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Bustin’ winter blues with exercise

Bustin’ winter blues with exercise

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

January 27, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate and Professional Students Association (GPSA) will host an event to help overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Winter Blues Buster” starts 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Recreation Center (SRC). The event will continue...

Commission revises zoning classification

Commission revises zoning classification

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2020

The City of Pullman Planning Commission held public hearings to revise zoning classifications and to amend the comprehensive plan map designations. The commission is considering 36,620 square feet of land at 50 NW Terre View Drive in the plan and classification. The commission recommended the land...

County jail sees nearly 300 repeat offenders

County jail sees nearly 300 repeat offenders

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen crime reporter

January 24, 2020

The Whitman County Jail commander reported about 175 county residents were booked in jail more than once in 2018. The number of repeat offenders can cause taxes to rise for Whitman County residents. Whitman County Jail Commander Scotty Anderson said about 261 individuals who are considered repeat...

Learning to be a better ally

Learning to be a better ally

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

A crime victim advocate hosted WSU’s annual Anti-Racism: Becoming a Better Ally workshop on Jan. 21 which covered topics such as privilege, obstacles of being an ally and guidelines to opening the conversation on racism. Daniela Miranda, crime victim advocate, began the workshop by mentioning her...

‘This is not about fixing it, it is about letting it be’

‘This is not about fixing it, it is about letting it be’

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Pullman hosted a presentation on mindfulness which highlighted the importance of self-compassion during meditation Tuesday at the Neill Public Library. Lydia Gerber, a clinical associate professor in the WSU Honors College, said she refers to her mindfulness approach...

New chamber member makes changes

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

A WSU alumna has been hired as the Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center’s new events coordinator. Marie Dymkoski, Pullman Chamber executive director, said the position had been empty for two months before Ireland Addis had been hired. “We lucked out and hired someone who just graduated from WSU...

Senators, Berkompas reflect on ruling

Senators, Berkompas reflect on ruling

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

ASWSU senators voiced their concerns to President Quinton Berkompas after the Judicial Board presented the court’s ruling during the Senate meeting Wednesday. Chief Justice Kevin Kissinger referred to the hearing on Jan. 21, which determined whether or not the executive staff violated a bylaw regarding appl...

Bill opens new grad pathways

Bill opens new grad pathways

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A Washington bill is making high school graduation requirements in the state more accessible for some students.  House Bill 1599 requires school districts to offer alternative options for students to meet graduation requirements.  Previously, students were required to achieve a passing score on the English, langu...

PRH acquires Palouse Health Clinic, patients

PRH acquires Palouse Health Clinic, patients

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital is taking ownership of the Palouse Health Center to avoid it closing down in its owner’s absence. Megan Guido, PRH chief marketing and community relations officer, said the PHC president and administrator approached the hospital in spring 2019 about taking over the practic...

ASWSU’s hiring process called into question

ASWSU’s hiring process called into question

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

ASWSU senators criticized President Quinton Berkompas for not publicizing open positions before their confirmation on Jan. 15 during the ASWSU Senate meeting. Several members testified Monday that this broke a bylaw. The ASWSU Judicial Board held a hearing Monday regarding executive position hires...

‘Local losses of bee species’

‘Local losses of bee species’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

Diversifying farms with different types of plant and flower species can combat the decline in pollinator insects such as bees. “Many bees rely on flowers as their primary resource,” said Elias Bloom, WSU alum and Michigan State University postdoctoral researcher. “If you take those flower...

DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Around 190 fifth graders graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program Jan. 15 at Pullman High School. During a Pullman City Council meeting on Dec. 10, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the number of heroin cases investigated and the amount of opioid grams seized by the polic...

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