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Ballot measure to clear housing from APZs is a winner

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The always seemingly endless war to save Fairchild Air Force Base – and the enormous economic impact it has in the region – has been waged with battles on many fronts and by many kinds of citizen soldiers over the years.

Soon, a new army, the taxpayers of Spokane County, will be asked to join the effort by their approval of a ballot measure Nov. 5 that would help fund the purchase of homes within the Accident Potential Zones.

These APZs are designated areas at each end of Fairchild’s runway that are considered most likely to be affected should one of the base’s tankers crash.


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