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Washington Legislature passes Hirst bill
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Washington Legislature passes Hirst bill
Senate and House then pass 'very fragile' Hirst bill

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Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide
A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide
H-2A rule changes may come
H-2A rule changes may come
The best avenue to change the H-2A-visa foreign guestworker program may be administrative rules, a labor attorney and former Bush administration official says.
House Democrats may approve outdoor water use in Hirst bill
House Democrats may approve outdoor water use in Hirst bill
House Democrat concedes Hirst bill won't limit new wells to indoor use only
Alaska, Hawaii attorney generals seek pot business banking
The proposed legislation would provide a safe harbor for banks and other institutions that work with the marijuana industry.
Some businesses backing Washington carbon tax measure
Microsoft Corp., REI and other businesses joined environmental and other groups Tuesday in testifying in support of Gov. Jay Inslee's ambitious proposal to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change
Exhibitors line up for Washington-Oregon potato conference
Exhibitors line up for Washington-Oregon potato conference
The Washington-Oregon Potato Conference Jan. 23-25 in Kennewick, Wash., will focus on growers.
SW Washington berry farmer remembered as leader, mentor
SW Washington berry farmer remembered as leader, mentor
Washington berry grower Jerry Dobbins dies at 77.
WSU relocates orchard to Spillman Farm
WSU relocates orchard to Spillman Farm
As part of a land purchase agreement with the local airport, Washington State University will move its Tukey Horticulture Orchard to the Spillman Agronomy Farm by Sept. 30.
New dean named for WSU’s agricultural college
New dean named for WSU’s agricultural college
André-Denis Wright, currently director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, will begin his duties June 1.
Washington lawmakers hear Hirst bill favored by tribes
Washington lawmakers hear Hirst bill favored by tribes
Washington tribes and environmentalists find Hirst bill they like

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