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EEOC sues Washington fruit grower over firing
An East Wenatchee tree fruit grower has run afoul the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly violating law by firing an employee because she was pregnant.

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Wildlife managers seek help with elk disease
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for the public's help in tracking the spead of disease that's deforming elk hooves and closely resembles a contagious bacteria that makes sheep lame.
New wolf pack moves into Washington state
New wolf pack moves into Washington state
A Washington rancher says wolves in the new Profanity Peak pack have been preying on their livestock.
$1.5M grant to help communities hurt by Oso slide
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money.
Hops growers in Yakima Valley face worker shortage
Hop growers have raised wages and offered bonuses for those workers who stay throughout the harvest.
Third Washington horse diagnosed with West Nile
A horse in Yakima County, Wash., has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. It's the third equine case of the virus in the state this summer.
New herbicide resistant wheat varieties spark interest
New herbicide resistant wheat varieties spark interest
Washington State University wheat researchers are working on two-gene herbicide resistance in wheat varieties to help farmers combat grassy weeds.
Farmers, researchers testing microbials
Farmers, researchers testing microbials
Monsanto and biotech company Novozymes see a big future in microbials, the use of bacteria and fungi to protect crops from diseases and pests. Farmers are more inclined to use the products as they're proven, said Waterville, Wash., wheat farmer Kellen...
Ag groups, Ecology welcome conversation
Ag groups, Ecology welcome conversation
Washington Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon says advisory committee meetings are helping the regulatory agency and agriculture industry members sort through feelings of distrust.
Wildfire weather west of Cascades, freezing east
The National Weather Service has a red flag warning in effect in the area from Seattle through Eugene because of the danger that any fire would rapidly spread in winds of 25 mph or stronger when the humidity is as low as 20 percent.
Inslee asks feds again: Help Okanogan fire victims
Inslee asks feds again: Help Okanogan fire victims
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider an earlier decision and help Okanogan County residents who lost their homes in wildfire.