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Strawberries are good for more than shortcake

Strawberries are good for more than shortcake

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The cultivated strawberry originated from an accidental cross between a white-fruited type brought to France from Chile in 1714 and a red-fruited species brought from the Virginia Colony to Europe in...

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Port OK’s comprehensive plan, seeks rail link to Ephrata

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Commissioners overseeing the Port of Moses Lake on Monday approved a land-use “scheme” for the port that includes possible plans for a rail extension to the BNSF rail lines at the Port o...

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Ephrata man injured after striking deer with motorcycle

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald ELLENSBURG — A Ephrata man was injured on Monday after he reportedly collided with a deer near Ellensburg. About 11:50 a.m. James Sircin, 54, of Ephrata, was driving a 2014 Harley Davidson north on ...

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More charges filed against Moses Lake rape suspect

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man who allegedly raped and assaulted a woman several times in 2015 is facing additional charges. Grant County prosecutors previously charged Michael S. Padgett, of Moses L...

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1 dead in collision near George

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald GEORGE — A man from Sequim was killed in a rollover collision near George on Sunday. About 12 p.m. Douglas McClary, 77, of Sequim, was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck west on Interstate 90, ab...

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‘Click it or Ticket’ emphasis underway in Grant, Adams counties

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald GRANT AND ADAMS COUNTIES — Local law enforcement agencies are joining with agencies across the country in conducting extra seat belt patrols. The campaign started yesterday and is scheduled to run t...

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CB Tech yard sale teaches business skills

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — The sale in the conference room at the Columbia Basin Technical Skills center looked like just another yard sale, with clothes and dishes, linens and shoes and the quirky stuff that show...

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Canal project will require bridge work

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — The ongoing project to widen the East Low Canal and increase the amount of water it can deliver to customers in Adams and Grant counties is likely going to require abandoning two small brid...

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1 injured in collision

May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SOAP LAKE — A Moses Lake man was injured on Thursday after he reportedly rear-ended a vehicle south of Soap Lake. About 5 p.m. Gayle Adams, 34, of Coulee City, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 south on...

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