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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Staff members are working overtime and taking extra shifts to make up for the increase in patients, said Chief Medical Officer Pete Mikkselsen.

Pullman Regional Hospital still accepting patient transfers while other facilities near capacity

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

Pullman Regional Hospital is preparing to receive patients transferred from nearby hospitals as many medical facilities in the region are full in the wake of the omicron variant.  Like other hospitals,...

Surgical masks are currently available at the Chinook Student Center for students who want them.

KN95 mask in short supply, but more expected soon

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

With KN95 masks recommended but in short supply across town, Whitman County Public Health recommends people most at risk should get theirs first.  Although their stock is not large, the public...

Foggy conditions are expected across the Palouse until Friday.

Freezing fog may cause icy roads, low visibility

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor January 25, 2022

Heavy fog has descended onto the Palouse and is expected to continue through Friday, potentially creating icy roads in already low visibility conditions. Inclement weather like fog falls carries little...

Despite issues with 5G service affecting larger airports, the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect flights in and out of Pullman to be affected.

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport not affected by 5G rollout

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect the rollout of 5G networks to directly impact flights in and out of Pullman, although flights have been grounded at larger airports. As the prominent...

ATVP and the library plan on hosting events to discuss topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to help increase awareness within the community.

Local library, organization partner to increase sexual assault, domestic violence awareness

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2022

Neill Public Library is partnering with Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse to provide various resources to the community to increase awareness and help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Library...

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2022

WSU leadership announced a series of changes to campus operations on Jan. 14, announcing that on-campus events, including WSU Athletic events, will not serve food because of the surging spread of the COVID-19...

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

Whitman County reported 170 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing the running total to 7,037 as of Tuesday.  There have been a total of 83 COVID-19-related deaths and 317 hospitalizations, according...

Facilities workers clear snow from a parking lot on campus following last weeks record snow event.

WSU snow clearers reflect on historic snowfall

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

WSU Facilities Services staff members have had to deal with historic snowfall this month, with much of the precipitation falling earlier than usual. Grounds department supervisor Derrick Reynolds said...

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Parents of Sam Martinez testify about anti-hazing bills to state legislature

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez lost their son, WSU freshman Sam Martinez, to hazing on Nov. 12, 2019. Now, they are advocating for legislation in hope that no parent loses a child in the same way.  On...

Counseling and Psychological Services began offering Telehealth during the pandemic so students who were not on campus could still access mental health resources.

More students used counseling services in fall compared to pre-pandemic semesters

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2022

Cougar Health Services saw more students last semester than non-pandemics, with mixed reactions about the first in-person classes in a year and a half.  Loren Brown, WSU Counseling and Psychological...

Pulllman residents hold signs calling for voting rights legislation during a rally Monday afternoon at Reaney Park.

Pullman residents march for voting rights

SHEILA JOHNSON January 18, 2022

Despite the cold weather, a crowd gathered Monday in front of the gazebo in Reaney Park for the Martin Luther King Jr. Voting Rights March. The march emphasized the importance of passing the John Lewis...

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2022

Whitman County reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases last week. The single-day number of cases broke the high three times last week, according to a Moscow-Pullman Daily News article. In...

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