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Political comedy relies on the truth, WSU alumnus says

The most important part of comedy is the ethics of truth-telling, said Ted Tremper, WSU alumnus and former field producer for

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2020

Political comedy is only funny when a speaker and their audience agree on the factual truths.  The most important part of comedy is the ethics of truth-telling, said Ted Tremper, WSU alumnus, writer, director and former field producer for "The Daily Show," during an event Tuesday evening. The tr...

Professor to speak about dismantling racism

Using the viewpoints of medicine and academia can help people begin to understand the full spectrum of racism, said Thabiti Lewis, English professor and interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver. 

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2020

A WSU Vancouver professor will discuss how racism affects the field of medicine at an event 11 a.m. Oct. 29. The event “Dismantling Racism: The Game of Change” is part of an ongoing series hosted by WSU Tri-Cities. It will provide viewers with tools to approach systemic racism.   The wor...

Voter registration must be conducted in person starting today

Voter registration must be completed in person either in Colfax or the CUB. Residents must wear masks and obey safety measures while registering.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2020

Starting today, Washington state voters can register in-person at Whitman County’s Election Office or The Student Voting Hub in the Compton Union Building. Oct. 26 was the last day to register to vote online. The election office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 304 N...

Gubernatorial candidate visits Pullman during campaign

Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp spoke at a rally Tuesday night. He does not support a comprehensive sex education bill that is on Washington ballots this election. He also does not support a law that places restrictions on the purchase and ownership of firearms.

MATT HOLM and SADIE SALTER

October 22, 2020

Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp discussed his decision to run for Washington state governor, which began with a statement he issued about Initiative 1639, saying he will not be enforcing the initiative, during a mask-optional “Victory Protest” held Tuesday night in Pullman. Culp currently s...

National League of Women Voters discuss litigation cases

The league is currently involved in litigation about redistricting, the National Voter Registration Act, voter purges and COVID-19, said Celina Stewart, senior director of advocacy and litigation for the League of Women Voters of the United States.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 21, 2020

Representatives from the League of Women Voters of the United States discussed current litigation cases they are involved in during a virtual Brown Bag event hosted by Pullman’s local league.  The national league is responsible for determining strategies and action policies that ensure the league...

County representative candidates debate sex education, climate change policies

Republican incumbent Mary Dye and Libertarian challenger Brett Borden debated during a virtual forum Saturday afternoon.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2020

Republican incumbent Mary Dye and Libertarian challenger Brett Borden debated tax increases and Referendum 90, which requires schools to teach comprehensive sex education, during a virtual forum Saturday afternoon. The League of Women Voters of Pullman hosted the event. Both Dye and Borden are chal...

League of Women Voters hosts virtual issue forum about ballot measures

LWV President Bobbie Ryder said Senate Bill 5395 and Senate Joint Resolution 8212 will appear on this year’s ballot.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Pullman and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce discussed a bill that would require schools to teach comprehensive sex education to all students, as well as a resolution that would allow the government to invest in the stock market, during a virtual issue forum Monday night.  ...

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2020

One of Linda Vargas’ first memories was crossing the U.S. border and missing her dog, who she had to leave behind, she said during an event that encouraged people to vote.  The WSU Undocumented Initiatives’ event “Why You Should Vote: Voting as an UndocuAlly” featured several WSU students ...

Washington Secretary of State hosts Q&A on voter registration, mail-in voting

Any Washington resident can participate in mail-in voting as long as they are registered and have an up-to-date address.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 6, 2020

The state is likely to see a record voter turnout for 18-24 year olds, said Washington Secretary of State during a Q&A sponsored by WSU’s Student Diversity Center. “In 2016 we had 4.2 million registered voters and this year we are at 4.7 million,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman during the e...

Undocumented Initiatives hosts event for allies about voting

Linda Vargas, senior civil engineering major, said she will speak about the importance of the program and how the upcoming election will affect her as a DACA recipient and the undocumented community.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2020

WSU’s Undocumented Initiatives is hosting a workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 to encourage student voting as the 2020 election approaches.  The workshop educates students and staff on the importance of voting and the impact every vote has on the undocumented community, said Claudia Skinner, se...

Policing needs to be reformed, criminology professor says

David Makin, WSU department of criminal justice and criminology professor, explored a brief timeline of policing in America and how reform should look during his Tuesday night lecture, “From Talk to Action: What Does it Mean to Reform the Police?

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 30, 2020

The federal police budget has grown by nearly $193 billion since the 1970s, but the increase in funds resulted in an overworked police force and a lack of accountability, a WSU professor said.  “Looking across history, we’ve seen police scholars and reformers all indicating that law enforcement...

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...

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