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Jump Back!

Sunday, November 2 – Time to fall back
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280848392.html

KitsapQuestion

Q: Kitsap Public Utility District is co-sponsoring an upcoming Washington Green Schools training day. What is the mission of Washington Green Schools?

A: “Washington Green Schools challenges students and communities to create a sustainable region through educational experiences that transform school environments.”

Participating schools choose a project from a variety of categories (energy, healthy school buildings, transportation, waste and recycling, water, or school grounds and gardens), take action to make changes and measure their results.

Want to know more? http://www.wagreenschools.org/1/home.html

Check out this list to see actively participating Kitsap schools: http://www.wagreenschools.org/823/participating-schools.html

Happy Halloween!

Public Policy

Port Orchard City Council tackles several issues in 4-hour meeting
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280942052.html
Current And Former Washington AGs Exposed In NY Times Influence Investigation
http://kuow.org/post/current-and-former-washington-ags-exposed-ny-times-influence-investigation

Elections

Ballots returned in Kitsap outpace state average
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280969852.html
Q&A: Candidates for District 26 state representative, Pos. 2
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280951512.html
Washington House Could Be Sleeper Election Of 2014
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-house-could-be-sleeper-election-of-2014/
Poll: 61% back gun control initiative *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/state/poll-voters-support-background-check-measure_66837921_
With McCleary Mandate Looming, Will Wash. Class Size Initiative Help Or Hurt?
http://www.kplu.org/post/mccleary-mandate-looming-will-wash-class-size-initiative-help-or-hurt

Business/Economy

Ken Bicha, Christine Stansberry honored by Port Orchard Chamber
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/280942512.html
Bainbridge City Council Approves Property Tax Increase for 2015
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/30/city-council-approves-property-tax-increase-for-2015/
DeFord Photography named ‘Small Business of the Year’ by Port Orchard Chamber
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/280951842.html
Cost of regular gas plummets *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280970802.html
A gold mine’s upcoming closure is bringing the blues to Republic
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/31/politics-government/122590/gold-mine-blues-hard-pressed-part-state/
Starbucks will offer home delivery
http://www.10news.com/news/starbucks-will-offer-home-delivery
Microsoft creates system for consolidating fitness data, challenging Apple, Google efforts (Technology)
http://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2014/10/30/microsoft-too-offering-big-picture-health-service

Ports/Parks

UPDATE | Sakai property purchase would add 22 acres, bomb shelter to park district *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280969862.html

Water

Bay closed to shellfish harvesting *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280970722.html
Enviros sue over reactor (Energy)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/30/apnewsbreak-enviros-sue-over-reactor/
4 Things To Know About The Columbia Generating Station Lawsuit (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/4-things-to-know-about-the-columbia-generating-sta/
California DWR Releases Updated California Water Plan
http://www.acwa.com/news/climate-change/dwr-releases-updated-california-water-plan
Californians will pay more for water, must still conserve: officials
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/30/us-usa-california-drought-idUSKBN0IJ2T720141030?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews
Meet the Amazon tribespeople who beat Chevron in court — but are still fighting for clean water (Energy)
http://grist.org/climate-energy/meet-the-amazon-tribespeople-who-beat-chevron-in-court-but-are-still-fighting-for-clean-water/
As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost
http://www.npr.org/2014/10/29/359875321/as-infrastructure-crumbles-trillions-of-gallons-of-water-lost

Telecommunications/Technology

A reminder from Lockheed Martin that big data can be a slow process
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/30/a-reminder-from-lockheed-martin-that-big-data-can-be-a-slow-process/
The American way of broadband: slow
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20141031-column.html?track=rss&utm_source=next.discovermine.com%2Fifatoday&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=next.discovermine.com%2Fifatoday
APPA applauds recognition by broadband agency of safety role played by electric utilities
http://www.naylornetwork.com/app-ppd/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=291987&issueID=34974
Microsoft creates system for consolidating fitness data, challenging Apple, Google efforts (Business/Economy)
http://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2014/10/30/microsoft-too-offering-big-picture-health-service
EMC cloud really isn’t all about EMC hardware, says EMC product chief
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/30/emc-cloud-really-isnt-all-about-emc-hardware-says-emc-product-chief/

