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Savannah Reed (left), University of Idaho junior horticulture major, found a bicycle seat during the stream clean-up Saturday at the South Fork Palouse River.

Volunteers participate in stream clean-up efforts

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor April 6, 2021

Volunteers engaged in a stream clean-up effort on Saturday in Pullman as part of the Palouse Conservation District’s Know Your Flow campaign. The campaign is a month-long event to promote water conservation,...

The Know Your Flow campaign is funded through an Environmental Protection Agency grant from August 2020. The grant's purpose is to support the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee in bringing awareness to groundwater usage.

Palouse Conservation District addressing declining groundwater levels

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter March 31, 2021

The Palouse Conservation District is hosting a month-long Know Your Flow campaign to educate community members on the declining groundwater levels of the Palouse and how to address the issue. Jodi Prout,...

Removing the dams could restore as many as a million Chinook salmon. It will enable tribal fishing to meet their treaty rights and restore commercial fishing. 

‘Lethal barrier’ proposed to be removed, restore salmon population

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter March 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to correct Carrie Herrman's name. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson created a proposal to demolish the Snake River dams to restore the salmon and steelhead...

Whitman County residents can complete a public input survey to guide the creation of the plan. So far, 280 responses have been collected.

County residents share desire for new businesses, growing rural areas

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter March 12, 2021

Public officials and community members discussed priorities to include in a county document that would guide decisions for the next 20 years during a meeting Wednesday night. Since 1978, the Whitman...

Speaker series highlights WSU connection to Nez Perce

KIARA DOYAL, Evergreen Reporter March 5, 2021

Students and faculty members learned about the connection between the WSU Pullman campus and the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people during a meeting Thursday.  WSU Pullman is located on...

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said wastewater testing has proved to be helpful. There is currently less than a one percent COVID-19 positivity rate on the WSU Pullman campus. 

WSU researchers test wastewater for COVID-19

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

WSU researchers are testing wastewater from the Pullman campus to detect traces of COVID-19.  “We are testing nine facilities on campus, most of these are the residence halls that have people,...

“It feels like a thousand-pound gorilla has been lifted off our shoulders,” Malden Mayor Dan Harwood said. 

Malden receives federal aid five months after fire

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2021

Malden has received Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to start rebuilding after waiting nearly five months for the president to sign off on the request.  “It feels like a thousand-pound...

The drafted comprehensive plan will be completed by June or July, then presented to the public. Around December, it will be presented to the county commissioners for approval.

County to revitalize goals, priorities for land development

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2021

Whitman County officials are seeking public input to update its comprehensive plan that will determine priorities for land development in the next 20 years. The county comprehensive plan focuses on...

WSU's Outdoor Research Facility is used exclusively for hydrogen testing. It is located in a quiet area on the Palouse where testing can be performed safely.

WSU facility develops fuel for U.S. Army drones

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

WSU is home to the only liquid hydrogen lab in U.S. academia, transforming hydrogen into a fuel source for U.S. Army surveillance and reconnaissance drones. There is a lot of clean and renewable energy...

Chuck Cody started graduate school at WSU in 1980. He received his teaching assistant certificate in 1983 teaching horticulture classes. 

Greenhouse manager retiring after 41 years at WSU

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

Chuck Cody will be retiring from his position on May 31 after working as the Abelson Hall Greenhouse manager for 38 years. Cody is from San Antonio, Texas, where he worked in the nursery business since...

Three fires destroyed over 80 percent of Malden and over 50 percent of the buildings in Pine City.

Malden, Pine City still asking for federal aid after devastating fires

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wrote a letter to recently-inaugurated President Joe Biden asking him to approve a major disaster declaration, which would provide relief for towns in Whitman County that experienced...

The proposed shop would be located just north of the WSU campus.

Company planning to open new cannabis shop

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

A Western Washington company hopes to convert a Pullman car wash just north of campus into a new cannabis shop  Magic Tree Collective 206 submitted a site plan for 1505 NE Merman Drive, which...

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