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December 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Okanogan woman made up robbery story to cover up gambling loss

By K.C. Mehaffey The Wenatchee World (MCT) OKANOGAN — An Okanogan woman who lost $330 gambling tried to hide her losses by telling police that a robber took the money from her at gunpoint. Authorities said Karen L. Beam-Davis, 62, later admitted she made up the story. But not until after Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies presented her with…

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July 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM

A Washington state apple that doesn’t turn brown

Corrected version Who wouldn’t want an apple that won’t turn brown when sliced or bruised? Well, the U.S. Apple Commission and the  Northwest Horticultural Council, that’s who, according to a story in The New York Times by Andrew Pollack. Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland, B.C.,  says its genetically engineered, non-browning “Arctic apple” will be a hit,  in part, by…

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