2017 One year ago today

If someone were to make a list of unfamiliar statements to any member of the Woodley family, one of them would be "it's a girl." Before Monday, no girl had been born in the paternal line since 1894. ... State Rep. Paulette Jordan had a 38th birthday party she will never forget as she announced she will run for Idaho governor in 2018 in front of roughly 50 of her family, friends and supporters Thursday night at Maialina restaurant in downtown Moscow. Jordan, who is in her second term representing Latah and Benewah counties in Idaho's 5th Legislative District in the House of Representatives, will face A.J. Balukoff in the spring primary election.

2013 Five years ago today

The Washington State University fall commencement ceremony fell on one of the coldest days of the year, but inside Beasley Coliseum were nothing but warm smiles and warmer displays of gratitude. Nearly 800 WSU students filled the floor of the coliseum Saturday morning to receive their degree in front of thousands of family members and friends. ... Six people from Moscow spent a weekend this past summer getting an up-close look at the Alberta tar sands, the destination point for the controversial megaloads that have passed through the Northwest, including Moscow.

2008 10 years ago today

Moscow officials hope a recently completed economic development strategic plan will help guide the city to a prosperous future. Moscow used a $50,000 rural development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to hire consulting firm Kendig Keast Collaborative to write the plan. The city paid Kendig Keast an additional $2,100 to host meetings in February. ... The state and national economies are a major cause for concern at institutions of higher education, but there is at least one area keeping public university employees optimistic - enrollment. Enrollment in public colleges and universities tends to go up when the economy is shaky.

1993 25 years ago today

University of Idaho professors took the first step to rid themselves of the need to "publish or perish." Tuesday, the full faculty narrowly approved an amendment that says a professor should not be required to conduct research in order to be promoted and gain tenure. ... A decorated Christmas tree lights up downtown Colfax after all. At the last minute, the Colfax Chamber of Commerce found someone to donate a tree for the annual Main Street decoration. Katherine Wilson let the chamber take a 40-foot pine tree off her property on the Palouse Highway last week.

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