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Moscow Schools to participate in Polar Bear Walk

Moscow Schools to participate in Polar Bear Walk

Nine schools in Moscow plan to enjoy walking, biking, or gliding to school for the Polar Walk on February 4, 2015.

 

All students and parents who walk, bike, or glide to school will receive hot chocolate from Safe Routes to School (SR2S) when they arrive. Students will also get the chance to find two stuffed polar bears on each school property the morning of the Polar Walk.

 

This year, students who walk, bike, or bus will earn points to adopt a polar bear and cub in the Arctic for their school, students will communicate with classrooms in Norway to discuss why they walk to school in the winter, and Moscow Charter School will be using the Polar Walk event to kick off their new alternative transportation program called “Walk & Roll” where students will continue to walk, ride and carpool until the end of the school year.

Participating schools include A. B. McDonald Elementary, J. Russell Elementary, Lena Whitmore Elementary, Moscow Charter School, Moscow Middle School, Moscow High School, Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning, St. Mary’s Catholic School, and West Park Elementary.

 

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IRS phone scams continue to be a serious threat

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.

"If someone calls unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS with aggressive threats if you don't pay immediately, it's a scam artist calling,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. "The first IRS contact with taxpayers is usually through the mail. Taxpayers have rights, and this is not how we do business."

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

Washington State University Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for Team Gleason.

However for Kent to win the $100,000, Coug fans will need to show their support by casting online votes. As of Friday morning (01/23/2015), Kent is ranked 17th overall.

Kent is one of 48 NCAA basketball coached competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to go online to cast their votes in Kent's favor.

To vote, Cougs will need to visit espn.go.com, and create a username and password. Each username can vote once per day.

The Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show on now through Jan. 30

The Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show on now through Jan. 30

The Third Street Gallery's newest exhibit, Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show, is well underway. The exhibit features work from the 2014 IWS Traveling Show, and runs through January 30, 2015.

Every year, the Idaho Watercolor Society sponsors an annual juried competition for its members throughout the state. Only a select few entries were chosen to be exhibited at Boise State University. The paintings featured in this Moscow exhibit are from the North Region of IWS that were shown in Boise and a few works from the Palouse Watercolor Society

Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall at 206 East Third Street Moscow, ID. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli introduced bills in Olympia on Wednesday that pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane, with broad bipartisan co-sponsorship demonstrating deep support in the House and Senate.

Senate Bill 5487, sponsored by Sen. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has a total 17 signatures. The measure sponsored by Rep. Riccelli, D-Spokane, House Bill 1559, has a total 60 signatures. According to the Washington State Legislature, the strong support in both chambers augurs well for a proposal that aims to boost medical education statewide and relieve a severe shortage of doctors across the state of Washington.

“I am thrilled to be able to submit this bill,” Riccelli said. “Sixty members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle, from all over the state, are joining together to support a stronger, more vibrant medical school system in Washington.”

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food reception and discussion in Moscow Jan. 29

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food reception and discussion in Moscow Jan. 29

The City of Moscow and the University of Idaho Extension will host a Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food reception and panel discussion on Thursday, January 29th. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Kenworthy performing Arts Centre. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to provide education to the current and future consumer of agricultural products by showcasing the social and economic reach farmers have in their communities.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet farmers from Idaho and Washington to hear stories about small farms, community supported agriculture, wholesale distribution, pre-ordering, and institutional farming. Featured farms include:  Tonnemaker Hill Farm, Moscow Urban Farm/Victory Farm, Brush Creek Farm, Omache Farm, and WSU Organic Farm.

 A no host bar and light appetizers will be provided by Camas Prairie Winery, Moscow Brewing Company, and The Kitchen Counter.

World premier play “Stationary/Stationery” informed by science and surrealism

World premier play “Stationary/Stationery” informed by science and surrealism

Writing is like a science experiment for University of Idaho Theatre Arts student Vinecia Coleman, author of “Stationary/Stationery,” which premieres in February.

"I enjoy taking multiple theatrical elements, combining them, and then allowing them to create a unique place in the imagination of the theatre-goer," said Coleman, a master’s of fine arts (MFA) student.