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In Our Opinion: A contract should be a contract, is no different with STEP


August 30, 2012

Airway Heights City Council recently denied a request by Spokane County Commissioners to be released from a portion of a 2010 contract between the city, county and the Spokane Tribe of Indians regarding STEP, the Spokane Tribe Economic Project that includes plans for a casino.

We applaud the council's decision but we also think the commissioners were correct in bringing the request. Under the section in question the city would have paid the county 20 percent of what it received from STEP for providing services to the development, services like law enforcement. The section also stipulated t...

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