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Businesses recover from flood

Businesses recover from flood

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

Stores in downtown Pullman are cleaning up and returning to business as usual following the flooding that occurred Tuesday. Water levels at the intersection of Main Street and Southeast Pine Street were nearly knee-high during the peak of the flooding Tuesday afternoon. Mercedes Enciso, assistant...

Programs assist residents in need

Programs assist residents in need

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

Local action groups have collaborated to provide resources for anyone experiencing food insecurity, domestic violence, need for housing assistance, or are in danger of becoming homeless. Pullman has one of the highest rates of people living in poverty in Washington. According to the U.S. Census Bureau...

First driver safety summit to be held in Pullman

First driver safety summit to be held in Pullman

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization is hosting the first driver safety event to educate young inexperienced drivers about the fundamentals of safe driving on highways. The Palouse Driver Safety Summit will go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Courtyard Marriott in Pullman. The...

City plans to make downtown ADA-friendly

City plans to make downtown ADA-friendly

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

The City of Pullman is redesigning its downtown area and accessibility to businesses for people with disabilities. Dan Records, Pullman city council member, said at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that accessibility to the primary business district is an important issue that needs to be addressed. “The...

Off-campus housing complex plan underway

Off-campus housing complex plan underway

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2019

A new off-campus housing development may be coming to south Pullman. Approximately 25 acres of land located south of Pullman Albion Road, is in the process of being sold to the real estate company Aspen Heights, said Debbie Snell, Port of Whitman County properties and development manager. Aspen...

Rain floods businesses in downtown Pullman

Rain floods businesses in downtown Pullman

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2019

Pools of dirty water litter the floor and a sopping pile of black carpet squares rest by the door of Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters. An employee points to a moist line of dirt and leaves that runs around the perimeter of the building, marking the highest point rainwater reached inside. Chairs are stacked...

Pullman experiencing slower wildfire season

Pullman experiencing slower wildfire season

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2019

Washington has seen fewer wildfires this year than expected, according to officials at the Pullman fire department. Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said this wildfire season in Pullman was predicted to be similar to 2015, with lots of fires and smoke. This year, the wildfire season is slower because...

Speaker gives update on Pullman ArtFest

Speaker gives update on Pullman ArtFest

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

At the Pullman City Council meeting Tuesday night, Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library services director, reported on the ArtFest 2019. Pullman’s Artfest saw a decrease in attendance of people living less than 49 miles away, and an increase in attendance for people living beyond 50 miles away, Bailey...

Mobile farm stand to fight food insecurity rates

Mobile farm stand to fight food insecurity rates

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

The Community Action Center is trying to solve food insecurity by implementing a mobile farm stand to sell fresh fruits and vegetables to local areas in Washington and Idaho. The project is titled “Palouse Tables Project: On the Move.” It seeks to serve as a miniature and mobile farmers’ market...

Local Meals on Wheels receives grant

Local Meals on Wheels receives grant

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

The Pullman Meals on Wheels has received a $2,500 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The program gives farmers an opportunity to direct charity funds to local nonprofits. Local farmer Cheryl Druffel applied for the grant and directed the funds to Meals on Wheels. The Meals...

Barbecue briquettes cause fire on Ritchie Street

Barbecue briquettes cause fire on Ritchie Street

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2019

A fire broke out at 10 a.m. Wednesday between two houses on Ritchie Street. A pedestrian passing by was said to see smoke rising through two houses and rushed to call the fire department, said Deputy Fire Marshall Tony Nuttman. Nuttman said the fire started in the grass and escalated to a nearby...

Walmart bans overnight RV parking

Walmart bans overnight RV parking

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2019

Last week, Walmarts in Pullman and Moscow banned overnight RV parking. Tiffany Wilson, Walmart’s director of communication, said this decision was decided by the stores’ managers. “The store decided to discontinue overnight RV parking so that we could focus on the parking needs of customers...

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