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Parking to switch to digital system

Parking to switch to digital system

EVELYN BOND, Evergreen reporter

July 2, 2018

WSU Transportation Services will implement license plate recognition, or LPR, in place of physical parking permits in 2019-2020. The new system will take pictures of license plate numbers on parked cars on campus through a mounted camera. The numbers will be sent and matched with a database of parking...

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 1, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited WSU on Monday as part of a tour of Eastern Washington and land grant universities with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA. Perdue began his tour in Spokane before making his way to Pullman, according to a press release. Once on campus, he walked through...

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 27, 2018

WSU will reopen Waller Hall this fall to house the largest freshman class in school history. A projected incoming class of over 4,300 students looking for on-campus housing caused the need for Waller Hall, which closed after the spring 2015 semester, to reopen, Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing ...

Community voices distrust in Maxwell

Community voices distrust in Maxwell

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 27, 2018

Members of the public, including a former multiple decade veteran of the Pullman School District, voiced concerns over the leadership of Superintendent Bob Maxwell and Assistant Superintendent Roberta Kramer at a meeting Wednesday night. A group of community members led by Margi Vogel, who retired...

Fans mad after RV passes sell out

Fans mad after RV passes sell out

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 20, 2018

Many WSU fans expressed frustration on the Die Hard Cougs Facebook page last week when the Cougar Athletic Fund announced parking passes for RV’s and campers for football games this upcoming season had sold out. The CAF sold out of RV parking passes June 11 after opening their availability June...

Phony video post has coach in crosshairs

Phony video post has coach in crosshairs

Editorial Board, The Daily Evergreen

June 20, 2018

WSU head football coach Mike Leach made a mistake this weekend — he didn’t check his source. Leach sent out a tweet Sunday asking people to share their thoughts on a video of former President Barack Obama speaking in Brussels, Belgium, in 2014. The problem was the video was fake. The phony...

Leach tweets false video of former President, receives strong backlash

Leach tweets false video of former President, receives strong backlash

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 18, 2018

WSU head football coach Mike Leach created a stir on Twitter after tweeting out a fake video of former President Barack Obama insulting citizens' intelligence. Leach tweeted the video a little after 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, adding “Listen to this. Text your thoughts. There is a lot of disagreement...

Inslee discusses financial aid, voting

Inslee discusses financial aid, voting

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 13, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee visited Pullman as a part of a tour of broadband access across the state of Washington on Wednesday. Inslee said it is important for society and the economy for all Washington residents to have access to broadband connections, even those in more rural localities. He also spoke about...

Locals showcase talent at Moscow Artwalk

Locals showcase talent at Moscow Artwalk

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2018

The City of Moscow and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce have partnered for years to produce the Moscow Artwalk, a celebration of dozens of different art forms, hundreds of artists and nearly all of the local businesses in Moscow. City of Moscow Arts Director Kathleen Burns loves that the Artwalk brings...

Regents approve athletics budget plan

Regents approve athletics budget plan

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 8, 2018

The WSU Board of Regents unanimously approved all three parts of a new athletics budget plan designed to address the department's deficit in the coming years during a retreat Friday. The plan, which relies on student fee revenue more than doubling by fiscal year 2022, was designed to address a more...

Reaney Park Pool opens as summer kicks in

Reaney Park Pool opens as summer kicks in

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 6, 2018

Pullman will officially open the community pool at Reaney Park to the public this Saturday. City Recreation Manager Kurt Dahmen said the pool is a great place for the city’s youth and families to go during the warm months of the summer. “Hopefully our weather continues to cooperate and our seaso...

Pullman PD receives drone certification

Pullman PD receives drone certification

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 6, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the Pullman Police Department a Certificate of Authorization for drones. The certification, which carries the full name of “Public Agency small Unmanned Aircraft System Certificate of Authorization,” allows the department to license their officers inst...

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