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ASWSU 2020 Elections: Meet Your Candidates

ASWSU 2020 Elections: Meet Your Candidates

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2020

Riding a bike from Seattle to San Francisco taught Curtis Cohen how to have a step-by-step process, which is something he will take with him into his ASWSU presidential campaign.  “I wasn’t going to get to San Francisco in one day, but it was more of an accumulation of steps by steps,” Cohe...

ASWSU 2020 Elections: Waddill and Velez-Fucal

ASWSU 2020 Elections: Waddill and Velez-Fucal

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2020

Candidates Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal explain how their experiences inspired their ASWSU campaign, HOPE. Hope, community, authenticity and inclusion are values an ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential candidate team plans to build their campaign on. Kylie Waddill, senior majoring in...

Council unanimously approves downtown plan draft

Council unanimously approves downtown plan draft

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen city reporter

February 26, 2020

This story was updated to clarify information in the first paragraph. The Pullman City Council did not adopt the Downtown Master Plan but did vote to approve the draft version. The Pullman City Council unanimously approved beginning work to improve downtown following the advice of the Downtown P...

Primary voting process changes

Primary voting process changes

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

February 19, 2020

Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison spoke about how the voting process in Whitman County will be different this year at the Pullman League of Women Voters meeting on Tuesday. Jamison said Whitman County residents should be aware of the new requirement for the 2020 ballot. “Voters for the pr...

Former professor will speak about Islamophobia

Former professor will speak about Islamophobia

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Lawrence Pintak, professor and founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, will give a lecture on Islamophobia and American elections Feb. 18.  Pintak will be speaking about Islamophobia in the United States after 9/11 and how it has evolved during the Trump administration....

Mariposas Undocumented Alliance at the capitol

Mariposas Undocumented Alliance at the capitol

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2020

“I always grew up with the mentality that education is the one thing they can’t take away from you. They can take your rights, your property, but never the knowledge you acquire,” said Yuleidy Rodriguez, a WSU junior political science major and member of the Mariposas Undocumented Alliance (MUA). Rod...

Candidate proposes rehab solution to homelessness

Candidate proposes rehab solution to homelessness

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

Joshua Freed, governor candidate, attended a Q&A forum on Monday to help strengthen his run for candidacy.  WSU’s Grand Old Party political club brought Freed to Pullman to allow local voters to ask questions about his policies. Freed began the forum by speaking about his opposition, ...

‘Recreational’ marijuana becomes commercial

‘Recreational’ marijuana becomes commercial

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission continued discussing the marijuana ordinance Wednesday. Changes to the draft were made in three chapters which are Purpose and Intent, Applicability and Development Standards. Chad Whetzel, Whitman County planning commission chair, said the Purpose and Intent cha...

Young Democrats discuss upcoming election

Young Democrats discuss upcoming election

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2020

The Young Democrats Club met Feb. 6 to discuss the upcoming presidential election, their trivia night and the Elizabeth Warren campaign canvassing.  The club will be hosting trivia night at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the CUB. They will be having Panda Express catering for the event. Their social m...

County seeks input on natural disaster

County seeks input on natural disaster

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2020

The public can now comment on Whitman County’s hazard mitigation plan draft which prepares the county for natural disasters. The plan will address droughts, earthquakes, flooding, dam failures, landslides and wildfire. The comment period ends on Feb. 11. Robin Cocking, deputy director of Whitman C...

Commission revises zoning classification

Commission revises zoning classification

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2020

The City of Pullman Planning Commission held public hearings to revise zoning classifications and to amend the comprehensive plan map designations. The commission is considering 36,620 square feet of land at 50 NW Terre View Drive in the plan and classification. The commission recommended the land...

Bill opens new grad pathways

Bill opens new grad pathways

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A Washington bill is making high school graduation requirements in the state more accessible for some students.  House Bill 1599 requires school districts to offer alternative options for students to meet graduation requirements.  Previously, students were required to achieve a passing score on the English, langu...

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