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Pullman will declutter at annual event

Pullman will declutter at annual event

NEPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

The City of Pullman and Pullman Disposal Service have partnered to host the annual Pullman Spring Clean Up from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Pullman Disposal Service. “Depending on the size of their vehicle, people can pay to get in and dump off the junk that’s accumulated around their house,...

Research works to keep dairy farm workers safe

Research works to keep dairy farm workers safe

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

Research at WSU will help create a safety training network to reduce injury risk among dairy farm workers and animals. Dairy Management Specialist Amber Adams-Progar said the network started after researchers looked at labor and industry data related to worker’s compensation claims among dairy workers....

City officials discuss flood aftermath, ways to prepare for future incidents

City officials discuss flood aftermath, ways to prepare for future incidents

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 25, 2019

City officials reported on the flood that occurred earlier this month and discussed ways to prepare for similar incidents in the future at the City Council meeting Tuesday. Clayton Forsmann, Pullman’s deputy public works director, categorized the incident as a prime example of a flash flood. The S...

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...

Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2019

WSU will hold presentations this week to host finalists for the Office of Outreach and Education (OOE) executive director position. Allen Sutton, current director of the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence at Auburn University and prospective OOE executive director, said he wants to drive OOE forward...

Polls close for Pullman special election today

Polls close for Pullman special election today

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2019

Tuesday is the last day Pullman residents can vote on a special election ballot, which will decide on a $29.1 million bond for a project at Pullman Regional Hospital. Megan Guido, PRH director of marketing, said the project will cost about $40 million, and will be partially funded by the $29.1 mill...

Kamiak Elementary holds family night

Kamiak Elementary holds family night

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2019

To welcome incoming students, four local elementary schools will be hosting Family Welcome Nights this week. Several students from kindergarten to fifth grade will be zoning into different schools due to the completed construction of Kamiak Elementary. Shannon Focht, Pullman School District communications...

State Route 26 detour in effect

State Route 26 detour in effect

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

April 21, 2019

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close State Route 26 east of Othello at 7 a.m. Monday up until Friday to undergo the final part of the bridge reparations. Drivers must take the 32-mile detour through Connell, according to the WSDOT press release. Crews will replace the guardrail and rebuild the bridg...

Pullman plans to make some parks more accessible

Pullman plans to make some parks more accessible

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019

The city is looking into the construction of a more accessible playground to improve paths and recreation components at Mary’s Park and Sunnyside Park throughout the year. Pullman Parks Superintendent Alan Davis said Mary’s Park at Johnson Road will be an inclusive playground with a soft-surface...

Cleaning up local streams for Earth Day

Cleaning up local streams for Earth Day

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019

Residents in Pullman can walk along streams and clear litter from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Jodi Prout, education and outreach coordinator for the Palouse Conservation District, said the 15th Annual Pullman Stream Clean-Up helps people become more environmentally conscious by recognizing changes th...

Coug Race, 5k to promote mental health awareness

Coug Race, 5k to promote mental health awareness

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019

WSU organizations are hosting a Cougar Courage 5k and Rugged Coug Race on Saturday to promote and raise funds for mental health awareness. Organizations hosting the events include University Recreation, ASWSU, WSU Army ROTC and Cougar Health Services, said DJ Mackie, coordinator for UREC’s competitive...

Minh’s Restaurant reopens after flood

Minh’s Restaurant reopens after flood

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

Minh Lam slowly walked around his restaurant, pointing at places where water had snuck under the building’s doors and clogged its drains. He smiled as he spoke about the quick actions that saved Minh’s Restaurant from being ruined by a flood. The flood was caused by a creek flowing into Grand Av...

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