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Whitman County confirms two deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms two deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 29, 2020

Two females over 80 years old have died from COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total deaths to 16. Thirteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the county’s total to 1,817 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the...

Playing in an empty stadium

This year’s football season will reduce the number of people in the stands of Martin Stadium from over 30,000 to just a handful. As of now, it has yet to be decided if close friends and family will be allowed to attend games.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Cougar football will be returning to Martin Stadium on Nov. 14, but it is going to look a lot different. Instead of playing in front of 30,000-plus fans jam-packed into the stadium, the players will be performing in front of largely empty seats. When the Pac-12 announced the return of the football season, it ...

Parking lots close on campus

WSU Transportation Services closed three Green 3 parking lots at the intersection of Columbia Street and Spokane Street, a Green 4 lot by the Chinook and a Green 5 lot on Ferdinand’s Lane.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

WSU has closed off parking lots and decreased snow maintenance around campus to save money. WSU Transportation Services closed three Green 3 parking lots at the intersection of Columbia Street and Spokane Street, a Green 4 lot by the Chinook and a Green 5 lot on Ferdinand’s Lane for the fall and...

Board to decide school reopening next month

One teacher is worried that students will not be able to follow safety measures like social distancing, while other teachers are advocating for hybrid learning for students.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Pullman Public School board members did not set a date for the reopening of grades K-5 during a board meeting on Wednesday, but expect to propose a start date during the next board meeting on Nov. 11.  Schools will not open before Nov. 9, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman Schools. The bo...

Greek, congregate housing under new guidance

Recently-introduced housing guidelines mandate that bedrooms should have no more than two people in them at any given time, and communal spaces should have no more than five people.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidelines for Greek and congregate housing at institutions of higher education, limiting the number of people allowed to live in a unit because of COVID-19. The guidance went into effect Oct. 20. “The governor is concerned about increases in positive cases, ...

Whitman County confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 28, 2020

Twelve individuals tested positive for COVID-19. Of the new cases, one female is aged 0-19 years, and three females are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Two females and one male are aged 40-59 years. Two females and one male are aged 60-79 years. T...

WSU announces virtual fall commencement

WSU is using a platform called StageClip for the commencement ceremony, which will show the name, degree, photo, quote and an optional short video message for each student.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2020

Fall commencement will be held virtually on Dec. 12 for students in all WSU campuses.  This semester’s online program will more closely resemble the traditional commencement ceremony than the event in May, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications. The virtual celebration in Ma...

Professor to speak about dismantling racism

Using the viewpoints of medicine and academia can help people begin to understand the full spectrum of racism, said Thabiti Lewis, English professor and interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver. 

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2020

A WSU Vancouver professor will discuss how racism affects the field of medicine at an event 11 a.m. Oct. 29. The event “Dismantling Racism: The Game of Change” is part of an ongoing series hosted by WSU Tri-Cities. It will provide viewers with tools to approach systemic racism.   The wor...

County confirms one death, five new COVID-19 cases

County confirms one death, five new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

October 27, 2020

A male patient aged over 80 years died today, bringing the total of COVID-related deaths to 14. Five individuals tested positive for COVID-19 today, raising Whitman County’s total to 1,792 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  Of the new patients, one female is aged 1-19 years, according to the press release. One female and one male are aged ...

Voter registration must be conducted in person starting today

Voter registration must be completed in person either in Colfax or the CUB. Residents must wear masks and obey safety measures while registering.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2020

Starting today, Washington state voters can register in-person at Whitman County’s Election Office or The Student Voting Hub in the Compton Union Building. Oct. 26 was the last day to register to vote online. The election office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 304 N...

GPSA Senators discuss effects of canceled spring break, possible in-person classes

Research that impacts Native American tribes should be approved by the respective tribes, said Ken Lokensgard, assistant director of the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2020

GPSA senators discussed the effects not having a spring break will have on graduate students during Monday night’s meeting. Samantha Edgerton, doctoral student in history, said her group of GPSA members are concerned not having a spring break is a loss for graduate students that use the break to c...

Whitman County confirms two deaths, 18 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms two deaths, 18 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 23, 2020

One female and one male older than 80 years old died from COVID-19, which marks 12 deaths in the county. Eighteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the county’s total to 1,733 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the new cases, one female and four mal...

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