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Local airport will undergo final runway renovations

Local airport will undergo final runway renovations

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

August 20, 2019

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport will close on Sept. 8 and resume commercial flights on Oct. 11 to revamp the old runway in order to meet Federal Aviation Administration standards. The distance between the runway and taxiway should be 400 feet, said Tony Bean, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport executive...

Council will not proceed to vote on moratorium

Council will not proceed to vote on moratorium

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

A proposed moratorium on the construction of new buildings in downtown Pullman failed during a city council meeting Tuesday. City Councilmember Al Sorensen said he motioned to vote on a moratorium at the next meeting, but no other members seconded the motion. As a result, the council will not vote...

Cougar Country to reopen in August with Zoe’s owners at helm

Cougar Country to reopen in August with Zoe’s owners at helm

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 12, 2019

The new owners of Cougar Country, a favorite local drive-in, said they hope to have the Pullman staple open by Aug. 31 — the first Cougar Football Saturday of the year. Mike Wagoner finalized the purchase on July 29, but he said he had been trying to buy the business since the end of February. February...

Public library hosts free robotics event for children

Public library hosts free robotics event for children

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

July 18, 2019

Gears whirr and pneumatic pumps hiss as the machine wheels around the Heritage Room of the Neill Public Library on Wednesday, picking up rubber balls and dropping them into children’s hands. Members of the 4-H P.A.R.T. (Palouse Area Robotics Team) SciBorgs 4061 presented the robot they designed,...

Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

July 11, 2019

Community groups will host a vigil 7 p.m. Friday at Pine Street Plaza as a protest to the treatment of immigrant detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Community Congregational United Church of Christ and Palouse ProActive will take part in Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention...

Organizers for Fourth of July celebration seek helping hands

Organizers for Fourth of July celebration seek helping hands

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2019

The Chamber of Commerce is accepting volunteers to run different activities at the 44th annual Fourth of July event to begin at 5 p.m. at Sunnyside Park in Pullman, which will conclude with a fireworks show. Regan Donaldson, event coordinator for the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, said this is the last...

Transportation routes set to change for holiday celebration

Transportation routes set to change for holiday celebration

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2019

On July 4, Pullman Transit will be operating on holiday services.  Brad Rader, Pullman Transit operations supervisor, said buses are currently running community routes for the summer, which includes Blue, Loop, Paradise, Silver and Gray Express. He said on July 4, Wheat and Lentil will be the only...

Pullman School District addresses mental health

Pullman School District addresses mental health

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

A classroom space designed to give elementary students more outdoor exposure will be completed for the upcoming school year at Jefferson Elementary. The fundraising chair for the project said one of its benefits it will help improve the mental health of students following a Pullman High School student’s...

Food bank services hindered

Food bank services hindered

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

Food insecurity programs are facing barriers this summer that prevent children and families from receiving food in Whitman County. Paige Collins, executive director for the Council on Aging and Human Services, said the biggest challenge is to make reliable meal programs and food pantries available...

County poverty rate rises above state

County poverty rate rises above state

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

Whitman County has more than double the percentage of households living in poverty than the state average, according to a study from United for ALICE. Across Washington, about 10.9 percent of households live below the federal poverty line, and in Whitman County, it is 27.7 percent, according to the study. Nationa...

Thunderstorm watch issued

Thunderstorm watch issued

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch today for the Palouse. Its forecast is predicting frequent lightning, winds up to 70 mph and hail reaching the size of ping pong balls.  Mark Turner, a spokesperson at the Spokane National Weather Service said that Pullman can expe...

Pullman High School to use concussion detecting sensors

Pullman High School to use concussion detecting sensors

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

Pullman’s Community Investment Committee presented a $10,000 grant to Pullman Regional Hospital and Pullman High School to help fund health and safety initiatives Tuesday. This would be part of the Athlete Intelligence Cue Sensor program. The grant will help fund concussion-sensing equipment for...

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