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Democratic primary gets filtered down to final two candidates

March 12, 2020

There are many great American rivalries like: Ali vs. Frasier, Coke vs. Pepsi, Call of Duty vs. Battlefield, Yankees vs. Red Sox, Seinfeld vs. Friend an...

Graph of states that will be involved in Super Tuesday on March  3. States in blue are contested states.

Super Tuesday is approaching

February 25, 2020

Super Tuesday is March 3 and “more than a third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention are up for grabs on this one day,” according...

Key Baker (left), the unofficial ASEWU president-elect, looks on at Reilly Responte (right), who filed a grievance after losing by 11 votes. Responte cited Bylaw 2017-18/206A section 4-D as his main argument.

Grievance denied: Key Baker’s ASEWU election victory stands

May 8, 2019

The ASEWU elections were almost two weeks ago, but the battle to become president continued Tuesday. Reilly Responte, having lost in the polls to Key Baker ...

ASEWU general elections are April 23-25. Students can place their vote at vote.ewu.edu

Key Baker and Reilly Responte face off in race for presidency

April 24, 2019

The race to become the ASEWU president is down to Key Baker and Reilly Responte after voters eliminated Alaa Almohammed in the primary elections. The g...

Government shutdown ends; President Trump declares national emergency

Government shutdown ends; President Trump declares national emergency

February 21, 2019

On Jan. 25, 2019, the government shutdown came to an end. President Trump signed a stopgap bill that would reopen the government for a three-week perio...

President Donald Trump delivering a speech at a campaign rally in Phoenix. Trump will be seeking his second term as president in 2020.

Early look at the 2020 presidential candidates

February 21, 2019

The 2020 presidential race has already begun, with several prominent Democrats and at least one Republican already throwing their names into the rin...

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee delivers his 2019 State of the State address on Jan. 15. Inslee declared a state of emergency on Jan. 25.

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

February 15, 2019

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Jan. 28 due to the major increase of measles cases in a matter of a few weeks. ...

Washington could become the first state to offer human decomposition as an alternative to burial and cremation.

Human decomposition bill being considered in Washington

February 15, 2019

At the end of life, many people end up in a casket or in an urn, but Washington state residents may soon have the option to become one with nature. ...

Proposed ban of plastic bags aims to reduce waste

Proposed ban of plastic bags aims to reduce waste

January 30, 2019

Heart-wrenching videos of turtles with straws stuck in their heads or birds with their necks caught in plastic bags shed light on the seriousness of the...

Longest government shutdown in US history comes to an end

Longest government shutdown in US history comes to an end

January 30, 2019

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end, at least temporarily, on Friday, Jan. 25. President Donald Trump agreed to a bill that wil...

EWU largely unaffected by government shutdown

EWU largely unaffected by government shutdown

January 26, 2019

This article ran in the Jan. 23 issue of The Easterner. On Jan. 25, Congress and President Donald Trump agreed to reopen the government until at least Feb...

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at EWU

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at EWU

January 9, 2019

Students gathered in Hargreaves Hall on Nov. 30 to hear Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speak and answer questions about current politic...

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