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KitsapQuestion

Q: Do community colleges, such as Olympic College, grant four-year, bachelor degrees?

A: Olympic College presently grants a four-year, bachelor degree in nursing, and this fall will add Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems.

Want to know more? http://www.olympic.edu/BAS-IS/

July 23, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Water-saving tips for drought times
http://www.kesq.com/entertainment/green-living/watersaving-tips-for-drought-times/27090180
Nitrates Out, Nitrates In
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2030.aspx
First-Ever Campus Water Conservation Plan at MSU Denver
http://coyotegulch.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/first-ever-campus-water-conservation-plan-at-msu-denver/

Public Policy

Kitsap County plans hearing for gun range ordinance *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-county-plans-hearing-for-gun-range-ordinance_60397974

Elections

Former deputy police chief of Poulsbo running for Jefferson County sheriff
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/268193162.html
Race in the 26th features two who know the Legislature and one who wants to change it dramatically*
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/race-in-the-26th-features-two-who-know-the-legislature-and-one-who-wants-to-change-it-dramatically_41232853
Get to know the candidates of 2014 | In Our Opinion
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/opinion/268131482.html

Business/Economy

Sonic Drive-In approved for Poulsbo *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/07/22/sonic-drive-in-approved-for-poulsbo/#axzz38IMcXc5P

Water

City Begins the Big Sewage System Swapout in Eagle Harbor
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/22/city-begins-the-big-sewage-system-swapout-in-eagle-harbor/
Stormwater: Can we stop the menace we created? *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/07/22/stormwater-can-we-stop-the-menace-we-created/#axzz38IMcXc5P
Agreement shows timeline between City of Port Orchard, C&M Golf
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/268183672.html
State Sen. Jim Hargrove warns Dungeness Water Rule lawsuit could delay area development for years
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140723/news/307239985/state-sen-jim-hargrove-warns-dungeness-water-rule-lawsuit-could
Critics say proposed rules on fish consumption insufficient *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024128989_fishconsumptionxml.html?syndication=rss
Bristol Bay salmon win a round in fight over proposed Pebble Mine
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/07/21/bristol-bay-salmon-win-a-round-in-fight-over.html
Once Bitten
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/Blogs/2031.aspx
Drier than the Dust Bowl: waiting for relief in rural America
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/07/17/lydias-drought-narrative-tk/?tid=pm_business_pop

Telecommunications/Technology

Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?
http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=333737282
Another Reason For Defending Net Neutrality: NSA Surveillance
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140721/06280227950/another-reason-defunding-net-neutrality-nsa-surveillance.shtml
Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/21/net-neutrality-defenders-actually-fine-if-internet-users-decide-what-goes-fast/
Comcast beats earnings with increased broadband sales
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/22/comcast-earnings/12953455/
Comcast’s campaign to undermine net neutrality
http://www.sddt.com/Commentary/article.cfm?Commentary_ID=140&SourceCode=20140721tbc&_t=Comcasts+campaign+to+undermine+net+neutrality#.U8-mcLH5c3Q
Dropbox launches a slew of new features for its enterprise customers
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/23/dropbox-launches-a-slew-of-new-features-for-its-enterprise-customers/
Users unhappy with social media: report
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2014/0722/Users-unhappy-with-social-media-report
America’s most-hated social media company is…
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/and-americas-most-hated-social-media-company-is-2014-07-22?siteid=rss
Putin signs law that could end up blocking Facebook and Twitter in Russia
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/23/putin-signs-law-that-could-end-up-blocking-facebook-and-twitter-in-russia/
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is limited; it’s missing 5 major publishers
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/amazon-s-kindle-unlimited-is-limited-itsmissing-5.html
Self-published books nearly a third of Amazon Kindle sales
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/self-published-books-nearly-a-third-of-amazon.html
Here comes the 2nd Wave of Wi-Fi: Asus’s new hopped-up 802.11ac routers start shipping
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/22/here-comes-the-2nd-wave-of-wi-fi-asuss-new-hopped-up-802-11ac-routers-start-shipping/

Energy/Utilities

New Poulsbo building will have to underground its power line
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/268131882.html
Inslee Says Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-inslee-says-feds-will-help-restore-power-in-fire-zone/
Coal exports from Bellingham could ramp up rapidly
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/23/coal-ports/121127/coal-port-bellingham-could-ramp-rapidly/
Energy Northwest to operate Tieton Dam electric project
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/07/21/3072900/energy-northwest-to-operate-tieton.html
Edmunds team sets cross-country electric record in Tesla
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/07/21/edmunds-tesla-electric-record-distance/12967241/
SoloPower Systems says it has ‘resources’ to restart Portland factory, yet discloses few details
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/solopower_systems_says_it_has_resources_to_restart_portland_factory_yet_discloses_few_details.html
Smart Grid Oregon becomes Smart Grid Northwest
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/smart-grid-oregon-becomes-smart-grid-northwest.html
Power Over Pollution: How Legal Enforceability Will Drive Implementation of EPA’s Power Plant Rule
http://theenergycollective.com/ari-peskoe/439281/power-over-pollution-how-legal-enforceability-will-drive-implementation-epa-s-powe
Wind energy leaders say focus is overseas while U.S. market remains unstable
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/morning_call/2014/07/wind-energy-leaders-say-focus-is-overseas.html
Offshore wind farms: A buffet for seals? (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0721/Offshore-wind-farms-A-buffet-for-seals-video
Energy Northwest to operate Tieton Dam electric project
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/07/21/3072900/energy-northwest-to-operate-tieton.html
Solar power takes road trip *
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024135063_solarroadsxml.html
The U.S Has More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/22/u-s-solar-workers-coal-miners/
49ers’ rooftop garden, solar energy propel Levi’s Stadium to LEED gold status
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/07/22/49ers-rooftop-garden-solar-energy-propel-levis.html
Most Americans Support Carbon Tax When Revenue Is Earmarked
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/07/21/most-americans-support-carbon-tax-when-revenue-is-earmarked
Nearly Nine Years Later, Congress Finally Funds Incentives for Power Production on Existing Dams
http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/2014/07/nearly-nine-years-later-congress-finally-funds-incentives-for-power-production-on-existing-dams.html
Breaking Down the Building
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/2029.aspx
Making energy efficiency more cost-effective
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/small_business/20140723_Making_energy_efficiency_more_cost-effective.html
DIY, Zero-energy Pool Warmers Could Save You Thousands
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/22/diy-zero-energy-pool-warmers-save-thousands/

Environment

The Flap About Rooster Dumping and Ethical Urban Farming
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/22/the-flap-about-rooster-dumping-and-ethical-urban-farming/
As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/As-numbers-of-gray-seals-rise-so-do-conflicts-5633740.php
New Report: Oso Landslide Rooted In Long History Of Slides
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/new-report-oso-landslide-rooted-in-long-history-of/
Columbia Sportswear Fined For Failing To Label Clothes Treated With Pesticide
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/columbia-sportswear-fined-for-failing-to-label-clo/
Earth’s hottest June follows hottest May. The new normal? (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0722/Earth-s-hottest-June-follows-hottest-May.-The-new-normal-video
Slaughter-free milk is great for cows, but not the environment
http://grist.org/food/slaughter-free-milk-is-great-for-cows-but-not-the-environment/
Forest Service Supports Community Forests
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Forest_Service_Supports_Community_Forests_26485.aspx

Transportation/Traffic

Even rural America can have good public transportation
http://grist.org/cities/even-rural-america-can-have-good-public-transportation/

Schools/Education

Feds reject Washington’s request for exemption from No Child Left Behind rule
http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2014/07/feds_reject_washingtons_reques.html

Military

Navy family stars in national TV commercial *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/navy-family-stars-in-national-tv-commercial_71539451

KitsapCares

Helpline House looks for help on Project Backpack *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268125312.html

KitsapKudos

Bainbridge architect to be honored at White House *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/bainbridge-architect-to-be-honored-at-white-house_87773582

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July 22, 2014

Public Policy

Bainbridge council considers renewed lease for municipal courthouse *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267985081.html

Business/Economy

Bainbridge will go back to consultant for more study on new police station *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268004601.html
Owner of Main Street Ale House plans second restaurant
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/267964291.html
Manette stages Splash for Cash fundraiser for business district
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/manette_stages_splash_for_cash_fundraiser_for_business_district
Manager says new Starbucks coffee shop will fit well with island *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267961981.html
Payment slip-ups still plague state health-insurance exchange *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024122094_acaexchangestuckxml.html?syndication=rss
Dazed and confused in Seattle’s medical marijuana business
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/21/politics-government/121080/medical-marijuana-seattle-weed-pot-illegal/
Highest and Best Use…Or Not.
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/21/highest-and-best-useor-not/
Microsoft makes design central to its future (Technology)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/microsoft_makes_design_central_to_its_future
Special program explains proposal for universal health coverage in Washington state *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268003971.html

