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Breweries have hop farmers racing to meet demand

SEATTLE (AP) — Hop farmers in the Yakima Valley say it’s a challenge to keep up with demand from Washington’s craft breweries…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Boeing delivering 747-8 to Air China

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing is delivering a 747-8 Intercontinental to Air China on Monday in Everett…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Task force proposing new taxes for state parks

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A task force appointed by the governor is recommending two new taxes to help fund Washington state parks and the outdoor recreation industry…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Marijuana industry makes political donations

By By KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Wolf attacks kill sheep, dogs in NE Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Two recent wolf attacks have killed eight sheep and two livestock-protection dogs in Umatilla County…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Spokane council expected to OK ride share services

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane City Council is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding Monday that would permit the operation of Uber and Lyft ride share services in the city…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Man flees Wenatchee police into Columbia River

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A man who fled from Wenatchee police into the Columbia River could not be found…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

3 more suspicious fire in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — Three more suspicious fires over the weekend in Spokane Valley bring the total in the past week and a half to 23…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Owners seek to improve The Gorge

By By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS GEORGE, Wash. (AP) — On concert weekends, the Gorge Amphitheater becomes the largest community in rural Grant County in central Washington. Now owner Live Nation wants to improve and expand the scenic venue, upsetting residents who are tired of battling the crowds, the drinking and the trespassing that often accompany the concerts…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News

Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon

By By GOSIA WOZNIACKA PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries have such requirements and labels didn’t lead to an increase in their food costs…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News