The Daily Evergreen

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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