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Planning grant to help city untangle rail congestion
Planning grant to help city untangle rail congestion
The city of Connell, Wash., has received a $50,000 planning grant to look into ways to address current and expanding railroad congestion.

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Apple commission discusses GM position
With U.S. and Canadian approval of genetically-modified apples, the Washington Apple Commission is discussing it future position on the issue.
One Washington, two sides
One Washington, two sides
Washington's east-west divide predates statehood and endures.
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Washington Department of Ecology's proposed drought budget calls for withholding $4 million until conditions worsen in the Yakima Basin.
Port’s food center installs solar panels
Port’s food center installs solar panels
The Blue Mountain Station artisan food center near Dayton, Wash., is switching to solar energy.
First Odessa water service contracts signed
East Columbia Basin Irrigation District manager Craig Simpson says more water could be on the way the week of March 23.
Canal-clearing job requires mind over matter
Canal-clearing job requires mind over matter
It's a job where you want to stay alert. Wenatchee Reclamation District employees scoop rock and mud from a canal hundreds of feet above the valley floor.
Washington ag groups sow interest at Capitol
Washington ag groups sow interest at Capitol
Agricultural groups set up displays on Capitol Campus in Olympia to promote industry.
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Washington senator pushes state wildlife managers to act now to curb wolves from killing livestock.
Fertilizer gets pushed onto oil train bill
Fertilizer gets pushed onto oil train bill
Senate bill to regulate rail shipments of crude oil broadened to cover fertilizer.
At 80 years and counting, still too many Reds
At 80 years and counting, still too many Reds
The Washington apple industry icon, the Red Delicious, has been tops for 80 years and is still revered overseas. But oversupply and low prices this season may spell its demise.