Ports/Parks

Rock The Dock concert series returns to Bremerton Marina
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-21/rock_the_dock_concert_series_returns_to_bremerton_marina
Olympic National Park seeks input on long-range plan for mountain goats *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307229990/olympic-national-park-seeks-input-on-long-range-plan-for-mountain

Water

‘We Will Fight’: Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for Water Supply (Energy, Tribes)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/we-will-fight-keystone-xl-pipeline-foes-fear-worst-water-n150041
Detroit will stop shutting off people’s water — for now
http://grist.org/cities/detroit-will-stop-shutting-off-peoples-water-for-now/

Telecommunications/Technology

Microsoft makes design central to its future (Business)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/microsoft_makes_design_central_to_its_future
School or movement? Seattle program gets serious about training women to code  *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/monica-guzman/2014/07/19/school-or-movement-seattle-program-gets-serious-about-training-women-to-code/?syndication=rss
Comcast beats earnings with increased broadband sales
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/22/comcast-earnings/12953455/
Amazon unleashes two new games only for its Fire phone
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/amazon-unleashes-two-new-games-only-for-its-fire.html
Two-thirds of Americans can access 100 Mbps broadband
http://blandinonbroadband.org/2014/07/21/two-thirds-of-americans-can-access-100-mbps-broadband/
Latest stage of net neutrality’s war of the words ends with no victors
http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/latest-stage-net-neutralitys-war-words-ends-no-victors/2014-07-21
Net neutrality was just the start. Can the FCC keep states from banning public Internet?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/17/net-neutrality-was-just-the-start-can-the-fcc-keep-states-from-banning-city-funded-internet/
You are being tracked in the real world, so what should we do about it?
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/22/you-are-being-tracked-in-the-real-world-so-what-should-we-do-about-it/

Energy/Utilities

Okanogan: Contact PUD before connecting generators
http://www.omakchronicle.com/news/2014/jul/20/contact-pud-connecting-generators/
Waste Management’s trash-to-electricity project at Arlington-area landfill to double capacity
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/waste_managements_trash-to-ele.html
‘We Will Fight’: Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for Water Supply (Water, Tribes)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/we-will-fight-keystone-xl-pipeline-foes-fear-worst-water-n150041
Steam from the Sun
http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/438941/steam-sun
US allows sonic blasts in East Coast energy search, angering environmentalists (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0721/US-allows-sonic-blasts-in-East-Coast-energy-search-angering-environmentalists-video
The Secret Art of Solar Finance
http://theenergycollective.com/solarbusiness/434571/secret-art-solar-finance
What If Canada Exported Clean Energy Instead of Oil?
http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/07/21/Clean-Energy-Not-Oil/
Renewables Provide 56 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in First Half of 2014
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/renewables-provide-56-percent-of-new-us-electrical-generating-capacity-in-first-half-of-2014
US Still Crushing On Advanced Biofuels Research With New USDA, DOE Grants
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/22/us-still-crushing-on-advanced-biofuels/
Geoengineering – Insanity? All the More Reason to Discuss It
http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/435876/geoengineering-insanity-all-more-reason-discuss-it
The Big Question: What is Your Prediction for the North American Wind Power Market Post 2015?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/the-big-question-what-is-your-prediction-for-the-north-american-wind-power-market-post-2015
Without Government Aid, Uneven Path for Renewables
http://www.ect.coop/editors-pick/without-government-aid-uneven-path-for-renewables/71996

Environment

EarthFix Conversation: Puget Sound Whales For Sale
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/puget-sound-whales-for-sale/
What keeps nature’s sandstone arches from falling? Oddly, it’s gravity.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0721/What-keeps-nature-s-sandstone-arches-from-falling-Oddly-it-s-gravity
Disney’s “Planes” sequel is an excuse to talk to your kids about climate change
http://grist.org/list/disneys-planes-sequel-is-an-excuse-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-climate-change/

Transportation/Traffic

Plan ahead for night closures of SR 302 Purdy Spit
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267694311.html
Bucklin Hill Road bridge project delayed until 2015
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/bucklin_hill_road_bridge_project_delayed_until_2015

Military

Bolivar excels during short stint leading Navy Region Northwest *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/21/bolivar-excels-during-short-stint-leading-navy/#axzz384OkqACA

Tribes

‘We Will Fight’: Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for Water Supply (Water, Energy)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/we-will-fight-keystone-xl-pipeline-foes-fear-worst-water-n150041

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July 21, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

San Jose’s New Water Recycling Plant Producing 8-Million Gallons Of Purified Water
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/20/san-joses-new-water-recycling-plant-producing-8-million-gallons-of-purified-water/
Master Gardener: Setting water priorities during drought
http://www.marinij.com/homeandgarden/ci_26176087/master-gardener-setting-water-priorities-during-drought
Water conservation tips for the lawn and garden
http://www.rgj.com/story/life/2014/07/18/hefner-water-conservation-tips-lawn-garden/12855121/

Public Policy

Bainbridge police probe extortion claim *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267859401.html
Trail planning gets underway for island portion of Sound to Olympics Trails *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267787031.html

Elections

35th District: Maverick incumbent faces challenge from both sides *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/20/35th-district-maverick-incumbent-faces-challenge/#axzz384OkqACA
Challengers who want to unseat Kilmer make their arguments at forum *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267868361.html
Signs, signs, everywhere a sign
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267417501.html
IN OUR OPINION | Get to know the candidates in the Aug. 5 primary
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/opinion/267540691.html

Business/Economy

KEDA offering free two-hour seminar for small businesses
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/267543371.html
Washington Chardonnay evolves with times, styles
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/267546591.html
Ale House opens kegs, doors on Bainbridge
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/lifestyle/267544521.html
Overhaul of Bainbridge Island Comprehensive Plan starts with kickoff meeting *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267868581.html
Workshop to help employers
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267414371.html
Coming soon, a redesigned kitsapsun.com *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/19/david-nelson-coming-soon-a-redesigned/#axzz384OkqACA
Lawmakers seek federal heritage designation for coasts to promote tourism
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140721/news/307219987/lawmakers-seek-federal-heritage-designation-for-coasts-to-promote
Some help for laid-off Microsoft workers, just in time
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/some-help-for-laid-off-microsoft-workers-just-in.html
Five ways your medical insurance defines deductible
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/21/health-medicine/121103/five-ways-your-medical-insurance-defines-deductibl/
California’s next oil rush is tastier than you might expect
http://grist.org/food/californias-next-oil-rush-is-tastier-than-you-might-expect/

Ports/Parks

Bainbridge park board to get project updates at next meeting *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267867981.html

Water

Stream bugs tell important stories about the water they live in
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/19/stream-bugs-tell-important-stories-about-the-in/#axzz384OkqACA
Email answers mayor’s concerns about agreement
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267533421.html
Stormwater solutions key in fight for Puget Sound *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/19/stormwater-solutions-key-in-fight-for-puget/#axzz384OkqACA
Editorial: Overwatering is a crime – except for state’s biggest water user
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/17/6561607/editorial-overwatering-is-a-crime.html
Coalition forms to manage California’s groundwater
http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-cap-ground-water-20140721-column.html
Test results at Horseshoe Lake find no norovirus particles, lake will reopen July 19
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267720861.html

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC Offers $100 Million for Rural Broadband
http://www.ect.coop/emerging-technologies/telecom-emerging-technologies/fcc-offers-100-million-for-rural-broadband/72007
Net Neutrality Is A Big Issue – Here’s Why
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/07/17/net-neutrality-is-a-big-issue-heres-why/
The ‘Shocking’ Truth About Net Neutrality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timothy-karr/the-shocking-truth-about_b_5598526.html
The FCC just received a million net-neutrality comments. Here’s what it’s like to sort through them all.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/18/the-fcc-just-received-a-million-net-neutrality-comments-heres-what-its-like-to-sort-through-them-all/
Net Neutrality Issue Confusing Internet Users
http://guardianlv.com/2014/07/net-neutrality-issue-confusing-internet-users/
Microsoft to tighten up use of outside contractors and consultants
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/21/microsoft-to-tighten-up-use-of-outside-contractors-and-consultants/
Nobody doubts Google’s cloud intentions anymore
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/18/nobody-doubts-googles-cloud-intentions-anymore/
Would-be cloud giants hone their enterprise strategies
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/20/would-be-cloud-giants-hone-their-enterprise-strategy/
Why Yahoo’s troubles reflect bigger problems for media
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/17/why-yahoos-troubles-reflect-bigger-problems-for-media/
Chromebooks in schools: 1M sold last quarter (Schools/Education)
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/18/chromebooks-in-schools-1m-sold-last-quarter/

