The Daily Evergreen

Possibility of gang violence investigated

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017


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

The Pullman Police Department is investigating the possibility that Halloween weekend’s shooting on Duncan Lane was gang-related. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the department is working with several other western Washington agencies on the investigation. Although they are looking into...

Ramps to be redone on highway

Ramps to be redone on highway

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Safety

The Washington State Department of Transportation is returning to Pullman to improve the curb ramps installed along Highway 270 this summer, after the department found that the ramps were tripping hazards for walkers. The work on the highway, at the entrance to Pullman, began yesterday and will continue...

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017


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

Local police agencies are taking extra steps to ensure public safety during one of the biggest social weekends of the school year. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Pullman sees a large number of students and out-of-town visitors partying during the festive Halloween weekend. He said that...

Councils issue wristbands for Greek events

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

With increased activity and outside visitors during Halloween weekend, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils have issued wristbands to increase member safety at Greek events. In addition to issuing custom wristbands to attendees, they will designate specific locations to enter and exit events,...

WSU network connection disrupted last week

JESSICA ZHOU, Assistant news editor

October 22, 2017


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

A severe network disruption, believed to have been caused by malicious attacks, took place between 1:30 and 4:24 p.m. Tuesday and 1:18 to 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to a WSU Information Technology Services news release. This resulted in "severe degradation of WSU’s ability to send...

Truck carrying explosives crashes outside of Potlatch

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

A semi-truck carrying explosives crashed in Potlatch early Wednesday morning. The crash occurred at about 2 a.m. and forced evacuations at the Y Mobile Home Park in Potlatch. The truck tipped onto its side after running off the curb, Idaho State Police Captain Lonnie Richardson said. The driver...

National Weather Service issues wind advisory

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

The Spokane branch of the National Weather Service released a wind advisory late this morning for 1 to 8 p.m. The advisory cited a strong cold front as the cause of the winds, mainly 35 to 45 mph with a few 50 mph gusts. There have been no reported incidents of downed branches or power outages...

WSU Spokane research developed police bias training

WSU Spokane research developed police bias training

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017


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

Researchers at WSU Spokane have developed a training program to find and combat bias in police forces. The research, led by Lois James of the WSU College of Nursing, resulted in a training program for police departments called “CBT Sim,” which stands for “Counter Bias Training Simulation.” “It...

WSU Alert test scheduled for Thursday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will test the WSUAlert system at 12:05 p.m. Thursday. All people currently signed up to receive emergency alerts will receive test alerts, according to a news release. This includes text messages, phone calls and emails depending on what the person selected to...

Apartment fire displaces family

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

A fire at the Outlook Apartments forced a family of six out of their home Saturday morning. Pullman Fire Department was dispatched close to 2 a.m. to reports of second-story deck on fire. The residents had used three fire extinguishers before fire officials arrived, according to a Pullman FD news...

Forum attendants note inclusivity hurdles

Forum attendants note inclusivity hurdles

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Student leaders, staff and faculty discussed the obstacles to inclusivity at WSU during a public forum Tuesday, noting problems of communication and adequate support for students, and reiterating concerns that current diversity efforts may not amount to tangible change. About 75 people attended the...

Uber officially operating in Pullman

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

September 29, 2017


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

After the Pullman City Council voted to reduce background checks, from fingerprint checks to a name-based social security check, Uber officially launched its service the morning of the sold-out USC football game. This comes after local taxi drivers expressed concerns over the lack of in-person verificati...

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