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Businesses recover from flood

Businesses recover from flood

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

Stores in downtown Pullman are cleaning up and returning to business as usual following the flooding that occurred Tuesday. Water levels at the intersection of Main Street and Southeast Pine Street were nearly knee-high during the peak of the flooding Tuesday afternoon. Mercedes Enciso, assistant...

Whitman County committee member resigns

Whitman County committee member resigns

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

One of the two members of the Whitman County Democrats resigned from his position. Whitman County chairperson Debbie McNeil said committee member Patrick Granger decided to give up his position because he no longer lives in the county. McNeil said the remaining committee member is female, so they...

Former students to build homes across Latin America

Former students to build homes across Latin America

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

Two WSU graduates will build houses in Mexico for people who live in unsafe housing. Sean Anderson and Tobias Jimenez have master’s degrees in architecture and believe architecture can provide for people, Jimenez said. They are aiming to help those that live in informal settlements, which are...

Potential head lice outbreak leads to public health notice

Potential head lice outbreak leads to public health notice

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

Cougar Health Services has issued a university notice on head lice. Gene Patterson, WSU pest control manager, said students should consider treatment if they have shared a bed with someone who has lice, shared hair attire like hats or ribbons, been in close contact with a person with lice or have...

Local park discovered to have dangerous levels of toxins

Local park discovered to have dangerous levels of toxins

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

The City of Moscow found there are dangerous levels of toxins in Hordemann Pond. According to the press release from the city of Moscow, direct contact with the blue-green algae with dangerous levels of toxins may cause side effects, like abdominal pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting and nausea,...

WSU kicks off Latin Heritage Month at soccer game

WSU kicks off Latin Heritage Month at soccer game

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

The Chicanx Latinx Student Center is hosting events throughout the month to celebrate Latin Heritage Month. “The goal of the events is for people to learn about our culture as well as promote what we do here,” said Carlos Salazar, assistant director of the Chicanx Latinx Student Center. The...

Bill passed to enable affordable housing

Bill passed to enable affordable housing

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

An ordinance was approved by the Whitman County Commissioners on Sept. 3 to adopt State House Bill 1406, which went into effect in late July. It enables the counties in Washington to retain a portion of the state sales tax and direct it toward affordable housing. Affordable housing is a major issue...

Senate approves its first pieces of legislation

Senate approves its first pieces of legislation

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

The ASWSU senate approved its first two bills of the legislative year to modify the responsibilities of delegates and executive officers during last night’s senate meeting. The first bill modifies the freshman delegate duties and their compensation. Freshman delegates will now hold one office hour...

Programs assist residents in need

Programs assist residents in need

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

Local action groups have collaborated to provide resources for anyone experiencing food insecurity, domestic violence, need for housing assistance, or are in danger of becoming homeless. Pullman has one of the highest rates of people living in poverty in Washington. According to the U.S. Census Bureau...

First driver safety summit to be held in Pullman

First driver safety summit to be held in Pullman

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization is hosting the first driver safety event to educate young inexperienced drivers about the fundamentals of safe driving on highways. The Palouse Driver Safety Summit will go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Courtyard Marriott in Pullman. The...

City plans to make downtown ADA-friendly

City plans to make downtown ADA-friendly

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

The City of Pullman is redesigning its downtown area and accessibility to businesses for people with disabilities. Dan Records, Pullman city council member, said at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that accessibility to the primary business district is an important issue that needs to be addressed. “The...

Off-campus housing complex plan underway

Off-campus housing complex plan underway

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2019

A new off-campus housing development may be coming to south Pullman. Approximately 25 acres of land located south of Pullman Albion Road, is in the process of being sold to the real estate company Aspen Heights, said Debbie Snell, Port of Whitman County properties and development manager. Aspen...

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