Spokane commissioners buffer Fairchild Air Base

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The possibility of a sniper is one reason Spokane County commissioners decided to bar development on 400 acres on the east side of Fairchild Air Force Base.

The base commander recently raised concerns that an industrial facility could provide a hiding place for a sniper.

The Spokesman-Review reports ( http://bit.ly/1h4zhYL) the decision Wednesday also addresses concerns raised last week by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee that industrial development near Fairchild could threaten the future of the base.

The commission reduced the proposed expansion of an urban growth area from 4,100 acres to 3,700 acres.

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


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