The Daily Evergreen

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...

Starbucks to open in Pullman

Starbucks to open in Pullman

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

A new Starbucks will open in Pullman this August on Brelsford Drive, a street currently under development, across from Safeway. Director of Operations Kerri Staniszewski said the company hopes to have the project done before the beginning of the WSU fall semester. Pullman Planning Director Pete...

Population growth leads to new city plans

Population growth leads to new city plans

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 6, 2019

The Pullman Planning Department centers their goals for future city development on improving transportation infrastructure and diversifying the economy. The city population grew 2 percent every year since 2000 and is projected to exceed 35,000 people by 2025, according to the 2018 comprehensive plan...

Measles case confirmed in Moscow

Measles case confirmed in Moscow

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2019

Gritman Medical Center in Moscow treated a patient infected with measles Friday May 31, according to a statement on Gritman Medical Center’s website. This is the first confirmed case in Idaho since 2001, according to a press release from Public Health - Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) sent W...

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