Spokane council drops opposition to tribal casino

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council has dropped its opposition to a casino planned by the Spokane Tribe near Fairchild Air Force Base.

The council switched its position Monday to neutral _ neither for nor against.

Two years ago the council voted to oppose the project because some officials feared it would adversely affect the air base and make it a target for closure.

The Spokesman-Review reports ( http://bit.ly/1foDRFq) the Air Force position on the casino also is neutral.

The casino still needs federal approval and the consent of the Washington governor.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com


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