Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Off-reservation casino clashes with military base

"Release of the draft environmental impact study for the proposed Spokane Tribe casino development moves the complex, multitrack reviews of that project, and an almost certainly incompatible upgrade of Fairchild Air Force Base, into a crucial phase.

The stakes are as high as they can be for the Spokane area’s economic future.

The Spokane Tribe wants to build a $400 million casino, hotel and retail complex on 145 acres facing U.S. Highway 2 and adjacent to Airway Heights. Slightly more than 2,800 jobs would be created when the project is fully built out. Two alternatives, one with no casino, would provide fewer jobs."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Fairchild’s future must be No. 1 for area officials (The Spokesman Review 3/11)

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Bret Michael Wheeler: Don’t gamble with Fairchild (The Spokesman Review 3/11)

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