• Governor’s OK of Casino Project May Jeopardize Fairchild AFB, Spokane Leaders Say

    Governor’s OK of Casino Project May Jeopardize Fairchild AFB, Spokane Leaders Say0

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week gave final approval to the Spokane Tribe’s plan to build a casino and resort one mile from Fairchild Air Force Base in eastern Washington, a project the region’s leaders say poses a threat to the installation’s future. In a written statement, the governor’s office explained that Inslee’s decision came after a year of legal review and discussions with multiple tribal governments, state and local authorities, federal officials, Air Force leaders, and business and community groups. “This is not a simple situation with an easy, clear-cut answer …

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