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Amid voter ID debate, North Carolina may push for more uniformity in college IDs
News & Observer
College students’ votes were a prime concern of members of the public who spoke during a North Carolina legislative committee meeting, the first open forum since Republican state legislators introduced a draft voter ID bill last week.

Aksarben aims to grow Nebraska’s workforce, and community colleges are ‘ground zero’
Omaha World-Herald
The Aksarben Foundation, a longtime supporter of Nebraska education through scholarships, is committing its leadership network and fundraising prowess to a new long-range cause: stimulating the state’s lagging workforce.

Plans to legalize sports gambling are coming to Virginia next year
Richmond Times-Dispatch
A state senator says he will file a bill to legalize betting on professional sports and direct tax revenue toward reducing tuition at Virginia community colleges.

Group will ‘reimagine’ Minnesota State with St. Cloud input
St. Cloud Times
Innovative leaders in Minnesota, including CentraCare Health CEO Kenneth Holmen and former St. Cloud State Vice President Devinder Malhotra, will help envision the future of Minnesota State in coming months.

Omaha college to invest $32M on expansion to train mechanics
Associated Press
An Omaha community college is running out of space to train vehicle mechanics, so it’s planning to invest $32.5 million into a new building on its south Omaha campus.

Deal with Connecticut college could help save local artists collective
Hartford Courant
The collective is close to formalizing an agreement that would allow Capital Community College to rent space in its flagship building.

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