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Students with disabilities program hires director

Students with disabilities program hires director

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU ROAR (Responsibility Opportunities Advocacy and Respect) has recruited a new director for the program. WSU ROAR is a post-secondary education program designed for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is a two-year, non-degree seeking program which guides students toward ...

Pullman Police Chief requests additional commander

Pullman Police Chief requests additional commander

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


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

The Pullman City Council moved Tuesday to authorize the creation of a Support Services Commander for the Pullman Police Department. Police Chief Gary Jenkins said that he and Operations Commander Chris Tennant have been too overwhelmed to meet demands. “Insufficient focus on this task has resulted...

School construction to finish by March

School construction to finish by March

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

A new elementary school under construction on Northwest Terre View Drive will be ready to serve roughly 390 students starting this August. Construction for Kamiak Elementary is scheduled to be finished in March and will help alleviate overcrowding at the three other elementary schools as Pullman contin...

Vandalized cable to cause landline outage

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


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

Frontier Communications customers will experience a landline network outage starting at 11 p.m. tonight, which may last until 2 a.m. Wednesday.   The telephone interruption may last from 30 minutes to three hours, according to a press release. A fiber optical transmission cable along U.S. 95 b...

Track meet held in memorial for former Pullman resident

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News

The University of Idaho honored former Pullman High School track star Lauren McCluskey at  the first event of the regular track and field season on Friday. The previously unnamed meet was renamed the Lauren McCluskey Memorial Open. McCluskey, who grew up in Pullman, was murdered in October while attending the University of Utah. The 21-year-old pentathlete was set t...

Artist uses multimedia to talk about racial violence

Artist uses multimedia to talk about racial violence

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


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

Paul Rucker wants people to talk about slavery. An activist, musician and artist, Rucker creates multimedia and fine arts projects to address issues of mass incarceration. But to do that, he said, first you have to go back in history. As one of his projects, Rucker animated data pinpointing hundreds...

Pullman residents voice concerns about safety

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins addressed concerns from community members about the death of Lauren McCluskey last night at the Police Advisory Committee meeting. Lauren McCluskey was a 21-year-old Pullman native murdered in October while attending the University of Utah. McCluskey expressed concerns fo...

Art exhibition features concepts drawn from math, philosophy

Art exhibition features concepts drawn from math, philosophy

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, News, WSU Pullman campus

A new art exhibition featuring the work of economist and artist Michael Schultheis will be available for the public in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from Jan. 15 to June 29. Schultheis’ work features paintings and sculptures influenced by mathematicians, philosophers and artists, he said. The exhibi...

State ecology department grants buses for Pullman’s schools

State ecology department grants buses for Pullman’s schools

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


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

Pullman School District has received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to purchase new low-emission buses. Joseph Thornton, director of operations for the Pullman School District, said each bus costs approximately $130,000 and the grant covers $35,000 per bus. The school district...

Students work with Spokane clinic to provide vaccines

Students work with Spokane clinic to provide vaccines

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Spokane

WSU College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy has partnered with Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) to provide immunization vaccines for children and eligible adults in the Spokane County. Kari Lidbeck, SRHD immunization community network specialist, said the target population for immunization...

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


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

Whitman County Fire District 12 bought a new ambulance to be housed at station No. 1, which is located on West Main Street. The ambulance cost around $187,000, said Lee Druffel, Whitman County Fire District 12 commissioner. “We were ready to become a transport agency,” said Mirenda Stenbakken,...

WSU waits on funding from 2018 Farm Bill

WSU waits on funding from 2018 Farm Bill

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


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

WSU is waiting to hear how the 2018 Farm Bill funds will be allocated. Colleen Kerr, vice president for external affairs and government relations and chief legislative officer at WSU, said the $867 billion bill was approved by both houses of Congress and signed Dec. 20 by President Donald Trump. “The...

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