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Handy wins County Commissioner 2 seat

Handy wins County Commissioner 2 seat

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor November 19, 2020

Tom Handy won the position for Whitman County Commissioner 2 with 50.64 percent of the votes. Incumbent candidate Dean Kinzer received 48.85 percent of the votes, according to the Whitman County general...

Handy continues to hold slight lead over Kinzer

Handy continues to hold slight lead over Kinzer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor November 14, 2020

Whitman County Commissioner 2 candidate Tom Handy has a slight lead over incumbent Dean Kinzer. Handy has 50.25 percent of votes for the position, while Kinzer has 49.23 percent, according to the Whitman...

Handy in slight lead over Kinzer

Handy in slight lead over Kinzer

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

Tom Handy has a small lead over Dean Kinzer for the County Commissioner 2 seat, according to recent election results. Tom Handy has a little more than 50 percent of the votes. Incumbent Dean Kinzer,...

Whitman County still counting ballots

Whitman County still counting ballots

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee continues to lead Loren Culp in the Washington gubernatorial election with 58 percent of the vote statewide and 51 percent of the vote in Whitman County as of Thursday night. Culp said he...

Over 90 percent of the 1,400 ballots received by the Whitman County Elections Office by 3:30 on Nov. 3 were either sent by mail or left in ballot dropboxes.

Students react to contentious election

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

A majority of WSU students casted their ballots for the first time in a presidential election this year. Over 90 percent of the 1,400 ballots received at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 by the Whitman County Elections...

Washington voters approve comprehensive sex education in public schools, Inslees third term

Washington voters approve comprehensive sex education in public schools, Inslee’s third term

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee won his third term as governor, with his opponent Loren Culp saying he will contest the recent state election results. Inslee won with 59 percent of the vote statewide, and 51.9 percent...

Over 24,000 voters are registered in Whitman County. Voter turnout is about 60 percent.

Whitman County releases initial election results

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor November 3, 2020

Initial election results from Whitman County show Tom Handy has a narrow lead over Dean Kinzer for the second county commissioner seat. Handy has 49.96 percent of the current votes, while Kinzer has...

LWV President Bobbie Ryder said Senate Bill 5395 and Senate Joint Resolution 8212 will appear on this year’s ballot.

League of Women Voters hosts virtual issue forum about ballot measures

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Pullman and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce discussed a bill that would require schools to teach comprehensive sex education to all students, as well as a resolution that...

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 11, 2020

One of Linda Vargas’ first memories was crossing the U.S. border and missing her dog, who she had to leave behind, she said during an event that encouraged people to vote.  The WSU Undocumented Initiatives’...

People can register to vote online until Oct. 26. After that, they must register in-person.

Ballots will be mailed today

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 8, 2020

Whitman County officials will mail Washington voting ballots today, and voters can expect to see them by mid to late next week, according to the county auditor.  County auditor Sandy Jamison said the...

Any Washington resident can participate in mail-in voting as long as they are registered and have an up-to-date address.

Washington Secretary of State hosts Q&A on voter registration, mail-in voting

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 5, 2020

The state is likely to see a record voter turnout for 18-24 year olds, said Washington Secretary of State during a Q&A sponsored by WSU’s Student Diversity Center. “In 2016 we had 4.2 million...

Linda Vargas, senior civil engineering major, said she will speak about the importance of the program and how the upcoming election will affect her as a DACA recipient and the undocumented community.

Undocumented Initiatives hosts event for allies about voting

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 4, 2020

WSU’s Undocumented Initiatives is hosting a workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 to encourage student voting as the 2020 election approaches.  The workshop educates students and staff on the importance...

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