Spokane commissioners buffer Fairchild Air BaseSeptember 26, 2013 @ 5:32 am
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.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
On the eve of a national fast food strike, Dori explains why the workers will never win
Danny O'Neil on what we learned from Seahawks' win over the Saints
The Holiday Map
Find Santa photos, tree farms, and seasonal events with our holiday map
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.