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Former Cougs Rich and Tory Johnson, pictured here on their graduation day,  married over 20 years ago.

Run-in with Pullman Police led to marriage for WSU alums

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2021

Many incoming freshmen choose WSU for its sense of community. Not only do people make lifelong friends while attending WSU, but some people find the love of their life. WSU alum Rich Johnson met his...

Officer Breauna Banks and Sgt. Todd Dow received the American Legion Humanitarian and Lifesaving Award. 

American Legion awards Pullman police officers at City Council meeting Tuesday

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 15, 2021

American Legion Maynard-Price Post 52 presented Lifetime Humanitarian Awards and the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during a city council meeting Tuesday evening.  Pullman Police Officer...

Pullman PD Chief Gary Jenkins said at the time the award application was filed for the fellowship program, there were 350 others applicants. 

Fellowship program created to give doctoral students experience with police department

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

A Research Fellowship Program conducted by WSU and Pullman Police Department was awarded the Smart 50 Award at the end of May. The award recognizes innovation in government as it relates to improvising...

Stephanie Rink, Pullman Police Advisory Committee chair, said the committee will need to work closely with Pullman police officers to determine the appropriate amount of time they will need to contribute, especially if they are required to provide answers about community interactions in the survey.

Discussion about community survey on Pullman policing begins

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 13, 2021

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee brainstormed ideas for a community survey to collect input about known areas of success and improvement for the Pullman Police Department. David Makin, committee...

Overnight parking is restricted from 2-9 a.m. on some streets across College Hill.

Pullman Police Department restricts overnight parking on 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,...

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.

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief 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...

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.

Semi-truck collides with Pullman restaurant

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor 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 Chief Gary Jenkins said the public’s perception of the chokehold is important in determining whether the community trusts the police.

Pullman Police review use of force policies

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...

Activists walk across Reaney Park to join a small group of other activists for a rally supporting First Amendment rights Saturday afternoon.

Political group hosts First Amendment rally in Pullman

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor 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 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.

Greek community responds to pandemic

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief 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...

Gov. Jay Inslee walks out of the CUB following his meeting with WSU administration, including President Kirk Schulz, on Thursday.

Gov. Jay Inslee visits campus, discusses COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor 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...

Of the 509 positive cases, 331 or 65 percent are reported in people aged 20-39 years, according to the Whitman County press release.

Weekend sees dramatic rise in police calls about public safety violations

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...

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