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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The Pullman City Council repealed an ordinance requiring fingerprint-based background tests for taxi drivers at its meeting Tuesday.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...

Local groups protest dams

Local groups protest dams

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community, Showcase

Drumbeats and singing filled the air Friday evening at Chief Timothy Park in Clarkston as Nez Perce tribe members commenced the third annual “Free the Snake Flotilla.” The Flotilla ran from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon, with participants advocating for breaching the four dams on the...

Political clubs move forward

Political clubs move forward

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Since WSU College Republicans fell under the national spotlight for its former president’s participation in the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, current and former leadership plan to remain politically involved on campus. In an appearance on KZUU 90.7 FM radio show “Cougar Tales,”...

Schulz supports undocumented students

Schulz supports undocumented students

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

President Kirk Schulz and nine other Washington university presidents issued a joint statement Tuesday supporting the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, which protects people who entered the country illegally as children. President Donald Trump officially announced a plan earlier...

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...

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