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After years of discussion, planning, Moscow playfields are a reality

Monday afternoon the city of Moscow held a grand opening celebration and dedication to unveil the long-awaited Moscow School District Community Playfields on Joseph Street. It's a project that's been more than 20 years in the making.

Today's Headlines

Palouse Prairie Charter seeks new location
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:25 am

Palouse Prairie Charter School's monthly school board meeting was awhirl with possibilities Monday evening, as the school's administrative team and local architect Laurence Rose unveiled plans…

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County democrats host preprimary forum
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:25 am

Democrats running for a variety of positions gathered Monday night for a candidate forum at the 1912 Center in Moscow to talk campaigns and the election,…

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Moscow woman practices ancient Chinese art of tai chi
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:25 am

Through movement and focus, Frances Preston is dedicated to helping the people of the Palouse find their chi.The 51-year-old occupational therapist at Summit Therapy was personally…

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Democrats seek Idaho's 1st District seat in Congress
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:25 am

Three Democrats are vying for a spot on the November ballot to challenge Idaho's incumbent representative in the U.S. House, Raul Labrador, R-Eagle.All three - James…

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Brief: League of Women Voters to hold annual meeting
Posted: May 03, 2016

The League of Women Voters of Moscow will have its annual meeting and potluck Wednesday at Schierman's Clubhouse and Event Center, 3225 Robinson Park Road.The event…

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Brief: NRCS sets aside fund for fire damage
Posted: May 03, 2016

Idaho state conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Curtis Elke, has set aside $100,000 under the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the first year…

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Back Issues
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:26 am

2015 One year ago today

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Get Out and Do It: Your three-day forecast
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:26 am

TODAY 5.3

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Yesterday's Headlines

Moscow's Renaissance Fair celebrates 43rd anniversary
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 9:14 am

Gray skies lingered above East City Park and rain began to fall Saturday afternoon, but the weather didn't stop those on the Palouse from attending Moscow's 43rd Annual Renaissance Fair for at least a chunk of the day.

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Labrador faces two GOP challengers
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 9:16 am

Three Republicans and three Democrats are challenging Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.Labrador, who is seeking a fourth term…

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Circus elephants perform for grand finale
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants Sunday as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.

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Outdoor Science Day breaks stigmas, creates interest for future scientists
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 9:13 am

Frogs, newts and salamanders dodged nets steered by Palouse-area children Saturday, but some couldn't escape the young scientists, who ventured to Virgil Phillips Farm County Park…

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Annual Pullman spaghetti feed raises funds for those in need
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 10:37 am

The smell of fresh spaghetti and the sounds of young student musicians from the Pullman School District lingered throughout the Lincoln Middle School cafeteria Saturday evening…

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Public Records
Posted: May 02, 2016

PULLMAN POLICEThursday10:02 a.m. A resident notified police his neighbor was feeding feral cats on the 1100 block of South Grand Avenue.12:56 p.m.…

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Brief: Cup O' Joe to address business ecosystems
Posted: May 02, 2016

The May Cup O' Joe meeting, titled "Business Ecosystems: Growing and Evolving Your Company," will be held 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday at C3 in the Pullman Armory…

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Brief: Malm win Distinguished Young Women event
Posted: May 02, 2016

McKenzie Nicole Malm was named the winner of Troy's Distinguished Young Women competition Saturday night at Troy High School.Malm, daughter of Darren and Nicole Malm, also…

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REGULAR EVENTS
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 10:38 am

TODAYColton Library Story Time - 10:30 a.m., Colton Library, 706 Broadway, Colton. Info: Holly, (509) 229-3887 or whitco.lib.wa.us.Mother-Baby Time - 10:30 a.m., Uma Center, 414 S.…

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Back Issues
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 10:38 am

2015 One year ago todayThe 42nd annual Moscow Renaissance Fair begins Saturday morning in Moscow's East City Park, but unlike the 41 previous years, this is…

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Get Out and Do It: Your three-day forecast
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 10:38 am

TODAY 5.2Maker Mondays - 3:30-5 p.m., Moscow Public Library, 110 S. Jefferson St., Moscow. Spaghetti and marshmallow towers.RTOP Theatre Production auditions - 6:30-8:30 p.m., Regional Theatre…

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Northwest Headlines

Body found in burned car identified as Nampa man
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 10:04 pm

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a man found inside a burning car in the parking lot of a Nampa apartment complex.

