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Initiative 1634: Prohibiting grocery taxes

Initiative 1634: Prohibiting grocery taxes

By Michael Brock, Editor In Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

Initiative 1634, a measure to prohibit new local taxes from being placed on particular grocery items, will be on the Nov. 6 midterm election ballot. The campaign for the measure has raised $20.2 million as of Oct. 17 and is funded primarily by The Coca-Cola Co. (more than $9.6 million), PepsiCo Inc. ...

Honors program brings in new expertise

Honors program brings in new expertise

By Jazmine Reed, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

EWU Provost Scott Gordon had called for a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the Honors Program, wanting to look at strengthening diversity and recognizing what students need to be leaders. Gordon contacted Naomi Yavneh-Klos for the task. Yavneh-Klos was hired as special assistant to the provos...

EWU begins using texting as main form of communication with prospective students

EWU begins using texting as main form of communication with prospective students

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

All it takes is two thumbs and a cell phone to make large impacts at EWU. This way of thinking prompted Jens Larson, interim associate vice president for enrollment management, to reinvent the mode of communication between EWU and future students in spring 2017. Most prospective students pref...

Initiative 1631: Carbon Emissions Fee Measure

Initiative 1631: Carbon Emissions Fee Measure

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

Residents of Washington have likely heard of Initiative 1631. The bill is both supported and opposed by very well-funded organizations. This means plenty of ads have been running in the state in both directions. One side says the bill will reduce pollution. The other side says it raise gas and power pri...

Spokane locals Wilson and Graham seek House Position 2

Spokane locals Wilson and Graham seek House Position 2

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

The race for House Position 2 in Washington state’s 6th Legislative District features two longtime Spokane residents: Democrat Dave Wilson and Republican Jenny Graham. The 6th District includes Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights and a small portion of Spokane. The House seat was previously held ...

Volz and Murano run for the House

Volz and Murano run for the House

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Mike Volz is looking to fend off Democrat newcomer Kay Murano for House Position 1 in Washington state’s 6th Legislative District. Volz was elected to this position in 2016. The 6th District includes Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights and a small portion of Spokane....

McMorris Rodgers and Brown race for Congress

McMorris Rodgers and Brown race for Congress

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Election Guide 2018, News

During the Nov. 6 midterm elections, all 435 seats of the U.S. House of Representatives will be contested. Ten individuals will be elected to the House from the state of Washington, one from each of the state’s congressional districts. In the 5th Congressional District, the incumbent, Republican Cat...

EWU previews renovated PUB despite construction delay

EWU previews renovated PUB despite construction delay

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

Students previewed the freshly remodeled PUB on Oct. 26, by flocking into the building and experiencing many of its amenities as a sneak peek before it officially opens. Though commenced with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, EWU announced only days before, Oct. 22, that the PUB will not be completed until wi...

Get Lit! wins prestigious award

Get Lit! wins prestigious award

By Eric McCormick, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

EWU’s Get Lit! has received the Washington State Governor’s Arts & Heritage Award because of its role of promoting arts in the community. Kate Peterson, the program’s director, is excited for the fact that Get Lit! is getting more recognition. “These awards mean a lot to us,” Pete...

White-supremacist flyers return to EWU

White-supremacist flyers return to EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News

When flyers and stickers hung by a white-supremacist group appeared on campus in February, EWU students and faculty gathered for a student-led unity rally. Now, the flyers have returned. In the last couple of weeks, Identity Evropa stickers have been hung around campus during the middle of the nigh...

The PUB is finally… not done yet

The PUB is finally… not done yet

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

The PUB closed in December 2016 for major renovations. But now for the first time on Oct. 26, the public will be allowed to preview the inside of the building before it closes again until winter quarter. The PUB preview event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon. Following the ceremon...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Marijuana Possession Snyamncut Hall Oct. 18 A community adviser in snyamncut Hall reported an odor coming from the fourth-floor men’s restroom at 12:30 p.m. An officer made contact, and the underage male admitted to having a joint in his pocket. The male was criminally cited into the Chene...

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