The Daily Evergreen

One city bond passes, other likely

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Both City of Pullman bonds are in position for approval following the Feb. 13 special election. Proposition No. 2, which will fund the improvement of city paths and parks, passed with almost 75 percent approval, according to the first tabulation. It hit the 1,550-vote threshold required by state rules....

Snow and hazardous conditions expected Wednesday morning

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community

Pullman should get six to eight inches of snow by midday Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service’s Spokane office. Weather forecaster Bryce Williams said the winter storm would begin tonight, but should only lay down about an inch of snow for the first few hours. The heaviest snowfall,...

Voters to decide on bonds for second time

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Pullman voters face a decision Tuesday on two bonds aimed at relocating city hall and improving parks. Proposition No. 1 would procure funds through the sale of bonds to purchase a building currently occupied by Encounter Ministries. It would be renovated into a new city hall and recreation center....

Rallying to protect DACA students

Rallying to protect DACA students

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


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

WSU students facing uncertain futures rallied with their peers Thursday in hopes of influencing lawmakers to pass legislation protecting undocumented people living in the U.S. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one,” read one sign, quoting John Lennon’s “Imagine,” at WS...

Whitman SWAT responds to armed threat

Whitman SWAT responds to armed threat

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Whitman County Sheriff’s SWAT team to apprehend a suspect accused of drawing a gun on two people last weekend. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the Special Weapons and Tactics team could be used in a variety of situations. He also said the team is used to making contact with high-risk...

Pullman wants more from pot tax

Pullman wants more from pot tax

MEGHANN FERGUSON, Evergreen contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics

Last year, local cannabis shops generated nearly $7 million in taxes. Of that, the city of Pullman collected just $27,000. Now city and county officials across Washington are lobbying for changes that would send more of that money back to local governments. “We, as cities, believe we should have...

Cougar Country raises money for suicide awareness

Cougar Country raises money for suicide awareness

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Cougar Country Drive In offered a special “Hilinski Meal Deal” Sunday and donated a quarter of the proceeds to a suicide awareness fund. Assistant Manager Richard Marshall said he hoped the deal would be able to raise $1,000 for the #3 Memorial Fund, which was set up in response to redshirt sophomore...

Express bus coverage could expand

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman Transit is looking to change bus routes to prevent overcrowding at stops popular among students who board north of campus. The City of Pullman hosted a public meeting Friday afternoon to discuss possible new routes for fall 2018. Brad Rader, operations supervisor for Pullman Transit, said...

State House candidates weigh fundraising strategies

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Democrats running for the Washington House of Representatives in the 9th Legislative District have brought in thousands in contributions since November, but Republicans still control most of the money in the race. The incumbent Republicans already had campaign money on-hand and have had more time...

ZZU reopens Tuesday night

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The ZZU will officially reopen for Taco Tuesday at 4 p.m. and host a grand reopening party on Friday, Jan. 26. Co-owner Cathy Cooper and manager Skyler Cracraft invited family and friends to the ZZU last night and performed a “dry run” of a typical business night. Cooper said it was a successful...

Police report cougar sighting

Police report cougar sighting

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

A Pullman police officer spotted a cougar while on patrol in the Military Hill neighborhood shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. The animal ran in front of the officer’s car while on patrol. The officer then contacted Fish and Game officials to report the sighting, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant s...

Coroner confirms cause of death, ASWSU plans vigil

Coroner confirms cause of death, ASWSU plans vigil

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 18, 2018


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

The Whitman County Coroner confirmed Thursday morning that redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinski's death was a suicide. A self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head caused his death, according to a news release from the coroner. Pullman Police responded to a call at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to check...

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