Monday, November 19, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 19, 2012

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Port of Centralia launches new multi-use development

The Port of Centralia is launching a new major development aimed at bringing jobs, generating tax revenue and expanding business in the Hub City. The Lewis County Economic Development Council, Centralia College and the city of Centralia are working with the port on the development.

The Chronicle, November 16, 2012


Keegan Hall ceremony honors former Peninsula College president

Roughly 100 people — some sitting in provided chairs, some standing, others peering over the building's main stairwell — crowded into the main foyer of Keegan Hall on the Port Angeles campus to honor the former president who returned from Mount Vernon, where he has served as president of Skagit Valley College since February, for the ceremony.

Peninsula Daily News, November 18, 2012


Documentary on migrant workers still relevant
Not much has changed, panelists told the crowd of nearly 100 people who had gathered at Skagit Valley College to watch the Edward R. Murrow documentary “Harvest of Shame” Thursday night, during an event presented by the Skagit County Historical Museum.
Skagit Valley Herald, November 16, 2012




Our college crisis: a PowerPoint presentation by Bill Gates

Of the many public figures who routinely sound off about the problems facing higher education in America, Bill Gates is one who is actually worth paying attention to.

The Atlantic, November 15, 2012


What two-year college degrees pay best?

The average starting salary for new graduates with bachelor's degrees is $37,000, but plenty of grads with two-year degrees are earning more.

CBS News, November 16, 2012


College is worth it, but at what cost?

For every $1 earned by college graduates, those who drop out earn 67 cents. For decades, this degree premium has been the best advertisement for higher education. We know college is worth it, but at what cost to individuals and society?

The Quick & the Ed, November 16, 2012




DeBolt re-elected as leader of House Republicans

House Democrats have re-elected House Speaker Frank Chopp to lead their caucus, and House Republicans also kept Rep. Richard DeBolt of Chehalis as their leader.

The Daily News, November 16, 2012


Possible coalition could guide state Senate in 2013

The Republican leader of the state Senate announced Friday he is stepping down from his leadership post as talk heats up about a possible union of GOP members and moderate Democrats to guide the chamber in 2013.

The Everett Herald, November 17, 2012


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