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Inslee urges highway plan, but takes backseat on gas tax
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Inslee urges highway plan, but takes backseat on gas tax
Farm exporters get behind raising Washington's gas tax to fund highway improvements to help goods get to Seattle and Tacoma ports.

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Seattle food truck thief likes chicken
The truck's owner is unsure why anyone would steal her truck since it had the name of the business printed all over it.
Roza District likely to turn water on again June 1
Roza District likely to turn water on again June 1
It looks like Washington's Roza Irrigation District will begin providing water to farmers again on June 1 but a possible May 29 water forecast update could delay that.
WSU proceeds with McFerson consideration
WSU proceeds with McFerson consideration
It's not a done deal, but Washington State University is working on a contract to hire the manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission as director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.
Wheat industry leader plans to retire from farming
Wheat industry leader plans to retire from farming
Longtime Colfax, Wash., farmer and Washington Grain Commission board member Randy Suess has announced his intentions to retire from farming this fall after harvest.
Ecology official accepts challenge of leading ag department
Ecology official accepts challenge of leading ag department
Incoming Washington State Department of Agriculture director Derek Sandison has worked with farmers in Central and Eastern Washington on water-supply projects.
Apples to flow between U.S., China
Apples to flow between U.S., China
It likely will take time to reach any volume, but greater trade of apples between the U.S. and China is being allowed after years of efforts.
New ag director moves over from Ecology Department
New ag director moves over from Ecology Department
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department.
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground
Consultant Francine Madden worked to help Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf advisory group overcome deep-rooted conflict between different groups during a Spokane meeting.
Inslee taps water official to lead WSDA
Washigton governor appoints state Department of Ecology official Derek Sandison as director of the Department of Agriculture.
Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says
Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says
Moisture will be critical for the Washington wheat crop in the weeks ahead, Washington Grain Commission industry representatives say.