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Washington voters fail initiative to fee carbon producers

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Initiative 1631, which aimed to put a fee on pollution in Washington and was commonly known as the “carbon tax” initiative, was turned down by state voters Tuesday night. I-1631 failed with 62.5 percent of Whitman County voting against it versus 37.5 percent supporting. Statewide the initiative...

McMorris Rodgers holds off Brown

McMorris Rodgers holds off Brown

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

Cathy McMorris Rodgers will represent Washington’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for an eighth consecutive term after defeating Democratic challenger Lisa Brown. The seven-term Republican won the seat Tuesday after Brown conceded with about 55 percent of the vote...

Initiative 1634 to keep local government from taxing groceries looks to have passed

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

Initiative 1634, which would prohibit local governments from imposing any new or increased taxes on grocery items, looks to have passed as of Tuesday's election results. As of Tuesday night's statewide tabulation, nearly 55 percent of votes were in favor of the measure. In Whitman County, 56.5 percent...

First vote tabulation shows Dye leading Goulet

First vote tabulation shows Dye leading Goulet

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

As of Tuesday night's midterm ballot count, it appears incumbent Mary Dye (R) will maintain her grasp on the Position 1 seat to represent Washington’s 9th Legislative District in the state capital. Her challenger Jennifer Goulet (D) has received 32.3 percent of the 33,519 votes counted in the first...

County treasurer too close to call as of Tuesday night

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

In primary voter tabulations Tuesday night, the race for Whitman County treasurer ended too close to call with Christina Nelson leading at 51.1 percent and Mark Clinton at 48.9 percent. Both candidates ran as Republicans. Clinton said he was “a little disappointed" at being down by roughly 100 votes...

Former congressmen discuss carbon tax

Former congressmen discuss carbon tax

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2018

Bob Inglis and Brian Baird, former representatives in Congress, talked about the possibility of a bipartisan, revenue-neutral, border-adjustable carbon tax at a Foley Talk on Tuesday evening. Baird, a Democrat, said Republicans and Democrats have become so polarized, there is an inability to listen...

Professor presents history of North Korean denuclearization

Professor presents history of North Korean denuclearization

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2018

Yong-Chool Ha, Korea Foundation professor at University of Washington, spoke about the denuclearization of North Korea and the history of its nuclear program Tuesday afternoon in the Foley Speaker’s Room. “North Korea was isolated and comparatively [to South Korea] suffering,” he said. “They...

Student leaders react to Kavanaugh confirmation

Student leaders react to Kavanaugh confirmation

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018

Two student leaders with differing political views shared their thoughts and feelings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6, yet both agree political participation is important. “When [Kavanaugh’s nomination] was first announced, I was not the biggest fan,” said...

Foley Institute broadens reach with new partnership

Foley Institute broadens reach with new partnership

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2018

The Thomas S. Foley Institute has joined the National Civility Network, an organization of college institutions that seek to heighten civility and public dialogue through programming and education. The partnership will allow the Foley Institute access to national programming, guest speakers and academic...

Professor talks political polarization, foreign policy

Professor talks political polarization, foreign policy

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2018

The Foley Institute hosted Kenneth Schultz, a professor of political science at Stanford University, for a talk on the polarization of American political parties and their effects on foreign policy Tuesday. Schultz said in the last 20-25 years, the U.S. has seen unprecedented levels of political polarization...

Unofficial entity sent Whitman County voters inaccurate information, auditor says

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018

In Whitman County, an entity calling itself the “Center for Voter Information” has been mailing voters incorrect information, according to a press release from Whitman County Auditor. The letters the organization have been mailing state the voter receiving the letter is inactive and must fill...

Hart, Rembert advance in race for county judge

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2018

Two weeks after the primary elections, the final results for Whitman County primaries were released Tuesday. In the race for Whitman County District Court Judge, John Hart, who garnered 43 percent of the vote, will face challenger Rob Rembert in November. Rembert came in second with 29.7 percent. Whitman...

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