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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 | 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 >>

News Links | June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

Dad's a convict. Mom's on meth. But this formerly homeless kid is college bound | GOP refusal to work on capital budget threatens projects | High employment has Clark County businesses scouring for workers | Joy, tears as 19 inmates in state's prison for women earn college degrees | LCC braces for state government shutdown | Olympic College to offer bachelor's degree in digital film-making | Peninsula College looks to add student housing | Program opens doors to higher education | SFCC trims summer classes to save money as two-year schools grapple with funding challenges | Tools of the Trade Scholarships for SPSCC Students | Washington State Wine Competition back after hiatus >>

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