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Posted by | August 10, 2009

A front-page story in Thursday’s Spokesman Review reported on the findings of Steve Sheppard’s research on colony collapse disorder.

The Spokesman Review story also was distributed by Associated Press and has appeared in a number of publications, including U.S. News and World Report.

Last Sunday’s Skagit Valley Herald featured a front-page story on the Extension western Washington family forest owners field day.

A national Associated Press story appearing Thursday on predicted apple crop yields across the country includes comments from Mike Bush about how record high temperatures may reduce this year’s yields in Washington state.

A story in the Scranton Times Tribune on Sunday on whether insulating paints actually work cites research done by the Extension Energy Program Energy Clearinghouse finding limited effectiveness.

A news release issued Wednesday by the group Citizens Against Government Waste listed a proposed $2 million appropriation to WSU for algae biofuels research as “pork” in this year’s Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.

A brief item in Friday’s Tri-City Herald announced the release of the Purple Pelisse specialty fingerling potato developed by the tri-state potato program.

A story in Tuesday’s Kitsap Business Journal on a telework pilot project in the county discusses WSU Extension’s leadership in promoting telework.

Thursday’s Tri-City Herald reported on plans for the Prosser Wine & Food Fair at the WSU Prosser IAREC.

A gardening column in Thursday’s Northside Sun (Mississippi) quotes Linda Chalker-Scott and cites her research in the ineffectiveness and environmental problems with using rubber mulches from recycled tires in the garden.

Tuesday’s Wenatchee World reported on an upcoming series of WSU Extension home food preservation workshops.

In this week’s Capital Press