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Posted by | April 11, 2011

An editorial in Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald supported the formation of a Public Development Authority to pursue public and private funding for construction of a WSU wine science center at the Tri-Cities campus.
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/04/06/1438778/public-private-partnership-right.html

Several news outlets and online blogs have carried the story of WSU leading the USDA-funded People’s Garden School Pilot Program, based on news releases from WSU and USDA.
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os_gAC9-wMJ8QY0MDpxBDA09nXw9DFxcXQ-cAA_2CbEdFAEUOjoE!/?contentidonly=true&contentid=2011%2f04%2f0155.xml

On Friday KNDU TV in Yakima aired a story with Mike Bush about cool spring temperatures posing a threat to cherry blossoms.
http://www.kndu.com/Global/story.asp?S=14413144

A guest commentary in Saturday’s Everett Herald supporting efforts within the state to develop alternative energy sources as important to the future of our economy cites WSU’s collaboration to develop aviation biofuels as an example.
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110409/OPINION03/704099981

Wednesday’s edition of the Marple’s Northwest Business Letter includes a story about Ken Casavant’s analysis of the impacts of the closure of the Columbia and Snake River locks.
(Subscription only. No link available.)

The Honolulu Star Advertiser on Monday featured a story on the exhibit of Hawaiian clothing and textiles by Alfred Shaheen coming to WSU and being curated by Linda Arthur Bradley.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/features/20110404_aloha_for_the_world.html

On Tuesday the Othello Outlook included a story on the findings of the CSANR 2010 Washington Organic Agriculture Profile.
http://othellooutlook.com/?p=18442

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Biotech apples may beat sunburn”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-schrader-w-art-040811

“Potato commission OKs research funding”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Wash–potato-commission-update-040811AndyJensenMattHarrismug

“Organic sector erodes”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-organic-decline-040811

“Conference brings small farmers together”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Small-farms-conference-preview-040811-art

News Releases:

“$1 Million Grant Funds WSU Extension ‘Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth’ Project”