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Sutherland kicks-off campaign in Pullman

Sutherland kicks-off campaign in Pullman

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

WSU alumnus Matthew Sutherland met with supporters to mark the beginning of his campaign for Washington State’s Ninth Legislative District and a seat in the state’s House of Representatives on Thursday at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. In front of a crowd of about 50, Sutherland, a Democrat,...

City takes feedback on building plans

City takes feedback on building plans

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Concerns raised included accessibility for seniors, layout of various departments

Primaries set as filing week ends

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics

Filing week for government office ended today at 5 p.m. The following list shows candidates listed for open Whitman County positions and state positions serving Whitman County. An asterisk (*) denotes the incumbent candidate for the position. Primary voting begins July 20 and ends August 7. The order...

Nobel winner offers election suggestions

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Divisions between voting groups, on both the left and right, were responsible for President Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election, a Nobel Prize-winning professor said Friday. Eric Maskin, an Adams University professor at Harvard University who received the 2007 Nobel...

Student political groups take on wage gap

Student political groups take on wage gap

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen asst. news editor

April 11, 2018


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

Three WSU student political groups clashed over equal pay and government spending, but found common ground when discussing minimum sentencing in the American criminal justice system. The debate, between Young Americans for Liberty, the College Republicans and the Young Democrats, was hosted by the...

Brown talks guns, health, finance

Brown talks guns, health, finance

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics

In a congressional race that has gained national attention, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown has tried to separate herself from her opponent by highlighting efforts to connect with local voters. Brown, who was WSU Spokane’s chancellor before entering the race, spoke mostly on gun control, government-funded...

Washington AG talks lawsuits, defending DREAMers

Washington AG talks lawsuits, defending DREAMers

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Washington’s attorney general, who has gained national attention for suing President Donald Trump’s administration over 20 times, said undocumented people deserve protection from deportation and deprivation of their rights without due process. At a Foley Institute-hosted talk, state Attorney General...

Gov vetoes public records exemption bill

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a bill Thursday night that would have exempted state lawmakers’ communications from the Public Records Act. “While a wide majority of lawmakers voted for Engrossed Senate Bill 6617 as a genuine effort to create clarity and increase transparency, the process was seriously...

Rallying to protect DACA students

Rallying to protect DACA students

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


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

WSU students facing uncertain futures rallied with their peers Thursday in hopes of influencing lawmakers to pass legislation protecting undocumented people living in the U.S. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one,” read one sign, quoting John Lennon’s “Imagine,” at WS...

Pullman wants more from pot tax

Pullman wants more from pot tax

MEGHANN FERGUSON, Evergreen contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics

Last year, local cannabis shops generated nearly $7 million in taxes. Of that, the city of Pullman collected just $27,000. Now city and county officials across Washington are lobbying for changes that would send more of that money back to local governments. “We, as cities, believe we should have...

Three locals run for judge position

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Pullman Community

Longtime Whitman County District Court Judge Doug Robinson will not be not be running for re-election this fall, and three local attorneys have announced candidacy for the position. They are John Hart, Dan LeBeau and Rob Rembert. John Hart John Hart has been the Colfax Municipal Court Judge sinc...

Lawmakers consider revising S&A fee restrictions

Lawmakers consider revising S&A fee restrictions

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus, WSU Spokane

State legislators are considering a bill to separate Services and Activities fees — which pay for campus resources such as the Women’s Resource Center and the CUB — from the rise and fall of tuition rates. Current state law limits the amount students can increase their S&A fees to whatever...

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