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Regents will consider airport land sale Wednesday

Regents will consider airport land sale Wednesday

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

The university’s highest governing body will meet via teleconference Wednesday to consider proposals to turn over land to the airport and relocate parts of a research orchard. The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport has been seeking to build a bigger runway to accommodate bigger planes for more than...

Budgeting without a budget

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Special Report

Due to a historically late state budget, university officials at WSU Spokane rolled back their Services and Activities fees from a five- percent increase to 2.2 percent, the same rate at which tuition has increased. A major problem with the state being so late, WSU’s Chief Budget Officer Joan Kin...

WSU students demand cultural representation

WSU students demand cultural representation

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

A crowd of more than 200 students, faculty and community members gathered for a sit-in at WSU’s French Administration building Friday morning and demanded WSU leadership take steps to improve WSU’s environment for minority students. Their five demands included: creating a policy defining free spee...

Pullman School District candidates present platforms

TYLER WATSON, Evergreen reporter

June 21, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The four candidates for Pullman School District’s director of District 4 presented their platforms at a Whitman County Democrats meeting last Wednesday, with ideas ranging from curriculum changes to improvements in special education efforts. The first candidate to speak was WSU Libraries Coordi...

Pullman City Council member announces re-election campaign

From staff reports

April 6, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics

Two-term Pullman City Councilman Al Sorensen announced his bid for re-election this week. He currently presides over the 1st Ward of the city.After four years serving on the council, Sorenson said it was an easy decision to run again because his top priority is to continue efforts to revitalize down...

WSU student running for Congress in 2018

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen assistant news editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU student has decided to run for U.S. Congress in the next election, and he would be the youngest representative to be sworn into the legislature since 2001. Matthew Sutherland, who hopes to represent the 5th Congressional District of Washington as a Democrat, would be 26 years old by the t...

State AG holds firm against travel ban

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The state attorney general spoke at WSU yesterday about his legal action against President Donald Trump’s administration, saying revisions to the ban that halted travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries in late January are not good enough.Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on Mond...

Mayor tells students how to run for office

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen assistant news editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

With three Pullman City Council positions available in the November election, the Pullman mayor and a city council member sat down with students to discuss how they can run for public office. Mayor Glenn Johnson said there is a position available to represent each of the three wards in Pullman. Wh...

Student political leaders to debate tonight

From staff reports

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Presidents of WSU Young Democrats and WSU College Republicans will face off in a debate about the “future of Trump’s America” tonight at 8 p.m in the CUB auditorium.ASWSU Sen. Kevin Schilling will moderate the debate between College Republicans President James Allsup and Young Democrats President...

Mayor to speak to students about local offices today

From staff reports

March 22, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson will speak alongside other local leaders about the importance of student voices in local politics from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the CUB, room 310.During the event, “Young Americans for Public Office,” Johnson and other local leaders, including city councilor Nathan Weller, w...

Senate passes loan transparency bill Wednesday

From staff reports

March 3, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The Senate passed a bill that makes loan information more transparent for students on Wednesday.Sen. Barbara Bailey (R), the first sponsor of Bill 5022, wants to help current and aspiring students know the exact costs of taking out student loans for future education. Bill 5022 is also known as the Was...

Elk hoof disease management

Elk hoof disease management

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus

Senate Bill 5474, which passed the Senate yesterday, addressed elk hoof disease that has been affecting cloven-hoofed animals in Washington and surrounding areas.This bill came about after increased reporting of elk hoof disease spread across the state, as well as to some parts of Oregon and the Cascades...

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