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Coug Bikes offers free rides on Election Day

Coug Bikes offers free rides on Election Day

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2018

As part of a corporate initiative to increase voter turnout, the company that owns Coug Bikes is making the bikes free for everyone to use on Election Day. The service will run all day Tuesday, Coug Bikes Coordinator Donald Schmit said. Students can activate their free rides by going to the Social...

Microtargeting a common strategy on social media

Microtargeting a common strategy on social media

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2018

A Foley Talk about microtargeting, a marketing strategy that collects an individual’s information and uses it to market products to them, was held Thursday in Goertzen Hall. The panel consisted of three guest speakers: Travis Ridout, Shannon McGregor and Emily Stewart. Ridout, a WSU professor...

WSU groups debate on current US issues

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2018

Health care, economic policy and immigration were discussed by the Young Democrats, Young Americans for Liberty and College Republicans at a debate hosted by ASWSU at an Issues and Forums event Thursday night. One of the questions on health care addressed whether all U.S. residents should have to...

Student groups register about 2,000 to vote in local elections

Student groups register about 2,000 to vote in local elections

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2018

WSU student organizations registered more people on campus to vote since the beginning of the fall semester than any previous year. ASWSU worked with student organizations it thought would be willing to help register students to vote, said Quinton Berkompas, ASWSU deputy director of Legislative Affairs. It...

Goulet, Dye compete for representative seat

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

In the November election, Mary Dye, Washington House of Representatives Republican incumbent, will face Democratic challenger Jennifer Goulet for Position 1 of the 9th District at the state capital. The district includes Adams, Asotin, Garfield, Whitman and parts of Franklin and Spokane counties. Dye...

Incumbent, newcomer compete for county commissioner seat

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Two candidates are running for the position of Whitman County commissioner in the November elections. Democratic incumbent Michael Largent said he feels he’s earned another term. “I grew up on a farm here, I worked several jobs in Pullman, I have always been involved with my community and I also ...

I-940 would train police, expected to pass

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

The 2018 midterm ballot will include Washington Initiative 940, which deals with police training and criminal liability in cases of deadly force. “This initiative addresses the environment in Washington,” said Leslie Cushman, citizen sponsor of De-Escalate Washington. “Training for police will...

Auditor candidates hope to make changes to office, county

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

As the 2018 primary elections approach, Whitman County auditor candidates share their hopes for the community and what they want to accomplish if elected. Sandy Jamison, a certified public accountant and licensed Washington notary, said she has three goals for the auditor’s office. “I’d like...

Mark Clinton seeks re-election for treasurer

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

This November election, incumbent Mark Clinton will face challenger Christina Nelson for Whitman County treasurer. Both candidates are running as Republicans. Nelson, who was unable to do an interview due to a family emergency, has said in previous statements she wants to achieve improvements in accuracy,...

Rembert, Hart compete for district court judge position

Rembert, Hart compete for district court judge position

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Two candidates running for Whitman County District Court judge have plans to improve court technology and make information easily accessible to the public. John Hart has been the Colfax Municipal Court judge since 2012 and has served as judge pro tem in the Whitman County District Court. He also worked...

I-1631 would apply tax to carbon corporations

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Washington Initiative 1631, which advocates for applying a tax to carbon corporations, will be included on the Nov. 6 ballot. Jonathan Villanueva, WSU senior and advocate for I-1631, has been tabling on the mall for support. “We are asking carbon corporations to pay carbon fees,” Villanueva...

Local business owners weigh in on I-1634

Local business owners weigh in on I-1634

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Initiative Measure No. 1634, also known as the “keep groceries affordable act of 2018,” proposes that no local governmental entity may impose a tax or fee for any raw or processed food or beverage intended for human consumption. Dissmore’s IGA Owner Archie McGregor III said there is a need for...

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