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Jay Inslee talks clean energy at Foley Institute

Jay Inslee talks clean energy at Foley Institute

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019

The Foley Institute hosted Gov. Jay Inslee, who spoke about what he believes is a necessary and economically beneficial transition to clean energy. Inslee said he has visited communities in the last few months that have experienced consequences of climate change firsthand. He mentioned Paradise, C...

Proposal could fund college of medicine

Proposal could fund college of medicine

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019

The Washington State Legislature has released plans in the 2019-2021 budget proposals for the expansion of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). WSU requested $14.4 million to pay for medical school operations for third- and fourth-year s...

Domestic abuse, brain injury link inspires bill

Domestic abuse, brain injury link inspires bill

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2019

Victoria records daily conversations, transcribes the recordings, refers to her notebook and studies material until it becomes a memory. “If I don’t write something down, it doesn’t exist in my world,” said Victoria, who asked that her full name not be used due to an ongoing restraining order....

Proposed bill could make studded tires illegal

Proposed bill could make studded tires illegal

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019

Washington state highways received over $20 million in repairs due to damage from tires House Bill 1309 would phase out and ultimately ban studded tires in Washington by 2025. John Shaheen, WSU Transportation Services director, said studded tires have metal studs embedded in the tires that can diminish...

Chickens could be permitted in city limits

Chickens could be permitted in city limits

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019

The Pullman Planning Commission unanimously voted to pursue a zoning change that would allow chickens to be kept as pets within city limits at their regular meeting Wednesday. Current city code defines chickens as small domestic animals and requires they be approved by the city and only kept on pro...

New bill could raise smoking age

New bill could raise smoking age

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019

The Washington state House of Representatives voted 66-30 in favor of raising the minimum age required to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. The bill, HB 1074, was supported by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Washington Department of Health. Lawmakers passed the bill on Feb....

New bill may allow underage students taste wine outside of classroom

New bill may allow underage students taste wine outside of classroom

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019

An important bill for viticulture and enology students now includes allowing underage students in the major to drink at wineries. The new legislation has passed out of its house committee and is on its way to becoming a law. Chris Mulick, WSU director of state relations, said this is an extension...

Pullman district court to change location

Pullman district court to change location

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2019

A change in location for Pullman City Hall will likely affect where Pullman residents go for district court hearings. Currently, Whitman County holds district court hearings two days a week in Pullman City Hall. With the planned move to a new location, city officials have yet to determine where those...

Local GOP officials dismiss voting privilege from PCO

Local GOP officials dismiss voting privilege from PCO

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

January 7, 2019

Whitman County Republican Central Committee officials unanimously voted to withdraw James Allsup’s voting seat as a precinct committee officer (PCO) on Saturday during the WCRCC meeting. A precinct committee officer participates and assists during political campaigns. Allsup initially gained the...

Ferguson warns of ‘ghost guns’

Ferguson warns of ‘ghost guns’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson discussed his team’s efforts in opposing the concept of 3D-printed guns at a Thomas S. Foley Institute talk Thursday. Ferguson said his office has filed 32 lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s administration so far. He said they file lawsuits based...

Foley panelists discuss election

Foley panelists discuss election

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2018

At a three-person panel Wednesday, speakers discussed the early results of Tuesday’s midterm election and political shifts seen since the 2016 general election. President Donald Trump had a large role in this year’s midterms, said John Wilkerson, University of Washington political science professor....

Vote for Whitman County treasurer remains unclear

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2018

As Whitman County tabulates more votes for the midterm election, challenger Christina Nelson has maintained her slight lead over incumbent Mark Clinton. Nelson has now received about 51.8 percent of the 10,239 votes counted as of 5 p.m. Wednesday and Clinton has received about 49.2 percent. The...

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