The Daily Evergreen

County seeks input on natural disaster

Washington Labor and Industries to investigate emergency response to the flooding that occurred on Apr. 9 on North Grand Avenue between Dismore’s and the UPS Customer Center. .

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2020

The public can now comment on Whitman County’s hazard mitigation plan draft which prepares the county for natural disasters. The plan will address droughts, earthquakes, flooding, dam failures, landslides and wildfire. The comment period ends on Feb. 11. Robin Cocking, deputy director of Whitman C...

Commission revises zoning classification

The commission is considering 36,620 square feet of land at 50 NW Terre View Drive in the plan and classification. The land will not be reclassified and will remain a residential area.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2020

The City of Pullman Planning Commission held public hearings to revise zoning classifications and to amend the comprehensive plan map designations. The commission is considering 36,620 square feet of land at 50 NW Terre View Drive in the plan and classification. The commission recommended the land...

Bill opens new grad pathways

Pullman High School Counselor Kellie Glaze said the bill may not affect Pullman High School students because of a 95-96 percent graduation rate but may improve chances for other students in state.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A Washington bill is making high school graduation requirements in the state more accessible for some students.  House Bill 1599 requires school districts to offer alternative options for students to meet graduation requirements.  Previously, students were required to achieve a passing score on the English, langu...

Law opens overtime pay rules

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

Workers will receive fair pay for overtime hours after the federal overtime rule took effect on Jan. 1. The state overtime rule takes effect on July 1. Tim Church, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries public affairs manager, said the changes to the overtime rules restores protections...

Congressmen propose climate solutions

U.S. politician Bob Inglis says approaching climate solutions using a language of conservatism is a way to have conservatives be in favor of these policies.

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2019

A pair of former U.S. congressmen agreed there is a policy solution to fight climate change that is palatable for both progressives and conservatives when the former members of the science committee spoke at Bryan Hall on Thursday. Bob Inglis is a U.S. politician who was the U.S. Representative fo...

Biannual political debate ends in handshake

WSU Young Democrats, left, WSU GOP, middle, and Young Americans for Liberty engage in debate during
the ASWSU Issues and Forums Political Debate on Tuesday evening at Todd Hall.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2019

The Young Democrats at WSU, The WSU GOP and the Young Americans for Liberty at WSU debated amongst each other last night and ended the public forum with a handshake between all members. ASWSU Issues and Forums held its fall debate in Todd Hall last night, inviting audience members to ask the three...

City Council Voters’ Guide

City Council Voters' Guide

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2019

Ward 1 Ann Parks, Ward 1 incumbent, said she is running for re-election because she wants to continue being a good steward of the community and be involved in Pullman’s growth. Some of the biggest issues the city faces are ADA accessible downtown parking, the handling of new developments and tra...

Meeting cancellations raise concerns

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

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

Six regularly scheduled Pullman city council meetings have been canceled since August, raising questions of transparency and communication between city officials and residents. Councilmember Dan Records said the city is required by the Public Meetings Act to advertise meetings where four or more councilmembers...

Author speaks about democracy in America

Steven Levitsky, Harvard University government professor and “How Democracies Die” bestselling author, answers questions after a Foley Talk Tuesday evening at the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education.

SHANEL HAYNES, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

The Foley Institute welcomed Steven Levitsky, co-author of “How Democracies Die” and Harvard University professor of government, to discuss authoritarianism and democracy in the U.S. Levitsky said there are at least three reasons the U.S. might have entered uncharted territory when it comes to...

Whitman County committee member resigns

Whitman County chairperson Debbie McNeil said the committments of a county committee member include attending committee meetings on the first Wednesday of every month and five statewide party meetings throughout the year

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

Stephen Van Kuiken, minister for the Community Congregational United Church of Christ, discusses why he believes there's a need for public awareness of the child separation policy at the Mexico-US border during an interview at the church Tuesday afternoon.

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

Pullman Regional Hospital is designated as a “critical access hospital” meaning it provides 24-hours service and is 35 miles or more from another hospital.

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...

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