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Registration open for virtual hackathon

The 24-hour virtual Hack-a-House event will encourage university students to create ways to make housing more affordable nationwide.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

WSU is co-sponsoring a 24-hour virtual Hack-a-House event where students can improve affordable housing in the U.S. by creating policies and design elements.  The event educates students about issues and concerns around affordable housing, said Ryan Smith, director of WSU’s School of Design and Con...

Ask Emma: What should I do about my apartment?

Ask Emma gives advice to those who want to live in apartment this year. You can find a place through WSU Free & For Sale pages, as well as Reddit.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

August 24, 2020

Dear Emma, Hello! With all of the troubles going on with WSU announcing the move to online classes, I am struggling quite a bit with my apartment situation. Thinking ahead of time, I applied for an apartment early on and got it.  However, now that I do not actually need to be there in person,...

Housing market slows during usual peak time of sales

In Whitman County, buyers can now visit potential homes one-on-one with a realtor rather than looking at pictures online.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

With COVID-19 impacting many aspects of life, people are still buying houses and signing apartment leases. The housing market slowed down because of the shutdown. This is typically the busiest time of year to sell a house, said Michael Gordon, owner and broker at Summit Realty Northwest. “The...

‘A therapist at heart’: Sojourners’ Alliance director says farewell

Steve Bonnar, retired director for Sojourners' Alliance, plays with his Great Pyrenees dog, Moose.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

When Rebecca Rucker moved to Washington from California with her son, they were homeless with nowhere to go until they found Sojourners’ Alliance.  There she met Steve Bonnar, who later offered her a job at the organization. Rucker now works at Sojourners’ Alliance as an intake specialist to ...

Tracking butterflies with convicts: A WSU research story

Two monarch butterflies feed on a Blazing Star plant at the USDA Forest Service's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, Friday, Sept. 1, 2006.

BY HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2014

Max security prisoners located at the Washington State Penitentiary are setting butterflies free this week.David James, Ph.D., is an entomologist at Washington State University, has inmates volunteering to participate in one of his studies.The inmates recently began releasing the butterflies in the or...

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