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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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From the Archives: Young Americans fail to make a political impact

Chris Gorman, Opinions Editor February 1, 2024

This column initially appeared in the Sept. 19, 2002 edition of The Whitman Pioneer. The opinion was written by The Pioneer’s opinions editor and appears as it was initially ran; the only edits are to...

Voting at Whitman

On Nov. 7, 2023, elections were held across the nation and in Walla Walla County. Multiple School Director Positions, along with City Council positions, and Port Commissioners were on the ballot. Students...

Candidates for the Upcoming General Election Vow to Listen to Citizens

Ansley Peard, News Reporter October 26, 2023

On Nov. 7, Walla Walla County will hold its 2023 General Election. Walla Walla county is a vote-by-mail county with approximately 37,000 voters.  The Walla Walla City Council is composed of seven members...

Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget

Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 10, 2022

The City of Walla Walla excluded body cameras in the proposed biennium (two-year) budget for the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD), which was released Oct. 31, 2022. Along with the cameras, WWPD requested...

What’s on the ballot during the 2022 midterm elections?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 3, 2022

With Democrats currently holding on to a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives and Senate, the outcome of the 2022 midterms may be decided in a handful of toss-up elections. Several of these...

What political participation looks like during the midterm elections

Paul Florence, News Reporter September 15, 2022

In 2021, the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education released a national report including data on student participation in voting from Whitman College. According to the report, 78 percent of voters...

Make a plan for your vote

Sile Surman, Columnist September 24, 2020

Do you check your voter registration status every single day, almost to the point of insanity? Join the club. This election has everyone, including myself, on edge lately.  Quite honestly, I’m probably...

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter April 12, 2018

Polls closed for the ASWC Executive Council elections on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Shortly over an hour after, ASWC announced the results to the student body via email. ASWC’s Executive Council...

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor September 8, 2016

If you walked by the Walla Walla County Republican Headquarters in the red brick building on Second Avenue last week, you would not have found a soul there. Travel about a mile south though, and you would...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Walla Walla Votes on Replacement Levy for School District

Georgia Lyon February 4, 2016
Walla Walla voters to decide on replacement levy for Walla Walla School District.
Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Voting initiatives on campus

Sara Platnick November 5, 2015
ASWC and Walla Walla for Bernie Sanders have separately implemented measures to encourage student voting on all levels.
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