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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

Pullman Police Chief gives lifesaving awards to citizen, Moscow officer

Pullman Police Chief gives lifesaving awards to citizen, Moscow officer

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter April 27, 2022

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins presented lifesaving awards to a citizen and Moscow officer at Tuesday night’s Pullman City Council meeting.  Kevin Armentrout was awarded for helping save an individual...

City Councilor Nathan Weller gives his opinion on the FLO Analytics plan at the Pullman City Council meeting on March 29.

Public Works Department receives $750,000 to make streets safer

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2022

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson presented a $750,000 award from Complete Streets to Public Works Director Shawn Kohtz during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The money will go toward making streets...

The American Legion presents an award to five police officers for their heroism during Septembers College Hill shooting at the Pullman City Coucil meeting on March 29.

Law enforcement, firefighters receive American Legion awards

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2022

Jerry Coker and Ted Weatherly, Pullman Police Department commander and adjutant, presented American Legion Awards honoring first responders at the Pullman City Council meeting Tuesday night. Whitcom...

City council members discuss fiber construction complaints during a meeting at Pullman City Hall, March 2.

Pullman city council hears financial and Ziply Fiber updates

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 2, 2022

Tom Murn, Ziply Fiber engineering manager, updated the Pullman City Council at their Tuesday night meeting about their response to complaints made regarding the Ziply Fiber project that started in...

City Council reviews public librarys annual report, hears aquifer update

City Council reviews public library’s annual report, hears aquifer update

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter February 16, 2022

Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, presented the 2020 annual report at the City Council meeting Tuesday night.  The presentation was delayed two years as a result of the pandemic and its...

Aspen Heights Development is planning to build a roundabout at the intersection of North Grand Avenue and Albion Road to alleviate traffic congestion from a new student housing complex.

Developers, city officials plan to build Pullman roundabout this summer

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2022

Aspen Heights Development is expected to construct one of Pullman’s first roundabouts at the north end of Grand Avenue. The company will be building student housing on the intersection of North Grand...

Oasis Teriyaki and Pho would be torn down and replaced with a small drive-through Starbucks.

Company proposes new Starbucks to replace Oasis restaurant on Main Street

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter February 14, 2022

Forza Development LLC is proposing a new Starbucks for downtown Pullman at 530 E. Main St. The Salt Lake City-based company is looking to acquire the vacant property, which formerly housed Oasis Teriyaki...

Public art cannot be removed due to public complaint, according to Pullman City Council policy.

Thomas Jefferson painting movement up to library director discretion

GENEVA BREMS, Evergreen reporter February 14, 2022

After calls for its removal, the Thomas Jefferson portrait is still on display at Pullman's Neill Public Library. The Library Board of Trustees concluded that Library Director Joanna Bailey will ultimately...

A bypass would reduce traffic congestion and restore vibrancy to downtown Pullman, said councilmember Francis Benjamin.

Local officials consider Pullman bypass

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter February 7, 2022

Members of the Whitman County Board of Commissioners and the Pullman City Council are considering different proposals for building a bypass around Pullman, with costs ranging from $10 million to $100 million. Whitman...

Pullman City Administrator Mike Urban speaks about city expenses during a Tuesday night City Council meeting.

City council hears financial, staffing update

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2021

Pullman City Council heard a staffing and financial update presentation from City Administrator Mike Urban during a Tuesday night meeting. City budget The presentation covered the tax revenue budgets...

Francis Benjamin previously served on the City Council for over a decade. He made the decision to return to the council earlier this year in May. 

Newly elected City Council members look ahead to term

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2021

Recently elected Pullman City Council members are gearing up to assume office at the beginning of next year.  Francis Benjamin, WSU information systems coordinator and psychology shop supervisor,...

Francis Benjamin holds 70 percent of the votes for the Pullman City Council Ward 1 seat.

Benjamin holds early lead over incumbent Sorensen

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2021

Al Sorensen incumbent Pullman Ward 1 council member, has tentatively lost reelection in Tuesday’s general election. Francis Benjamin is set to win the council position against Sorensen, with...

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