National potato leader voices optimism about Trump
National potato leader voices optimism about Trump
An official with the National Potato Council offered reasons why he believes Trump is likely to implement beneficial policies for the potato industry.

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Second of three back-to-back storms arrives in California
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Mars investigating spilled Skittles headed for cattle feed
The Skittles were supposed to be destroyed because a power outage prevented the signature “S” from being placed on the candies.
California thieves take 190,000 bees from Montana beekeeper
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Idaho potatoes on Trump’s luncheon menu
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Former Payson hotshot supervisor sues feds over fatal wildfire
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Interstate 84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge
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Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
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Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
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Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopens after 2 days
Crews used excavator and loaders to break up and move 20 to 30 trees and clear tons of fallen debris that came down onto the interstate.
Second of three back-to-back storms arrives in California
On the Central Coast, a flood advisory was issued for parts of San Luis Obispo County as rain fell at rates between a quarter-inch and a half-inch...
California thieves take 190,000 bees from Montana beekeeper
OSU scientists sequence genome of beaver, school mascot
Idaho potatoes on Trump’s luncheon menu

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National potato leader voices optimism about Trump
An official with the National Potato Council offered reasons why he believes Trump is likely to implement beneficial policies for the potato industry.
The full text of President Trump’s inaugural address
“For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the...
Trump takes oath as 45th president of the United States
Auction held at Hawaii’s last sugar plantation
Former Payson hotshot supervisor sues feds over fatal wildfire

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Second of three back-to-back storms arrives in California
On the Central Coast, a flood advisory was issued for parts of San Luis Obispo County as rain fell at rates between a quarter-inch and a half-inch...
Mars investigating spilled Skittles headed for cattle feed
The Skittles were supposed to be destroyed because a power outage prevented the signature “S” from being placed on the candies.
Former Payson hotshot supervisor sues feds over fatal wildfire
Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation

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Owyhee Canyonlands monument plan shelved?
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Paleo diet just another food fad
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