Rumors of a possible merger between Cascadia Community College in Bothell and Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland have been circulating for months. Now it appears lawmakers in Olympia have pressed the issue. According to The Seattle Times, "An unusual proviso slipped onto page 211 of the House budget bill directs Cascadia and Kirkland's Lake Washington Technical College to "develop and submit an implementation plan" that merges the two colleges at a "single consolidated campus" in Kirkland." Cascadia Community College is located on the University of Washington's Bothell campus.
If the two colleges merged, the likely location for the larger school would be the Kirkland LWTC campus. This move would allow UW Bothell to expand into facilities currently occupied by Cascadia.