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First Dem announces auditor run

First Dem announces auditor run

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

The first Democrat has announced his candidacy for the soon-to-be-open Whitman County auditor position. Eric Fejeran, chair of the Whitman County Democrats, said he thinks there is room for improvement in the auditor’s office. He said the failures they have faced in the past ultimately came down...

One city bond passes, other likely

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Both City of Pullman bonds are in position for approval following the Feb. 13 special election. Proposition No. 2, which will fund the improvement of city paths and parks, passed with almost 75 percent approval, according to the first tabulation. It hit the 1,550-vote threshold required by state rules....

Election ends today

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Voting will close for Whitman County’s special election at 8 p.m. today. Whitman County Auditor Eunice Coker said voters can use the ballot they received in the mail or can vote in person using voting stations located at Pullman City Hall or the Whitman County Elections Center at 304 N. Main St. in...

Voters to decide on bonds for second time

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Pullman voters face a decision Tuesday on two bonds aimed at relocating city hall and improving parks. Proposition No. 1 would procure funds through the sale of bonds to purchase a building currently occupied by Encounter Ministries. It would be renovated into a new city hall and recreation center....

Three locals run for judge position

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Longtime Whitman County District Court Judge Doug Robinson will not be not be running for re-election this fall, and three local attorneys have announced candidacy for the position. They are John Hart, Dan LeBeau and Rob Rembert. John Hart John Hart has been the Colfax Municipal Court Judge sinc...

ASWSU to announce election bylaw decision Wednesday

ASWSU to announce election bylaw decision Wednesday

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, Local elections, News

The ASWSU Judicial Board will announce its decision on an election bylaw interpretation request Wednesday. The three students who filed the request were Election Board Chair Bradley Warren, and Sens. Lindsay Schilperoort and Savannah Rogers. They met with the Judicial Board on Friday to discuss the...

ASWSU polls open online until 11 p.m. today

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, Local elections, News, WSU Pullman campus

The ASWSU election poll website was momentarily down, and is now back online. Voting closes at 11 p.m. tonight, and students can cast their votes at http://studentvote.wsu.edu. There are a total of six vacant positions on the senate, including two All Campus, two representing the Carson College of Business, one representing ...

State House candidates weigh fundraising strategies

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Democrats running for the Washington House of Representatives in the 9th Legislative District have brought in thousands in contributions since November, but Republicans still control most of the money in the race. The incumbent Republicans already had campaign money on-hand and have had more time...

WSU grad to run for auditor

DANIEL DOUCET and FORREST HOLT

January 10, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics

A WSU graduate and Garfield resident was the first to announce her candidacy for Whitman County auditor Sunday. Current Auditor Eunice Coker will finish her term in November 2018 and will not run for reelection. Sandy Jamison said she wants to promote the idea that the auditor’s office exists...

City of Pullman bonds pass thanks to secondary voting rule

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

The two City of Pullman bonds that appeared on the ballot earlier this month passed due to a secondary voting rule in Washington’s constitution. The bonds will pay for a new city hall, senior center and improvements to city parks. Both bonds failed to reach the mandatory voter turnout of 40 perc...

Holidays politicized, researcher finds

Holidays politicized, researcher finds

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Republican voters were more likely to cut gatherings with Democratic family members short than the other way around, and the more saturated an area was with political advertising, the shorter family gatherings were, a WSU economics doctoral candidate found. Ryne Rohla co-authored a paper with M. Keith Chen of University of California, Los Angelos, matching the l...

Pullman propositions lack needed votes to pass

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Both city of Pullman propositions currently do not have enough votes to pass despite beating the 60 percent supermajority threshold. Proposition No. 1 has 62 percent of voters approving the measure, which satisfies the needed supermajority. However, city propositions have to be voted on by at leas...

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