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Largent leads Whitman County commissioner race

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News

Republican incumbent Michael Largent appears to lead in the race for Whitman County commissioner as of Tuesday night’s results at 59.1 percent of the vote, with Democrat John-Mark Mahnkey behind at 40.8 percent. Largent said it has not been a “nasty campaign” and that he hopes to see Mahnkey...

Washington voters fail initiative to fee carbon producers

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Initiative 1631, which aimed to put a fee on pollution in Washington and was commonly known as the “carbon tax” initiative, was turned down by state voters Tuesday night. I-1631 failed with 62.5 percent of Whitman County voting against it versus 37.5 percent supporting. Statewide the initiative...

McMorris Rodgers holds off Brown

McMorris Rodgers holds off Brown

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Cathy McMorris Rodgers will represent Washington’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for an eighth consecutive term after defeating Democratic challenger Lisa Brown. The seven-term Republican won the seat Tuesday after Brown conceded with about 55 percent of the vote...

Initiative 1634 to keep local government from taxing groceries looks to have passed

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Initiative 1634, which would prohibit local governments from imposing any new or increased taxes on grocery items, looks to have passed as of Tuesday's election results. As of Tuesday night's statewide tabulation, nearly 55 percent of votes were in favor of the measure. In Whitman County, 56.5 percent...

First vote tabulation shows Dye leading Goulet

First vote tabulation shows Dye leading Goulet

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

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...

WSU Extension, farmers help feed families

WSU Extension, farmers help feed families

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under News

WSU Extension partnered local farmers with small retailers to help families eat more nutritious meals through a food box program. Diane Smith, a food access specialist with WSU’s Skagit County Extension, said the Farm Fresh Food Box (F3B) project was started through a U.S. Department of Agriculture...

AVP finalist shares goals for WSU, students

AVP finalist shares goals for WSU, students

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The third finalist for the future WSU associate vice president for campus life/dean of students position visited campus Monday to speak about her motivations for applying, her motto for helping WSU grow and future plans for campus. Jill Creighton, who is currently assistant dean of students for conduct...

Nez Perce used tobacco before many historians thought

Nez Perce used tobacco before many historians thought

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU researchers have recently discovered that Native American tribes in the Northwest grew and smoked tobacco long before scientists and historians previously thought. David Gang, a professor in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, and Shannon Tushingham, an assistant professor and director of the...

GPSA recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

GPSA recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018


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

GPSA passed a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day and discussed recreation fees at its meeting Monday night. After WSU and the City of Pullman wrote resolutions to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, GPSA decided to do the same, Senator Jeremiah Sataraka said. “Based off of that,...

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

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

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

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 offers free rides on Election Day

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

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...

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