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Walk held to benefit people with Alzheimer’s

Walk held to benefit people with Alzheimer’s

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2019

Family members, friends, caregivers and supporters will gather to raise thousands of dollars for Alzheimer’s disease research during the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pullman on Saturday. “You miss your person when they’re gone,” walk manager Leslie Woodfill of Spokane said. “You’re...

Citizens’ Climate expresses need for stronger laws

Citizens’ Climate expresses need for stronger laws

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2019

The Palouse chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby planned to push for stricter environmental laws in Whitman and Latah counties on Thursday night at Moscow’s 1912 Center. “What we do ultimately is lobby. We are a nonpartisan, grassroots organization,” Mary Dupree, co-leader of Citizens’...

Ferdinand’s changes hours for home football games

Ferdinand’s changes hours for home football games

KATLYN COOK, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2019

Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe will be open from 1-6 p.m. for this Saturday’s football game against the UCLA Bruins. The shop will also have special hours for the remaining WSU home football games, Mom’s Weekend, and spring commencement. Ferdinand’s manager Eric Needham said the business can...

Apartment project to aid with affordable housing

Apartment project to aid with affordable housing

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

A $12 million project to develop a 56-unit apartment complex on Bypass Drive will open in late 2020 to provide affordable housing in the Pullman area. The complex is a low-income housing tax credit property, said Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director. That means investors will...

City of Moscow hosts fair housing training

City of Moscow hosts fair housing training

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

The city of Moscow worked with the Intermountain Fair Housing Council (IFHC) to host a fair housing training event for landlords and tenants on Sept. 18 at the 1912 Center. The event provided information regarding tenant screenings, fair housing basics, protecting against discrimination, developing...

Pullman School District approves bond to renovate local middle school

Pullman School District approves bond to renovate local middle school

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

The Pullman School District school board approved a bond that will fund the renovation of Lincoln Middle School as well as upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of the three elementary schools in Pullman, said the district’s finance manager. These new measures would cost taxpayers...

Community members discuss creation of new trail

Community members discuss creation of new trail

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

Members of the Pullman Civic Trust introduced their idea to turn an unused local railway into a trail at the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series at noon Tuesday at the Neil Public Library. Bobbie Ryder, Pullman Civic Trust president, presented “Railbanking and the Colfax-Albion-Pullman Corridor”...

Natural disaster prevention plan to be updated

Natural disaster prevention plan to be updated

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

Whitman County is updating its process for preventing damage caused by natural disasters. Bill Tensfeld, director of the Whitman County Department of Emergency Management, said the department will collect feedback from communities. This will begin with a kickoff meeting on Oct. 2 and future meeting...

Group to start Whitman County’s first charter school in 2021

Group to start Whitman County’s first charter school in 2021

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2019

The city of Pullman will open the doors to its first charter school in 2021. One of the founding members of the Pullman Charter School Initiative (PCSI), Laylah Sullivan, said the school will be centered around the Montessori method, a data-driven model of education. Sullivan said PCSI is a small...

Locals push to regulate marijuana facilities

Locals push to regulate marijuana facilities

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2019

Citizens For A Healthy Palouse, a local organization advocating for stricter rules on marijuana grow and processing facilities, recently submitted a petition to the Whitman County commissioners asking for stricter regulations for marijuana growers and processors in the county. “The petition asks...

Businesses recover from flood

Businesses recover from flood

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

Stores in downtown Pullman are cleaning up and returning to business as usual following the flooding that occurred Tuesday. Water levels at the intersection of Main Street and Southeast Pine Street were nearly knee-high during the peak of the flooding Tuesday afternoon. Mercedes Enciso, assistant...

Whitman County committee member resigns

Whitman County committee member resigns

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

One of the two members of the Whitman County Democrats resigned from his position. Whitman County chairperson Debbie McNeil said committee member Patrick Granger decided to give up his position because he no longer lives in the county. McNeil said the remaining committee member is female, so they...

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