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The battle for the 8th district

The battle for the 8th district

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
October 27, 2020

With just a week left until election day 2020, candidates for Washington’s 8th congressional district are making their final pitches to voters. Incumbent Rep. Kim Schrier (D-Issaquah) is facing off...

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Two Democrats are running for the office of lieutenant governor

Two Democrats are running for the office of lieutenant governor

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

Current Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib will be stepping down when his term ends in December. Two candidates now remain in the race for the position.  The first is Senator Marko Liias, and the second...

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Flu shots and the people behind them

Flu shots and the people behind them

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

Flu season is upon us, and medical staff at Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) and volunteers from around the county are working to ensure that things run how they’re supposed to.  Kathryn Brunner...

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Gaudino gives his final State of the University speech

Gaudino gives his final State of the University speech

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
October 24, 2020

In his final State of the University speech as President of CWU, James L. Gaudino outlined the progress the university has made towards meeting his three university-wide goals, while also previewing the...

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Water main break causes flooding

Water main break causes flooding

Amy Morris, Managing/Online Editor
October 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 20 there was a break to a water main, which is a substantial pipe that carries drinking water. The break occurred on North Walnut Street between East Dean Nicholson Boulevard and 18th...

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As the election nears, candidates for Attorney General square off

As the election nears, candidates for Attorney General square off

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

Local elections take place in November. Americans will not only be voting for the U.S. president, but for their local officials.  One of the offices up for election is the office of the attorney general....

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Blue light telephones scattered around campus are one of the safety measures to protect students.

CWU police ensures student safety at night

Star Diavolikis, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

CWU police are taking many measures in an effort to ensure student safety at night. This includes patrolling campus, offering a service that has police accompany a student to their destination and promoting...

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While the plan isn’t finalized, ASCWU is working to build a new multicultural center.

Old Heat may be new Center for Cultural Innovation

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

ASCWU has been in talks for three to four months about a possible plan to convert the Old Heat building into the new multicultural center starting fall 2021. The planned phases for the remodeling of...

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Students take opportunities on campus to exercise and demonstrate their political power.

As election nears, students get involved

Star Diavolikis, Staff Reporter
October 15, 2020

On campus, many students are expressing their political voices in different ways. This can include informational booths, protests and other demonstrations. Alexis Heng-Bentley, a freshman secondary English...

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Students in certain fields may be affected by Boeing’s decision to move production of the 787.

Boeing moves production of 787 to South Carolina

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
October 15, 2020

Boeing announced moving the production of aircraft 787 from Everett, Washington to South Carolina in 2021. This move would leave multiple people without jobs and call into question the job opportunities...

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The discussion feature was removed from CWU Connect app (above) after political arguments.

Discussion feature removed from CWU Connect app following political arguments

CWU moderators removed the discussion feature on the CWU Connect app after students arguing about the U.S. Vice Presidential debate started attacking each other last Wednesday, Oct. 7. The arguments first...

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Looking closer at tax dollars and police funding

David Hartless, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

The topic of defunding the police has recently taken center stage, with #DefundThePolice trending on Twitter and people around the country protesting against police violence. Most people know that their...

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