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Inslee declares drought emergency across state

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 16, 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency for the majority of the state on Wednesday. Seattle, Tacoma and Everett metropolitan areas are the only places excluded, according to a Washington State...

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 4, 2021

Whitman County will stay in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan for at least the next two weeks.  All counties in Washington will remain in their current phases as part of a “two...

Some of the businesses that are eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness facilities and bowling alleys.

Small businesses to receive $500,000 from county

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief December 2, 2020

Whitman County will distribute $500,000 to small businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 safety and health state regulations.  Businesses eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness...

Because of the rising positive COVID-19 cases in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee imposes stricter safety regulations.

Inslee imposes new COVID-19 restrictions for four weeks

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor November 15, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The restrictions are in response to consistently increasing COVID-19 case counts, according to a press release...

John Schoettler, vice president for Global Real Estate and Facilities at Amazon and member of the WSU Board of Regents, said his prior job experience will help him in his new role as regent.

New regent to focus on learning his role before taking action

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 15, 2020

A WSU alumnus and Amazon executive has been appointed to the university’s Board of Regents. John Schoettler, vice president for Global Real Estate and Facilities at Amazon, was appointed to the position...

Whitman County will remain in Phase 3 indefinitely.

Statewide pause to Phase 4 transition will not change much for Whitman County

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 3, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced that counties in Washington will not be allowed to move to Phase 4. However, the decision will not change much for Whitman County. Statewide,...

Washington mask mandate starts Friday

Washington mask mandate starts Friday

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 24, 2020

All Washingtonians will be required to wear masks or facial coverings in public starting Friday, according to a public health order from Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Weisman. The mandate...

Individuals can check their eligibility and sign up for vaccinations on the state’s newly launched Phase Finder website.

Most remaining businesses now open in Phase 3

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 10, 2020

John Wiesman, Washington's Secretary of Health, approved Whitman County to enter Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Washington Plan on June 6. Phase 3 allows most remaining closed businesses...

WSU President Kirk Schulz sent an email to faculty and staff instructing them to prepare for budget cuts across each unit and department.

Faculty, staff told to prepare for 10 percent budget cut

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor May 20, 2020

WSU president Kirk Schulz sent an email on Tuesday to faculty and staff stating that each unit or department should prepare for a 10 percent budget cut.  Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and...

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee extended the emergency stay-at-home order until May 4, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The order will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 4, according to...

Pullman Transit adjusts routes to comply with state order

Pullman Transit adjusts routes to comply with state order

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2020

Pullman Transit will adjust routes until May because fewer people are riding buses. According to the press release, the Crimson Express and Gray Express routes will continue to operate with one less...

WSU cancels Moms Weekend, other university events

WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend, other university events

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter March 13, 2020

WSU canceled a number of university events in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on social gatherings of more than 250 people in some counties. Here is a list of canceled and postponed...

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