Moscow-Pullman Daily News: “Stories of the Year”

The editor of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News chose his top five stories of the year, ranking NSA’s metastasis in second place. The election won first place, which is fitting because the two stories go hand in hand.

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Moscow-Pullman Daily News, December 29, 2017Moscow/Latah County: Elections, debates, controversies

This is our editor’s highly opinionated ranking of the top stories from the eastern Palouse this year. If you disagree, set him straight in a Letter to the Editor.

  1. The election
    Longtime civic activist Linda Pall, a former member of the City Council, was unsuccessful in her effort to unseat Mayor Bill Lambert, but the other two members of her unofficial slate of candidates, businesswoman Brandy Sullivan and Democratic activist Anne Zabala, outpolled two longtime incumbents, conservative Walter Steed and ailing John Weber, who died the next day. Their victories gave women a majority of the seats on the City Council for the first time in more than 10 years. Sullivan, Zabala, Gina Taruscio and Kathryn Bonzo will fill four of the six council seats come January. Art Bettge and Jim Boland will be the only two men on the council.


  1. NSA expansion
    After getting permission last year for a new campus on Moscow’s east city limits for its K-12 school, Logos, Christ Church’s New Saint Andrews College won permission to expand its footprint downtown into the former Cadillac Jack’s nightclub building on the 100 block of North Main Street. The location is about three blocks north of the current college site at Fourth and Main streets. Some downtown business owners were upset that their concerns over adequate parking for what could become home for 300 more students were not, in their view, taken seriously by the City Council. Plans are to add a music conservatory to the classical and religious education now part of the NSA curriculum. . . .

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