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Memorial fund for late Lauren McCluskey raises about $92,000

Memorial fund for late Lauren McCluskey raises about $92,000

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A memorial fund honoring the late, former Pullman High School track star, has raised close to $92,000 for track and field athletes at the University of Utah. The memorial fund was established by the University of Utah to honor Lauren, said Chris Nelson, communications director at the University of...

Proposal could fund college of medicine

Proposal could fund college of medicine

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Politics, Research, WSU Pullman campus, WSU Tri-Cities

The Washington State Legislature has released plans in the 2019-2021 budget proposals for the expansion of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). WSU requested $14.4 million to pay for medical school operations for third- and fourth-year s...

Charges filed against Atom Heart Music employee

Charges filed against Atom Heart Music employee

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Charges of assault in the fourth degree with sexual motivation have been filed against an Atom Heart Music employee. The possible victim reported the employee, Victor Hudak, touched her inappropriately several times, according to a Pullman Police Department (PPD) press release. She also reported ...

Councilmembers continue talk on future of district court

Councilmembers continue talk on future of district court

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Councilmembers and Whitman County officials continued to discuss future plans for district court operations at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. The district court currently operates in the present city hall building. However, continuing operations there poses serious, long-term financial challenges,...

Professor talks classic kids’ books

Professor talks classic kids’ books

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

An English professor from Kansas State University will hold a presentation titled “Illustrating Little House on the Prairie” at 5:30 p.m. today in Neill Public Library. This is Anne Phillips' first time in Pullman, she said. WSU's English Department Chair Donna Potts worked with Phillips at Kansas...

Clubs honors culture, heritage with month full of events

Clubs honors culture, heritage with month full of events

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2019


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

The Hui Hau'oli 'O Hawai'i Club kicked off WSU's celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a dance performance in the CUB on Monday. The month will be filled with a variety of events ranging from educational workshops to cultural performances, which were coordinated by the Asian Pacific...

Residential areas to be swept weekly

Residential areas to be swept weekly

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2019


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

Scheduled sweeping will occur in residential areas to remove gravel, debris and other materials from the streets Wednesday and Thursday of every week. Pullman Maintenance Supervisor Brian Druffel said two vacuum sweeping machines are used to complete the sweeping. He said the machines are used...

Domestic abuse, brain injury link inspires bill

Domestic abuse, brain injury link inspires bill

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2019


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

Victoria records daily conversations, transcribes the recordings, refers to her notebook and studies material until it becomes a memory. “If I don’t write something down, it doesn’t exist in my world,” said Victoria, who asked that her full name not be used due to an ongoing restraining order....

Per capita water use continues to decrease in Pullman

Per capita water use continues to decrease in Pullman

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The average daily water usage per person has gradually decreased over the last few years in Pullman, despite an increasing population of water users, according to the 2018 Unaccounted Water Report for the city of Pullman. In 2018, the average amount of water used per capita in Pullman was 88.1 gallon...

Eco-friendly bill could lead to potential gas price increase

Eco-friendly bill could lead to potential gas price increase

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

A bill that aims to reduce air pollutants from diesel and gasoline fuels could lead to a potential gas price increase of 30 cents per gallon. The House approved HB 1110, which is a bill to decrease greenhouse gas emission from transportation fuels. State Rep. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) said the House Comm...

Former WSU student guilty of rape in the second degree

Former WSU student guilty of rape in the second degree

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

A Whitman County jury found a former WSU student guilty of rape in the second degree and furnishing liquor to minors on March 28. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Dan LeBeau wrote in a press release that 23-year-old Thomas Culhane was convicted as a result of behavior at a party the former WSU student hosted in Au...

Outreach group undergoes increase in reports

Outreach group undergoes increase in reports

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

The Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) experienced an increase in domestic violence reports in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. A total of 596 victims in the Palouse received advocacy service from ATVP, according to the 2017-2018 ATVP Annual Report. Amy Volz, coordinator of domestic violence...

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