Hundreds attend hearing for Spokane Tribe casino

SPOKANE — Hundreds of people attended a Monday night hearing on plans for a proposed Spokane Tribe casino at Airway Heights.

The tribe said it would create 2,000 jobs. But some of the opponents are Kalispel tribal members who say it would hurt their Northern Quest Casino, just three miles away.

KXLY reported that others are concerned about the proposed casino’s location in the flight path for Fairchild Air Force Base. Spokane Tribal Council Chairman Greg Abrahamson said the Pentagon says Fairchild will be fine.

After a public comment period ends April 16, the Bureau of Indian Affairs will issue a final environmental impact statement for the casino.

The Spokane Tribe ultimately needs approval from the secretary of Interior and the governor.

More in Local News

Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan

The proposal also includes money for the mental health system and efforts to fight opioid addiction.

Snohomish man, 63, missing from home since Monday

He left without his keys, wallet and phone, saying something about going to “the river.”

Firefighters come to the rescue and give mom new stroller

Donations to the Good Neighbor Program covered the $143.20 cost.

2 women struck, injured while crossing busy roads

The first happened Wednesday night in Everett. The second was Thursday morning in Edmonds.

One dead in crash south of Granite Falls

Two cars collided near the intersection of N. Lake Roesiger Road and Hidden Valley Road.

He drank nearly a gallon of vodka, then grabbed a cop’s gun

He got pummeled for that. Police had been trying to keep him on a gurney for an ambulance ride.

Police seek witnesses to hit-and-run

An 88-year-old woman was hurt when a Prius turned right at an intersection and struck her walker.

Lake Stevens man killed in crash near Highway 92 identified

Kristofor Nordgren, of Lake Stevens, was driving his Subaru when it hit a truck and a Ford Focus.

Case unresolved: The noose at an Edmonds construction site

Though two were fired over comments about it, police were unable to determine who put it there.

Most Read