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Grand Avenue to partially re-open next week

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2017

A city of Pullman engineer predicted that part of the roadwork on Grand Avenue will be completed by early next week. Cara Haley, a civil engineer for the Pullman Public Works Department, said the road way would be completed early in the week. She said the remaining work, sidewalks and landscaping,...

String of vehicle prowls reported on Tuesday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2017

Multiple areas of Pullman were victim to a string of vehicle prowls Tuesday, according to Pullman Police reports. The first incident was reported around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning on Crestview Street. This was the first in a string of six reported prowls in two hours, although they were spread out. Penni...

Rape Reported at Providence Court

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2017

A rape allegedly occurred at the Emerald Downs portion of the Providence Court apartment complex on Brandi Way last weekend. The female victim, an 18-year-old, reported the rape around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Pullman Regional Hospital. Pullman Police then responded to the report to run a rape kit....

Pullman Police install tamper-proof drug drop box

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2017

The Pullman Police Department received a $500 donation in the form of a prescription drug drop box from the Pullman Lion’s Club. The new drop box, located in the lobby of the Pullman Police Department, is a hassle-free and private way to dispose of old and unused prescription drugs. It is accessible...

Dumpster burns at Campus Commons apartments

Dumpster burns at Campus Commons apartments

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

August 23, 2017

A dumpster fire broke out at roughly 7 p.m. Wednesday night at the Campus Commons South apartments. WSU student Ali Aonasar was helping his friend, Jacob Alkhatin move out when he saw the fire. “I just came maybe half an hour ago and saw a little fire,” Aonasar said. “Then later we came...

Police say street sign thefts increase as students return

Police say street sign thefts increase as students return

IAN SMAY, Evergreen crime reporter

August 22, 2017

As students return to Pullman for fall and spring semesters, Pullman Police and city departments have had to deal with a strange crime – street sign theft. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said officers responded to a report of a stop sign being ripped out of the ground at the corner of Northeast...

Man dies falling from vehicle in Whitman County

IAN SMAY, Evergreen crime reporter

August 22, 2017

A Lewiston man died after falling from a moving vehicle on Wawawai Road outside of Colton Sunday morning. According to a Whitman County Sheriff’s Office news release, emergency services responded to a report of an injured man who had fallen out of a sedan at 12:30 a.m. near Blyton Point, about 5...

WSU President responds to criticism from students

WSU President responds to criticism from students

JESSICA ZHOU and REBECCA WHITE

August 22, 2017

WSU President Kirk Schulz held a press conference Monday, in which he addressed questions about free speech, racism, the student conduct board and criticism of himself on campus. Over the weekend, WSU students and community members held a march against white supremacy and personally called on Schulz...

Sunday bus service comes to WSU

Sunday bus service comes to WSU

TYLER WATSON, Evergreen reporter

August 21, 2017

Pullman Transit has added two new bus routes this semester, meaning public transportation is now available at some capacity seven days a week. Brad Rader, operations manager of Pullman Transit, said there were a couple reasons for creating these routes now. “A lot of it is based off of public...

Anti-white supremacy marchers call out WSU president

Anti-white supremacy marchers call out WSU president

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

August 20, 2017

Roughly 200 marchers made up of WSU students, faculty, staff and Pullman community members formed a line winding down the Stadium Way sidewalk Saturday, while Pullman police stood guard nearby. The scores of participants chanted, “No Nazi.  No KKK.  No Fascist U.S.A.,” in their demonstration...

House fire draws three fire departments

House fire draws three fire departments

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

August 8, 2017

A fire destroyed a house today near the corner of Barbee and Wilbourn Roads in Pullman. No one was home at the time of the fire, however Whitman County Rural Fire District 12 Fire Chief Lester Erwin said two dogs were inside at the time of the fire and are presumed dead. The call came in about...

Local wheat growers may face second bad year

Local wheat growers may face second bad year

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen news editor

July 12, 2017

Recent temperature fluctuations could signal another year of starch damage for local wheat growers, following a crop with widespread quality issues that collectively lost Washington farmers tens of millions of dollars. WSU wheat breeder Michael Pumphrey said when temperatures soar during the day and...

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