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Mobile farm stand to fight food insecurity rates

Mobile farm stand to fight food insecurity rates

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2019

The Community Action Center is trying to solve food insecurity by implementing a mobile farm stand to sell fresh fruits and vegetables to local areas in Washington and Idaho. The project is titled “Palouse Tables Project: On the Move.” It seeks to serve as a miniature and mobile farmers’ market...

Local Meals on Wheels receives grant

Local Meals on Wheels receives grant

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2019

The Pullman Meals on Wheels has received a $2,500 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The program gives farmers an opportunity to direct charity funds to local nonprofits. Local farmer Cheryl Druffel applied for the grant and directed the funds to Meals on Wheels. The Meals...

WSU students, faculty begin mural at Kamiak Elementary

WSU students, faculty begin mural at Kamiak Elementary

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 2, 2019

WSU faculty and students have partnered up to work on painting a color-changing mural at Kamiak Elementary School, which will be completed by late Fall. Joe Hedges, assistant professor of painting/intermedia, said several WSU art students and faculty will collaborate on the project. Hedges said...

Barbecue briquettes cause fire on Ritchie Street

Barbecue briquettes cause fire on Ritchie Street

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2019

A fire broke out at 10 a.m. Wednesday between two houses on Ritchie Street. A pedestrian passing by was said to see smoke rising through two houses and rushed to call the fire department, said Deputy Fire Marshall Tony Nuttman. Nuttman said the fire started in the grass and escalated to a nearby...

Walmart bans overnight RV parking

Walmart bans overnight RV parking

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2019

Last week, Walmarts in Pullman and Moscow banned overnight RV parking. Tiffany Wilson, Walmart’s director of communication, said this decision was decided by the stores’ managers. “The store decided to discontinue overnight RV parking so that we could focus on the parking needs of customers...

City makes improvements at Sunnyside

City makes improvements at Sunnyside

ALEX CATANZARO, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2019

Work began Aug. 23 for a project to make improvements to several city locations including Sunnyside park. The 25-acre park will get multiple renovations, including an improved accessibility pathway, improved tennis courts and new pickleball courts. The pathway will run from the Cedar Street Parking...

District Court to remain in Pullman for another year

District Court to remain in Pullman for another year

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2019

Negotiators from Pullman and Whitman County reached an agreement to continue district court services in Pullman for another year. Whitman County Commissioner Art Swannack said the district court will remain at the current city hall building while Pullman relocates city hall to a new building. He...

Police ensure safety on first day of school

Police ensure safety on first day of school

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2019

The Pullman Police Department will reinforce traffic laws in school zones as it prepares for the beginning of the school year Wednesday. Scott Patrick, school resource officer from the Pullman PD, said police will be at every school throughout the school year to ensure the safety of all students. He...

Co-op board of directors to settle on Pullman location

Co-op board of directors to settle on Pullman location

ALEX CATANZARO, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2019

The Pullman Good Food Co-op board of directors is narrowing down sites for a new grocery store in Pullman. Sue Guyett, co-op board member, said the board of directors has been working with several property owners to find a location. “The full-service grocery store will provide the community with...

Humane Society expands building in honor of Lauren McCluskey

Humane Society expands building in honor of Lauren McCluskey

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2019

The Whitman County Humane Society celebrated the opening of the Lauren McCluskey Cat Wing at Animal Haven, named in honor of the late Pullman track star. Wendy Ortman, a board member for the WCHS, said the building upgrade was fully funded from donations, most of which were raised through the Lauren...

Annual Palouse Pride kicks off Friday

Annual Palouse Pride kicks off Friday

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

August 21, 2019

Rainbows will decorate Moscow’s streets in celebration of Palouse Pride from Friday through Sunday. Inland Oasis President Hannah Hayes said the event is a place where people from the LGBTQ+ community and their allies can gather and celebrate their uniqueness. “I believe the Palouse is the...

Local airport will undergo final runway renovations

Local airport will undergo final runway renovations

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport will close on Sept. 8 and resume commercial flights on Oct. 11 to revamp the old runway in order to meet Federal Aviation Administration standards. The distance between the runway and taxiway should be 400 feet, said Tony Bean, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport executive...

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