(MOSCOW) – Liquor sales are on the rise in Northern Idaho, a trend officials link to the privatization of liquor stores across the state line in Washington.
Washington closed its state-run liquor stores in May, prompting many people to come to the Gem State for booze.
Sales are up 40 percent in the college town of Moscow, just a few miles east of Pullman, home of Washington State University.
Sales have also gone up 40 percent in Post Falls.
Millie Behra, FamilyShare
Billy Hallowell, Deseret News
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Katelyn Carmen, FamilyShare