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Whitman County committee member resigns

Whitman County committee member resigns

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

One of the two members of the Whitman County Democrats resigned from his position. Whitman County chairperson Debbie McNeil said committee member Patrick Granger decided to give up his position because he no longer lives in the county. McNeil said the remaining committee member is female, so they...

Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

July 11, 2019

Community groups will host a vigil 7 p.m. Friday at Pine Street Plaza as a protest to the treatment of immigrant detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Community Congregational United Church of Christ and Palouse ProActive will take part in Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention...

Inslee signs state-wide healthcare legislation

Inslee signs state-wide healthcare legislation

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

A new bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee requires the state to develop standardized public health insurance plans and analyze the effect of offering only standardized health coverage on the individual market in 2025. Senate Bill 5526, signed into law on May 13, took effect Tuesday. The law mandates...

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

MAGGIE QUINLAN and RACHEL SUN

May 23, 2019

Editor’s note: The Daily Evergreen asked sources which identifying details we could publish. As a result, Isa’s last name is not included, and some names have been changed to protect sources’ employment, relationships and safety. An asterisk identifies a source’s name has been changed. Isa, now 19, ...

Inslee expected to sign marijuana misdemeanor forgiveness bill

Inslee expected to sign marijuana misdemeanor forgiveness bill

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 9, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign Senate Bill 5605, which would allow Washington citizens to apply to have marijuana-related misdemeanor convictions removed from their criminal record. “Doing marijuana is now legal and the fact that 68,000-plus convictions are on the record for things that a...

PRH bond falls short of voter count to pass

PRH bond falls short of voter count to pass

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 25, 2019

Ballots for the Whitman County special election are no longer being accepted as of Tuesday. As of about 4 p.m. yesterday, 3,064 ballots were cast for the Pullman Regional Hospital’s (PRH) bond request to fund new facilities and equipment purchases, according to the Whitman County Auditor websit...

WSU students will advocate for climate change policies in Olympia

WSU students will advocate for climate change policies in Olympia

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

Students and environmental activist organizations will come together to lobby and rally for climate change legislation today. Jessica Hart is a WSU junior sports science major and a fellow in the Washington branch of Our Climate. She said the event will feature youth in the Seattle area who come together...

Jay Inslee talks clean energy at Foley Institute

Jay Inslee talks clean energy at Foley Institute

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019

The Foley Institute hosted Gov. Jay Inslee, who spoke about what he believes is a necessary and economically beneficial transition to clean energy. Inslee said he has visited communities in the last few months that have experienced consequences of climate change firsthand. He mentioned Paradise, C...

Proposal could fund college of medicine

Proposal could fund college of medicine

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019

The Washington State Legislature has released plans in the 2019-2021 budget proposals for the expansion of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). WSU requested $14.4 million to pay for medical school operations for third- and fourth-year s...

Domestic abuse, brain injury link inspires bill

Domestic abuse, brain injury link inspires bill

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2019

Victoria records daily conversations, transcribes the recordings, refers to her notebook and studies material until it becomes a memory. “If I don’t write something down, it doesn’t exist in my world,” said Victoria, who asked that her full name not be used due to an ongoing restraining order....

Proposed bill could make studded tires illegal

Proposed bill could make studded tires illegal

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019

Washington state highways received over $20 million in repairs due to damage from tires House Bill 1309 would phase out and ultimately ban studded tires in Washington by 2025. John Shaheen, WSU Transportation Services director, said studded tires have metal studs embedded in the tires that can diminish...

Chickens could be permitted in city limits

Chickens could be permitted in city limits

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019

The Pullman Planning Commission unanimously voted to pursue a zoning change that would allow chickens to be kept as pets within city limits at their regular meeting Wednesday. Current city code defines chickens as small domestic animals and requires they be approved by the city and only kept on pro...

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