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Yesterday | Bellingham Herald

Thumbs up to Gesa and the community for helping Mid-Columbia youth

The Gesa Credit Union and generous donors throughout the Mid-Columbia raised more than $53,000 to keep the doors open at Safe Harbor Support Center and its teen shelter program My Friends Place.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA, WSU Tri-Cities

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Newly crowned Miss Tri-Cities talks about importance of higher education

For a someone who grew up in the dry Mid-Columbia, Hawaii provided an exotic place to attend college for Samantha Brown.

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Related Topix: Chaminade University, Pullman, WA, Burbank, WA

Customer Interaction Solutions

Primary: Skagit County Auditor [Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash. :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 20--Skagit County Auditor Jeanne Youngquist faces challenger Cheryl Mitchell in the election this year.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA, Agriculture, Science

The Olympian

Expand, dona t dilute, UW medical school

It was a revolutionary concept in 1971 when the University of Washington School of Medicine pioneered the nation's first collaborative medical school with the University of Alaska and Washington State University.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Medicine, WSU Spokane

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Kitsap Sun

Stormwater solutions key in fight for Puget Sound

Jenifer McIntyre is a Washington State University researcher who is trying to understand the effect of stormwater on salmon.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA, Silverdale, WA, Kitsap County, WA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Scientific American

Can We Inherit the Environmental Damage Done to Our Ancestors? [Video]

Michael Skinner , a professor of biology at Washington State University, ignited a firestorm of debate in 2005 when he and colleagues published a paper in Science describing how a brief, one-time exposure of pregnant rats to common agricultural chemicals led to heritable changes to their descendants, including great great-grandpups.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

RedOrbit

Cinnamon Found Effective In Killing Common...

Image Caption: The increase in health-related concerns over chemical food additives has resulted in rising demand for natural additives.

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Related Topix: Food Science, Cassia, Supplement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture

Kirkland Reporter

State building code change reduces time, costs for homeowners to install home rooftop solar

The Washington State Building Code Council unanimously approved a change in state law that allows installation of simple rooftop solar photovoltaic systems without review by an engineer.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Wine Business Online

WA: Education Needs of State Grape Growers and Wineries Identified

The Washington grape and wine industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, as vineyard acreage and number of wineries increase.

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Related Topix: Washington, Central Washington University, Wenatchee, WA

R & D

PNNL Director Mike Kluse announces retirement

Mike Kluse, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and senior vice president at Battelle, today announced his plans to retire, effective March 31, 2015.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

Business Journal

Organic or conventional? New study sides with organic, all the way

A study, called the largest of its kind, has found that organic foods have more nutrition than conventional foods, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

Wed Jul 16, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Mechanism of maternal age effect on oocytes is questioned

New research suggests that the "production-line model" is not the basis for the maternal-age effect on trisomy, according to research published in the July 3 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

KXLY-TV Spokane

WSU Apple Cup Crisp ice cream takes championship

Apple Cup Crisp ice cream from Washington State University has been named the grand champion out of 12 university-made ice cream flavors in the 2014 Progressive Dairyman magazine's Flavor Faceoff .

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Examiner.com

Man who left animals in hot vehicle facing animal cruelty charges after cat dies

As temperatures remain unseasonably high in Washington State, animals continue to be in danger of heat sickness or even death.

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Related Topix: Pullman, WA, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations

HON

Organic Foods May Be Healthier, Review Finds

Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants, less pesticide residue and lower levels of the toxic metal cadmium than food raised in traditional ways, a new review finds.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Nutrition, Davis, CA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Three area students win scholarships

Catherine Claire Warner from Southridge High School in Kennewick received the University of Oklahoma scholarship, Evan Q. Anderson from Hanford High School in Richland received a scholarship from Washington State University in Pullman, while Virginia S. Kuan, also of Hanford High, received a Boston University scholarship.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, University of Oklahoma, Richland, WA, Boston University

Seattle Times

Wright Exhibition Space to close, art going to SAM

Jim Dine's "The Pink Nose" , woodcut with hand-coloring, part of "Jim Dine: A Life in Printmaking," the last show at Wright Exhibition Space.

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Holtville Tribune

Why - Whispers' Among Bees Sometimes Evolve Into - Shouts'

Let's say you're a bee and you've spotted a new and particularly lucrative source of nectar and pollen.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, UC San Diego

Tri-cityherald.com

New, biodegradable hydrogel could help farmers store water for crops

A super-absorbent hydrogel, developed by a research team led by Jinwen Zhang, an associate professor of Washington State UniversityÕs School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is being tested in California fields this summer to see how well it helps farmers conserve water.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Is Organic Food More Nutritious And Safer Than Conventional? Reviewing A Recent Systematic Review

I'm the founder of Science 2.0 and co-author of "Science Left Behind". A wise man once said Darwin had the greatest idea anyone... A recent review in the British Journal of Nutrition concluded that the nutritional quality and safety of organic food was higher than conventional food.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, Nutrition, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

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