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Mike Irwin

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Business, Photographer, Religion, Reporter, Special Sections, Videographer

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  1. Peshastin inventor Melissa Ortega has seen sales of her company’s Sphinx Inflatable Personal Lounger, um, explode in recent months after snagging product mentions on national TV, magazines, newspapers and websites.
  2. OLYMPIA — Time to give thanks for those fresh fruits and veggies.
  3. KENNEWICK — Exporters in North Central Washington could benefit dramatically from a new trade agreement struck recently between Hong Kong and a Tri-City economic group, a spokesman for the local organization said Wednesday.
  4. LUCERNE — Fire officials issued Level 3 evacuation orders Thursday afternoon for cabins in drainages near the Wolverine Fire, which has become more active in recent days and grown to more than 580 acres.
  5. WENATCHEE — Fire ignited Wednesday in the charred remains of a south Wenatchee mobile home that originally burned to the ground in March. Fire officials were unsure what caused the second blaze.