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The borders of legality
The legalization of marijuana near Moscow evokes debate among locals

October 10, 2017

Despite Pullman and Moscow being two prominent border towns on the Palouse, a recent rift has formed between them — marijuana. In 2012, Washington State legalized the use of recreational marijuana, instantly prompting the expansion of dispensaries around Pullman, including ones near the Washington-Idaho state line. This has sparked some debate among Palouse residents, particularly […]

A moonscape on Earth
Team of UI geological scientists study Yellowstone’s geothermal features and uncover the park’s underground secrets

October 10, 2017

In 2016 about 4.25 million people visited Yellowstone National Park for its wilderness and recreational features — the busiest year yet. The nationally owned land sits atop a volcanic hotspot and spans across parts of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Wildlife, geysers, lakes, mountains, hundreds of plant species and tourists throughout the year call the park […]