Energy/Utilities

State Building Code change reduces time, costs for homeowners to install home rooftop solar
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267580741.html
Washington Energy Department seeks businesses for energy-efficiency program
http://kbkw.com/local-news/152791
Could BP turn Bellingham into a Northwest oil export capital?
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/21/environment/121097/oil-terminal-cherry-point-bp-dock-spills/
Restoring power in Okanogan County could take weeks
http://www.nwcn.com/news/267855871.html?utm_content=buffer48dc1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
One-Man Train Crews Could Soon Operate In Northwest
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/one-man-train-crews-could-soon-operate-in-northwes/
Woodstoves may be as toxic as cigarettes
http://pamplinmedia.com/sl/227475-86841-woodstoves-may-be-as-toxic-as-cigarettes-
Dismantling the Utility Model is the Fastest Path to a Cleaner Electricity Infrastructure
http://theenergycollective.com/conroyt/427021/fastest-path-cleaner-electricity-infrastructure
The Politics of Renewable Energy
http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/politics-renewable-energy-2/8518777/
12 Mainstream American Corporations Want More Renewable Energy
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/17/12-mainstream-american-corporations-want-renewable-energy/
U.S. falls at the bottom of international energy efficiency rankings
http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/us-falls-bottom-international-energy-efficiency-rankings/2014-07-18
California Ready to Fund the Next Wave of Microgrids Paired With Renewables and Storage
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/431716/california-ready-fund-next-wave-microgrids-paired-renewables-and-storage
Washington state just lopped up to $2,500 off the cost of solar panels. Here’s how.
http://grist.org/news/washington-state-just-lopped-up-to-2500-off-the-cost-of-solar-panels-heres-how/
Report: Glare from Solar Power Plant Endangering Flights over California
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/19/Fed-Report-Aviation-Hazard-near-Cali-Nevada-Border-Due-to-Solar-Installation
Rooftop solar panels just got easier to install *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/07/17/3230640/rooftop-solar-panels-just-got.html
Why Solar Installers Are Becoming Vertically Integrated
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/19/5-reasons-solar-installers-integrating-vertically/
Steam from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-spongelike-structure-converts-solar-energy-into-steam-0721
Bringing solar’s downside to light
http://www.abqjournal.com/432514/biz/outlook/.html
Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Needs
http://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/436926/natural-gas-pipeline-infrastructure-needs
Nuclear waste – the unanswered questions that won’t go away
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2482078/nuclear_waste_the_unanswered_questions_that_wont_go_away.html

Environment

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Gusty-winds-fuel-destructive-Washington-wildfire-267850531.html
Central Oregon Fires Threaten Warm Springs Homes
http://www.opb.org/news/series/wildfires/central-oregon-fires-threaten-warm-springs-homes/
Toxic battle brewing at Longview’s Reynolds Plant
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/toxic-battle-brewing-at-longviews-reynolds-plant.html
EPA To Protect Salmon Fishery By Blocking Massive Alaska Mine
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/epa-to-protect-salmon-fishery-by-blocking-massive-/
A Fresh Look at Iron, Plankton, Carbon, Salmon and Ocean Engineering
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/a-fresh-look-at-iron-plankton-carbon-salmon-and-ocean-engineering/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
The Complicated World of Methane
http://theenergycollective.com/davidhone/435851/complicated-world-methane

Transportation/Traffic

Kingston passenger ferry being studied
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/267569411.html
Bainbridge council OKs road restriping contract *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267868111.html
Big changes planned for Noll Road
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267567551.html

Schools/Education

South Kitsap School District facilities crew busy with summer projects
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267539311.html
Chromebooks in schools: 1M sold last quarter (Technology)
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/18/chromebooks-in-schools-1m-sold-last-quarter/

Tribes

California tribe rejects offer from Redskins group
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/18/4030142/arizona-tribe-turns-down-offer.html

KitsapCommunity

Options to Replace Our Dump-Held-Together-with-Tape Police Station Narrowed to Three
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/20/options-to-replace-our-dump-held-together-with-tape-police-station-narrowed-to-three/
Public comment period opens for library site
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/267682291.html
Friends of the Library have benefit book sale Tuesday *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/267859961.html
Poll: Is Bainbridge Looking too Good for Its Own Good?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/20/poll-is-bainbridge-looking-too-good-for-its-own-good/

KitsapCares

Dentists make free visit for kids
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267681931.html

KitsapFun

Arts and crafts festival returns to Kingston
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/267545201.html

General Interest

Watch NASA’s Full TV Broadcast of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Right Here (45 years ago today)
http://gizmodo.com/watch-nasas-full-tv-broadcast-of-the-apollo-11-moon-lan-1608165554

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July 18, 2014

Public Policy

Washington Supreme Court rules gun case in Kitsap County school shooting can’t continue
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ee59480f83d14c9198e1e3bf922b662f/WA–SCOW–Bremerton-Shooting
Crisis Intervention Officer program initiated to improve police response to mental illness
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267426191.html

Elections

DISTRICT 26 HOUSE | Two Republicans, Democrat seek top two spots in state House race
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/election/267524741.html
SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT | Three candidates who want to unseat Kilmer make their arguments at forum
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/election/267525091.html
COUNTY ELECTION | Candidates criticize incumbent prosecutor at forum
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/election/267532851.html
Washington’s Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far
http://kuow.org/post/washingtons-mid-term-elections-draw-more-nearly-33m-so-far

Business/Economy

Lowe’s property in Silverdale for sale *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/07/17/lowes-property-in-silverdale-for-sale/#axzz37jPs20DV
Workforce development in Kitsap gets a boost from Congress
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267577971.html
Harrison food workers approve contract *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/17/harriron-food-workers-approve-contract/#axzz37jPJJxuZ
Puget Sound area companies show up to hire veterans (Military)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/puget-sound-area-companies-show-up-to-hire.html
Kitsap delegation in England for air show *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/07/17/kitsap-delegation-in-england-for-air-show/#axzz37jPs20DV
Why Microsoft’s layoffs are good for the company — and for the Puget Sound region (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/why-microsofts-layoffs-are-good-for-the-company.html
10 Reasons to Use Vine to Help You Build Your Brand (Technology)
http://mashable.com/2014/07/16/vine-build-brand/
Newspaper companies need to stop lying to themselves, says longtime newspaper editor
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/16/newspaper-companies-need-to-stop-lying-to-themselves-says-longtime-newspaper-editor/
Locally grown foods look to bigger business
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-18/locally_grown_foods_look_to_bigger_business

Ports/Parks

Point No Point boat launch moving forward *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/17/point-no-point-boat-launch-moving-forward/#axzz37jPJJxuZ
State unveils online map of public lands
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-17/state_unveils_online_map_of_public_lands

Water

Horseshoe Lake illness confirmed as norovirus
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267568121.html
Forecast Confirms Uneven Water Supply for West
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Forecast_Confirms_Uneven_Water_Supply_for_West_26436.aspx
WA: New Ecology permit would allow vessel dismantling on water
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140718/news/307189988/new-ecology-permit-would-allow-vessel-dismantling-on-water
California’s water conservation could weaken utilities’ credit
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/usadrought-california-idUSL2N0PS1UE20140717
How the worst drought in decades impacts Californians
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/16/california-drought-extreme-effects/12727163/
California farms are sucking up enough groundwater to put Rhode Island 17 feet under
http://grist.org/food/california-farms-are-sucking-up-enough-groundwater-to-put-rhode-island-17-feet-under/
California drought doesn’t end brown lawn warnings
http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/California-couple-warned-for-having-brown-lawn-5628216.php
Report on Colorado River stresses need for conservation
http://www.cpr.org/node/115483
Vermont’s dirty secret: Free-ranging cows are (pooping) in the water supply
http://grist.org/food/vermonts-dirty-secret-free-ranging-cows-are-crapping-on-the-water-supply/

