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The Daily Evergreen

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 3, 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...

Korey Woodley, executive manager of Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, speaks about water usage during a Pullman City Council meeting Tuesday.

Council hears water data, approves walkway resolution

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2021

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee executive manager updated Pullman City Council members Tuesday on the city’s water usage and other related statistics from the year.  Water Usage Data from...

People who are interested can complete a survey about climate change and how they think it will impact the local community.

Citizens encouraged to complete climate change survey

ABBY SONNICHSEN, Evergreen Photographer October 17, 2021

Citizen’s Climate Lobby of the Palouse is spreading awareness about climate change by encouraging the community to participate in the Pullman Climate Change Survey, which is open to the public through...

The project will take several years and cost about $3.4 million. That cost includes savings from a potential data collection partnership with Avista, which already automatically meters the power.

City Council approves consultants for Downtown Master Plan

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Pullman City Council approved a motion Tuesday night to select consultants from Welch-Comer Engineers for the Pullman Downtown Master Plan. The city developed an analysis group made up of council members,...

Jake Opgenorth, Pullman PD operations commander gave an update on the shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

City Council works to change Pullman’s narrative, brand

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2021

A presenter told Pullman City Council the city should leverage marketing to create identity and narrative for the city that is distinct from WSU. Ron Kresha, Golden Shovel Agency chief operating officer...

The council authorized staff to work with nomination agencies for the 2021 Washington State Transportation Improvement Board Complete Streets program. 

City Council goes back on Lawson Garden House vote

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

Lawson Gardens Pullman City Council voted to not move forward with the previously approved Lawson Garden House and are considering other proposals instead during their Tuesday evening meeting.  The...

City Council votes to reorganize M&O division

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

Pullman City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize reorganization of the Maintenance and Operation Division.  M&O Superintendent Art Garro presented his suggestions for reorganizing the division...

The Pullman crime rate went down in 2020, but this was likely due to the pandemic and is not necessarily sustainable.

City Council to submit FEMA grant pre-application for flood mitigation

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter August 25, 2021

Pullman City Council voted Tuesday night to submit a pre-application for a Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant, which would aid in improving Missouri Flat Creek and removing...

Officer Breauna Banks and Sgt. Todd Dow received the American Legion Humanitarian and Lifesaving Award. 

American Legion awards Pullman police officers at City Council meeting Tuesday

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 14, 2021

American Legion Maynard-Price Post 52 presented Lifetime Humanitarian Awards and the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during a city council meeting Tuesday evening.  Pullman Police Officer...

Palouse CCL is currently working on a survey to gain a better understanding of community members’ knowledge about climate change their willingness to take action on the issue.

City Council discusses climate change mitigation

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 23, 2021

City of Pullman councilmembers discussed the effects of climate change on the Palouse in recent years during their meeting Tuesday evening  Kynan Witters-Hicks, Palouse Citizens Conservations Lobby...

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