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Speakers commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

Speakers commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

The 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration featured Ibram X. Kendi and a campus civic poet honoree on Jan. 17 at the CUB Senior Ballroom. Kendi, the keynote speaker, said there is a difference between racial progress and racist progress. “The only thing wrong with black peo...

Shutdown could lead to airport closure

Shutdown could lead to airport closure

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2019


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

Effects of the partial government shutdown are being felt on the Palouse at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PMRA) where the opening of the new runway in October may be delayed the executive director at PMRA said this week. While construction on the runway is still funded and continues on schedule,...

Faculty, staff voice need for next provost

Faculty, staff voice need for next provost

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Search committee to finish screenings by end of February

Online publication labels professor as AI trailblazer

Online publication labels professor as AI trailblazer

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Pullman Community, Research, Top-feature

The online magazine “Connected World” recognized a WSU associate professor as one of the 2019 artificial intelligence pioneers. Manoj Karkee, a biological systems engineering associate professor, said the magazine chooses its pioneers based on their use of artificial intelligence, data analytics and...

Fee set for public records request in Pullman

Fee set for public records request in Pullman

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2019


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

The City of Pullman implemented a state-standard fee for public record requests that went into effect at the beginning of the year. “I am in the process of working with our public records software people,” City Clerk Dee Stiles-Elliott said. “We are developing an invoicing and payment module.” There...

Researchers advance in plant breeding efforts

Researchers advance in plant breeding efforts

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Researchers from the WSU Department of Plant Pathology recently pinpointed the gene pathways responsible for immune systems in plants. This research can have implications for breeding plants that are more resistant to pests and pathogens, said Kiwamu Tanaka, an assistant professor and principal investigator...

Clinic opens to help with sleep disorders

Clinic opens to help with sleep disorders

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2019


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

This story has been updated to reflect the correct phone number for the clinic is (509)338-6000. Palouse Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine opened to patients this week as part of the Pullman Regional Hospital Clinic Network. Dr. Vinod Mehta is board certified in internal and sleep medicine. His medical ...

Space Needle hosts college hackathon

Space Needle hosts college hackathon

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2019


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

Two WSU students headed the first-ever collegiate hackathon hosted in Seattle, Washington’s Space Needle. The hackathon took place last weekend. The event drew in more than 100 people at the beginning, said WSU junior Kaveh Khorram, a computer science major and event organizer. The Hack Was...

ASWSU creates blog for students, community

ASWSU creates blog for students, community

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under ASWSU, News, WSU Pullman campus

Director of Community Affairs Keegan Otter spoke at the ASWSU meeting on Wednesday about creating a blog for students focused on activities to try around Pullman. The blog will be connected to the ASWSU website through a hyperlink, Otter said. He said the blog posts would be written and submitted...

Pullman library set to see several updates in near future

Pullman library set to see several updates in near future

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Patrons will soon see many updates made to Neill Public Library, including new furniture and available technology. In November 2018, the city approved the library’s bi-annual budget, said Neill Public Library director Joanna Bailey. “With the biannual process, we vision, we set goals, we plan...

Pullman car crash results in DUI

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Police arrested a Pullman resident for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The arrest occurred after 21-year-old Connor Lacey crashed his car into a tree on Orchard Drive near North Fairway Lane, said Pullman Police Sergeant Jake Opgenorth. Opgenorth said...

Hilinskis remember Tyler one year later

Hilinskis remember Tyler one year later

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase, Top-feature

For the past year, Mark and Kym Hilinski have dealt with the loss of their son, Tyler. It has not been easy, and challenges arise daily. “Some days it’s an hourly decision about how to breathe,” Mark said. But the family is moving forward and focused on keeping Tyler Hilinski’s name al...

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