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Pullman officials start to see COVID-19 slowdown

Pullman officials start to see COVID-19 slowdown

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

After spending weeks as one of the nation’s hot spots for positive COVID-19 cases, Pullman and Whitman County may finally begin to see a slowdown of viral activity, according to public health officials.  The county now averages 25 positive tests per day; at the peak of the outbreak in mid- and lat...

Student leaders, state organization encourage student voter registration

Students can have a big impact politically, which can influence things going on in their lives, said Zack Turner, executive director of the Washington Student Association.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

ASWSU, Young Democrats and the Washington Student Association are encouraging student voter registration using social media and a voter engagement hub. Voting is important because it is how politicians are chosen, Young Democrats President Duncan Thomson said. There is a direct impact for residen...

Pullman Police review use of force policies

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the public’s perception of the chokehold is important in determining whether the community trusts the police.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

The Pullman Police Department will review its policies on use-of-force, with the police chief saying they are reconsidering the use of “chokeholds,” or vascular neck restraint, on suspects.  Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the vascular neck restraint is non-lethal but can look worse than it i...

GPSA Senators approve revised legislative agenda

GPSA Senators discussed the implementation of working groups. The groups focus on the main concerns of graduate students, including healthcare, stipends and university housing.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

GPSA Senators approved their revised legislative agenda for the 2020-21 school year, which includes access to affordable housing, continued access to food pantries, development of healthcare in the community and of online learning services.  Senators approved the budget for the evening childcare program, ...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 total breaks 1,300 cases

Whitman County's COVID-19 total breaks 1,300 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 28, 2020

Sixty-nine individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,309 cases.  Of the new patients, 19 females and 16 males are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Thirty-two patients are aged 20-39 years, 11 are female and 21 are male. One female and one male also tested positive, ag...

Researchers test liquid hydrogen as potential green fuel source

Researchers used liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for drones. Fueling the drone only requires a few gallons.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

A WSU lab is the first university lab in the country to successfully test liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for unmanned aerial vehicles.  WSU researchers collaborated with Mississippi State University and Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. to create a hydrogen-electric version of the ScanEagle dro...

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted by the Washington state fires.  Incumbent Dean Kinzer and business owner Tom Handy answered each...

‘Camaraderie’ of local groups to help with recovery from recent fires in county

People in shock after the fires took their homes  received food, clothing, bed and toiletries from local clubs and churches.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

When fires ravaged the towns of Malden and Pine City, Rosalia residents helped each other evacuate while local clubs and churches set up donation sites and shelters within hours for the survivors. “We talk of first responders, and we think those are the firefighters,” said Barbara Bothman, Rosalia ...

Whitman County confirms 28 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 28 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

September 24, 2020

Twenty-eight individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,212. Of the new cases, seven males and four females are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Nine males and eight females are aged 20-39 years. They are stable and self-isolating. One person who previously t...

ASWSU plans to increase voter registration

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said the executive team wants to provide resources for students so they know what to do if they contract COVID-19.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

ASWSU members spoke about their plans for increasing voter registration and communicating information about COVID-19 to students during the Senate’s Wednesday night meeting. The legislative affairs team has been working to increase voter registration through various campaigns, said Alexandra Donnici, ...

PRH receives $31,000 to increase testing capacity

Multiple fundraising programs have raised $850,000 for PRH's COVID-19 emergency fund since March.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

A fundraising partnership raised over $31,000 in donations for the Pullman Regional Hospital to increase COVID-19 testing capacity. The fundraiser was part of the All In WA COVID-19 relief effort and gift-matching challenge started by Jeff Bezos. It ran for two weeks in September, said Rueben Mayes,...

Whitman County confirms four new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms four new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

September 23, 2020

Four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising the county’s total to 1,184. Of the new cases, one male is aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. One male and two females are aged 20-39 years. They are stable and self-isolating. Residents...

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