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March 2 – 9

Posted by | March 9, 2009

Wednesday’s Seattle Times included an editorial supporting WSU Extension programs and preservation of the university’s land grant mission.

A story in Sunday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the successes of the Pathways Project in improving the literacy of Spanish-speaking child care providers.

Thursday’s Kingston Community News (Kitsap County) reported on the potential impacts of state budget cuts to extension programs.

Saturday’s Daily Olympian also carried a story on the impact potential budget cuts would have on south Puget Sound extension and 4-H programs.

The Associated Press reported on Monday on research done by WSU and the NOAA Fisheries Service finding that combinations of pesticides are more harmful to salmon than the sum of the individual pesticides. Several media outlets used the story.

Tuesday’s New York Times also reported on the research study indicating the synergistic effects of pesticide combinations on salmon.

On Wednesday the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reported on Tuesday’s Innovator’s Lunch presentation on opportunities arising out of the current economy by John Gardner, John Nofsinger, and Egils Milbergs. (Subscription required to view entire article).

A story in Wednesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic on how a decline in milk prices is affecting dairy producers includes comments by extension economist Shannon Neibergs on the situation.

On Friday the N.W. Ag Information Network aired an interview with extension’s Tom Platt on an upcoming series of workshops to help farmers determine whether they should participate in the USDA’s new ACRE program.

Thursday’s Tri-City Herald reported that an operating agreement for the new Delta High School that will focus on science, math, and engineering is nearing finalization. WSU Tri-Cities is a partner in establishing the school.

A story in Thursdays’ Investor’s Business Daily about the late Hawaiian clothing designer Alfred Shaheen includes comments from AMDT’s Linda Arthur.

In this week’s Capital Press:

News Releases

  • “WSU Extension Leader Named “Hero” for Work in National Food and Nutrition Program; Spokane Extension Educator Wins State Honors”

Misc

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is expected to publish its last print edition this week. It hasn’t been announced whether it will maintain an online edition.