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Pullman ranked top for safety

By Marco Rodrigues | Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Pullman is the fourth-safest city in Washington, according to an annual report by a home and community safety organization. The “50 Safest Cities in Washington” list for 2014 was officially published earlier this week by an online community publication, The SafeWise Report. On this list, Pullman raked in...

Nigerian students improve access to cultural books

FROM STAFF REPORTS

February 7, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Nigerian literature has long been absent from the public library in Pullman, and the founding members of the Nigerian Student Organization (NSO) are intervening.The cultural group of WSU students plans to donate works by influential Nigerian authors to the Neill Public Library.NSO President John Dicks...

Fighting for Frankie

Zack Briggs | Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Emma and Jonathon Scott lie awake at night worrying about paying for a genetic test to determine the cause of developmental problems for their 19-month-old son.His name is Frankie.Frankie Scott has an unknown medical condition. In partnership with Cable 8 Productions’ Cougar Vision Outreach program and Boost Collaborati...

Class offers students real-world practice by updating downtown tour

Class offers students real-world practice by updating downtown tour

From staff reports

February 5, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Washington State University students can receive professional work experience while updating Pullman’s downtown walking tour for a history class.The WSU class “Selling the City” is working with the Pullman Historic Preservation Commission to update the tour and design a brochure. The Commission ...

Seahawks fans sleepless in Seattle: inaugural Superbowl win sparks riots, fires

Seahawks fans sleepless in Seattle: inaugural Superbowl win sparks riots, fires

ZACK BRIGGS | Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Crowds took to the streets of the Emerald City Sunday night in celebration of the Seattle Seahawks' first Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos. The after-game festivities escalated when University of Washington students lit bonfires and hurled bottles at police officers.Amid the chaos, two shooting...

Marijuana emporiums to go before Council

Zack Briggs | Evergreen reporter

February 3, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Wishful entrepreneurs looking to sell marijuana for recreational use in Pullman could do so as early as June.  The Pullman Planning Commission’s draft regulations, unveiled last week, outline where marijuana retail stores can conduct business. For Pullman, there are 11 candidates who have applied ...

Proposed bill would allow students a real taste of viticulture

By Maia Gabriel | Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

A bill currently in the state Legislature will, if passed, allow underage students in Washington state universities to taste alcohol in prescribed classes, said Christopher Mulick, the WSU director of state relations.A bill passed last year stating underage students in Washington state community colle...

Palouse wheat fields feel the chill of the year’s cold snap

Palouse wheat fields feel the chill of the year’s cold snap

By Madison Callan | Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

The unusual weather patterns this winter are affecting wheat growth and research in both negative and positive ways.Arron Carter, assistant professor of crop and soil sciences, said the issue is not necessarily the cold temperatures Pullman experienced in December but rather the dry weather that accompanie...

Sunnyside Elementary street parking restricted for safety

Zack Briggs | Evergreen reporter

January 28, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

A public works official presented new parking restrictions designated around the area of Sunnyside Elementary School during Tuesday’s Pullman City Council meeting. The restrictions are designed to alleviate traffic congestion.Clayton Forsmann, deputy director of public works, outlined three potential ...

Being homeless: not defined by past choices

By Dani Chiriguayo | Evergreen reporter

January 28, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Born in Bellflower, Calif., and moving over 1,000 miles away from her birthplace, Brandy Hewitt never would have guessed what life would have in store for her. She never would have guessed that she would one day sell and use crystal meth. She never imagined that she would become homeless.“My life has...

The traveler: College Cab driver Ben Lockett sees it all

Danielle Chiriguayo | Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Sporting a big smile, a friendly countenance, and (for now) driving a taxi across Pullman, Ben Lockett is living the life he always wanted to live.Born to citizens of the world, Ben has always had a heart for travelling. He has many fond memories of traveling abroad, one of which includes him losing ...

Pullman high school student arrested for gun threat

From staff reports

January 17, 2014


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A Pullman High School student was arrested and expelled Tuesday evening after threatening to bring a gun to school.The 14-year-old student was arrested on charges of felony harassment after making threats on the bus heading home Tuesday afternoon.Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Pullman police beg...

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