The Daily Evergreen

Fire chief presents 2016 report at City Council meeting

TYLER WATSON, Evergreen reporter

June 14, 2017

Pullman’s fire chief presented the 2016 annual fire department report to the city council at their Tuesday meeting. In his report, Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston mentioned a wide array of statistics as well as changes the department is undertaking to improve efficiency. One such change is fro...

Citizens explore Pullman on city tour

Citizens explore Pullman on city tour

RICK FLORES, Evergreen reporter

June 14, 2017

Pullman residents got a behind-the-scenes look at many city buildings and departments during the annual city tour Thursday, as officials explained the town’s inner workings. City Supervisor Adam Lincoln led the tour, which winded through Pullman with stops at the library, the police departmen...

Hospital opens debate on gender surgery

Hospital opens debate on gender surgery

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 12, 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH) has sparked debate over providing gender reassignment surgery after announcing Friday that it would accept public comment on the procedure. Following initial reports, many community members have expressed concern regarding why the hospital is asking public opinion on ...

Trash crews clear move-out mess

Trash crews clear move-out mess

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

June 7, 2017

Mike Held and Dane Felsted pilot their garbage truck through the streets of College Hill in the early morning, stopping to collect trash and heaps of abandoned furniture as they go. One couch, two couch, three couch, four. Mattress, table, desk and drawer. It’s a quarter past 6 a.m., Jun...

Pullman City Council approves welcoming city resolution

TYLER WATSON, Evergreen reporter

June 6, 2017

The city council voted 6-1 to make Pullman a welcoming city for immigrants Tuesday. The vote comes at a tenser time for immigrants, which was culminated locally by a distribution of flyers targeting undocumented students by asking people on campus to report them to Immigration and Customs Enforcem...

Accidental fire shows hazards of cotton fluff

Accidental fire shows hazards of cotton fluff

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

May 29, 2017

A 32-year-old Pullman man accidentally started a brush fire on the hill beside Valley Road on Monday after flicking his cigarette into a patch of cotton fluff outside his home on Hillside Drive. The man, who recently moved to Pullman, tried with neighbors to extinguish the fire with dirt and w...

City Council considers making Pullman a welcoming city

City Council considers making Pullman a welcoming city

TYLER WATSON, Evergreen reporter

May 17, 2017

Medals were presented and tempers flared in a small crowded room in City Hall during Tuesday’s Pullman City Council meeting. The council introduced a proposal to pronounce the City of Pullman a welcoming city for immigrants and honored three students for their bravery. A welcoming city, whic...

Indivisible Palouse encourages more acceptance of diversity

From staff reports

February 16, 2017

Whitman County residents have the chance to learn and discuss ways they can protect and promote tolerance of diversity Tuesday at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center.Indivisible Palouse is an organization focused on helping members of the community contact their representatives regarding unjust and d...

Prof to study hospital re-admission rates

Prof to study hospital re-admission rates

DANNY LOCHRDIGE | Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2017

A WSU economics professor received a $5,000 grant to study re-admission rates at Pullman Regional Hospital, and to see if resources are being used efficiently.WSU associate economics professor Bidisha Mandal said the first goal is to find the rate of hospital re-admission, and to see how many of those r...

Community initiative to set goals for Pullman by 2040

From staff reports

February 9, 2017

A new community initiative calls for collective visions and strategies for the Pullman community.For the Pullman 2040 Initiative, WSU Pullman staff and students will create goals of what the Pullman community should be like in 20 years, according to a WSU news release.The Pullman 2040 steering committee ...

Ban on seven countries comes from Visa Waiver Program of 2015 act

Ban on seven countries comes from Visa Waiver Program of 2015 act

SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen news editor

February 6, 2017

The seven predominantly Muslim countries included in President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration are not specifically named in the order itself.They were actually decided through updates to the 2015 Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, according to a Jan. 21, 2016 White House news release. The Ja...

Seattle federal judge blocks immigration ban

Seattle federal judge blocks immigration ban

ROSEMARIE BLUME and SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen reporter and news editor

February 6, 2017

A court of appeals rejected President Donald Trump’s appeal of a Seattle federal judge’s Friday ruling, blocking Trump’s immigration ban.U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled in favor of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the executive order on Friday, according to court rec...

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