Anna King http://kgou.org en Why This Year's Blueberry Bounty Has Growers Feeling Blue http://kgou.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 11708 at http://kgou.org Why This Year's Blueberry Bounty Has Growers Feeling Blue Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Waste Cleanup At Washington Nuclear Reservation http://kgou.org/post/federal-budget-cuts-hamper-waste-cleanup-washington-nuclear-reservation Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Washington State, radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is leaking from underground containment tanks. The site contains the leftovers from plutonium production, some from World War II, most from the Cold War. And it turns out the federal budget sequester is slowing the cleanup.<p>From Richland, Washington, Anna King of the Northwest News Network has that story.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MACHINERY)<p>ANNA KING, BYLINE: Up to three gallons of radioactive waste a day seeps into the desert sand at Hanford, not far from the Columbia River. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Anna King 2803 at http://kgou.org