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Cultivating veterans: Finding peace with a shovel and pitchfork high res photo available

March 19, 2014

Sequim, WASH. – Military veterans on the Olympic Peninsula are healing invisible wounds of war by digging in the dirt. They are part of a trend taking root across the country called agrotherapy, which helps veterans not only overcome difficulties like post-traumatic stress syndrome but also gain skills to help support themselves and their families. Read more »

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Branching Out: Serving the Colville Reservation through Extension high res photo available

August 1, 2014

Nespelem, Wash.— It’s not every day a new office joins the university Extension network, but this month the Colville Confederated Tribes and Washington State University established the first Tribal Extension office in Washington State.  Read more »

New bark beetle threatens southern Washington forests high res photo available

July 22, 2014

Five years ago, when entomologist Todd Murray received a call from a landowner in Underwood whose ponderosa pine trees were dying, he wasn’t surprised. The trees had been stressed by a nearby fire, a situation that commonly results in a flare-up of bark beetles that can kill the trees. But the calls kept coming. Read more »

New vineyard expansion supports teaching and trellising high res photo available

July 22, 2014

When it came time to plant new vines at the WSU teaching vineyard early this summer, dozens of people in the wine business arrived at WSU Tri-Cities ready to dig in. Read more »

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A light fast twice per week

Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

It certainly sounded like a fad to me. A while ago I caught a program on public television about a medical doctor in Great Britain. Dr. Michael Mosley, like millions in both that country and in the U.S., found that in middle age he needed to lose weight and lower his blood sugar and cholesterol levels.   Read more »

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