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This summer's BLM protests called the abolishment of police into question. Is it an option?

OPINION: Police abolishment is a multifaceted issue

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer. Since then, anti-police and pro-police protests have become prominent in America. As some cities like Seattle move toward abolishing the police,...

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

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

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter July 2, 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...

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.

Pullman police officials outline policies, policing philosophy

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter June 16, 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...

Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman County are backing the application for transitioning Whitman County to Phase 2.

Orientation, summer classes move online

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter April 16, 2020

WSU administrators have decided to move the first few orientation sessions online due to the COVID-19 pandemic during a teleconference on Thursday. Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson said he is working with...

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said first responders need to know where COVID-19 patients are located so responders can protect themselves from potential exposure.

Officials share concerns about COVID-19 patients

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2020

As the health department in Whitman County continues to provide updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases, Pullman officials questioned its reasoning behind not releasing any identifying information during...

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are wearing personal protective equipment while on call.

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter March 25, 2020

Pullman Fire, Pullman Police and WSU Police are practicing new protocols and following guidelines that include social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Pullman Fire Pullman Fire...

City declared state of emergency by mayor

City declared state of emergency by mayor

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter March 12, 2020

Mayor Glenn Johnson declared a State of Emergency for the City of Pullman as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread.  According to a press release issued by Pullman Police Department, the emergency...

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