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Several fires in North Central Washington are still very active, forcing evacuations, taking power out, damaging structures, and claiming lives.

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McFerson named director of WSU Tree Fruit Research Center

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Dr. Jim McFerson assumed the new role of director of Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in August, while still working as manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission—a move that both organizations see as positive.

McFerson signed a contract with WSU that will allow him to devote 65 percent of his time to WSU and the

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