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News Links | August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017

Centralia College rededicates building in honor of city founder George Washington | Governor Inslee appoints Kirkland business owner to LWTech Board of Trustees | Mechatronics combines ‘Cupcakes & Competencies’ at employer demo event | Centralia College Foundation awards record number of scholarships | YMCA expanding its reach in Clark County | Our views: Celebration of founder a great and worthwhile endeavor | Fleeing war, Syrian refugee families start lives on Vashon | Healthcare talk dominates Congressman’s town hall meeting | Gone to history at Edmonds CC | BTC fisheries building wins silver | Free construction training course for islanders this fall | Washington state maritime labor headed for a retirement cliff >>

News Links | July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

Riding the STP is Colleen Balestreri’s next big challenge | Students line up for days to apply for nursing school | South County Politics: Legislators wait for capital-budget agreement to end special session | Bates Technical College students earn national, regional awards | How can you get a high-paying job at a refinery? It’s not just about skills | CWU to take on flight training, to acquire aircraft | Opinion: Bilingual program lost in budget details | Clark College tuition to increase | Opinion: Diversity in education | Shoreline Community College receives $572,070 National Science Foundation grant to create courses and training materials in immuno-biotechnology | Prize-winning local writer authors new novel | TCC exhibits retrospective of art by Alec Clayton | Shoreline’s Clean Energy Technology Program awarded National Science Foundation grant >>

News Links | July 6, 2017

July 06, 2017

Cindy Faubion named nurse of the year | Student Voices: I’m one of the first in my family to attend college. Here’s how I got there. | After 25 years, Pierce College Puyallup reveals contents of time capsule | New Edmonds CC equity, inclusion VP says she’s committed to student success | Walla Walla Community College student’s art chosen for merit, People’s Choice awards | Sunnyside native becomes national anthem singing icon in Chicago | Zornes named Honored Citizen of the Year | BTC Foundation board adds three members | Upriver radio station grappling with need for funding | Westport winery Best of Class at Washington State Wine Competition | Dent bill would prevent airport service consolidation | EvCC to expand housing to students from other schools | Drones take area businesses to new heights | Housing almost ready for Columbia Basin College students | Herald photos of the week >>

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 >>

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