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Police charge resident in Soujourner’s Alliance arson

 Sojourner's Alliance director Steve Bonnar says residents displaced by the fire that broke out early Monday morning are currently staying in a hotel.  The residents left with only what they could carry, and have not been able to return to collect more of their belongings.

DANIEL DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

December 18, 2017

Moscow police officers and fire department volunteers responded early Monday morning to a fire at a homeless shelter. Fire investigators are currently looking into the incident and suspect arson. Flames leapt out of the living room window of the Sojourner’s Alliance office and housing unit around...

Cougar Safe Rides to run limited schedule next semester

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017

The Women’s Resource Center recently held its first trials of a new service to replace Women’s Transit, and will continue the program next semester. After Women’s Transit ceased operations last spring, Women’s Resource Center Director Amy Sharp made it a priority to bring the program back...

WSU prepares for winter season

Cars on Stadium Way moved slower than usual due to icy road conditions caused by heavy snowfall in the beginning of the spring semester. Due to the icy road conditions, some cars slipped while on the road.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2017

As the temperature begins to drop, WSU Facilities Operations Grounds Department will be assisting students and faculty by clearing pathways during the upcoming winter season. Eric Slocum supervises the WSU heavy equipment group, which is one of the three sections that will be operating during the...

Snoqualmie Pass avalanche bridge construction completed

KATIE SHADLER, EVERGREEN REPORTER

November 16, 2017

Washington State Department of Transportation workers completed a second avalanche bridge on I-90 this past week in an 8-year effort to increase safety and traffic flow on Snoqualmie Pass. The effort is part of phase one of a 15-mile project, stretching from Hyak to Easton. Phase one covers the...

Fire safety inspections improved

JORDAN KERCHEVAL, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017

There has been a positive trend in the annual fire inspections performed at the 23 WSU fraternities, according to a news release from the Pullman Fire Department. In previous years, it was rare for a fraternity to pass an inspection on the first visit of an annual fire inspection, and scheduled appointments...

Possibility of gang violence investigated

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017

The Pullman Police Department is investigating the possibility that Halloween weekend’s shooting on Duncan Lane was gang-related. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the department is working with several other western Washington agencies on the investigation. Although they are looking into...

Ramps to be redone on highway

A construction worker removes rubble on the corner of N Grand Avenue and NW Davis Way as they fix the wheelchair ramps.

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2017

The Washington State Department of Transportation is returning to Pullman to improve the curb ramps installed along Highway 270 this summer, after the department found that the ramps were tripping hazards for walkers. The work on the highway, at the entrance to Pullman, began yesterday and will continue...

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant explains the preparations that the department goes through in an effort to help reduce incidents that occur during parties, like increasing foot patrol on College Hill.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017

Local police agencies are taking extra steps to ensure public safety during one of the biggest social weekends of the school year. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Pullman sees a large number of students and out-of-town visitors partying during the festive Halloween weekend. He said that...

Councils issue wristbands for Greek events

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2017

With increased activity and outside visitors during Halloween weekend, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils have issued wristbands to increase member safety at Greek events. In addition to issuing custom wristbands to attendees, they will designate specific locations to enter and exit events,...

WSU network connection disrupted last week

JESSICA ZHOU, Assistant news editor

October 22, 2017

A severe network disruption, believed to have been caused by malicious attacks, took place between 1:30 and 4:24 p.m. Tuesday and 1:18 to 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to a WSU Information Technology Services news release. This resulted in "severe degradation of WSU’s ability to send...

Truck carrying explosives crashes outside of Potlatch

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017

A semi-truck carrying explosives crashed in Potlatch early Wednesday morning. The crash occurred at about 2 a.m. and forced evacuations at the Y Mobile Home Park in Potlatch. The truck tipped onto its side after running off the curb, Idaho State Police Captain Lonnie Richardson said. The driver...

National Weather Service issues wind advisory

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

October 17, 2017

The Spokane branch of the National Weather Service released a wind advisory late this morning for 1 to 8 p.m. The advisory cited a strong cold front as the cause of the winds, mainly 35 to 45 mph with a few 50 mph gusts. There have been no reported incidents of downed branches or power outages...

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