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WSU alumna’s business administers COVID-19 vaccines

Jill Harvey and her team at Prevention NW set up local clinics to administer Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2021

A WSU alumna expanded her business to meet the state’s COVID-19 vaccination needs, administering about 500 doses since December. Jill Harvey graduated from WSU in 2004 with a doctorate in pharmacy....

WSU analyzes fall survey data to plan for spring semester

The main goal of the survey was to find out what barriers students may be having with online learning.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 19, 2021

WSU sent out a survey in late September asking students about their fall experience to better understand how to help students succeed academically amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The survey was a...

Students return to campus with more choices for in-person classes

Campus visitors and those living in residence halls or on-campus apartments are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

A WSU professor spent her winter break setting up her lab full of industry-grade sewing machines, colorful fabrics and socially-distant tables. Manal Shaheen, apparel, merchandising, design and textiles...

Community member finds way to support small businesses

Community members are given gift cards for various businesses using money donated to Quaranteam.
ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

Whitman County residents are coming together to support small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Community member Tabitha Ries started Whitman County Quaranteam, an organization that raises...

WSU alumna donates portion of business proceeds to Hilinski’s Hope

There are nine different scent options for candles, ranging from cucumber water and melon to Christmas hearth.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

What started as a quarantine project, repurposing Cougar Gold tins into soy-based candles, transformed into a philanthropic passion for one WSU alumna. As of January, Christine Smithberg sold more than...

Whitman County confirms one death, 88 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms one death, 88 new COVID-19 cases
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor January 17, 2021

Whitman County confirmed one new COVID-19-related death on Jan. 15, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 34. From Jan. 9-15, 88 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. This raises...

Pullman K-1 students return to school via hybrid model

Pullman K-1 students return to school via hybrid model
ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter January 15, 2021

School board members discussed the COVID-19 protocols for reopening schools, including a wellness screener students must complete, during a Pullman Public Schools meeting Wednesday.  On Jan. 4,...

Arts Commission cancels ArtFest for second year

Jeri Harris, Pullman Arts Commission chair, wrote in an email that the commission will present a Pullman Window Walk to City Council.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief January 14, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission voted in a meeting Tuesday to cancel this year’s ArtFest due to COVID-19 concerns. Commissioners are unsure if COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted or changed by May, when...

City council approves $1.6 million road improvement project

City council approves $1.6 million road improvement project
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 14, 2021

Pullman city councilmembers unanimously approved a $1.6 million re-bid to complete the arterial streets resurfacing project during their meeting Tuesday.  The chosen construction company, Motley-Motley...

Whitman County continues to issue COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase

In a few weeks, the county will move into the first part of Phase 1B.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

Over 1,000 healthcare workers and older high-risk individuals have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations since Dec. 17. Over 500 more individuals are expected to receive their first dose in...

Whitman County confirms one death, 117 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms one death, 117 new COVID-19 cases
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 9, 2021

One male aged 60-79 years recently died from COVID-19, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 23. From Jan. 1-8, 117 individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s...

Local hospital discusses expansion of taxing district, COVID-19 testing

WSU will collect wastewater samples to detect the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in Pullman.
ALISON PLUNKETT, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to explore expanding the hospital’s taxing district based on community input and discussed COVID-19 testing methods during their Jan. 6 meeting. Board...

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