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Whitman County to invest $ 400,000 in new airport terminal

Whitman County Commissioners voted Monday in favor of a $ 400,000 investment in the new Pullman-Moscow regional airport project.

The terminal project is expected to cost $ 61 million, with the bulk of that cost being paid for by the federal government. The cost includes not only the building itself, but utilities, the entrance road, parking and the apron.

The airport is trying to meet a target of $ 10 million in local funding for the terminal.

He received pledges of $ 2 million each from the cities of Pullman and Moscow.

WSU contributes $ 600,000 while UI pledges $ 400,000. Latah County is prepared to contribute up to $ 160,000.

Last week, Pullman Radio News reported that the Whitman County Harbor had pledged at least $ 100,000 for the project.

The opioid epidemic at the heart of the next “Howit’s Going” program

The third segment of the Latah County Historical Society’s “How It Goes, How It Started” series is scheduled for 7 pm Jan. 18 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, 508 S. Main St. in Moscow. This event will cover the current opioid epidemic and its history.

Ken Faunce, Associate Professor of History at Washington State University, will discuss how the current epidemic dates back to the globalization of the drug trade in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Doors open at 6.30 p.m. and opening of the concessions stand.

Palouse WritersGuild Opens Submissions For Writing Competition

The Palouse Writers Guild has opened applications for two writing competitions. The first is a “first chapter” competition open to adults and young people. The writer will compose the first chapter of a novel of any genre or theme.

A short story competition is open to novice writers who have never been published before. Short stories should be 3000 words or less and can be of any theme or genre except erotica.

Entries cost $ 10 per entry and entries sent by mail must be postmarked by February 15th. The winners will be announced on June 18 at the Books and Brews event at the Palouse Writers Guild.

For more information on submission guidelines and payment information, visit bit.ly/33c6kyT.

Registration for the Virtual Food Summit is now open

The Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition has scheduled the 2022 Virtual Food Summit from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on January 28. The summit is free and the organizers will discuss the intensification of local food production on the Palouse.

Topics will include opportunities for small farms and ranches and the integration of food production into real estate developments. For more information and to register, visit pcfoodcoalition.org/food-summit.