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Updated 4 days, 12 hours ago

Mosbrucker named WPUDA 2022 Legislative Champion

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, was recently named 2022 Legislative Champion by the Washingt...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
RDO formally celebrates new location

MOSES LAKE — RDO Equipment may have moved into its new location on North Frontage Road at the end of May, but Store Manager Jacob Garza said the company want...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Reaching for the sky: Stoke Space Technologies looks to remake rocketry in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — On roughly 23.5 acres of what used to be sagebrush-covered scrub­land north of Moses Lake, engineers with Stoke Space Technologies are working t...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
It’s all about the water: The importance of irrigation in the Basin

COLUMBIA BASIN — Thanks to the Columbia Basin Project, more than 700,000 acres of land are irrigated between four counties in Washington. Each year, each of ...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Ski industry on the lift

With the pandemic restricting the availability of indoor activities, many outdoor means of recreation saw an increase in popularity due to people staying saf...

Updated 4 weeks ago
Labor shortage likely to persist

SPOKANE VALLEY — If you’re having trouble finding people to fill job vacancies, Sam Wolkenhauer has some bad news for you. It’s not going to get any better. “The working-age population will shrink in the 2020s,...

Updated 1 month ago
Wool power: Alpaca ranchers gather for show

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — It was, on the face of it, just another Saturday in which the sounds and smells of agriculture wafted from the Ardell Pavilion at the Gra...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Hay exports overcome transportation challenges

ELLENSBURG — For sheer value of Washington state’s farm exports, you can’t beat apples. According to figures recently published by the U.S. Department of Ag...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Fresh from the farm: Produce stands fill local niches

OTHELLO/QUINCY — Nature is said to abhor a vacuum; agriculture definitely does. Two produce stands, one in Othello and the other in Quincy, show how farmers ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Self-pollinating plant shows rapid loss of genetic variation

PULLMAN — Without bumble bees, a flowering plant that can self‑pollinate lost substantial genetic variation within only nine generations, an experimental study found. A group of “selfing” monkeyflower plants los...