January 22, 2018
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Lobby Lunch series begins Feb. 1 with update from governor's staff

The AWB Lobby Lunch series will resume next week as Olympia's "power lunch" kicks off for the 2018 session. The first event will be at noon on Thursday, Feb. 1, with representatives from Gov. Jay Inslee's office, including policy director Keith Phillips.

The next session will be Feb. 8, when Republican leaders from both chambers will have the floor.

On Feb. 15 Democratic leaders will close out this year's Lobby Lunch series.

Each Lobby Lunch is $20 and is open to current AWB members. To register for an upcoming Lobby Lunch, contact Connie Carlson at 360.943.1600. Registrations are due by 5 p.m. of the Monday before each Thursday event.



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Key Workforce Education

Help community colleges meet job training needs

By The Editorial Board of The (Everett) Herald

The state's 34 community and technical colleges are playing an indispensable role in educating and preparing students for further study and advanced degrees at universities but also for more immediate jobs with employers throughout the state, particularly in manufacturing and other trades.

With some 740,000 job openings in the state expected over the next five years -- and more than half of those requiring post-high school education and training -- community and technical colleges represent the best option for many of those students...

Read the full editorial in The Herald
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