The Daily Evergreen

Gov. Jay Inslee visits campus, discusses COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee walks out of the CUB following his meeting with WSU administration, including President Kirk Schulz, on Thursday.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee met with university, community and student leaders Thursday at the Compton Union Building to discuss Pullman’s increased COVID-19 case count and WSU’s response to the pandemic. WSU is learning lessons about how to operate during a pandemic that can be applied statewide, such a...

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 ...

Councilmembers approve technology updates for police

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department's five-year agreement with Axon Enterprise will expire soon. The agreement supplies the department with body-worn cameras, in-car cameras and other technology services.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2020

Editor's Note: Coverage from the Aug. 11 meeting is included at the bottom of the article.  Pullman City Council approved an agreement with Axon Enterprise to provide and update body-worn cameras, in-car cameras and other technology services for the Pullman Police Department during its meeting Tue...

Pullman faces economic uncertainty, city finance director says

Councilmember Al Sorenson said he noticed problems with spacing between barriers and parking spots in the pop-up parking trial.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 29, 2020

The City of Pullman may face a 12 percent drop in revenue in the coming months, but city officials said they expected worse after months of economic slowdown.  Financial update 2020 Pullman Finance Director Mike Urban gave a presentation during Tuesday’s virtual city council meeting on the fi...

Mural in solidarity with BLM movement draws support from residents

Local activists spoke about painting a mural downtown at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

A proposal from the Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter for a mural in downtown Pullman received support from several city officials though no vote was made on the topic. Jason Kennedy, Pullman resident and activist, said the mural is intended to express support for the Black Lives Matt...

Local BLM activists, police chief respond to memo about march for racial equality

The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter organized a protest on June 12. The Pullman Police Chief issued a memo about the demonstration.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

A local Black Lives Matter group criticized a memo by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, stating it mischaracterized the organization and discouraged people from attending its march on June 12. The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter sent a letter to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on June 18 clarifyin...

Grab-and-go meals available through summer for children, teenagers

Richard Carbonneau, Pullman High School food service employee, stands in front of grab-and-go lunches. The meals are available for pick-up at Jefferson Elementary School.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

The Pullman Public School District is continuing to provide grab-and-go meals to children and teenagers aged 1-18 after receiving funding for the Summer Food Service Program from the United States Department of Agriculture.  Nutrition Services Supervisor Jessie Campbell said the Summer Food Service Progr...

City council plans for bus surveillance improvements, in-person meetings

Councilmember Al Sorenson asked whether the monitoring and video surveillance system has failed. His question was answered with an affirmative.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The Pullman City Council rejected a bid 6-1 that would resurface streets near Pioneer Hill because the bid did not satisfy requirements to hire more construction firms owned by members of underserved communities to work on local projects.  The naysayer was councilmember Al Sorensen.  Before the...

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 ...

City workers adjust to uncertainties with employment

Joanna Bailey, director of Neill Public Library, said none of the library employees have been laid off, but the majority have been furloughed.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19 shutdowns, many staff members working for the City of Pullman have been furloughed until further notice. Furloughed employees work reduced hours but maintain benefits. Joanna Bailey, director of Neill Public Library, said 25 out of 28 library employees have been furloughed, but none hav...

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