The Daily Evergreen

New Pullman fire deputy chief starts today

From staff reports

February 27, 2017


Filed under Local, News

The new Pullman deputy fire chief begins his position today.Ray Lamoureux is replacing Gabriel Benmoussa, who left for a position in Salem, Oregon’s fire department last fall.With the new position, Lamoureux becomes the third-highest ranking member in the department.Lamoureux was most previously hire...

God above politics

God above politics

CAITLIN GROVER | Evergreen reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Some Palouse church officials are not on board with President Donald Trump’s vow to repeal the amendment that prohibits churches from politically endorsing without the risk of losing their tax-exempt status.Enacted in 1954, the Johnson Amendment created the political and financial separation between church and...

Apartment fire caused $200,000 of damage

From staff reports

February 23, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News

The Cougar Ridge apartment fire on Tuesday night caused $200,000 worth of damage and displaced seven residents from five different apartment units, according to a Pullman Fire Department news release.Of the seven relocated residents, five are students and WSU found housing to accommodate them. The remaining...

‘Look, listen and read’

‘Look, listen and read’

DANNY LOCHRIDGE | Evergreen reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Local, News

A former ecologist gave a more positive outlook on the topic of climate change yesterday at a Neill Public Library community event titled “Climate Change: Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem.”Peter Haug was involved in ecological impact analysis for 30 years before retiring. During his retirem...

Fire destroys apartment, no one injured

From staff reports

February 21, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="f445448a-f8bb-11e6-b25e-b36d480b2695"}}A fire severely damaged a Cougar Ridge apartment on Tuesday night after the resident, a WSU student, left his stove on while taking a shower.The man returned to his kitchen, where he had been frying donuts, to find it on fire, G...

Climate change expert to talk at library today

From staff reports

February 21, 2017


Filed under Local, News

A community discussion on climate change will be held today at the Neill Public Library in downtown Pullman.The event, dubbed “Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem,” is being put on by the library in order to create a better understanding of climate change issues and to help the public make more...

Sections of I-90 to close throughout the week

February 21, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Drivers should prepare for closures throughout Eastern Washington.Snoqualmie Pass is expecting delays next week because of two single-lane daytime closures as well as full nighttime closures on Interstate 90.East of the Snoqualmie Pass beginning Feb. 22 through Feb. 24, Washington State Department of...

New Washington driver’s license

From staff reports

February 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News

The Washington Department of Licensing announced that a new driver’s license is being issued on Monday, according to a Department of Licensing news release.The new license features enhanced security measures that protect against identity theft and fraud. The license will also have some aesthetic changes...

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

DENNIS FARRELL | Evergreen reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics

The president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Pullman’s largest private employer, said a proposed tariff on Mexican imports would undoubtedly cause retaliatory taxes from other countries, potentially creating a trade war.However, Edmund O. Schweitzer III said the tax seems unlikely to be implement...

Whitman Co, Moscow prep for flooding

February 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News

From staff reportsThe Whitman County Parks Department closed off access to the parking lot for the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail at Sunshine Road due to flooding.A news release issued by the Whitman County Parks and Developmental Services Department stated that citizens using the trail should use caution if ...

Prof to study hospital re-admission rates

Prof to study hospital re-admission rates

DANNY LOCHRDIGE | Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2017


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

A WSU economics professor received a $5,000 grant to study re-admission rates at Pullman Regional Hospital, and to see if resources are being used efficiently.WSU associate economics professor Bidisha Mandal said the first goal is to find the rate of hospital re-admission, and to see how many of those r...

Approval pending on new Pullman elementary school

DANNY LOCHRIDGE | Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Kamiak Elementary School, to be constructed on Military Hill along NW Terre View Drive, will be the district’s fourth elementary school, according to the school district’s website.The school will be built to accommodate up to 500 students, but is only expected to bring in 350-400 students, according ...

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