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Residence halls continue to deal with increase in students

KIRSI LUNDHAGEN, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

With an unexpectedly large freshman class, some residence halls on the south side of campus are still dealing with overcrowding. At a meeting on Aug. 28, Residential Education Director Dawn Albertson-Gass told the Orton leadership council they would need to deal with the pressing issue of Orton Hall’s...

Portion of State Route 26 to close over football season

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Football, News, Pullman Community, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

A bridge on State Route 26 will be undergoing repairs later this month with potential impacts on travel to and from Pullman during WSU football season. Drivers headed east and westbound along State Route 26 through Othello will be rerouted south to Connell before rejoining State Route 26. The project...

Wawawai Road closes for repaving

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community

A section of Wawawai Road could be closed through the end of the week due to a paving project. Road work will start today with the resurfacing of the pavement between Marcia Drive and Wheat Ridge Drive, said Kevin Gardes, public works director for the city of Pullman. After the road is resurfaced...

College Hill fire causes thousands in damages

College Hill fire causes thousands in damages

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A fire that started Tuesday afternoon resulted in an estimated $100,000 in damages, according to a statement by the Pullman Fire Department. Pullman Fire and Whitman County Rural District 12 responded to a fire around 3:30 p.m. on 330 NE Maple St. in Pullman. The building, which is owned and managed...

Sutherland cited for driving with a suspended license

Sutherland cited for driving with a suspended license

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Matthew Sutherland, the Democratic candidate running for a seat in Washington's 9th Legislative District, received a citation for driving with a suspended license and failure to transfer a vehicle title within 45 days during a traffic stop on Stadium Way on Sunday afternoon. An officer recognized...

Businesses aim to reduce waste

Businesses aim to reduce waste

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

In an effort to contribute less waste to the environment, some local businesses in Pullman are offering customers alternatives to plastic straws. One business that recently made the change is Pups & Cups Cafe in downtown Pullman. The cafe offers paper straws and six-month biodegradable straws,...

Sheriffs arrest four Saturday in drug busts

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Whitman County Sheriff deputies arrested four people in two separate incidents for possession of controlled substances and prostitution Saturday. The first traffic stop occurred at about 9 p.m. Saturday when deputies pulled over 27-year-old Tyson Van Dinter of Spokane for speeding on State Route 195...

Bollywood Film Festival starts this month

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Students and members of the community from all backgrounds can see a different Bollywood movie at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow each Tuesday in September. The event, called Bollywood on the Palouse, occurred for the first time in 2016 and this year will be its second run. Karan Raval,...

Car flips in crash on College Hill

Car flips in crash on College Hill

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A crash involving two vehicles near the intersection of Whitman and Kamiaken streets occurred around noon today. One of the vehicles flipped and suffered severe damage while the other drove off and remains unidentified. Witness accounts conflict, but WSU junior business major Diego Cisneros claims...

Nearly 50 years of pond debris, water to be drained

Nearly 50 years of pond debris, water to be drained

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The Valley Road Stormwater Detention Pond is set to be drained in an effort to clean the pond and keep it more maintained. The pond, which has been around since 1969, is in need of drainage. This project is part of a five-year plan to clean out all detention ponds in Pullman and keep them better maintained...

Large freshman class leads to dorm change, more instructors

Large freshman class leads to dorm change, more instructors

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, Greek, News, WSU Pullman campus

The demographics of WSU’s incoming freshman class and increases in Greek life were due in part to the number of students coming to the university this year. WSU is expecting the freshman class to well exceed 4,300 students. The campus hasn’t seen numbers like this since 2015, when the incoming...

Sheriff’s Office seeks reserve officers

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers for their Reserve Deputy training program, which is scheduled to run from November through April. The program is good for anyone who wants to serve their community, said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers. “We’ve had people who...

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