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Local GOP officials dismiss voting privilege from PCO

Chairwoman Sandi Brabb, left, and State Committeeman John Brabb, right, discuss James Allsup’s role as a precinct committee officer Saturday at the Commissioners Chambers.

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’

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson details the multiple lawsuits he has been part of against the Trump administration Thursday during a Thomas S. Foley talk in Bryan Hall.

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

John Wilkerson, a professor of political science at the University of Washington, speaks about the results of the election at the Coffee and Politics in the Foley Speaker's Room on Wednesday afternoon.

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...

Hart wins judicial race in landslide

John Hart, left, gives his opening statement at a candidate’s forum held June 17 in the Neill Public Library.

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

November 7, 2018

In the race for Whitman County District Court judge, Colfax Municipal Court Judge John Hart beat challenger Rob Rembert, Pro Tem Whitman County District Court judge, by nearly twice the number of votes based on initial voter tabulations Tuesday night. Hart earned 65.7 percent of the vote and Remb...

Deadly force Initiative 940 seems to have passed in early returns

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Initiative 940, which targets the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers, seems to have passed as of Tuesday night's voter returns. About 53.7 percent of the vote in Whitman County was in favor of I-940 compared to 46.3 percent against. Statewide, the initiative was approved by 59.2 percent...

State voters pass gun safety initiative

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Washington voters passed Initiative 1639, which would make the state’s gun laws some of the strictest in the nation, in Tuesday night’s count. The “Safe Schools, Safe Communities” initiative passed statewide with 60.4 percent voting yes and 39.65 percent voting no as of Tuesday night. In Whitman...

Schmick holds on to 9th district seat against Sutherland

Washington State’s 9th Legislative District Position 2 incumbent Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, answers a question at a voters forum held by the League of Women Voters of Pullman on July 18 at the Neill Public Library in Pullman.

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Incumbent Joe Schmick (R) beat out Democratic challenger Matthew Sutherland in Tuesday’s election to continue representing Washington’s 9th District in the state House of Representatives. Sutherland, a WSU graduate student, was Schmick’s first Democratic challenger since 2008. He won with 64.4...

Jamison takes decisive lead in county auditor race

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Republican Sandy Jamison is expected to win the election for Whitman County auditor after initial tabulations Tuesday night showed her leading at 63.6 percent, while Democratic challenger Eric Fejeran trailed behind at 36.4 percent. Jamison said the first thing she will do in office is individually...

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

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks at a debate hosted by the Foley Institute on Oct. 5, 2016.

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...

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