By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

A compromise better than nothing

Cheney, Airway Heights’ water projects get significant funding in final capital budget


Last updated 4/29/2021 at 3:08pm

WEST PLAINS — It may not be everything, but at least it’s something.

That’s likely how area municipal and agency officials feel about the compromise $6.3 billion capital budget agreement passed April 23 by the House and Senate and now awaiting Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature.

The budget includes $14.955 million in funding for the city of Airway Height’s proposed water well, and $11.05 million for the city of Cheney’s proposed water reclamation “Purple Pipe” project. While not as much as the House’s $16.05 million for Airway Heights and $17.05 million for Cheney, it’s signifi...

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