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Hospital initiative hopes to expand on medical services

Hospital initiative hopes to expand on medical services

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


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

This story has been updated to reflect the correct cost of the project and the bond proposal. A new initiative from Pullman Regional Hospital would bring electronic medical records and expand on medical resources to the community. The Next Era of Excellence bond proposal will be on the ballot f...

Pullman Police Chief requests additional commander

Pullman Police Chief requests additional commander

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


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

The Pullman City Council moved Tuesday to authorize the creation of a Support Services Commander for the Pullman Police Department. Police Chief Gary Jenkins said that he and Operations Commander Chris Tennant have been too overwhelmed to meet demands. “Insufficient focus on this task has resulted...

School construction to finish by March

School construction to finish by March

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

A new elementary school under construction on Northwest Terre View Drive will be ready to serve roughly 390 students starting this August. Construction for Kamiak Elementary is scheduled to be finished in March and will help alleviate overcrowding at the three other elementary schools as Pullman contin...

Vandalized cable to cause landline outage

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


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

Frontier Communications customers will experience a landline network outage starting at 11 p.m. tonight, which may last until 2 a.m. Wednesday.   The telephone interruption may last from 30 minutes to three hours, according to a press release. A fiber optical transmission cable along U.S. 95 b...

Track meet held in memorial for former Pullman resident

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News

The University of Idaho honored former Pullman High School track star Lauren McCluskey at  the first event of the regular track and field season on Friday. The previously unnamed meet was renamed the Lauren McCluskey Memorial Open. McCluskey, who grew up in Pullman, was murdered in October while attending the University of Utah. The 21-year-old pentathlete was set t...

Pullman residents voice concerns about safety

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins addressed concerns from community members about the death of Lauren McCluskey last night at the Police Advisory Committee meeting. Lauren McCluskey was a 21-year-old Pullman native murdered in October while attending the University of Utah. McCluskey expressed concerns fo...

State ecology department grants buses for Pullman’s schools

State ecology department grants buses for Pullman’s schools

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


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

Pullman School District has received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to purchase new low-emission buses. Joseph Thornton, director of operations for the Pullman School District, said each bus costs approximately $130,000 and the grant covers $35,000 per bus. The school district...

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


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

Whitman County Fire District 12 bought a new ambulance to be housed at station No. 1, which is located on West Main Street. The ambulance cost around $187,000, said Lee Druffel, Whitman County Fire District 12 commissioner. “We were ready to become a transport agency,” said Mirenda Stenbakken,...

Hospitals must now post medical prices

Hospitals must now post medical prices

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

A new federal rule went into effect on Jan. 1 that requires hospitals, including Pullman Regional Hospital, to publish their standard prices for medical procedures. This rule was passed in hopes of providing more transparency in the cost of health care and empowering patients. “Every hospital ha...

Police, former WSU student settle for $500,000

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

A former WSU student who alleged that two Pullman police officers used excessive force while taking him into protective custody in 2016 has accepted a $500,000 settlement from several Pullman police officers. According to the lawsuit, Kyle North, who is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, entered...

Counterfeit dollar bills found in Pullman

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Several cases of counterfeited dollar bills currently circulate the Pullman area, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant. There have been six cases of $20, $50 and $100 bills reported as counterfeit in the last three months, he said. Only one bill was included in each case. “This is not a wide...

Website brings WSU’s history to life

Website brings WSU’s history to life

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The Historic Preservation Committee has created an online platform dedicated to the history of WSU’s campus. The project is funded by the Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections unit and the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at WSU, Andrew Gillreath-Brown, creator of the website...

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