The Daily Evergreen

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

DENNIS FARRELL | Evergreen reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics

The president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Pullman’s largest private employer, said a proposed tariff on Mexican imports would undoubtedly cause retaliatory taxes from other countries, potentially creating a trade war.However, Edmund O. Schweitzer III said the tax seems unlikely to be implement...

Whitman Co, Moscow prep for flooding

February 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News

From staff reportsThe Whitman County Parks Department closed off access to the parking lot for the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail at Sunshine Road due to flooding.A news release issued by the Whitman County Parks and Developmental Services Department stated that citizens using the trail should use caution if ...

Prof to study hospital re-admission rates

Prof to study hospital re-admission rates

DANNY LOCHRDIGE | Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2017


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

A WSU economics professor received a $5,000 grant to study re-admission rates at Pullman Regional Hospital, and to see if resources are being used efficiently.WSU associate economics professor Bidisha Mandal said the first goal is to find the rate of hospital re-admission, and to see how many of those r...

Approval pending on new Pullman elementary school

DANNY LOCHRIDGE | Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Kamiak Elementary School, to be constructed on Military Hill along NW Terre View Drive, will be the district’s fourth elementary school, according to the school district’s website.The school will be built to accommodate up to 500 students, but is only expected to bring in 350-400 students, according ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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