Energy/Utilities

Portland company looks to make (energy from) waves in Hawaii
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/portland-company-looks-to-make-energy-from-waves.html
B.C. pipeline opponents face off with Kinder Morgan survey crews (with video)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/pipeline%20opponents%20face%20with%20Kinder%20Morgan%20survey%20crews%20with/10335343/story.html
New CA Renewable Energy Plan Hints At New Direction For Renewables
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/31/new-ca-renewable-energy-plan-drecp-hints-at-new-direction/
Researchers turning wood waste into energy, agricultural resource
http://www.yakimaherald.com/home/2592872-8/researchers-turning-wood-waste-into-energy-agricultural-resource
Listen Up: An Architect’s Perspective on Rooftop Solar
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/listen-up-an-architects-perspective-on-rooftop-solar
Meet the Amazon tribespeople who beat Chevron in court — but are still fighting for clean water (Water)
http://grist.org/climate-energy/meet-the-amazon-tribespeople-who-beat-chevron-in-court-but-are-still-fighting-for-clean-water/
Enviros sue over reactor (Water)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/30/apnewsbreak-enviros-sue-over-reactor/
4 Things To Know About The Columbia Generating Station Lawsuit (Water)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/4-things-to-know-about-the-columbia-generating-sta/
Nuclear Regulatory Commission resumes plant licensing
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/nuclear-regulatory-commission-resumes-plant-licensing/327289/
Five Principles For Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy
http://theenergycollective.com/guayjguay/2149046/five-principles-taming-wild-west-beyond-grid-clean-energy-policy
An update on America’s renewable energy development
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/an-update-on-america-s-renewable-energy-development/article_9da0eee8-0764-5abd-84c0-d7d6f78ed2d0.html

Environment

Weather: Below-average snowfall expected across Inland Northwest
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/oct/30/below-average-snowfall-expected-across-inland/
Fall deluges ushering in landslide season in Seattle region
http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2014/10/30/fall-deluges-ushering-in-landslide-season-in-seattle-region/#28027101=0&21896103=0
Oregon: Rescue nets thousands of Deschutes River fish
http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/2534824-151/rescue-nets-thousands-of-deschutes-river-fish
Fires and floods: North Cascades federal lands prepare for climate change
http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/10/29/fires-and-floods-north-cascades-federal-lands-prepare-for-climate-change/
This company invented a better soda can. Why isn’t anybody buying?
http://grist.org/list/this-company-invented-a-better-soda-can-why-isnt-anybody-buying/

Transportation/Traffic

Kitsap County leaders hear passenger-ferry pitch *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-county-leaders-hear-passengerferry-pitch_26458279
Transportation projects moving forward in Kitsap County
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280981072.html
Mechanical problems on Annapolis ferry run *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/mechanical-problems-on-annapolis-ferry-run_80051980
Chico Way patching is prep work for 2015 overlay *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/roadwarrior/2014/10/30/chico-way-patching-is-prep-work-for-2015-overlay/
New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese
http://kuow.org/post/new-crash-test-dummy-gain-pounds-reflect-fatalities-among-obese

Schools/Education

Safety top priority at CK schools
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280856402.html
BISD: Enrollment drops slightly *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280970972.html

Military

Fast Cruise: What is it?
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280989932.html

Tribes

Tulalip Tribes Report Threats After Washington School Shooting
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/marysville-school-shooting/tulalip-tribes-report-threats-after-washington-school-shooting-n236961
Tribal Service Held for Washington School Shooter
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/funerals-set-washington-school-shooter-victim-26576478

KitsapCommunity

CK Fire & Rescue balances vehicles, staff with its $16 million draft budget
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280857172.html
Smith House may be delisted *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280971312.html
Learning the ‘American Experience’: Library’s lecture series continues with Vietnam study *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280970472.html

KitsapCares

It’s not too early to think about Toys For Tots
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280847572.html
It’s almost turkey time at CK Food Bank
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280858212.html
Helpline House: Food drive gets underway *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280971042.html

KitsapArts

Twenty years on The EDGE
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/280979052.html

KitsapFun

Halloween Events
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/280942242.html

