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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Forbidden Fruit

Gov. Inslee illegally transported maggot larvae-infested apples to Eastern Washington


Last updated 9/18/2020 at 8:03am

Roger Harnack | Free Press Publishing

Gov. Jay Inslee, right, personally carries a bin of Honeycrisp apples he said he and First Lady Trudi Inslee picked from the Governor's Tree into Malden on Thursday, Sept. 10. Other apples from the same crop have tested positive for maggot larvae.

MALDEN – While the Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought here last Thursday continue to sit in the bin he presented the mayor with, others he delivered to Bridgeport and Omak contain maggot larvae.

Those apples were dispersed and Douglas County officials are now trying to locate them.

This morning, Wednesday, Sept. 16, Chelan-Douglas Horticulture Pest and Disease Board Director Will Carpenter called on anyone with information about the contaminated apples to call or email him details on their whereabouts.

"We are desperately seeking the help of all Bridgeport and Douglas County residents o...

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