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Deadly alcohol poisoning at WSU frat house was an accident, coroner says

The Whitman County coroner confirmed Monday that Samuel Martinez, a 19-year-old Washington State University freshman, died of acute alcohol intoxication during a party at his fraternity house last month. Coroner Annie Pillers also determined Martinez’s death on Nov. 12 was an accident, despite questions raised about the time it took his peers to call 911.

Whitman County auditor explains long process of tallying votes

The Whitman County Auditor said her staff worked 16-hour days processing voter ballots following the Nov. 5 election. Even with those long hours, hundreds of ballots remain uncounted more than a week after Election Day as Sandy Jamison’s staff tries to sort out the questionable ballots, which take longer to process.

Alleged victim testifies in trial of Pullman police officer

COLFAX – The alleged victim in a sexual misconduct case involving a former Pullman Police Department officer testified Wednesday and occasionally fought back tears as she recounted what she could remember from the night the alleged crime occurred. The 20-year-old woman, who was an 18-year-old Washington State University student the night of the alleged incident, spoke in front of the jury at the trial of Dan Hargraves in Whitman County Superior Court.

Whitman County Commissioners approve pot moratorium

The Whitman County Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday enacting a six-month moratorium on businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated areas of Whitman County.