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Grocery Outlet scheduled to open in September

Grocery Outlet will be located in part of the former Shopko building.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 27, 2020

Grocery Outlet will be open in Pullman next to Harbor Freight Tools in September. Jennifer Hackman, Pullman’s economic development manager, wrote in an email that the building owner expects Grocery Outlet to open shortly after Labor Day.  The space Grocery Outlet will fill is about 24,000 squ...

‘A therapist at heart’: Sojourners’ Alliance director says farewell

Steve Bonnar, retired director for Sojourners' Alliance, plays with his Great Pyrenees dog, Moose.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

When Rebecca Rucker moved to Washington from California with her son, they were homeless with nowhere to go until they found Sojourners’ Alliance.  There she met Steve Bonnar, who later offered her a job at the organization. Rucker now works at Sojourners’ Alliance as an intake specialist to ...

Ask Emma: How do I cure summer boredom?

Times like this may leave you feeling like there's nothing to do, but Emma has some ideas to occupy your time.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

May 26, 2020

Dear Emma, I’ve been at home for a couple months now. Spring semester is done and I’m not taking summer classes. I am running out of things to do, other than watching Netflix. Any tips to cure boredom or make me feel productive? Sincerely, “Cabin Fever” Dear Cabin Fever, Who k...

County fair will continue amid COVID-19

The sun sets behind carnival rides at the Palouse Empire Fair in 2019.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

The Palouse Empire Fair — just five miles outside Colfax — will continue as planned with the dates set for September 10-13. Janel Goebel, Whitman County fair manager, said businesses benefit from the fair every year as the event accepts vendors from all cities, counties and states. It is too ...

Performing arts, theaters prepare for reopening

Performers have had to put their shows on hold for now, but once they return, theaters are planning to implement social distancing practices.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

When the coronavirus outbreak shuttered theater doors, it meant the suspension of events with no obvious reopening dates.  For a popular local theater, it has been over two months since the last event, said Christine Gilmore, executive director of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.  “Ou...

Grassroots organization connects volunteers with neighbors in need

Some residents on the Palouse wanted to help their neighbors by initiating an organization that delivers groceries to those in need.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

About 70 Pullman and Moscow locals are volunteering to deliver groceries to their neighbors in need through a grassroots organization called Palouse COVID-19 Mutual Aid. Delaney Piper, the organizer behind the group and a history masters student at WSU, said volunteers primarily focus on grocery deliveries. Howeve...

TikTok helps pass time, builds connections

TikTok offers users a way to learn dance moves, have a laugh and even shine light on different communities.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen columnist

May 18, 2020

A popular social media app called TikTok rose to fame after transforming from an app formerly known as During COVID-19, many people found TikTok to be a good way to pass time. Angie Dakilla, a WSU junior multimedia journalism major, said she is known for her relatable content, which features...

WSU graduate ‘shines’ academically, outside of class

Sparkle Watts recently graduated from WSU. She will take a gap year then pursue law school.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

WSU graduate Sparkle Watts has a fitting name for her personality, said Donna Arnold, associate director of Multicultural Student Services.  “When she comes into a room, she really just shines,” Arnold said. “She has this charisma working and talking with people.” Watts graduated this s...

County, state parks open for recreation

Kamiak Butte County Park is one of Whitman County's several parks, which offers hiking, camping and other recreational activities.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

With COVID-19 regulations implemented statewide, Whitman County has kept camping sites and county parks open with the exception of city playgrounds and a few restrooms.  “Wawawai County Park has been full of campers throughout this time,” Dave Mahan, Whitman County parks superintendent, said. ...

Ask Emma: I don’t know what to do this summer

Even though summer plans may have been cancelled, you can still use this time to try new things.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

May 18, 2020

Dear Emma, I had a job lined up for this summer but now I can’t work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. What should I do? Sincerely, “Bored” Dear Bored, That’s tricky, but fear not! Plenty of other people are in the same boat as you (including me). My best piece of advice is to d...

Neill’s Coffee and Ice Cream to replace Daily Grind on Main Street

Neill's Sweet Shop used to sell flowers and ice cream. The original store on Main Street opened 100 years ago.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

The owners of Neill’s Flowers and Gifts will open Neill’s Coffee and Ice Cream, a new store modeled after old-fashioned soda counters, this summer at the location formerly occupied by Daily Grind on Main Street.  Chris Chandler, special projects manager at Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, said they hop...

Letter from the Editor: Here’s to staying local

Madysen McLain will be the Roots editor for summer and fall 2020.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor

May 11, 2020

My journey with The Daily Evergreen began in August 2018. I didn't think an informational meeting and a chance to get free pizza would quickly turn into an experience I would never forget.  Since then, I have written for the news section, helped lead a section as deputy news editor, and wrote for Ro...

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