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First vote tabulation shows Dye leading Goulet

Washington State’s 9th Legislative District Position 1 incumbent Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, answers questions at a voters forum held by the League of Women Voters of Pullman on July 18 at the Neill Public Library.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

As of Tuesday night's midterm ballot count, it appears incumbent Mary Dye (R) will maintain her grasp on the Position 1 seat to represent Washington’s 9th Legislative District in the state capital. Her challenger Jennifer Goulet (D) has received 32.3 percent of the 33,519 votes counted in the first...

County treasurer too close to call as of Tuesday night

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

In primary voter tabulations Tuesday night, the race for Whitman County treasurer ended too close to call with Christina Nelson leading at 51.1 percent and Mark Clinton at 48.9 percent. Both candidates ran as Republicans. Clinton said he was “a little disappointed" at being down by roughly 100 votes...

Office of the Secretary of State provides voter ‘tip sheet’ for election

Students walk by the ballot drop box located outside of the CUB.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2018

With Election Day coming up Tuesday, the Washington Secretary of State office has provided a voter tip sheet for voters in the state. If a Voter’s Pamphlet or ballot has not come in the mail yet, voters can contact the Whitman County elections office to receive another, according to the press release. Voters’...

Coug Bikes offers free rides on Election Day

Coug Bikes Coordinator Donald Schmit discusses the bike program Sept. 14 at the Outdoor Recreation Center.
The company behind Coug Bikes plans to offer free rides to students 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

A panel discusses microtartgeting in politics and in social media Thursday in Goertzen Hall.

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

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the student fee will not increase because of financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

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,...

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