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WSU admin urged to take action for racist comments made by student

“If they are not doing that, then we're going to have to go ahead and hold up a petition and be an advocate to make sure that the student is no longer on campus,” ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: The Daily Evergreen recognizes that the social media post depict screenshots with graphic language. It was added to provide validity and context to the story. Please view at your own risk. WSU students called for action from university administration after screenshots of a student'...

Whitman County deals with unemployment fraud

People who have been victim to unemployment fraud should file a report with the local police department, says Pullman Chief of Police.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

Some Whitman County residents have filed claims about unemployment fraud in the area.  Local law enforcement have turned the claims over to Secret Service agencies and the FBI, Gary Jenkins, Pullman Chief of Police, said while addressing the issue May 26 in an online city hall. Sgt. Chris Chap...

‘I shouldn’t have to put it on a sign for people to know that I’m worthy of life’

Community members met Sunday evening at the Gladish Community & Cultural Center to protest the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis.

JAYCE CARRAL and ANGELICA RELENTE

May 31, 2020

A demonstrator waved a pole with the American flag hung upside-down. People waved posters that read “I can’t breathe” and “A riot is the language of the unheard” in the air. About 100 demonstrators marched through downtown Pullman on Sunday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter mov...

‘We won’t have that in our community’

Pullman community members protest the death of George Floyd on Saturday evening at Cougar Plaza.

SYDNEY BROWN and LUKE HUDSON

May 30, 2020

Pouring rain and strikes of lightning did not deter protesters from Cougar Plaza during an anti-police-violence demonstration organized by local activists Saturday evening.  Several Pullman residents across all age groups appeared on the sidewalk of Cougar Plaza for the demonstration. Signs, dampened...

Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes

Tawny Szumlas, owner of Rico’s Pub, said employees and customers are following COVID-19 regulations, which includes wearing protection gear like masks.

CHERYL AARNIO and SYDNEY BROWN

May 22, 2020

As Phase 2 kicks off in Pullman, businesses in town must adapt to a new normal. The Safe Start plan for businesses laid out by Gov. Jay Inslee includes specific industry guidelines that businesses must follow in order to reopen, said Pullman Downtown Coordinator Jeanne Weiler. These guidelines include p...

Pullman Depot Heritage Center grant application qualifies for review

The Pullman Depot Heritage Center will remain open during external restoration but will locate to a different room during interior restoration.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2020

The Pullman Depot Heritage Center qualified as one of the applicants for the 2021-2023 Heritage Capital Grant Program in order to help pay for the center’s restoration. The center is seeking $240,000 to begin the first phase of its five-phase restoration plan, according to the Heritage Center p...

Harbor Freight Tools makes its debut

Harbor Freight Tools soft-opened Tuesday morning. There will be a grand ceremony on May 30 to celebrate its opening.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Harbor Freight Tools opened its doors for the first time Tuesday morning.  Sales Manager Daniel Loebs said the first day of business for the store maintained a steady flow of customers, even with it being a ‘soft open.’ The store, 1450 S. Grand Avenue, replaced the old Shopko. Loebs said Ha...

Agriculture company gives away Russet potatoes

Volunteers load potatoes from a conveyor belt into cars, boxes, coolers and bags for people to take home.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

A line of cars starting from SE Latah Street stretched all the way to Pullman City Hall on Saturday morning. Individuals, some wearing “#PalouseProud” t-shirts, gathered near a semitrailer filled with a mountain of Russet potatoes.  At the start of the line, a man waited with his service dog who ...

The Daily Grind closes main shop

The Daily Grind closes main shop

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

The Daily Grind closed its main coffee shop on May 1 in response to COVID-19 regulations.  The closed shop is located on Main Street. Both drive-through stands located on North & South Grand Avenue will remain open, according to a statement on the Daily Grind website.  The Daily Grind’s co...

Community donates over $4,000 to food program

Kiwanis Club board member Larry Clark said 25 community members donated $2,470 and 13 club members donated $1,605 to the Pullman Schools Pantry Program.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

The Kiwanis Club of Pullman matched community donations up to $2,500 for the Pullman Schools Pantry Program to help Pullman students avoid going hungry during the current pandemic. Larry Clark, Kiwanis Club of Pullman board member, said the club was extremely pleased with how many community members do...

Pullman Transit works with COVID-19 impact

Pullman Transit driver Tabitha Ries is a part of the bus washing crew and is required to scrub everything in the bus from the walls to the ceilings. “It was really an intense five-hour shift for sure because there’s a lot of scrubbing,

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

The Coug B Express route is usually full in the morning.  On March 23, Tabitha Ries, Pullman Transit driver, only had a total of 36 passengers during her eight-hour shift. “It’s super strange,” Ries said. As the number of public transit passengers decrease over time, drivers lik...

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