The Daily Evergreen

Financial recovery top issue discussed by city officials, residents

Councilmember Brandon Chapman says many businesses have put good practices in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

Pullman public officials said the city is concerned about a drop in sales tax revenue from restrictions brought about by COVID-19 during a virtual town hall Tuesday. Mike Urban, Pullman director of finance and administrative services, said the city does not know how much money it might have lost since th...

Local churches, mosque adjust to ‘new reality’ of COVID-19

A sign outside the Pullman Islamic Center after COVID-19 pushed Gov. Jay Inslee to order residents to stay home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

When Gov. Jay Inslee issued the executive order to stay home, it left religious leaders questioning how they would conduct their day-to-day services. “I think all of the churches feel the ache of not being together physically,” said Ern Menocal, lead pastor for the Hills Church in Pullman. The...

Stay-Home order may last longer than May 4, Inslee says

Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

Though the spread of COVID-19 is declining in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a speech Tuesday night that officials do not know what the process of lifting restrictions will look like yet. There are many restrictions that cannot end by May 4, the day when the stay-at-home order is supposed to be li...

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....

Book delivery service suspended

Joanna Bailey, director of Neill Public Library, says the library stopped the service to comply with Gov. Jay Inslee's order.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

The Neill Public Library has halted all onsite operations, as well as the home book delivery service due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay at home order. Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, said Pullman community members with library cards still have access to more than 100,000 books and movie...

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home order on Monday for all Washington residents in response to a growing number of COVID-19 cases statewide. Among those exempt from the order are members of the "essential workforce" in various critical areas such as healthcare, energy and communication. Inslee's ...

Several Pullman bars switch to delivery, to-go only systems

Rico's Pub Owner Tawny Szumlas says to-go orders spike around lunch and dinnertime but are low for the rest of the day.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Local restaurants and bars in Pullman have had to look for ways to deal with COVID-19 after the governor ordered that restaurants no longer serve customers in-store. Many of them are switching to to-go only or delivery-only service. Travis O’Dell, owner of The Land, said they were closed all of last ...

Public services change in wake of COVID-19

Library Director Joanna Bailey says the library will be able to sign people up for library cards over the phone and all online resources remain available.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Many public organizations in Pullman changed how they operate in the wake of multiple positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Neill Public Library Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, said the library building is closed to the public and all online services remain available. People can also reg...

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

WSU students received an alert at 9 p.m. Monday night saying WSU Pullman has received “personal reports” of positive COVID-19 tests. According to the alert, there have been no official reports of positive tests at WSU.  WSU will contact people who may have been exposed to individuals who test posit...

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced in a press conference Monday evening that a statewide “stay-at-home” order will be in effect for at least the next two weeks.  All gatherings and non-essential outings are prohibited, Inslee said. Going to the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office are consi...

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2020

WSU students received an email Thursday morning directing them to stay at their permanent off-campus residences if possible because access to food and healthcare is limited in Pullman. Students who are currently in Pullman or have an immediate need to return are allowed to be in Pullman, the ema...

Bill would require sex ed for K-12

Shannon Focht, communications coordinator for Pullman Public Schools, said the school district is not prepared to speak about Senate Bill 5395, which would apply to public schools.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Legislation that would mandate sex education in Washington public schools was sent to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk where he will decide whether to sign it into law. Senate Bill 5395 would require public schools to provide an age-appropriate sexual health education for K-12 students. Current Washington law does not require school districts t...

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