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ASWSU pro tempore announces resignation

From staff reports

January 14, 2016

 Barely one week into the semester and WSU is seeing changes in student government membership as well as scholarship opportunities.Announcing his resignation, Pro Tempore Esteban Mena is leaving ASWSU, citing part-time status as he only needs two more credits to graduate. Mena needs to be a full-time student to serve as pro...

Police labor contract raises officer pay

From staff reports

January 14, 2016

The Pullman Police Department and Pullman City Council came to an agreement on a new labor contract at a city council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12.The contract covers the 2015 and 2016 calendar years, including pay raises for officers each year. The pay raise for 2015 is a 3 percent raise, to be retroactively...

Cigarette starts fire at duplex

From staff reports

January 13, 2016

The improper disposal of a cigarette created a fire causing $ 90,000 of damage in a duplex late Monday evening.According to a press release from the Pullman Fire Department, two of the duplex residents at 320 NW Harrison St. said they were smoking and put their cigarettes in a metal can framed in a woo...

Council addresses police contracts, transportation

Council addresses police contracts, transportation

From staff reports

January 13, 2016

The Pullman City Council heard a presentation from the Pullman School District superintendent at the council meeting Tuesday night and approved a labor contract with the Pullman Police.The superintendent of the Pullman School District, Paul Sturm, gave a presentation on the upcoming Maintenance and ...

Governor seeks aid for storm

By Elizabeth Jacome | Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2016

Following a historic windstorm that occurred Nov. 17, Washington Governor Jay Inslee asked President Barack Obama to issue a Major Disaster Declaration. On Jan. 8, Inslee sought again approval from the president for the funds. The Governor asked Obama in a letter that 39 counties be included to allow...

Voters to decide outcome of elementary school proposal

From staff reports

January 13, 2016

A potential new elementary is in the works for Pullman School District.The new school would be Pullman’s fourth current elementary school, alongside Franklin, Jefferson and Sunnyside, if its bond passes in the upcoming Feb. 9 Washington State Special Election.If passed, this $23.5 million bond will fund ...

Rice crop growth goal in research

A crop duster dives over a flooded rice field on May 23, 2013, in California’s Sacramento Valley. 

From staff reports

January 12, 2016

WSU researchers, in an effort to assist rice-dependent areas, are studying methods to increase photosynthesis in the hopes of boosting crop yields.WSU plant physiologists Asaph Cousins and Gerry Edwards are introducing more efficient traits found in wild varieties and other crops. This increase will id...

No-fly zone

No-fly zone

From staff reports

January 12, 2016

WSU is strictly enforcing federal restriction of drones within a 5-mile radius of any airport zone. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set this regulation to ensure the safety of manned aircrafts that could be harmed with the use of recreational drones.The FAA and WSU Police Department seek ...

Library features exhibit on young murderer

A display for the exhibit featuring Herbert Niccolls Jr., who was convicted of first-degree murder in 1931 at age 12.

Hannah Welzbacker | Evergreen Reporter

January 11, 2016

A new exhibit open in the Terrell Library makes one wonder how a child accused of murder would be sentenced now, compared to 1931.“The Case of the 12-year-old Sheriff Killer: Herbert Niccolls and the Washington Justice System” opened Nov. 18 in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC) on the ...

Digital archives increase with partnership

From staff reports

January 11, 2016

WSU Libraries have partnered with HathiTrust, a non-profit partnership of academic and research libraries, in order to preserve and provide access to published files in digital form.HathiTrust’s collection of documents contributed by various partners covers a span of more than 500 years and 1,360 lang...

WSU bans hoverboard storage

From staff reports

January 11, 2016

Hoverboards, a sensational new type of personal transportation, are being met with systematic bans around the country following widespread reports of fiery battery explosions.Due to fire safety risks, the Risk Management Committee at WSU implemented a ban on the storage of the self-balancing two-whee...

Sun Bowl board helps Cougar’s family with medical bills

FROM STAFF REPORTS

December 30, 2015

While players on both sides of the gridiron prepared to play in one of the biggest football games of their lives Saturday in El Paso, Washington State’s Riley Sorenson was in a different head space.When WSU and Miami took the field at Sun Bowl stadium, a coach pulled aside the Cougars’ junior cen...

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