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Former police sergeant may be retried

Former police sergeant may be retried

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

The Whitman County Prosecutor’s office is considering retrying a former police sergeant after the trial resulted in a hung jury. Dan Hargraves, former Pullman police sergeant, was arrested by the Washington State Patrol on Oct. 30, 2018, for first degree custodial sexual misconduct after an inci...

Speaker updates on potential mental health service

Speaker updates on potential mental health service

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

GPSA featured a speaker who discussed the university's plan to implement new mental health and counseling services for WSU students. Ellen Taylor, associate vice president of student engagement, said she has previously worked at the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and has now been...

WSU housing costs continue to increase

WSU housing costs continue to increase

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

WSU student housing cost rates increased by 1.7 percent for residence halls and 1.8 percent for apartments for the 2018-19 school year, due to the rise in minimum wage and staff salary in Washington. Sean Greene, executive director for facilities and operations for WSU Housing and Dining, said housing...

Moscow begins plan to reduce traffic

Moscow begins plan to reduce traffic

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

The city of Moscow’s project to lessen the congestion of West A Street is expected to begin in mid-spring of 2020 after three decades of planning. Jen Pfiffner, assistant city supervisor for the city of Moscow, said the project cost was expected to be $3.4 million, but there was a $1 million increase...

Bus driver fired

Bus driver fired

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

Pullman High School held a special board meeting in which they decided to terminate the employment of Debra Davidson, a bus driver for the school. The meeting was held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Pullman High School. It was held to review the performance of a public employee, which they did in a closed...

WSU study finds silver lining for endangered birds in Washington

WSU study finds silver lining for endangered birds in Washington

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2019

The balance and health of ecosystems across the western half of the United States rests on the feathery shoulders of some of the country’s most resilient birds — the sage-grouse. Sage-grouse play an essential role in Washington state's many habitats, said Mike Schroeder, the sage-grouse expert...

Vaccination rates in Whitman County are above state average

Vaccination rates in Whitman County are above state average

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2019

A recent report shows nearly 90 percent of kindergarteners in Whitman County were vaccinated in the 2018-19 school year. According to the County School Immunization Dashboard from the Washington State Department of Health, 88.9 percent of kindergarteners in Whitman County received all their vaccinations....

Athletics adjusts debt projections

Athletics adjusts debt projections

GRACE ARNIS, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2019

The WSU Athletics budget is still expected to reach over $100 million in debt by fiscal year 2022. This is the largest the debt has been since the department began deficit spending in 2012. During the WSU Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration,...

Boutique in downtown Pullman serves men’s fashion

Boutique in downtown Pullman serves men’s fashion

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2019

A new boutique has opened in downtown Pullman and caters specifically to men. Ruthanna and Jake Willey, Monroe shop owners and Palouse locals, said their goal was to create a store catering to men to fill the gap. They said they settled on serving the “men of the Palouse,” but wanted to remain trendy...

Local hospital offers health workshops for women

Local hospital offers health workshops for women

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2019

The Pullman Regional Hospital will continue to host workshops for the women’s health series once a month at Three Forks Bike and Brew to educate and help women to understand physiological health changes. The upcoming workshop for the Women’s Wellness Wednesday event will be held from 5:30-6:30...

ESPN crew blocks accessibility parking spots

ESPN crew blocks accessibility parking spots

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2019

Accessibility parking spaces have been blocked by ESPN’s production crew for the WSU football game against UCLA this weekend. The crew has set up along Troy Lane in between the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Wilson-Short Hall, using up the entirety of the parking spaces in that area. The area...

Event celebrates Indigenous women

Event celebrates Indigenous women

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2019

Terisa Siagatonu, touring poet, speaker and activist, was featured at WSU’s second annual Honoring Indigenous Women event on Sept. 18. Siagatonu’s efforts focus on diverse issues like racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equity and climate change. Her efforts as a poet and activist in her Pacific...

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