County officials want to speak out November 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Two Spokane County commissioners are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to overturn a contract that blocks the county from taking sides on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights. The Spokesman-Review says county Commissioners Al French and Todd Mielke voted last week to send the request to BIA Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn. The resolution asks the BIA to decide if a 2010 contract signed by Spokane County with the tribe and the city of Airway Heights is invalid. French wasn’t on the commission when that deal was signed. Mielke voted against the deal, which provides a cut of future casino revenue to the county if the Spokane Tribe ever builds it. In return, the county agreed to remain neutral on the project. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.