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October 30, 2014

Public Policy

City won’t seek eminent domain for Bay Street Pathway *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/city-wont-seek-eminent-domain-for-bay-street-pathway_86682560

Business/Economy

Downpour Brewing opens in Kingston
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/280854312.html
Mayor’s Bremerton budget cuts auditor, adds firefighters and cop cams
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280843662.html
Port Orchard’s classification of B&Bs could impact other home-based businesses *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/peninsular-thinking/2014/10/29/citys-classification-of-bbs-could-impact-other-home-based-businesses/
Washington Apples Are Heading To China Again
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-apples-are-heading-to-china-again/
Google working on pill that searches for illnesses
http://www.komonews.com/news/tech/Google-working-on-pill-that-searches-for-illnesses-280803342.html
Microsoft cuts 3,000 jobs, including 638 in the Puget Sound region
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/microsoft-cuts-3-000-jobs-including-638-in-the.html

Ports/Parks

UPDATE | Bainbridge parks board votes to buy Sakai property for $6 million *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280868952.html

Water

Port Orchard City Council approves stormwater rate increase *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/port-orchard-city-council-approves-stormwater-rate-increase_06399185
Central Oregon groundwater at acceptable levels
http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/2524352-151/central-oregon-groundwater-at-acceptable-levels#
Proposition 1 is Part of a Favorable Evolution in California Water Policy
http://www.acwa.com/blog/proposition-1-part-favorable-evolution-california-water-policy
Santa Monica Moves Forward with Water Plan
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2014/October-2014/10_30_2014_Santa_Monica_Moves_Forward_with_Water_Plan.html
Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System
http://theenergycollective.com/roman-kilisek/2149071/water-trading-studies-call-market-based-water-use-system
Cigarettes could remove arsenic from water
http://www.filtsep.com/view/40487/cigarettes-could-remove-arsenic-from-water/
Global groundwater crisis may get worse as the world warms
http://mashable.com/2014/10/29/global-groundwater-crisis-climate-change/

Telecommunications/Technology

New update now available for Kitsap Sun app *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/new-update-now-available-for-kitsap-sun-app
Did the dam just open for internet TV? What the FCC news means for the cable industry and you
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/29/did-the-dam-just-open-for-internet-tv-what-the-fcc-news-means-for-the-cable-industry-and-you/
Broadband homes without pay-TV up 5 percent in 3 years, TDG says
http://www.fiercecable.com/story/broadband-homes-without-pay-tv-5-percent-3-years-tdg-says/2014-10-28
Google Glass Is Now Banned From Movie Theaters Across the U.S.
http://gizmodo.com/google-glass-is-now-banned-from-movie-theaters-across-t-1652672187
Connected vents are a thing! Keen Home gets $1.5M seed round (Energy)
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/29/connected-vents-are-a-thing-keen-home-gets-1-5m-seed-round/

Energy/Utilities

Transportation Officials Say 3,000 Rail Crossings In Washington Go Un-Inspected
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-transportation-officials-say-3000-rail-crossings-in-washington-go-un-inspected/
Is the US oil boom in trouble?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1030/Is-the-US-oil-boom-in-trouble
Are Environmental Regulations Causing US Utility Bills to Surge?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/are-environmental-regulations-causing-us-utility-bills-to-surge
How Would We Provide Enough Energy For 11 Billion People?
http://theenergycollective.com/geoffrey-styles/2149186/how-would-we-provide-enough-energy-11-billion-people
Connected vents are a thing! Keen Home gets $1.5M seed round (Technology)
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/29/connected-vents-are-a-thing-keen-home-gets-1-5m-seed-round/
Solar Grid Parity In All 50 US States By 2016, Predicts Deutsche Bank
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/29/solar-grid-parity-us-states-2016-says-deutsche-bank/
Poor Nations Go for Solar, Wind at Twice the Pace of Rich Ones
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/poor-nations-go-for-solar-wind-at-twice-the-pace-of-rich-ones
Health Threat from Wisconsin Wind Farm Affirmed
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2014/10/28/health-threat-wisconsin-wind-farm-affirmed
Offshore Wind Power’s Promising But Complicated Future
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/10/29/offshore_wind_powers_promising_but_complicated_future.html
China Racing To Install Wind Power Before Government Subsidies Run Out
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/china-racing-to-install-wind-power-before-government-subsidies-run-out

