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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...

The Big Wood River basin in Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, is one of the researchers’ study sites. While research was done in Idaho, it applies to the western U.S.

Fires burn more acreage due to climate change

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU researchers found that recent wildfires have been getting hotter, occurring more often and burning more acreage. In some of the areas the researchers studied, climate change caused fires. In other...

The 2021-2022 budget for Pullman was unanimously approved and includes $12,828,179 for transit expenditures and $15,671,838 for law enforcement.

City Council approves money for wildfire victims, budget

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

Pullman City Councilmembers unanimously approved a total of $100,000 for families affected by the Malden and Pine City fires that will be distributed within two years during a virtual meeting Tuesday night....

Grapes from commercial and research vineyards are collected and analyzed so WSU researchers can see how wine grape quality is affected by how long they are exposed to smoke.

Researchers study ashy aromas, tastes in wine affected by wildfires

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

WSU researchers are studying how the duration of smoke exposure from September's wildfires affected the quality of wine grapes. Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can develop ashy aromas and tastes...

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted...

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...

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...

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2020

Eleven individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 1,065 cases.  Of the new patients, two females and two males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from...

The blood drive will occur from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center at 115 NW State St. Room 211.

Community Center to host blood drive next month

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2020

The Gladish Community and Cultural Center will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at 115 NW State St. Room 211.  There are 29 spots designated for blood...

Local nonprofits are accepting donations to help those affected by the wildfires across Whitman County.

Local organizations accept donations for those affected by wildfires

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2020

The United Way of Whitman County and other community partners are accepting financial donations for those affected by the fires in the county.  The United Way of Whitman County has been working with...

WSU suspends all campus operations due to air quality concerns

WSU suspends all campus operations due to air quality concerns

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter September 11, 2020

WSU suspended all operations today at noon due to worsening air quality caused by heavy smoke from regional fires. All in-person and online educational activities are canceled, according to the WSU...

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