The Daily Evergreen

Student leaders, state organization encourage student voter registration

Students can have a big impact politically, which can influence things going on in their lives, said Zack Turner, executive director of the Washington Student Association.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

ASWSU, Young Democrats and the Washington Student Association are encouraging student voter registration using social media and a voter engagement hub. Voting is important because it is how politicians are chosen, Young Democrats President Duncan Thomson said. There is a direct impact for residen...

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted by the Washington state fires.  Incumbent Dean Kinzer and business owner Tom Handy answered each...

Local hospital to seek public input before expanding its district

Rueben Mayes, Pullman Regional Hospital chief development officer, said the COVID-19 fund started March 24 to help pay for the hospital’s equipment, operations and supplies.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital has put on pause the consideration of enlarging its tax base by expanding its district boundaries.  PRH Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday evening to accept the strategic planning committee’s recommendation of engaging in a public involvement process before deciding on the exp...

County candidates file for election

Incumbent Art Swannack is running for a county commissioner position. Primary elections are on Aug. 4.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

A total of 49 county candidates have filed to run in the upcoming 2020 primary election on Aug. 4. There are 38 offices available in Whitman County including Congress and state representatives, state senators, state supreme court and county commissioner positions, according to a Whitman County candidate l...

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2020

Political scientists discussed the politics of voting in a pandemic and possible voter suppression during a Thomas S. Foley Institute online forum Thursday. Cornell Clayton, WSU Foley Institute director, said recent Wisconsin elections presented both technical and political challenges posed by the ...

No stopping for ASWSU

New President Curtis Cohen and New Vice President Sean Doster look over the results of the election on Wednesday night at the Phi Kappa Sigma House. The former candidates celebrated with a speech that ended with lots of hugging and clapping for the them.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Running the day-to-day tasks of the ASWSU executive staff and transitioning into it can be a daunting task, even more so with a stay-at-home order from Gov. Jay Inslee. “The transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said, “and that’s on a normal year ...

WSU reminds employees rules regarding political activity

Hannah Martian, senior sports management major and ASWSU pro tempore and education senator, said the university’s rules are fair for maintaining a neutral campus and they still allow freedom of speech.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Election season is a time for people to reflect on their ideals and discover their alignment on the political spectrum. Although for WSU, it serves as a reminder to remain neutral. Recently, WSU’s Office of Internal Audits issued a press release reminding employees that while they are free to su...

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster will be ASWSU President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “I just want to thank everybody for all their support,” Cohen said. “[This last month] has been bittersweet. It’s been a long month.” The watch party room at Phi Kappa Sigma explo...

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal hug and cry after they received a phone call from ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas telling them the results of the election. They lost 891 to 1,208.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal lost the ASWSU election for President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “It sucks,” Waddill said. “I hope that Curtis [Cohen] and Sean [Doster] do everything that they have said.” Waddill and Velez-Fucal lost by a vote of 891 to 1...

Introducing GPSA candidates

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

March 10, 2020

GPSA candidates for executive, college representative and senator positions shared their vision for next year at the general debate on Monday night.  Candidates were allowed five minutes to share information about themselves and ideas they would bring to the senate if elected. This was foll...

ASWSU candidates: multicultural debate

From left to right: Curtis Cohen, Sean Doster, the two moderators, Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debate multicultural issues Thursday in the CUB.


March 6, 2020

Students from multicultural organizations on campus asked the ASWSU presidential candidates questions about leading underrepresented groups in the first presidential debate on Thursday.  Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debated against Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster. Both teams answered questio...

Public schools sponsor ballot measures

Ballots must be submitted by Feb. 11. The first measure will help renovate and expand Lincoln Middle School. The second measure will fund nurses and counselors. The third will be used to update technology.

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2020

The Pullman Public School board has included a bond and two replacement levies on the upcoming ballot.  Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communications coordinator, said the ballots were distributed on Jan. 24 and must be submitted by Feb. 11.  Focht said the first ballot item i...

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895
Local elections