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‘Protect us, not guns’

‘Protect us, not guns’

BRE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2018


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

Hundreds of people of all ages gathered at the Friendship Square in downtown Moscow, Idaho, to protest gun violence in wake of recent school shootings. A small marching band played music as people started to gather and organizers handed out signs which said, “March for Our Lives” and “Students...

Anti-violence non-profit seeks new volunteers

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse plans to bring in more volunteers to operate its 24-hour crisis hotline, which provides emotional support to community members affected by domestic, sexual and individual violence. The non-profit is providing a spring 2018 training program to those interested...

Pullman high students walk out

Pullman high students walk out

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Pullman High School students who walked out of class last Wednesday to protest gun violence were threatened with detention and received unexcused absences, according to a student. Students across the nation walked out on March 14 in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, t...

First Dem announces auditor run

First Dem announces auditor run

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

The first Democrat has announced his candidacy for the soon-to-be-open Whitman County auditor position. Eric Fejeran, chair of the Whitman County Democrats, said he thinks there is room for improvement in the auditor’s office. He said the failures they have faced in the past ultimately came down...

‘Family man’ SWAT commander wins officer of the year

‘Family man’ SWAT commander wins officer of the year

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2018


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

Ruben Harris has served the Pullman Police Department for 19 years, and during that time he has played the role of the officer who inspired him when he was young. Harris first realized he wanted to join the police force at 14, when a Bellevue officer pulled up to where he and his brother were shooting...

Volunteers help predict weather

Volunteers help predict weather

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase

A see-through yellow gauge attached to a wooden fence captures rain so Shelley Chambers-Fox can measure it and add it to her data collection. On the other side of her property, another collector beside an old wooden shed electronically measures rainfall, air temperature, wind speed and wind direction. Seven...

Paraprofessional contract negotiations stalled

Paraprofessional contract negotiations stalled

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

A group of about 15 gathered on Dexter Street in front of Pullman’s Pioneer Center on Friday to rally for higher wages and more paid leave for the school district’s paraprofessionals, commonly called “paras.” Bundled in hats, mittens and thick coats to shield them from sub-freezing gusts,...

Vaccine access limited in rural communities

LUKE HOLLISTER, Evergreen contributor

February 27, 2018


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

Getting a vaccination in rural areas can be challenging given the remote location and financial toll of traveling. Troy Henderson, Whitman County director of public health, said accessing vaccines is far easier in the city. “If you live in an urban setting, there’s 50 different stores [where...

County coroner confirms psychologist’s death a suicide

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Safety

The Whitman County coroner confirmed Thursday morning that a Pullman psychologist who surrendered himself to police and was booked on a charge of raping one of his patients died of suicide by hanging. Dean Funabiki, 67, turned himself in to police at the request of investigators and accompanied by...

Community driven officer promoted

Community driven officer promoted

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


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

Sgt. Greg Umbright has come to many people’s aid over the 27 years he has served as an officer for the Pullman Police Department. During that time he has accrued some unusual stories from working with the community. He recounted one instance last fall when a woman said her skateboard was stolen,...

GPSA weighs funding for child care

GPSA weighs funding for child care

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 16, 2018


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

Graduate and professional students will have to decide between increasing funding for the on-campus Children’s Center, or maintaining it and allocating those funds elsewhere. A budget proposal regarding funding for the Children’s Center’s evening child care was announced at the Graduate and...

Hospital seeks new residency program

Hospital seeks new residency program

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman Regional Hospital applied to start the Palouse’s first medical residency program in hopes of bringing more family physicians to the area. The long-term goal would be for graduates of the program to stay in the area and continue working with their patients, hospital CEO Scott Adams said. The...

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