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News Links | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017

Skagit Valley College hopes new turf field a boon | Great Careers event shows Issaquah students there’s nothing wrong with path less traveled | Minority students aren’t pulled to magnet schools | Here’s to the vineyard workers of the Walla Walla Valley | New BBCC program proving popular | Opinion: Hilltop needs higher wages and local hires | OC Workforce Development helps students pay for tuition, fees, books, child care | Seattle Stand Down offers hundreds of veterans much-needed services | Skagit Valley College Foundation meets $3 million fundraising goal | Local businesses bone up on new sick leave rules | Holiday House provides gifts for 100 families | With new grant, Spokane Falls Community Colleges looks to attract diversity in engineering | ‘Hour of Code’ builds foundation for future coders | Grant County makes economic development work | Chelan County Fire District 1 chief announces retirement, names successor | Lewis County service agencies address state, local leaders on needs | Denzel Washington and other major celebrities you didn’t know played college basketball | City forest updates trail maps with help | PSD students are learning how to teach, and may help your child learn next semester >>

News Links | December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017

Senators say net neutrality rollback could harm rural education | Forging a family bond and love for farming | Two reasons why the chum salmon run was off this fall | Price tag for community colleges’ new IT system goes up $45 million | Backstory: A Dreamer’s saga and how I came to tell it | Getting engaged with themselves and their community | CPTC dental students serve at Project Homeless Connect | Ivy Tech to give help to SNAP recipients | Providence makes global impact through medical supply warehouse | SCC students step up to provide Christmas to family displaced by fire | Career connected learning and apprenticeship program award | A bridge to employment >>

News Links | December 7, 2017

December 07, 2017

Big Bend takes off: unmanned aerial systems programs gains accreditation | Future uncertain for Peninsula College in Sequim after campus closes | New SFCC gymnasium to be named after longtime coach | McDonald commentary: A tribute to Alice White Forth of Centralia College | Opinion: Black and brown | Diversity | 'It's OK to be white' posters reappear at Vancouver's Clark College | Retiring Olympic College president's legacy seen "in the success of every student" >>

News Links | November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017

A fresh — and expanded — view of community colleges shows they’re doing better than many thought | Opinion: More affordable housing near TCC is a smart investment | SPSCC Food Pantry: Kate Armstrong’s dream becomes a reality | At end of poet laureate term, Laura Read reflects on finding poetry where you are | Music, stories resonate at 2017 Spokane Fall Folk Festival | After more than half a century, GI Bill still helping vets transition to life beyond war | Veteran of two wars recalls WWII air campaigns | Military service, advocating for vets important to Altmayer | Veterans Day | Projects teach students about efforts to go green | A lifelong connection to the service | Gov. Jay Inslee Reappoints Doris Wood-Brumsickle to Centralia College Board of Trustees | Eat, stay, love | Open house to showcase SonBridge’s community-health efforts | Public weighs $1B ammonia plant in Longview | Clark College welding program selling students’ 2017 project online as fundraiser | Reporter's Notebook preview: College study in France draws former West Valley resident to wine industry | Confection perfection | Eight community members will help in Highline College presidential search | Opinion: Opening our minds can be a beautiful thing | A skills-based jobs approach to fulfilling workforce needs >>

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