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Ban on seven countries comes from Visa Waiver Program of 2015 act

Ban on seven countries comes from Visa Waiver Program of 2015 act

SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen news editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

The seven predominantly Muslim countries included in President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration are not specifically named in the order itself.They were actually decided through updates to the 2015 Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, according to a Jan. 21, 2016 White House news release. The Ja...

Protest in Moscow to support local immigrants

From staff reports

February 3, 2017


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

Palouse Proactive will rally in Moscow on Saturday to support local immigrants, in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday banning travel to and from seven predominantly Muslim countries.Palouse Proactive is a group based in the community that aims to educate, communicate with and support t...

Water quality committee hires new manager

Water quality committee hires new manager

From staff reports

February 3, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC), the group in charge of ensuring the quality of the water supply in the Pullman-Moscow area, appointed Korey Woodley as its new executive manager.Previous Executive Manager Steve Robischon will remain on the committee as the organization’s technical advisor. ...

Man crashes sister’s car, ends up lost by Albion

From staff reports

February 3, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Whitman County Sheriff’s office received report of a vehicle in a ditch on Old Albion Road on Feb. 1.Deputies and emergency personnel arrived on scene and found the vehicle was vacant and the registration, naming Rachel Rogers as the owner, didn’t match that of local areas, according to a Whitman Co...

Pullman School District responds to worried parents about immigration status

From staff reports

February 3, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman school district superintendent released a statement on Monday outlining the district's commitment to serving all students.The statement, from superintendent Bob Maxwell, read, “We believe that it is the right of every child, regardless of immigration status, to access a free public K-12 e...

School board and union meetings now public

From staff reports

February 2, 2017


Filed under Local, News

The Pullman School Board decided to make collective bargaining negotiations public on Jan. 25, despite concerns of educators with the Pullman School District.After six days, a press release regarding Public Access to Collective Bargaining Negotiations was released by the Pullman Paraprofessionals Union...

Citizens push for sanctuary city at council meeting

DANNY LOCHRIDGE | Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Pullman citizens voiced concerns over President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from certain Muslim-majority countries during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, calling on officials to declare Pullman a sanctuary city.“We urge the council to not act upon or use any city resources for the enforcement...

‘Deep concerns’ over travel ban

‘Deep concerns’ over travel ban

SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen news editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

Since President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning immigrant and non-immigrant entry from seven countries with Muslim-majority populations on Friday, protests have erupted across the country and many officials have released statements declaring their stance on the order.WSU President Kirk Sch...

Uber may expand in Pullman

Uber may expand in Pullman

DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under Local, News

With one driver currently servicing the Pullman area, Uber is working with the City Council to expand its operations.Another individual has applied to become a driver and is in the process of becoming certified, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said. Standing in the way between full coverage in Pullman is ...

Pullman vacancy rate below state average

DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Vacancy rates, which correspond to the percentage of vacant properties in any given area, in Pullman currently lie at 1.4 percent, lower than the state’s average of 3 percent, according to a fall 2016 report from the Runstand Center for Real Estate Studies.Director of City Planning Pete Dickinson said...

Road safety concerns heightened amid crashes

CARMEN JARAMILLO | Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

The recent deaths of WSU students in car crashes have reopened a conversation about the safety of the two main highways into Pullman.Students Rachel Pomeroy, Dashiell Mortell and Jessica Brooks all died in car crashes while traveling to or from Pullman during winter break.Last year, after two other WS...

Weather causes problems for transit

Weather causes problems for transit

ALYSEN BOSTON | Evergreen Reporter

January 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

It’s Monday morning and you’re waiting in line at the bus stop, bundled in a parka and dreading your 8 a.m. class. You watch as a bus passes, its sign flashing “bus full.”Then another passes. And another.Pullman Transit Manager Wayne Thompson has heard this complaint repeatedly since WSU’s...

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