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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...

Fear is nothing new

Fear is nothing new

Rebecca White, Evergreen assistant news editor

January 9, 2018

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

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

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

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...

Visiting economist explains new tax bill to students

Visiting economist explains new tax bill to students

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2017

A country's tax system is a reflection of their priorities, a visiting tax policy expert and economist told students and faculty during an on-campus symposium Wednesday. Thomas Neubig, founding member of the Tax Sage Network, a group of experienced tax policy economists, said that there are big policy...

City of Pullman bonds pass thanks to secondary voting rule

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2017

The two City of Pullman bonds that appeared on the ballot earlier this month passed due to a secondary voting rule in Washington’s constitution. The bonds will pay for a new city hall, senior center and improvements to city parks. Both bonds failed to reach the mandatory voter turnout of 40 perc...

Political clubs argue gun rights, debate healthcare

Political clubs argue gun rights, debate healthcare

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2017

In their first debate of the semester, WSU Young Democrats and College Republicans went head-to-head on healthcare, renewable energy, tax reform, the opioid crisis and gun control Tuesday night. Quinton Berkompas opened the discussion for the Young Democrats, saying the current healthcare system in...

Professor explains importance of feminism under Trump presidency

Professor explains importance of feminism under Trump presidency

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2017

A visiting speaker told students that Americans are living in a country that is run by an unqualified, temperamental, inappropriate man who has bragged about sexually assaulting women and belittled disabled individuals. Amy Allen, a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and...

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