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Hospital discusses visitor guidelines, mental health

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners discussed new guidelines for hospital visitors of terminal patients, the current financial status of the hospital and COVID-19 effects on mental health...

The art pieces displayed in fall 2021 will be different mediums, including ceramics, sculptures, drawings, digital media and photography.

WSU Museum of Art awards $2,500 to 20 Washington artists

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

The WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art awarded 20 artists $2,500 each for their artwork depicting social justice and systemic racism. Artists in Washington were allowed to submit artwork expressing...

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can help plants absorb light and water. They expand the plant’s root zone and act as a biofertilizer.

WSU Tri-Cities researchers use fungi to replace chemical fertilizers

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

A team at WSU Tri-Cities is researching a type of fungus that could replace chemical fertilizers in crops. The team is working to see if applying inoculants that contain arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...

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 managing editor 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...

Marcus Poppen, assistant professor of special education, said his research team plans to use the money to learn about how partnering with employers and schools helps students prepare for life after college.

Grant funds employment opportunities for students receiving special education services

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

A team from the WSU College of Education received a two-year $300,000 grant to prepare students who receive special education services for employment after graduation.  Marcus Poppen, assistant professor...

Jefferson Elementary School PTA plans to use $2,500 to expand the school’s outdoor learning lab and garden.

Local nonprofits receive $5,000

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen managing editor November 9, 2020

Members of the Women’s Leadership Guild awarded four nonprofits a $5,000 grant each to support the health and wellness of women and children on the Palouse. In its six years of awarding grants, the...

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted...

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant. It will be used to fund officer training and mobile radios.

Fire department receives grant for training

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 27, 2020

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from a FEMA grant, which will fund officer training and upgraded radio systems for firetrucks. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant covers most of the cost,...

This is the second time WSU has received money to fund ATLAS, a teacher preparation grant.

WSU given $4 million to fund future teacher, STEM, veteran programs

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor August 26, 2020

WSU received $4 million in grants from the federal government for programs for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities. The grants fund programs for students who are STEM...

Grant applicants must prove that the funding will help minimize costs for students and the material created is sustainable for future use.

Grant allows instructors to create affordable class materials

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 22, 2020

The Affordable Learning Grant is awarding five WSU faculty members $4,500 to develop open educational resources for students that will lower the cost of course materials.  Rebecca Van de Vord, assistant...

Community Action Center Executive Director Jeff Guyett said CAC worked with the county to allocate $80,000 from the Community Development Block Grant for small businesses.

Application available for small businesses to receive aid amid COVID-19

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 17, 2020

The Community Action Center is accepting applications for its second round of microenterprise grants. CAC Executive Director Jeff Guyett said the microenterprise grants come from the Community Development...

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