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Mexican officials searching for missing Seattle woman
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 10:04 pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they are searching for a Seattle woman who disappeared while backpacking in southern Mexico.

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2 dead in Boise industrial accident, 1 rescued
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 9:01 pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a Boise industrial accident. Another person was rescued alive from what officials are calling a trench collapse.

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Company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 9:01 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.

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Ted Cruz had 3 rallies planned in Washington
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 8:03 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee hopeful Ted Cruz had planned to be in Washington state this week but the Texas senator has suspended his campaign.

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AP Exclusive: Dozens escaped from mental hospital since 2013
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:01 pm

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years.

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Fiat Chrysler, Google to cooperate on autonomous minivans
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:01 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google's self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

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The Latest: AP Exclusive: Dozens fled mental hospital
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 7:01 pm

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on escapes from a Washington mental hospital (all times local):

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Regulators increase proposed penalty against Ride the Ducks
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 6:00 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state regulators have approved a new settlement agreement with a Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash last year, increasing the penalty to $308,000 after saying a previous amount was inadequate.

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Report: Faster response needed to minimize salmon die-offs
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 6:00 pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Northwest fisheries managers must respond faster to reduce fish kills of sockeye salmon in the Columbia River Basin if warm-water conditions return, a draft report taking a hard look at last summer's massive die-off says.

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Idaho city settles lawsuit over local law, LGBT weddings
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:00 pm

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A city in northern Idaho has settled a lawsuit brought by wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex marriage.

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2 charged in investigation of northern Idaho PAC
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:00 pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general has charged a state House candidate and another Republican involved in a highly scrutinized political action committee with hiding the source of campaign contributions.

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Feds: Pilot's inability to fly in clouds caused crash
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:00 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — The crash of a small airplane into Washington's Cascade Mountains last July that killed the pilot and his wife and sent their teenage stepdaughter on a harrowing survival trek was caused by the pilot's decision to fly during bad weather despite knowing that he was not trained to fly in the clouds, federal investigators say.

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Officers cleared in fatal shooting of southwest Idaho man
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 2:01 pm

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday cleared two southwest Idaho law enforcement officers of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Homedale man late last year.

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Defense: Bellingham driver in fatal crash was sleep-deprived
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 2:01 pm

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Attorneys for a Washington man on trial for vehicular homicide say a sleep disorder, not drowsy driving, led to the fatal crash.

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Gypsy moth spraying done, state to set traps this summer
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 2:01 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State agricultural officials have finished spraying parts of Western Washington to kill leaf-eating gypsy moths. Now, they plan to set out thousands of traps this summer to see whether those treatments worked.

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N. Idaho boy on bike dies after collision with vehicle
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 1:02 pm

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An 8-year-old boy died after colliding with a vehicle while riding a bike in Post Falls in northern Idaho.

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Idaho women sue doctor, claim they got counterfeit implants
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 1:02 pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four women have sued an Idaho doctor who they claim gave them counterfeit breast implants and knock-off Botox without their knowledge during procedures.

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Caretaker guilty of sexual abuse gets 25 years in prison
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 1:02 pm

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A former caretaker at a northern Idaho assisted living facility has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing a 102-year-old woman.

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In debate, Wyoming newcomer questions Cheney's ties to state
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 12:02 pm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The first statewide debate in Wyoming's U.S. House race took a testy turn Monday, with a candidate who has lived in Wyoming only a few years criticizing Liz Cheney's frequent proclamations about how her family has deep, multi-generation ties to the state.

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