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COVID-19 cases are rising among non-student adult population, according to WSU-issued letter

As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. Age groups 1-19 and 20-39 years make up 1,221 cases. It is unknown how many of those individuals are WSU students and how many are non-students.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Whitman County among college-aged individuals, as is the number of cases among non-student populations, according to a letter WSU issued last week.  As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitma...

Pullman saw $700,000 drop in yearly revenue, finance director says

City officials say Pullman will bounce back from the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, but a yearly budget may be difficult to plan for as of now.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 7, 2020

The City of Pullman saw more than a $700,000 drop in overall revenue during 2020, with much of the loss coming from a decrease in sales, gambling, admissions and public utilities taxes, according to a city official during the virtual city council meeting on Tuesday.  Mike Urban, director of finance and administ...

Local airport receives million-dollar grant for new terminal

A runway is being constructed at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. The airport will begin construction on a new terminal next year.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport was awarded about $1 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new terminal. The new terminal is necessary because the old terminal was undersized for the amount of traffic and passengers that the airport gets — about 50 percent, said Glenn...

WSU students’ attempt to return to normal is ‘fueling the epidemic’

WSU’S COVID-19 testing sites moved to the entrance of Beasley Coliseum due to wildfire smoke on campus Tuesday. The testing at Beasley is being conducted by the National Guard and is free for all WSU students. Testing is available on site 12-6 p.m. through Friday.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Despite local restrictions on social gatherings and WSU’s switch to distance learning, Pullman currently has the second greatest daily COVID-19 case average by population in the U.S.  In the last 26 days, 924 cases were confirmed within Whitman County. Before that, there were 142 confirmed positive cases over an approximately five-mon...

Local organizations accept donations for those affected by wildfires

Local nonprofits are accepting donations to help those affected by the wildfires across Whitman County.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

The United Way of Whitman County and other community partners are accepting financial donations for those affected by the fires in the county.  The United Way of Whitman County has been working with the Rosalia Lions Club and Assembly of God Church in Rosalia, said Eric Fejeran, executive direct...

SEL buys property near Moscow to eventually expand company

SEL bought 150 acres for long-term growth, said Joey Nestegard, SEL chief business and financial officer.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is purchasing a 150-acre property southwest of Moscow to ensure the company can expand company operations. The lot will be used for long-term growth, said Joey Nestegard, SEL chief business and financial officer. No building plans have been developed for the pa...

Nonprofit distributing free masks to residents

Free masks will be distributed from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at the Pioneer Center.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Rural Resources, a nonprofit organization, is distributing masks to residents at 3:30 p.m. today at the Pioneer Center at 240 SE Dexter St. Melissa Johnson, Rural Resources lead case manager, said mask distributions will be done drive-thru style until 5:30 p.m. Each person will receive two masks. ...

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 23, 2020

The WSU Pullman campus will be offering all undergraduate classes remotely with very few in-person exceptions, according to a letter WSU officials published today. WSU will announce information about graduate classes by Aug. 1.  Delivery options for class schedules will be finalized Aug. 1, said...

Pullman Kiwanis holds annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ project

In the past, Pullman Kiwanis conducted the project as a three-day drive with a school bus parked at Dissmore’s. This year, there will not be an in-person drop-off location due to COVID-19.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

The Kiwanis Club of Pullman is holding its 12th annual Stuff the Bus project to provide students with school supplies. Donations are accepted until Aug. 14. The project is a collaboration between the Kiwanis clubs in Pullman and Moscow, as well as the school districts of Pullman, Moscow, Colfax and Colton-Uniontow...

Airport receives grant for service to Denver

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a $780,000 federal grant to help finance service to Denver.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a grant from the United States Department of Transportation that will help the airport bring service to Denver.   Tony Bean, PMRA executive director, said the airline that will provide service to Denver is United or a United-affiliate carrier.  The fi...

U of I men’s basketball program fined for coaching violation

The University of Idaho men’s basketball program and its former head coach have been penalized by the NCAA for multiple rule violations. The program will face restrictions during the 2020-21 season.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The NCAA penalized the University of Idaho men’s basketball program and former head coach Don Verlin for rule violations related to coaching practices. The penalties included a $5,000 fine and two years of probation for the men’s basketball program, as well as restrictions during the 2020-21 season....

Washington mask mandate starts Friday

Washington mask mandate starts Friday

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

All Washingtonians will be required to wear masks or facial coverings in public starting Friday, according to a public health order from Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Weisman. The mandate applies to all indoor public spaces and outdoor public spaces where social distancing is difficult, acco...

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