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It seems STEP is not so detrimental to FAFB

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Sometimes, headlines say a lot more than expected. Take this one from the June 1 issue of the Cheney Free Press: “Second STEP opponent files.”

The story is about the Spokane County Board of Commissioners’ decision to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Indian Affairs over the approval of the Spokane Tribe of Indians economic development project (STEP) near Fairchild Air Force Base. In explaining their unanimous May 30 decision, county spokeswoman Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter, said the lawsuit is to appeal Interior’s June 2015 determination that stated STEP “w...

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