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Information Technology Services to implement new security system

Information Technology Services to implement new security system

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2019

The Information Technology Services will launch a new security system called Okta this spring semester that will add a more complex layer of protection to personal information at WSU. Jacqueline Southwick, ITS communication coordinator, said the Okta product is a multi-factor authentication resourc...

Two men arrested at Walmart

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2019

Jacob Johnson and Connor Williams were arrested for alleged theft in the third degree from Walmart at 8:39 p.m. Sunday night, said Chris Tennant, P.D. operations commander. 21-year-old Johnson allegedly tried to steal an oil diffuser by hiding it in his pocket, Tennant said. It has a value of $19.94. Tennant...

Pullman first responders prepare for snow storm

Pullman first responders prepare for snow storm

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2019

Pullman’s police and fire departments will prepare for a snow storm hitting the Palouse. Dan Dornes, Pullman Police patrol sergeant, said this is nothing new. “It happens every year,” Dornes said. “This is Pullman.” He said there will be more calls from people who encounter collisions o...

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019

Whitman County Fire District 12 bought a new ambulance to be housed at station No. 1, which is located on West Main Street. The ambulance cost around $187,000, said Lee Druffel, Whitman County Fire District 12 commissioner. “We were ready to become a transport agency,” said Mirenda Stenbakken,...

Counterfeit dollar bills found in Pullman

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

January 10, 2019

Several cases of counterfeited dollar bills currently circulate the Pullman area, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant. There have been six cases of $20, $50 and $100 bills reported as counterfeit in the last three months, he said. Only one bill was included in each case. “This is not a wide...

Student sentenced for rape

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019

Antonio Abonza, a WSU student, was sentenced to one year in confinement on Wednesday for the rape of a woman in her Pullman apartment on April 14. Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey sentenced the 23-year-old after a conviction of 3rd degree felony rape by a jury last month. He will also ...

Police offers tips against car burglary

NAJMA SHECK, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2019

The Pullman Police Department asked the public to help combat the recent rise of car burglaries in the Palouse. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the police department noticed a rise in car burglary rates when the weather is warmer.  As spring  approaches, the police department urges residents...

Groups to host events, help those in need

Groups to host events, help those in need

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018

Local nonprofits on the Palouse will provide support to those in need during the winter season through fundraisers, free food and shelter. The Community Action Center As a holiday celebration, the Community Action Center (CAC) is hosting two community meals during regular food pantry distribut...

Ferguson warns of ‘ghost guns’

Ferguson warns of ‘ghost guns’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson discussed his team’s efforts in opposing the concept of 3D-printed guns at a Thomas S. Foley Institute talk Thursday. Ferguson said his office has filed 32 lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s administration so far. He said they file lawsuits based...

Bus reportedly carrying UW Marching Band to Apple Cup rolls over

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2018

A charter bus reportedly carrying the University of Washington Husky Marching Band to Pullman for Friday’s Apple Cup has rolled over on Interstate 90 near George, Washington. Initial reports have indicated the bus was carrying members of the Husky Marching Band. John Bryant, Washington State Patrol...

Enforcement to increase presence for Thanksgiving

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2018

Two Washington State Patrol districts will conduct emphasis patrols starting Thursday through Nov. 25 due to Thanksgiving and the Apple Cup. Troopers from WSP District 4 will increase patrols in Spokane, Whitman and Adams counties while District 6 officers will focus on Grant and Kittitas counties,...

State Route 26 detour extended

State Route 26 detour extended

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 9, 2018

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced the 32-mile detour on State Route 26, created due to bridge repairs, will go longer than scheduled. Contractors hoped to finish the project near Othello, which costs $1.2 million, by Nov. 21, according to a WSDOT news release. The work may...

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