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WSU Vancouver to host ‘Are We Safer in the Dark?’

WSU Vancouver will host “Are We Safer in the Dark?,” a Sunshine Week dialogue on open government and secrecy Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m., in the Student Services Building, Room 110.Moderated by Geneva Overholster, endowed chair from the Missouri School of Journalism, the event strives to raise awareness around the importance of openness in […]

Selection process begins for new Student Regent

Applications will be available Feb. 1 for the 2006-2007 Student Regent position.The Student Regent, the highest appointed position a student can hold while enrolled at WSU, is a representative of the WSU student body and has full voting rights and privileges on the Board of Regents.            The Student Regent is involved with the student government […]

State auditor cancels WSU visit

Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag has canceled his previously announced plans to visit the Washington State University campus on Sept. 7. Please make note if you have it on your calendar. The forum was scheduled to discuss the new government accountability law that will require independent performance audits of all state agencies and operations. The […]

Studies, services discussed in presentation

Washington State University Extension and the College of Liberal Arts entered into an agreement three years ago to sponsor a combined Division of Governmental Studies and Services/Program for Local Government Education. This month’s Extension Engaged will present the results of this partnership, including:*  the Natural Resources Leadership Academy * the Certified Public Officials training program* partnership […]

Political science professors recreate text on state politics

Three Washington State University political science professors have teamed up to create a new textbook for the coming decade. Cornell Clayton, Lance LeLoup and Nick Lovrich began work on “Washington State Government and Politics” in April 2002 when they realized the current edition was more than a decade old. Contrary to previous editions, this book […]

Speaker to focus on free-market environmentalism

Most Americans believe there are environmental issues in the United States. The behind-the-scenes debate is over the best way to fix the problems. Should the government dictate standards and impose penalties or should industry have a chance to play a part? Terry Anderson, executive director of Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a Bozeman, Montana think-tank […]