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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 >>

News Links | January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

Washington state taking on Trump over immigration ban | Radio station KSVR works to serve Spanish-speaking audience | Local college presidents pledge to protect immigrant students | Gov. Jay Inslee tours Skagit Valley College | Wanted: Factory workers, degree required | Tri-Cities brace for immigration changes | Students in YVC's winery program drink in the knowledge | Waterfront building becoming a hub for new business ideas | Stan Boreson, ‘King of Scandinavian Humor,’ dies at 91 | Tiny Lynnwood camp helps homeless students stay in college | Ukrainian couple celebrates freedom to worship and fail | Immigrant student thanks South Seattle College’s Gifts From The Earth sold-out crowd for helping education dreams come true | Edmonds Community College program provides support for veterans | Sparks fly at heated competition among top high school welders | Chateau Ste. Michelle’s old vines find new success | EvCC, WSU students lend a hand | EdCC students help with NASA grant project | Columbia Basin College trucking into the future | South Seattle College graduate wins ACT Transforming Lives award | Russ Mohney Award: Onalaska science teacher takes pride in providing perspective | Grants to provide field trips, welding equipment for Onalaska students | Bates graduate honored at Transforming Lives Award dinner | CPTC alum honored at Transforming Lives dinner >>

News Links | January 3, 2017

January 03, 2017

Skagit Valley College women's basketball players inspire Edison students | UW Bothell video-game programming lab prepares grads for even non-computer jobs | Spokane’s community colleges still wrestling with ‘troubled’ software system | Declining unemployment rate makes it hard to find good workers | Olympian Agenda: priorities for 2017 | State needs its community colleges, and needs to fund them, says system’s retiring chief | Q&A: Marty Brown shares what he’s learned after four years of steering Washington’s community colleges | Big Bend CC approved as EMT testing center | EdCC hopes new building will relieve overcrowding | Opinion: President out, it’s transition time at TCC | Lower Columbia College student government project lights up the holidays | Help wanted: Hospitals struggle to hire staff | ‘The American story’: The hard work of making a career dream come true | RTC student chosen for Transforming Lives award | More student housing for Everett Community College | Opinion: History: Higher education on South Hill started slowly | Ph.D.s (and advisers) shouldn’t overlook community colleges | Walla Walla Community College students hold a coat drive >>

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