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Local park discovered to have dangerous levels of toxins

Local park discovered to have dangerous levels of toxins

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 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 6, 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 5, 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 23, 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 23, 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 21, 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...

Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

The WSU Police Department is no longer providing firearms storage to students. The change is due to a new gun law in the state that took effect in July. Initiative 1639 was adopted by Washington voters in November 2018. The new law prohibits the purchase of a semi-automatic assault rifle by a person...

Pullman School District updates security in several schools

Pullman School District updates security in several schools

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 12, 2019

The Pullman School District has upgraded security measures at three of its elementary schools to ensure staff always knows who’s coming into their buildings. The security changes were implemented at Sunnyside, Franklin and Jefferson elementary schools. The schools received electronic locks, cameras...

‘A beautiful setup for predators’

‘A beautiful setup for predators’

MAGGIE QUINLAN and RACHEL SUN

July 18, 2019

Editor’s note: The Daily Evergreen left out names of professors and students to protect the women who filed complaints. Some WSU professors who students accused of sexually harassing them are still employed at the university, public records show. The Office of Equal Opportunity investigated two prof...

Thunderstorm watch issued

Thunderstorm watch issued

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch today for the Palouse. Its forecast is predicting frequent lightning, winds up to 70 mph and hail reaching the size of ping pong balls.  Mark Turner, a spokesperson at the Spokane National Weather Service said that Pullman can expe...

Pullman High School to use concussion detecting sensors

Pullman High School to use concussion detecting sensors

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

Pullman’s Community Investment Committee presented a $10,000 grant to Pullman Regional Hospital and Pullman High School to help fund health and safety initiatives Tuesday. This would be part of the Athlete Intelligence Cue Sensor program. The grant will help fund concussion-sensing equipment for...

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