Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won't face penalties for bringing homegrown apples picked in Olympia to a fire-devastated town in Eastern Washington, apparently violating a law meant to protect the state's No. 1 crop from apple maggots.
Inslee presented the apples Thursday to Malden's mayor in Whitman County. The agriculture department informed the governor's office Monday that taking apples from maggot-infested Western Washington to maggot-free zones, such as Whitman County, was illegal.