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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The city still was shaken by several serious sledding accidents, including one death, so authorities announced a further safety step: supervised sledding hills.


  • Ag Energy debuts converter

    An Eastern Washington startup company aims to sell generators that turn crop stubble into electricity, a high-efficiency idea that could help farmers feed the power grid. Ag Energy Solutions is …


  • Wheat harvest is a Dickerson family affair

    ST. JOHN, Wash. – Take a drive through the Palouse these days and you’ll see a time-honored routine playing out in the rolling wheat fields of Whitman County. It’s harvest …


  • Colfax farmer finds challenges, rewards in new field of work

    COLFAX – Randy Suess taught junior high and rose to superintendent of Steptoe School District before quitting to grow wheat on his family’s acreage in Whitman County. When asked what …


  • Unrest in Egypt concerns Washington wheat farmers

    The political unrest gripping Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries has wheat farmers half a world away in Washington worried. Egypt is the world’s largest wheat buyer, securing enough grain …


  • Erratic winter hasn’t hurt wheat yet, farmers say

    MOSCOW – With lower temperatures predicted for weeks to come, farmers are eyeing their soggy grounds where winter wheat lies dormant. Without snow insulating the planted crops, low temperatures could …


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