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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Whitman County records first flu-related death of season

Whitman County records first flu-related death of season

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2022

An individual from Whitman County died during the first week of January after experiencing complications from influenza, according to a Whitman County Public Health press release.  The adult tested...

Staff members are working overtime and taking extra shifts to make up for the increase in patients, said Chief Medical Officer Pete Mikkselsen.

Pullman Regional Hospital still accepting patient transfers while other facilities near capacity

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

Pullman Regional Hospital is preparing to receive patients transferred from nearby hospitals as many medical facilities in the region are full in the wake of the omicron variant.  Like other hospitals,...

Surgical masks are currently available at the Chinook Student Center for students who want them.

KN95 mask in short supply, but more expected soon

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

With KN95 masks recommended but in short supply across town, Whitman County Public Health recommends people most at risk should get theirs first.  Although their stock is not large, the public...

Whitman County confirms over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases this week

Whitman County confirms over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases this week

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

On Tuesday, Whitman County reported 153 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the running total to 7,852.  From Jan. 18 to this Tuesday, 1,107 cases were reported in the county, according to the Whitman County...

Foggy conditions are expected across the Palouse until Friday.

Freezing fog may cause icy roads, low visibility

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor January 25, 2022

Heavy fog has descended onto the Palouse and is expected to continue through Friday, potentially creating icy roads in already low visibility conditions. Inclement weather like fog falls carries little...

Despite issues with 5G service affecting larger airports, the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect flights in and out of Pullman to be affected.

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport not affected by 5G rollout

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect the rollout of 5G networks to directly impact flights in and out of Pullman, although flights have been grounded at larger airports. As the prominent...

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

Whitman County reported 170 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing the running total to 7,037 as of Tuesday.  There have been a total of 83 COVID-19-related deaths and 317 hospitalizations, according...

Counseling and Psychological Services began offering Telehealth during the pandemic so students who were not on campus could still access mental health resources.

More students used counseling services in fall compared to pre-pandemic semesters

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2022

Cougar Health Services saw more students last semester than non-pandemics, with mixed reactions about the first in-person classes in a year and a half.  Loren Brown, WSU Counseling and Psychological...

About 3.49 out of every 100,000 people in Washington are affected by human trafficking.

Women*s Center raises awareness about human trafficking, campus violence

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2022

Human trafficking affects people of color disproportionately more than white people, even in areas like eastern Washington where levels are relatively low. About 3.49 people out of every 100,000 people...

Pulllman residents hold signs calling for voting rights legislation during a rally Monday afternoon at Reaney Park.

Pullman residents march for voting rights

SHEILA JOHNSON January 18, 2022

Despite the cold weather, a crowd gathered Monday in front of the gazebo in Reaney Park for the Martin Luther King Jr. Voting Rights March. The march emphasized the importance of passing the John Lewis...

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2022

Whitman County reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases last week. The single-day number of cases broke the high three times last week, according to a Moscow-Pullman Daily News article. In...

Community partners are donating a collective $10 million to build a new terminal at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

WSU contributes $600,000 towards new Pullman-Moscow Airport terminal

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 13, 2022

WSU is donating $600,000 toward the construction of a new terminal at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. University of Idaho is contributing $400,000 toward the new terminal as part of a collection of...

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