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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...

Law opens overtime pay rules

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

Workers will receive fair pay for overtime hours after the federal overtime rule took effect on Jan. 1. The state overtime rule takes effect on July 1. Tim Church, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries public affairs manager, said the changes to the overtime rules restores protections...

Congressmen propose climate solutions

Congressmen propose climate solutions

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2019

A pair of former U.S. congressmen agreed there is a policy solution to fight climate change that is palatable for both progressives and conservatives when the former members of the science committee spoke at Bryan Hall on Thursday. Bob Inglis is a U.S. politician who was the U.S. Representative fo...

Biannual political debate ends in handshake

Biannual political debate ends in handshake

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

The Young Democrats at WSU, The WSU GOP and the Young Americans for Liberty at WSU debated amongst each other last night and ended the public forum with a handshake between all members. ASWSU Issues and Forums held its fall debate in Todd Hall last night, inviting audience members to ask the three...

City Council Voters’ Guide

City Council Voters’ Guide

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

Ward 1 Ann Parks, Ward 1 incumbent, said she is running for re-election because she wants to continue being a good steward of the community and be involved in Pullman’s growth. Some of the biggest issues the city faces are ADA accessible downtown parking, the handling of new developments and tra...

Meeting cancellations raise concerns

Meeting cancellations raise concerns

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2019

Six regularly scheduled Pullman city council meetings have been canceled since August, raising questions of transparency and communication between city officials and residents. Councilmember Dan Records said the city is required by the Public Meetings Act to advertise meetings where four or more councilmembers...

Author speaks about democracy in America

Author speaks about democracy in America

SHANEL HAYNES, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2019

The Foley Institute welcomed Steven Levitsky, co-author of “How Democracies Die” and Harvard University professor of government, to discuss authoritarianism and democracy in the U.S. Levitsky said there are at least three reasons the U.S. might have entered uncharted territory when it comes to...

Whitman County committee member resigns

Whitman County committee member resigns

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

One of the two members of the Whitman County Democrats resigned from his position. Whitman County chairperson Debbie McNeil said committee member Patrick Granger decided to give up his position because he no longer lives in the county. McNeil said the remaining committee member is female, so they...

Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

Vigil protesting detention camps to be held in Pullman

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2019

Community groups will host a vigil 7 p.m. Friday at Pine Street Plaza as a protest to the treatment of immigrant detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Community Congregational United Church of Christ and Palouse ProActive will take part in Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention...

Inslee signs state-wide healthcare legislation

Inslee signs state-wide healthcare legislation

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 29, 2019

A new bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee requires the state to develop standardized public health insurance plans and analyze the effect of offering only standardized health coverage on the individual market in 2025. Senate Bill 5526, signed into law on May 13, took effect Tuesday. The law mandates...

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

MAGGIE QUINLAN and RACHEL SUN

May 22, 2019

Editor’s note: The Daily Evergreen asked sources which identifying details we could publish. As a result, Isa’s last name is not included, and some names have been changed to protect sources’ employment, relationships and safety. An asterisk identifies a source’s name has been changed. Isa, now 19, ...

Inslee expected to sign marijuana misdemeanor forgiveness bill

Inslee expected to sign marijuana misdemeanor forgiveness bill

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign Senate Bill 5605, which would allow Washington citizens to apply to have marijuana-related misdemeanor convictions removed from their criminal record. “Doing marijuana is now legal and the fact that 68,000-plus convictions are on the record for things that a...

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