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Online presentations held for incoming students

Alive Orientation will be online this summer. Presentations are in a PowerPoint format with a live feature so participants can ask questions along the way.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

WSU’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment is offering online daily presentations for prospective and incoming students.  Randi Niehenke, associate director for the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, said the department went virtual as soon as Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order was put in plac...

County candidates file for election

Incumbent Art Swannack is running for a county commissioner position. Primary elections are on Aug. 4.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

A total of 49 county candidates have filed to run in the upcoming 2020 primary election on Aug. 4. There are 38 offices available in Whitman County including Congress and state representatives, state senators, state supreme court and county commissioner positions, according to a Whitman County candidate l...

Technology to lower inflammation, may help COVID-19 patients

WSU professor Santanu Bose discovered the A9 protein. He said blocking some of the protein's function may stop over-inflammation of the lungs and help patients suffering from pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

WSU professor Santanu Bose has discovered a protein that, when some of its function is reduced, may help stop patients who are dying from pneumonia caused by COVID-19. The A9 protein causes inflammation. Some inflammation is good for the body, but in the case of a respiratory virus like COVID-19, to...

Grassroots organization connects volunteers with neighbors in need

Some residents on the Palouse wanted to help their neighbors by initiating an organization that delivers groceries to those in need.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

About 70 Pullman and Moscow locals are volunteering to deliver groceries to their neighbors in need through a grassroots organization called Palouse COVID-19 Mutual Aid. Delaney Piper, the organizer behind the group and a history masters student at WSU, said volunteers primarily focus on grocery deliveries. Howeve...

Local police address crime in wake of COVID-19

Gary Jenkins, Pullman chief of police, said the department has minimized contact officers have with residents by writing tickets for some violations instead of making arrests.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2020

Crime in Pullman dropped sharply between March and May of this year, according to Gary Jenkins, Pullman Chief of Police. Jenkins said the department saw nearly a 29 percent drop in crime during the COVID-19 shutdown. Some reports mentioned concern about a rise in domestic violence cases. Jenkins sai...

Record rainfall seen in Pullman

The sky on Thursday afternoon. The amount of rainfall was reported around 1 a.m. Thursday.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2020

A record was broken in Pullman for the amount of rainfall to hit the area in one day by 0.27 inches, according to a Facebook post by the U.S. National Weather Service Spokane Washington.  The previous record was 0.98 inches in 1912, according to the post. The record rainfall is now 1.25 inches. ...

Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes

Tawny Szumlas, owner of Rico’s Pub, said employees and customers are following COVID-19 regulations, which includes wearing protection gear like masks.

CHERYL AARNIO and SYDNEY BROWN

May 22, 2020

As Phase 2 kicks off in Pullman, businesses in town must adapt to a new normal. The Safe Start plan for businesses laid out by Gov. Jay Inslee includes specific industry guidelines that businesses must follow in order to reopen, said Pullman Downtown Coordinator Jeanne Weiler. These guidelines include p...

Commission awaits approval for charter school

The Montessori School of Pullman is located inside of the Gladish Community and Cultural Center. A new charter school might open in fall 2021.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2020

Pullman could see the opening of a charter school serving kindergarten through fifth-graders by fall 2021.  Laylah Sullivan, Pullman Community Montessori head of school, said if the school is approved, it will begin serving K-5 in 2021 and add one grade per year up to ninth grade. She said star...

Pullman Depot Heritage Center grant application qualifies for review

The Pullman Depot Heritage Center will remain open during external restoration but will locate to a different room during interior restoration.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2020

The Pullman Depot Heritage Center qualified as one of the applicants for the 2021-2023 Heritage Capital Grant Program in order to help pay for the center’s restoration. The center is seeking $240,000 to begin the first phase of its five-phase restoration plan, according to the Heritage Center p...

Whitman County hits 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Whitman County hits 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 20, 2020

A male 20-39 years old tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s confirmed case count to 19. The most recent patient, as well as the two individuals who tested positive before him, are stable and isolating at home, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operati...

Faculty, staff told to prepare for 10 percent budget cut

WSU President Kirk Schulz sent an email to faculty and staff instructing them to prepare for budget cuts across each unit and department.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 20, 2020

WSU president Kirk Schulz sent an email on Tuesday to faculty and staff stating that each unit or department should prepare for a 10 percent budget cut.  Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and communication, said this is in response to direction from Gov. Jay Inslee who said each state agen...

Town hall prepares for increase in on-site research

Colleen Kerr, vice president for external affairs and government relations, said research is a primary function of higher education.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 20, 2020

WSU research officials held a town hall Tuesday to solicit feedback on draft guidelines for research, scholarship and creative activities, which will allow on-site activities, like lab or office work, to gradually increase.  The goals of the new guidelines are to protect the health and well-being o...

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