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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...

State House candidates weigh fundraising strategies

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2018


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

Democrats running for the Washington House of Representatives in the 9th Legislative District have brought in thousands in contributions since November, but Republicans still control most of the money in the race. The incumbent Republicans already had campaign money on-hand and have had more time...

Bill would create ‘student loan advocate’

Bill would create ‘student loan advocate’

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

The state’s top lawyer wants to help college students better understand their loans and require lenders to be more transparent. Bob Ferguson, Washington’s Attorney General, has — for a second time — introduced a bill that would establish a “student loan advocate,” who would field complaints...

WSU grad to run for auditor

DANIEL DOUCET and FORREST HOLT

January 10, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics

A WSU graduate and Garfield resident was the first to announce her candidacy for Whitman County auditor Sunday. Current Auditor Eunice Coker will finish her term in November 2018 and will not run for reelection. Sandy Jamison said she wants to promote the idea that the auditor’s office exists...

Fear is nothing new

Fear is nothing new

Rebecca White, Evergreen assistant news editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Top-feature

WSU student Brenda Rodriguez has lived every day since Sept. 5 with a countdown. Rodriguez is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipient. As of Tuesday, she has 476 days until her permit expires. “[It’s] an automatic countdown I have in my head,” she said. “Those are the...

Pullman city bonds fail to pass due to technicality

Pullman city bonds fail to pass due to technicality

IAN SMAY, Evergreen Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics

City of Pullman officials decided against passing two bonds that appeared on the ballot in November, despite both winning more than 60 percent of the vote. City Attorney Laura McAloon advised the city to wait until the next election in February to pass the bonds, due to questions over whether they met requiremen...

Young Democrats protest Congressional tax bill

Young Democrats protest Congressional tax bill

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

December 4, 2017


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

A handful of Young Democrats of WSU staged a small demonstration on the Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall today to protest Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' "yes" vote on a controversial House tax plan that may impact students. The protesters said the bill would have negative repercussions for many WSU students...

Allsup’s College Republicans reelection disqualified

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU College Republicans members’ vote to reelect James Allsup as its chapter president was voided just a day later due to WSU Registered Student Organization rules. After the vote was concluded at the chapter’s last meeting of the semester on Friday, Allsup made the announcement on Twitter...

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