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Letters to the Editor | Legislature should not hide records

JESSE WAITE, Pullman

February 13, 2018

Judge Lanese’s ruling against legislative exemptions to the Public Records Act was definitive and obvious: The legislature is a state agency and hence subject to the act, as a rational person would conclude. Last fall I submitted requests for records pertaining to 12 Democrat legislators’ actions...

JESSE WAITE, Pullman

February 5, 2018

Judge Lanese’s ruling against legislative exemptions to the Public Records Act was definitive and obvious: the legislature is a state agency and hence subject to the act, as a rational person would conclude. Last fall I submitted requests for records pertaining to twelve Democrat legislators’ action...

Letters to the Editor | Higher student voting turnout necessary for change

WILLIE DICKERSON, Snohomish

February 1, 2018

Only 7 percent of the student body voting raises questions. (“Server issues didn’t impact turnout, chair says” by Linh Nguyen, The Daily Evergreen, Tuesday) Is this a mistake? Do these elections matter? How many of these students vote in state and national elections? Do they know they live in the l...

Letters to the Editor | Pink Pussyhats should not divide feminists

RUTH GREGORY, Pullman

February 1, 2018

It saddened me to see the opinion article “Pink Pussyhats problematic for populace” in The Daily Evergreen on Tuesday, which criticized the wearers of the political hat without any context. I say “without context” because I am the woman in the picture and my husband is the man. Our picture was tak...

Letter to the Editor: Daily Evergreen important to community

JOHN MILLER, Tacoma

January 16, 2018

I am discouraged to read of the proposed cuts to The Daily Evergreen. If there is one thing that is needed in our society today, it is the demonstrated importance and independence of the media. Whether we are speaking of the national media or that of a college paper, the crucial role journalism plays ...

Letter to the Editor: Admin should share in cuts

LANDON ROPER, Pullman

January 16, 2018

WSU President Kirk Schulz’s response to the budget petition slaps the face of WSU students and employees. The highlights for review include: October: Schulz announces a plan to address the budget deficit, which includes ending the Performing Arts program and cutting several “temporary” position...

Letters to the editor: Student voices necessary for progress and change

LANDON ROPER, Pullman

January 11, 2018

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Letters to the editor: Main Street Squeeze against juice cleanse dieting

DESTINY STERNOD, Pullman

January 11, 2018

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Letter to the Editor: Tax cut does little for average American

NORM LUTHER, Spokane

January 9, 2018

In her email to constituents, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers exclaimed “This is huge.” And indeed it is huge. The recently-passed tax bill is a huge boondoggle for the rich. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center estimates that, under the law, the middle fifth of American households will see...

Letter to the Editor: Head Coach Mike Leach’s pay increase is bad call

JIM WELCH, Spokane

January 9, 2018

Has the football world gone mad? Or maybe I should say has WSU joined in on the madness? Obviously. If you go to just about any state in the country, typically you will find that the top-five paid state employees include a head football or basketball coach in that state. This does not even include priva...

Letter to the editor: Dining Services needs better solution

RYAN MANNY | WSU

December 11, 2017

Dining Services is currently deciding between two “budget-neutral” policy changes in the dining centers to close the spending power gap between RDA and Cougar Cash. Both plans eliminate the 7.5 percent discount associated with Cougar Cash at the dining halls. The second goes further, increasing...

Letter to the editor: Increased national park fees discourage use

JACOB WOODBURY | Pullman

November 29, 2017

In October, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed a hike of entrance fees to our nation’s most popular national parks from $25 to $70. This fee increase would discourage using our parks. Americans have fewer and fewer opportunities to access public wilderness — Bears Ears Monument in...

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