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Pullman city bonds fail due to technicality

IAN SMAY, Evergreen Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics

City of Pullman officials decided against passing two bonds that appeared on the ballot in November, despite both winning more than 60 percent of the vote. Proposition No. 1 would fund a new city hall and recreation center complex among other projects, while Proposition No. 2 would fund repairs to city...

Young Democrats protest Congressional tax bill

Young Democrats protest Congressional tax bill

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

December 4, 2017


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

A handful of Young Democrats of WSU staged a small demonstration on the Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall today to protest Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' "yes" vote on a controversial House tax plan that may impact students. The protesters said the bill would have negative repercussions for many WSU students...

Allsup’s College Republicans reelection disqualified

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU College Republicans members’ vote to reelect James Allsup as its chapter president was voided just a day later due to WSU Registered Student Organization rules. After the vote was concluded at the chapter’s last meeting of the semester on Friday, Allsup made the announcement on Twitter...

Visiting economist explains new tax bill to students

Visiting economist explains new tax bill to students

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

A country's tax system is a reflection of their priorities, a visiting tax policy expert and economist told students and faculty during an on-campus symposium Wednesday. Thomas Neubig, founding member of the Tax Sage Network, a group of experienced tax policy economists, said that there are big policy...

City of Pullman bonds pass thanks to secondary voting rule

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

The two City of Pullman bonds that appeared on the ballot earlier this month passed due to a secondary voting rule in Washington’s constitution. The bonds will pay for a new city hall, senior center and improvements to city parks. Both bonds failed to reach the mandatory voter turnout of 40 perc...

Political clubs argue gun rights, debate healthcare

Political clubs argue gun rights, debate healthcare

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

In their first debate of the semester, WSU Young Democrats and College Republicans went head-to-head on healthcare, renewable energy, tax reform, the opioid crisis and gun control Tuesday night. Quinton Berkompas opened the discussion for the Young Democrats, saying the current healthcare system in...

Professor explains importance of feminism under Trump presidency

Professor explains importance of feminism under Trump presidency

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

A visiting speaker told students that Americans are living in a country that is run by an unqualified, temperamental, inappropriate man who has bragged about sexually assaulting women and belittled disabled individuals. Amy Allen, a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and...

State Democrats set sights on Eastern Washington elections

State Democrats set sights on Eastern Washington elections

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

It was just days after the 2017 elections. The Whitman County Democrats hosted a hundred or so locals at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, charging them $25 at the door and up to $1,000 to co-host the event. Democratic candidates Lisa Brown and Matthew Sutherland, who were competing for the same...

Holidays politicized, researcher finds

Holidays politicized, researcher finds

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Republican voters were more likely to cut gatherings with Democratic family members short than the other way around, and the more saturated an area was with political advertising, the shorter family gatherings were, a WSU economics doctoral candidate found. Ryne Rohla co-authored a paper with M. Keith Chen of University of California, Los Angelos, matching the l...

Current immigration issues tied to previous policies

Current immigration issues tied to previous policies

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

American business owners have always liked the idea of cheap, affordable labor, according to an immigration expert who spoke in Bryan Hall on Tuesday. WSU hosted Daniel Tichenor, a senior faculty fellow at Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, to discuss the continuing...

WSU alumnus announces run for state House

WSU alumnus announces run for state House

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Matthew Sutherland, a 24-year-old WSU graduate, dropped out of a Congressional race, instead announcing his candidacy for a seat in the state’s House of Representatives at a Whitman County Democrats-hosted event Sunday night. Sutherland’s announcement left Lisa Brown, a former WSU Spokane Chancellor, the onl...

University to budget without state

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Politics

WSU will likely have to handle its budget woes without assistance from the state government. Sen. Mark Schoesler, who was the state’s senate majority leader until Tuesday’s elections, said he had not seen any indication from lawmakers or university officials that the state government would intervene...