The Daily Evergreen

Officials advise how to report cougar sighting

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2018

Amid the recent cougar sightings around Military Hill, officials are reminding community members to keep small animals and children inside late at night. Cougars are common around the Palouse, but there has not been a reported sighting in Pullman since 2007, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. He...

Deteriorating tunnel closes street on campus

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2018

Traffic is shut down on Veteran’s Way at College Avenue after a deteriorating tunnel caused unsafe street conditions. “The tunnel is very intricate with lots of utilities that supply electricity and steam,” said Phil Johnson, project manager at WSU, “and the cars could possibly damage some...

Coroner confirms cause of death, ASWSU plans vigil

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinski passes to redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow at Qualcomm Stadium at the 2018 Holiday Bowl.

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 18, 2018

The Whitman County Coroner confirmed Thursday morning that redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinski's death was a suicide. A self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head caused his death, according to a news release from the coroner. Pullman Police responded to a call at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to check...

Tennant changes plea to guilty for manslaughter

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2018

Keagan Tennant pleaded guilty on four of his charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Timothy Reeves last summer. Tennant, 17, changed his plea in front of a Latah County district court judge Tuesday afternoon. He pleaded guilty for the charges of involuntary manslaughter, principal to destruct...

Fire at Steptoe Village Apartments displaces students

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2018

Pullman Fire Department responded to a fire at the Steptoe Village Apartments Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded after a resident reported a fire coming from a nearby unit. The neighbor then forced their way into the apartment and extinguished the fire, Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said....

Suicides in Whitman follow national increase

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018

Washington’s rural counties have followed a nationwide trend of having higher suicide rates than densely populated areas, and that gap is growing. Low availability and lack of access to transportation makes it hard for people living in rural areas to get the help they need, mental healthcare professionals...

No collisions on Highway 26 this year

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2018

Following fatal accidents in previous years, Washington State Patrol officials said there were no accidents on Highway 26 as students returned to WSU after winter break this time around. Multiple WSU students died or sustained injuries in accidents during travel to and from Pullman during winter and...

Police charge resident in Soujourner’s Alliance arson

 Sojourner's Alliance director Steve Bonnar says residents displaced by the fire that broke out early Monday morning are currently staying in a hotel.  The residents left with only what they could carry, and have not been able to return to collect more of their belongings.

DANIEL DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

December 18, 2017

Moscow police officers and fire department volunteers responded early Monday morning to a fire at a homeless shelter. Fire investigators are currently looking into the incident and suspect arson. Flames leapt out of the living room window of the Sojourner’s Alliance office and housing unit around...

Cougar Safe Rides to run limited schedule next semester

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017

The Women’s Resource Center recently held its first trials of a new service to replace Women’s Transit, and will continue the program next semester. After Women’s Transit ceased operations last spring, Women’s Resource Center Director Amy Sharp made it a priority to bring the program back...

WSU prepares for winter season

Cars on Stadium Way moved slower than usual due to icy road conditions caused by heavy snowfall in the beginning of the spring semester. Due to the icy road conditions, some cars slipped while on the road.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2017

As the temperature begins to drop, WSU Facilities Operations Grounds Department will be assisting students and faculty by clearing pathways during the upcoming winter season. Eric Slocum supervises the WSU heavy equipment group, which is one of the three sections that will be operating during the...

Snoqualmie Pass avalanche bridge construction completed


November 16, 2017

Washington State Department of Transportation workers completed a second avalanche bridge on I-90 this past week in an 8-year effort to increase safety and traffic flow on Snoqualmie Pass. The effort is part of phase one of a 15-mile project, stretching from Hyak to Easton. Phase one covers the...

Fire safety inspections improved

JORDAN KERCHEVAL, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017

There has been a positive trend in the annual fire inspections performed at the 23 WSU fraternities, according to a news release from the Pullman Fire Department. In previous years, it was rare for a fraternity to pass an inspection on the first visit of an annual fire inspection, and scheduled appointments...

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