Highline Community College http://www.kplu.org en Whale skeleton being processed for assembly, display in Tacoma http://www.kplu.org/post/whale-skeleton-being-processed-assembly-display-tacoma <p>The skeleton of a gray whale that died last year in Seattle is taking shape in Tacoma.</p><p>Highline Community College marine biologist Rus Higley, staff and volunteers are bleaching and assembling the skeleton for display in later this year. (Photo gallery inside)</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:45:31 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 1969 at http://www.kplu.org Whale skeleton being processed for assembly, display in Tacoma Worker retraining programs run dry at community colleges http://www.kplu.org/post/worker-retraining-programs-run-dry-community-colleges <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956446.mp3</p><p>Unemployed workers are facing yet another obstacle as they try to get back on their feet. A lot of community colleges have run out of money to retrain them for in-demand jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s hard enough for most people to find work right now, let alone those whose fields have been pummeled by the recession. Changes in the job market have driven more workers than ever to take advantage of grants for retraining. So many, that even though the state spent $17.6 million to train an extra 3,784 people this year, it hasn&rsquo;t been enough.</p><p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:53:50 +0000 Charla Bear 935 at http://www.kplu.org Worker retraining programs run dry at community colleges