition from a...
article Public notice on casino at issue
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider rushing its normal voting procedure to oppose the proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians casino on the West...

3/15/2012

article Protect air base, leaders plead
(Washington) -- Spokane business leaders on Thursday asked for help in stopping a proposed Spokane Tribe casino and hotel resort near Fairchild Air Force Base.

3/10/2012

article Editorial: Fairchild’s future must be No. 1 for area officials
(Washington) -- Release of the draft environmental impact study for the proposed Spokane Tribe casino development moves the complex, multitrack reviews of that project,...
article LETTER: Don’t gamble with Fairchild
(Washington) -- Wake up, Spokane! (“Casino, base may be compatible,” March 3). The Spokane Tribe has a reservation with 155,000 acres, with two operating...

3/5/2012

article Study says Spokane Tribal Casino would have little impact
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe called it a good day after the Bureau of Indian Affairs released a draft environmental impact study Friday that says a new proposed...

3/3/2012

article Casino, base may be compatible
(Washington) -- The development of a second tribal casino complex on the West Plains wouldn’t necessarily encroach on nearby Fairchild Air Force Base, a draft...

3/2/2012

article Study Says Spokane Tribal Casino Would Have Little Impact
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe called it a good day after the Bureau of Indian Affairs released a draft environmental impact study Friday that says a new proposed...

3/1/2012

article BIA will release Spokane Tribe’s casino impact statement on Friday
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is holding a press conference Friday at its SpoKo store in Airway Heights on Friday to talk about the release of the environmental...

1/31/2012

article Survey shows taxpayer opinions on police, new casino
(Washington) -- A new survey released Tuesday gives insight about various issues in the Spokane area, including what taxpayers think of police. A Spokane- based research...

1/30/2012

article Survey finds more residents support tribe’s casino plan
(Washington) -- About 40 percent of Spokane County residents surveyed last fall said they favor plans by the Spokane Tribe to build a casino near Airway Heights. Another...

12/30/2011

article LETTER: Casino critic cashing in
(Washington) -- I read with interest another one of Mr. Zakheim’s treatises about the Spokane Tribe’s project on the West Plains. He scoffs at the 3,800...

12/17/2011

article LETTER: Casino foes inconsistent
(Washington) -- Regarding Bernard Korth’s letter to the editor printed Nov. 30, “Casinos drain economy.” Korth is against the proposed Spokane Indian...
article LETTER: Proposed casino a win-win
(Washington) -- I support the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino on its large acreage just west of Airway Heights. What’s wrong with all the low-paying jobs the...

12/10/2011

article LETTER: Don’t go to casino
(Washington) -- There are mounting concerns that the upcoming Spokane Tribe casino in Airway Heights will have many negative impacts upon the surrounding community.

12/2/2011

article OP/ED: Casino-rich tribes might be shrewd to share more
(Washington) -- More gambling is a bad idea, but that is where the state of Washington could be headed if legislators hungry for revenue allow card rooms to introduce...
article OP/ED: Don’t risk loss of Fairchild
(Washington) -- Is a Spokane tribal casino worth the risk of Fairchild Air Force Base closing? Putting aside all other issues, such as the creation of new jobs at a...
article OP/ED: Stop gambling expansion
(Washington) -- As past chairperson of the Washington State Lottery and a member of the commission for nine years, I have seen, up close, the expansion of gaming in our...

12/1/2011

article Open house expands talks on Spokane Tribe’s project
(Washington) -- In an ongoing public relations effort, the Spokane Tribe held an open house at the Spokane Airport Holiday Inn Monday, Nov. 28 to answer questions...
article Spokane Tribe Proposes New Casino and Resort
(Washington) -- Spokane County could have another casino if all goes as planned for the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The Spokane Tribe wants to build on 145 acres of...

11/28/2011

article LETTER: Don’t buy casino spin
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is revving up its effort to sell our community on their proposed casino. They are trying to minimize the growing ranks of business...
article Spokane Tribe Holds Open House For Casino Project
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is holding an open house Monday night to discuss plans to build a new casino in Airway Heights.
article Spokane Tribe hosts open houses on proposed casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians is hosting two open houses to gain support for plans to open a casino in Airway Heights. Opponents still don't believe...

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