Telecommunications/Technology

Seattle’s new tech chief open to city broadband service *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/brierdudley/2014/07/16/seattles-new-tech-chief-open-to-city-broadband-service/
The Question of Broadband Access for the Poor and Municipal Broadband
http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/broadband-access-digital-divide/?dcz=
Net Neutrality Is About Economic Freedom: McDowell (Video)
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/net-neutrality-is-about-economic-freedom-mcdowell-y6uyGQR0SlCiGLzi0VfuEA.html
Michael Copps, former FCC commissioner, on net neutrality
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/joegarofoli/article/Michael-Copps-former-FCC-commissioner-on-net-5626535.php
Microsoft and the Smartphone Problem
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/17/business/121063/microsoft-and-smartphone-problem-job-cuts-layoffs/
Why Microsoft’s layoffs are good for the company — and for the Puget Sound region (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/why-microsofts-layoffs-are-good-for-the-company.html
Microsoft Layoffs Could Make Seattle Hub Of Cloud And Mobile Tech
http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-layoffs-could-make-seattle-hub-cloud-and-mobile-tech
When and how to outsource big data managed services
http://research.gigaom.com/report/when-and-how-to-outsource-big-data-managed-services/
What Happens to Your Online Accounts After You Die?
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/what-happens-to-your-online-accounts-after-you-die-92025718099.html
New Mapping Software Gives You the Scenic Route
http://mashable.com/2014/07/17/gps-scenic-route/
No signal? GoTenna has a messaging gadget that will work in the middle of nowhere
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/17/no-signal-gotenna-has-a-messaging-gadget-that-will-work-in-the-middle-of-nowhere/
10 Reasons to Use Vine to Help You Build Your Brand (Business/Economy)
http://mashable.com/2014/07/16/vine-build-brand/

Energy/Utilities

Pot law conflict leads Wahkiakum PUD to amend policies
http://www.waheagle.com/news/article.exm/2014-07-16_pot_law_conflict_leads_pud_to_amend_policies
Zoning of Vancouver’s proposed oil terminal site is correct, panel finds
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/zoning_of_vancouvers_proposed.html
Save Energy and Beat the Heat
http://www.masonpud3.org/newsdisplay.aspx?newsid=1403
These oddly-shaped pots and pans heat food faster, save energy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/07/17/these-oddly-shaped-pots-and-pans-heat-food-faster-save-energy/
The Utility of the Future: Shifting Regulatory Paradigm, or Demise of the Grid?
http://www.energyefficiencymatters.org/the-utility-of-the-future-shifting-regulatory-paradigm-or-demise-of-the-grid/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-utility-of-the-future-shifting-regulatory-paradigm-or-demise-of-the-grid#
Friday Energy Facts: Oil and Natural Gas Resource Categories Reflect Varying Degrees of Certainty
http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/433311/oil-and-natural-gas-resource-categories-reflect-varying-degrees-certainty
For clean energy, think small (nano small)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0717/For-clean-energy-think-small-nano-small
100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
US Senate Passes Geothermal Production Expansion Act
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/us-senate-passes-geothermal-production-expansion-act
Looking for a Place to Locate Your Clean Energy Startup? These Are the Best States (WA is #16)
http://theenergycollective.com/stephenlacey/431856/looking-place-locate-your-clean-energy-startup-these-are-best-states
10 Most Energy Efficient States in America (Washington is #8)
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/business/10-most-energy-efficient-states-in-america.html/?a=viewall
Wind turbine fires ‘ten times more common than thought’, experts warn
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/10971762/Wind-turbine-fires-ten-times-more-common-than-thought-experts-warn.html
5 Graphs About Wind Energy
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/07/17/5-graphs-about-wind-energy
U.S. to Auction Site Off Jersey Shore for Offshore Wind
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-17/u-dot-s-dot-to-auction-site-off-jersey-shore-for-offshore-wind
Federal Way family designs airborne wind turbine as energy source
http://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/266827061.html
Now Google Street View is mapping gas pipeline leaks
http://grist.org/news/now-you-can-google-street-view-gas-pipeline-leaks/
Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/hanford-workers-say-theyre-not-satisfied-with-work/
Can nuclear power rebrand itself as environment-friendly?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0718/Can-nuclear-power-rebrand-itself-as-environment-friendly

Environment

Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest
http://nwpr.org/post/wildfires-blaze-their-way-across-northwest
Officials Warn Wildfire Smoke Can Be Dangerous For Some
http://www.opb.org/news/article/wildfire-smoke-can-be-dangerous-for-some-placeholder/
No Fish Tale: Uptick in Northwest Salmon Stock
http://www.ect.coop/public-policy-watch/energy-environment/northwest-fish-population-is-increasing/71983
ONP biologist monitor Elwha fish
http://www.konp.com/local/9893
To Bee or Not to Bee
http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/to-bee-or-not-to-bee/Content?oid=13015388
Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking Doubtful
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/endangered-species-listing-for-wolverine-looking-d/
Weed-sniffing dogs join the fight against invasive species
http://grist.org/list/weed-sniffing-dogs-join-the-fight-against-invasive-species/
Risk of Earthquake Increased for One-Third of US
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/risk-earthquake-increased-half-us-24605902
Sea Level Rise and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/431676/infographic-sea-level-rise-and-global-warming

Transportation/Traffic

Kingston passenger ferry being studied
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/267569411.html

Schools/Education

Youth Summer Camp Opportunities
http://www.nkschools.org/Page/11940

Military

Puget Sound area companies show up to hire veterans (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/puget-sound-area-companies-show-up-to-hire.html

KitsapCommunity

Special adoption event at PetSmart this weekend
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/267570961.html
Camp helps teach about life down on the farm *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/17/camp-helps-teach-about-life-down-on-the-farm/#axzz37jPJJxuZ

KitsapCares

Rotary auction rakes in $467K *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267548991.html

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July 17, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

California drought: San Jose’s new high-tech water purification plant to expand recycled water use
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_26160300/california-drought-san-joses-new-high-tech-water
Does Water Conservation Have To Be The Enemy Of Financial Stability?
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/16/does-water-conservation-have-to-be-the-enemy-of-financial-stability/
Lady Gaga Released Water Conservancy Public Service Announcement
http://997now.cbslocal.com/2014/07/16/lady-gaga-released-water-conservancy-save-our-water-public-service-announcement-california-drought-psa/

Elections

County prosecutor and judge candidates to speak at forums (Today & July 29)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267407851.html

Business/Economy

Union moves into cannabis secto
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-16/union_moves_into_cannabis_sector
Washington Jobless Rate At 6-Year Low, But Rural Counties Lag
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-jobless-rate-at-6-year-low-but-rural-counties-lag/
Microsoft slashing up to 18,000 jobs
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/microsoft-slashing-up-to-18-000-jobs.html
State’s medical pot businesses surviving amid recreational cannabis rollout, but worried about future
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-17/state_s_medical_pot_businesses_surviving_amid_recreational_cannabis_rollou
Boeing video shows how robots will help build 777X jetliner
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/boeing-video-shows-how-robots-will-help-build-777x.html
What you need to know if you have employees who use medical marijuana
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-17/what_you_need_to_know_if_you_have_employees_who_use_medical_marijuana

Ports/Parks

Pesticides in Our Parks: Do We Need ‘Em? (Environment)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/16/pesticides-in-our-parks-do-we-need-em/
Second dock at Brownsville replaced *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/16/second-dock-at-brownsville-replaced/#axzz37jPJJxuZ

Water

CDC aids in testing of Horseshoe Lake *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/16/cdc-aids-in-testing-of-horseshoe-lake/#axzz37jPJJxuZ
Park Closed After 200 Get Sick After Swimming At Kitsap County Lake
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/park-closed-after-200-get-sick-after-swimming-at-k/
Farmers Face Severe Water Shortage In Southeastern Oregon
http://www.opb.org/news/article/farmers-face-water-shortage/
State Officials Prod California Cities to Act on Drought
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/432541/state-officials-prod-california-cities-act-drought
Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal Runs Into Stiff Opposition
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/oregon-nickel-mine-proposal-runs-into-stiff-opposi/

Telecommunications/Technology

Surge in net-neutrality comments crashes FCC site; deadline extended
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-fcc-website-net-neutrality-20140715-story.html
Dish to Senate: Block Broadband Access Consolidation
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/dish-senate-block-broadband-access-consolidation/132452
Wyden’s Internet anti-tax act extended, lawmakers seek more
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2014/07/wydens-internet-anti-tax-act-extended-lawmakers.html
Municipal Broadband Action in House Would Tie FCC’s Hands
http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/municipal-broadband/?dcz=
All The Big Broadband Players Support FCC’s Proposed Rules… Which Says All You Need To Know
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140715/17495527884/all-big-broadband-players-support-fccs-proposed-rules-which-says-all-you-need-to-know.shtml
FCC Must Reclassify Broadband to Preserve Net Neutrality in the US
http://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/fcc-reclassify-broadband-preserve-net-neutrality
Olympia considers cable TV tax as part of updated list of capital projects *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/07/15/3228242/olympia-considers-cable-tv-tax.html
Utilities Enter the 21st Century with Mobile Apps (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/432356/utilities-enter-21st-century-mobile-apps
Can Google make the Internet bug-free?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2014/0715/Can-Google-make-the-Internet-bug-free

