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News Links | April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

New program targets first-gen college students | Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou signs contract at board meeting | Learning the art of firefighting | Pierce College professor’s side hustle involves publishing 50 — and counting — romance novels | Demolition day to mark launch of major renovation to Highline College building | High school seniors from across Washington state commit to STEM by signing letters of intent | Automotive Service Technology students at Yakima Valley College earn honors in competition | The assignment: Write something great for violin and... trombone? | Photo: Environmental affairs at Peninsula College | New trustee of Bellingham Technical College appointed by Governor Inslee >>

News Links | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

LCC's Clinton Howard and Marinda Strine win academic honors | High school at sea: Everett marine-biology school shines, but other districts aren’t on board | Tacoma Community College has a new president | ORCA places third at Orca Bowl | Addressing Washington’s skilled worker gap | Two SPSCC students awarded at 22nd Annual All-Washington ceremony | New president looks to build on Heritage’s efforts in Valley | Walla Walla Community College's Try-A-Trade draws crowd | CPTC hosts international student graduation ceremony | When Bruce Lee was just an unknown, everyday guy | The long-lost history of the Tacoma Speedway | Generation Inspiration brings Intergenerational Cultural Exchange to Kitsap Regional Library | Metal art competition at Columbia Basin College | They dropped out of school. Now these Tri-City teens are trying to drive on Mars | Veteran program paints the path to a future career | Kirkland police investigate possible mass shooting threats at Lake Washington Institute of Technology | Olympia college students call for action on national walkout day | They drew chalk outlines honoring shooting victims — 'We want this to be the last time' | Green River College to launch educational opportunities in Covington | “What is it that a student needs from us?...That’s where we’re changing the culture. We focus on what a student needs at that moment.” >>

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 | 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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