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NHSTA recalls 37 million Takata airbags

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019

Pullman Police issued an alert regarding a recall of Takata airbags. Drivers can check their vehicle for any recalls by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and entering either a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the year, make and model of a vehicle into the section...

New bill could raise smoking age

If this bill is made into law, it would change the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. This would include vapes and cigarette use.

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019

The Washington state House of Representatives voted 66-30 in favor of raising the minimum age required to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. The bill, HB 1074, was supported by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Washington Department of Health. Lawmakers passed the bill on Feb....

Parking limitations to occur during spring break

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2019

Parking on campus will be restricted over spring break to allow for the City of Pullman Maintenance and Operations staff to clean up the streets. Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant said parking on 10 streets will be restricted from 2-9 a.m. from March 11-15. “We are utilizing WSU spring break ...

WSU plans test for alert system

The WSU Pullman campus will conduct a mandatory test of the alert system this morning. This involves locking electronic doors on campus.

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019

WSU will hold an all-campus lockdown to test the alert system at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday on the Pullman campus. Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Blatner said when the doors lock, WSU students, faculty and staff will receive their first message via email, text message, phone call or on their social...

Police develop Pullman strategic plan

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins discusses recent personnel changes in the Pullman department during the Pullman Police Advisory Committee on Jan. 14 at city hall

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019

The Pullman Police Department is consulting with graduate students from the University of Washington to develop a strategic plan to guide the department in the coming years, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said last night. Community members representing local groups came together Monday night to...

Car accidents higher than average as icy conditions continue

The Evergreen works to provide the best information about recent crime and court updates in the Pullman area.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019

There were eight reported traffic accidents in Pullman due to slick road conditions on Sunday, said Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant. None of the accidents resulted in injuries because the vehicles were going at low speeds, Tennant said. A typical day in Pullman has about one or two accidents,...

City advises residents to avoid street parking during snowstorm

Snow covers vehicles parked along Greek Row in January 2017.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2019

When the snow accumulates, people are advised to move their cars from the sides of the street so snow plows can get through. Last week, the City of Pullman asked residents not to park on the street before the snowstorm. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said that was the first time he can remember that...

Below-average temperatures to persist in Pullman

Pullman has experienced low temperatures for the past few week. Forecasts show that more snow and cold weather is here to stay.

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019

For nearly two weeks, students, faculty and staff at WSU have battled a vicious cold spell. Those same people should brace themselves for more because the weather isn’t likely to warm up anytime soon. At the Spokane National Weather Service branch, Observation Program Leader Mark Turner confirmed...

SWAT team conducts training exercise

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019

The Whitman County Regional SWAT team will conduct a training exercise today on campus starting at noon in Commons Hall, WSU Police Captain Mike Larsen said. He said the unit, which is comprised of officers from WSU Police, the Whitman County Sheriff's office and the Pullman Police Department, wil...

Decision to cancel bus routes

An electric-hybrid bus parked March 7, 2017 on the mall. The Regional Mobility Grant would allow Pullman Transit to purchase three fully-electric buses by 2021.

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019

Pullman Transit sends a transit safety and training officer to monitor road conditions in cases of inclement weather, said Pullman Transit Manager Wayne Thompson. They start driving at 4 a.m. and report back to Thompson by 4:20 a.m. with road statuses, weather conditions and plowing projections. ...

Bill requires DUI offenders to purchase new device

First-time DUI offenders will be required to have further consequences with the
addition of ignition interlock devices, which is essentially a breathalyzer.

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019

First-time drunken driving offenders in Idaho are required to install an ignition interlock device, due to a bill effective since Jan. 1. Police Operations Commander Chris Tennant said the ignition interlock device is a civilian breathalyzer. If the person blows into the device with a certain alcohol...

Fire chief says to clear hydrants

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said the fire department would like residents to “adopt” a fire hydrant and create three feet of clearance around them.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2019

As the winter storm approaches, Pullman residents should free fire hydrants of snow as a safety precaution. There are more than 1,000 fire hydrants in Pullman, and the fire department cannot clear all of them, he said. The fire department would like people to “adopt” a fire hydrant. The city co...

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