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Raising and lowering the flag down to half-staff is something Air Force ROTC takes seriously.

Flags flown at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 26, 2021

American flags in Whitman County and around the nation are currently being flown at half-staff to remember those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.  President Joe Biden issued the proclamation...

The pandemic has enabled the Foley Institute to have a greater number of speakers since they no longer have to travel to the WSU campus, said Allie Figlin, student intern for the Foley Institute. 

Foley Institute maintains number of events amid pandemic  

KIARA DOYAL, Evergreen reporter February 26, 2021

Although the pandemic has not affected the number of events the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service puts on, the way public educational events are hosted has changed.  Through...

Speaker Bruce Ackerman said he would not be surprised if Trump is voted to be disqualified from holding another office after the U.S. Capitol riots.

Yale faculty member discusses Trump, Capitol riots

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 26, 2021

A constitutional law professor from Yale outlined the legal aspects of possibly banning former President Donald Trump from running for office again during a Foley Institute event Thursday. Bruce Ackerman...

There are answers Pullman PD is unable to provide the victim's family, and that can make the grieving process challenging for them.

‘Bearing witness to other people’s suffering can take its toll’


Editor’s Note: This story is part of the news section’s Mental Health Series and contains themes of suicide and other mental health issues. If you need help, please contact the National Suicide...

Junior advertising major Aliyah Stalder was diagnosed with COVID-19 late last September. 

Two WSU students reflect on experience contracting COVID-19

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

COVID-19 took quite a toll on the WSU Pullman campus earlier this school year, sweeping through many students, causing the National Guard to step in to help at one point. Two students share their experience...

ASWSU Senator Tania Hernandez said she supported the $5 student fee referendum but was concerned about increasing student fees during a pandemic. 

ASWSU approves student fee to address food insecurity

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 25, 2021

ASWSU unanimously approved a $5 student fee to support and stock the WSU food bank in hopes of creating a sustainable solution for student food insecurity during a meeting Wednesday.   Currently,...

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee will discuss Pullman Police Department's community engagement projects during its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 8.

Pullman PD to implement new use-of-force policy

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor February 25, 2021

The Pullman Police Department will prohibit officers from using chokeholds and will institute new outreach projects like a community survey to improve local public safety.  Use-of-force policy changes Pullman...

During public comment, local business owner Rob Ndambuki shared his experiences with racism in Pullman.

‘End Racism Now’ mural back at square one

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 24, 2021

The Pullman City Council voted 5 to 2 to approve restarting the submission process for the “End Racism Now” mural with clearer requirements for artists. Joanna Bailey, Pullman Arts Commission chair,...

“In a way, Dr. Universe is a lot of people here at WSU — our friends at Northwest Public Broadcasting, creative university communicators and the research staff who offer their time to help answer these great questions,” said Rachel Webber, voice of Dr. Universe.

WSU science podcast collaborates with local theater

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter February 24, 2021

The WSU-run children’s science podcast, “Dr. Universe,” partners with Regional Theater of the Palouse to answer science-based questions and draw attention to STEM careers. “It’s kind of a...

Struggles resulting from the pandemic have also been down-played, and many students do not feel their problems are significant enough to get therapy.

Use of telemental health rises while individuals cope with pandemic

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 23, 2021

Telemental health appointments have become a more popular platform for counseling, allowing individuals to overcome personal struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chad Sanders, clinical psychologist...

Lance Bishop, information technology director for Whitman County, said he is considering moving some of the county’s overall storage into cloud storage, which would increase the county’s available storage.

County commissioners discuss record storage

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter February 23, 2021

Whitman County Commissioners discussed a possible upgrade to the IT system in the Whitman County Courthouse to increase the amount of available technology storage and replace 30-year-old fiber optic cables.  The...

The team created four keys for fostering civility: listen, acknowledge, empathize and respect. The keys serve as resources people can remember when engaging in public discourse.

Students compete in national public relations competition

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

In hopes of fostering civility during public discourse among WSU students and Washington elected officials, four WSU students created and are running a public relations campaign as part of the 2021 Bateman...

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