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Pullman Police Department restricts overnight parking on College Hill

Overnight parking is restricted from 2-9 a.m. on some streets across College Hill.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

Overnight parking on College Hill will be restricted between 2-9 a.m. over fall and winter breaks. Pullman maintenance and operations crews will conduct cleaning, road maintenance, snow and ice removal,...

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...

Semi-truck collides with Pullman restaurant

A Pullman PD officer moves a cone in front of Rancho Viejo after a semi-truck collided with the front of the restaurant Wednesday morning.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

A semi-truck trailer collided into the front of Pullman restaurant Rancho Viejo Wednesday around 7:30 a.m. The building was empty at the time of the crash and the driver was not injured, said Pullman...

Pullman Police review use of force policies

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the public’s perception of the chokehold is important in determining whether the community trusts the police.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2020

The Pullman Police Department will review its policies on use-of-force, with the police chief saying they are reconsidering the use of “chokeholds,” or vascular neck restraint, on suspects.  Police...

Political group hosts First Amendment rally in Pullman

Activists walk across Reaney Park to join a small group of other activists for a rally supporting First Amendment rights Saturday afternoon.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter September 20, 2020

About 20 individuals gathered for a First Amendment rally hosted by the political group Patriot Prayer on Saturday afternoon at Reaney Park.  Participants gathered to object to the Pullman Police Department’s...

Greek community responds to pandemic

Greek chapters must do non-social events virtually because of CORE. The COVID-19 Organization Response Expectations document outlines guidelines for sorority and fraternity members to follow so they comply with COVID-19 guidelines. Non-social events that cannot be done virtually require masks and social distancing.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2020

Greek chapter facilities are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the state and Greek councils and may be liable to a conduct review process if an alleged violation is reported. The Interfraternity...

Gov. Jay Inslee visits campus, discusses COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee walks out of the CUB following his meeting with WSU administration, including President Kirk Schulz, on Thursday.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter September 10, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee met with university, community and student leaders Thursday at the Compton Union Building to discuss Pullman’s increased COVID-19 case count and WSU’s response to the pandemic. WSU...

Weekend sees dramatic rise in police calls about public safety violations

Of the 509 positive cases, 331 or 65 percent are reported in people aged 20-39 years, according to the Whitman County press release.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 31, 2020

Pullman Police responded to at least 35 calls of social distancing and noise violations between Thursday and Sunday, according to police logs.  Police officers issued a total of eight tickets over...

Pullman PD suspends in-person operations due to COVID-19

The Pullman Police Department is closed to visitors and in-person services.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor August 25, 2020

The Pullman Police Department closed its in-person operations due to an increase of local COVID-19 cases.  In-person operations like facility tours, citizen ride-alongs and some fingerprinting services...

Police begin enforcing COVID-19 public safety regulations

Pullman Police and WSU Police will be issuing referrals and warning to groups and individuals violating public safety regulations.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2020

Pullman Police and WSU Police will enforce COVID-19 public safety regulations by requiring residents to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of over 10 people, following the safety...

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 27, 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...

Car pursuit, chase on foot leads to arrest

Car pursuit, chase on foot leads to arrest
LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter April 3, 2020

A high-speed pursuit involving an armed Idaho man ended peacefully in Pullman Wednesday evening. Deputies from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office received a vandalism complaint around 7:30 p.m....

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