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WSU amends housing policy after petition gains over 5,000 signatures

In order to be assigned a dorm, students were required to agree, in the original housing contract, to not cancel their contract even if they were not able to stay in the dorms due to COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Writer’s note: The comments made by Curtis Cohen and Riley, the other student quoted, were made before either student, or myself, was aware of the amendment made to the addendum.   WSU updated its housing policy, which originally told students it would not refund housing costs should the coronav...

Delayed parking permit renewals, sales to begin July 9

WSU Transportation Services delayed renewing and selling parking permits in April due to the uncertainty of COVID-19.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Students can renew their parking permits through WSU Transportation Services on July 9 and buy permits on July 28. Chris Boyan, WSU Transportation Services associate director, said permit renewals and permit sales typically occur earlier in the year around late April.  However, due to COVID-19 there was a lot of ...

Community food bank offers free masks to residents

The Community Action Center is giving residents free cloth masks. Masks are required to be worn while in public, according to a statewide order.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

The Community Action Center will be distributing 12,000 free cloth masks to the community. CAC is located at 350 Fairmount Drive and distribution will occur from now until masks run out. Individuals can visit the CAC’s lobby to get masks, according to the CAC’s press release. There will be a maxi...

Positive COVID-19 case count rises to 47

Positive COVID-19 case count rises to 47

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 8, 2020

Another positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Whitman County, bringing the county’s total to 47.  The patient is a male aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. He is stable and isolating at home.  The number of negative cases in the county can be viewed on Washington State D...

Fulbright Academy delays trips abroad to prevent possible COVID-19 infections

The Fulbright Academy has deferred all travel abroad plans for students, staff and faculty due to COVID-19.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

The Fulbright Academy has deferred all trips abroad for scholars and members due to COVID-19, which affects the plans of many WSU students and faculty. Erin-Kae Rice, director of external affairs for WSU’s Office of International Programs, said the academy offers students, faculty and staff the chan...

New COVID-19 cases in Whitman County bring total to 46

New COVID-19 cases in Whitman County bring total to 46

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Three new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s case total to 46. Two of the positive tests are from females aged 20-39 years. One is from a male aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  All three patients are stable and self-isolating, according to the press release. The Whitman County Health Dep...

Airport receives grant for service to Denver

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a $780,000 federal grant to help finance service to Denver.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a grant from the United States Department of Transportation that will help the airport bring service to Denver.   Tony Bean, PMRA executive director, said the airline that will provide service to Denver is United or a United-affiliate carrier.  The fi...

County reaches 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases

County reaches 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case count rose to 43 on July 3 after two new individuals tested positive for the virus. One patient is a male aged 20-39 years and the other is a male aged 40-59 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Both individuals are stable and self-isolating. At least 1,789 people have tested negative for COVID-19, according t...

Residents call for action from local legislators

Seven-year Pullman resident Jason Kennedy will present his idea to have a mural painted in downtown Pullman during City Council's in-person meeting July 14.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

A group of Pullman activists will present how city council can support the Black Lives Matter movements to local legislators. One proposed project is a street-wide mural in Pullman reading “Black Lives Matter.”  Seven-year Pullman resident Jason Kennedy helped organize the Palouse in Solidari...

WSU requires employees to complete daily attestation form

The attestation form is available on MyWSU, and it must be be filled out each time before an employee comes to work even if they are working multiple days in a row.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

WSU is requiring all employees to complete a COVID-19 Attestation Form before coming into work. The form can be found on MyWSU and has to be filled out each time before an employee comes into work, even if they are working multiple days in a row, according to the Human Resource Services website. ...

Long-time city planner retires

In addition to being the Pullman city planner, Pete Dickinson served on the planning commission for several years.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

After three decades of serving the Pullman community, Pete Dickinson will say goodbye to city planning.  Dickinson, originally from California, obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He came to Pullman to get his master’s degree at WSU in regional planning, w...

Statewide pause to Phase 4 transition will not change much for Whitman County

Whitman County will remain in Phase 3 indefinitely.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced that counties in Washington will not be allowed to move to Phase 4. However, the decision will not change much for Whitman County. Statewide, there has been an increase in coronavirus cases, said Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Healt...

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