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Election ends today

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018

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

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

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 Judicial Board meets with Election Board Chair Bradley Warren to discuss whether members of the election board are eligible to run for president.

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2018

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

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 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

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


January 10, 2018

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

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

A map showing political affiliation down to the neighborhood level.

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 17, 2017

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

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...

Election 2017: Propositions leading, other results too close to call

ASWSU director of communication Mitchell Weholt and senator Savannah Rogers hold up their

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017

City of Pullman Proposition No. 1, for a new City Hall, ended Election Day with a nearly 400-vote lead for approval. The initial vote count saw more than 1,100 votes approve the bond. The rejected side received just under 750 votes. There are still at least a thousand votes left to be counted, meanin...

Whitman County Libraries prepare for levy increase

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017

Whitman County Library is anticipating a vote that would restore its maintenance and operations levy rate to 50 cents, an approximate $6-per-year increase for taxpayers. Director Kristie Kirkpatrick said the libraries need this levy restoration because their expenses have outweighed their costs. She...

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