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Leaders to tackle communication issues

Leaders to tackle communication issues

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 30, 2018

Many of the goals outlined in the 100-day plan created by ASWSU President Savannah Rogers and ASWSU Vice President Tyler Parchem deal with communication between the university and students. One of these goals includes increasing the efficiency of emails from WSU departments, which comes as an effort to red...

Sutherland kicks-off campaign in Pullman

Sutherland kicks-off campaign in Pullman

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 25, 2018

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 16, 2018

Concerns raised included accessibility for seniors, layout of various departments

Primaries set as filing week ends

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 14, 2018

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 15, 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 10, 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 29, 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 27, 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...

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