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News Links | March 6, 2018

March 06, 2018

Education Focus: SVC set to launch second bachelor's degree program | Trustees name Dr. Amit Singh president of Edmonds Community College | LCC hosts regional science competition | White nationalist groups hit Tacoma colleges with hate speech and other propaganda | Brain surgery helps Cheney High graduate put seizures in the rear view | Construction could start on new EdCC building this year | Arlington, Marysville to send recruits to new regional county fire training academy | Former Starbucks CEO, UW Regent Orin Smith dies at 75 | A picture of the dental assistant program at SPSCC | Washington lawmakers split on clearing financial aid waiting list for low-income students | Bill preventing student censorship in Washington is closer than ever to becoming law | Banner attendance seen at this year's BBCC Job Fair | CBC jazz band wins big at Idaho festival | Students compete in engineering competition with help of Hanford contractors | Seattleite: Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the only antique clock restorers in the nation >>

News Links | February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018

Brunell: Military leaders prove they can transform education | Clark College hopes to fill counseling void with new degree | Pierce College alum and Washington Teacher of the Year makes a difference in and out of the classroom | After 911 calls and a lockdown at Highline College, police find ‘zero evidence’ of a shooting | Honor society inducts new members at Big Bend CC | Walla Walla Community College: Unlocking college for poor students | The secret to a family’s business success? They’ve been cutting hair at the same location for 50 years. | Seattle job futures looking brighter for low-wage workers >>

News Links | January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

Walla Walla Community College students turn wine into gold | EdCC interim president joins national coalition for undocumented, immigrant students | Walla Walla Community College nursing students dedicate their lives to service | Auto program teaches skills, a sense of mastery | After 5 years, walk-bike bridge design for Northgate light-rail station still unfinished | 30-year legislator Dick King dies at 83 | Home helps Walla Walla sex offenders stay on straight and narrow | ‘This never happens’: International student’s unexpected ordeal ends with surprise twist | Sen. Braun's proposed bill will lower community college tuition | In our view: Cheers & jeers | Once hungry and homeless, Highline College Student now has hope | GHC student with history of addiction nominated in “Transforming Lives” Awards | Noah’s story shows why the region’s desperate fight against opioids is worth waging | Clark College’s retiring director of bands will go out on a high note | Listening in business starts at the top | Centralia College student receives ‘Transforming Lives’ award | Human services grad turned uncertainty into education | No excuses: Yelm Community Schools aim for 100% graduation rate and beyond | Edmonds benefits from passing of capital budget | Boeing recruits Spokane Community College >>

News Links | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018

With new program, Renton Tech will encourage more students to earn degrees | $80 million from capital budget heading to Clark County | Sen. Warnick is satisfied with Hirst compromise | Local organizations help dreams come true through SPSCC scholarships | Major Bryan Howard steps up to Burien Precinct Commander | Opinion: WWCC’s new 4-year degree is another win for community | More YVC students benefit from scholarships as foundation grows | SCC building suites for nursing simulation | There’s plenty to cheer in overdue capital budget | Pierce College Puyallup launches nationwide search for next president | Spotlight on EdCC: Demographics and trends | Editorial: Help community colleges meet job training needs | Fulbright Scholar teaches virtual reality at Bellevue College — other side of the earth — simultaneously | Capital budget includes millions for Kitsap | Kent’s YMCA gets $5 million in state grants with budget approval | New Horizons High School opens up food pantry to Columbia Basin College students | Highline College accepting applications for president | Washington lawmakers propose college pilot program to accommodate homeless students | Clark College president sees successes, challenging future | Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on capital construction budget | Sheila Edwards Lange | After death of WSU quarterback, how local colleges approach suicide prevention >>

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