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Central Wash. wildfires send smoke toward east side, Northern Idaho

From staff reports

July 17, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Environmental agencies have issued an air quality alert as smoke from the Central Washington wildfires is expected to drift far across the east side of the state and into Northern Idaho over the next few days.The fire near Leavenworth – where nearly 900 homes were evacuated Wednesday – and those near Oma...

Local agencies tighten reins on fire safety

From staff reports

July 17, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Local agencies are placing increased restrictions on outdoor burning this week as dry conditions continue to prompt wildfires across the state.Chief Lester Erwin of the Whitman County Rural Fire District 12 declared a burn ban Wednesday evening, effective immediately, for his district in Whitman Cou...

WSU seeks res hall move-in help

PETER SINCLAIR | Evergreen reporter

July 16, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

WSU is searching for volunteers to help thousands of incoming students move into the residence halls at the start of the fall semester."Last year, we had about 3,300 people move in during move-in weekend, which is about 60 percent of our residence hall population," said Karen Metzner, the assistant di...

Pullman gets first pot testing lab in Eastern Wash.

Pullman gets first pot testing lab in Eastern Wash.

LAURA GUIDO | Evergreen reporter

July 16, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Pullman will be home to the first pot testing lab in Eastern Washington.The scientific director of the California-based CannaSafe Analytics, Aaron Stancik, said he hopes the company’s Pullman lab will be testing samples by the end of the month.Stancik, 35, of Genesee, Idaho said he was eager to retu...

Local artist to be honored for mural

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen reporter

July 16, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

That mural on the side of Thomas Hammer? It was painted by Patrick Siler, a former WSU art professor who’s up for an award at Pullman’s 5th annual ArtWalk.Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson will honor Siler for his artistic contribution July 18 at Pine Street Plaza, the brick area beside the mural."He'...

SCAM ALERT: Unlicensed magazine peddlers frequenting Pullman

From staff reports

July 15, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Unlicensed magazine peddlers have been soliciting throughout Pullman lately, and they might attempt to defraud potential customers.The solicitors are described as males and females in their late teens and early 20s. They operate door-to-door and claim to represent “Lifestyles Success, Inc.” – a...

Kitten found in hot car, euthanized; police arrest owner

From staff reports

July 14, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

A man was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly leaving three animals in his truck – a circumstance that resulted in the death of kitten.Marvin H. Mead, 47, was identified as the owner of the truck and charged with second-degree animal cruelty, a gross misdemeanor.The kitten was found barely breat...

Pullman police arrest cat burglar after break-in

From staff reports

July 11, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Police responded Thursday morning to the report of a break-in at 1340 Old Moscow Road, where they apprehended a cat burglar.The 17-year-old boy, who had broken a window to get inside the Whitman County Humane Society shelter, was attempting to steal a cat.The incident took place around 8:30 a.m., when th...

Assault charge dropped for WSU wide receiver; 18 months probation

From staff reports

July 11, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

WSU wide receiver Gabe Marks is on probation for 18 months after pleading guilty to charges of trespassing and frequenting a tavern as a minor.The 19-year-old junior was arrested in February after he allegedly punched the assistant manager of a College Hill bar. A charge of misdemeanor assault was dropped...

Pasco man gets life sentence for rape of two women

From staff reports

July 10, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

A Pasco man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday morning for the rape of two local women.David Margerison, 30, is convicted of raping one woman near the Snake River in Whitman County and a 16-year-old Clarkston girl in Asotin County. Margerison was charged with first- and second-degree rape in Wh...

Spokane man arrested for driving wrong way in stolen minivan

From staff reports

July 9, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

A man was arrested Tuesday evening after he was allegedly caught driving a stolen minivan in the wrong direction on Maiden Lane.A Pullman police officer pulled over Gary S. Walters, 47, of Spokane around 9 p.m. after identifying the vehicle as one stolen earlier that evening.The 2005 Chevy Venture w...

Advocates for foster children wanted in Whitman County

From staff reports

July 9, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Volunteers are wanted to advocate for local children involved in the foster care system.Whitman County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is looking for five individuals who could work between 10 and 15 hours per month.A CASA volunteer visits his or her child and communicates with others ...

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