FAA: STEP will not impact Fairchild AFB

For Immediate Release Dec. 13, 2013 FAA: STEP will not impact Fairchild AFB Today’s determination is the latest analysis to show retail/entertainment project will not impact flight operations Spokane – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a study yesterday determining that the proposed Spokane Tribe Economic Project (STEP) “would not be a hazard to air […]

Spend First Friday with the Spokane Tribe

Spend the August 2nd First Friday with the Spokane Tribe in downtown Spokane. Enjoy artwork by Shawn Brigman, an enrolled member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. “As a current candidate in the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, my artful leadership vision is to transform the way we read Plateau architectural space […]

Study Clears Spokane Tribe’s Project

NEWS RELEASE May 2, 2013 STUDY CLEARS SPOKANE TRIBE’S PROJECT Today the Spokane Tribe of Indians released the results of an independent study undertaken to assess potential effects of their multi use project on Fairchild Air Force Base. The BIA studied the Fairchild issue thoroughly during the Environmental Impact Study process and now the Tribe […]

Indian Casinos – Increase in Revenue

The Associated Press recently reported: “Indian casinos brushed off weak consumer spending in a sluggish U.S. economic recovery to post a modest increase in revenue in 2011, an industry study reported Wednesday.” “Revenue at Indian casinos continued to be concentrated in certain states. California generated more revenue at Indian casinos than did any other state, producing […]

Requests granted; casino decision pushed back to May

Spokesman Review: March 2, 2013 A federal decision on the proposed tribal casino on the West Plains will be delayed until at least May 1. The U.S. Department of Interior has granted several requests for additional time to make comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Last month that statement listed a casino, resort and retail […]

What Gives on Casino?

March 2, 2013 – Letters, Opinion – Published in the Spokesman Review What gives on casino? 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 from Fairchild Air Force Base to lure airmen, and the Constitution needs amending, and the Bureau of […]

Follow Facts on Casino

March 5, 2013 – Letters, Opinion – Published in the Spokesman Review Follow facts on casino Well, another round of disinformation is being put forth by local politicians, and other people against the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights. There is no threat of any kind to Fairchild Air Force Base’s continued operation as an integral, […]

February 1 Inlander Post

“Would the Spokane Tribe’s Casino cause Fairchild to close? Heck no, independent study says” http://www.inlander.com/spokane/blog-7626-would-the-spokane-tribes-casino-cause-fairchild-to.html

Spokane Tribe’s Airway Heights Project Advances

The U.S. Department of the Interior today released the final Environmental Impact Study for the Spokane Tribe’s multi-use development in Airway Heights, the Spokane Tribe Economic Project (STEP). Spokane Tribal Chairman Rudy Peone stated, “The Department of the Interior has worked for over 3 years to study all environmental, social and economic impacts that STEP […]