Energy/Utilities

Neighbors not happy about City of Seattle’s new LED lights
http://www.queenannenews.com/Content/News/News/Article/Neighbors-not-happy-about-city-s-new-LED-lights/26/337/36002
Panel: Vancouver Site Zoned OK For Oil Terminal
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/panel-vancouver-site-zoned-ok-for-oil-terminal/
OR: Massive Diesel Spill Cleanup Nears Completion
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/massive-diesel-spill-cleanup-nears-completion/
US Senate confirms energy nominees
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/212320-senate-confirms-energy-nominees
Utility of the Future: Paradigm Shift to Meet a More Distributed, Customer-Focused Energy System in the 21st Century
http://theenergycollective.com/slontoh/431336/utility-future-paradigm-shift-meet-more-distributed-consumer-focused-energy-system-21
Utilities Enter the 21st Century with Mobile Apps (Technology)
http://theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/432356/utilities-enter-21st-century-mobile-apps
What Happens When Electricity Sales Tumble?
http://www.ect.coop/industry/business-finance/2014-eia-energy-conference-electricy-sales-could-drop/71963
The Plan to Store Wind Energy In Giant Underwater Air Bubbles
http://gizmodo.com/the-plan-to-store-wind-energy-in-giant-underwater-air-b-1605368951
Experts To Discuss Wind Energy Potential in the US Southeast
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/experts-to-discuss-wind-energy-potential-in-the-southeast
24% Renewable Energy Over 27 Years — Is That All?!?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/17/us-eia-annual-energy-outlook-2014-predicts-24-renewables/

Environment

Pesticides in Our Parks: Do We Need ‘Em? (Ports/Parks)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/16/pesticides-in-our-parks-do-we-need-em/
Shellfish harvesting closure covers west shoreline of Bainbridge Island *
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267350171.html
Obama’s Climate Initiatives in the Northwest (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/obamas-climate-initiatives-in-the-northwest/
A Likely Exception To No-Pesticide Rule: Invasive Crazy Ants Attacking Baby Birds
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/a-likely-exception-to-no-pesticide-rule-invasive-c/

Transportation/Traffic

Study indicates strong potential ridership for passenger-only ferries from Kitsap to Seattle *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/16/study-indicates-strong-potential-ridership-for/#axzz37jPJJxuZ

Schools/Education

South Kitsap School District’s fund balance climbs rapidly
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267420371.html
Here Are Washington’s New Prospective Charter Schools
http://kuow.org/post/here-are-washingtons-new-prospective-charter-schools

Tribes

Canoe journey | Tribes celebrate return to Bella Bella *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/07/16/canoe-journey-tribes-celebrate-return-to-bella-bella/#axzz37jPs20DV
Obama’s Climate Initiatives in the Northwest (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/obamas-climate-initiatives-in-the-northwest/

KitsapCommunity

Crisis Intervention Officer program initiated to improve police response to mental illness
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267426191.html

General Interest

There’s a plan to split California into 6 states. Here’s what it might look like.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/15/theres-a-plan-to-split-california-into-6-states-heres-what-it-might-look-like/

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July 16, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Tucson’s Water Conservation Ideas Spread to Midwest
https://news.azpm.org/p/nat-enviro-news/2014/7/15/39505-tucsons-progressive-water-conservation-ideas-spread-to-midwest/

Public Policy

Council Approves SMP, Waterfront Property Rights Activist Talks About Suing
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/15/council-approves-smp-waterfront-property-rights-activist-talks-about-suing/
Long Sentences, Aging Inmates May Strain Washington’s Clemency System
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-long-sentences-aging-inmates-may-strain-washingtons-clemency-system/

Elections

Poll Finds Washington Gun Rights Initiative Losing Support
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-poll-finds-washington-gun-rights-initiative-losing-support/

Business/Economy

Hammy’s: Lynwood Center’s New Old-Style Hamburger Joint
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/15/hammys-lynwood-centers-new-old-style-hamburger-joint/
Bainbridge makes top-10 list of ‘dreamy’ U.S. islands *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267218511.html
Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Nordstrom-ads-feature-models-with-disabilities-5624879.php

Ports/Parks

New Bainbridge Island Dog Park Set to Open
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/15/new-bainbridge-island-dog-park-set-to-open/

Water

Shellfish harvesting closure in Port Orchard Narrows
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267260861.html
Horseshoe Lake County Park illness investigation update
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267050961.html
Lowering the Demand
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2021.aspx
Wasting water in California will now cost you $500
http://grist.org/news/wasting-water-in-california-will-now-earn-you-a-500-fine/
Drought and Energy: An Interesting Water/Energy Nexus (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/431881/drought-and-energy-interesting-waterenergy-nexus
Nestlé doesn’t want you to know how much water it’s bottling from the California desert
http://grist.org/news/nestle-doesnt-want-you-to-know-how-much-water-its-bottling-from-the-california-desert/
How San Francisco’s Clean Drinking Water Destroyed The 2nd Yellowstone
http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/how-san-franciscos-clean-drinking-water-destroyed-the-1605614294/+barrett
Profiteers Cashing In on Nation’s Catastrophic Water Crisis
http://sandiegofreepress.org/2014/07/profiteers-cashing-in-on-nations-catastrophic-water-crisis/#.U8ZsebEmV30

Telecommunications/Technology

House votes to extend moratorium on Internet access taxes
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-16/house_votes_to_extend_moratorium_on_internet_access_taxes
Comcast ‘Embarrassed’ By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/15/331681041/comcast-embarrassed-by-the-service-call-making-internet-rounds?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140715
NYC politicians’ one-word case for net neutrality: Skype
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/15/nyc-politicians-one-word-case-for-net-neutrality-skype/
You Don’t Promote a Competitive Broadband Market by Prohibiting Competition
http://www.forbes.com/sites/econostats/2014/07/15/you-dont-promote-a-competitive-broadband-market-by-prohibiting-competition/
Federal Reserve warns of overvalued social media stocks
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28317548
Storage wars: Microsoft integrates with Box in ongoing cloud battle with Amazon
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/storage-wars-microsoft-integrates-with-box-in.html
Cisco enters data center deal with Microsoft
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/cisco-enters-data-center-deal-with-microsoft.html
Sign up for Book-a-Computer-Trainer at the Bainbridge Public Library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/267209261.html
Cell Phone Use Partly To Blame For Skagit River Bridge Collapse (Transportation/Traffic)
http://kuow.org/post/cell-phone-use-partly-blame-skagit-river-bridge-collapse

Energy/Utilities

Most & Least Energy Expensive States
http://wallethub.com/edu/most-least-energy-expensive-states/4833/
Klickitat PUD denies its power lines sparked fire last year
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2338843-8/klickitat-pud-denies-its-power-lines-sparked-fire
Drought and Energy: An Interesting Water/Energy Nexus (Water)
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/431881/drought-and-energy-interesting-waterenergy-nexus
Tacoma Utility Employees Give Back to Their Community
http://www.publicpower.org/media/customerconnector/ArticleDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=41752
Inslee, UK Minister Barker sign climate agreement
http://mynorthwest.com/174/2357877/Inslee-UK-Minister-Barker-sign-climate-agreement
Will the EPA’s New Carbon Rule Survive Judicial Challenge?
http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/431711/will-epa-s-new-carbon-rule-survive-judicial-challenge
Industry To Feds: We Will Keep Using Old Unsafe Tank Cars For Three More Years, or Longer If We Feel Like It
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/15/industry-to-feds-we-will-keep-using-old-unsafe-tank-cars-for-three-more-years-or-longer-if-we-feel-like-it/
State firefighters want Inslee to halt Bakken crude by rail till safety concerns addressed *
http://thedailyworld.com/news/local/state-firefighters-want-inslee-halt-bakken-crude-rail-till-safety-concerns-addressed
Groups Seek Ban Of Older Oil Train Tankers
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/groups-seek-ban-of-older-oil-train-tankers/
$190M Vancouver crude oil terminal will be safe, backers say
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/190m-vancouver-crude-oil-terminal-will-be-safe.html
What’s slowing the spread of a North Dakota pipeline spill? Beaver dams.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0715/What-s-slowing-the-spread-of-a-North-Dakota-pipeline-spill-Beaver-dams.
Cap-and-Trade’s Moment of Truth
http://theenergycollective.com/jamesbushnell/431681/cap-and-trade-s-moment-truth
Study: Costs of Rooftop Solar Were Not Passed Along to Non-Solar Ratepayers in Nevada
http://theenergycollective.com/katherinetweed/425146/study-costs-rooftop-solar-were-not-passed-along-non-solar-ratepayers-nevada
Only Two US Community Solar Developers Have Finished More Than One Project. Why?
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/427196/only-two-us-community-solar-developers-have-finished-more-one-project-why
In Iowa, solar is fighting back against utilities and winning
http://grist.org/climate-energy/in-iowa-solar-is-fighting-back-against-utilities-and-winning/
Court to Obama: Show why you blocked Oregon wind farm deal
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/court-to-obama-show-why-you-blocked-oregon-wind.html
Microsoft to buy wind power for Chicago data center
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/15/microsoft-to-buy-wind-power-for-chicago-data-center/
Electric Cars Will Change the Way You Power Your Home
http://time.com/2981460/electric-cars-home-solar/
This Machine Generates Electricity From Humidity
http://gizmodo.com/this-machine-generates-electricity-from-humidity-1605823742
Is Renewable Energy the Future of Mining?
http://sourceable.net/is-renewable-energy-the-future-of-mining/
The Next Two Years for The Big Apple, and Beyond…
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/2022.aspx
Is Waste Wood the Future of Power?
http://www.ect.coop/editors-pick/is-waste-wood-the-future-of-power/71806

