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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...

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 ...

Public services change in wake of COVID-19

Public services change in wake of COVID-19

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Many public organizations in Pullman changed how they operate in the wake of multiple positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Neill Public Library Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, said the library building is closed to the public and all online services remain available. People can also reg...

Viral movement: Coronavirus spreads through infected droplets

Viral movement: Coronavirus spreads through infected droplets

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

The World Health Organization upgraded the severity of the current COVID-19 outbreak to a pandemic on Wednesday.  As the illness continues to spread, officials say frequent hand washing with soap and water is the best way to stay healthy.  Alan Goodman, assistant professor in the WS...

Winter weather may affect Friday driving conditions

Winter weather may affect Friday driving conditions

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

A late winter storm may impact driving conditions from 11 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday, says a weather advisory issued by the U.S. National Weather Service. Snow expected to reach up to two inches with winds as high as 35 miles per hour.  According to the advisory, affected areas include Moscow,...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 10, 2020

Landscape architecture students at WSU are applying research on rising temperatures that is due to climate change for a year-long project focused on developing Pullman’s Gateway District. Steve Austin, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Design and Construction, said the Gateway Dist...

Marijuana code under review in Olympia

Marijuana code under review in Olympia

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 2, 2020

The proposed marijuana code in Whitman County is close to the approval stage from the County Commissioner’s office.  It is currently under State Environmental Policy Act review in Olympia and a public comment period until March 12. County Commissioner Dean Kinzer said the commissioner’s ...

Frozen leaves cause unusual taste in red wine

Frozen leaves cause unusual taste in red wine

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Unusual floral notes found in red wines are caused by frozen and dead leaves, according to a WSU professor.  Jim Harbertson, associate professor of enology for WSU’s Wine Science Center, specializes in the study of wines. He said he was tasked by Washington wine producers with explaining why re...

‘It’s always a Monarch’

‘It’s always a Monarch’

TJ YOCKACHONIS, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Public citizens flutter and swarm to help WSU scientists discover the migration path of Western Monarchs between the months of February and May.  The community-science project “The Western Monarch Mystery Challenge” began Feb. 14 and will continue until April 22.  Due to the unkno...

Student finds way to make concrete green

Student finds way to make concrete green

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

A WSU graduate student discovered fly ash can replace large amounts of cement in concrete, which makes the concrete cheaper and more environmentally friendly. Sen Du, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has won an award for his research from the International Ass...

A ‘berry’ important research project

A ‘berry’ important research project

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2020

WSU researchers are examining ways to alter genetic traits and breed berries in order to grow better, tastier varieties.  Lisa DeVetter, WSU Department of Horticulture associate professor, said the Vaccinium Coordinated Agricultural Project (VacCAP) was created to develop DNA-based tools whic...

Local agencies prepare for COVID-19

Local agencies prepare for COVID-19

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2020

While cases of the novel coronavirus continue to increase, several public health officials and medical providers on the Palouse are preparing for the outbreak. Previously known as the novel coronavirus, the new strain of the virus was renamed COVID-19 two days ago by the World Health Organization....

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