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County poverty rate rises above state

County poverty rate rises above state

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

Whitman County has more than double the percentage of households living in poverty than the state average, according to a study from United for ALICE. Across Washington, about 10.9 percent of households live below the federal poverty line, and in Whitman County, it is 27.7 percent, according to the study. Nationa...

People, their dogs run for animals on Palouse

People, their dogs run for animals on Palouse

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

The ninth annual Paw-louse 5K Fun Run and Walk will kick off June 29 near University of Idaho campus to raise operating costs for animals in the community. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Tara Wimer, executive director of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSoP), said...

Thunderstorm watch issued

Thunderstorm watch issued

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch today for the Palouse. Its forecast is predicting frequent lightning, winds up to 70 mph and hail reaching the size of ping pong balls.  Mark Turner, a spokesperson at the Spokane National Weather Service said that Pullman can expe...

Tuition increase of 2.4 percent across WSU campuses

Tuition increase of 2.4 percent across WSU campuses

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

June 20, 2019

WSU's Board of Regents approved a 2.4 percent tuition increase earlier this month during a Tri-Cities campus retreat. The increase is supposed to aid graduate students' and staff’s increased living expenses and health insurance. Washington law allows universities to set tuition rates for their students...

LGBTQ+ advocacy group leaders wave their rainbow flags in support

LGBTQ+ advocacy group leaders wave their rainbow flags in support

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 20, 2019

For many in the LGBTQ+ community, this June means Pride — rainbow-colored flags and a celebration of all that's been achieved since the gay rights movements began. But for many others, this month also means reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the infamous Stonewall riots.  Local LGBTQ+ advoca...

Man faces to serve nine months in jail following plea deal

Man faces to serve nine months in jail following plea deal

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

June 18, 2019

A former WSU Vancouver student continues to serve jail time after he was found guilty by a jury in March, according to a previous article by The Daily Evergreen. 23-year old Thomas Culhane pleaded guilty on June 6 to lesser charges of second-degree assault with the intent to commit rape. Dan LeBeau, Whitma...

Pullman High School to use concussion detecting sensors

Pullman High School to use concussion detecting sensors

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

Pullman’s Community Investment Committee presented a $10,000 grant to Pullman Regional Hospital and Pullman High School to help fund health and safety initiatives Tuesday. This would be part of the Athlete Intelligence Cue Sensor program. The grant will help fund concussion-sensing equipment for...

Athletics department faces $100 million deficit

Athletics department faces $100 million deficit

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

The WSU Board of Regents approved the athletics budget for the fiscal year 2020, and its plan to have a breakeven operating budget by 2023. Between 2016 and 2019, WSU Athletics’ operating deficit shrunk by about $4.3 million. But because the department was not making money, the deficit also grew...

Starbucks to open in Pullman

Starbucks to open in Pullman

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

A new Starbucks will open in Pullman this August on Brelsford Drive, a street currently under development, across from Safeway. Director of Operations Kerri Staniszewski said the company hopes to have the project done before the beginning of the WSU fall semester. Pullman Planning Director Pete...

WSU becomes First Forward institution

WSU becomes First Forward institution

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

WSU has joined the University of Washington as the second school in Washington to affiliate with First Forward, a national program that acknowledges higher education institutions that strive to help students who are the first in their family to attend college. To be selected as a first forward institution,...

LGBT bingo nights ends for summer

LGBT bingo nights ends for summer

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

A local LGBTQ+ nonprofit organization will host its final Drag Bingo night until August on Monday. The popular bingo night will begin selling cards at 6:30 p.m. at the 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd St. in Moscow. An all-night player package is $15; a full pack is $10, half is $5, one early bird sheet is...

Business faces backlash following email opposing Planned Parenthood

Business faces backlash following email opposing Planned Parenthood

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 6, 2019

A restaurant in Moscow received mixed reactions and new reviews on social media following a post made by a former Paradise Creek Brewery employee. Kyle Yeigh, former Paradise Creek Brewery employee, posted on May 21 that it had been nearly one year since he tried to create a partnership between Paradise Creek, Iron Goat Brewery, and Slice and Biscuit to raise money for Planned Parenthood. In a Facebook message, Yeigh wrote that both brewer...

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