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Beetles are destroying Washington forests

RENEE MCCANN | Evergreen reporter

July 30, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

In the wake of fires and drought comes a new hazard for Washington forests: an opportunist from California that’s boring its way through the state’s already-distressed pine trees.The California five-spined ips is a species of bark beetle that is endangering forests in the Columbia River Gorge valley....

Young women flock to Pullman for scholarships

From staff reports

July 30, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Fifteen high school seniors from across the state arrived in Pullman July 29 to compete for more than $8,000 in scholarships at the 2013- 14 Distinguished Young Women of Washington conference.The 57th annual program will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Beasley Coliseum. It is the largest and oldest national schola...

Concert, movie series drawing to a close

From staff reports

July 30, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Pullman Parks & Recreation is wrapping up its outdoor concert and movie series.The movie series will conclude Aug. 1 with "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" in Reaney Park. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with bouncy houses and free popcorn, and the movie will begin around dusk.Country band Dan Faller ...

‘Warrior for students’ retires after 25 years at WSU

‘Warrior for students’ retires after 25 years at WSU

JONATHAN CARRIGAN | Evergreen reporter

July 30, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

After 25 years of service, the woman who spearheaded the construction of the Student Recreation Center has retired from WSU.Friends, family and coworkers gathered to celebrate Kathleen Hatch’s retirement July 29 at the building she helped to establish nearly a decade and a half ago.“Today, I belie...

Man pleads guilty to child rape in Pullman

From staff reports

July 28, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

A former Pullman man accused of child rape has pleaded guilty in Whitman County Superior Court.Richard Devaney, 41, was deemed fit for trial in May after undergoing a mental evaluation at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake.Devaney was charged with first- and second-degree child rape for alleged sexual ...

Local DUI number down from last year

From staff reports

July 28, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Local law enforcement stopped eight people suspected of driving under the influence during heightened patrols earlier this month – notably fewer than the 19 who were stopped last year during the same period.The annual Summertime DUI Emphasis campaign took place this year from July 1 to July 13. The patrols...

Two more food drives hosted this weekend

From staff reports

July 24, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

We’re not the only ones supporting local food banks this summer.Palouse Cares is looking for volunteers to hold a food drive this weekend. On Friday volunteers will hand out food bank shopping lists from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the Safeway and Rosauers grocery stores in Moscow.On Saturday, they...

Pullman parks not up to par for disabled people

MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen news editor

July 23, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Pullman parks don’t cater to disabled people as they should, according to a local nonprofit that advocates for the Americans with Disabilities Act.Advocates from the Disability Action Center NW, which is located in Moscow, assessed local parks in April while searching for a location to celebrate the...

Taco Bell to open this week

From staff reports

July 23, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Developers say the Taco Bell on Stadium Way will open for business on July 25.The restaurant, which has been under construction for about five months, is located in the lot once occupied by the Mongolian Grill.Taco Bell had a Pullman location several years ago. Since it closed, the popular fast food...

K-12 funding battle keeps state colleges waiting

JACOB RUMMEL | Evergreen reporter

July 23, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

As the Washington State Supreme Court and the Legislature duke it out over basic education, public universities might need to wait a little longer before they see additional assistance from the state.The state Supreme Court ruled in its 2012 McCleary decision that the Legislature was not doing enoug...

Donations scarce for students walking cross-country

Donations scarce for students walking cross-country

MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen managing editor

July 23, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

They’ve walked halfway across the country for little more than a dollar per mile – money that will support autism research and parents trying to pay their children’s hospital bills.Upon completing their freshman year at WSU, Cameron Coupe and Alexander “Zan” Roman set out on a 2,800-mile walk t...

Local group aids West Africans one bike at a time

MELISSA ESSIG | Evergreen life editor

July 23, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

A local group shortens travel time for people in West Africa by providing them with simple donated items: bicycles.The Village Bicycle Project, a nonprofit corporation that delivers refurbished bicycles to those in need of transportation in Ghana and Sierra Leone, sprung from a small group of people i...

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