Transportation/Traffic

Report predicts state drivers would see little cost from tighter fuel standards
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/30/climate/122573/report-predicts-state-drivers-would-see-little-cos/
WA State traffic forecast predicts steady decline in miles traveled
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/oct/27/traffic-forecast-washington-decline-wsdot/
SDOT’s ‘hilarious’ video promotes Second Avenue bike lane and rules
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/SDOT-s-hilarious-video-promotes-Second-Avenue-5856060.php

Schools/Education

Local districts discussed crisis prevention four days before shooting
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/280810872.html
Schools, cops hope for the best and plan for the worst
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280843372.html
Same As Common Schools? High Court Ponders Charter Schools
http://kuow.org/post/same-common-schools-high-court-ponders-charter-schools

Military

New TRICARE option for retirees, families *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/new-tricare-option-for-retirees-families_73449006

Tribes

Northwest Tribes Take Steps To Corral Growing Wild Horse Population
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-northwest-tribes-take-steps-to-corral-growing-wild-horse-population/

OtherNews

Kitsap Co. teen arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up’ school
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Kitsap-Co-teen-arrested-after-threatening-to-shoot-up-school-280772782.html
Poulsbo elementary, middle schools locked down after husband allegedly threatens to kill wife
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280832222.html

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October 29, 2014

Public Policy

Bainbridge council considers appointing 18 teens to Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280694282.html
Appeals court: Right ruling, wrong remedy in gun club case *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/court-of-appeals-sends-gun-club-case-back-to-trial-court_87220217
Should the Feds reclassify marijuana? US judge holds hearing (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2014/1027/Should-the-Feds-reclassify-marijuana-US-judge-holds-hearing-video

Elections

Auditor’s office gives tips on voting
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280713272.html
Election 2014: Guns, buses, kids and control of Olympia
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/28/elections/122526/election-2014-guns-kids-and-power-olympia/
Trying to Raise Profile of Climate Change for Washington Voters
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/us/trying-to-raise-profile-of-climate-change-for-washington-voters.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
Bremerton schools super, union prez support I-1351 (Schools/Education)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280680612.html
Illegal mailers deceptively “support” Sheldon
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280527242.html
Washington Republicans Allege Vote Suppression Campaign
http://kuow.org/post/washington-republicans-allege-vote-suppression-campaign

Business/Economy

Bainbridge council conducts public hearing to discuss 2015-2016 budget *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280666642.html
Bainbridge company recognized for ingenuity *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/10/28/bainbridge-company-recognized-for-ingenuity/
What Happens to Your Social Security Number When You Die
http://gizmodo.com/what-happens-to-your-social-security-number-when-you-di-1652151816

Water

Low Salt
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2118.aspx
From saltwater to drinking water?
http://www.hcn.org/articles/from-saltwater-to-drinking-water?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email
Multi-Faceted Strategy Needed to Meet California’s Water Challenges, DOI Official Says
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-supply-challenges/multi-faceted-strategy-conservation-and-new-infrastructure-needed-meet-
Bay Area water users save 8 billion gallons: Conservation target met, drought regulations remain
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-10-29/bay-area-water-users-save-8-billion-gallons-conservation-target-met-drought-regulations-remain/1776425132422.html

Telecommunications/Technology

Infonetics: Wireless operators prefer Ethernet over fiber for small cell backhaul, but challenges remain
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/infonetics-wireless-operators-prefer-ethernet-over-fiber-small-cell-backhau/2014-10-28
Internet advocates discuss merger
http://www.nyunews.com/2014/10/28/net/
Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2840252/study-blames-backbone-business-deals-for-broadband-congestion.html
14% of Broadband Homes Don’t Take Pay-TV: Study
http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/14-broadband-homes-don-t-take-pay-tv-study/385101
Internet TV providers could soon get the same content rights and fights as pay TV
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/28/internet-tv-providers-could-soon-get-the-same-content-rights-and-fights-as-pay-tv/
Thousands of Americans got sub-broadband ISP service, thanks to telcoms shenanigans
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/28/thousands-of-americans-got-sub.html
FTC sues AT&T over throttling, claiming it jilted millions of unlimited plan users
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/28/ftc-sues-att-over-throttling-claiming-it-jilted-millions-of-unlimited-plan-users/
Op/Ed: Why social media needs to be taught in high school
http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/29/why-social-media-needs-to-be-taught-in-high-school/

