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News Links | August 1, 2017

August 01, 2017

Wounds that never heal | Skagit Valley College class teaches kids how to solve crimes | Spokane community college students face child care rate hikes | Centralia College employee wins regional staff award | Community leader Mason Nolan dies at 95 | Opinion: Having 30 felonies on your record makes life hard, but this UWT grad isn’t giving up | EWU to discontinue LCC baccalaureate program | Governor stops in Skagit County to talk capital budget | Need a flexible teacher training program that won’t lead to a lot of debt? Try Highline College. | Highline College President Jack Bermingham announces retirement | ‘Not fit to serve’? Washington transgender vets decry Trump’s ban | Failure to pass capital budget puts Kitsap projects on hold | Library internships teach youth job skills, confidence >>

News Links | May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

SPSCC alum Todd Caffey reminds us of the power of positive thinking | Centralia College employee named professional staff member of the year | Four-year college not for you? There are many pathways to career success | Pathways 2020 report highlight's county's good and bad | Solar cars take to the track | Hundreds of paid internships offered to Tacoma teens | Pierce College CIO receives education award from Puyallup South Hill Rotary >>

News Links | May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017

When new technology fails | Mayor Ed Murray won’t speak at Seattle Colleges commencement | Relocated marine life appears healthy in Puget Sound | Plant Amnesty arborists donate a day of pruning to the Arboretum at South Seattle College | SFCC instructor known as ‘Doc Polly’ named Washington community colleges’ faculty member of the year | SPSCC students want a $16 million Health and Wellness Center. Here’s how they plan to pay for it. | Could small-town Harvards revive rural economies? | TRiO Educational Opportunity Center opens at South Seattle College | Renton Technical College to open $20 million automotive technology complex >>

News Links | February 7, 2017

February 07, 2017

Editorial: Promise program would open community college for more | Trump ban: students and staff travel again after legal block | Clark College classes for high school juniors highly popular | Local Navy veteran achieves dream of opening bake shop | TCC: Medical supply recycling partnership saves money, waste | Official: Human trafficking cases often don’t make it to court | Frigid winter nips at Valley vineyards | Universities spoke up in case that led to ruling halting Trump’s travel ban | The city of Everett has many reasons to celebrate the arts | Students in college winery program drink in the knowledge | From military medic to automotive mechanic | Free dental clinic helps kids’ smiles | SPSCC math professor earns Evergreen’s 2016 Teacher Excellence Award | An 1889 U.S. Supreme Court case sets precedent for Trump's immigration order | At-risk students go for free at EvCC | Business & education: Creating the workforce we need | Sidhu honored with Exceptional Faculty Award by Bates | Immigration order puts Silverdale woman's family back in limbo | Tribal member earns statewide recognition | Wait, now Norwegian students are afraid to study in the U.S.? | Stranger surprises 88-year-old woman with special gift | Itek energy receives $125,000 workforce development grant >>

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