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Student groups register about 2,000 to vote in local elections

Student groups register about 2,000 to vote in local elections

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 21, 2018


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

WSU student organizations registered more people on campus to vote since the beginning of the fall semester than any previous year. ASWSU worked with student organizations it thought would be willing to help register students to vote, said Quinton Berkompas, ASWSU deputy director of Legislative Affairs. It...

Several couch fires reported after football game victory

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

After a bustling football weekend at WSU, Pullman Police Department experienced an uptick in game-related crimes including multiple couch burnings, fireworks, noise complaints, alcohol-related infractions and reports of unconscious people. Six fires were reported Saturday night starting around 8 p.m....

Local business owners discuss GameDay crowds

Local business owners discuss GameDay crowds

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

While many students were out late in celebration of ESPN’s College GameDay coming to campus over the weekend, downtown business owners braced themselves for one of Pullman’s biggest football weekends yet. Kristy Mosman, Zoe Coffee and Kitchen manager, said it was hard to gauge the capacity of...

Goulet, Dye compete for representative seat

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Voter's Guide 2018

In the November election, Mary Dye, Washington House of Representatives Republican incumbent, will face Democratic challenger Jennifer Goulet for Position 1 of the 9th District at the state capital. The district includes Adams, Asotin, Garfield, Whitman and parts of Franklin and Spokane counties. Dye...

Incumbent, newcomer compete for county commissioner seat

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Pullman Community

Two candidates are running for the position of Whitman County commissioner in the November elections. Democratic incumbent Michael Largent said he feels he’s earned another term. “I grew up on a farm here, I worked several jobs in Pullman, I have always been involved with my community and I also ...

Professor writes book on success, wins award

Professor writes book on success, wins award

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU professor’s new book exploring the successes of black males in literature has recently won the 2018 Award for Creative Scholarship at the College Language Association (CLA) annual convention banquet. Aaron Oforlea, associate professor at WSU, published his book “James Baldwin, Toni Morrison,...

Mark Clinton seeks re-election for treasurer

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Voter's Guide 2018

This November election, incumbent Mark Clinton will face challenger Christina Nelson for Whitman County treasurer. Both candidates are running as Republicans. Nelson, who was unable to do an interview due to a family emergency, has said in previous statements she wants to achieve improvements in accuracy,...

Local business owners weigh in on I-1634

Local business owners weigh in on I-1634

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, Voter's Guide 2018

Initiative Measure No. 1634, also known as the “keep groceries affordable act of 2018,” proposes that no local governmental entity may impose a tax or fee for any raw or processed food or beverage intended for human consumption. Dissmore’s IGA Owner Archie McGregor III said there is a need for...

McMorris Rodgers wants to reinvest in higher education, health care

McMorris Rodgers wants to reinvest in higher education, health care

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Voter's Guide 2018

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the six-term Republican incumbent representing Washington’s 5th Congressional District, faces Democratic challenger Lisa Brown in the most expensive and closest race she has faced in her time in Congress. Rodgers said she seeks a seventh term in Congress because of the current...

Democratic challenger Brown wants to protect Eastern Washington ranchers

Democratic challenger Brown wants to protect Eastern Washington ranchers

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Voter's Guide 2018

Lisa Brown, the Democratic challenger for the 5th Congressional District seat held by Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, will look to become the first to defeat Rodgers since she took office in 2005. Brown said she wants to bring a new voice to Washington D.C. to represent the people of...

Pullman responders brace for GameDay festivities

Pullman responders brace for GameDay festivities

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Crime, Football, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

As College GameDay’s broadcast approaches, Pullman first responders are preparing for what is set to be a big weekend for Pullman. “We’re not doing a whole lot different,” Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said. “Our motto is be prepared for anything.” Heston said this weekend is high...

Pullman declares state of emergency to improve transportation

Pullman declares state of emergency to improve transportation

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

The City of Pullman declared a state of emergency Tuesday night in anticipation of College Gameday's arrival on campus, but city officials have good reason for the declaration, Pullman Transit Manager Wayne Thompson said. “It sounds worse than it is,” he said. “We had to do that to provide charter...

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