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Financial recovery top issue discussed by city officials, residents

Councilmember Brandon Chapman says many businesses have put good practices in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

Pullman public officials said the city is concerned about a drop in sales tax revenue from restrictions brought about by COVID-19 during a virtual town hall Tuesday. Mike Urban, Pullman director of finance and administrative services, said the city does not know how much money it might have lost since th...

Local churches, mosque adjust to ‘new reality’ of COVID-19

A sign outside the Pullman Islamic Center after COVID-19 pushed Gov. Jay Inslee to order residents to stay home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

When Gov. Jay Inslee issued the executive order to stay home, it left religious leaders questioning how they would conduct their day-to-day services. “I think all of the churches feel the ache of not being together physically,” said Ern Menocal, lead pastor for the Hills Church in Pullman. The...

Moscow peaceful protesters call for an end to stay-at-home order

Protestors hold signs reading

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

A white van with the words “CRUSH COVID” written on its windows parked outside Moscow City Hall as part of a demonstration against Idaho’s statewide stay-home order.  Around 100 people gathered in front of the building for the “Liberate Moscow Peaceful Protest” around 6 p.m. on Monday. ...

Stay-Home order may last longer than May 4, Inslee says

Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

Though the spread of COVID-19 is declining in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a speech Tuesday night that officials do not know what the process of lifting restrictions will look like yet. There are many restrictions that cannot end by May 4, the day when the stay-at-home order is supposed to be li...

The Daily Evergreen named top student daily paper in region by Society of Professional Journalists

Daily Evergreen editors embrace while cheering after hearing the results of the Student Media referendum in March 2018.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen editor-in-chief

April 21, 2020

The Daily Evergreen and won top daily student newspaper in the region by the Society of Professional Journalists, which released results of its annual Mark of Excellence regional finalists and winners lists Monday. Several Edward R. Murrow College of Communication students were also recognized and won...

15 positive cases in Whitman County

15 positive cases in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2020

There are now 15 patients in Whitman County who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center on April 18.  The 15th person to test positive is a 20-39 year old male. He is stable and isolating at home, according to the press...

University hears last provost candidate presentation

Provost candidate  Elizabeth Chilton said she is impressed by a statement in WSU’s strategic plan draft which states the university is committed to transforming the lives of students rather than chasing elite status.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2020

WSU’s final provost candidate once heard her brother say that her anthropology major was a highly optimistic goal when she was a student. “I don’t think he meant that as a compliment,” candidate Elizabeth Chilton said. Chilton is the dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Scienc...

Undocumented students voice concern over lack of federal aid during pandemic

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 20, 2020

When the United States government announced that undocumented immigrants would not be receiving any stimulus checks, it caused worry among community members, including many WSU students. Linda Vargas, sophomore environmental science major, said undocumented immigrants should receive these checks s...

Student workers describe job changes during campus shutdown

Student workers describe job changes during campus shutdown

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2020

While many students are enjoying the freedom of time from online instruction, many students continue their work for WSU offices. Before the shutdown, Ryan Curtis, clerical assistant for WSU’s Academic Success and Career Center and junior history major, would work from a desk and reply to emails or a...

Orientation, summer classes move online

Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman County are backing the application for transitioning Whitman County to Phase 2.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2020

WSU administrators have decided to move the first few orientation sessions online due to the COVID-19 pandemic during a teleconference on Thursday. Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson said he is working with Gov. Jay Inslee to open some local businesses in Pullman to help the affected business community....

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2020

Political scientists discussed the politics of voting in a pandemic and possible voter suppression during a Thomas S. Foley Institute online forum Thursday. Cornell Clayton, WSU Foley Institute director, said recent Wisconsin elections presented both technical and political challenges posed by the ...

WSU community hears third provost candidate

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

WSU’s third provost finalist is bringing a secret weapon to her candidacy. “My secret weapon and what I would bring to WSU, as well, is that I get people to work effectively together,” provost candidate Tami Eitle said. “I really expect my teams to do better together than they would do alon...

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