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Handy wins County Commissioner 2 seat

Handy wins County Commissioner 2 seat
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Tom Handy won the position for Whitman County Commissioner 2 with 50.64 percent of the votes. Incumbent candidate Dean Kinzer received 48.85 percent of the votes, according to the Whitman County general...

Councilmembers raise property taxes by 1 percent

Councilmember Eileen Macoll said she wants to emphasize economic growth and helping small businesses.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

Pullman City councilmembers unanimously passed an ordinance that will raise property taxes by 1 percent and bring in around $67,000 more for the city than last year’s property taxes, during Tuesday night’s...

Handy in slight lead over Kinzer

Handy in slight lead over Kinzer
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

Tom Handy has a small lead over Dean Kinzer for the County Commissioner 2 seat, according to recent election results. Tom Handy has a little more than 50 percent of the votes. Incumbent Dean Kinzer,...

Whitman County still counting ballots

Whitman County still counting ballots
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee continues to lead Loren Culp in the Washington gubernatorial election with 58 percent of the vote statewide and 51 percent of the vote in Whitman County as of Thursday night. Culp said he...

Students react to contentious election

Over 90 percent of the 1,400 ballots received by the Whitman County Elections Office by 3:30 on Nov. 3 were either sent by mail or left in ballot dropboxes.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

A majority of WSU students casted their ballots for the first time in a presidential election this year. Over 90 percent of the 1,400 ballots received at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 by the Whitman County Elections...

Washington voters approve comprehensive sex education in public schools, Inslee’s third term

Washington voters approve comprehensive sex education in public schools, Inslee's third term
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee won his third term as governor, with his opponent Loren Culp saying he will contest the recent state election results. Inslee won with 59 percent of the vote statewide, and 51.9 percent...

Whitman County releases initial election results

Over 24,000 voters are registered in Whitman County. Voter turnout is about 60 percent.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2020

Initial election results from Whitman County show Tom Handy has a narrow lead over Dean Kinzer for the second county commissioner seat. Handy has 49.96 percent of the current votes, while Kinzer has...

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 27, 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,...

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 27, 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...

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 26, 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...

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 21, 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...

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 20, 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...

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