The Daily Evergreen

Police, scientists, hope to use drones for innovation

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Three local experts discussed how local governments use drones for science and public safety, as well as issues recreational users should keep in mind when operating on the Palouse on Tuesday. Tony Bean, executive director of Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, said when flying drones for recreation,...

WSU faces lawsuit over data breach

WSU faces lawsuit over data breach

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, Safety, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

Four people are bringing a class-action lawsuit against WSU, alleging they suffered identity theft after a hard drive containing sensitive information for more than 1 million people was stolen from a WSU facility in April. The lawsuit, which represents everyone affected by the security breach, argu...

Volunteers help predict weather

Volunteers help predict weather

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase

A see-through yellow gauge attached to a wooden fence captures rain so Shelley Chambers-Fox can measure it and add it to her data collection. On the other side of her property, another collector beside an old wooden shed electronically measures rainfall, air temperature, wind speed and wind direction. Seven...

WSU to inspect rooms to prevent window falls

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

WSU released a residence hall safety evaluation Monday following the serious injury of a student in August 2017. A WSU student was critically injured after a fall from a residence hall window in August. Following the incident, his parents led a campaign for concerned individuals to contact the university,...

Vaccine access limited in rural communities

LUKE HOLLISTER, Evergreen contributor

February 27, 2018


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

Getting a vaccination in rural areas can be challenging given the remote location and financial toll of traveling. Troy Henderson, Whitman County director of public health, said accessing vaccines is far easier in the city. “If you live in an urban setting, there’s 50 different stores [where...

County coroner confirms psychologist’s death a suicide

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Safety

The Whitman County coroner confirmed Thursday morning that a Pullman psychologist who surrendered himself to police and was booked on a charge of raping one of his patients died of suicide by hanging. Dean Funabiki, 67, turned himself in to police at the request of investigators and accompanied by...

Community driven officer promoted

Community driven officer promoted

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


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

Sgt. Greg Umbright has come to many people’s aid over the 27 years he has served as an officer for the Pullman Police Department. During that time he has accrued some unusual stories from working with the community. He recounted one instance last fall when a woman said her skateboard was stolen,...

Officials confirm electrical fire on Military Hill

Officials confirm electrical fire on Military Hill

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A faulty marriage between plug and outlet caused the electrical fire that burned an apartment near NW Stadium Way on Friday, officials say. The outlet was behind a couch with blankets hanging over the back of it, Pullman Fire Marshal Chris Wehrung said. Electricity can arc from outlets when plugs...

Resident recovers from Stadium Way fire

Resident recovers from Stadium Way fire

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety, Showcase

During half time of a University of Idaho men’s basketball game, Pullman resident Nick Kromm, 36, received an urgent text from his sister. She worked in a business on NW Stadium Way and had noticed smoke and sirens in the area above Dissmore’s IGA, Kromm’s neighborhood. He immediately headed...

Officials advise how to report cougar sighting

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Safety

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


Filed under News, Safety

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

Coroner confirms cause of death, ASWSU plans vigil

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 18, 2018


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

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...

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