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Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

July 11, 2019

Community groups will host a vigil 7 p.m. Friday at Pine Street Plaza as a protest to the treatment of immigrant detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Community Congregational United Church of Christ and Palouse ProActive will take part in Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention...

Restoring Nez Perce language for future generations

Restoring Nez Perce language for future generations

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen News editor

July 3, 2019

The Nez Perce Tribe and Lapwai School District in Idaho have made several efforts in restoring the tribe's language through programs to regain what has been lost and give the language to the younger generations. Mary Walker, an English teacher at Lapwai High School who has been teaching for about...

Pullman School District addresses mental health

Pullman School District addresses mental health

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

A classroom space designed to give elementary students more outdoor exposure will be completed for the upcoming school year at Jefferson Elementary. The fundraising chair for the project said one of its benefits it will help improve the mental health of students following a Pullman High School student’s...

Food bank services hindered

Food bank services hindered

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

Food insecurity programs are facing barriers this summer that prevent children and families from receiving food in Whitman County. Paige Collins, executive director for the Council on Aging and Human Services, said the biggest challenge is to make reliable meal programs and food pantries available...

WSU students provide healthcare in Peru

WSU students provide healthcare in Peru

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

WSU nursing and pharmacy students in Spokane partnered with the People of Peru project to set up five free clinics in Peru. These clinics would provide health care assistance to impoverished individuals and families. Paul Opp, president of the People of Peru project, said they are an independent organization...

“Straight pride” ignores why Pride began

“Straight pride” ignores why Pride began

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

June 27, 2019

Pride parades are a uniquely inclusive events that not only connects LGBTQ+ people to their communities, but allows for visibility for those who used to be forced into hiding. Rainbows, parades and glitter decorate the streets as queer people of every description finally celebrate. Yet this year more...

County poverty rate rises above state

County poverty rate rises above state

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

Whitman County has more than double the percentage of households living in poverty than the state average, according to a study from United for ALICE. Across Washington, about 10.9 percent of households live below the federal poverty line, and in Whitman County, it is 27.7 percent, according to the study. Nationa...

People, their dogs run for animals on Palouse

People, their dogs run for animals on Palouse

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

The ninth annual Paw-louse 5K Fun Run and Walk will kick off June 29 near University of Idaho campus to raise operating costs for animals in the community. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Tara Wimer, executive director of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSoP), said...

Advocate works to empower everyone

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 27, 2019

Nearly a decade ago, Jennifer Evan Tess Murray moved from Maine to Pullman for graduate school to study sociology. Murray, now 41, has worked as a program coordinator at the WSU Women*s Center for over three years. Murray, who identifies as a genderqueer lesbian and uses they/them/their pronouns,...

‘I am Colin’: How one local lost family ties and regained them

‘I am Colin’: How one local lost family ties and regained them

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen news editor

June 20, 2019

Colin Krikac left his mother's religious home at age 14 over his sexuality. Nine years later, Colin and his mom have found connection again, but they still have healing to do. Krikac said, though coming out as gay changed his life, it doesn't define him. “Reality is that my sexuality is not who...

Tuition increase of 2.4 percent across WSU campuses

Tuition increase of 2.4 percent across WSU campuses

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

June 20, 2019

WSU's Board of Regents approved a 2.4 percent tuition increase earlier this month during a Tri-Cities campus retreat. The increase is supposed to aid graduate students' and staff’s increased living expenses and health insurance. Washington law allows universities to set tuition rates for their students...

Becoming Tegan

Becoming Tegan

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 20, 2019

Tegan Horan arrived at WSU in 2005. Since then, she helped develop a club for LGBTQ+ graduate students, studied abroad, and earned four degrees. Horan, 32, is a transgender and queer woman. She came out to her parents when she was in high school, but had not started the transition process. In her...

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