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Nobel Prize winner speaks about Human Rights at UI symposium

Nobel Prize winner speaks about Human Rights at UI symposium

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Politics

Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, spoke yesterday at the University of Idaho Pitman Center on tolerance, against the war in the Middle East and women’s rights through an international perspective. She is an Iranian human rights activist and attorney who speaks out against hate and oppression. She rose...

Planned Parenthood faces federal funding risks

Planned Parenthood faces federal funding risks

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Current legislative matters could affect the local Planned Parenthood clinic, which serves many patients who fall under the federal poverty level. Striving to educate the community, local organization Palouse ProActive invited speaker Paul Dillon, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood...

Educator encourages understanding

Educator encourages understanding

LILLIE WILLIAMS, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

In light of recent demonstrations on campus, an international peace educator shared his insights on conflict resolution and free speech. The peace educator, Arthur Romano, an assistant professor at George Mason University, said that during conflicts, people tend to attack each other instead of focusing...

Candidates hope to improve WSU, Pullman relationships

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics

While the Pullman City Council candidates come from different backgrounds, they both hope to improve interactions between the Pullman residential communities and the student body at WSU. Incumbent Al Sorensen is a property and casualty independent insurance agent at Pioneer Insurance. He also works...

Candidates say infrastructure top priority

Candidates say infrastructure top priority

SANG JUNG, Evergreen Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics

Candidates for Pullman City Council position Ward 2 said that if elected, they both plan to increase community engagement and invest in infrastructure. Garren Shannon, who works as an information systems director at the Pullman School District, said his highest priority is continuing the Pullman 2040...

‘Listening to understand’

‘Listening to understand’

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Civil discourse in politics, and the lack thereof, were the topics of discussion at a Foley Institute talk on Friday. Visiting associate professor Carolyn Long in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at WSU Vancouver, spoke about how civility in politics can affect both peoples’...

Moscow candidates speak at town hall

Moscow candidates speak at town hall

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Eight city council and mayoral candidates for Moscow discussed transportation, public safety and city branding during a political forum. The Wednesday forum was not focused on a single policy area. Candidates were able to give opening and closing statements, but the rest of the forum was led by audience...

New WSU Regent appointed

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Heather Redman, co-founder of a Seattle-based technology venture capital firm, to the Board of Regents, WSU announced Thursday. Redman filled a vacant seat on the Board after Regent Laura M. Jennings resigned in late August. Inslee chose Redman “after...

Finance complaint filed against former WSU chancellor

Finance complaint filed against former WSU chancellor

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

WSU-related imagery appeared in an ad for a local Congressional candidate, which may have violated the state’s campaign guidelines. Lisa Brown — a former state Senate majority leader and WSU Spokane Chancellor — used imagery of the Spokane campus, a WSU flag and footage from the Elson S. Floyd...

Moscow task force celebrates Human Rights Day

Moscow task force celebrates Human Rights Day

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force celebrated Human Rights Day by tabling and creating cards to educate the community on refugees in Idaho. This past Saturday, the task force tabled at the Moscow Farmers Market for their annual campaign for human rights. They researched different populations...

Regents approve airport sale

Regents approve airport sale

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Board of Regents unanimously voted to sell land to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to accommodate its runway expansion. They also unanimously voted to use the $14.7 million gained from the sale to pay for relocating research facilities located on the land. Regent Ryan Durkin said money...

Rep. threatened WSU funding, complaint states

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

A public employee advocacy group has filed an ethics complaint against a Washington state legislator, claiming he threatened to withhold funds for WSU building projects if the university did not fire a wolf researcher and end funding to his program. The complaint, lodged with the Washington State Le...