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County confirms 104 cases since Friday

County confirms 104 cases since Friday
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor November 24, 2020

Whitman County confirmed 104 new COVID-19 patients since Friday, bringing the county’s total to 2,259 cases. Four individuals tested positive today, according to a press release from the Whitman County...

Whitman County confirms 34 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 34 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor November 20, 2020

Thirty-four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total number of cases to 2,155. Of the new cases, two females and three males are aged 0-19 years, according to...

Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Faculty Senate discuss financial effects of COVID-19

WSU received a $39 million budget cut because of the pandemic, said Colleen Kerr, vice president of external affairs and government relations and chief legislative officer for WSU. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU Faculty Senate members discussed Washington’s new salary threshold, which can exempt some employees from receiving overtime pay, during a meeting Thursday.  Lisa Gehring, WSU assistant vice...

WSU students create GoFundMe for students in need of educational resources

All funds will be donated to First Book, an organization that gives educational resources to students who do not have access to them. 
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU students in Human Development 205 set up a GoFundMe to send donations to First Book, which is an organization that provides educational resources to students who do not have access to them.  Miranda...

‘Even just one coat can really help people who are in need’

There are drop-off boxes at Walmart, Pullman Building Supply, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, Four Star Supply, Dissmore’s, Columbia Bank, Washington Trust Bank and Umpqua Bank
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

A local volunteer group is holding its annual Coats for Kids Drive until Dec. 15 to support families with children in Pullman Public Schools.  Pullman Child Welfare’s drive started in October this...

People feel less boredom as pandemic continues, study finds

If someone cannot engage with their environment in a way that satisfies them, they are more likely to experience a sense of boredom.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

Researchers found that people experienced more boredom at the beginning of the pandemic, but as restrictions continue, people have become adept at finding something to occupy their time. After states...

WSU creates new faculty position to research potato production, health

The new chair will research how farmers can protect potatoes from soil pathogens, said Scot Hulbert, associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences Office of Research.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

After receiving a $3 million endowment from members of the potato industry, WSU created a new endowed chair position to lead research on potato production and soil health. The individual chosen as the...

Division of Student Affairs lays off 19 employees

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs will eliminate more than 70 positions to satisfy budget cuts outlined by WSU President Kirk Schulz, which university officials discussed in an all-staff division meeting...

County confirms 26 new COVID-19 cases

County confirms 26 new COVID-19 cases
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor November 19, 2020

Twenty-six new individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s running total to 2,121 cases.  Of the new cases, three females and five males are aged 0-19 years, according...

Moms advocate for school return

Pullman parents have voiced their concerns about remote learning affecting their children’s mental health and social skills, as well as their ability to focus.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Two mothers left their teaching positions at Concordia Lutheran Preschool to take care of their young children, but believe it is time for their children to return back to school.  Sarah Knight,...

Handy wins County Commissioner 2 seat

Handy wins County Commissioner 2 seat
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Tom Handy won the position for Whitman County Commissioner 2 with 50.64 percent of the votes. Incumbent candidate Dean Kinzer received 48.85 percent of the votes, according to the Whitman County general...

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