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News Links | November 7, 2017

November 07, 2017

Yakima Valley College students dress for success | The first female member of iconic rock band Guns N' Roses started as a classically trained pianist | James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington | She saw a need; she filled it | Budget crisis: School projects face cuts, delays | State pays $2.6 million to settle dispute over community college computer system | Opinion: First-Gen struggles don’t end after graduation | Thomas Stredwick appointed to Big Bend's Board of Trustees | Opinion: Two simple words can help regional tech diversify its workforce | Former homeless families share how local programs helped them | Community called on to help with presidential search at Highline College | Opinion: Wild and precious life: Choosing to live as though I have nothing to lose | Early learning advocates host forum | College pantry offering free food for hungry students | Grays Harbor College purchases new fish lab equipment | CBC receives $33,500 donation to help nuclear technology students | Bright Futures breakfast brings in $185,000 for LWTech >>

News Links | October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

Mount Vernon School District aims for 100 percent high school graduation rate | Opinion: Ease up on the Amazon dreams | Keeping prepared: port, county practice airport disaster response | Spend a fifth year in college? Fewer Washington students stick around that long | Editorial: End the ‘hostage’ drama on capital budget, Hirst | SVC Fall Powwow more than honoring Native American culture | 50 years and counting | EvCC’s aviation maintenance school celebrates 50 years | Experts call DACA cancellation a detriment to community | Dutch Bros. raises $2,600 for Centralia College Foundation with ‘Buck for Kids’ day | CPTC’s open house welcomes potential students to campus | Program supporting STEM students to expand to 6 additional colleges | Hungry? Need a toothbrush? SPSCC’s new food pantry can help | Bates: Senator Patty Murray tours college’s Early Learning Center, talks access to child care | Alumni interview: Dana S. at Shoreline Community College >>

News Links | September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017

SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks | Microsoft backs Seattle-Vancouver high-speed rail study as Cascadia conference aims to deepen ties between regions | Bellevue students protected as federal government seeks end of DACA | OC program ‘opens the door’ to students who can’t attend class during work day | Local services battle high college dropout rates | Foundation strives to help homeless students attend college, get career training | Olympic College, tribe team up to offer night classes in Suquamish >>

News Links | September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017

Michigan provost to lead Columbia Basin College | Insider Insight: Christine Johnson | Western Governors University looks to expand local footprint | Lifelong learning | DACA phase out: 'I am from here,' Bremerton Dreamer says | Teachers learn 3D printing at Edmonds CC | McAuliffe inducted to the Northshore School District Wall of Honor | Columbia Basin College nearing decision on new president | Spokane Community College opens Pullman campus | In the hands of homeless teens and refugees, cameras offer a different view of Spokane in Terrain’s ‘Snapshot’ exhibit | How housing authorities can shape school outcomes | Walla Walla Vintners a Washington pioneer | Columbia Basin College is offering student housing this fall | Five viticulture programs offered in Washington | Bates Technical College’s apprenticeship navigator receives accolades for re-entry work >>

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