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Local optometrist looks to provide reasonable services

Local optometrist looks to provide reasonable services

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2019

A Pullman resident and optometrist opened an eye care clinic in Moscow in an effort to provide equal service opportunities and offer reasonable services to new and returning patients. Optometrist Dr. Enjoli Cooke said she invested in a new eye care business called Inland Eye Care. The eye care clinic...

WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apple to hit market Dec. 1

WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apple to hit market Dec. 1

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2019

Apple enthusiasts will soon be able to buy the anticipated Cosmic Crisp apple when the WSU-developed apple variety hits stores Dec. 1. It is a project over 20 years in the making. WSU professor Bruce Barritt started research on the Cosmic Crisp in the late 90s. Kate Evans, WSU professor and horticulturist,...

Pullman, Moscow meet goals of limiting water usage

Pullman, Moscow meet goals of limiting water usage

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2019

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC) is focusing on finding water-conserving alternatives to further manage water usage in the eastern region of Washington due to the low levels of groundwater in the Grande Ronde aquifer. Korey Woodley, executive manager for PBAC, said Moscow, Pullman and Colfax...

Forum held to discuss upcoming ballot

Forum held to discuss upcoming ballot

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2019

The League of Women Voters held a public forum Thursday to discuss ballot measures including an initiative to limit the cost of car tabs and a referendum to allow affirmative action without preferential treatment or quotas. Deb Olson, voter service team member, facilitated the meeting. She said the...

Latah Recovery Center adds new crisis facility

Latah Recovery Center adds new crisis facility

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

Moscow will add a crisis center to the Latah Recovery Center that will be opening before the end of the month. Shawn Hogan, interim crisis center coordinator, said they are in the final phase of construction which is mainly painting and finishing up city inspections. They do not have an official open...

Pullman Regional to re-run bond on ballot

Pullman Regional to re-run bond on ballot

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 20, 2019

Officials at Pullman Regional Hospital are pursuing their Next Era of Excellence plan by proposing the bond for a second time, which will ask for $29 million to be paid over the next 25 years. Scott Adams, CEO of PRH, said that as Pullman’s population grows so does the need for healthcare services. If...

‘Go Cougs mural’ draws attention from drivers

‘Go Cougs mural’ draws attention from drivers

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2019

Drivers passing through the intersection of State Route 270 and U.S. Route 195 can see a large “Go Cougs Mural” ingrained in a nearby wheat field. For the past week, the 210-by-260-foot artwork has decorated a field owned by Jack Fulf’s Family Farm and has drawn attention from drivers and Pullman...

Poverty addressed at Brown Bag Lunch series

Poverty addressed at Brown Bag Lunch series

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

Guest presenters Jeff Guyett and Nathan Weller spoke about the Community Action Center (CAC) and the Poverty Awareness Task Force during the monthly Brown Bag Lunch series Tuesday at the Neill Public Library. Judy Stone, League of Women Voters of Pullman member, said the Brown Bag Lunch series occurs...

Local middle school officials address overcrowding issues

Local middle school officials address overcrowding issues

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

Hallways at Lincoln Middle School are so overcrowded that a teacher at the school allows students to spend the first few minutes of class gathering their materials from lockers. Janet Fulfs, a seventh-grade social studies teacher, said she lets her students to do this to avoid the chaos in the hallways...

Pullman city councilmembers discuss possible new tax

Pullman city councilmembers discuss possible new tax

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

The Pullman City Council discussed the effect a tax regulation change might have on the county at the city council meeting on Tuesday. County commissioner Art Swannack gave a presentation where he discussed House Bill 1406, which gives a portion of sales tax back to cities to work on improving affordable ho...

Airport reopens after renovations

Airport reopens after renovations

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2019

After a month of upgrades to the landing system, city administrators at the Pullman-Moscow Airport unveiled the airport’s new runway Thursday when it reopened. Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert cut the 150-foot ribbon in the middle of the new runway. “We are the Palouse,...

Guest covers LGBTQ history of the Palouse

Guest covers LGBTQ history of the Palouse

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2019

Neill Public Library hosted a guest speaker to talk about queer history in the Palouse region from the 1970s to today. Brian Stack, Ph.D. candidate in the WSU history department, introduced the Palouse LGBTQ history project, a digital exhibit consisting of articles, photographs and other artifacts. This...

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