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Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 18, 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 11, 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 17, 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 12, 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...

Fire department cautions residents of fluff fires

Fire department cautions residents of fluff fires

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 29, 2019

After a fire occurred around Hillside Drive last week, the Pullman Fire Department is cautioning Pullman residents of seasonal cottonwood fluff fires. Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Nuttman said cottonwood fluff fires occur frequently from the middle of May to mid-June. Nuttman said if Pullman residents...

Bicycle safety program kicks into gear

Bicycle safety program kicks into gear

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2019

Students throughout Moscow spent time Wednesday morning reviewing their ABC's. Their air, brakes and chain, that is.   As part of National Bike to School Day, volunteer bicycle mechanics from a local shop arrived at Moscow Middle School around the time many students were riding in on their bikes. ...

Bomb scare reports in Pullman and Moscow

Bomb scare reports in Pullman and Moscow

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2019

Three possible bombs in the Pullman and Moscow area were reported to local police within the last two weeks. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said a pedestrian called police around 8 a.m. Sunday and reported seeing a suspicious device at City Playfield park. “There’s a series of three field...

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 2, 2019

An associate professor at WSU helped analyze research on the sexual aggression of college-aged males. Michael Cleveland, department of human development associate professor, said the research implemented the use of longitudinal data, or data collected over a period of time, to examine how alcohol...

New law will require sexual assault kits to be tested faster

New law will require sexual assault kits to be tested faster

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 2, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a Washington House Bill aimed to eliminate the backlog of sexual assault kits in the state. Tina Orwall, Washington state representative from the 33rd legislative district, said she began eliminating the backlog in 2014. “I had been touring evidence rooms, and...

Research works to keep dairy farm workers safe

Research works to keep dairy farm workers safe

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 25, 2019

Research at WSU will help create a safety training network to reduce injury risk among dairy farm workers and animals. Dairy Management Specialist Amber Adams-Progar said the network started after researchers looked at labor and industry data related to worker’s compensation claims among dairy workers....

ASWSU lobby team talks Title IX policies with panel

ASWSU lobby team talks Title IX policies with panel

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2019

The ASWSU Cougar Lobby Team hosted three panelists who discussed the current Title IX policies and sexual violence in colleges — both on and off campus. Julia Iannelli, WSU senior and Cougar Lobby Team member, said they held this event because Title IX affects WSU’s campus, and it is important...

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