The Daily Evergreen

City commissioners vote no on rezoning

The proposed developments of a zone change and a student housing development would take place on Military Hill.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

The Pullman Planning Commission unanimously voted Aug. 26 recommending City Council deny a rezoning request from the city planning department. A zone change would increase the housing density on part of Military Hill from a low-density zone to a higher-density zone that could support apartments, ...

Activists express importance of BLM downtown mural

Demonstrators for Black Lives Matter protested the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man killed by police, June 3 at the Friendship Square in Moscow.

ASHLIE OXFORD, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

The approval of a Black Lives Matter mural downtown is not the end goal for local activists, but a call for the City of Pullman to show support for people of color in the community.  The end goals of local activists include increasing inclusivity, addressing police brutality and ensuring people of color ...

Fire department receives grant for training

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant. It will be used to fund officer training and mobile radios.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from a FEMA grant, which will fund officer training and upgraded radio systems for firetrucks. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant covers most of the cost, but the city will have to pay about $16,000 for the rest, Deputy Fire Chief Ray Lamoureux said. The...

ASWSU confirms new senator, director

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said she wants to see Jenna Fitzgerald, director of diversity inclusion and veterans affairs, create a plan that will encourage diversity.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

ASWSU returned for the first session of the year Wednesday night over Zoom and confirmed three students to legislative positions and another as director of diversity, inclusion and veterans affairs. Jenna Fitzgerald, junior philosophy major, was confirmed as the director of diversity, inclusion and...

Access Center open for some on-site testing

Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin said the center’s employees will still be working in-person, but appointments will be over phone and Zoom.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

The WSU Access Center reopened for students who need specific on-site testing accommodations. The accommodations are due to the nature of their disability, said Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin. Students who need accommodations can talk to their access advisor to discuss if virtual testing...

WSU Bread Lab donates bread to Skagit community during pandemic

The WSU Bread Lab works with farmers and bakers. About 60 loaves are delivered monthly to the Skagit Friendship House.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

For WSU Bread Lab staff, delivering free loaves of bread is a way to bake for good and feed those in need. The Bread Lab – located in Burlington, Washington, north of Everett – is a nonprofit that conducts research on wheat breeding. The lab works with farmers to develop new varieties of wheat, r...

Upbringing influences student regent’s leadership

Arliegh Cayanan, new student regent on WSU’s Board of Regents, plans to focus heavily on community aspect present both in Hawaii and throughout WSU.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Arliegh Cayanan's upbringing in Hawaii fueled his style of leadership to be centered on community, a trait he hopes to promote in his new role as WSU student regent. “[Hawaii] is very family-centered and community-based,” said Cayanan, fourth-year doctor of pharmacy student at WSU Health Sciences ...

Contact tracers work to minimize potential virus spread

WSU trained seven contact tracers to assist the Whitman County Health Department.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2020

Contact tracers have been working more to keep up with the recent surge of COVID-19 cases among WSU students. There have been 119 new cases since Aug. 22 with 97 of those cases in individuals between 20-39 years old. Tracking and preventing the spread of COVID-19 by identifying people who may have b...

WSU given $4 million to fund future teacher, STEM, veteran programs

This is the second time WSU has received money to fund ATLAS, a teacher preparation grant.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2020

WSU received $4 million in grants from the federal government for programs for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities. The grants fund programs for students who are STEM majors, veterans or future teachers, said Michael Highfill, Office of Academic Engagement executive...

Nonprofit distributing free masks to residents

Free masks will be distributed from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at the Pioneer Center.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Rural Resources, a nonprofit organization, is distributing masks to residents at 3:30 p.m. today at the Pioneer Center at 240 SE Dexter St. Melissa Johnson, Rural Resources lead case manager, said mask distributions will be done drive-thru style until 5:30 p.m. Each person will receive two masks. ...

Police begin enforcing COVID-19 public safety regulations

Pullman Police and WSU Police will be issuing referrals and warning to groups and individuals violating public safety regulations.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Pullman Police and WSU Police will enforce COVID-19 public safety regulations by requiring residents to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of over 10 people, following the safety regulations set by state and local health officials. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said in a ...

Scholarship encourages women to enter culinary, hospitality industries

The creation of a new scholarship for WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences endowed by the Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier represents a step forward in the agriculture industry by supporting its growth. 

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

A WSU Senior was awarded a new scholarship for WSU’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources Sciences endowed by the women-led organization, Les Dames d’Escoffier. Harmony Stephens, senior organic and sustainable agriculture major, is the first person to receive the new scholarship....

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