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Commissioners vote to delay cannabis farms

Commissioners vote to delay cannabis farms

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Whitman County commissioners voted unanimously to impose a six-month moratorium on new cannabis businesses in unincorporated Whitman County on Monday during a public meeting. The vote came after several local residents expressed concern over health issues that could arise from having a cannabis farm...

City of Pullman to design new website

City of Pullman to design new website

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The City of Pullman is in the process of getting a new website. The website has a budget of $55,000, which also includes other services, wrote Morgan Sherwood, City of Pullman information systems technician, in an email. Adam Lincoln, City of Pullman administrator, said the money will come from taxpayer...

Marijuana growing, processing facility will no longer be built

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

A moratorium on new marijuana businesses is being discussed in Whitman County after Selway Holdings LLC pulled a request for rezoning this week, which would have allowed a marijuana growing and processing facility just outside Pullman city limits. A moratorium is a temporary ban or suspension on future activiti...

Bus service changed for spring break

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2019


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

Pullman Transit announced services will be reduced during spring break at WSU beginning March 9. Brad Rader, Pullman Transit operations supervisor, said students who stay in Pullman over spring break will have to wait for a Community Grey Express bus every 35 minutes, which decreases the number of lo...

Local airport uses four main plows, glycol for ice removal

Local airport uses four main plows, glycol for ice removal

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

When it snows, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PMRA) has a plan to remove snow and ice from the runway. PMRA Executive Director Tony Bean said the airport’s units begin the snow removal process immediately during a snow event. He said the airport has specialized equipment to help staff with the...

Pullman City Council discusses district court

Pullman City Council discusses district court

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2019


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

In a Pullman City Council meeting Tuesday night, members discussed moving district court operations, which run twice a week in Pullman, to the new city hall. The council previously discussed keeping district court at the old city hall. However that presents several challenges, said Ned Warnick, principal...

Residents could be charged for paper, reusable plastic bags

Residents could be charged for paper, reusable plastic bags

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2019


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

Locals could be charged 10 cents per plastic bag as Washington state lawmakers consider banning single-use plastic bags beginning in 2020. House Bill 1205 and Senate Bill 5323 would ban thin plastic shopping bags and require storekeepers to charge a fee for paper bags or a reusable plastic bag, according to the legislative documents. Eileen Macoll, member of ...

WSU clinic offers therapy group

WSU clinic offers therapy group

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2019


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

The WSU Psychology Clinic will now offer transdiagnostic group therapy for treating those who have depression and anxiety. Conny Kirchhoff, a clinical faculty member at the WSU Psychology Clinic, said she started a Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (T-CBT) group because the most common diagnosis sh...

Power outage to affect Pullman campus

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Local, News, Pullman Community

Avista Utilities planned a power outage that will affect the Pullman campus from 5 - 5:30 p.m. “Avista crews will be repairing the equipment impacted by the earlier failure, which will result in an additional disruption in service,” said David Vowels, communications manager at Avista Corp. Vowels sa...

Police develop Pullman strategic plan

Police develop Pullman strategic plan

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019


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

The Pullman Police Department is consulting with graduate students from the University of Washington to develop a strategic plan to guide the department in the coming years, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said last night. Community members representing local groups came together Monday night to...

Car accidents higher than average as icy conditions continue

Car accidents higher than average as icy conditions continue

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019


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

There were eight reported traffic accidents in Pullman due to slick road conditions on Sunday, said Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant. None of the accidents resulted in injuries because the vehicles were going at low speeds, Tennant said. A typical day in Pullman has about one or two accidents,...

Bill addresses murdered, missing Native women

Bill addresses murdered, missing Native women

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Top-feature

A state senator re-introduced a bill that aims to help increase communication between federal, local, state and tribal authorities to address the violence against Indigenous women. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), said the bill, “Savanna’s Act” will push for a more collaborative effort to ensure feder...

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