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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bates Technical College kicks off 80th anniversary year

Bates Technical College is ushering in 2020 with increased excitement this year as it celebrates its eightieth anniversary. An ever-evolving and expanding institution, Bates Technical College has moved from humble beginnings in an elementary school...

Blood Drive at South Campus Thursday, Jan. 30

Save a life! Bates will host the Bloodworks Bloodmobile at South Campus, 2201 S 78th Street, Tacoma, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed 11 a.m. - Noon). Sign up and wait...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now sits down with Congressman Derek Kilmer

To say it's a turbulent time in our nation's history is putting it lightly. With a bitter political divide, not only across the country, but within our own government. Just how much longer until...

Voter registration drive next week at South Campus Library

Your Vote is Your Voice Bates Library, in partnership with the League of Women Voters, is hosting a voter registration drive on Thursday, Jan. 16. This event will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the South Campus...
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Bates honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with annual community March...

The community is invited to join Bates Technical College staff and students to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20 at the annual March for MLK....

KBTC’s Northwest Now interviews former Seattle Weekly editor and local author Fred Moody

For years, he was the editor for the Seattle Weekly newspaper, and for decades, he wrote books about the culture of the Emerald City and the changes it's gone through especially since the 1990's...
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Bates Technical College’s welding program brings Old Man Winter to life at Fantasy Lights

Thousands of twinkling lights will illuminate a frosted face at this year’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park. Bates Technical College welding students crafted an enormous Old Man Winter as part of the college’s contribution to the holiday drive-through gift of lights. The 14-foot tall creation will blow sparkles of snowflakes through the wintery landscape.  The planning...
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Gun violence on the rise in Tacoma: KBTC’s Northwest Now discusses latest rash of...

So far in 2019, 22 people have died in Tacoma as the result of gun violence, representing the highest rate of gun deaths since 2006. In this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with...
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Northwest Now episode focuses on efforts to save iconic Holy Rosary Church

Every big city has its iconic landmarks, in New York, it's the Statue of Liberty, in San Francisco, it's the Golden Gate Bridge, and, of course, in Seattle, it's the Space Needle. Tacoma is not...
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Bates Technical College celebrates groundbreaking for new Center for Allied Health Education

Tacoma, Wash. — Bates Technical College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Allied Health Education on Friday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus Auditorium, 1101 South...