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News Links | August 1, 2017

August 01, 2017

Wounds that never heal | Skagit Valley College class teaches kids how to solve crimes | Spokane community college students face child care rate hikes | Centralia College employee wins regional staff award | Community leader Mason Nolan dies at 95 | Opinion: Having 30 felonies on your record makes life hard, but this UWT grad isn’t giving up | EWU to discontinue LCC baccalaureate program | Governor stops in Skagit County to talk capital budget | Need a flexible teacher training program that won’t lead to a lot of debt? Try Highline College. | Highline College President Jack Bermingham announces retirement | ‘Not fit to serve’? Washington transgender vets decry Trump’s ban | Failure to pass capital budget puts Kitsap projects on hold | Library internships teach youth job skills, confidence >>

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 | June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

This EdCC graduate’s optimistic journey began in Syria | Work release residents graduate from pre-apprenticeship program | Big Bend receives $2.4 million grant for Upward Bound program | After receiving gift, Gig Harbor resident passionate about tissue donation | Metal arts class part of Clark College summer camps | Part-time student, full-time homeless | Debele named EdCC student trustee | Larch inmates take advantage of educational offerings | LWTech receives grant for automotive student scholarships | EvCC recognizes Distinguished Alumni| Excitement builds ahead of Clark College’s culinary re-launch | Student journalists win awards | Clark College grad Sam Elliott, The Hero | Walla Walla Community College meets demand for manufacturing workforce | More than 800 students graduate from Clark College | Providing a place to call home | When CIOs need hard hats >>

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