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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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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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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Fire/evacuation drills held at Bates, Nov. 4, 5 and 7

If you are at any of our campuses during the week of Nov. 4, you might hear fire alarms and large groups of people standing outside. In an ongoing effort in emergency preparedness, employees...

Bates Foundation opens scholarship applications

The Bates Technical College Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the opening of winter quarter 2020 scholarships. Bates students will have an opportunity to apply for 40 scholarship awards for up to...
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Earthquake Drill: Bates participates in Great Washington ShakeOut

Are You Ready to ShakeOut? You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. That’s why it’s important to practice how we can be safe during...
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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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KBTC’s Northwest Now explores two ballot measures: car tabs and affirmative action

In November, Washington voters will decide on two crucial ballot measures, one potentially lowering the rates of car tabs back down to $30, and the other deciding the fate of affirmative action in our...
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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...

Seven faculty receive tenure during Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting

Congratulations to the faculty who received tenure during Monday's Board of Trustees meeting! President Lin Zhou stands with the newly-tenured faculty, and Trustees Christina Blocker, Heather Moss and Layne Bladow. Newly-tenured faculty: Jim Androy, Electrical Construction Christina...

Broadcasting and Video Production instructor named Educator of the Year

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) recently named Bates Technical College faculty member Roland Robinson as Educator of the Year. Roland is also nominated for the SBE James C. Wulliman...