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Nonprofit to build edible garden in downtown Pullman

Nonprofit to build edible garden in downtown Pullman

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The Phoenix Conservancy group, a nonprofit dedicated to the restoration of endangered and threatened ecosystems, will grow its first edible garden in Pullman. Kayla Wakulich, a doctoral student in WSU’s Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences program, said the garden would grow in downtown Pullman...

Library introduces VR program

Library introduces VR program

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News

The Whitman County Library in Colfax will implement a virtual reality program starting on March 27 to modernize and expand the library. Kristie Kirkpatrick, Whitman County Library director, said this program will be available to the public by appointment on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The...

NHSTA recalls 37 million Takata airbags

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Pullman Police issued an alert regarding a recall of Takata airbags. Drivers can check their vehicle for any recalls by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and entering either a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the year, make and model of a vehicle into the section...

Renovation for Pullman sidewalks to prevent hazardous conditions

Renovation for Pullman sidewalks to prevent hazardous conditions

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Pullman city officials will put a project out to bid within the week regarding the renovation of three sidewalks that pose slipping hazards for residents. Ruth Younce, project engineer and the city’s engineering technician, said the project is estimated to cost between $400,000 and $500,000. Water...

Library to provide ukulele beginners classes

Library to provide ukulele beginners classes

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Whitman County Library will host an “Introduction to Ukulele” beginner’s class geared toward adults next month. Scott Hallett, founder and instructor of the Ukulele Players of the Palouse (UPOP), said the class costs $17 for a total of four workshops. The class will be held from 6-7 p.m. on...

Author dissects emotional impact of park sites

Author dissects emotional impact of park sites

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Neill Public Library is hosting a reading and discussion on a book called “Memorial Matter: Emotion, Environment, and Public Memory” with Jennifer Ladino, an author, professor and National Park Service Ranger. The reading will occur at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library. Adult Services Assistant...

Proposed laws may remove daylight saving time switch

Proposed laws may remove daylight saving time switch

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, Showcase

Proposed bills in the Washington State Legislature involve the removal of the daylight saving time switch, as WSU researchers found that the hour switch negatively impacts sleep. SB 5139, a Senate bill to make daylight saving time year-round, passed in the Senate, according to the Washington State Legislature web...

Program provides commuting options

Program provides commuting options

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Coug Commute Advisor is a program that WSU faculty, staff and students can use to plan commutes or look for a different mode of transportation. Ahnna McCoy, a WSU Transportation Options intern, said there are different types of transportation such as vanpool, walking, Pullman Transit bus, carpool an...

Frias-Gomez , Naputo react to election results

Frias-Gomez , Naputo  react to election results

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under ASWSU, Local, News, Photo of the Week, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Mariela Frias-Gomez and Camille Naputo ran on the slogan “IMAGINE” for their 2019 ASWSU campaign. They gathered with friends and supporters Wednesday evening to await election results at the Northside Residence Hall. With just over 2000 votes, Frias-Gomez and Naputo’s campaign did not earn enough ...

Cougar Country Drive-In listed for sale by owner

Cougar Country Drive-In listed for sale by owner

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Top-feature

The Cougar Country Drive-In was put up for sale on the Beasley Realty website for $1.9 million. The business has been closed since early last month. According to the website, “Established in 1972, Cougar Country has been a beloved fixture and landmark of the Pullman community. This incredibly pro...

WSU graduate student discovers 2,000-year-old artifact

WSU graduate student discovers 2,000-year-old artifact

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU anthropologist uncovered the oldest known tattooing tool in western North America. Andrew D. Gillreath-Brown, WSU anthropology Ph.D. candidate, said the 2,000-year-old tattoo tool artifact is made from skunkbush sumac twig with yucca leaf strips that hold two prickly pear spines. The tool came...

New bill could raise smoking age

New bill could raise smoking age

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Safety, Showcase

The Washington state House of Representatives voted 66-30 in favor of raising the minimum age required to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. The bill, HB 1074, was supported by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Washington Department of Health. Lawmakers passed the bill on Feb....

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