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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

Whitman County records first flu-related death of season

Whitman County records first flu-related death of season

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2022

An individual from Whitman County died during the first week of January after experiencing complications from influenza, according to a Whitman County Public Health press release.  The adult tested...

Steam runs through one side of the underground tunnels while the electricity runs through the other side. There are over seven miles of tunnels below the WSU campus.

Campus history: The steam tunnels beneath us

CALLIE GERBER January 27, 2022

As Cougars walk on WSU’s Pullman campus, there are steam tunnels right below them that help with the communication infrastructure on campus, heating and electricity.  The steam tunnels are...

Staff members are working overtime and taking extra shifts to make up for the increase in patients, said Chief Medical Officer Pete Mikkselsen.

Pullman Regional Hospital still accepting patient transfers while other facilities near capacity

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

Pullman Regional Hospital is preparing to receive patients transferred from nearby hospitals as many medical facilities in the region are full in the wake of the omicron variant.  Like other hospitals,...

The Presidents House is located just off Greek Row on NE Campus Street.

Pullman chancellor to take over President’s House in June

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

WSU President Kirk Schulz will be moving out of the President’s House in early June to allow newly-appointed Pullman Chancellor Elizabeth Chilton to move in.  Chilton said while the other five WSU...

Surgical masks are currently available at the Chinook Student Center for students who want them.

KN95 mask in short supply, but more expected soon

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

With KN95 masks recommended but in short supply across town, Whitman County Public Health recommends people most at risk should get theirs first.  Although their stock is not large, the public...

Whitman County confirms over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases this week

Whitman County confirms over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases this week

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

On Tuesday, Whitman County reported 153 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the running total to 7,852.  From Jan. 18 to this Tuesday, 1,107 cases were reported in the county, according to the Whitman County...

Foggy conditions are expected across the Palouse until Friday.

Freezing fog may cause icy roads, low visibility

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor January 25, 2022

Heavy fog has descended onto the Palouse and is expected to continue through Friday, potentially creating icy roads in already low visibility conditions. Inclement weather like fog falls carries little...

Despite issues with 5G service affecting larger airports, the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect flights in and out of Pullman to be affected.

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport not affected by 5G rollout

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect the rollout of 5G networks to directly impact flights in and out of Pullman, although flights have been grounded at larger airports. As the prominent...

ATVP and the library plan on hosting events to discuss topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to help increase awareness within the community.

Local library, organization partner to increase sexual assault, domestic violence awareness

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2022

Neill Public Library is partnering with Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse to provide various resources to the community to increase awareness and help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Library...

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2022

WSU leadership announced a series of changes to campus operations on Jan. 14, announcing that on-campus events, including WSU Athletic events, will not serve food because of the surging spread of the COVID-19...

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

Whitman County reported 170 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing the running total to 7,037 as of Tuesday.  There have been a total of 83 COVID-19-related deaths and 317 hospitalizations, according...

Facilities workers clear snow from a parking lot on campus following last weeks record snow event.

WSU snow clearers reflect on historic snowfall

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

WSU Facilities Services staff members have had to deal with historic snowfall this month, with much of the precipitation falling earlier than usual. Grounds department supervisor Derrick Reynolds said...

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