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WSU plans test for alert system

WSU plans test for alert system

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

Police develop Pullman strategic plan

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

Car accidents higher than average as icy conditions continue

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

City advises residents to avoid street parking during snowstorm

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

Below-average temperatures to persist in Pullman

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

Decision to cancel bus routes

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

Bill requires DUI offenders to purchase new device

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

Fire chief says to clear hydrants

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...

ASWSU leader opposes Title IX changes

ASWSU leader opposes Title IX changes

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

February 19, 2019

In response to proposed Title IX alterations, student body leaders from colleges and universities across the country signed a list of complaints regarding their issues with them. The Department of Education proposed changes to Title IX standards related to how universities and colleges address sexu...

Pullman Transit impacted by snow

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2019

Bus service in Pullman is being impacted by snow as several buses are running detour routes this morning. Buses are expected to regain full service after snow plows clear service side streets, said Brad Rader, Pullman Transit operations supervisor. Pullman Transit is monitoring the storm and exp...

Deciding school snow days

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019

With the onslaught of snow recently in all of Washington, many students are begging their school officials to give them another snow day. Two groups made up of WSU officials decide if the Pullman campus will operate as normal during inclement weather. The first group of WSU officials meet at 4:45...

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