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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Parents of Sam Martinez testify about anti-hazing bills to state legislature

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez lost their son, WSU freshman Sam Martinez, to hazing on Nov. 12, 2019. Now, they are advocating for legislation in hope that no parent loses a child in the same way.  On...

About 3.49 out of every 100,000 people in Washington are affected by human trafficking.

Women*s Center raises awareness about human trafficking, campus violence

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2022

Human trafficking affects people of color disproportionately more than white people, even in areas like eastern Washington where levels are relatively low. About 3.49 people out of every 100,000 people...

Police cars rest behind the Pullman Police Department, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

Pullman PD to host second Citizen Academy

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter January 13, 2022

The Pullman Police Department will host its second Citizen Academy beginning Feb. 3.  The program was designed in the wake of summer 2020. The department was encouraged to host a Black Lives Matter...

Multiple state attorney generals joined forces to conduct a multistate investigation on the family who owns Purdue, said Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Washington involved in investigation of opioid-related pharmaceutical companies

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2021

Washington state is taking legal action against Purdue Pharma and related parties for involvement in the current opioid epidemic. Multiple state attorney generals joined forces to conduct an investigation...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the only way someone can be pulled over is if there is probable cause that a violent crime occurred, a sex offense occurred, or the individual is driving under the influence.

Pullman Police adapts protocols following state legislation

CALLIE GERBER December 2, 2021

Pullman Police Department changed to less-lethal techniques after House Bill 1054 went into effect earlier this year. HB 1054 made it so Washington state police departments now must have less-lethal...

Applications for the Pullman Police Citizen Academy are open now until Jan. 14.

Pullman Police Department opens applications for citizen academy

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2021

Pullman Police Department has opened applications for the spring Police Citizen Academy.  The academy will run every Thursday for 11 weeks starting Feb. 3 and ending April 14. Sessions are scheduled...

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

’60 Minutes’ episode reports on Sam Martinez’s hazing death

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor November 28, 2021

A “60 Minutes” episode focusing on the hazing death of WSU freshman Sam Martinez will air at 7 p.m. today on CBS.  Martinez died of acute alcohol intoxication on Nov. 12, 2019, following an Alpha...

“The nation’s poorest communities paid billions of dollars each year for criminal justice fines, fees, forfeitures, jail and prison costs and much more,” said Joe Soss, Cowles chair for the study of public service at the University of Minnesota. 

Foley Institute discusses criminal justice systems targeting certain communities

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2021

The Thomas S. Foley Institute hosted a distinguished lecture on Wednesday about how the criminal justice system targets poor people within the country.  In 2015, Ferguson, Missouri, reportedly...

Pullman police officers arrest an individual near the intersection of NE California Street and NE A Street on Saturday. Officers arrested the individual for being a minor in possession of alcohol after displaying poor behavior.

Pullman PD received 127 calls during Halloween, five related to suicide

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 2, 2021

The Pullman Police Department received 127 calls during Halloween weekend, a slight increase from last year’s 109 calls. “Last year was so different because we just didn't have the numbers of people...

Police prepare for uptick in crime around Halloween

Police prepare for uptick in crime around Halloween

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2021

Local police departments are prepared for Halloween weekend disturbances and are expecting an uptick in crime following last year’s lower-than-normal crime rates. There is normally an increase in...

Gun violence in Pullman rises 

Gun violence in Pullman rises 

CALLIE GERBER October 25, 2021

The number of gun crimes in Pullman has increased, and in the past year, there have been 16 crimes involving a gun. Two of the 16 cases involved a domestic dispute, and two of the cases were related...

It is almost Halloweek, and if past years are any indication, Pullman and WSU police officers will have their hands full of crimes and costumes.

Police anticipate alcohol-related offenses during Halloween season

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2021

As Halloween approaches, the WSU and Pullman Police departments are preparing for a possible increase in crime rates. Many crimes occurring during Halloween are typically alcohol-related. Pullman PD...

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