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Offices in the Whitman County Courthouse have been relocated to the Warwick Building and the Whitman County Public Services Building.

Whitman County Courthouse renovation begins Monday

CALLIE GERBER October 11, 2021

The $9.2 million Whitman County Courthouse renovation in Colfax begins Monday. The project includes upgrading the 1950s elevator to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upgrading...

Pullman Regional Hospital board members discussed a newly opened COVID-19 testing center during a meeting Wednesday.

PRH discusses COVID-19 vaccination clinic, new simulation devices

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 8, 2021

The Pullman Regional Hospital board met Wednesday to discuss adjustments in services and testing sites caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the implementation of new technology for medical...

Fruit and Veggies from the family-owned Wilson Banner Ranch at the Pullman Farmers Market, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Pullman Farmers Market nears end of season

ABBY SONNICHSEN, Evergreen Photographer October 4, 2021

For 12 years, local vendors have sold their goods at the Pullman Farmers Market every Wednesday. Even through COVID-19, the market was deemed essential and was allowed to stay open.  The market organizers...

The emergency department at Pullman Regional Hospital will never turn away a patient who needs care, said Dr. Peter Mikkelsen, PRH medical director of emergency services.

Physicians urge Pullman community to get vaccinated

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 30, 2021

Local physicians announced the opening of a Pullman COVID-19 testing center and addressed the state of COVID-19 during a virtual press conference Tuesday morning.  The testing center, located at...

Several moose have been spotted in Pullman this year. Wildlife officers caution people to maintain their distance if they encounter a moose.

Moox Borgi causes wildlife safety awareness in Pullman

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 27, 2021

WSU students were all over the moose on the loose that came to town recently and even voted in an Instagram poll to name it Moox Borgi.  The moose was in town for about six days, said Grant Silver,...

Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers gets final say about a persons cause of death.

‘Privileged work’: Whitman County coroners always on call for unexpected deaths

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2021

Annie Pillers' job as Whitman County coroner has made her a better person in the long run because — despite working with unexpected deaths — she tries to maintain a positive attitude about life and...

Per capita income in Whitman County sat at $42,665 in 2019, which is an increase from $42,215 in 2018.

Wheat harvest, WSU enrollment are ‘cornerstones’ of county economy

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2021

Enrollment at WSU and productive agricultural harvests are important to a successful economy in Whitman County, but both can be difficult to predict. One issue with tracking economics is that certain...

Palouse Conservation District volunteers will plant native plants to improve the quality of local ecosystem.

Palouse Conservation District to host October events

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2021

The Palouse Conservation District is holding several events this month to get Palouse residents involved and learn about nature.  The first event, Critters in the River: A Macroinvertebrate Exploration,...

State, county facing shortage of COVID-19 tests

State, county facing shortage of COVID-19 tests

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief September 13, 2021

Whitman County is experiencing a COVID-19 testing shortage as factors like the Delta variant and increasing outdoor events come into play.  The issue is statewide and not specific to Whitman County,...

Students are heading to class at the School of Design and Construction in Carpenter Hall.

Habitat for Humanity, WSU partnership aims to build energy-efficient housing

CALLIE GERBER September 8, 2021

WSU’s School of Design and Construction is partnering with Palouse Habitat for Humanity to research energy-efficient affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to provide housing for low-...

Upper Columbia Academy Pathfinders raise a new flag over the town of Malden, signifying a new age, one year after the Babb Road Fire engulfed the valley.

Malden, Pine City mark first anniversary of Babb Road Fire

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 7, 2021

The Malden and Pine City communities celebrated Labor Day on Sept. 6, marking the first anniversary of the Babb Road Fire.  “This event is two-fold: on one hand, it’s a remembrance of what...

Ivermectin interacts with other prescription drugs, which is why people should not consume it unless it has been prescribed to them by their healthcare provider.

‘With a regular dose, you could go into a coma’

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter August 31, 2021

Purchases of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 have increased rapidly since July, according to an Aug. 26 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ivermectin is a deworming agent...

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