So just how much of a boost did Washington's liquor-privatization move give Idaho's state liquor stores along the Idaho-Washington border? A nice bump, but not anything they're counting on lasting. The reason: Though Washington liquor prices went up, waves of discounting - not allowed at state stores - are likely in the future under that state's newly privatized system. You can read S-R reporter Jim Camden's recent full report here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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