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Local school district receives funding to test, fix lead issues

Local school district receives funding to test, fix lead issues

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


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

A water tap in Sunnyside Elementary was found to have lead levels of 60 parts per billion (ppb), which is greater than the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended maximum of 15 ppb. Joseph Thornton, director of operations for the Pullman School District (PSD), said they volunteered to have their fixtures tested for lead by the Washi...

Cowlitz County deputy dies in roadside shooting

Cowlitz County deputy dies in roadside shooting

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Showcase

A Cowlitz County deputy died after he was shot Saturday night. Deputy Justin DeRosier was dispatched to investigate a disabled vehicle on Fallert Road because it was blocking a roadway, according to a press release from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. He was shot shortly after he arrived. Re...

Hospital to recognize philanthropic efforts

Hospital to recognize philanthropic efforts

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH) Foundation will recognize local businesses for their financial contributions to PRH’s Homes for Health campaign. Rueben Mayes, PRH foundation chief development officer, said local real estate brokers and realtors make philanthropic gifts to the hospital’s highe...

Bud Hut manager arrested for alleged involvement in robbery

Bud Hut manager arrested for alleged involvement in robbery

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Whitman County investigators arrested Bud Hut Manager Jeremy West on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the robbery of the dispensary Monday morning. West is being held on a Whitman County warrant for first-degree theft charges in the Latah County Jail, according to a press release from the Whitman...

Club creates traditional food market

Club creates traditional food market

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) is hosting its annual night market from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Reaney Park. “Our association began this event at WSU because international students leave their country and sometimes miss the food from home,” TSA President Kai-Yi Wang said. There i...

Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Police Department faces an under-staffed department as some officers have left because of personal reasons, like retirement. “We’re authorized 33 positions, and we’re currently down nine,” Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Tennant said the lack of employed officers came...

Event will honor missing, murdered indigenous women

Event will honor missing, murdered indigenous women

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


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

The Native American Women’s Association (NAWA) at WSU will host an annual event to raise awareness on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) at 5:30 p.m today. The event, titled Stolen Not Forgotten, will include a candlelight vigil, collaboration with other groups and a showing of ...

WSU students will advocate for climate change policies in Olympia

WSU students will advocate for climate change policies in Olympia

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Top-feature

Students and environmental activist organizations will come together to lobby and rally for climate change legislation today. Jessica Hart is a WSU junior sports science major and a fellow in the Washington branch of Our Climate. She said the event will feature youth in the Seattle area who come together...

Guest speaker calls for more diversity at WSU

Guest speaker calls for more diversity at WSU

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


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

Gary May, chancellor for the University of California Davis, spoke at WSU about his personal adversities in combating racial bias in higher education. “Putting on these leadership lectures is a way to get students to think about getting into leadership positions in academia,” said Aaron Oforlea, ...

Pullman declares state of emergency

Pullman declares state of emergency

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

The City of Pullman declared a state of emergency today after major flooding caused damages to local businesses and cars on the road. Pullman Firefighter Mark Johnson said he helped other firefighters clean up and aid affected locations. He said the flood came down from the north of Missouri Flat...

‘It’s definitely not my fault I got hit by a river’

‘It’s definitely not my fault I got hit by a river’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

April 10, 2019


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

Some people used air mattresses to float the raging river down Grand Avenue Tuesday night. But Jonathan O’Brien one-upped them when he rafted down the street in a Kia Optima. “I legitimately f-cking floated,” he said. O’Brien, the owner of Cave Cutz, was driving north on Grand after work when he hi...

City moves forward with hospital bond, renovations

City moves forward with hospital bond, renovations

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Councilmembers unanimously approved the resolution for the Pullman Regional Hospital ballot proposition on April 23 during the meeting Tuesday night. City Administrator Adam Lincoln said the resolution is in support of the issuance of $29 million bond for the hospital. “[The bond] covers four...

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