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Pullman School District candidates present platforms

TYLER WATSON, Evergreen reporter
June 21, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

The four candidates for Pullman School District’s director of District 4 presented their platforms at a Whitman County Democrats meeting last Wednesday, with ideas ranging from curriculum changes to improvements in special education efforts. The first candidate to speak was WSU Libraries Coordi...

Pullman City Council member announces re-election campaign

From staff reports
April 6, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Politics

Two-term Pullman City Councilman Al Sorensen announced his bid for re-election this week. He currently presides over the 1st Ward of the city.After four years serving on the council, Sorenson said it was an easy decision to run again because his top priority is to continue efforts to revitalize down...

WSU student running for Congress in 2018

DAN DOUCET | Evergreen assistant news editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Politics

A WSU student has decided to run for U.S. Congress in the next election, and he would be the youngest representative to be sworn into the legislature since 2001.Matthew Sutherland, who hopes to represent the 5th Congressional District of Washington as a Democrat, would be 26 years old by the time he...

State AG holds firm against travel ban

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

The state attorney general spoke at WSU yesterday about his legal action against President Donald Trump’s administration, saying revisions to the ban that halted travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries in late January are not good enough.Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on Mond...

Mayor tells students how to run for office

DAN DOUCET | Evergreen assistant news editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

With three Pullman City Council positions available in the November election, the Pullman mayor and a city council member sat down with students to discuss how they can run for public office.Mayor Glenn Johnson said there is a position available to represent each of the three wards in Pullman. While Fritz ...

Student political leaders to debate tonight

From staff reports
March 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Politics

Presidents of WSU Young Democrats and WSU College Republicans will face off in a debate about the “future of Trump’s America” tonight at 8 p.m in the CUB auditorium.ASWSU Sen. Kevin Schilling will moderate the debate between College Republicans President James Allsup and Young Democrats President...

Mayor to speak to students about local offices today

From staff reports
March 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Politics

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson will speak alongside other local leaders about the importance of student voices in local politics from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the CUB, room 310.During the event, “Young Americans for Public Office,” Johnson and other local leaders, including city councilor Nathan Weller, w...

Senate passes loan transparency bill Wednesday

From staff reports
March 3, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News, Politics

The Senate passed a bill that makes loan information more transparent for students on Wednesday.Sen. Barbara Bailey (R), the first sponsor of Bill 5022, wants to help current and aspiring students know the exact costs of taking out student loans for future education. Bill 5022 is also known as the Was...

Elk hoof disease management

Elk hoof disease management

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, Campus, Features, News, Politics

Senate Bill 5474, which passed the Senate yesterday, addressed elk hoof disease that has been affecting cloven-hoofed animals in Washington and surrounding areas.This bill came about after increased reporting of elk hoof disease spread across the state, as well as to some parts of Oregon and the Cascades...

Populism and paranoia on the rise in the U.S.

WILL DeMARCO | Evergreen reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

The basic principles of populism are pervasive in U.S. politics and around the world, a WSU professor said at a Coffee and Politics talk on Wednesday.Cornell Clayton, professor of politics, philosophy and public affairs, said populism is based around the idea that the average citizen is virtuous and ...

Potential amendment could lower cost of Student Transparency Act

From staff reports
February 24, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

State senators discussed an amendment that would lower the cost of implementing the Student Transparency Act at the Washington Senate Ways and Means Committee hearing.The act would require higher education institutions to give notifications about how much debt a student has, as well as an estimated pa...

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

DENNIS FARRELL | Evergreen reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Politics

The president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Pullman’s largest private employer, said a proposed tariff on Mexican imports would undoubtedly cause retaliatory taxes from other countries, potentially creating a trade war.However, Edmund O. Schweitzer III said the tax seems unlikely to be implement...