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Police committee to host open forum discussing policies, community concerns

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins hopes the Black Lives Summit will help determine what the department needs to work on.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2020

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee is organizing a Black Lives Summit in November allowing the community to voice its concerns to the Pullman Police Department. Pullman PD will communicate what its policies are during the summit. This includes sharing changes the department is trying to make in cons...

WSU tree researchers attempt to prevent Little Cherry Disease

Scott Harper, WSU assistant professor of virology, examines diseased cherries, which can be small and bitter.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2020

WSU scientists and cherry growers are finding new ways to prevent Little Cherry Disease, an infection that spreads between trees and can significantly decrease fruit yield.  When a tree growing fruit with pits, such as cherries or peaches, is infected with the disease, the only known way to keep i...

New podcast from SEL to explain science topics

David Whitehead, host of Schweitzer Drive podcast, has made episodes with guests covering electrical power technology and business startups.

ASHLIE OXFORD, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories created a new podcast aiming to turn complicated subjects, such as technology, business startups and engineering, into comprehensible information for the average listener. Four episodes have been released, including an introduction to the podcast, said David W...

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 ...

‘We are still here, we still care’

As part of a virtual Week of Welcome this fall, multicultural groups from across campus met together to provide resources to incoming and current students. Some of the groups include the African American Student Center and STEM support programs.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

As students navigate online learning, multicultural student groups and WSU leaders are collaborating to provide the same level of resources to students.  The Office of Multicultural Student Services worked with campus organizations to provide a virtual Week of Welcome through Conexion. Conexion serves...

POCCMB creates space for students, musicians of color

Sarina Sharpe and Miguel Carroll founded POCCMB after feeling dissatisfied with how Cougar Marching Band handled race issues.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

For Cougar Marching Band section leaders Miguel Carroll and Sarina Sharpe, racial issues do not stop when they step onto the field to perform at halftime.  “It’s very awkward when you’re put in a group of people who do not believe in you because of the way you are,” Carroll said. Carroll...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Kellyanne Gone-away

Trump’s senior counselor has officially left the White House after four years of service, leaving behind a fractured cabinet, a White House in pre-election turmoil and an open counselor spot.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 27, 2020

Kellyanne Conway has quit. In an administration that cycled through cabinet members like Spinal Tap went through drummers, Trump’s senior counselor managed to keep her spot from 2016 onward. She lasted through Robert Mueller’s investigation, Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing and countless...

Whitman County libraries open to public again

Community members used the Whitman County Library as a gathering space, but with COVID-19 restrictions, staff members are getting creative with how to provide books to patrons.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

After months of offering only online resources, the Whitman County libraries announced it will reopen all 14 branches across the county. While the libraries are reopening, the services offered are limited to comply with state guidelines. Services will be limited to curbside pickup, a grab-and-go service and...

Spike in COVID-19 cases causes uncertainty, shutdowns for local businesses

Don’s Midway Grocery plans to reopen when there are fewer COVID-19 cases.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2020

Several local businesses closed or adjusted hours after Whitman County Public Health reported more than 100 positive cases of COVID-19 within four days. This follows several warnings from WSU and local public health officials that Pullman has become a coronavirus hot spot.  Don’s Midway Grocery closed indefinitely, ...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: meet the candidates

The candidates are official as Donald Trump squares off against Joe Biden.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 26, 2020

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” - Dante, “Inferno” (canto 3, line 9) Across the country, the ears of thousands of low-lives, human scum and villains out of a Dickens novel are perking up, as if responding to some hidden frequency. Lawyers, accountants, pundits and other people you ...

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...

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