I am very glad that the Spokane County commissioners have hired attorneys to take another look at whether they should OK another Indian casino at Airway Heights. They point out that Fairchild Air Force Base contributes $1.3 billion to the region’s economy each year. How much would another casino bring to the economy?
The casinos do not pay taxes or share their profits with the county. Why should we risk the closure of Fairchild AFB and $1.3 billion a year just to provide a few jobs to the Spokane Tribe? They should find a more suitable place to build their casino that does not threaten Fairchild’s future.