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Pullman City Council member announces re-election campaign

From staff reports

April 6, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics

Two-term Pullman City Councilman Al Sorensen announced his bid for re-election this week. He currently presides over the 1st Ward of the city.After four years serving on the council, Sorenson said it was an easy decision to run again because his top priority is to continue efforts to revitalize down...

Local, global community advocates for science

From staff reports

April 5, 2017


Filed under Local, News

The first presidential budget proposal is a manifestation of some of the March for Science organizers’ and supporters’ greatest fears.President Donald Trump’s “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” released March 16 on the White House website, cut the Environmental...

Four mumps cases reported in Whitman County, awaiting confirmation results

From staff reports

April 4, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Four cases of the mumps have recently been reported in Whitman County, though the suspected cases are awaiting lab results for confirmation.Washington residents reported 694 confirmed and probable cases of the mumps statewide as of March 29, according to the Washington State Department of Health. An o...

This year’s snow mold damage surprises expert

This year’s snow mold damage surprises expert

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

The recent winter has yielded two anomalies for Washington State’s wheat growers: the occurrence of snow mold in lower elevation areas and a new strain of pink snow mold. Tim Murray, a WSU plant pathologist who has studied snow mold for nearly 40 years, was surprised by the extent of the mold...

Experts debate dam removal

Experts debate dam removal

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

A panel of experts on both sides of the issue argued Tuesday over whether to get rid of the dams located on the Snake River, a long-standing and controversial argument that turns primarily on the dams’ harm to salmon populations and importance to the regional economy. Sophia Steele, president...

Mayor to speak to students about local offices today

From staff reports

March 22, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson will speak alongside other local leaders about the importance of student voices in local politics from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the CUB, room 310.During the event, “Young Americans for Public Office,” Johnson and other local leaders, including city councilor Nathan Weller, w...

Regents to review historic land sale

Regents to review historic land sale

KAIA JOHNSON | Evergreen reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="33c2762a-0ec7-11e7-a7f9-632ebcfc95c9"}}The WSU Board of Regents will review a contract negotiation update regarding the possible development of 20 acres of WSU-owned land, a potential first in institutional history, at its meeting on Thursday.The regents will revisit ...

Uber concerns taxi services

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Some local taxi owners and drivers voiced concerns at a public forum last week about a proposed change to the background-check process for taxicab licensing, saying it could lead to potential safety issues.The Pullman Police Advisory Committee, in association with the League of Women Voters, held the foru...

Coroner confirms WSU student death as third drug overdose this year

From staff reports

March 20, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

Whitman County Coroner Peter Martin confirmed last Wednesday the third drug overdose death of a man at WSU this school year.WSU student Nader Shihadeh died on November 26, 2016. He was found by his roommate the morning after in their Pullman apartment. Shihadeh, 25, was from Willmette, Illinois.Two oth...

State patrol warns students to drive safely back to Pullman

From staff reports

March 18, 2017


Filed under Local, News

The Washington State Patrol wants to remind students returning from spring break to take extra care while driving back to Pullman. The WSP will be placing more patrols on SR-26 looking for speeding, distracting and aggressive drivers, according to a state patrol news release. According to the news release,...

Residents to meet about 2040 vision for Pullman

From staff reports

March 6, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Since its first January meeting, the City of Pullman Chamber of Commerce has invited residents to a series of meetings about a community-improvement project called Pullman 2040.The upcoming meetings will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week at Umpqua Bank, according to the p...

Trail issues spark citizen concerns at council meeting

Trail issues spark citizen concerns at council meeting

DANNY LOCHRIDGE | Evergreen reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Citizens voiced their concerns for the development of two trails in the Whispering Hills subdivision at the City Council meeting on Thursday.A walkway on Whispering Hills, which was proposed when the subdivision was built around 2010, has not yet been completed. A new trail was also proposed along the south...

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