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WSU researchers taming the wild huckleberry

Washington State University researchers are setting their sights on domesticating the wild huckleberry, a goal that has eluded plant scientists for decades.

Clinics receive IT grants

MOSES LAKE — Three community health centers in Grant County have been awarded federal grants totaling about $210,000 to improve and upgrade their computer, phone and record-keeping systems.

Lecture traces history of Grant PUD founding

EPHRATA — The founding of the Grant PUD and the role of public power in developing the Columbia Basin will be subject of a lecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at PUD headquarters, 30 West C St., Ephrata.

4 survive car’s 150-foot drop over embankment

ORTING — Four people suffered only minor injuries when the vehicle they were in went over a 150-foot embankment east of Orting on Tuesday night, according to Orting Valley Fire & Rescue.

Yakima educators get a pay raise in new contract

YAKIMA — The Yakima school board on Tuesday night approved a new contract for its educators that provides a 6 percent pay increase the first year and a 5 percent increase the second.

Fracking sand set to arrive in Port of Olympia

A delivery of ceramic proppants, also known as fracking sand, is set to arrive Thursday at the Port of Olympia’s marine terminal, while wind power-related cargo could return to the port next year.