The Daily Evergreen

Whitman County unemployment rates rise three percent

Whitman County unemployment rates have risen 3 percent. State unemployment rates for Washington state have risen from  5.1 percent in March to 15.4 percent in April this year.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Whitman County unemployment rates increased by 3 percent from March to April this year.  Doug Tweedy, regional economist for the Washington State Employment Security Department, said Whitman County’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in March and 6.6 percent in April.  Tweedy sa...

Small business grant to fund multiple businesses

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said small business owners can apply for Whitman County and Community Action Center's Community Development Block Grant until June 4.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

The deadline for the Whitman County and Community Action Center's Community Development Block Grant has been extended to June 4.  Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the grant is federally funded by the Washington State Department of Commerce.  Of the money that wa...

Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes

Tawny Szumlas, owner of Rico’s Pub, said employees and customers are following COVID-19 regulations, which includes wearing protection gear like masks.


May 22, 2020

As Phase 2 kicks off in Pullman, businesses in town must adapt to a new normal. The Safe Start plan for businesses laid out by Gov. Jay Inslee includes specific industry guidelines that businesses must follow in order to reopen, said Pullman Downtown Coordinator Jeanne Weiler. These guidelines include p...

Harbor Freight Tools makes its debut

Harbor Freight Tools soft-opened Tuesday morning. There will be a grand ceremony on May 30 to celebrate its opening.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Harbor Freight Tools opened its doors for the first time Tuesday morning.  Sales Manager Daniel Loebs said the first day of business for the store maintained a steady flow of customers, even with it being a ‘soft open.’ The store, 1450 S. Grand Avenue, replaced the old Shopko. Loebs said Ha...

The Daily Grind closes main shop

The Daily Grind closes main shop

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

The Daily Grind closed its main coffee shop on May 1 in response to COVID-19 regulations.  The closed shop is located on Main Street. Both drive-through stands located on North & South Grand Avenue will remain open, according to a statement on the Daily Grind website.  The Daily Grind’s co...

Salon employees find creative solutions to stay connected with Pullman community

Labella Salon is still providing some services like pop-up curbside product sales. Labella employees are also producing educational videos for their clients like how-to videos on cutting bangs at home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

On March 16, Heather Meyer went to work at the LaBella Salon like any other day. Then, she received a call saying all salons in Washington would be closed until further notice. “As a business owner, my biggest concern was the health and safety of my team,” she said. LaBella is an employee-b...

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