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New regent to focus on learning his role before taking action

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.

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 by Gov. Jay Inslee. He started his appointment July 1. "I think that Washington State Univ...

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

Whitman County will remain in Phase 3 indefinitely.

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, there has been an increase in coronavirus cases, said Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Healt...

Washington mask mandate starts Friday

Washington mask mandate starts Friday

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

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 applies to all indoor public spaces and outdoor public spaces where social distancing is difficult, acco...

Most remaining businesses now open in Phase 3

Whitman County entered Phase 3 on June 6. Several business are still closed, awaiting opening guidelines from the governor's office.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

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 to reopen once they can meet safety guidelines from the governor’s office.  Whitman County has ...

Faculty, staff told to prepare for 10 percent budget cut

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

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

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 communication, said this is in response to direction from Gov. Jay Inslee who said each state agen...

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 the announcement. This means Tuesday, May 5 will be the first day since March 23 — when the order began — that nonessential business will be open. ...

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 bus each, at 30-minute frequencies. The Coffee route will be suspended because some stops are shared by the Silver ...

WSU cancels Mom’s 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 events as well as some that are still happening as of March 14: Canceled: Mom’s Weekend ...

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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