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Nobel winner offers election suggestions

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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