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New rules for pass/fail class options

New rules for pass/fail class options

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference, but if there's any confusion about the process for applying for a pass/fail please visit the WSU Regist...

Confirmed case count rises to five in Whitman County

Confirmed case count rises to five in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County rose to five this morning, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The two newest patients are both 50 to 59-year-old males, according to the press release. They are both stable and quarantin...

Pot shop still open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pot shop still open amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay-at-home” order exempts essential businesses and workers, one of which includes cannabis retailers such as MJ’s Pot Shop on Southeast Bishop Boulevard. Jenn Augenstein, general manager at MJ’s Pot Shop, said the shop is running normally on top of all the additional safety precautio...

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

A female in her teens tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning. She is the third confirmed case in Whitman County, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are investigating the patient’s close contacts, according to the press rele...

WSU postpones May commencement

WSU postpones May commencement

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Students received an email Wednesday morning announcing May commencement will be postponed for all WSU campuses due to restrictions on large group gatherings. Graduates will have two opportunities to celebrate commencement, according to the email.  An in-person event for WSU Pullman is tent...

Police confirm death of WSU football player

Police confirm death of WSU football player

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

The death of Bryce Beekman, WSU student and redshirt senior, was confirmed Wednesday morning by the Pullman Police Department.  Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said Beekman, 22, passed away in Pullman. Beekman is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to the WSU Athletics website.  ...

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home order on Monday for all Washington residents in response to a growing number of COVID-19 cases statewide. Among those exempt from the order are members of the "essential workforce" in various critical areas such as healthcare, energy and communication. Inslee's ...

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

The Bookie will temporarily close all stores beginning on March 24 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This closure includes CORETECH, which is the Apple authorized campus store in Pullman. The stores are located in the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses. They plan to reopen on April 6 but may...

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

WSU students received an alert at 9 p.m. Monday night saying WSU Pullman has received “personal reports” of positive COVID-19 tests. According to the alert, there have been no official reports of positive tests at WSU.  WSU will contact people who may have been exposed to individuals who test posit...

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced in a press conference Monday evening that a statewide “stay-at-home” order will be in effect for at least the next two weeks.  All gatherings and non-essential outings are prohibited, Inslee said. Going to the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office are consi...

Second COVID-19 case confirmed

Second COVID-19 case confirmed

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

A 70- 79-year-old female was identified Monday morning as the second patient with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Whitman County, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are working to identify people who may have been in contact wit...

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 22, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Whitman County was identified Sunday morning, said Troy Henderson, director of Whitman County Health Department. The patient is a woman in her 20s and is in good health, Henderson said.  According to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center, t...

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