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City of Moscow announces holiday closures

City of Moscow announces holiday closures

All non-emergency City of Moscow services will close on Wednesday, December 24 at noon and will reopen on Monday, December 29 for regular business hours. 

 

All emergency police and fire services will continue business as usual during that time and the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center will be open on December 26th as well.

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Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS wants to warn pet owners of the hazards the holidays can bring to your four legged friends.


 

"Things that make the holidays a great time of year - cookies, presents, and a house full of company - can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. "We advise pet owners to take a minute to make sure their house is pet friendly."


 

According to SCRAPS, here are a few holiday items that can be particularly harmful to pets:


 

  • Holiday Lighting and Candles

SCRAPS said these are especially dangerous to pets that like to chew. Electrical shock can occur when a pet chomps down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. SCRAPS suggests using LED candles instead of actual flames and place them into hard-to-reach places so that pets can not access them.


 

  • Gift Wrap Ribbon

Whooping cough confirmed in northern Idaho

School district health officials have confirmed that three children from northern Idaho have been diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough.

The cases come less than a month after a report of a mumps outbreak in the same area.

Moscow School District Superintendent Greg Bailey says students at both an elementary school and high school were diagnosed with the disease.

Bailey is urging parents to make sure their children's shots are up to date.

At Lena Whitmore School, the district's elementary school, roughly 7 percent of the student body is not immunized.

U-Idaho announces winners of 2015 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship

U-Idaho announces winners of 2015 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship

The University of Idaho Environmental Science & Water Resources Program is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship.

Doctoral student Becky Rittenburg will receive $3,000, and Patrick Johnson, a concurrent master’s and JD student, will be awarded $2,000. Avista awards the scholarships in recognition of Rittenburg and Johnson’s accomplishments and in support of their studies in the Waters of the West – Water Resources Program. Avista contributes $5,000 each academic year to fund a scholarship for one or more graduate students in the program whose research project is in one of the watersheds in Avista’s service territory.

“We are a hydro-based utility, so we rely on water for about half of our power generation,” said Paul Kimmell, Palouse-area regional business manager for Avista. “Because of that reliance, Avista’s legacy of environmental stewardship, commitment to social responsibility and sound management of our watersheds are essential parts of our role as a community partner.”

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WSU graduate killed in Sydney siege

The deadly standoff in Sydney, Australia hit home in the Palouse, after it was confirmed Tori Johnson, one of the two hostages killed in the standoff, was a Washington State University graduate.

Johnson, 34, and Katrina Lawson were killed by an Islamic terrorist in the 16-hour standoff at a Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, which ended when police stormed the shop, killing the gunman. And it turns out Johnson, 34, the man who is being hailed as a hero for helping bring an end to the standoff, was a Coug.

Johnson earned a bachelors degree in hotel administration in 2003, graduating magna cum laude. University officials said he studied abroad in the WSU Cesar Ritz College's Switzerland degree program. On Tuesday the Carson College of Business released a statement about Johnson's death, saying "our deepest condolences to the family of fallen Cougar alumnus Tori Johnson," adding that he was "a source of pride for WSU."

WSU President Elson Floyd also recognized Johnson's sacrifice in a tweet Tuesday morning: ?Our prayers go out to the alum Tori Johnson's family and friends. He was selfless and incredibly brave. #ToriJohnsonHero.?

WSU Football wide receiver Vince Mayle named All-American Honorable Mention by Sports Illustrated

WSU Football wide receiver Vince Mayle named All-American Honorable Mention by Sports Illustrated

Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle received All-America honorable mention from Sports Illustrated Tuesday.

 

Mayle, an All-Pac-12 Conference second-team selection, tied for the national lead with 106 receptions and posted a Pac-12-best 1,483 yards, both WSU single-season records. The Natomas, Calif. native caught nine touchdowns, led the Pac-12 with six 100-yard games and was the only player in the country with two 250-yard games (263-Cal, 252-Arizona State), the only player in conference history to own two such games.

 

Mayle, a redshirt-senior and Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, also led the Pac-12 with 123.6 yards-per-game and was third in the league in all-purpose yards-per-game (138.3). He finishes his career tied for seventh in school history with 148 receptions for 2,022 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Pullman Police to swear in two new police officers

Pullman Police to swear in two new police officers

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins will be swearing in two new police officers on
Thursday, December 18, 3:00 p.m. at the Pullman Police Department.


Steven Perez was hired to fill the last of the police officer vacancies. Joshua Bray will fill the
additional police officer position recently approved by the Pullman City Council. The two will
spend the next few weeks at the police department in orientation and police academy
preparation before beginning the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy class
#713 in Spokane on January 6. They are due to graduate from the academy on May 13, 2015.
When they return, both officers will receive intensive training from Pullman Police training officers
for a period of about four months before they can be deployed as a fully functioning police
officers. This is the first increase of commissioned police officers in Pullman since 2001 and will
bring the number of Pullman officers to twenty-nine.