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Local school district receives funding to test, fix lead issues

Local school district receives funding to test, fix lead issues

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


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

A water tap in Sunnyside Elementary was found to have lead levels of 60 parts per billion (ppb), which is greater than the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended maximum of 15 ppb. Joseph Thornton, director of operations for the Pullman School District (PSD), said they volunteered to have their fixtures tested for lead by the Washi...

Student to intern at congressional, senatorial level

Student to intern at congressional, senatorial level

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Vancouver

Emma R. Johnson is the first WSU student to become a Udall Native American Congressional intern and has also been selected to become an intern for Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). Johnson, a senior majoring in cultural anthropology, is also a member of the Cowlitz Indian tribe, said she began the Udall...

Cowlitz County deputy dies in roadside shooting

Cowlitz County deputy dies in roadside shooting

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Showcase

A Cowlitz County deputy died after he was shot Saturday night. Deputy Justin DeRosier was dispatched to investigate a disabled vehicle on Fallert Road because it was blocking a roadway, according to a press release from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. He was shot shortly after he arrived. Re...

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

A WSU student created a concept for an app in response to an increase in rates of drunk driving in Washington. Savanna Obernberger, junior criminal justice major, said she worked with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and four classmates in a crime prevention strategies course. She said the...

Hospital to recognize philanthropic efforts

Hospital to recognize philanthropic efforts

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH) Foundation will recognize local businesses for their financial contributions to PRH’s Homes for Health campaign. Rueben Mayes, PRH foundation chief development officer, said local real estate brokers and realtors make philanthropic gifts to the hospital’s highe...

Bud Hut manager arrested for alleged involvement in robbery

Bud Hut manager arrested for alleged involvement in robbery

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Whitman County investigators arrested Bud Hut Manager Jeremy West on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the robbery of the dispensary Monday morning. West is being held on a Whitman County warrant for first-degree theft charges in the Latah County Jail, according to a press release from the Whitman...

Team aims to find bee disease solution

Team aims to find bee disease solution

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU research team will study refrigeration storage in hopes that there will be fewer losses from parasites during almond pollination. The grants from the Almond Board of California and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission totaled $200,000 for three 20-foot by 8-foot cargo containers, which w...

Plant science building to be finished next summer

Plant science building to be finished next summer

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Construction of the new plant science building, within the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, is now expected to be constructed in May 2020 after a six-month delay and $7 million budget cut, said project manager Jason Baerlocher. The project was originally under a $66 million budget a...

Club creates traditional food market

Club creates traditional food market

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) is hosting its annual night market from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Reaney Park. “Our association began this event at WSU because international students leave their country and sometimes miss the food from home,” TSA President Kai-Yi Wang said. There i...

‘Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness’

‘Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Mom's Weekend, News, Sports, Top-feature

In just over a month, the 3 FOR 3 Burpee Challenge has raised about $10,000 for the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation. The campaign was started by a group of six WSU sport management students with the goal of raising mental health awareness and destigmatizing the illness. All people have to do is record...

Researchers study effects of alcohol concentration in wine

Researchers study effects of alcohol concentration in wine

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Research done by scientists at WSU suggests that a wine's alcohol concentration may play a larger role than other properties of the wine in determining its taste, aroma and mouthfeel. Jim Harbertson, an associate professor of enology, said the study involved producing wines of different alcohol concentra...

Senators to vote on recommendations on titles

Senators to vote on recommendations on titles

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News

Faculty senators will vote this coming fall on whether or not they approve of the recommended changes for WSU tracks and appointment titles. Judi McDonald, faculty senate past chair, said the senate has the absolute power to determine the ideal tracks and appointment titles for faculty and then make chan...

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