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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Happy Holidays from Bates Technical College

Sending you holiday cheer from Bates Technical College! We collaborated with our talented Digital Media students to create this special holiday message. We hope you enjoy it.

Tacoma schools superintendent Santorno on Friday’s Northwest Now on KBTC

In 2010, USA Today called the Tacoma School District a "Dropout Factory," with a disappointing 55 percent graduation rate. It was then that the district forged a clear goal: by the class of 2020, the...

KBTC’s Northwest Now focuses on saving salmon

For thousands of years, local tribes have survived on the abundance of salmon in Western Washington, and for the past century, the rise of industrialization and population has lowered those numbers at an alarming...

Northwest Now on KBTC discusses police use of deadly force, initiative 940

It seems the headlines are filled more and more every year with instances of police using deadly force while on the job.  Is there a rise in violent crime that would warrant the use...

High School 21+ graduate and administrative medical assistant student writes prescription for victory

After she dropped out of her Tacoma high school during senior year, April Green went to work as an office assistant. She left school because of a change in her family situation, but it...
Alt-Right demonstrators and counterprotesters

Northwest Now on KBTC tackles the rise of hate-motivated violence

FBI statistic released this month show hate crimes are on the rise, up 17 percent from last year nationally, and up 32 percent in the Pacific Northwest. What's behind all of the recent hate-motivated violence...

Deaf artist and Seattle native Ann Silver featured at Disability Awareness Day

Bates Technical College will feature internationally-known deaf artist Ann Silver at the annual Disability Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The free and open-to-the-public event will be held at the college’s...

Northwest Now on KBTC: 50th anniversary of first lunar orbit

Friday's special edition Northwest Now commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first lunar orbit, Northwest Now: Earthrise. A Pacific Northwest resident shares the compelling story of his program Apollo mission and the crucial roles it played...

Bates Technical College Foundation receives $7,500 Boeing grant

Aerospace-focused students can apply for scholarships to fund tuition, books, tools and supplies TACOMA, Wash. — The Bates Technical College Foundation is the recipient of a $7,500 Boeing University Relations Scholarship Grant.  Funds will support...

‘A whale of a good time’ awaits Fantasy Lights visitors

Visitors will get a big whale-come to this year’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park. Bates Technical College welding students crafted a ginormous whale as part of the college’s contribution to the holiday drive-through gift...