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The image shows the Coug full of students wearing masks, drinking beers and eating food.

Local business leaders react to students’ return to Pullman

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor August 26, 2021

For the past couple of weeks, WSU students have been pouring into Pullman for the start of the 2021-22 school year. For local business leaders, they are a sight for sore eyes.  “We do have a core...

Don’s Midway Grocery plans to reopen when there are fewer COVID-19 cases.

Spike in COVID-19 cases causes uncertainty, shutdowns for local businesses

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2020

Several local businesses closed or adjusted hours after Whitman County Public Health reported more than 100 positive cases of COVID-19 within four days. This follows several warnings from WSU and local...

The Coug reopened on Tuesday after closing last Thursday. Patrons are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

The Coug reopens after being closed last Thursday

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 1, 2020

The Coug reopened yesterday at 11:30 a.m. after its employees were cleared of COVID-19.  The business closed last Thursday because a customer visited the business and then tested positive for COVID-19.  All...

The Coug will be closed indefinitely after a customer was confirmed with having COVID-19.

The Coug shuts down after customer tests positive for COVID-19

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 26, 2020

The Coug closed indefinitely after a customer tested positive for the virus. Lance Lijewski, social media manager of The Coug, said the business shut down operations immediately and are taking measures...

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

Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes


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...

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