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Former WSU student killed in crash near I-90

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A Pullman man died Tuesday night after a crash near Snoqualmie Pass and Interstate 90. Washington State Patrol identified the victim as 28-year-old Jonathan Klopfstein of Pullman. Klopfstein attended WSU starting in fall 2015, according to the WSU Office of the Registrar. His final semester of...

Fall victim identified as WSU graduate

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Officials have identified the body of a fallen hiker at Palouse Falls as a recent WSU graduate. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 26-year-old Noble Stoneman, according to The Spokesman-Review. Stoneman graduated during the May 5 commencement ceremony. Stoneman fell into...

Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase

The Walla Walla District of the United States Army Corp of Engineers opened Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, following cleaning last week. The Corps decided to close the area on May 2 after heavy partying on April 27 left hundreds of pounds of trash on the popular party destination, according ...

Crews attempt to recover body after fall at Palouse Falls

Crews attempt to recover body after fall at Palouse Falls

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under News, Safety

Crews are now attempting to recover a body from the waters at Palouse Falls after a person fell from the top of the 200-foot waterfall, according to KHQ. A person called Franklin County Sheriff's Office around 1 p.m.  after they saw a friend fall into the water and fail to resurface, according to...

Whitman County Sheriff’s K-9 passes away

Whitman County Sheriff’s K-9 passes away

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 8, 2018


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

Whitman County Sheriff's Office announced the death of their narcotics dog Unix over the weekend. Veterinarians diagnosed the 9-year-old German Shepherd with an aggressive form of cancer during a check-up the previous week, Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said. Unix died suddenly in his sleep overnight...

Granite Point closed due to weekend littering

Granite Point closed due to weekend littering

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Granite Point, also known as the Cliffs among WSU students, due to safety concerns following a weekend of heavy traffic. More than 300 people visited the popular swimming and partying destination on the Snake River last Friday, according to a U.S. Army C...

Police, scientists, hope to use drones for innovation

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 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...

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