The Daily Evergreen

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Keeping local music alive

Music professor Alexander Horace Young helped create

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

As seniors in Pullman miss in-person graduation, student musicians and their instructors are finding web-based ways of artistic expression. Both WSU and Pullman High School pioneered paths for students to publish their musical content online. For music professor Gabriel Condon and PHS music teac...

Murrow senior, student leader looks to future in California

Murrow senior, student leader looks to future in California

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

In her time at WSU, Ariana Andrade has served as president of the Association of Women in Communications, worked as Murrow Ambassador for two years straight, and has worked to improve the Murrow College and WSU community. Andrade transferred to WSU two years ago from Cypress College in Cypress, Cali...

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