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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Wildfire season is approaching, with 799 total fires in the state of Washington so far

Washington’s abnormally hot summers continue

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor July 17, 2023

Climate for the state of Washington this summer will continue the trend started in 1991 of being hotter than average. Matthew Dehr, Washington Department of Natural Resources meteorologist, said...

Students walk to and from classes in hazy weather, Sep. 6.

Smoke is on the horizon

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 7, 2022

The Palouse can expect more smoky skies and low air quality in the coming days as the Inland Northwest reaches the height of wildfire season.  A blanket of smoke from wildfires in Oregon settled over...

Normal temperatures around mid to high 70s will return by the end of the week.

We’re cool for the summer … temporarily, at least

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter August 19, 2021

The worst appears to be over for the Pullman area this summer. High temperatures and hazy conditions will be replaced by cooler weather in the coming days, followed by a return to more average temperatures.  After...

The Pullman Fire Department responds to several cooking-related fire emergencies. Fire officals say other common fire causes include improperly disposing of cigarettes and overloading power outlets.

How to be hot but not on fire: a guide to fire safety

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter August 19, 2021

Wildfire season has not been kind to Southeastern Washington and Northern Idaho this summer. Naturally-caused wildfires are still burning through the two bordering states, but human-caused fires pose a...

Last week, Pullman Fire Department helped fight the Bruler Fire in Linn County, Oregon.

Eastern Washington wildfire season ramping up

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 19, 2021

Two fires burning in Eastern Washington are gaining momentum as several departments attempt to contain the flames.  Lightning fires are becoming more common and are potentially the biggest threats...

The drought advisory could become an emergency advisory later in the summer if Eastern Washington does not receive any precipitation.

Washington State Department of Ecology warns of potential for wildfires

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2021

The Washington State Department of Ecology and others recently made several recommendations to mitigate the impact of this year’s fire season. “Whitman County [is] between three and six inches below...

It is important for people to learn tips to prevent asthma exacerbation before wildfire season starts.

Researchers study impacts of wildfire smoke on lung function

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 23, 2021

WSU College of Nursing researchers conducted a study using an app to help asthma sufferers monitor their symptoms during wildfire season. The study’s goal was to identify how and when air quality...

Most wildfires are started by people, but measures can be taken to reduce risk.

Defensible space around homes reduces risk of wildfire

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state legislature passed the forest health bill, which provides funding for the advancement of forest management practices to reduce wildfire risks. Eastern and Western...

People in shock after the fires took their homes  received food, clothing, bed and toiletries from local clubs and churches.

‘Camaraderie’ of local groups to help with recovery from recent fires in county

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 25, 2020

When fires ravaged the towns of Malden and Pine City, Rosalia residents helped each other evacuate while local clubs and churches set up donation sites and shelters within hours for the survivors. “We...

Whitman County Fire District 12 is accepting applications for firefighters, volunteers and EMS/EMT/first responders.

District 12 searches for more volunteers

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2020

A local fire department depends on new recruits to help stem the recent Washington state rural fires and compensate for the additional transportation burden on Whitman County fire departments.  Whitman...

As weve seen so far, wildfires are a fact of nature. But we can help mitigate their damage by taking responsibility for our environment.

OPINION: Individual changes will help stop wildfires

HANNA YUZYUK September 22, 2020

Forests on fire and smoke in the air — this is the best advertisement for the Green New Deal. We see something wrong is going on in nature. We have to realize that this is a stopping point. Our dividing...

Whitman County confirms one new COVID-19 case

Whitman County confirms one new COVID-19 case

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2020

One individual tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,066. The new patient is female and aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency...

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