The Daily Evergreen

Goulet, Dye compete for representative seat

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 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...

I-940 would train police, expected to pass

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

The 2018 midterm ballot will include Washington Initiative 940, which deals with police training and criminal liability in cases of deadly force. “This initiative addresses the environment in Washington,” said Leslie Cushman, citizen sponsor of De-Escalate Washington. “Training for police will...

Auditor candidates hope to make changes to office, county

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

As the 2018 primary elections approach, Whitman County auditor candidates share their hopes for the community and what they want to accomplish if elected. Sandy Jamison, a certified public accountant and licensed Washington notary, said she has three goals for the auditor’s office. “I’d like...

Mark Clinton seeks re-election for treasurer

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 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,...

Rembert, Hart compete for district court judge position

Rembert, Hart compete for district court judge position

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Two candidates running for Whitman County District Court judge have plans to improve court technology and make information easily accessible to the public. John Hart has been the Colfax Municipal Court judge since 2012 and has served as judge pro tem in the Whitman County District Court. He also worked...

I-1631 would apply tax to carbon corporations

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Washington Initiative 1631, which advocates for applying a tax to carbon corporations, will be included on the Nov. 6 ballot. Jonathan Villanueva, WSU senior and advocate for I-1631, has been tabling on the mall for support. “We are asking carbon corporations to pay carbon fees,” Villanueva...

Local business owners weigh in on I-1634

Local business owners weigh in on I-1634

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 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 19, 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...

Schmick hopes to improve rural mental health, education

Schmick hopes to improve rural mental health, education

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen

October 19, 2018

Republican Rep. Joe Schmick, a 60-year-old farmer and small business owner from Colfax, Washington, is running for re-election in the 9th Legislative District which he has represented for 11 years. Schmick said going into the next legislative session, the most important issue to him is mental health....

Democratic challenger Brown wants to protect Eastern Washington ranchers

Democratic challenger Brown wants to protect Eastern Washington ranchers

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 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...

Sutherland talks health care, infrastructure

Sutherland talks health care, infrastructure

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Matthew Sutherland, a 25-year-old graduate student at WSU and commissioned officer in Washington’s National Guard, is running as a Democrat for the state House of Representatives. Sutherland said he was inspired to run because he believes it is time for a change in Washington’s 9th District. He...

I-1639 would require safe storage, safety training for firearms

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2018

Washington voters will be deciding Nov.6 whether or not to make the state’s gun laws some of the strictest in the country with Washington Initiative 1639. I-1639 would raise the minimum age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 and add enhanced background checks, both of which are already...

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