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Pullman School District approves bond to renovate local middle school

Pullman School District approves bond to renovate local middle school

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

The Pullman School District school board approved a bond that will fund the renovation of Lincoln Middle School as well as upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of the three elementary schools in Pullman, said the district’s finance manager. These new measures would cost taxpayers...

Local hospital hopes to install residency program

Local hospital hopes to install residency program

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

Pullman Regional Hospital is pursuing a residency program to help train postgraduate medical students. The hospital held its 2019 Health Innovation Summit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to inform community members about the residency program and other areas the hospital and its partners have been working in. “I...

Community members discuss creation of new trail

Community members discuss creation of new trail

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

Members of the Pullman Civic Trust introduced their idea to turn an unused local railway into a trail at the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series at noon Tuesday at the Neil Public Library. Bobbie Ryder, Pullman Civic Trust president, presented “Railbanking and the Colfax-Albion-Pullman Corridor”...

Demonstration sparks campus controversy

Demonstration sparks campus controversy

ANGELICA RELENTE and CAMERON SHEPPARD

September 17, 2019

An abortion demonstration that appeared on campus Monday morning displayed several billboards covered in pictures of apparently aborted fetuses in front of Bryan Hall. The group, known as The Center for Bio-ethical Reform, held the demonstration that attracted many passersby and counterprotesters. The d...

Natural disaster prevention plan to be updated

Natural disaster prevention plan to be updated

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

Whitman County is updating its process for preventing damage caused by natural disasters. Bill Tensfeld, director of the Whitman County Department of Emergency Management, said the department will collect feedback from communities. This will begin with a kickoff meeting on Oct. 2 and future meeting...

Endicott food pantry switches to shopping model

Endicott food pantry switches to shopping model

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

The Endicott food pantry implemented a new shopping model mode on Aug. 29 to try to create a better environment for their clients to receive the food they need. David Gilman, Endicott pantry manager, said that they serve around 50 families every month. The Endicott food bank has been running for 20 yea...

Coug Guys and Gals will hold blood drive

Coug Guys and Gals will hold blood drive

KATLYN COOK, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

An extension of the Cougar Athletic Fund, Coug Guys and Gals (CGG), is holding their first philanthropic event of the school year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the CUE. CGG is connecting with the Red Cross to help replenish the supply in blood banks after recent major natural disasters. Amy...

Group to start Whitman County’s first charter school in 2021

Group to start Whitman County’s first charter school in 2021

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

The city of Pullman will open the doors to its first charter school in 2021. One of the founding members of the Pullman Charter School Initiative (PCSI), Laylah Sullivan, said the school will be centered around the Montessori method, a data-driven model of education. Sullivan said PCSI is a small...

Locals push to regulate marijuana facilities

Locals push to regulate marijuana facilities

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

Citizens For A Healthy Palouse, a local organization advocating for stricter rules on marijuana grow and processing facilities, recently submitted a petition to the Whitman County commissioners asking for stricter regulations for marijuana growers and processors in the county. “The petition asks...

Local hospitals to offer free prostate cancer screenings

Local hospitals to offer free prostate cancer screenings

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

Gritman Medical Center and Pullman Regional Hospital will offer free prostate cancer screenings on 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The patients will fill out a questionnaire and do a blood sample screening to test for Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), a common...

Third Palouse Bike Week events begin Sept. 16

Third Palouse Bike Week events begin Sept. 16

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

The Pullman and Moscow communities will be hosting the third annual Palouse Bike Week from Sept. 16-21. It is a collaboration between the city of Moscow, the city of Pullman, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, WSU and the University of Idaho. Each day of the week has a new event or trail ride to follow...

Celebration will honor regents professor

Celebration will honor regents professor

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

Regents Professor Don Dillman said he witnessed the evolution of technology during his time at WSU. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dillman’s employment at WSU. Dillman first came to WSU in 1969. He began as an assistant professor for the rural sociology and sociology departments. He said his...

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