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Improvements coming to myWSU login system

Improvements coming to myWSU login system

SOLEN AREF, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

The WSU Information Technology Services will implement a new multi-factor authentication system starting Dec. 19. to login to myWSU. Jacqueline Southwick, ITS communication manager, said the new system will be used to increase the safety of students, faculty and staff using myWSU services and reduce...

WSU transit services implements new policies

WSU transit services implements new policies

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2019

WSU Transportation Services is enacting “No Overnight Parking” restrictions to several lots across campus for winter snow removal. The Green 5 lot between the Indoor Practice Facility and Ferdinand’s and Yellow 4 parking lot behind the Alumni Centre. Several areas of Green 1 are also affected,...

Weather warning issued for Idaho, Washington

Weather warning issued for Idaho, Washington

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

The National Weather Service released a hazardous weather warning Wednesday morning for Southeast Washington, North Idaho and North Central Idaho. No hazardous weather is expected in the Palouse area at this time, according to the National Weather Service. The heavy wet snow could lead to minor...

Medication drop-off open this weekend

Medication drop-off open this weekend

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Pullman residents will have a safe space to drop off any type of medication or prescription drugs they no longer need, as part of a new program starting this weekend. Cougs for Recovery is hosting a Safe Medication Disposal event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at the Community...

Pullman to experience intense weather this week

Pullman to experience intense weather this week

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

Pullman will experience winds with gusts up to 40 miles per hour this week, according to the U.S. National Weather Service website. Jeff Cote, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane, said the wind gusts will last until sunset, typically around 6 or 7 p.m. The wind will affect ar...

Local park discovered to have dangerous levels of toxins

Local park discovered to have dangerous levels of toxins

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

The City of Moscow found there are dangerous levels of toxins in Hordemann Pond. According to the press release from the city of Moscow, direct contact with the blue-green algae with dangerous levels of toxins may cause side effects, like abdominal pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting and nausea,...

Flood advisory issued for Whitman county

Flood advisory issued for Whitman county

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2019

The U.S. National Weather Service in Spokane issued a flood advisory warning for Whitman and Latah counties until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Pullman, Colfax, Albion, Colton and Uniontown could experience flooding, according to the advisory. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles, according to the advisory. To reduce the risk of injury, keep aw...

Pullman experiencing slower wildfire season

Pullman experiencing slower wildfire season

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 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...

Fraudulent phone calls reported in Palouse area

Fraudulent phone calls reported in Palouse area

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

Gritman Medical Center has received about five reports of fraudulent phone calls from scammers pretending to be hospital employees within its service region since Aug. 22. Peter Mundt, director of community relations and marketing at Gritman, said the scammers use a technique called spoofing to mask...

Officers will patrol dunes to minimize littering

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2019

Law enforcement will patrol specific areas along the Snake River this weekend following a major littering problem. Whitman County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Chapman said officers will patrol the Dunes and Granite Point. He said a lot of trash has been found in the past years along the Snake River. Chapman...

Workshop to train animals for crisis response

Workshop to train animals for crisis response

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2019

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response will host a three-day certification workshop for crisis-response therapy animals and team members this weekend in Pullman. Renee Piper, an area coordinator for HOPE AACR, said the workshop is one of many across the country designed to give comprehensive training...

Police offers active shooter training

Police offers active shooter training

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

August 20, 2019

It is important for WSU students and staff to be aware of their surroundings in the case of a potential active shooter situation, according to campus police. Steve Hansen, WSU assistant chief of police, said WSU police officers are trained to address these threats, but people who aren’t in law enforcement...

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