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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 | January 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

Two Big Bend students earn All-Washington Academic honors | Front & Center: Mom teaches SFCC veep a valuable lesson | Walla Walla Community College creates opportunity behind bars | Inspiring college students highlighted | Governor presented with key to the city | LCC food pantry eases students' hunger | McKinstry names Bellevue College “Champion of Sustainability” | Company praised for support for the college and its students that dates back to 1980 | Opinion: Equal footing for economic growth | Past EDC board chairman: ‘All of us could make a difference together’ | Meet Jordan Harmon, All Washington Academic Team member | Lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges | Tacoma nonprofits, housing services win big in capital budget | Opinion: ‘Tacoma is all I know.’ Local Dreamers face DACA uncertainty head on | Clark College announces Iris Awards | LWTech largest provider of health care professional associate degrees in county >>

News Links | February 6, 2018

February 06, 2018

From felon to star student: LCC student reinvents himself | UW Bothell plan: New student housing, academic buildings | Centralia College establishes scholarship in honor of ‘beloved dean’ Cristi Heitschmidt | City of Lacey partners with Thurston EDC to help veterans learn about business | Search for next EdCC president enters final stage | Local innovation hubs provide space for creativity to thrive | Researcher tells of surprises discovered about cougars | CBC spent nearly half its reserves. It wasn’t what they planned on | Free kids' dental clinic at Clark College highlights national need | Opinion: Community colleges teach vocational skills – and a whole lot more | Less community, more vocational | Proposed law would make tampons and pads free for community college students | Mount Vernon teen named Youth of the Year | Main Street director outlines new path | Not your parents’ home ec class | Food for thought | House panel votes for aid to homeless college students >>

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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