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Hilinski memorial today as WSU mourns

Hilinski memorial today as WSU mourns

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Local, News

The WSU community is in mourning following the apparent suicide of WSU redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinski, 21. Many people expressed shock when the news broke last night. WSU’s Cougar Marching Band will be hosting a memorial for Hilinski at 3:15 p.m. today at the Cougar statue outside ...

Suicides in Whitman follow national increase

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Washington’s rural counties have followed a nationwide trend of having higher suicide rates than densely populated areas, and that gap is growing. Low availability and lack of access to transportation makes it hard for people living in rural areas to get the help they need, mental healthcare professionals...

Closures on MLK Jr. day, service opportunities

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman’s city government offices and Neill Public Library will be closed Monday, while its public schools and WSU students will have the day off. Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday celebrating the Civil Rights leader’s birthday. It is always observed on the third Monday...

ZZU revamps, to reopen as ‘club and grub’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The ZZU Bar and Grill, which closed October of last year, will reopen in 2018 with a new team, new look and new food. “There’s lots of bars in town and lots of students,” co-owner Cathy Cooper said, “so there’s plenty of business to go around and we hope we get our share of it.” Cathy,...

Pullman Fire department updates ASWSU

Pullman Fire department updates ASWSU

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, Local, News

The Pullman Fire Department is looking at locations in the city to build a third fire station and hopes to increase the number of first responders. Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston and Captain Mark Johnson presented the department’s strategic plan to the ASWSU Senate at its meeting Wednesday night. The ...

WSU grad to run for auditor

DANIEL DOUCET and FORREST HOLT

January 10, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics

A WSU graduate and Garfield resident was the first to announce her candidacy for Whitman County auditor Sunday. Current Auditor Eunice Coker will finish her term in November 2018 and will not run for reelection. Sandy Jamison said she wants to promote the idea that the auditor’s office exists...

Pullman city bonds fail to pass due to technicality

Pullman city bonds fail to pass due to technicality

IAN SMAY, Evergreen Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics

City of Pullman officials decided against passing two bonds that appeared on the ballot in November, despite both winning more than 60 percent of the vote. City Attorney Laura McAloon advised the city to wait until the next election in February to pass the bonds, due to questions over whether they met requiremen...

No collisions on Highway 26 this year

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Uncategorized

Following fatal accidents in previous years, Washington State Patrol officials said there were no accidents on Highway 26 as students returned to WSU after winter break this time around. Multiple WSU students died or sustained injuries in accidents during travel to and from Pullman during winter and...

Ferdinand’s runs out of cheese sooner than expected

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2018


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

Ferdinand’s famous Cougar Gold, Sweet Basil and Natural Cheddar cheeses once again sold out during the holiday season. It is normal for the Cougar Gold Cheese to sell out around December, WSU Creamery Manager John Haugen said, because they produce and sell the cheese on a year-to-year schedule. “We...

Homeless shelter tries to move past arson

Homeless shelter tries to move past arson

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Showcase

Three weeks after an arson destroyed much of the men’s unit of the Sojourner’s Alliance homeless shelter, the organization is slowly rebuilding its ability to provide services found nowhere else on the Palouse. Director Steve Bonnar said that since the fire, the homeless shelter is operating its...

Phone scams hit Pullman, police say

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 27, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Fraudulent callers have demanded money from multiple Pullman residents in the last week, according to police reports. The callers, posing as Department of Education representatives, threatened to arrest Pullmanites, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant. “We had about six different people ca...

Police charge resident in Soujourner’s Alliance arson

Police charge resident in Soujourner’s Alliance arson

DANIEL DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

December 18, 2017


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

Moscow police officers and fire department volunteers responded early Monday morning to a fire at a homeless shelter. Fire investigators are currently looking into the incident and suspect arson. Flames leapt out of the living room window of the Sojourner’s Alliance office and housing unit around...

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