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Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Police Department faces an under-staffed department as some officers have left because of personal reasons, like retirement. “We’re authorized 33 positions, and we’re currently down nine,” Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Tennant said the lack of employed officers came...

Event will honor missing, murdered indigenous women

Event will honor missing, murdered indigenous women

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


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

The Native American Women’s Association (NAWA) at WSU will host an annual event to raise awareness on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) at 5:30 p.m today. The event, titled Stolen Not Forgotten, will include a candlelight vigil, collaboration with other groups and a showing of ...

ASWSU discusses graduation regalia costs, opens conversation about cultural appropriation

ASWSU discusses graduation regalia costs, opens conversation about cultural appropriation

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under ASWSU, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The ASWSU Senate passed its last pieces of legislation for this spring semester, which included resolutions that address the cost of graduation regalia and support for increased cultural awareness in the Greek community. Senator Rachel Kenitzer authored a resolution that called for reduced regalia...

WSU students will advocate for climate change policies in Olympia

WSU students will advocate for climate change policies in Olympia

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Top-feature

Students and environmental activist organizations will come together to lobby and rally for climate change legislation today. Jessica Hart is a WSU junior sports science major and a fellow in the Washington branch of Our Climate. She said the event will feature youth in the Seattle area who come together...

Guest speaker calls for more diversity at WSU

Guest speaker calls for more diversity at WSU

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Gary May, chancellor for the University of California Davis, spoke at WSU about his personal adversities in combating racial bias in higher education. “Putting on these leadership lectures is a way to get students to think about getting into leadership positions in academia,” said Aaron Oforlea, ...

Pullman declares state of emergency

Pullman declares state of emergency

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

The City of Pullman declared a state of emergency today after major flooding caused damages to local businesses and cars on the road. Pullman Firefighter Mark Johnson said he helped other firefighters clean up and aid affected locations. He said the flood came down from the north of Missouri Flat...

‘It’s definitely not my fault I got hit by a river’

‘It’s definitely not my fault I got hit by a river’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

April 10, 2019


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

Some people used air mattresses to float the raging river down Grand Avenue Tuesday night. But Jonathan O’Brien one-upped them when he rafted down the street in a Kia Optima. “I legitimately f-cking floated,” he said. O’Brien, the owner of Cave Cutz, was driving north on Grand after work when he hi...

Officers listen to student concerns

Officers listen to student concerns

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

ASWSU presented a town hall in collaboration with WSU Police and the Pullman Police Department about strengthening relations between students and law enforcement. Attendees asked the panel how they keep each other accountable in the workplace. WSU Police Officer Mike Petlovany said there are bad...

City moves forward with hospital bond, renovations

City moves forward with hospital bond, renovations

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Councilmembers unanimously approved the resolution for the Pullman Regional Hospital ballot proposition on April 23 during the meeting Tuesday night. City Administrator Adam Lincoln said the resolution is in support of the issuance of $29 million bond for the hospital. “[The bond] covers four...

Wine research could control taste, alcohol levels

Wine research could control taste, alcohol levels

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Research

WSU researchers may change the future of the wine industry with their research into wine flavor and aroma. Victoria Paup, a doctorate student in the School of Food Science, has been doing two-faceted research regarding wine and its taste. She said the first involves the types of yeasts that are used...

Residents, businesses express thoughts on flood

Residents, businesses express thoughts on flood

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

April 10, 2019


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

A 23-year-old from Great Falls, Montana, gathered piles of debris with a shovel and his two beige gloves at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Dissmore’s IGA parking lot. “There was tons of interest in floating the Grand Ave River,” Brendan Heims wrote in a Facebook post on the "WSU Free & For Sale...

Political student groups debate economics, foreign policy

Political student groups debate economics, foreign policy

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The ASWSU Issues and Forums Committee hosted a debate where members from Young Democrats at WSU and Young Americans for Liberty discussed climate change, election reform and U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, Syria and Venezuela. A moderator asked if the U.S. government should encourage green technology...

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