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City advises residents to avoid street parking during snowstorm

City advises residents to avoid street parking during snowstorm

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 24, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 19, 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 18, 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 13, 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...

Pullman will replace pipelines, repave roads

Pullman will replace pipelines, repave roads

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2019

The City of Pullman will spend $450,000 to replace water, sewer and storm lines and to redo some of the road on Autumn and Summer Streets. The timeline is not yet set, but the construction company, Motley-Motley Inc., will start in April or May. They will have until the end of the contract, Sept. ...

Central Washington false alarm raises concerns

Central Washington false alarm raises concerns

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2019

Reports of an active shooter at Central Washington University (CWU) led to an all-campus lockdown the evening of Feb. 6. The reports were later deemed false, according to an Evergreen article. Reyn Romero, a junior exercise science major at CWU, said he was working out at a gym on campus when he, and ...

Three-vehicle crash sends passengers to hospital

Three-vehicle crash sends passengers to hospital

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2019

A three-vehicle collision injured nine people on U.S. Highway 195, about four miles north of Pullman, around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Spokane resident Shawn Whisman was driving a van south on Highway 195 and drove into oncoming traffic, Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said. Whisman collided with a mi...

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