The Daily Evergreen

Local group aids West Africans one bike at a time

MELISSA ESSIG | Evergreen life editor

July 23, 2014


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A local group shortens travel time for people in West Africa by providing them with simple donated items: bicycles.The Village Bicycle Project, a nonprofit corporation that delivers refurbished bicycles to those in need of transportation in Ghana and Sierra Leone, sprung from a small group of people i...

Better weather to aid in Wash. wildfire fight

Associated Press

July 21, 2014


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SPOKANE — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington State.The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, fire spo...

Central Wash. wildfires send smoke toward east side, Northern Idaho

From staff reports

July 17, 2014


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Environmental agencies have issued an air quality alert as smoke from the Central Washington wildfires is expected to drift far across the east side of the state and into Northern Idaho over the next few days.The fire near Leavenworth – where nearly 900 homes were evacuated Wednesday – and those near Oma...

Local agencies tighten reins on fire safety

From staff reports

July 17, 2014


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Local agencies are placing increased restrictions on outdoor burning this week as dry conditions continue to prompt wildfires across the state.Chief Lester Erwin of the Whitman County Rural Fire District 12 declared a burn ban Wednesday evening, effective immediately, for his district in Whitman Cou...

Local artist to be honored for mural

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen reporter

July 16, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

That mural on the side of Thomas Hammer? It was painted by Patrick Siler, a former WSU art professor who’s up for an award at Pullman’s 5th annual ArtWalk.Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson will honor Siler for his artistic contribution July 18 at Pine Street Plaza, the brick area beside the mural."He'...

Pullman gets first pot testing lab in Eastern Wash.

Pullman gets first pot testing lab in Eastern Wash.

LAURA GUIDO | Evergreen reporter

July 16, 2014


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Pullman will be home to the first pot testing lab in Eastern Washington.The scientific director of the California-based CannaSafe Analytics, Aaron Stancik, said he hopes the company’s Pullman lab will be testing samples by the end of the month.Stancik, 35, of Genesee, Idaho said he was eager to retu...

WSU seeks res hall move-in help

PETER SINCLAIR | Evergreen reporter

July 16, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

WSU is searching for volunteers to help thousands of incoming students move into the residence halls at the start of the fall semester."Last year, we had about 3,300 people move in during move-in weekend, which is about 60 percent of our residence hall population," said Karen Metzner, the assistant di...

Advocates for foster children wanted in Whitman County

From staff reports

July 9, 2014


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Volunteers are wanted to advocate for local children involved in the foster care system.Whitman County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is looking for five individuals who could work between 10 and 15 hours per month.A CASA volunteer visits his or her child and communicates with others ...

Upcoming events in Pullman and Moscow

From staff reports

July 9, 2014


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More movies, now concerts staged in Reaney ParkA concert series in Reaney Park will begin July 9 with a performance by the Community Band of the Palouse, which plays a range of genres from show tunes to Dixieland.Meanwhile, the outdoor movie series in the park is scheduled to continue July 11 with a s...

Red wine meets ‘Starry Night’: BellTower hosts art workshop

Red wine meets ‘Starry Night’: BellTower hosts art workshop

ANDREW BRADDOCK | Evergreen reporter

July 9, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Painting supplies and glasses of wine will adorn the tables of the Pullman BellTower July 10 as a Spokane-based company hosts a unique art workshop.Van Gogh and Merlot combines accessible painting instruction with alcoholic beverage options to provide a social experience and an outlet of artistic express...

Pullman pot shops a month behind rest of state

JACOB RUMMEL | Evergreen reporter

July 2, 2014


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The state Liquor Control Board expects to issue licenses for marijuana retailers across the state July 7, but those in Pullman will need at least another month to set up shop.The Pullman City Council approved zoning laws last February that will enable up to three retailers to sell recreational marijuana ...

How not to start a fire this Fourth of July

PETER SINCLAIR | Evergreen reporter

June 30, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Today marks the opening of several fireworks stands in Pullman, but it’s illegal to discharge those fireworks at any time before July 3.The Pullman Police Department has advised that discharging fireworks outside designated time periods may result in a $100 civil penalty. Fireworks may legally be dis...

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