Morning Review: Wheat, cow poop and the ultimate comeback kid
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Hot acres, cool markets: Dick Schu has a lot to be happy about. This year’s wheat harvest is golden, with commodity prices high and acreage yields at near-record levels. But there is fear for this farmer, as the recent GMO scare has slowed the international market for Palouse farmers’ wheat.
Muddy markets: A massive mudslide on Highway 20 has slowed the economy down in tourist dependent towns on the North Cascades Highway. One restaurant owner said sales are down 70 percent.
That’s no bull: In case you were wondering, yes, the government can regulate where your cows poop. Joseph Lemire’s cows’ pies were linked to poor water quality in a creek in Dayton, Wash. in 2003.
Luis lives: Luis Pollorena died once. But in what might be the biggest comeback for any Indians pitcher, Pollorena survived the childhood leukemia that killed him for a minute at age 6. Now the left-hander is playing with all the life he’s got.
Water wonderful: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says hydropower is back, and the Department of Energy reports it could flood the renewable energy market without a single new dam.
Liberty Lake goes Cray: Blues guitarist Robert Cray will perform Saturday night in Liberty Lake, bringing his signature sound to Pavillion Park at 7 p.m. The best part? It’s free.
WeatherToday will be partly sunny with a high of 86 degrees and a low of 61 degrees. Here’s the extended forecast for the Spokane area.
Getting ThereSpokane officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for participants in the Spokane to Sandpoint bicycle relay run that starts at 9 a.m. today. For more traffic delays, read this week’s Getting There column.
Today’s eventsCheck out these events around town, or visit the full list at Spokane 7.
- Show some legume love at the National Lentil Festival in Pullman.
- See Baby Bash take the stage at the Knitting Factory.
- The Spokane Indians start their series against the Hillsboro Hops tonight.