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News Links | January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

Washington state taking on Trump over immigration ban | Radio station KSVR works to serve Spanish-speaking audience | Local college presidents pledge to protect immigrant students | Gov. Jay Inslee tours Skagit Valley College | Wanted: Factory workers, degree required | Tri-Cities brace for immigration changes | Students in YVC's winery program drink in the knowledge | Waterfront building becoming a hub for new business ideas | Stan Boreson, ‘King of Scandinavian Humor,’ dies at 91 | Tiny Lynnwood camp helps homeless students stay in college | Ukrainian couple celebrates freedom to worship and fail | Immigrant student thanks South Seattle College’s Gifts From The Earth sold-out crowd for helping education dreams come true | Edmonds Community College program provides support for veterans | Sparks fly at heated competition among top high school welders | Chateau Ste. Michelle’s old vines find new success | EvCC, WSU students lend a hand | EdCC students help with NASA grant project | Columbia Basin College trucking into the future | South Seattle College graduate wins ACT Transforming Lives award | Russ Mohney Award: Onalaska science teacher takes pride in providing perspective | Grants to provide field trips, welding equipment for Onalaska students | Bates graduate honored at Transforming Lives Award dinner | CPTC alum honored at Transforming Lives dinner >>

News Links | January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017

Proposed $500M plan would double Bellevue College’s square footage | Local Head Start gets grant to comply with federal requirements | Local women explain why they joined march on Washington | Bates: Spotlight on Staff: Academic instructor Karrie Zylstra has passion for languages, loves teaching basic skills | Pierce College removing sewage from Lakewood’s Waughop Lake | Centralia College Foundation announces 2017 distinguished alumnus | Opinion: With more than 42 years as higher-ed leader, Jean Floten deserves Washington’s thanks | Trump’s hiring of 2 state legislators leaves Senate GOP in a bind | CASEE students take first place at forestry competition | New 1st District legislators say committee roles aid home areas | Tsunami of kids threatens to inundate ML schools >>

News Links | January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017

Spokane Community College student Aaron Miller – a former convict – hopes to ease transition from incarceration to education | Campus makeover registrar, counseling offices remodeled at Big Bend | Our View: Improving the investment in Olympic College | WCC receives $650,000 NSF grant to award STEM scholarships to 36 talented low-income students | Support and concerns for Seattle's sanctioned homeless encampments | Japanese American recalls internment amid fears of modern parallels | Officers give blood in honor of fellow officer | Youth Unity Rally calls out Trump | CPTC: ASG helps students reach campus with bus pass program | Nays and hoorays: Seattle responds to Trump's inauguration | Donor Wall honors aid to student veteran program | Happy to hit the books, dozens of immigrant parents find a new voice as school leaders | Brittany Voie commentary: Who benefits when law enforcement vehicles are less noticeable? | Nicer in 2017 | Moment's notice >>

News Links | January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017

Foreign students at Washington colleges wonder: Are they still welcome? | UW Bothell, Cascadia sign hate-free campus pledge | Rep. Rick Larsen talks veterans, education, Affordable Care Act | Scene nearby: EdCC Breakfast of Champions | Council considers proposal to vacate street for Bellevue College to make way for student housing | Topping out | Mayor delivers 2017 state of the city address | Motorists should fix leaks so they “Don’t Drip and Drive” >>

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