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Paraprofessional contract negotiations stalled

Paraprofessional contract negotiations stalled

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

A group of about 15 gathered on Dexter Street in front of Pullman’s Pioneer Center on Friday to rally for higher wages and more paid leave for the school district’s paraprofessionals, commonly called “paras.” Bundled in hats, mittens and thick coats to shield them from sub-freezing gusts,...

Vaccine access limited in rural communities

LUKE HOLLISTER, Evergreen contributor

February 27, 2018


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

Getting a vaccination in rural areas can be challenging given the remote location and financial toll of traveling. Troy Henderson, Whitman County director of public health, said accessing vaccines is far easier in the city. “If you live in an urban setting, there’s 50 different stores [where...

County coroner confirms psychologist’s death a suicide

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Safety

The Whitman County coroner confirmed Thursday morning that a Pullman psychologist who surrendered himself to police and was booked on a charge of raping one of his patients died of suicide by hanging. Dean Funabiki, 67, turned himself in to police at the request of investigators and accompanied by...

Community driven officer promoted

Community driven officer promoted

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


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

Sgt. Greg Umbright has come to many people’s aid over the 27 years he has served as an officer for the Pullman Police Department. During that time he has accrued some unusual stories from working with the community. He recounted one instance last fall when a woman said her skateboard was stolen,...

GPSA weighs funding for child care

GPSA weighs funding for child care

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 16, 2018


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

Graduate and professional students will have to decide between increasing funding for the on-campus Children’s Center, or maintaining it and allocating those funds elsewhere. A budget proposal regarding funding for the Children’s Center’s evening child care was announced at the Graduate and...

Hospital seeks new residency program

Hospital seeks new residency program

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman Regional Hospital applied to start the Palouse’s first medical residency program in hopes of bringing more family physicians to the area. The long-term goal would be for graduates of the program to stay in the area and continue working with their patients, hospital CEO Scott Adams said. The...

Officials confirm electrical fire on Military Hill

Officials confirm electrical fire on Military Hill

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A faulty marriage between plug and outlet caused the electrical fire that burned an apartment near NW Stadium Way on Friday, officials say. The outlet was behind a couch with blankets hanging over the back of it, Pullman Fire Marshal Chris Wehrung said. Electricity can arc from outlets when plugs...

One city bond passes, other likely

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Both City of Pullman bonds are in position for approval following the Feb. 13 special election. Proposition No. 2, which will fund the improvement of city paths and parks, passed with almost 75 percent approval, according to the first tabulation. It hit the 1,550-vote threshold required by state rules....

Snow and hazardous conditions expected Wednesday morning

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community

Pullman should get six to eight inches of snow by midday Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service’s Spokane office. Weather forecaster Bryce Williams said the winter storm would begin tonight, but should only lay down about an inch of snow for the first few hours. The heaviest snowfall,...

Voters to decide on bonds for second time

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Pullman voters face a decision Tuesday on two bonds aimed at relocating city hall and improving parks. Proposition No. 1 would procure funds through the sale of bonds to purchase a building currently occupied by Encounter Ministries. It would be renovated into a new city hall and recreation center....

Rallying to protect DACA students

Rallying to protect DACA students

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

WSU students facing uncertain futures rallied with their peers Thursday in hopes of influencing lawmakers to pass legislation protecting undocumented people living in the U.S. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one,” read one sign, quoting John Lennon’s “Imagine,” at WS...

Whitman SWAT responds to armed threat

Whitman SWAT responds to armed threat

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Whitman County Sheriff’s SWAT team to apprehend a suspect accused of drawing a gun on two people last weekend. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the Special Weapons and Tactics team could be used in a variety of situations. He also said the team is used to making contact with high-risk...

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