COVID-19 cases highest among 18- to 24-year-olds as students return to campuses | Why Biden's plan for free community college likely will be cut from budget package | LCC reports 90.9% vaccination rate, K-12 schools see lower percentages of staff choosing shots | Eleven full-time Wenatchee Valley College employees granted exemptions, six others gone | First community COVID-19 testing site opens at Spokane Falls Community College | Funding roundup | Construction projects to watch: October 2021 | Washington state workers largely comply with Monday’s vaccine deadline, data show | Skagit Valley College president announces retirement | Amazon expands collaboration with Bellevue College for job training, student assistance >>
Commentary: Front Porch: English 101 teacher’s critique was life-changing | City of Puyallup celebrates Pierce during College Appreciation Week | C-Tran breaks ground on Vancouver’s second bus rapid transit line | Two Seattleites, an infectious disease scientist and a poet, win MacArthur ‘genius grants’ | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept. says 27% of new COVID cases are ages 20 and under | New higher education center, The Hub, opens in Federal Way >>
Everett Community College clears student debt from pandemic | WCC gets national recognition for this program that could boost local economy | Editorial: Students, economy need boost of free college | President Kimberlee Messina of Spokane Falls Community College chosen for Aspen Institute's New Presidents Fellowship | $1.3 million in federal grant funding awarded to Peninsula College | New trustee joins board at Big Bend Community College | Three new light rail stations to open in North Seattle next month | Weekend with kids: Seattle Southside >>
How it feels to join a nursing program at Campus Zero | Yakima Valley College starts fall quarter with limited in-person classes | Wenatchee Valley College extends vaccination deadline | Home Away from Home exhibit opens Sept. 22 in The Gallery at TCC | Everett Community College cancels $1.2 million in student debt | Demand for COVID testing grows in Yakima Valley, rest of the state | Eastern Washington colleges begin crackdown on submission of student, staff vaccine statuses | Big Bend Community College enrollment down; professor leaves >>
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