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KBTC’s Northwest Now: Tacoma growth and Coronavirus airs Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 Stay Safe, Stay Well. We keep hearing about all the jobs employers can't fill in Western Washington. What's being done about it, and what are the trends and strategies that might help the South Sound...
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KBTC’s Northwest Now episode focuses on COVID-19

As the World Health Organization officially declares COVID-19 a global pandemic, and government leaders close schools and other public facilities, uncertainty over individual health and our economy continues to rise by the day. On this...
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America’s Public Television Stations elects KBTC Public Television executive director and general manager as...

Tacoma, Wash. – DeAnne Hamilton, executive director and general manager of Emmy Award-winning KBTC Public Television, was recently elected as a trustee for America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). Hamilton’s term began Monday, Feb. 24. APTS...

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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Governor Jay Inslee appoints Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou to Adult Education Advisory...

President Zhou will join a group of individuals within the state who have an interest in adult education and literacy TACOMA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou to...

KBTC’s Northwest Now talks with UWT Chancellor Mark Pagano

Since March of 2015, he has been the head of what's becoming the centerpiece of Downtown Tacoma, helping grow the campus and strengthen the bond with the city. A discussion with University of Washington Tacoma...

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...