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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 >>

News Links | November 7, 2017

November 07, 2017

Yakima Valley College students dress for success | The first female member of iconic rock band Guns N' Roses started as a classically trained pianist | James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington | She saw a need; she filled it | Budget crisis: School projects face cuts, delays | State pays $2.6 million to settle dispute over community college computer system | Opinion: First-Gen struggles don’t end after graduation | Thomas Stredwick appointed to Big Bend's Board of Trustees | Opinion: Two simple words can help regional tech diversify its workforce | Former homeless families share how local programs helped them | Community called on to help with presidential search at Highline College | Opinion: Wild and precious life: Choosing to live as though I have nothing to lose | Early learning advocates host forum | College pantry offering free food for hungry students | Grays Harbor College purchases new fish lab equipment | CBC receives $33,500 donation to help nuclear technology students | Bright Futures breakfast brings in $185,000 for LWTech >>

News Links | October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Clark College program: RAMP to success for students | Pilot project to help students complete GEDs | Diverse students find community at Simpson Intercultural Center | Books and laptops, soccer balls and garden rakes? Spokane Community College’s Library of Things offers myriad items for students | El Periódico: Skagit Valley College DREAMers take a stand | TCC, THA expand housing assistance program for homeless students | SPSCC welcomes 4 new faculty members | These are the top Washington universities and colleges ranked by salary potential >>

News Links | October 3, 2017

October 03, 2017

BTC trustees approve BEST union contract | Getting faculty members to embrace student data | LWTech joins forces with Pacific Northwest institutes of technology to provide industry aligned talent for the Cascadia Corridor | Capitol Hill Housing, Seattle Central receive Community Green Up Grants | New programs available for fall at Clark College | How paid internships are putting unemployed youth in manufacturing jobs | Wagnitz named interim president at Highline College | Seattle high-schoolers hit the streets to support Dreamers | Agreement reached in Bellingham Technical College teachers' strike | Rotary clubs present the Centralia College Foundation with a $25,000 check | Inland Northwest paralegal programs grow | Big equipment, big opportunity: Trade schools offer attractive alternative | Foundation provides vital scholarship help to Community Colleges of Spokane students | Inmates take part in drone program | Green River College welcomes students back to campus | Opening of Clark College’s culinary facility delayed | Fields of Grace, CBC pick peck of Pasco peppers | Changing Lives: Wenatchee Valley College Omak Foundation | The hidden connection between trauma and homelessness | Clark College students go back to school | WVC opens Jack and Edna Maguire Student Recreation Center | Spotlight on EdCC: Complete the Dream scholarship becomes a reality | EvCC teachers take their contract concerns to the board | As hub for higher ed, Spokane is moving to the head of the class | Walla Walla Community College plays role in shaping a nation | County still healing a year after Cascade Mall shooting | Column: Olympic College gained a building but didn’t lose its soul | Planning continues for new BBCC building, for now | Daughter of Cascade Mall shooting victim starts scholarship in her honor | New Tumwater Craft Brewing and Distilling Center to Include Sandstone Distillery | Lawmakers, Dreamers fight to save DACA | Highline’s Rashad Norris loves giving back to youth | BTC nursing program earns national accreditation | Local immigrants fear shake down with Trump’s phase out of DACA | 2 new ‘On the Fence’ art installations on display in Edmonds | Dogs at Snohomish farm helping comfort kids with autism | Jono Vaughan, visual artist who honored trans lives with Project 42, wins the 2017 Betty Bowen Award | Living in a shipping container could actually be pretty sweet, thanks to Bellevue student >>

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