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Student political leaders to debate tonight

From staff reports

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Presidents of WSU Young Democrats and WSU College Republicans will face off in a debate about the “future of Trump’s America” tonight at 8 p.m in the CUB auditorium.ASWSU Sen. Kevin Schilling will moderate the debate between College Republicans President James Allsup and Young Democrats President...

Mayor to speak to students about local offices today

From staff reports

March 22, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson will speak alongside other local leaders about the importance of student voices in local politics from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the CUB, room 310.During the event, “Young Americans for Public Office,” Johnson and other local leaders, including city councilor Nathan Weller, w...

Senate passes loan transparency bill Wednesday

From staff reports

March 3, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The Senate passed a bill that makes loan information more transparent for students on Wednesday.Sen. Barbara Bailey (R), the first sponsor of Bill 5022, wants to help current and aspiring students know the exact costs of taking out student loans for future education. Bill 5022 is also known as the Was...

Elk hoof disease management

Elk hoof disease management

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Senate Bill 5474, which passed the Senate yesterday, addressed elk hoof disease that has been affecting cloven-hoofed animals in Washington and surrounding areas.This bill came about after increased reporting of elk hoof disease spread across the state, as well as to some parts of Oregon and the Cascades...

Populism and paranoia on the rise in the U.S.

WILL DeMARCO | Evergreen reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The basic principles of populism are pervasive in U.S. politics and around the world, a WSU professor said at a Coffee and Politics talk on Wednesday.Cornell Clayton, professor of politics, philosophy and public affairs, said populism is based around the idea that the average citizen is virtuous and ...

Potential amendment could lower cost of Student Transparency Act

From staff reports

February 24, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

State senators discussed an amendment that would lower the cost of implementing the Student Transparency Act at the Washington Senate Ways and Means Committee hearing.The act would require higher education institutions to give notifications about how much debt a student has, as well as an estimated pa...

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

Schweitzer criticizes tariff

DENNIS FARRELL | Evergreen reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics

The president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Pullman’s largest private employer, said a proposed tariff on Mexican imports would undoubtedly cause retaliatory taxes from other countries, potentially creating a trade war.However, Edmund O. Schweitzer III said the tax seems unlikely to be implement...

Trump’s complexity could cause ‘fiascos’

Trump’s complexity could cause ‘fiascos’

DANNY LOCHRIDGE | Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Politics

In a Foley Institute “Coffee and Politics” lecture a WSU political scientist discussed how he conducted a psychological profile on President Donald Trump and how the president’s psyche could affect some of his policy decisions.Thomas Preston, a WSU political science professor, showed previous p...

President’s confrontational relationship with the media

JESSICA ZHOU | Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The Foley Institute hosted its annual media and politics conference to discuss how the polarization of political parties and journalism have contributed to President Donald Trump’s “contentious and confrontational” relationship with the media.Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha of the University of North Texas and Jo...

Conspiracy theories often come from losing parties

Conspiracy theories often come from losing parties

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

After an election, the losing party tends to throw accusations and conspiracy theories at the party in power, a University of Miami associate political science professor said. As part of its Coffee and Politics series on Monday, the Foley Institute hosted Joseph Uscinski, who talked about conspir...

Seattle federal judge blocks immigration ban

Seattle federal judge blocks immigration ban

ROSEMARIE BLUME and SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen reporter and news editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

A court of appeals rejected President Donald Trump’s appeal of a Seattle federal judge’s Friday ruling, blocking Trump’s immigration ban.U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled in favor of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the executive order on Friday, according to court rec...

Ban on seven countries comes from Visa Waiver Program of 2015 act

Ban on seven countries comes from Visa Waiver Program of 2015 act

SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen news editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

The seven predominantly Muslim countries included in President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration are not specifically named in the order itself.They were actually decided through updates to the 2015 Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, according to a Jan. 21, 2016 White House news release. The Ja...

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