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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 9, 2017

November 09, 2017

LCC welding lab shut down due to slightly elevated arsenic levels | Popular Yakima Valley College professor Herb Blisard, who taught there for 51 years, has died | Community members visit Burlington schools | She’s impressed by the community. Meet CBC’s first woman president | Seattle Central's South Annex planned to be homeless youth center | Lucrative new manufacturing jobs are emerging; no college degree required >>

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 26, 2017

October 26, 2017

Parents get taste of homework in Washougal class | This veterans hub started with $10,000 three years ago. Now it’s going to get $310,000 | Opinion: How ‘affordable’ housing is disappearing in Seattle | Auburn making a concentrated push to get healthy | Team of veterans work on eco-friendly projects across county >>

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