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Annual sales tax revenue decreased from 2020 because of the cancellation of certain events like WSU football games, Mom’s Weekend and graduation, said Mike Urban, Pullman city director of finance & administrative services. Typically those events generate about $300,000.

City administrator gives financial overview 

KIARA DOYAL April 21, 2021

The City of Pullman and League of Women Voters of Pullman discussed how COVID-19 impacted city finances for the year during a meeting Tuesday afternoon. “Having to live through a time of all of these...

Students can request food, safe-sex supplies and sanitary products in their go-bag for pickup or delivery.

Food pantry, go-bags available to students during winter break

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students struggling with food insecurity will have in-person access to WSU’s Office for Access and Opportunity Food Pantry, and can also request go-bags for pickup or delivery over winter break.  The...

People can get wellness kits at the Whitman County Library. About 800 kits were created.

Whitman County Library creates wellness kits to promote healthy living

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

Whitman County Library is using a $10,000 grant from Innovia Foundation to create wellness kits for children, adults and seniors.  Teen innovations librarian Nichole Kopp said the library staff created...

The Hillside and CUB Marketplaces closed Nov. 20.

Hillside, CUB marketplaces likely to remain closed in spring

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

The Hillside and CUB marketplaces are unlikely to reopen during spring.  The marketplaces closed Nov. 20 because of budget constraints caused by COVID-19, said Jaqui LaCroix, associate manager for...

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief December 4, 2020

WSU will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for students at Cougar Health Services and at the National Guard site. Officials decided to bill students’ insurance for tests at CHS earlier this...

WSU received a $39 million budget cut because of the pandemic, said Colleen Kerr, vice president of external affairs and government relations and chief legislative officer for WSU. 

Faculty Senate discuss financial effects of COVID-19

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 20, 2020

WSU Faculty Senate members discussed Washington’s new salary threshold, which can exempt some employees from receiving overtime pay, during a meeting Thursday.  Lisa Gehring, WSU assistant vice...

Division of Student Affairs lays off 19 employees

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 20, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs will eliminate more than 70 positions to satisfy budget cuts outlined by WSU President Kirk Schulz, which university officials discussed in an all-staff division meeting...

As of Monday, the National Guard has administered 3,226 COVID-19 tests for students, faculty members and staff.

National Guard to stay longer

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen managing editor November 19, 2020

The National Guard will stay in Pullman to help with COVID-19 testing one month longer than expected, until Dec. 17. The extended date will increase testing capacity for WSU and enable students to...

Fifteen former Pullman Public Schools students transferred to the Colfax or Colton school districts to attend in-person learning.

School district faces long-term effects after losing students

MATT HOLM November 18, 2020

The loss of students Pullman Public Schools is experiencing will have a long-term effect on the district.  Fifteen students transferred out of the district the day after the school board voted to delay...

The Pullman community has done a great job of supporting local businesses, said Marie Dymkoski, executive director of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.

Pullman businesses at risk of closing

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 2, 2020

Pullman businesses could close in the upcoming months if sales do not improve. People are staying home because of increasing COVID-19 cases, and there was no influx of visitors during September, said...

WSU submitted a capital budget request for $139,400,000 to the state, which will finance 10 projects, said Kate Kamerrer, WSU executive director of facilities, finance and building services.

WSU submits biennial budget proposal for 2021-23

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 19, 2020

WSU submitted a $422.1 million budget proposal for 2021-23, which will finance the construction and renovation of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus. The proposal includes the capital and operating...

Zip's Drive-In fined for mask mandate violations

Zip’s Drive-In fined for mask mandate violations

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 9, 2020

Zip’s Drive-In in Colfax was fined $1,800 by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries for three violations regarding the governor’s public health orders. The restaurant did not require...

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