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Washington strides toward affirmative action laws

Washington strides toward affirmative action laws

May 21, 2019

The Washington State Legislature is in the process of passing I-1000, which would add affirmative action laws and policies in employment, education and co...

Age restriction posted next to the tobacco products at Maverik gas station in Cheney. Come 2020, the age to buy smoking or vaping products will be raised to 21.

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington

April 19, 2019

If young adults want to try smoking, they will have to wait until they are 21 years old starting in 2020. The Washington state legislature has issued ...

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. ...

State budget a hot topic for Washington

State budget a hot topic for Washington

October 29, 2014

Just as ballots are being mailed to Washington state residents, the candidates for each political race in the region are pitching their ideas to the public. EWU...


Genetically engineered foods: Do you know what is in the food you are eating?

February 7, 2013

By Connor Griffin contributing writer Last fall, petitioners around the EWU campus gathered signatures to see an initiative requiring the labeling of all...

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