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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...

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...

WSU community standards panel to stream live

Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, will host the event.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

WSU faculty and staff are invited to learn about COVID-19 compliance, academic misconduct and Zoom bombing during the community standards virtual panel 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, will host the event for professors and t...

ASWSU event to include student leader panel, Q&A

Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Committee, said the goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

ASWSU is hosting a panel and Q&A with student leaders from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 24 on Youtube and Zoom.  The goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19, said Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Comm...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa and former employee of Knott Dairy Center, for second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing the ca...

PETA asks state auditor to investigate WSU research with animals during COVID-19

PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments involving animals labeled as non-essential.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested a state audit regarding WSU research involving animals labeled as “unnecessary.”  PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments invol...

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 22, 2020

Nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,180 cases.  Of the new patients, six females and three males are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. They are all stable and self-isolating.  Residents are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing while in...

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