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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 ...

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, ...

Councilmembers propose use of raw sewage technology

The non-invasive technology can measure the condition of a sewage pipe, said Kevin Gardes, councilmember and Pullman public works director.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Councilmembers discussed reducing possible exposure to COVID-19  from raw sewage by using non-invasive technology during a city council meeting on Tuesday.  The technology can measure the condition of a sewage pipe, said Kevin Gardes, councilmember and Pullman public works director.  This wou...

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...

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...

WSU students help conduct COVID-19 testing in Yakima

Testing is being done at a mobile dental clinic. People can drive up and receive testing from medical professionals who are outside the clinic. 

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2020

A student with the WSU College of Nursing in Yakima is helping conduct COVID-19 testing for Yakima residents.  Yakima was a COVID-19 hotspot during the summer, said Lisa Vickers, Yakima campus director of  WSU College of Nursing. The Yakima County Health District contacted the Washington State Depar...

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...

Whitman County confirms one death, 24 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms one death, 24 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 22, 2020

One female over 80 years old has died, which marks the tenth death from COVID-19. Twenty-four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total number of cases to 1,715, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the new cases, four females and one ma...

Students react to spring break cancelation

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double major in pre-law political science and philosophy. "I’m definitely going to have things to do o...

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