Political FYI

Reception to discuss WSU

EVERETT — Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd will host a reception Wednesday to discuss efforts to expand the research university’s presence in the city.

The free event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Hotel Monte Cristo, 1507 Wall St. in Everett.

A bill moving through the Legislature would put WSU in charge of the University Center of Puget Sound in 2014. Everett Community College now runs the 500-student program on its campus.

Under that legislation, officials at WSU and the community college and others must craft a plan for serving the higher education needs for the region for the foreseeable future. It also requires WSU launch an engineering program at the center in the next couple of years.

For information, contact the WSU Alumni Association at 800-258-6978 or send an e-mail to alumnievents@wsu.edu.

Edmonds: Join town hall by phone

State Rep. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds will discuss budget cuts and legislation under consideration by the Legislature in a telephone town hall Wednesday night.

The town hall will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour.

Hundreds of his constituents will receive phone calls and are invited to participate.

Residents can dial in themselves. To do that, call 877-229-8493 and enter the PIN code 13739. Once connected, you’ll be able to listen and ask questions.

For additional information, contact Liias’ legislative office at 360-786-7972 or send an e-mail to marko.liias@leg.wa.gov.

Herald staff

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