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Whitman County’s COVID-19 total passes 1,400 cases

Whitman County's COVID-19 total passes 1,400 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

October 5, 2020

Forty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,403 cases.  Of the new patients, 10 females and 11 males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Nineteen patients are aged 20-39 years, nine are female and 10 are male. Two patients are females aged 40-59 years...

Undocumented Initiatives hosts event for allies about voting

Linda Vargas, senior civil engineering major, said she will speak about the importance of the program and how the upcoming election will affect her as a DACA recipient and the undocumented community.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2020

WSU’s Undocumented Initiatives is hosting a workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 to encourage student voting as the 2020 election approaches.  The workshop educates students and staff on the importance of voting and the impact every vote has on the undocumented community, said Claudia Skinner, se...

Free system-wide FAFSA, WASFA assistance available to WSU students

WSU students can receive free assistance with their financial aid applications during the annual FAFSA/WASFA Fest events.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2020

WSU students can receive free assistance with their financial aid applications during the Office of Academic Engagement’s fifth annual FAFSA/WASFA Fest events. The first event is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 7, and the other is set for 4-5:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. The events will be conducted over Z...

City officials, residents comment on removal of Main Street parking

The parking was removed in accordance with an agreement between the city and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2020

After receiving mostly negative feedback, the back-in angled parking on Main Street was removed, and the information collected will be used to reevaluate Pullman’s downtown master plan. “We had a 300 percent increase in cyclists and pedestrians,” said Pullman City Councilmember Brandon Chapman. ...

Asian giant hornet could spread in US, researchers say

The Asian giant hornet does not have predators in the U.S and can destroy a honey bee colony within minutes.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor in chief

October 5, 2020

The Asian giant hornet could potentially settle on the west coast, according to a recently published research article by WSU researchers.  The hornet is native to Asia, and it preys on honey bees, according to the research article. A hornet’s nest was first sighted in September 2019 on Vancouver...

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 2, 2020

Eleven individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising the county total to 1,354 because one previous case was counted twice. Of the new cases, one female and three males are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Five females are aged 20-39 years. Two males are aged 40-59 years. Two people are in the hospital. All other patien...

WSU offering COVID-19 testing to employees

The National Guard sets up for COVID-19 testing at the Steptoe apartments on the WSU campus Sept. 8, 2020.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2020

Voluntary, asymptomatic, free COVID-19 testing is available on-campus for WSU employees until Nov. 20 without need for an appointment. Student employees are not eligible to be tested, said Phil Weiler, WSU Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Unlike with the student testing, the Nationa...

Students raise concerns over proctoring program

Some students are worried about their data and personal files if they have to download ProctorU, a proctoring program.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2020

WSU will continue using ProctorU to proctor exams even after concerns have arisen about the service among students and faculty. Last spring, WSU saw an increase in academic dishonesty with the rise in virtual classes, according to a WSU statement regarding ProctorU service. The university decided ...

Local airport receives million-dollar grant for new terminal

A runway is being constructed at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. The airport will begin construction on a new terminal next year.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport was awarded about $1 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new terminal. The new terminal is necessary because the old terminal was undersized for the amount of traffic and passengers that the airport gets — about 50 percent, said Glenn...

Whitman County confirms 23 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 23 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 1, 2020

Twenty-three individuals tested positive for COVID-19, increasing Whitman County’s total to 1,344. Eight people aged 0-19 years tested positive, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Five are females, and three are males. Fourteen people aged 20-39 years tested pos...

Officer not punished for ‘inappropriate’ advice

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020. A police officer fined Ethridge $150 for a gathering without masks or social distancing in her driveway. The officer said it is best to keep gatherings “out of sight, out of mind.”

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

The Pullman Police Department decided to not discipline an officer who suggested people stay “out of sight, out of mind” during a large gathering that occurred last month on a WSU coach’s property. Officer Garrett Willis fined Kamie Ethridge, head coach for WSU women’s basketball team, on...

WSU offers COVID-19 resources to faculty

Faculty are encouraged to get tested on-campus if they are not showing COVID-19 symptoms.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

WSU officials said spring classes will likely be online for spring during a COVID-19 virtual town hall Wednesday morning. Spring will likely have some in-person labs, but the full schedule will come out in mid-October. “There will be an exemption process that’s run through my office for the ki...

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