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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...

‘When in doubt, throw it out’

‘When in doubt, throw it out’

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

WSU Waste Management has recently made changes to the recyclable materials that they are accepting. They are only accepting clean metal cans and specific plastic bottles. Nathan Kite, WSU Waste Management program assistant, said they implemented the changes in October. He said WSU Waste Managemen...

City of Pullman launches new website

City of Pullman launches new website

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

The City of Pullman launched a new website to make its information more accessible. The city incurred an expense of $27,800 from the website developer, Mike Urban, director of Finance & Administrative Services, wrote in an email to The Daily Evergreen. Morgan Sherwood, City of Pullman IT specialist,...

Whitman County Unemployment: How living in different counties can affect state unemployment rate

Whitman County Unemployment: How living in different counties can affect state unemployment rate

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

About 4.1 percent of Whitman County residents are unemployed as of Dec. 27, according to the Employment Security Department’s monthly unemployment report. That amounts to 1,028 residents. Whitman County Commissioner Michael Largent said both unemployment and the jobs in the county tend to be stabl...

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) released a development initiative Monday to address desired change in the WSU Greek community. Andrew Thomas, IFC director of public relations, said the IFC Development Initiative was created after events in the Greek community occurred, such as the death of Samuel...

Council approves town-gown memorandum

Council approves town-gown memorandum

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

The Pullman City Council heard from Tom Handy, Downtown Pullman Association president, who asked the council to vote to have the mayor sign a memorandum approving support for town-gown.  While this doesn’t specify an amount of funding, it does say the city will work with the other partners, wh...

Arts commission seeks contest entries

Arts commission seeks contest entries

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission is still seeking submissions for its utility box wrap, where a community member’s design will be displayed on a utility box in the city. Members of the commission observed 25 submissions from five contestants during its meeting Tuesday night. A decision will be made on...

Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

A recent collaborative effort in the Pacific Northwest will address health disparities and the lack of health care workers among Native American communities. The project is called Reimagine Indians into Medicine (RISE). It is a joint project between WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, th...

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