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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 ...

Several Pullman bars switch to delivery, to-go only systems

Several Pullman bars switch to delivery, to-go only systems

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Local restaurants and bars in Pullman have had to look for ways to deal with COVID-19 after the governor ordered that restaurants no longer serve customers in-store. Many of them are switching to to-go only or delivery-only service. Travis O’Dell, owner of The Land, said they were closed all of last ...

Taxes for international students explained

Taxes for international students explained

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU’s Global Services presented a workshop on Thursday at the Spark to help international students possessing an F1 or J1 visa type to file their 2019 taxes. The purpose of filing a tax return is to report all sources of income to the government which includes what has already been paid and wh...

Eleanor Roosevelt visits Pullman

Eleanor Roosevelt visits Pullman

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Neill Public Library hosted a special guest of honor: Eleanor Roosevelt, or at least the reenactment of her.  Cathryn Cummings’ reenactment of “Women of Strength and Courage '' is a first-person biographical presentation from the perspective of Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States...

Bill would require sex ed for K-12

Bill would require sex ed for K-12

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Legislation that would mandate sex education in Washington public schools was sent to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk where he will decide whether to sign it into law. Senate Bill 5395 would require public schools to provide an age-appropriate sexual health education for K-12 students. Current Washington law does not require school districts t...

Tax on menstrual products removed

Tax on menstrual products removed

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Individuals will soon not have to pay additional taxes for menstrual products after a bill passed the House and Senate during the legislative session in early March.  Senate Bill 5147 removes the retail sales and use tax on menstrual products, according to the bill. Placing a tax on products l...

COVID-19 TOWN HALL

COVID-19 TOWN HALL

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

WSU administrators held a town hall meeting to address the possibility of transitioning to online classes and ways to address race-based harassment stemming from COVID-19 on Tuesday. Bonnie de Vries, medical director of Health and Wellness Services, said there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19...

Council discusses economic development

Council discusses economic development

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

The Pullman City Council discussed Pullman’s economic developments and the health department’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus at its meeting Tuesday. Jennifer Hackman, Pullman economic development manager, said there is some seasonality to Pullman’s economy because of the large percentag...

Alum inducted into Hall of Achievement

Alum inducted into Hall of Achievement

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

Once a year, Janie McCauley and her family would make the two-hour drive from Leavenworth to Seattle to watch the Seattle Supersonics play. At the age of 13, she mailed a letter to every team in the NBA.  “That was the highlight of my year,” McCauley, a sportswriter for the Associated Pres...

Team Zephyr competes in health innovation

Team Zephyr competes in health innovation

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

Team Zephyr of WSU competed last week at the fifth annual Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge. The team consists of bioengineering students Jackson Rieb, Kathryn Lober and Sarah Schroeder. They were tasked with creating a solution for a problem the world faces today related to health. Accord...

Contenders face off

Contenders face off

LOREN NEGRON and JAKOB THORINGTON

March 9, 2020

The ASWSU presidential and vice presidential candidates debated about topics including student involvement, mental health and political participation during the general debate on Sunday, even answering a question asking if they were Taylor Swift fans. Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debated a...

Bridging educational distances in prison

Bridging educational distances in prison

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2020

The first time Anna Plemons visited a prison an inmate’s pet bird landed on her shoulder. From then on she said when visiting a prison: always expect the unexpected. Plemons is a WSU clinical assistant professor of English who has taught creative writing to incarcerated people in prisons in seve...

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