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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...

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...

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