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March 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Tuition assistance cuts will hit military students

Active-military troops who are taking courses through Washington colleges and universities learned recently that they may lose a tuition assistance benefit that helps pay for college. The cut is part of the federal budget sequester. One of the Washington colleges likely to be most affected is Pierce College, which serves thousands of active-military students, both in…


Comments | Topics: Military, sequester, tuition

February 20, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Army: 11,000 Washington state jobs at risk if Congress won’t stop military cuts

Documents obtained by USA Today give a state-by-state breakdown of the furloughs and financial impact related to the military, if Congress does not alter the current sequestration plan scheduled to take effect next month. In terms of Army cuts, Washington state would be hit 11th-hardest hit in the nation. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, if…


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