The tribe wants to turn 145 acres of land near the Air Force base into a casino and retail area. They plan on spending $400 to make their dream a reality, with plans for restaurants, a hotel with indoor water park, and even a new police and fire station.
There are two big issues that stand in the way, however. First, opponents say the project could jeopardize the future of Fairchild Air Force Base, one of the area's largest employers. Secondly, critics worry the new casino, just miles from the Kalispel Tribe's Northern Quest Resort and Casino, would turn the town of Airway Heights into a mini Las Vegas.
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UPDATE: A male driver has serious injuries, the other driver, who's a female, has life threatening injuries.>>
UPDATE: A male driver has serious injuries, the other driver, who's a female, has life threatening injuries. Authorities tell our Katie Steiner that the female was driving in the wrong-direction in the southbound lanes on Hwy. 195 when she collided with a male driver. GET THE IDENTITIES OF THOSE INVOLVED INSIDE>>> >>
Deputies and firefighters responded to a car crash in Spokane Valley Monday afternoon near the intersection of 4th and Blake. Deputies say the SUV was heading south on Blake when it was struck by another car, causing it to flip onto its top in a nearby yard. One person was able to get out of the SUV, but the driver had to be pulled out through the rear lift gate. Injuries appear to be minor. >>