From the

Lewiston Tribune

July 7, 1999

ASOTIN — With the future of Asotin’s public library branch to be decided at a meeting next week, many Asotin residents are signing a petition in support of keeping it open.

The library, housed at city hall, is an important resource for Asotin’s 1,100 residents, said Stephen Cowdrey, an Asotin city councilman.

“It’s convenient,’’ Cowdrey said. “A lot of kids use it for research.’’

The discussion about closing the branch was started by members of the Asotin County Library Trustee Board, which oversees its operation.

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MOSCOW — The Moscow City Council Tuesday moved closer to approving a plan allowing a 51-acre development that would include homes, apartments and possibly a “big box” store along U.S. Highway 95 north of town.

A voting technicality delayed the full passage of a rezoning ordinance for the plan. The final reading of the ordinance, as well as the preliminary subdivision plat, will be voted on July 19.

Councilwoman Linda Pall said holding up the final vote until July 19 is just delaying the “writing on the wall.”

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