Anna King http://wdiy.org en Why This Year's Blueberry Bounty Has Growers Feeling Blue http://wdiy.org/post/why-years-blueberry-bounty-has-growers-feeling-blue The blueberries on your morning cereal are less expensive this year. That's because farmers are harvesting a bumper crop this summer. It's good news for berry lovers, but the bounty might wreck some blueberry growers.<p>In Richland, Wash., Genoa Blankenship pops open the lid on a box of blueberries. Her three young children struggle to stop wiggling. Blankenship loves the idea of healthy snacks that are easy to take along to soccer practice.<p>"We tend to eat blueberries at least twice a day. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:52:00 +0000 Anna King 25401 at http://wdiy.org Why This Year's Blueberry Bounty Has Growers Feeling Blue Prehistoric 'Kennewick Man' Was All Beefcake http://wdiy.org/post/prehistoric-kennewick-man-was-all-beefcake For nearly a decade, scientists and Northwest tribes in Washington state <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4699997">fought bitterly</a> over whether to bury or study the 9,500-year-old bones known as Kennewick Man. Scientists won the battle, and now, after years of careful examination, they're releasing some of their findings.<p>For starters, Kennewick Man was buff. I mean, really beefcake. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:44:00 +0000 Anna King 8643 at http://wdiy.org Prehistoric 'Kennewick Man' Was All Beefcake In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom http://wdiy.org/post/washington-state-picker-shortage-threatens-apple-boom In western Michigan, there <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/17/161276597/shriveled-mich-apple-harvest-means-fewer-jobs-tough-year-ahead">aren't enough</a> apples to pick because bad weather decimated 85 to 90 percent of the crop. But Washington state has the opposite problem — there's an abundance of apples, but not enough pickers.<p>This should be the happiest, busiest time of year in Washington apple orchards. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:25:00 +0000 Anna King 8075 at http://wdiy.org In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom Chukar Cherries Offers A Year-Round Taste Of Summer http://wdiy.org/post/chukar-cherries-offers-year-round-taste-summer Over the course of just a few sun-soaked weeks every summer, Chukar Cherries in central Washington state dries 250,000 pounds of fresh cherries.<p>"It's almost like going into your mom's kitchen and she's just taken a cherry pie out of the oven," says co-owner J.T. Montgomery. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 09:51:00 +0000 Anna King 5000 at http://wdiy.org Chukar Cherries Offers A Year-Round Taste Of Summer