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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 22, 2018

February 22, 2018

House Democrats propose expanding higher ed in Kitsap | She was kidnapped, shot and paralyzed. Now, this Pierce College Puyallup student is embracing life — and education | McMorris Rodgers' day in Spokane | New trustees appointed to Whatcom Community College Board | Quest for knowledge: Spokane grandma defies odds to get an education | Moses Lake's Lane pens letter following Florida shooting >>

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 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 >>

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