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Snoqualmie Pass avalanche bridge construction completed

KATIE SHADLER, EVERGREEN REPORTER

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

Washington State Department of Transportation workers completed a second avalanche bridge on I-90 this past week in an 8-year effort to increase safety and traffic flow on Snoqualmie Pass. The effort is part of phase one of a 15-mile project, stretching from Hyak to Easton. Phase one covers the...

Fire safety inspections improved

JORDAN KERCHEVAL, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

There has been a positive trend in the annual fire inspections performed at the 23 WSU fraternities, according to a news release from the Pullman Fire Department. In previous years, it was rare for a fraternity to pass an inspection on the first visit of an annual fire inspection, and scheduled appointments...

Possibility of gang violence investigated

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Pullman Police Department is investigating the possibility that Halloween weekend’s shooting on Duncan Lane was gang-related. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the department is working with several other western Washington agencies on the investigation. Although they are looking into...

Ramps to be redone on highway

Ramps to be redone on highway

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Safety

The Washington State Department of Transportation is returning to Pullman to improve the curb ramps installed along Highway 270 this summer, after the department found that the ramps were tripping hazards for walkers. The work on the highway, at the entrance to Pullman, began yesterday and will continue...

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017


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

Local police agencies are taking extra steps to ensure public safety during one of the biggest social weekends of the school year. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Pullman sees a large number of students and out-of-town visitors partying during the festive Halloween weekend. He said that...

Councils issue wristbands for Greek events

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

With increased activity and outside visitors during Halloween weekend, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils have issued wristbands to increase member safety at Greek events. In addition to issuing custom wristbands to attendees, they will designate specific locations to enter and exit events,...

WSU network connection disrupted last week

JESSICA ZHOU, Assistant news editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

A severe network disruption, believed to have been caused by malicious attacks, took place between 1:30 and 4:24 p.m. Tuesday and 1:18 to 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to a WSU Information Technology Services news release. This resulted in "severe degradation of WSU’s ability to send...

Truck carrying explosives crashes outside of Potlatch

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

A semi-truck carrying explosives crashed in Potlatch early Wednesday morning. The crash occurred at about 2 a.m. and forced evacuations at the Y Mobile Home Park in Potlatch. The truck tipped onto its side after running off the curb, Idaho State Police Captain Lonnie Richardson said. The driver...

National Weather Service issues wind advisory

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

The Spokane branch of the National Weather Service released a wind advisory late this morning for 1 to 8 p.m. The advisory cited a strong cold front as the cause of the winds, mainly 35 to 45 mph with a few 50 mph gusts. There have been no reported incidents of downed branches or power outages...

WSU Spokane research developed police bias training

WSU Spokane research developed police bias training

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017


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

Researchers at WSU Spokane have developed a training program to find and combat bias in police forces. The research, led by Lois James of the WSU College of Nursing, resulted in a training program for police departments called “CBT Sim,” which stands for “Counter Bias Training Simulation.” “It...

WSU Alert test scheduled for Thursday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will test the WSUAlert system at 12:05 p.m. Thursday. All people currently signed up to receive emergency alerts will receive test alerts, according to a news release. This includes text messages, phone calls and emails depending on what the person selected to...

Apartment fire displaces family

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

A fire at the Outlook Apartments forced a family of six out of their home Saturday morning. Pullman Fire Department was dispatched close to 2 a.m. to reports of second-story deck on fire. The residents had used three fire extinguishers before fire officials arrived, according to a Pullman FD news...

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