Staff Reporter 

AH receives housing project funds

Legislature includes $2.7 million for purchasing land in Fairchild Air Force Base flight path


Airway Heights received some welcome news late last week from the Washington state Legislature regarding the state budget.

City Manager Albert Tripp said the Legislature included $2.7 million for purchasing land in Accident Potential Zone Two. Included in the land is residential property that resides in the flight path to Fairchild Air Force Base.

“This is a huge win for the region and also for the city,” Tripp said at the Monday, July 1, City Council meeting.

The city and other non-profit agencies are currently in the process of building alternative housing for the area’s residents...

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