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School board and union meetings now public

From staff reports

February 2, 2017

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

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

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...

Uber may expand in Pullman

Uber may expand in Pullman

DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen Reporter

January 26, 2017

With one driver currently servicing the Pullman area, Uber is working with the City Council to expand its operations.Another individual has applied to become a driver and is in the process of becoming certified, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said. Standing in the way between full coverage in Pullman is ...

Pullman vacancy rate below state average

DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2017

Vacancy rates, which correspond to the percentage of vacant properties in any given area, in Pullman currently lie at 1.4 percent, lower than the state’s average of 3 percent, according to a fall 2016 report from the Runstand Center for Real Estate Studies.Director of City Planning Pete Dickinson said...

Road safety concerns heightened amid crashes

CARMEN JARAMILLO | Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2017

The recent deaths of WSU students in car crashes have reopened a conversation about the safety of the two main highways into Pullman.Students Rachel Pomeroy, Dashiell Mortell and Jessica Brooks all died in car crashes while traveling to or from Pullman during winter break.Last year, after two other WS...

Weather causes problems for transit

Weather causes problems for transit

ALYSEN BOSTON | Evergreen Reporter

January 24, 2017

It’s Monday morning and you’re waiting in line at the bus stop, bundled in a parka and dreading your 8 a.m. class. You watch as a bus passes, its sign flashing “bus full.”Then another passes. And another.Pullman Transit Manager Wayne Thompson has heard this complaint repeatedly since WSU’s...

Snow mold concern grows among farmers

Snow mold  concern grows among farmers

DENNIS FARRELL | Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2017

The increased snowfall in the Palouse this year has led some farmers to worry about a wheat fungi known commonly as snow mold.WSU Extension plant pathologist Tim Murray said the term snow mold describes several different types of fungi that grow on wheat beneath the snow.Murray said snow mold is a bigger c...

Roof collapses with owners inside

From staff reports

January 23, 2017

The roof of a trailer on the southeast side of Pullman collapsed while the owners were at home around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant said he believes the roof collapsed due to a buildup of snow.A woman and her two-year-old child were in the residence along with their small ...

Man shoots his finger

From staff reports

January 23, 2017

A man shot his finger at his residence at 10 a.m. on Sunday.The 30-year-old man called the police after he accidentally shot his left pinky finger with his 9mm handgun at The Statesman Condominium.He was privately transported to Pullman Regional Hospital....

Sending a Message

Sending a Message

DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2017

Wearing pink “pussyhats” and with pink cheeks, more than 2,600 community members marched through the streets of Moscow in support of civil rights on Saturday afternoon.It was called the Women’s March on the Palouse, an event that happened concurrently with the Women’s March on D.C. and numerou...

Civics workshop fosters active citizens

Civics workshop fosters active citizens

DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen reporter

January 20, 2017

More than 40 students and community members attended a Civics 101 workshop aimed at teaching effective methods to contact government officials on Thursday evening.“This is how to get your voice heard outside of that one-time vote,” said Johnna Lash, host of the workshop.Focusing primarily on the chang...

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