Environment

Feds To Remove Fewer Wild Horses From Western Rangelands This Year
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/feds-to-remove-fewer-wild-horses-from-western-rang/
Wildfires in Oregon, California destroy homes; progress on largest Washington fire
http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2014/07/15/hot-dry-weather-encouraging-western-wildfires
What wildfires in the Northwest Territories say about climate change
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-wildfires-in-the-northwest-territories-say-about-climate-change/article19606467/
Federal Wildlife Agency Phases Out Bee-Harming Pesticides In Northwest Refuges
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/federal-wildlife-agency-phases-out-bee-harming-pes/

Transportation/Traffic

How Seattle can build more and better bike parking
http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2014/07/14/how-seattle-can-build-more-and-better-bike-parking/
Cell Phone Use Partly To Blame For Skagit River Bridge Collapse (Technology)
http://kuow.org/post/cell-phone-use-partly-blame-skagit-river-bridge-collapse

Schools/Education

Everest’s Bremerton campus continues uninterrupted *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/15/everests-bremerton-campus-continues/#axzz37dP7Iwhz

KitsapCommunity

KCHSM presents Speaker Series event this Thursday
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/267227311.html

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July 15, 2014

Public Policy

Bainbridge council hosts SMP public hearing *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267083381.html

Elections

August Primary Elections: Your Friendly Guide
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/14/august-primary-elections-your-friendly-guide/

Business/Economy

Six elected officials receive 2 percent raise *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/14/six-elected-officials-receive-2-percent-raise/#axzz37RldBwbj
Robots do the dirty – and unsafe – work on the 777, Boeing says; Unions watch closely
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/robots-do-the-dirty-and-unsafe-work-on-the-777.html
Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones (Technology)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-15/amazon_asks_faa_for_permission_to_fly_drones
Microsoft job cuts could reportedly top 5,800
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/microsoft-job-cuts-could-reportedly-top-5-800.html

Ports/Parks

Kitsap County park closed after outbreak of stomach illness
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Kitsap-County-park-closed-after-outbreak-of-stomach-illness-267052021.html

Water

Op/Ed from ROB GELDER | Federal land, water conservation fund needs reauthorization (Environment)
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/opinion/267051581.html
Loss of Snowpack and Glaciers In Rockies Poses Water Threat
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/loss_of_snowpack_and_glaciers_in_rockies_poses_water_threat/2785/
Colorado River’s Course Through a Drying Landscape Is Draining Lake Mead
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Colorado_Rivers_Course_Through_a_Drying_Landscape_26387.aspx
CA water agencies campaign for conservation
http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/ca-water-agencies-campaign-conservation/2014-07-14
Edwards Aquifer: Austin Water Utility plans prescribed burn on Monday
http://www.statesman.com/weblogs/the-blotter/2014/jul/13/austin-water-utility-plans-prescribed-burn-monday/

Telecommunications/Technology

Boxlight’s interactive DeskBoard wins Best of Show award at tech conference
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-15/boxlight_s_interactive_deskboard_wins_best_of_show_award_at_tech_conferenc
Integra buys Seattle’s World Communications Inc.
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/integra-buys-seattles-world-communications-inc.html
The 16 Places Where STEM Jobs Got the Biggest Pay Raises: Seattle is #1! (Schools/Education)
http://mashable.com/2014/07/15/metro-area-stem-pay-raises/
The FCC is overhauling how it subsidizes WiFi for schools and libraries
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/11/the-fcc-is-overhauling-how-it-subsidizes-wifi-for-schools-and-libraries/
Tech giants and startups split on tactics in battle for net neutrality
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/14/tech-giants-and-start-ups-split-on-tactics-in-battle-for-net-neutrality/
Net neutrality important to small businesses, customers
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2014/07/13/net-neutrality-important-small-business/12607285/
Factbox: What is net neutrality? U.S. debates once again
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/14/us-usa-internet-neutrality-factbox-idINKBN0FJ0W620140714
Meet a man who wants to bring the Toms Shoes model to broadband
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/15/meet-a-man-who-wants-to-bring-the-toms-shoes-model-to-broadband/
Government broadband plans “lack ambition”
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/broadband/389779/government-broadband-plans-lack-ambition
Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones (Business/Economy)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-15/amazon_asks_faa_for_permission_to_fly_drones
Why renewable energy and the smart home ruled cleantech in the second quarter (Energy)
http://research.gigaom.com/report/cleantech-second-quarter-2014-analysis-and-outlook/
Itron picks Microsoft for cloud computing
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/itron-picks-microsoft-for-cloud-computing.html

Energy/Utilities

A Modern Energy System for the Northwest
http://www.rnp.org/node/1884
One little thing that will save Northwest utilities $90M
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/one-little-thing-that-will-save-northwest.html
US electricity prices are rising. Thank the ‘polar vortex.’
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0714/US-electricity-prices-are-rising.-Thank-the-polar-vortex.
Op/Ed: Another council scheme to politicize utilities *
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/07/11/3283799/another-council-scheme-to-politicize.html
Europe at TTIP talks: Open the US energy spigot
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0715/Europe-at-TTIP-talks-Open-the-US-energy-spigot
Influence game: Shaping railroad safety rules
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/influence-game-shaping-railroad-safety-rules/
How long will world’s oil reserves last? 53 years, says BP
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0714/How-long-will-world-s-oil-reserves-last-53-years-says-BP
Pipeline Infrastructure Struggles To Keep Up With Oil And Gas Boom
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/pipeline-infrastructure-struggles-to-keep-up-with-/
Oklahoma hit by eight earthquakes in two days. Is the fracking industry to blame?
http://grist.org/news/oklahoma-hit-by-eight-earthquakes-in-two-days-is-the-fracking-industry-to-blame/
Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home’s Value
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/15/330769382/leased-solar-panels-can-cast-a-shadow-over-a-homes-value
Why renewable energy and the smart home ruled cleantech in the second quarter (Technology)
http://research.gigaom.com/report/cleantech-second-quarter-2014-analysis-and-outlook/
Lithium Ion Batteries Get Big Performance Boost From Wonder Material Known As… Sand
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/14/lithium-ion-batteries-get-big-performance-boost-wonder-material-known-sand/

Environment

Fire Marshal calls for burn ban in Kitsap County
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267061451.html
Hot Weather Complicates Fire Fighting Efforts
http://kuow.org/post/hot-weather-complicates-fire-fighting-efforts
Op/Ed from ROB GELDER | Federal land, water conservation fund needs reauthorization (Water)
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/opinion/267051581.html
What’s Killing Clams? Solve This Low Tide Mystery
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/whats-killing-clams-solve-this-low-tide-mystery/
King salmon season opens Wednesday *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/14/king-salmon-season-opens-wednesday/#axzz37RldBwbj
New Clallam air quality study shows largely clean air—except for occasional home wood-burning and motor vehicles *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140715/news/307159994/new-clallam-air-quality-study-shows-largely-clean-air-8212-except
Lottery Winner Fined For Illegal Land Clearing On San Juan Island
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/lottery-winner-fined-for-illegal-land-clearing-on-/

Transportation/Traffic

Seattle City Council passes ride-sharing regulations. Again.
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/14/politics-government/121009/seattle-city-council-ridesharing-regulations-legal/

Schools/Education

Island students stand out at UW *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/267009851.html
The 16 Places Where STEM Jobs Got the Biggest Pay Raises: Seattle is #1! (Technology)
http://mashable.com/2014/07/15/metro-area-stem-pay-raises/

