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News Links | January 9, 2018

January 09, 2018

Fully funding education, passing capital budget top focus this legislative session | Transforming lives at Big Bend | South Puget Sound Community College opens Center for Transition Studies | A look at fast-growing jobs in Clark County | Editorial: State lawmakers have lot to prove and get done | City of Vancouver: Quest for better representation and workplace diversity | Tech jobs training | Yakima Valley College math professor makes a good side gig out of bad puns | Where does the money from the sugary drink tax go? | LCC announces 'Benefactors of the Year' | EvCC course: Traumatic history and present-day relationships | Despondent Seattle teen found a future through film; now he’s giving back | Technical training grant to benefit central Washington >>

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 5, 2017

December 05, 2017

Clark grad rides a wave after being part of Nobel project | 3 1/2 years + $133,000 = better prospects for CBC students | Cavalluzzi offered job as new Olympic College president | The internet destroyed their monopoly on textbooks. Now college bookstores are trying to find their niche | Inmates give governor’s mansion holiday makeover | STEM careers focus of engineering night | A legacy in full color: Jeanette Best, cornerstone of Port Townsend arts, dies | A tour of Whidbey finds breweries proudly serving local beer | Health Fair informs CPTC students, faculty and staff about local resources | West Seattle, Garfield and Ingraham high schools added to free college program | AVID program at KPMS develops lifelong learners | Partnership change may lead to market expansion | Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham | Olympic College’s Mitchell: Supportive community made being president ‘a lot of fun’ | LWTech welcomes Washington STEM leaders for tour | Collaborative groups awarded millions in grants from United Way | Centralia council approves Rotary Club’s Riverside Park improvement plan | Peninsula College’s Building 202 renovations at Fort Worden win award | Enumclaw makes decision on funding outside agencies | Planning great new STEM projects >>

News Links | November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017

Jenny Durkan takes step on free-college promise on 1st full day as Seattle mayor | Automotive instructor from Centralia receives national award | He traded Olympia for ‘amazing honor’ in Trump administration | Pierce College celebrates 50 years of service | Bellevue College’s radio station recognized for excellence in reporting of disability issues | Mayor Jenny Durkan takes office, with city tour including West Seattle stop | Now they’re really cooking at Clark College >>

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