Energy/Utilities

North Dakota wind energy tech students get 300-foot-tall view
http://www.twincities.com/nation/ci_26813590/north-dakota-wind-energy-tech-students-get-300
It May be Lights Out for the Wind Energy Come the Midterms
http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/10/27/it-may-be-lights-out-for-wind-energy-come-midterms/
Making the Blade Photoessay: How and Where Wind Turbines Get Their Swoosh
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/making-the-blade-how-and-where-wind-turbines-get-their-swoosh
Wind Power Is Cheaper, More Reliable, Than Natural Gas
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/28/wind-power-cheaper-reliable-natural-gas/
Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Offshore Wind
http://theenergycollective.com/schalk-cloete/2148386/seeking-consensus-internalized-costs-offshore-wind
Solar electric cars: When your gas station is the sun
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1028/Solar-electric-cars-When-your-gas-station-is-the-sun
Powering electric cars with solar panels rises in popularity
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26815270/powering-electric-cars-solar-panels-rises-popularity
SolarWorld lands $4M for crystallization research as it prepares for expansion
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/solarworld-lands-4m-for-crystallization-research.html
New Hybrid Solar Cell Battery Takes Aim at Solar Power’s Energy Storage Problem
http://singularityhub.com/2014/10/28/new-solar-cell-doubles-as-battery-to-store-the-energy-it-creates/
US Solar Now 59% Cheaper Than Analysts Predicted Back In 2010
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/29/us-solar-now-59-cheaper-analysts-predicted-back-2010/
America’s Navy The Unsung Heroes Of Nuclear Energy (Military)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/10/28/americas-navy-the-unsung-heroes-of-nuclear-energy/
Army Net Zero, Navy Green City — Hey, What’s Going On Here? (Military)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/29/army-net-zero-navy-green-city-hey-whats-going/
Regulators release report on viability of nuclear waste storage at Yucca
http://www.hcn.org/articles/yucca-mountain-is-still-dead?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

Environment

Experts to talk salmon and habitat at Poulsbo Fish Park on Saturday *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/10/28/experts-to-talk-salmon-and-habitat-at-poulsbo-fish-park-on-saturday/
Forest, fishery leaders debate causes of salmon decline
http://theworldlink.com/news/local/forest-fishery-leaders-debate-causes-of-salmon-decline/article_5467615c-5e24-11e4-b4d4-036f2b29c40c.html
Inslee climate plans: Heavy winds ahead
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/29/under-the-dome/122548/inslee-climate-plans-heavy-winds-ahead/

Transportation/Traffic

Kitsap, region band together for transportation *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-region-band-together-for-transportation_51496416
Bertha may have dodged a big bullet on dig material
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/28/bertha-waterfront-tunnel/122549/bertha-may-have-dodged-big-bullet-dig-material/
Portland Bike Share Company Moving To New York Under New Owners
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/portland-bike-share-company-moving-to-new-york-und/
Study: Bike Deaths Up 16 Percent In Just Two Years
http://kplu.org/post/study-bike-deaths-16-just-two-years

Schools/Education

South Kitsap High School homecoming dance rescheduled
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280680122.html
Bremerton schools super, union prez support I-1351 (Elections)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280680612.html
Let’s Take the Education Debate Outdoors
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/10/28/lets-take-the-education-debate-outdoors/

Military

Stennis sailors give time to community
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280681332.html
America’s Navy The Unsung Heroes Of Nuclear Energy (Energy)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/10/28/americas-navy-the-unsung-heroes-of-nuclear-energy/
Army Net Zero, Navy Green City — Hey, What’s Going On Here? (Energy)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/29/army-net-zero-navy-green-city-hey-whats-going/

KitsapCommunity

Council Gets a Lesson in Filipino-American History on Bainbridge
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/28/council-gets-a-lesson-in-filipino-american-history-on-bainbridge/

KitsapKudos

CNN Names BIMA One of Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/28/cnn-names-bima-one-of-best-small-town-museums-in-the-u-s/

