2018 One year ago today

For the first time in its 44 years of operation, the Moscow Food Co-op is expanding. On Thursday, the popular local and organic food destination introduced its new location next to the University of Idaho campus. The products sold in the store are made in the downtown location and brought to campus. ... The Pullman 2040 steering committee, which has been meeting for two years, is ready to announce dozens of projects, which, if completed, could each have tremendous impact within the community, its leaders say. Marie Dymkoski said the list of projects is the result of work done by the steering committee with some community input.

2014 Five years ago today

Moscow's Public Works/Finance Committee on Monday recommended two key projects to help non-motorized travelers make their way around the city more easily. One of the projects would upgrade crossings at two key intersections of South Main Street at Sweet Avenue and Lauder-Styner avenues, while the second project focuses on a stretch of Sixth Street from Jefferson to Asbury streets with the goal of improving pedestrian safety. ... Whitman County has 50 applications for recreational marijuana business licenses, according to the updated list from the state Liquor Control Board. Of that number, 11 are for retail licenses, all in Pullman.

2009 10 years ago today

David Barker is just beginning his search for a new home. Barker hasn't been watching Moscow real estate prices for too long, but said he's frustrated to see that housing prices aren't dropping on the Palouse like they have in other areas. ... Genesee farmer Kurt Blume took advantage while he could. Prices for soft white wheat temporarily surged above the $6-per-bushel mark for the first time since late September last week, causing many Palouse-area farmers to cash in while they could. Unfortunately for merchandisers and growers alike, the price quickly fell back to the mid-$5 range.

1994 25 years ago today

The Pullman School District needs a turnout of 2,580 voters and 1,548 of them to say "yes" on its $3.09 million maintenance and operations levy, which will be on the Feb. 8 ballot. Pat Wright, co-chairwoman of Citizens for Pullman Schools, is optimistic the levies will pass, despite the relatively high number of voters needed to validate the election. ... Latah County school officials hope Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus' proposal to give schools an added $107.3 million in state aid will make lawmakers take a closer look at education funding this year. But they wont's hold their breath waiting for its approval.

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