The Daily Evergreen

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

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. 

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 by the Washington state fires.  Incumbent Dean Kinzer and business owner Tom Handy answered each...

Mayor allows businesses to expand onto sidewalks, with unclear results

Marie Dymkoski, executive director at the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, said businesses that want to expand onto sidewalks and parking lots have to apply through the Pullman Planning Commission.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2020

Local businesses can apply to extend outdoor seating onto public sidewalks and private parking lots. Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson issued the emergency declaration after the effects of the recent coronavirus spike threatened the longevity of restaurants and bars in Pullman.  “This is not to circumvent any kind of governor’s orders. This ...

Lumberyard Foodhall closes; building available for sale, lease

The Lumberyard Foodhall went up for lease this week. The space was listed for $2.4 million.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

The Lumberyard Foodhall went up for lease this week, said Marie Dymkoski, executive director of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. The food hall opened in late 2018.  The business, which occupies the Pullman Building Supply storage space, was listed for sale for $2.4 million by Kiemle & Hagood Co...

The Coug shuts down after customer tests positive for COVID-19

The Coug will be closed indefinitely after a customer was confirmed with having COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

The Coug closed indefinitely after a customer tested positive for the virus. Lance Lijewski, social media manager of The Coug, said the business shut down operations immediately and are taking measures behind the scenes to ensure employees did not contract the virus.  The business does not ...

Cab drivers reflect on uncertainty of business

College Cabs employees disinfect their cabs after each passenger exits. Drivers handle cards with gloves or wipes to protect themselves and their passengers. Drivers also talk to passengers to make them comfortable.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

As the fear of the coronavirus spreads, gig economy workers ruminate in the uncertainty of the future.  Rob Borden, owner of College Cabs and Auto Repair at the Hive, said he has seen over an 80 percent reduction in revenue for College Cabs. The company combined its drivers into fewer vehi...

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