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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...

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...

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...

Washington state receives $3 million for untested rape kits

Washington state receives $3 million for untested rape kits

October 30, 2017

Washington state received a $3 million grant from the federal government to combat the 6,000 backlogged sexual assault kits. The money will go not onl...

Measles cases appear in Washington state

Measles cases appear in Washington state

February 18, 2015

Washington is one of 17 states to have reported cases of the measles to the CDC, according to recent government reports. The Centers for Disease Control...

Washington state minimum wage increased in 2015

Washington state minimum wage increased in 2015

January 8, 2015

As Washingtonians rang in the new year with their craft beer and pizzas, the state’s minimum wage increased yet again. The new wage is $9.47, an increase...

Letter to the Editor: Cathy McMorris Rodgers should help hard-working students

Letter to the Editor: Cathy McMorris Rodgers should help hard-working students

July 26, 2014

Dear Editor, As the parent of an Easterner and a visitor to Cheney this week, I have seen that there are many students who work hard to put themselves...

Dream Act offers answers for undocumented students

Dream Act offers answers for undocumented students

April 24, 2014

With the recent passing of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, a special group within the community is being recognized: undocumented...

With the suicide rate averaging two deaths per week among Washington state youth, what can we do to prevent suicides?

With the suicide rate averaging two deaths per week among Washington state youth, what can we do to prevent suicides?

January 22, 2014

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, approximate...

Do you know what you are eating?

Do you know what you are eating?

October 3, 2013

  This November, Washington state voters have the chance to determine whether or not food companies will be required to label foods and food...

Washington State Senate Bill 5737 assault weapons ban is an assault on individual liberty

Washington State Senate Bill 5737 assault weapons ban is an assault on individual liberty

February 26, 2013

[polldaddy poll=6924699] Gun owners are often labelled as paranoid for their distrust of the government, but how unfounded are their fears? When a prop...

Eagles advance to quarterfinals with 29-19 victory over Wagner

Eagles advance to quarterfinals with 29-19 victory over Wagner

December 1, 2012

When Eagles head coach Beau Baldwin needed the best from his football team, they responded, just like they have done all season long. Leading 22-19 with 11:29...

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