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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 Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth.  The driver was turning right from Grand Avenue onto Paradise Street when the traile...

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 29, 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 Chief Gary Jenkins said the vascular neck restraint is non-lethal but can look worse than it i...

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 enforcement of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 restrictions, according to the group’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 17, 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 Council, Panhellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council developed a COVID-19 Organizat...

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 11, 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 is learning lessons about how to operate during a pandemic that can be applied statewide, such a...

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

September 1, 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 this time, said Police Chief Gary Jenkins. The other calls were determined not to violate social dista...

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 26, 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 are suspended until further notice, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth. However, operations ...

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 25, 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 regulations set by state and local health officials. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said in a ...

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...

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. at Nisqually John Landing on Wawawai Road, according to a press release from the Whitman County She...

Officials share concerns about COVID-19 patients

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said first responders need to know where COVID-19 patients are located so responders can protect themselves from potential exposure.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

As the health department in Whitman County continues to provide updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases, Pullman officials questioned its reasoning behind not releasing any identifying information during the online city council meeting Tuesday night. Councilmember Brandon Chapman said he knows of other counties that...

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