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Officer not punished for ‘inappropriate’ advice

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020. A police officer fined Ethridge $150 for a gathering without masks or social distancing in her driveway. The officer said it is best to keep gatherings “out of sight, out of mind.”

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

The Pullman Police Department decided to not discipline an officer who suggested people stay “out of sight, out of mind” during a large gathering that occurred last month on a WSU coach’s property. Officer Garrett Willis fined Kamie Ethridge, head coach for WSU women’s basketball team, on...

Whitman County confirms three new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms three new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 29, 2020

Three individuals tested positive for COVID-19 today, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,312 cases.  Of the new cases, one female and two males are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. They are all stable and self-isolating.  Residents are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing while in...

Pullman officials start to see COVID-19 slowdown

Pullman officials start to see COVID-19 slowdown

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

After spending weeks as one of the nation’s hot spots for positive COVID-19 cases, Pullman and Whitman County may finally begin to see a slowdown of viral activity, according to public health officials.  The county now averages 25 positive tests per day; at the peak of the outbreak in mid- and lat...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 total breaks 1,300 cases

Whitman County's COVID-19 total breaks 1,300 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 28, 2020

Sixty-nine individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,309 cases.  Of the new patients, 19 females and 16 males are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Thirty-two patients are aged 20-39 years, 11 are female and 21 are male. One female and one male also tested positive, ag...

Researchers test liquid hydrogen as potential green fuel source

Researchers used liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for drones. Fueling the drone only requires a few gallons.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

A WSU lab is the first university lab in the country to successfully test liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for unmanned aerial vehicles.  WSU researchers collaborated with Mississippi State University and Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. to create a hydrogen-electric version of the ScanEagle dro...

Whitman County confirms 28 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 28 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

September 25, 2020

Twenty-eight individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,240. Of the new cases, nine people are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Three are female, and six are male. Nineteen people between the ages of 20-39 test...

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted by the Washington state fires.  Incumbent Dean Kinzer and business owner Tom Handy answered each...

‘Camaraderie’ of local groups to help with recovery from recent fires in county

People in shock after the fires took their homes  received food, clothing, bed and toiletries from local clubs and churches.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

When fires ravaged the towns of Malden and Pine City, Rosalia residents helped each other evacuate while local clubs and churches set up donation sites and shelters within hours for the survivors. “We talk of first responders, and we think those are the firefighters,” said Barbara Bothman, Rosalia ...

Whitman County confirms 28 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 28 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

September 24, 2020

Twenty-eight individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,212. Of the new cases, seven males and four females are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Nine males and eight females are aged 20-39 years. They are stable and self-isolating. One person who previously t...

Whitman County confirms four new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms four new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

September 23, 2020

Four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising the county’s total to 1,184. Of the new cases, one male is aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. One male and two females are aged 20-39 years. They are stable and self-isolating. Residents...

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 22, 2020

Nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,180 cases.  Of the new patients, six females and three males are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. They are all stable and self-isolating.  Residents are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing while in...

WSU considers consequences for those who violate public health orders

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said faculty and coaches follow a different process than students when accused of violating certain measures.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

As Pullman remains one of the COVID-19 hot spots, WSU officials are being pressured to amplify punishments for those who receive public safety infractions. The university does not want to pursue expulsive action against those who violate social distancing or are caught throwing large gatherings, said Phil Weiler, ...

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