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State Route 26 detour extended

State Route 26 detour extended

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase, wsu

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced the 32-mile detour on State Route 26, created due to bridge repairs, will go longer than scheduled. Contractors hoped to finish the project near Othello, which costs $1.2 million, by Nov. 21, according to a WSDOT news release. The work may...

Pullman PD sergeant arrested for sexual misconduct

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Washington State Patrol arrested Pullman Police Sgt. Jerry Daniel “Dan” Hargraves on Tuesday morning on a charge of custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree following an April incident involving a female WSU student. Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said in a news release Tuesd...

Study finds not all E. coli is bad

Study finds not all E. coli is bad

ANNABELLE HUTSON, Evergreen contributor

October 29, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

While it can be a danger in many cases, the bacteria E. coli is on the horizon for researchers as they find out more about its benefits. Stephanie Smith, a food safety specialist at WSU working to increase food safety practices across the state of Washington, said foodborne illness is a large issue...

Pullman responders brace for GameDay festivities

Pullman responders brace for GameDay festivities

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Crime, Football, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

As College GameDay’s broadcast approaches, Pullman first responders are preparing for what is set to be a big weekend for Pullman. “We’re not doing a whole lot different,” Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said. “Our motto is be prepared for anything.” Heston said this weekend is high...

17.5 miles of State Route 26 to close for repair

17.5 miles of State Route 26 to close for repair

RYAN MOSHER and CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen sports editor and Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, News, Safety, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced that State Route 26 will close for repairs starting Oct. 15 and will finish before Thanksgiving on Nov. 22. During that time a 17.5-mile stretch of State Route 26 east of Othello, Washington, will be closed for nearly six weeks. This is...

Safe Rides back again this fall

Safe Rides back again this fall

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Cougar Safe Rides kicked off its fall season of operations Sept. 13. The program, previously known as Women’s Transit, offers rides to everyone Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight, as well as Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The name change aims to encourage more people of...

Initiative aims to target deadly force by law enforcement

Initiative aims to target deadly force by law enforcement

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety

An initiative on the November election ballot could affect the use of deadly force by police officers. Washington Initiative 940 would require de-escalation training, and mental health and first aid training for all officers. It would also establish a policy requiring officers to administer first...

Car flips in crash on College Hill

Car flips in crash on College Hill

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A crash involving two vehicles near the intersection of Whitman and Kamiaken streets occurred around noon today. One of the vehicles flipped and suffered severe damage while the other drove off and remains unidentified. Witness accounts conflict, but WSU junior business major Diego Cisneros claims...

Sheriff’s Office seeks reserve officers

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers for their Reserve Deputy training program, which is scheduled to run from November through April. The program is good for anyone who wants to serve their community, said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers. “We’ve had people who...

Supervision quality main reason for employee departure

Supervision quality main reason for employee departure

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Safety, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

WSU recently released employee exit survey numbers with outgoing staff and faculty, marking quality of supervision and lack of career advancement opportunities as the most-disliked aspects of their time at the university. Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications for WSU, said the...

Buckle down Cougs: smoky conditions to continue

Buckle down Cougs: smoky conditions to continue

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under News, Safety, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The National Weather Service issued an air quality warning for regions including Pullman and the surrounding area. Smoke in Pullman is expected to linger until at least Thursday, with some relief possible over the weekend when temperatures cool and precipitation is more likely. Right now, “there’s...

WSU accused of animal deaths, abuse

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen assistant news editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

An animal rights group called WSU a “criminal laboratory” after it received documents it claims contain evidence of negligence toward animals by the university. One of the incidents in the documents involved a group of infant bats that developed a disease called cachexia which resulted in their...

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