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Trans rights at risk following new White House memo

Trans rights at risk following new White House memo

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

The Trump administration may attempt to deliver yet another blow to the transgender community. In a Department of Health and Human Services memo obtained by The New York Times, it is proposed that the legal definition of gender needs to be determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounde...

Greyhound bus searches provoke concerns over immigration

Greyhound bus searches provoke concerns over immigration

By Eric McCormick, Contributor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News

Members of the EWU community are starting to take a stand against Greyhound Lines Inc., which is allowing U.S. Border Patrol officers to search its buses without a warrant. The controversial issue sparked conversation during EWU’s Immigration Action Week that occurred from Oct. 15-19, in which studen...

Election Guide Podcast

Election Guide Podcast

By Michael Brock, Jeremy Burnham, and Dylan Harris

November 2, 2018


Filed under Audio, Election Guide 2018, Multimedia, News, Politics

The Easterner's Michael Brock, Jeremy Burnham and Dylan Harris explain the ins and outs of this year's midterm elections. Listen to this podcast to learn more about how YOU will be affected by the results of the election.

Holocaust survivor shares story of resilience

Holocaust survivor shares story of resilience

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor, shared her story at the Spokane Convention Center on Oct. 30, 2018. Lazan’s speech acted as a reminder that the Holocaust, one of the most horrific events in world history, was not so long ago. This past Saturday, anti-Semitism made yet anothe...

Veterans to give perspectives on post-military life

Veterans to give perspectives on post-military life

By Jazmine Reed, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

“Got Your 6” (meaning “got your back” in military terms)  is about guiding faculty, staff and students to learn more about military culture, understand the veteran’s transition process and develop retention and support strategies. For students to form a better understanding of what veterans go ...

Holy and Lewis race to 6th district Senate

Holy and Lewis race to 6th district Senate

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News, Politics

In the Washington state government, the legislative branch is made of two houses, much like the federal government. The state’s 49 districts each elect one person to the Senate, and two people to the House of Representatives. Cheney falls in the 6th District, along with Airway Heights, Medical Lake an...

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, Politics

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, Politics

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, Politics

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, Politics

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....

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