Forbidden Fruit

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

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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