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Malden, Pine City still asking for federal aid after devastating fires

Three fires destroyed over 80 percent of Malden and over 50 percent of the buildings in Pine City.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wrote a letter to recently-inaugurated President Joe Biden asking him to approve a major disaster declaration, which would provide relief for towns in Whitman County that experienced...

Rotaract club supports families affected by Malden fire

Rotaract members collected a variety of necessities, including sweatshirts, hats, gloves and hygiene products.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

Although COVID-19 halted projects and in-person meetings for the Rotaract Club of the Palouse, the group saw an opportunity to help families impacted by the Malden fire. The club is service-based with...

Community member finds way to support small businesses

Community members are given gift cards for various businesses using money donated to Quaranteam.
ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

Whitman County residents are coming together to support small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Community member Tabitha Ries started Whitman County Quaranteam, an organization that raises...

Whitman County continues to issue COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase

In a few weeks, the county will move into the first part of Phase 1B.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

Over 1,000 healthcare workers and older high-risk individuals have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations since Dec. 17. Over 500 more individuals are expected to receive their first dose in...

Whitman County confirms one death, 117 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms one death, 117 new COVID-19 cases
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 9, 2021

One male aged 60-79 years recently died from COVID-19, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 23. From Jan. 1-8, 117 individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s...

Whitman County had 76 new COVID-19 cases in last week

Whitman County had 76 new COVID-19 cases in last week
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor January 2, 2021

From Dec. 25-31, 76 individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total to 2,784 cases. Of the new cases, three females and four males are aged 0-19 years. Fourteen females...

Whitman County confirms 90 new COVID-19 cases in last week

Whitman County confirms 90 new COVID-19 cases in last week
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor December 26, 2020

From Dec. 19-24, 90 individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total to 2,708 cases. Of the new cases, five females and six males are aged 0-19 years. Sixteen females...

Whitman County had 98 new COVID-19 cases this week

Whitman County had 98 new COVID-19 cases this week
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor December 18, 2020

From Dec. 12-18, 98 individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total to 2,618 cases. Of the new cases, five females and seven males are aged 0-19 years. Nineteen females...

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Whitman County

The county will distribute the vaccinations in phases, starting with Phase 1a. This includes high-risk workers and first responders, as well as those who work and reside in long-term care facilities.
ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter December 17, 2020

One WSU official says now is the time to “double down” on COVID-19 protective measures, as Whitman County received its first shipment of vaccines today. “We can see the light at the end of the...

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 11, 2020

Nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total to 2,520 cases. Of the new cases, two females and two males are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from...

Whitman County confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 10, 2020

Fifteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the county’s running total to 2,511 cases. Of the new cases, one female and one male are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release...

University officials describe freshmen move-in protocols

Students taking courses in professional health science careers like medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine are excluded from the NRC grade option because of accreditation issues, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

WSU officials discussed the "No Record, COVID" grade option, arrival testing for students in the spring and vaccine distribution during a COVID-19 town hall on Wednesday. The university adopted a new...

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