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Moscow candidates speak at town hall

Moscow candidates speak at town hall

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Eight city council and mayoral candidates for Moscow discussed transportation, public safety and city branding during a political forum. The Wednesday forum was not focused on a single policy area. Candidates were able to give opening and closing statements, but the rest of the forum was led by audience...

New WSU Regent appointed

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Heather Redman, co-founder of a Seattle-based technology venture capital firm, to the Board of Regents, WSU announced Thursday. Redman filled a vacant seat on the Board after Regent Laura M. Jennings resigned in late August. Inslee chose Redman “after...

Finance complaint filed against former WSU chancellor

Finance complaint filed against former WSU chancellor

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

WSU-related imagery appeared in an ad for a local Congressional candidate, which may have violated the state’s campaign guidelines. Lisa Brown — a former state Senate majority leader and WSU Spokane Chancellor — used imagery of the Spokane campus, a WSU flag and footage from the Elson S. Floyd...

Moscow task force celebrates Human Rights Day

Moscow task force celebrates Human Rights Day

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force celebrated Human Rights Day by tabling and creating cards to educate the community on refugees in Idaho. This past Saturday, the task force tabled at the Moscow Farmers Market for their annual campaign for human rights. They researched different populations...

Regents approve airport sale

Regents approve airport sale

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Board of Regents unanimously voted to sell land to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to accommodate its runway expansion. They also unanimously voted to use the $14.7 million gained from the sale to pay for relocating research facilities located on the land. Regent Ryan Durkin said money...

Rep. threatened WSU funding, complaint states

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

A public employee advocacy group has filed an ethics complaint against a Washington state legislator, claiming he threatened to withhold funds for WSU building projects if the university did not fire a wolf researcher and end funding to his program. The complaint, lodged with the Washington State Le...

Legislators ask WSU to suspend College Republicans

Legislators ask WSU to suspend College Republicans

JENNIFER LADWIG, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Members of the Washington State Legislature sent a letter to WSU President Kirk Schulz asking the university to revoke the WSU College Republicans’ status as an official Registered Student Organization, thus removing the club from both university and state funding. The legislators wrote in the letter...

WSU professor partners with OSU for transportation research

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Improving semi-truck transportation safety is the focus of a collaborative research project between WSU and Oregon State University professors. Eric Jessup, WSU associate research professor in the School of Economic Sciences, is working to find a more accurate measure of the significance of confounding...

DACA recipient speaks out

DACA recipient speaks out

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen news editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Like hundreds of thousands of other immigrants who overstay their visas, Mabel Hernandez arrived in the U.S. at the age of 7, by plane. Thirteen years later, Hernandez is enrolled in higher education and is able to work thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, instituted in 2012 by P...

DeVos’ criticisms don’t apply to WSU, Title IX coordinator says

DeVos’ criticisms don’t apply to WSU, Title IX coordinator says

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos criticized the way universities handle sexual assault and harassment complaints in a speech at George Mason University last week. Title IX coordinator for WSU, Kimberly Anderson, said Devos’ criticism was not a reflection of WSU’s Student Conduct process. Specifically,...

Pullman changes taxi requirements

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community

The Pullman City Council repealed an ordinance requiring fingerprint-based background tests for taxi drivers at its meeting Tuesday. The change came after a disagreement between Uber and the city over the fingerprinting. The ridesharing giant has a nationwide policy of background checking its drivers...

State College Republicans leader replaced

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen news editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

A Gonzaga student has replaced former WSU College Republicans president as the leader of the Washington College Republicans Federation. According to an article published last week by the Gonzaga Bulletin, junior Nick Gervasini, the new chairman of the organization, intends to take a more collaborative...

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