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Poverty addressed at Brown Bag Lunch series

Poverty addressed at Brown Bag Lunch series

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2019

Guest presenters Jeff Guyett and Nathan Weller spoke about the Community Action Center (CAC) and the Poverty Awareness Task Force during the monthly Brown Bag Lunch series Tuesday at the Neill Public Library. Judy Stone, League of Women Voters of Pullman member, said the Brown Bag Lunch series occurs...

Local middle school officials address overcrowding issues

Local middle school officials address overcrowding issues

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2019

Hallways at Lincoln Middle School are so overcrowded that a teacher at the school allows students to spend the first few minutes of class gathering their materials from lockers. Janet Fulfs, a seventh-grade social studies teacher, said she lets her students to do this to avoid the chaos in the hallways...

Pullman city councilmembers discuss possible new tax

Pullman city councilmembers discuss possible new tax

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2019

The Pullman City Council discussed the effect a tax regulation change might have on the county at the city council meeting on Tuesday. County commissioner Art Swannack gave a presentation where he discussed House Bill 1406, which gives a portion of sales tax back to cities to work on improving affordable ho...

Airport reopens after renovations

Airport reopens after renovations

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2019

After a month of upgrades to the landing system, city administrators at the Pullman-Moscow Airport unveiled the airport’s new runway Thursday when it reopened. Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert cut the 150-foot ribbon in the middle of the new runway. “We are the Palouse,...

Guest covers LGBTQ history of the Palouse

Guest covers LGBTQ history of the Palouse

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2019

Neill Public Library hosted a guest speaker to talk about queer history in the Palouse region from the 1970s to today. Brian Stack, Ph.D. candidate in the WSU history department, introduced the Palouse LGBTQ history project, a digital exhibit consisting of articles, photographs and other artifacts. This...

City fined for April flood response

City fined for April flood response

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2019

The City of Pullman was fined a total of $2,700 by the Labor and Industry Department (L&I) for violations the Pullman Fire Department committed during the flood rescue in April. The official L&I report was finalized on Sept. 30 and the city received the report on Oct. 2. Mike Heston, Pullman...

Meeting cancellations raise concerns

Meeting cancellations raise concerns

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

Six regularly scheduled Pullman city council meetings have been canceled since August, raising questions of transparency and communication between city officials and residents. Councilmember Dan Records said the city is required by the Public Meetings Act to advertise meetings where four or more councilmembers...

Series of events to honor late local track athlete

Series of events to honor late local track athlete

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

Friends, family and community members inside and outside of Pullman will gather to honor late Lauren McCluskey with a series of events Saturday to support her foundation. The event will start with a race at 9 a.m. starting and ending at Mary’s Park. The 5K course is intended for adults and a 1K...

Medication drop-off open this weekend

Medication drop-off open this weekend

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

Pullman residents will have a safe space to drop off any type of medication or prescription drugs they no longer need, as part of a new program starting this weekend. Cougs for Recovery is hosting a Safe Medication Disposal event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at the Community...

ASWSU urges Prosecutor to retry case

ASWSU urges Prosecutor to retry case

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen Reporter

October 2, 2019

ASWSU issued a press release Monday on Twitter calling for the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office to retry former Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Hargraves, who was charged with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct. The charges followed an incident which occurred in April 2018 involving a female WSU st...

New clothing shop celebrates grand opening

New clothing shop celebrates grand opening

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2019

The owners of Michelle’s Closet, a new consignment shop downtown, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new business in front of the store at noon Tuesday. Several members from the Pullman Chamber of Commerce joined Michelle Kelly and Michael Kelly to celebrate the shop’s opening. Michael Kelly...

Local nonprofit changes name to be reflective of goals

Local nonprofit changes name to be reflective of goals

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2019

The organization previously known as United Way of Pullman has changed its name to United Way of Whitman County. “We want to branch out and show that we represent Whitman County as a whole,” said Eric Fejeran, board president of United Way of Whitman County. Ed Sala, vice president of United...

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