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Dec. 13 – 19

Posted by | December 20, 2010

On Monday the Tri-City Herald editorialized in support of the WSU campaign and particularly its support of agriculture and animal science programs.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/12/13/1289423/generous-wsu-donation-keeps-everyone.html

An article appearing Sunday on the Fox News political blog about earmarks included in the federal omnibus spending bill lists an appropriation for the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program to research virus-free wine grapes as an example, quoting sponsor Rep. Rick Larson defending the appropriation.

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/12/19/old-guard-s-passing-triggers-early-earmark-moratorium

Friday’s Vancouver Columbian reported on a possible boycott of the Clark County Fair next year by the local 4-H horse program to protest the dismissal by the fair of an adult 4-H horse program superintendent.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/dec/17/4-h-horse-program-might-skip-clark-county-fair/

On Saturday the Wenatchee World reported on a local woman who has developed a patented compost mixture that can filter out heavy metals in soils, with reaction and comments from James Harsh.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/dec/18/local-researchers-compost-tackles-tough-toxins-in/

A Wenatchee World story on Saturday about air quality concerns about the installation of diesel backup generators at Quincy’s Microsoft data center mentions that WSU Extension is assisting the state with indoor air quality monitoring.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/dec/18/risk-of-backup-generators-concerns-quincy/

Monday’s Othello Outlook included a story about WSU and UI landscape architecture, design and education graduate students presenting their design concepts for the Lower Snake River Basin.

http://othellooutlook.com/?p=15959

Tuesday’s South Whidbey Record included a story about the WSU Beach Watchers’ Sound Waters educational event coming up in February.

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/whidbey/swr/news/111850944.html

On Friday, the New York-based website LifeScience.com posted a story on the evolution of the American Christmas tree that includes an interview with Gary Chastagner.

http://www.livescience.com/culture/perfect-christmas-tree-101217.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Years of effort lead to growth act alternative?

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-legis-Ruckelshaus-121710

“Aphids suspected in wheat withering”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Aphid-wheat-mystery-121710-graphic-and-mitchell-mug

“Critic: Apple promotions needed”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-applefuture-121010

Aired last week by the N.W. Ag Information Network:

“WA5”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18051

“WA5 Part 2”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18058

“Filling Space”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18062

“Filling Space Part 2”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18069

“Agriculture and the special session”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18052

News Releases:

“‘Hand Up, Not Hand Out’: New WSU Web Site Supports Work in Malawi”

“Forest Stewardship Short Course for Landowners Offered in Chewelah”

“Family Forest Expo to Provide Practical Advice on Forest Management”

“Seven Ways to Puncture a Wine Windbag” (feature article by Richard Miller)