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Rembert, Hart compete for district court judge position

Candidates John Hart, left, and Rob Rembert, right, listen to the moderator before giving their opening statements at a candidate’s forum at the Neill Public Library.

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

Owner of Main Street Squeeze Destiny Sternod talks about how legislation I-1634 can both be positive and negative and both sides and viewpoints can be agreed with but a big worry is that the soda industry is paying millions into the campaign which always puts up some red flags at Main Street Squeeze on Monday.

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...

McMorris Rodgers wants to reinvest in higher education, health care

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, answers questions during a town hall at the Pioneer Center in Pullman on May 31. Rodgers is running for her seventh term as 5th District representative.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the six-term Republican incumbent representing Washington’s 5th Congressional District, faces Democratic challenger Lisa Brown in the most expensive and closest race she has faced in her time in Congress. Rodgers said she seeks a seventh term in Congress because of the current...

Democratic challenger Brown wants to protect Eastern Washington ranchers

Lisa Brown, Democratic congressional candidate for the 5th District, speaks about gun control and health care for a presentation March 29 in Bryan Hall. Brown looks to get a federal farm bill passed in Congress.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Lisa Brown, the Democratic challenger for the 5th Congressional District seat held by Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, will look to become the first to defeat Rodgers since she took office in 2005. Brown said she wants to bring a new voice to Washington D.C. to represent the people of...

Sutherland talks health care, infrastructure

Democratic 9th District candidate Matthew Sutherland expresses his concerns to attendees during the Coffee and Politics series Sept. 26.

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Matthew Sutherland, a 25-year-old graduate student at WSU and commissioned officer in Washington’s National Guard, is running as a Democrat for the state House of Representatives. Sutherland said he was inspired to run because he believes it is time for a change in Washington’s 9th District. He...

I-1639 would require safe storage, safety training for firearms

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Washington voters will be deciding Nov.6 whether or not to make the state’s gun laws some of the strictest in the country with Washington Initiative 1639. I-1639 would raise the minimum age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 and add enhanced background checks, both of which are already...

Student leaders react to Kavanaugh confirmation

WSU College Republicans President Amir Rezamand discusses his reaction to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. He said any allegations of sexual violence should be examined in a dignified manner.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018

Two student leaders with differing political views shared their thoughts and feelings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6, yet both agree political participation is important. “When [Kavanaugh’s nomination] was first announced, I was not the biggest fan,” said...

WSU says McMorris Rodgers needs to stop using university trademarked phrase

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, answers questions during a town hall at the Pioneer Center in Pullman on May 31. Rodgers is running for her seventh term as 5th District representative.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2018

WSU has asked the Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., campaign to stop using a trademarked university phrase on campaign flyers handed out during home football games at Martin Stadium this season. Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications for WSU, said the phrase “Go Cougs!” is...

Local candidates discuss taxes, climate

Washington’s 9th District State House Democratic candidates Jennifer Goulet, left, and Matthew Sutherland, right, share their vision of what they plan to implement if elected Wednesday afternoon.

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2018

The Foley Institute hosted can­didates Matthew Sutherland and Jennifer Goulet for a ques­tion-and-answer session Wednesday. Sutherland is running for the Washington State House of Representatives in the 9th District against incumbent Joe Schmick (R). Goulet is running for the other 9th District...

Candidate hosts town hall, discusses climate change

Matthew Sutherland discusses how he hopes to reduce tuition costs and refinance loans for universities in Washington state in the future at Neill Public Library.

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2018

Matthew Sutherland, Democratic candidate for the Washington State House of Representatives, met with a small group of community members Thursday at Neill Public Library to talk about how he plans to support the 9th District’s working families. Sutherland is a 25-year-old WSU alunmus who served in...

Brown talks voting laws, gun control, abortion rights

Lisa Brown, congressional candidate for Washington’s 5th District, answers questions from students Monday afternoon in the Foley Speaker Room at Bryan Hall.

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018

Lisa Brown, Democratic candidate for Washington’s 5th congressional district, met with students and faculty on campus Monday for a question-and-answer session. Among other things, Brown addressed issues of gun control, reproductive rights and the importance of democratic participation. The race...

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