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WSU to hold walkway test in June

WSU to hold walkway test in June

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Parking, Pullman Community, Safety, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU Transportation Services will begin a month-long test of a pedestrian-only walkway on Thatuna Street beginning in June. The test, which has been coordinated with the City of Pullman, will close a short portion of Thatuna Street between Colorado and Linden Streets to vehicles for the month of June. John ...

Historical Society aims to restore Pullman depot

Historical Society aims to restore Pullman depot

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen life & leisure editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Community, Life, Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Foggy windows surrounded by cracking window frames, peeling wallpaper, cobwebs coated in a layer of dust and a glossy red parking meter. All distinct features within the Pufferbelly Depot sitting on the edge of the South Fork of the Palouse River in the heart of downtown Pullman. Now the brick building...

Crews work to fix water main break

Crews work to fix water main break

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2018


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

A water main pipe burst early Tuesday morning on the WSU campus, causing a water outage to three buildings and a flood in the basement of another. The repairs will cost the university an estimated $20,000-25,000, Associate Vice President of Operations Dan Costello said. WSU Facilities received ...

James Short Jr. passes away at 93

James Short Jr. passes away at 93

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 18, 2018


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

James Short Jr., the founding director of WSU's Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, passed away at 93 on May 13. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU announced his passing in a Facebook post Friday morning. WSU dedicated Wilson-Short Hall, then known as Wilson Hall, to Short in 2009. Wilson-Short H...

City takes feedback on building plans

City takes feedback on building plans

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Concerns raised included accessibility for seniors, layout of various departments

Granite Point cleanup day successful

Granite Point cleanup day successful

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 17, 2018


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

Students from WSU and University of Idaho picked up litter at Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, on May 10. The Army Corps of Engineers closed the area on May 2 following a day of heavy traffic that left the popular destination rife with graffiti and trash, including broken glass and beer cans....

Former WSU student killed in crash near I-90

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A Pullman man died Tuesday night after a crash near Snoqualmie Pass and Interstate 90. Washington State Patrol identified the victim as 28-year-old Jonathan Klopfstein of Pullman. Klopfstein attended WSU starting in fall 2015, according to the WSU Office of the Registrar. His final semester of...

Primaries set as filing week ends

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics

Filing week for government office ended today at 5 p.m. The following list shows candidates listed for open Whitman County positions and state positions serving Whitman County. An asterisk (*) denotes the incumbent candidate for the position. Primary voting begins July 20 and ends August 7. The order...

Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase

The Walla Walla District of the United States Army Corp of Engineers opened Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, following cleaning last week. The Corps decided to close the area on May 2 after heavy partying on April 27 left hundreds of pounds of trash on the popular party destination, according ...

Pullman Transit plans route restructuring for fall

Pullman Transit plans route restructuring for fall

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The Pullman City Council approved a transit overhaul to take effect in August in an effort to reduce wait times and improve route efficiency. The council approved the overhaul unanimously at a meeting May 2. “The next steps will be to implement the changes,”City Supervisor Adam Lincoln said....

Democrat declares county commissioner candidacy

Democrat declares county commissioner candidacy

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

John-Mark Mahnkey announced his candidacy for Whitman County Commissioner - District 3 on Tuesday. Mahnkey, a board member for the Whitman County Humane Society, is running as a Democrat with the support of the Whitman County Democrats, but said he calls himself a moderate. "Moderate to me is a...

Granite Point clean-up planned for tomorrow

Granite Point clean-up planned for tomorrow

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community

WSU and the University of Idaho will host a group clean-up of Granite Point tomorrow following the closure of the nature area after a weekend of heavy usage left the popular party location littered with trash and graffiti. The WSU Outdoor Recreation Center announced the clean-up on their Instagram...

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