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Guest Opinions

Guest Opinion: Farm drought losses point to need of water plan

It’s hard to envision, after a rugged winter and amid a reluctant spring: At this time in 2015, we were wishing for a little less sunshine and a lot cooler temperatures. A mild winter and early spring led to a drought declaration in March and water restrictions in the months following. Junior water rights holders had to make excruciating decisions on which crops received water, especially tree fruit. Some private wells dried up in what went down as the hottest year on record in Central Washington, and the agricultural community was warned to expect unprecedented losses.

Guest Opinions

Steven Ashby: PNNL committed to embracing diversity

As director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, I often have an opportunity to write or speak about the incredible science and technology that we perform on behalf of the nation. Each day, our extraordinary staff make scientific discoveries, improve energy resiliency, and enhance national security. They are the key to our success and a reason why I am optimistic about our future.

Videos

VIDEO: Dust Devils 3B Boomer White promoted to Lake Elsinore

Now former Tri-City Dust Devils third baseman Boomer White was promoted to the San Diego Padres Class-A Advanced affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm, Thursday as part of the first round of roster moves for the Tri-City team. In his second season as a Dust Devil, White was batting .320 and was tied for the Northwest League lead with eight walks.
dbrennan@tricityherald.com
VIDEO: Dust Devils 3B Boomer White promoted to Lake Elsinore 1:25

VIDEO: Dust Devils 3B Boomer White promoted to Lake Elsinore

Fire took her home, kindness is bringing it back 1:39

Fire took her home, kindness is bringing it back

Pasco woman hits and hits and runs 0:37

Pasco woman hits and hits and runs

VIDEO: Aldemar Burgos helps Tri-City top Spokane 5-1 1:00

VIDEO: Aldemar Burgos helps Tri-City top Spokane 5-1