Thursday Aug 28
Energy Adviser: Electrifying tours await students
Electricity is everywhere around us. Our children need to understand it. Every time they use electricity, they can make something useful or harmful happen depending on their thoughtful use of it.
Police nab suspect in string of robberies
Authorities say they apprehended a woman suspected of robbing a Columbia Bank branch in Orchards June 26 and then fleeing in this stolen microcar from the Car2Go rental service.
Washington apple growers expect record crop
Growers and packers are forecasting a harvest of 140 million boxes of apples. If that happens, it would easily top the 2012 record of 129 million boxes, The Yakima Herald-Republic reported in Saturday's newspaper .
Washington apple farmers ready for record harvest
Gary Middleton looks through gala apples Friday at Middleton Organic Specialty Foods in Eltopia.
Yesenia Gutierrez of Pasco picks Granny Smith apples in 2013 at Broetje Orchards near Prescott.
Russia was the state's third-largest export market for pears, so those growers will have to move quickly to find new buyers, Mark Powers of the Northwest Horticultural Council in Yakima told the Yakima Herald-Republic .