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Alerting police can help keep demonstrations peaceful, local organizers say

Samantha Fulgham, organizer of the march through Pullman on May 30, said organizing a demonstration is about building a safe, open platform.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Activists and city officials recommend demonstration organizers contact police if they are planning a demonstration. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department wants to work with organizers to protect their right to protest and de-escalate tense situations should they arise.  “Th...

‘We find ourselves needing to essentially reinvent ourselves’

The Neill Public Library will have books available for curbside pickup starting June 15. Library materials will be disinfected and placed in Ziploc bags.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Neill Public Library will begin its curbside pick-up service June 15, which will be available 1-6 p.m. Monday to Friday. “It's been really interesting for public libraries because we have spent a lifetime positioning ourselves as community-gathering spaces,” said NPL Director Joanna Bailey. “We find ou...

Whitman County reaches 28 COVID-19 cases

Whitman County reaches 28 COVID-19 cases

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Another person in Whitman County tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 28. The patient is a female aged 20-39 years. She is stable and isolating at home, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  There are 1,332 p...

WSU human resource officer joins national board as region representative

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, WSU vice president and chief human resource officer, has served in the university's human resources department since 1999.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

When Theresa Elliot-Cheslek graduated from WSU in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, she was adamant that she would never go back to eastern Washington. “Things change when you get older,” she said. Elliot-Cheslek, WSU vice president and chief human resource officer, has served in ...

University Recreation plans for Phase 3 reopening

WSU's Student Recreation Center on August 2019. University Recreation facilities are planning to open at 50 percent capacity as Whitman County enters Phase 3.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Recreational facilities can operate at 50 percent capacity in Phase 3. However, Gov. Jay Inslee has not provided specific requirements for how fitness centers can open safely. WSU's University Recreation staff does not know when facilities like the Student Recreation Center or Chinook Student Cente...

WSU announces updates to fall instruction

Prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, limiting room occupancy, and designating flow for foot-traffic are among safety procedures WSU plans to implement in the fall.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

Instructors in fall 2020 will use a HyFlex model, which is a combination of in-person and distance content delivery, according to a COVID-19 update emailed to the WSU community from WSU President Kirk Schulz.  Classes that require seating for more than 50 students will not be offered face-to-face, according to t...

Positive COVID-19 case brings Whitman County total to 27

Positive COVID-19 case brings Whitman County total to 27

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

June 10, 2020

Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Whitman County, which brings the total to 27 confirmed cases.  The patient is female 0-19-years old, according to a news release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. She is stable and self-isolating at home.  There have been 1,332 p...

City council considers new parking, ‘streatery’ on Main Street

A plan was presented to Pullman City Council during the meeting Tuesday. The plan would add a bicycle lane and a pop-up trial of three temporary parking stalls on Main Street.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

The Pullman City Council voted to apply for additional parking and a new streatery on Main Street during its virtual meeting on Tuesday.  The council unanimously chose to file a grant with the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to get the funds needed for the new parking and improved plaza design. If...

Most remaining businesses now open in Phase 3

Whitman County entered Phase 3 on June 6. Several business are still closed, awaiting opening guidelines from the governor's office.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

John Wiesman, Washington's Secretary of Health, approved Whitman County to enter Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Washington Plan on June 6. Phase 3 allows most remaining closed businesses to reopen once they can meet safety guidelines from the governor’s office.  Whitman County has ...

WSU libraries limit use of online film service to save money

Library officials switched to a request-based format for Kanopy, an online film service.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

WSU faculty members will now have to file a request form in order to access a Kanopy Film Service movie.  Kanopy is an online platform used by WSU to allow classes to watch films together at no cost to the student. Library officials switched to a request-based format to save money, according to a press re...

Science Explained: How do vaccines work?

There are three types of vaccines: live-attenuated, inactivated and recombinant. Vaccines protect people from contracting preventable diseases like the measles.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

As many states begin to reopen, the development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been an important topic of discussion, but many people wonder: what exactly is in a vaccine that helps humans develop immunity? Types of vaccines Felix Lankester, assistant professor for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal...

Health officials release details about six recent COVID-19 patients

Health officials release details about six recent COVID-19 patients

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

The Whitman County Emergency Operations Center released details about the six individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. The new cases all share a common social link, according to Sunday’s press release from Whitman County EOC.  The new patients fit the following demographics, according to today’s press release: Two females aged 0-19 One female age...

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