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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories employs some out-of-state residents, who are affected by the new tax, as some of them live near the Washington-Idaho border.

New WA Long-Term CARES Tax to affect Idaho SEL employees

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2021

The Washington Cares Act, originally passed in 2019, will include a new tax on earned income beginning Jan. 1, 2022.  Marie Dymkoski, Pullman Chamber of Commerce executive director, said the Washington...

Khadijah Butler (right) moved back home to Las Vegas mid-spring semester to help her mother (left) run errands so her mother  can avoid possible COVID-19 exposure.

Student feels ripple of financial hardships amid pandemic

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 4, 2021

One WSU senior counted on a Pell Grant to cover a chunk of her tuition, like in previous years. However, when she looked over her financial aid package this semester, she still had a $4,000 bill to pay. In...

Chris Skidmore, interim director of Whitman County Public Health said he is hoping to scale up the clinics to meet the need for about 1,000 to 1,500 vaccinations per day.

WSU, Whitman County planning for mass vaccination sites

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU could possibly serve as a mass vaccination site as Whitman County moves through the vaccination phases.   University officials have submitted a request to Washington state asking permission...

Some of the businesses that are eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness facilities and bowling alleys.

Small businesses to receive $500,000 from county

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief December 2, 2020

Whitman County will distribute $500,000 to small businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 safety and health state regulations.  Businesses eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness...

A runway is being constructed at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. The airport will begin construction on a new terminal next year.

Local airport receives million-dollar grant for new terminal

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter October 2, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport was awarded about $1 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new terminal. The new terminal is necessary because the old terminal was undersized...

Councilmember Al Sorenson said he was okay with not using CARES Act money on a marketing plan for Pullman, but that the city needed to prioritize helping businesses. 

City Council will not spend CARES money on marketing plan

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

Pullman City Council unanimously approved the updated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding expenses during its Tuesday virtual meeting.  The council decided against spending any...

From Aug. 19 to Sept. 1, Pullman Regional Hospital conducted 1,687 COVID-19 tests, and 418 results were positive. PRH conducted an average of 121 tests per day.

Drastic spike of COVID-19 cases impacts local hospital’s testing process

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 9, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital increased its testing in its COVID-19 Testing Center due to the return of WSU students in the community. The drive-thru center, which is a trailer situated at the back of PRH...

Kelly Demand and her team looked through grant applications. She said they

Crimson Community Grants provide emergency funding for students

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 24, 2020

Nearly 800 students received funding from the Crimson Community Grant project, which distributed more than $500,000 worth of funding in partnership with BECU. Each recipient was given between $200 and...

Phil Weiler, WSU's Vice President for Marketing and Communications, wrote in an email that WSU is not a direct party in the lawsuit.

WSU official submits declaration supporting lawsuit against DOE

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter June 8, 2020

A WSU official filed a declaration in support of the Washington state attorney general’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education.  Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit states...

Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and communications, said the money awarded to each student ranged from $500 to $1,500 depending on their financial situation.

CARES Act funding split between students, university

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 20, 2020

WSU received $21.76 million from the CARES Act, and the money will be split between students and the university’s COVID-19 expenses.  Brian Dixon, assistant vice president of Student Financial Services,...

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