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July 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Friday Memo: 5 wildfires … Having a heat wave … Bumper blueberries

Big flames: The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is fighting five wildfires across the state, with the largest one near Entiat in Chelan County. Dry weather and hot temperatures are contributing to fierce fire conditions. Speaking of hot: It’s going to be hot today (upper 80s) and it’s going to…

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July 11, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Washington’s blueberry crop growing to 45,000 tons

The Associated Press Washington blueberry growers expect to harvest 90 million pounds — 45,000 tons — of blueberries this summer. The Washington Blueberry Commission says that’s 10 million pounds more than last year and ranks the state fourth in the nation in blueberry production behind Michigan, Oregon and Georgia. The commission says production is up because of Asian…

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