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City police recognized for drone program

City police recognized for drone program

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Top-feature

The Alliance for Innovation will award the Pullman Police Department for its use of drones in local government initiatives, community outreach and welfare projects. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award recognizes the department’s...

Contractors remove feeder tunnel, close some pedestrian access on Grimes Way

Contractors remove feeder tunnel, close some pedestrian access on Grimes Way

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2019


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

Electric contractors started construction work on the WSU electric power distribution system Monday. WSU Construction Manager Brian Funke said contractors will remove an old feeder tunnel. The construction is planned to last until approximately the second week of June. Areas effected by construction...

NHSTA recalls 37 million Takata airbags

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

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

New bill could raise smoking age

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Safety, Showcase

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


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

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

WSU plans test for alert system

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019


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

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

Police develop Pullman strategic plan

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Top-feature

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

Car accidents higher than average as icy conditions continue

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019


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

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

City advises residents to avoid street parking during snowstorm

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Showcase

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

Below-average temperatures to persist in Pullman

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019


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

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


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

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

Decision to cancel bus routes

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019


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

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. ...

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