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge Public Library hosts Teens’ Top Ten *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/267011641.html

KitsapFun

World Music Band Matuto Plays Wednesday at Battle Point Park
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/14/world-music-band-matuto-plays-wednesday-at-battle-point-park/

General Interest

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Washington State
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267033301.html

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July 14, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Heartland Water Crisis: Why the Planet Depends on These Kansas Farmers
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/heartland-water-crisis-why-planet-depends-these-kansas-farmers-n150036
Sacramento Department Of Utilities Offering Water Conservation Class
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/07/13/sacramento-department-of-utilities-offering-water-conservation-class/

Public Policy

Bills would create first National Heritage Area in the Pacific Northwest
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/266631291.html

Elections

Prosecutor election forums coming up *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/12/prosecutor-election-forums-coming-up/?partner=popular#axzz37PadEHYK
Candidate forums slated prior to primary
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/266627141.html

Business/Economy

Bainbridge officials outline schedule for adoption of 2015-16 biennial budget *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/266883441.html
It’s a hole new day for doughnut maker in Manette *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/13/its-a-hole-new-day-for-doughnut-maker-in-manette/#axzz37PadEHYK
Residential market still good for area buyers
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/266624681.html
State tax collections still growing, slowly
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-11/state_tax_collections_still_growing_slowly
Changes are taking place at the Kitsap Mall
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/266619141.html
The Second Voyage of Cafe Trios: New Owners Try Their Luck on Land
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/13/the-second-voyage-of-cafe-trios-new-owners-try-their-luck-on-land/
Oak Table Cafe moving to Silverdale in 2015
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/266626331.html
What’s needed from marketing clouds (Technology)
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/13/whats-needed-from-marketing-clouds/
Citigroup Agrees To Pay $7B To Resolve Mortgage Investigation
http://kuow.org/post/citigroup-agrees-pay-7b-resolve-mortgage-investigation
OUR VIEW | Rethinking the pot payments *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/12/our-view-rethinking-the-pot-payments/#axzz37PadEHYK

Ports/Parks

Port of Poulsbo won’t seek annexation until 2015; focuses on fuel dock, adding slips
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/266657091.html
County and private residents to restore beach
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/266812471.html
City’s land acquisition boosts Fish Park to 40 acres
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/266655851.html

Water

Bainbridge awards bid to replace fragile sewer pipes along Eagle Harbor *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/266778731.html
Bottled-water scam takes advantage of water fears
http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140712/NEWS02/407120305/-1/NEWSMAP
September 16: Pivot Point for the Columbia River Treaty and the Future of the Columbia River Basin
http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/2014/07/eric-christensen-publishes-article-on-the-columbia-river-treat-in-the-water-report.html
USGS Report: Rivers Becoming Less Acidic
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/USGS_Report_Rivers_Becoming_Less_Acidic_26336.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Short documentary explains Net Neutrality
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/10/short-documentary-explains-net.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29
Net Neutrality Offensive (Schools/Education)
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/11/higher-education-and-library-groups-present-net-neutrality-principles#sthash.J2533Xwf.dpbs
FCC’s net neutrality inbox is already stuffed with 647k messages, get yours in by Tuesday
http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/11/fccs-net-neutrality-inbox-is-already-stuffed-with-647k-messages/
What a quarter-century of Internet growth looks like, underwater
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/11/what-a-quarter-century-of-internet-growth-looks-like-underwater/
FCC Adopts Competitive Bidding Rules and Selective Criteria for Rural Broadband Experiments
http://www.telecomlawmonitor.com/2014/07/articles/universal-service-fund/fcc-adopts-competitive-bidding-rules-and-selective-criteria-for-rural-broadband-experiments/
Faced with child labor report, Samsung suspends Chinese factory contract
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/14/faced-with-child-labor-report-samsung-suspends-chinese-factory-contract/
Verizon continues to call Netflix’s bluff on buffering
http://www.zdnet.com/verizon-continues-to-call-netflixs-bluff-on-buffering-7000031468/
Free Wi-Fi can be a pain for business owners *
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140710/BIZ/140719938
Social media speak: The 60 new abbreviations that are dominating the way young people communicate with one another
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689655/Social-media-speak-The-30-new-abbreviations-dominating-way-young-people-communicate-one-another.html
What’s needed from marketing clouds (Business/Economy)
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/13/whats-needed-from-marketing-clouds/

Energy/Utilities

PSE customers encouraged to be energy efficient as temperatures soar
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/266820641.html
A big, controversial Columbia River oil terminal: The governor will decide
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/07/10/a-big-controversial-columbia-river-oil-terminal-the-governor-will-decide/#20920101=0
Sightline Institute Authors Report Questioning Tesoro’s Track Record
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/sightline-institute-authors-report-questioning-tes/
Washington State bills Klickitat KPUD for starting MM 28 Fire
http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/story/2014/07/09/news/state-bills-kpud-for-starting-mm-28-fire/4398.html
How Emerald PUD Aattracts Future Employees
http://www.publicpower.org/media/customerconnector/ArticleDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=41753
Bonamici works to restore lost wave energy funds
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2014/07/bonamaci-works-to-restore-lost-wave-energy-funds.html
What Big Oil Isn’t Telling You About California’s Clean Energy Law
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/427471/what-big-oil-isnt-telling-you-about-californias-clean-energy-law
Wind turbines generate trouble for two Ontario airports
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/07/10/wind-turbines-generate-trouble-for-two-ontario-airports
As jobs in solar power boom, R&D investment falls
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249682/As_jobs_in_solar_power_boom_R_D_investment_falls
Solar + Storage Has Arrived
http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-energy-news/solar-storage-has-arrived-071114
Solar vs. electric battles heating up in Iowa, Wisconsin
http://www.jsonline.com/business/solar-vs-electric-battles-heating-up-in-iowa-wisconsin-b99309653z1-266887971.html
Bidgely Thinks Algorithms Can Replace Hardware to Capture the Impact of Rooftop Solar
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/423196/bidgely-thinks-algorithms-can-replace-hardware-capture-impact-rooftop-solar
Wal-Mart, GM, HP lobby to boost renewable energy
http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/07/11/wal-mart-gm-hp-seek-ways-to-boost-renewables/
EIA Projections Show Hydro Growth Limited by Economics not Resources
http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/425766/eia-projections-show-hydro-growth-limited-economics-not-resources
New shipping channel will carry natural gas through the Arctic
http://grist.org/news/new-shipping-channel-will-carry-natural-gas-through-the-arctic/
World Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment (Energy & Power) Market 2019
http://www.whatech.com/market-research-reports/press-release/23812-world-nuclear-power-plant-and-equipment-energy-power-market-2019
Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan’s Fukushima utility quit in droves
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_LOSING_NUCLEAR_WORKERS
Geothermal: The Other Alternative Energy
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/07/12/geothermal-the-other-alternative-energy.aspx
Scientists to EPA: Boost biomass regulations
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2014/06/20/scientists-epa-boost-biomass-regulations/10979771/

Environment

Near-90 degree heat sticking around at least a week *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/11/near-90-degree-heat-sticking-around-at-least-a/#axzz37PadEHYK
Welcome to the World, Coppertop Osprey Chicks!
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/13/welcome-to-the-world-coppertop-osprey-chicks/
This osprey is a different kind of soccer mom
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/lifestyle/266659321.html
EarthFix Survey Tracks Northwest Residents’ Opinions on Environmental Issues
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/earthfix-survey-tracks-northwest-residents-opinion/
Visiting sea lions could mean trouble at Westport Marina
http://thedailyworld.com/news/local/visiting-sea-lions-could-mean-trouble-westport-marina
Sockeye salmon to be returned to the Skokomish River *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/12/sockeye-salmon-to-be-returned-to-the-skokomish/#axzz37PadEHYK

Transportation/Traffic

Freight, transit and ferry issues on State Transportation Commission’s July meeting agenda
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/266631621.html
What kinds of vehicles are allowed in the HOV lane?
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/2014/07/11/what-kinds-of-vehicles-are-allowed-in-the-hov-lane/#17213101=0&21215103=0
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/scared-of-biking-in-traffic-these-cities-are-making-it-safe

Schools/Education

NKSD developing new method of superintendent evaluation
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/266799451.html
New principal has vision for Manchester Elementary School
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/266629041.html
West Sound Tech due for modernization *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/13/west-sound-tech-due-for-modernization/#axzz37PadEHYK
Net Neutrality Offensive (Technology)
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/11/higher-education-and-library-groups-present-net-neutrality-principles#sthash.J2533Xwf.dpbs

