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

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Voter's Guide 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

Student leaders react to Kavanaugh confirmation

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

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...

ASWSU Senate looks to improve Title IX policy

ASWSU Senate looks to improve Title IX policy

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

At the ASWSU Senate meeting Wednesday night, student senators discussed changes to the UCORE class requirements, passed a new resolution that makes Title IX training mandatory among highly-ranked athletic staff and approved spending on the Indian Students’ Association’s India Night.   Resolution to requ...

Educators learn to teach computer science in K-12

Educators learn to teach computer science in K-12

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Tri-Cities

Members of the WSU Tri-Cities education department are taking computer science courses in hopes of acquiring certification to teach students in kindergarten through 12th grade about topics like computational thinking and how algorithms work. The initiative is still in its beginning stages, said Jonah...

Papermaking project helps students tell their stories

Papermaking project helps students tell their stories

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, WSU Tri-Cities

Peace Paper Project will host papermaking workshops at WSU Tri-Cities to encourage students and community members to engage in a hands-on activity, which involves old pieces of fabric that holds significance to one’s life. The Peace Paper Project is an international organization of hand papermakers,...

Pullman declares state of emergency to improve transportation

Pullman declares state of emergency to improve transportation

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

The City of Pullman declared a state of emergency Tuesday night in anticipation of College Gameday's arrival on campus, but city officials have good reason for the declaration, Pullman Transit Manager Wayne Thompson said. “It sounds worse than it is,” he said. “We had to do that to provide charter...

Environmental groups intend to sue Idaho fish officials

Environmental groups intend to sue Idaho fish officials

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Five Pacific Northwest environ­mental groups sent a notice of their intent to sue officials of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Oct. 9. The Conservation Angler, Wild Fish Conservancy, Snake River Waterkeeper, Friends of the Clearwater and Idaho Rivers United...

New art exhibit features videos, interactive art

New art exhibit features videos, interactive art

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The Kate Gilmore: In Your Way exhibition has a new home at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from now until Dec. 22. The solo traveling exhibition will feature several works of art that cross media platforms. There are nine videos that are performance-based and a new piece that welcomes the public...

Severe drought, famine may reoccur, professor says

Severe drought, famine may reoccur, professor says

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Vancouver

A possible reprise of the worst-known drought and famine may be resurfacing, according to WSU researchers. Deepti Singh, a professor at WSU Vancouver’s School of the Environment, has spent the last year and a half studying droughts and famines that have occurred around the world in the past several...

ASWSU shares potential recycling changes

ASWSU shares potential recycling changes

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance spoke about plastic waste and recycling alternatives at the Pullman City Council meeting Tuesday night. ASWSU ESA plans to provide curbside composting as an option for chapter houses and will be working with WSU waste management and Pullman Disposal Service,...

Myers enters insanity plea in Airport Road murder case

Myers enters insanity plea in Airport Road murder case

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Showcase

Ashley Myers, the woman accused of killing 55-year-old Kenneth Allen of Coeur d’Alene on Airport Road outside of Colfax in September, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in Whitman County Superior Court on Friday. Myers also pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine, Whitman...

Football player pleads guilty to ‘baby DUI’

Football player pleads guilty to ‘baby DUI’

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

WSU freshman wide receiver Rodrick Fisher pleaded guilty Thursday to a "baby DUI." On Aug. 24, Fisher was arrested and charged with a "baby DUI". A "baby DUI" is when a driver under 21 tests positive for alcohol. For a basic misdemeanor like this, the maximum penalty is up to a $1,000 fine and...

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