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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...

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 ...

Orientation, summer classes move online

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.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 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 Gov. Jay Inslee to open some local businesses in Pullman to help the affected business community....

Officials share concerns about COVID-19 patients

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.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 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 the online city council meeting Tuesday night. Councilmember Brandon Chapman said he knows of other counties that...

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

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

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 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 Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are carrying gloves, masks and eye protection. They also sometimes carry...

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 declaration describes potential future assistance in regards to COVID-19. Gary Jenkins, Pullman...

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