Friday Aug 8
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 .
Students receive Broetje scholarships
Four Tri-City students, and several from the Mid-Columbia, each were awarded $4,500 in scholarships by a foundation that benefits the employees of Broetje Orchards.
Heat wave forecast for Washington
In this photo taken on Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2014, Melody Griffin, 11, launches into a cool 360 spin off the diving board at the public swimming pool in Prescott, Wash.