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Friday, April 3, 2020

Local alumni credits Bates for successful career as construction inspector

With retirement in the coming months, Pierce County Development Engineering Inspector Tom Eddy looked back at his 40-year career as a civil construction inspector, and found that Bates Technical College played a critical role...
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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...

Friday’s Northwest Now focuses on Project Comet and space

On this Friday's episode of Northwest Now, you'll travel with host Tom Layson to Everett to learn more about a team of volunteers painstakingly restoring a de Havilland Comet from the 1950s. Project Comet...

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...

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...

KBTC’s Northwest Now: How progress on land is hurting life in the Puget Sound

The clock is ticking on many of the endangered species that inhabit Puget Sound. The destruction of habitat is a major factor -- and that includes cement bulkheads and towering breakwaters made of stone...

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...

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...

KBTC Public Television’s Northwest Now programs win big awards at industry competitions

TACOMA, WASH. – KBTC Public Television’s Managing Editor Tom Layson won first place in the General News Reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalist’s (SPJ) annual Excellence in Journalism competition for region 10,...

Bates Technical College student wins City Club of Tacoma leadership award

Annual Dennis Seinfeld award recognizes a community member with exceptional leadership qualities. TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College student Sophia Tran received the Dennis Seinfeld Emerging Leader award at a City Club of Tacoma dinner...