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Sheriff’s Office seeks reserve officers

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

August 30, 2018

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers for their Reserve Deputy training program, which is scheduled to run from November through April. The program is good for anyone who wants to serve their community, said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers. “We’ve had people who...

Supervision quality main reason for employee departure

Supervision quality main reason for employee departure

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 21, 2018

WSU recently released employee exit survey numbers with outgoing staff and faculty, marking quality of supervision and lack of career advancement opportunities as the most-disliked aspects of their time at the university. Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications for WSU, said the...

Buckle down Cougs: smoky conditions to continue

Buckle down Cougs: smoky conditions to continue

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

August 20, 2018

The National Weather Service issued an air quality warning for regions including Pullman and the surrounding area. Smoke in Pullman is expected to linger until at least Thursday, with some relief possible over the weekend when temperatures cool and precipitation is more likely. Right now, “there’s...

WSU accused of animal deaths, abuse

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen assistant news editor

August 15, 2018

An animal rights group called WSU a “criminal laboratory” after it received documents it claims contain evidence of negligence toward animals by the university. One of the incidents in the documents involved a group of infant bats that developed a disease called cachexia which resulted in their...

County prosecutor seeks witnesses in high speed pursuit

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 15, 2018

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy is asking for witnesses of a high speed chase that occurred north of Colfax on Tuesday to come forward. Washington State Patrol troopers chased 33-year-old Emory Reeves of Spokane Valley on a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed from the north side of...

WSU looks to increase window safety

WSU looks to increase window safety

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

August 9, 2018

Matthew Gray, a new student at WSU in fall 2017, was moving into his dorm with the help of his family a year ago and was looking forward to four years of memories and opportunities. It was around 2 a.m. on Aug. 24 ­— just three days after his arrival in Pullman — when tragedy struck. Gray,...

Excessive heat warning in effect starting Wednesday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

August 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 11, 2018

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...

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