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Students required to get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to campus in spring

Students will receive test results within 48 hours.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students coming to campus in spring will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at Beasley Coliseum.  “If students are living in a residence hall or on-campus apartment, they will be...

Food pantry, go-bags available to students during winter break

Students can request food, safe-sex supplies and sanitary products in their go-bag for pickup or delivery.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students struggling with food insecurity will have in-person access to WSU’s Office for Access and Opportunity Food Pantry, and can also request go-bags for pickup or delivery over winter break.  The...

Elementary school students struggle with mental health amid pandemic

Three students used district-issued computers to look up how to harm themselves. Computer activity is monitored.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

Three students at Sunnyside Elementary School recently used district-issued computers to look up how to harm themselves.  The searches occurred in October. Pam Brantner, principal of Sunnyside Elementary...

Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Moms advocate for school return

Pullman parents have voiced their concerns about remote learning affecting their children’s mental health and social skills, as well as their ability to focus.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Two mothers left their teaching positions at Concordia Lutheran Preschool to take care of their young children, but believe it is time for their children to return back to school.  Sarah Knight,...

School district faces long-term effects after losing students

Fifteen former Pullman Public Schools students transferred to the Colfax or Colton school districts to attend in-person learning.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

The loss of students Pullman Public Schools is experiencing will have a long-term effect on the district.  Fifteen students transferred out of the district the day after the school board voted to delay...

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said his department is reviewing their policy to ensure officers’ use of force is appropriate for the incidents they are being used.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Over 70 people attended the Reimagining Public Safety in Pullman Virtual Summit on Monday night to discuss local police departments’ approach to use of force, officer accountability and a community-oriented...

Officers issued infractions during Halloween night

Pullman Police officers respond to an accident on Greek Row on Halloween night. The driver was under the influence.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

While most of Pullman was quiet, Greek Row was filled with groups of maskless, costumed individuals and parties. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said this year’s Halloween was “milder” compared...

Pullman businesses at risk of closing

The Pullman community has done a great job of supporting local businesses, said Marie Dymkoski, executive director of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

Pullman businesses could close in the upcoming months if sales do not improve. People are staying home because of increasing COVID-19 cases, and there was no influx of visitors during September, said...

Community invited to ‘reimagine public safety’ in virtual summit

The summit will allow the police to understand how safe community members think Pullman is as well as come up with solutions that will positively impact Pullman.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

The police are rethinking public safety in Pullman by giving the community an opportunity to voice its concerns during an open forum. The Pullman Police Advisory Committee hopes to implement community...

Resident to host podcast for engineers, provide career coaching

Jeff Perry will be hosting The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, which was on Forbes list of “15 Inspiring Podcasts For Professionals of Every Stripe.”
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2020

Providing leadership and career coaching to engineers is a passion for one local resident. He plans to continue pursuing this endeavor through his new role as host of a top engineering podcast. Jeff...

Neill Public Library creates reopening plan, adds days to curbside pickup service

The library’s reopening will be safe and slow, said Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, during a NPL board meeting Wednesday. 
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

The Neill Public Library created a reopening plan that will be implemented when the rate of local COVID-19 cases decreases. The plan follows reopening guidelines that have been set by Gov. Jay Inslee's...

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