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Excessive heat warning in effect starting Wednesday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

August 6, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus, WSU Spokane

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued an excessive heat watch for Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho which starts Wednesday and ends Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and peak around 110 in some areas, according to the warning. Overnight lows will dip...

Closure on State Route 26 may affect move-in traffic

Closure on State Route 26 may affect move-in traffic

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, Safety, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A bridge in Adams County will go under construction in the middle of August, requiring a 32-mile detour along State Route 26, a highway many WSU students from Western Washington take as they move back to Pullman for the school year. The project will repair a concrete girder bridge in the southern...

Car catches fire near library parking garage

Car catches fire near library parking garage

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 18, 2018


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

A red 2007 Chevrolet Impala caught fire near the Holland Terrell Library parking garage Tuesday evening. The car caught fire at about 5:21 p.m., Pullman Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Nuttman said. In addition to the driver, there was at least one passenger in the Impala when the flames began but no one...

Semi crashes into houses near Colfax

Semi crashes into houses near Colfax

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 18, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety

A semi-truck struck two houses and two vehicles one mile west of Colfax a little after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The driver of the semi and a passenger sustained minor, non life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital, said Trooper Jeff Sevigney, Washington State Patrol public...

Police search for witness after biker crashes

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 15, 2018


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

Pullman Police are searching for a potential witness to a bicycle crash on Grand Avenue on Sunday morning. A 60-year-old man was biking down Center Street towards Grand Avenue when his brakes failed causing him to ride across Grand, Pullman PD Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. The man avoided any collisions...

Annual crime numbers down in Pullman

Annual crime numbers down in Pullman

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 12, 2018


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

Pullman saw a drop in crime rates in 2017, according to a report given by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins to the Pullman Police Advisory Committee on Monday. Jenkins presented Pullman PD’s 2017 annual crime report, which contains numbers for various types of crimes committed in the department’s...

Nisqually John fire expected to be contained by Saturday morning

Nisqually John fire expected to be contained by Saturday morning

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 6, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase

The Nisqually John fire along the Snake River in southern Whitman County is expected to be completely contained by Saturday morning. The fire which started Wednesday afternoon has burned about 1,350 acres, said Lonnie Click, Incident Commander for the Southeast Washington Incident Management team. Click...

Crews battle fire outside of Clarkston

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 5, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety

Firefighter crews responded to a fire approximately 12 miles northwest of Clarkston on Wednesday. The blaze started at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire has been named the Nisqually John Fire, in reference to a location on the Snake River...

Pullman PD, Fire stress safety for Fourth of July

Pullman PD, Fire stress safety for Fourth of July

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 3, 2018


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

Emergency services in Pullman, including the Pullman Police and Fire departments, prepare every year for the emergency calls that accompany the public’s celebration of America’s independence. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said while the number of calls increases during the holiday, it still...

Preparing for an emergency

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 28, 2018


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

The Brelsford WSU Visitor Center will host a free community safety fair to answer questions and showcase equipment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the fair is a great opportunity for children to meet with first responders outside of an emergency situation. “If...

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Safety, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

WSU will reopen Waller Hall this fall to house the largest freshman class in school history. A projected incoming class of over 4,300 students looking for on-campus housing caused the need for Waller Hall, which closed after the spring 2015 semester, to reopen, Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing ...

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Football, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

Fans attending home football games at Martin Stadium this season will have to use a clear bag for their belongings due to a new athletics policy. The new policy states bags must be clear PVC, vinyl or plastic and cannot exceed a certain size, according to a WSU Athletics press release. Other appropriate...

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