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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

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

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 2, 2018

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 27, 2018

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 27, 2018

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

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...

Bicycle patrol offers police softer, stealthier approach

Bicycle patrol offers police softer, stealthier approach

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

June 20, 2018

As the weather gets warmer and students begin to flood into town, Pullman Police Department bicycle patrol officers will be covering the College Hill area more often. Bicycles allow officers to maneuver through crowded and hidden places, but they also help law enforcement to connect with the community. “On...

Pullman schools focus on student safety

Pullman schools focus on student safety

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 13, 2018

Following a school shooting resulting in the death of 14 students and three faculty members in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the issue of school safety has once again been thrust into the spotlight of national discussion. Helped by the formation of various activist...

Two injured in garage fire on True Street

Two injured in garage fire on True Street

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 12, 2018

A firefighter and a resident were injured in a garage fire Tuesday morning on True Street in Pullman. Crews from the Pullman Fire Department and Whitman County Rural District 12 responded to multiple calls of smoke rising from 312 NW True Street around 9:30 a.m., Pullman Mayor and Public Information...

Lightning hits tree during game

Lightning hits tree during game

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 6, 2018

Lightning struck a tree bordering a softball field in use at the City Playfield during a thunderstorm Sunday. A softball game was taking place when the lightning strike ripped bark off the tree, sending players into a frenzy, WSU graduate student Jordan Vossen said. “After [the strike] everyone ...

Pullman PD receives drone certification

Pullman PD receives drone certification

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 6, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the Pullman Police Department a Certificate of Authorization for drones. The certification, which carries the full name of “Public Agency small Unmanned Aircraft System Certificate of Authorization,” allows the department to license their officers inst...

One dead in plane crash near Snake River

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 6, 2018

A 64-year-old man died in a plane crash on the Snake River near Lower Granite Dam Wednesday morning. A dam employee told Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies he had discovered wreckage of a small aircraft crash during his morning commute at about 7:30 a.m., according to a press release from Whitman...

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