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Two WSU alumni created the idea for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate, which is offered for honors college students.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For the WSU Honors College students questioning the meaning of life, the college now offers a certificate program called the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate. Honors College Dean Grant Norton said the new certification is granted to those in the Honors College with the compl...

Airport receives grant for service to Denver

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a $780,000 federal grant to help finance service to Denver.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a grant from the United States Department of Transportation that will help the airport bring service to Denver.   Tony Bean, PMRA executive director, said the airline that will provide service to Denver is United or a United-affiliate carrier.  The fi...

Long-time city planner retires

In addition to being the Pullman city planner, Pete Dickinson served on the planning commission for several years.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

After three decades of serving the Pullman community, Pete Dickinson will say goodbye to city planning.  Dickinson, originally from California, obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He came to Pullman to get his master’s degree at WSU in regional planning, w...

‘Do the right things for the right reasons’

Jim Harbor graduated from WSU. Twenty years later, he is running South Fork Public House with co-founder Wade Dissmore.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

Some WSU students choose to leave Pullman right after graduating, but Jim Harbour decided to stay and create a restaurant popular with locals and students alike. “It was a combination of filling a niche in the market that was needed,” Harbour said. “I think the community involvement and all ...

Greek restaurant to open in Pullman

Yia Yia Nikki's is projected to open in August. For the meantime, food will be sold through a food truck.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

A restaurant that specializes in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine may open its doors in August. Yia Yia Nikki’s will be located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. The restaurant will also have a drive-thru, owner Monir Desouky said. This will be the third location of the franchise as the original restaurant...

New food truck to hit Pullman streets

Among Other Things hopes to serve classic American dishes around Greek row and different apartment complexes in Pullman.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Acacia Kapusta and Jesse Pollard are turning their passion for cuisine into a full-time job by opening a food truck inspired by American dishes in Pullman. Among Other Things will give them the opportunity to manage their own business and travel when needed, Kapusta said. The duo started planning...

Pullman recreation staff find ways to keep residents active, safe

Although many recreational activities had to be canceled this summer, the new Pullman Aquatic and Recreation Center will open in a few weeks.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Despite the cancellation of recreational activities due to COVID-19, certain facilities and summer camps will open to the public soon.  Pullman Parks, Facilities and Recreation has not been able to host normal summertime activities, Parks Superintendent Alan Davis said. Its employees even had to make i...

Pullman resident channels passion for sewing to help others

Juliann Yusko started sewing at the age of 10. She has created a prom dress, fixed WSU's Marching Band uniforms, and sewn masks for the Pullman community.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Pullman resident Juliann Yusko is the type of person who helps others in any way she can. When she designed costumes for drama in high school, she worked for hours on end to make sure every costume was ready and comfortable. That supportive and caring side of Juliann has not changed. During the pand...

Local hospital to seek public input before expanding its district

Rueben Mayes, Pullman Regional Hospital chief development officer, said the COVID-19 fund started March 24 to help pay for the hospital’s equipment, operations and supplies.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital has put on pause the consideration of enlarging its tax base by expanding its district boundaries.  PRH Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday evening to accept the strategic planning committee’s recommendation of engaging in a public involvement process before deciding on the exp...

GIESORC celebrates Pride Month virtually

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center may not have planned any in-person events planned for Pride Month, but the community can still connect with Netflix parties and Zoom hang outs.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 4, 2020

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will provide online gatherings and an ally training to celebrate Pride Month. The events will be held virtually. GIESORC Director Matthew Jeffries said the schedule has not yet been finalized. Typically, the center...

National Lentil Festival canceled this year

Volunteers serve lentil chili for attendees the 2018 National Lentil Festival.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

The annual 2020 National Lentil Festival was canceled due to health concerns related to COVID-19. Britnee Christen, festival director of the National Lentil Festival, said she wants everyone in the community to stay safe.  The Lentil Festival began in 1989. In 2021, the festival committee plans to hold th...

Local farmers markets still open despite COVID-19 restrictions

Omache Farm co-owner Margaret Parsley, right, takes payment for Pullman resident Scott McBeth's plants on May 20 at the Pullman Farmers Market. McBeth purchased Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomatoes.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Both the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets adapted their practices to comply with COVID-19 regulations. Despite the changes, many customers and vendors have responded positively, said Amanda Argona, Moscow community events manager. Moscow Farmers Market Local growers are selling products direc...

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