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Businesses recover from flood

Businesses recover from flood

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

Stores in downtown Pullman are cleaning up and returning to business as usual following the flooding that occurred Tuesday. Water levels at the intersection of Main Street and Southeast Pine Street were nearly knee-high during the peak of the flooding Tuesday afternoon. Mercedes Enciso, assistant...

Whitman County committee member resigns

Whitman County committee member resigns

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

One of the two members of the Whitman County Democrats resigned from his position. Whitman County chairperson Debbie McNeil said committee member Patrick Granger decided to give up his position because he no longer lives in the county. McNeil said the remaining committee member is female, so they...

Potential head lice outbreak leads to public health notice

Potential head lice outbreak leads to public health notice

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

Cougar Health Services has issued a university notice on head lice. Gene Patterson, WSU pest control manager, said students should consider treatment if they have shared a bed with someone who has lice, shared hair attire like hats or ribbons, been in close contact with a person with lice or have...

Programs assist residents in need

Programs assist residents in need

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

Local action groups have collaborated to provide resources for anyone experiencing food insecurity, domestic violence, need for housing assistance, or are in danger of becoming homeless. Pullman has one of the highest rates of people living in poverty in Washington. According to the U.S. Census Bureau...

City plans to make downtown ADA-friendly

City plans to make downtown ADA-friendly

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

The City of Pullman is redesigning its downtown area and accessibility to businesses for people with disabilities. Dan Records, Pullman city council member, said at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that accessibility to the primary business district is an important issue that needs to be addressed. “The...

Off-campus housing complex plan underway

Off-campus housing complex plan underway

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2019

A new off-campus housing development may be coming to south Pullman. Approximately 25 acres of land located south of Pullman Albion Road, is in the process of being sold to the real estate company Aspen Heights, said Debbie Snell, Port of Whitman County properties and development manager. Aspen...

Increasing number of farms go pesticide-free

Increasing number of farms go pesticide-free

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2019

The Moscow Food Co-op held a forum with a panel of local farmers and agriculture experts to discuss the difference between organic and conventional foods.  The forum was moderated by Kenton Bird, former journalist and current professor at the University of Idaho. Bird started the discussion by having the panelists...

Rain floods businesses in downtown Pullman

Rain floods businesses in downtown Pullman

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2019

Pools of dirty water litter the floor and a sopping pile of black carpet squares rest by the door of Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters. An employee points to a moist line of dirt and leaves that runs around the perimeter of the building, marking the highest point rainwater reached inside. Chairs are stacked...

Flood advisory issued for Whitman county

Flood advisory issued for Whitman county

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2019

The U.S. National Weather Service in Spokane issued a flood advisory warning for Whitman and Latah counties until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Pullman, Colfax, Albion, Colton and Uniontown could experience flooding, according to the advisory. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles, according to the advisory. To reduce the risk of injury, keep aw...

Co-op raises money for nonprofits

Co-op raises money for nonprofits

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2019

The Moscow Food Co-op’s “Dime in Time” program raised $1,681 dollars for the Animal House Ferals nonprofit and the Palouse Land Trust from June to August. “Dime in Time” is a program that rewards co-op customers for using reusable shopping bags and reusable cups, according to a press release...

Pullman experiencing slower wildfire season

Pullman experiencing slower wildfire season

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2019

Washington has seen fewer wildfires this year than expected, according to officials at the Pullman fire department. Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said this wildfire season in Pullman was predicted to be similar to 2015, with lots of fires and smoke. This year, the wildfire season is slower because...

Airport Road closed as part of realignment project

Airport Road closed as part of realignment project

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2019

Airport Road will be subject to a week-long traffic detour beginning Friday, a city official said. Both lanes of traffic on the road will be closed due to construction of a box culvert, said Clayton Forsmann, Pullman deputy public works director. A box culvert is a concrete tunnel that runs under...

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