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100 years ago in North Idaho: Bomb under bed sends man through roof of store

Joe Blalock was asleep in his small store in Cornwall, Idaho, near Moscow, when an explosion catapulted him all the way through the roof. Blalock was badly injured and was rushed to the hospital. He was unable to tell police what has happened. However, a detective said that Blalock had enemies in the neighborhood. The detective was tracking several suspects down.

Human history fed by wheat

From the ancient Egyptians to farm kids riding on Palouse tractors, the history of wheat spans our history.

The world of wheat: Growing grain in Washington

The wheels of Bill Myers’ black Jeep flung dust into the air at each bend of the gravel road that winds through his 3,300 acres of hilly farmland northwest of Colfax. At the end of the road Myers passed a warehouse, where he stores equipment, and the 80-year-old home his grandfather built from a prefabricated Sears kit. Then he trudged through a field of dark northern spring wheat to a bluff overlooking the Snake River, where he swam as a child.

A day in the fields at WSU’s Dryland Research Station

On a gray morning in the middle of June, more than 100 farmers, scientists and wheat industry leaders gathered at Washington State University’s Dryland Research Station, a cluster of fields and test facilities spanning more than 1,300 acres in Adams County.