September 12, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 21

Spokane County Council of Governments highlights regional activity

Last Friday, Sept. 6, government representatives and business leaders met at the annual Council of Governments meeting at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, bringing forward some of the larger issues affecting the Inland Northwest.

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First off was Fairchild Air Force Base’s 92nd Wing Commander Brian Newberry, who focused on its connections with the county. Those connections have helped especially in the last year as budget sequestration made cuts to the base.

“Sequester isn’t going away anytime soon,” he said, noting that the base would continue to find ways to operate efficiently...

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