Military

Naval Hospital converting from emergency to urgency *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/13/naval-hospital-converting-from-emergency-to/#axzz37PadEHYK
Keyport and Seawolf sailors honored by Navy League
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/266627051.html

Tribes

Coming home: Return of Tse-whit-zen artifacts ‘great day for everyone’ *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140713/NEWS/307139940/coming-home-return-of-tse-whit-zen-artifacts-great-day-for-everyone

KitsapCommunity

Kitsap Search and Rescue trains for real life *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/13/kitsap-search-and-rescue-trains-for-real-life/#axzz37PadEHYK
KIDiMu + BIMA = Family Art Day
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/13/kidimu-bima-family-art-day/
The path of the pioneers: Nearly 200 local youths live the pioneer experience *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/266939401.html
CKF&R chief recommends closure of Tracyton station
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/266952231.html

KitsapRemembers

Cowboy given military honors on his final ride
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/266824741.html

General Interest

Helicopter crashes in water near Kingston; one injured
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/266899621.html

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July 11, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Texas: Toilet-to-tap recycling begins
http://ksn.com/2014/07/10/toilet-to-tap-recycling-begins/
Who’s doing a good job at water conservation? The answer might surprise you.
http://www.acoel.org/post/2014/07/09/Who%E2%80%99s-doing-a-good-job-at-water-conservation-The-answer-might-surprise-you.aspx

Public Policy

Bainbridge Island City Hall to be closed on two afternoons next week *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/266645911.html

Business/Economy

Change-of-value notices coming July 11 to county land owners
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/266632321.html
HomeStreet opens second home loan center in Kitsap County
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-10/homestreet_opens_second_home_loan_center_in_kitsap_county
City, Starbucks: New coffee shop proposal won’t violate city’s ban on franchise fast-food restaurants *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/266659641.html
Home sales begin for next neighborhood in Grow Community
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-11/home_sales_begin_for_next_neighborhood_in_grow_community

Water

Oregon Shuts Down Sewage Disposal Company After Numerous Violations
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/oregon-plans-to-revoke-license-of-sewage-disposal-/
This is why you should only drink water with impurities
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-is-why-you-should-only-drink-water-with-impurities-1602896492/+caseychan
Work has begun at Microsoft center in West Des Moines (Officials recently decided to expand aquifer capacity, rather than build a water tower…)
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/west-des-moines/2014/07/11/microsoft-center-contruction-west-des-moines/12445003/

Telecommunications/Technology

Quality Bainbridge hosts meeting next week on expanding Internet service * (Learn more about KPUD Internet Service on July 17th-see calendar for details.)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/266642811.html
Mobile broadband tests end in surprising results
http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/July2014/mobile-broadband-tests-end-in-surprising-results.html
Silicon Valley still tops Seattle, DC, Austin for tech talent thanks to $111K salaries
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/silicon-valley-still-tops-seattle-dc-austin-for.html
Net Neutrality and Transparency Principles Must Extend to Mobile Internet Access Too
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/net-neutrality-and-transparency-principles-must-extend-mobile-internet-access-too
A new era: Net neutrality questioned under Aereo decision
http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/a-new-era-net-neutrality-questioned-under-aereo-decision/article_2ea30a56-07ae-11e4-947a-001a4bcf6878.html
New York Times video op-ed by “Internet’s Own Boy” director makes the case for net neutrality
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/10/new-york-times-video-op-ed-by-internets-own-boy-director-makes-the-case-for-net-neutrality/
China Says the iPhone Is a Security Threat
http://gizmodo.com/china-says-the-iphone-is-a-security-threat-1603466135
Applebee’s plans “No Tech Tuesdays,” even as it puts tablets on tables
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/10/applebees-plans-no-tech-tuesdays-even-as-it-puts-tablets-on-tables/
Network-Connected Electronics Wasted the Equivalent of 133 Coal Plants Last Year (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/katherinetweed/423191/network-connected-electronics-wasted-equivalent-133-coal-plants-last-year
Rethinking the enterprise data archive for big data analytics and regulatory compliance
http://research.gigaom.com/report/rethinking-the-enterprise-data-archive-for-big-data-analytics-and-regulatory-compliance/
‘Sponge-like’ battery: Coming to a smartphone near you?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0710/Sponge-like-battery-Coming-to-a-smartphone-near-you
Microsoft CEO letter to employees hints at big shake-up on the way
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/microsoft-ceo-letter-to-employees-hints-at-big.html

Energy/Utilities

PSE customers could save $10 million annually after judge’s ruling
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/07/09/pse-customers-could-save-10-million-annually-after.html
Sale of shuttered Morse Creek hydroelectric facility suggested by Port Angeles Utility Advisory Committee *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140710/NEWS/307109979/sale-of-shuttered-morse-creek-hydroelectric-facility-suggested-by
New Polling Shows Support In Northwest For Limits On Greenhouse Gas Emissions
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/new-polling-shows-support-in-northwest-for-limits-/
The Dirt on Tesoro
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/10/the-dirt-on-tesoro/
Seattle: Turning on Lights by Taking out the Trash
http://theskanner.com/news/northwest/21505-seattle-turning-on-lights-by-taking-out-the-trash
Cowboys, hunters, and enviros team up to fight natural gas drilling
http://grist.org/climate-energy/cowboys-hunters-and-enviros-team-up-to-fight-natural-gas-drilling/
Energy Quote of the Day: Cannabis Growing Uses ‘A Staggering Amount of Electricity’
http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/410911/energy-quote-day-cannabis-growing-uses-staggering-amount-electricity
Network-Connected Electronics Wasted the Equivalent of 133 Coal Plants Last Year (Technology)
http://theenergycollective.com/katherinetweed/423191/network-connected-electronics-wasted-equivalent-133-coal-plants-last-year
Climate change solution: Scrap subsidies, fund innovation
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0710/Climate-change-solution-Scrap-subsidies-fund-innovation
A Climate Mainstream that Crosses Party Lines? (Environment)
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/10/climate-mainstream/
Tribes: Fishing Rights Not For Sale (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/tribes-fishing-rights-not-for-sale/
Jimmy Stewart’s Remarkable Comments On Green Energy (1938 VIDEO)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/10/jimmy-stewarts-remarkable-comments-green-energy-video/
Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Inventor-pushes-solar-panels-for-roads-highways-5614287.php
The challenges ahead for solar roadways
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/10/the-challenges-ahead-for-solar-roadways/
Top 5 Solar Countries To Account For ~80% of Global Solar PV Demand In 2014 2H
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/10/top-5-solar-countries-80-global-solar-pv-demand/
Getting Out of the Weeds: How To Control Vegetative Growth Under Solar Arrays
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/weed-control-at-solar-installations-what-works-best
Utilities to battery-powered solar: Get off our lawn
http://grist.org/climate-energy/utilities-to-battery-powered-solar-get-off-our-lawn/
Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Storage via Batteries
http://theenergycollective.com/schalk-cloete/421716/seeking-consensus-internalized-costs-energy-storage-batteries

Environment

Hit the Beach This Weekend for Super Summer Low Tides
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/10/hit-the-beach-this-weekend-for-super-summer-low-tides/
Class on nature mindfulness set
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/266512911.html
Evacuation orders issued for central-state wildfire *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140711/news/307119968/evacuation-orders-issued-for-central-state-wildfire
Mount St. Helens Drilling Foes Claim Victory
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/mount-st-helens-drilling-foes-claim-victory/
OR: A Debate On The Proposed Killing Of Cormorants To Save Salmon
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/a-debate-on-the-proposed-killing-of-cormorants-to-/
A Climate Mainstream that Crosses Party Lines? (Energy)
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/10/climate-mainstream/

Transportation/Traffic

Bike lanes save lives AND money
http://grist.org/cities/bike-lanes-save-lives-and-money/

Schools/Education

New systems speed police arrival, response time to school incidents
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/266626531.html
Summer science course helps bridge generation gap *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/10/summer-science-course-helps-bridge-generation/#axzz36yM5dNaG

Military

USS Alabama (SSBN 731) returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/266641211.html
Watching the nukes: Seattle-based Cray gets $174M contract
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/watching-the-nukes-cray-gets-174m-contract.html

Tribes

By sea or by land, making the long trek to Bella Bella | Video
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/266650721.html
Tribes: Fishing Rights Not For Sale (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/tribes-fishing-rights-not-for-sale/

KitsapCommunity

680 People on Bainbridge Have Head Lice: Lice Girls to the Rescue
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/10/680-people-on-bainbridge-have-head-lice-lice-girls-to-the-rescue/
Library patrons weigh in through online survey
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/266631861.html
Possible sites for Silverdale Library announced
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/266634761.html

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