The Daily Evergreen

‘I feel like everything was torn away from me’

Pullman High School graduate Devon Jones did not believe the pandemic would affect her the way it did. Next year, she plans on attending Whitworth University on a full-ride academic scholarship.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

When public schools across Washington moved to virtual learning in March, the high school class of 2020 missed out on many of their last memories.  Ashlie Arrell graduated from Pullman High School on June 12 with plans of attending Spokane Falls Community College at the Pullman campus to get an associ...

GUIDE: Canceled, postponed events in Whitman County

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many local events will be canceled for this summer, while others plan for a fall date.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

As the Palouse shifts to the summer heat, people had to be creative with how they spend their time as annual events in Whitman County are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Braydon Miner moved to Pullman in late 2019. He said he was looking forward to getting more involved with local events plan...

Student-athletes return for voluntary training

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department expects most football players will return for training.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

WSU student-athletes were allowed to return to Pullman for voluntary workouts this week. In an online press conference on June 11, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said they expected a handful of student-athletes to report for the workouts. They also expected a majority of the football players to be ...

Educate Yourself: Black Lives Matter protests

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JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

June 19, 2020

The important thing to remember about these protests is that none of this is happening in a bubble. The anger and frustration that we’re seeing today isn’t just spurred by recent police killings, but of a general frustration Black people have had in America over the value of their lives. These ...

New regulations change scope of WSU’s Title IX jurisdiction

Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation, said the new Title IX regulations decrease the number of complaints that are considered Title IX cases.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education’s updated Title IX regulations to narrow Title IX cases and decrease cases that would require an institution’s response. Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation, discussed the new regulations during CRCI’s online forum o...

School district creates task force to manage fall reopening

Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator, said the task force is split into nine committees, each with a different focus.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

Pullman Public Schools created a task force to ensure fall reopening goes smoothly and meets all state guidelines.  The task force is made up of nine committees, each with a different focus, said Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator.  These focuses include finance ...

Pullman Civic Theatre hosts virtual plays

Actor Matt Maw reads from a script during a 2016 readers theater production titled, “The Woman in Black.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

If you ask, Mike Long may tell you about the time he killed someone with an umbrella.  Well, not really.  As a sound effect designer, producer, writer and director for the Pullman Civic Theatre, Long is used to finding unusual ways of setting the sounds of a story.  If the script calls for ...

Kenworthy sells over 34,000 videos in collection

The Kenworthy auditorium is full of over 34,000 films, which employees are sorting into at least 20 different genres.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow is selling over 30,000 videos from Main Street Video Co-Op, which recently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “After conversations with us, they felt like we were the best relationship to work with to make sure those films don’t end up on eBay or don’...

City council adopts pool house improvements

Modifications will be made to Reaney Pool. This includes improved men’s and women’s shower stalls, as well as an accessible restroom stall.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

The Pullman Lodging Tax Advisory Committee did not approve the city council grant to make changes to Main Street, which were discussed at the last council meeting. Councilmember Pat Wright said the denial was likely due to the difficulty of maintaining the parklets during the summer.  Wright said the...

Pullman police officials outline policies, policing philosophy

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said officers attended a week-long training on use of force after the department was scrutinized for using force on a former WSU football player in 2017.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

In Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins' open letter, he wrote that he is committed to holding himself and his department accountable so the tragedy in Minneapolis will not repeat itself in Pullman. “Condemnation of unacceptable conduct by law enforcement officers is not enough,” Jenkins wrote. “Law ...

Survey finds pandemic strengthens bonds between humans, pets

Survey participants reported looking forward to spending time with their pets each day. No one reported taking care of a pet felt like extra work.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

Humans are relying more on their pets for companionship, hope and a sense of purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent surveys about human-animal interactions. A team of five researchers, including Phyllis Erdman, executive associate dean of WSU’s College of Education, surveyed ove...

Parking permits, meter payments now required on campus

The WSU Transportation Services will begin fining drivers Wednesday if they do not have parking passes or if their meter is empty.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

WSU Transportation Services is now requiring drivers to pay meters and use parking permits on campus.  Chris Boyan, associate director for WSU Transportation Services, said the department stopped requiring meter payment and parking permits when the stay-at-home order was issued. However, some parking ...

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