KitsapRemembers

Former Port Orchard councilman Warren Van Zee left a legacy of service *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/former-port-orchard-councilman-warren-van-zee-left-a-legacy-of-service_01976079

OtherNews

Ebola Calls Northwest Volunteers To Action, Medical Centers To Prepare
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-ebola-calls-northwest-volunteers-to-action-medical-centers-to-prepare/

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October 28, 2014

Public Policy

Port Orchard City Council asked to choose among Bay Path options *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/port-orchard-council-asked-to-choose-among-bay-path-options_32241939

Elections

Decision day nears for voters, candidates
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280591992.html
Jay Inslee’s future rides on legislative election
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/27/washington-governor/122240/inslee-profile-legislature-political-split-electio/
Washington School Shooting Comes As Voters Decide Gun Measures
http://kuow.org/post/washington-school-shooting-comes-voters-decide-gun-measures

Business/Economy

These 11-year-old twins and their dad just launched a Kickstarter for an innovative dog poop bag
http://www.geekwire.com/2014/bob-crimmins-wise-walker/

Ports/Parks

Conservation Group Makes Huge Land Purchase Near Snoqualmie Pass
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/conservation-group-makes-land-purchase-near-snoqua/

Water

‘No-contact’ advisory ends for Ravine Creek
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280568942.html
181 California Dams Not Sending Enough Water Downstream to Protect Fisheries
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/181_California_Dams_Not_Sending_Enough_Water_Downs_27566.aspx
Super Detector Tracks Toxic Algae
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Super_Detector_Tracks_Toxic_Algae_27567.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Bremerton council to meet to craft Facebook, social media policy *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-council-to-meet-to-craft-facebook-social-media-policy_31336703
Will bubble burst for Twitter, Facebook?
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/national/will-public-trade-bubble-burst-for-twitter-facebook
More sites offer “free data” to mobile users, raising stakes in net neutrality debate
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/27/more-sites-offer-free-data-to-mobile-users-raising-stakes-in-net-neutrality-debate/
Frontier beats Google Fiber to the 1 Gig punch in Oregon
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/frontier-beats-google-fiber-1-gig-punch-oregon/2014-10-27
Fed up, US cities take steps to build better broadband
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/10/fed-up-us-cities-try-to-build-better-broadband/
Microsoft rolls out unlimited OneDrive storage to its Office 365 subscribers
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/27/microsoft-rolls-out-unlimited-onedrive-storage-to-its-office-365-subscribers/

Energy/Utilities

Gas prices dropping. Where are the lowest prices?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1027/Gas-prices-dropping.-Where-are-the-lowest-prices
Will falling gas prices be bad for the climate?
http://grist.org/climate-energy/will-falling-gas-prices-be-bad-for-the-climate/
How Vermont’s largest city went 100 percent renewable electricity
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1027/How-Vermont-s-largest-city-went-100-percent-renewable-electricity
SolarWorld To US Solar Developers: “We Want the Same Things”
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/solarworld-to-us-solar-developers-we-want-the-same-things
Why Entire Communities Will Want To Go Off-Grid
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/27/entire-communities-will-want-go-off-grid/
This man wants to stop America’s salad bowl from being fracked
http://grist.org/climate-energy/this-man-wants-to-stop-americas-salad-bowl-from-being-fracked/
The Nuclear Gap In Obama’s Clean Power Plan
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkrancer/2014/10/27/the-nuclear-gap-in-obamas-clean-power-plan/
A Case Study in how Junk Science is Used by Anti-Nuclear Environmentalists
http://theenergycollective.com/robertwilson190/2148016/do-terrorists-attack-nuclear-power-plants-every-couple-years-use-pseudo-scie

Environment

Washington businesses push climate change action
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/27/washington-businesses-push-climate-change-action/
Legislation In Works For Oregon Herbicide Spraying
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/legislation-in-works-for-oregon-herbicide-spraying/
Oil spill ring: BP spill stained sea floor, study says
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1028/Oil-spill-ring-BP-spill-stained-sea-floor-study-says

Schools/Education

No applications yet for North Kitsap School Board vacancy
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280587872.html

Tribes

Tribe reels from Washington state school shooting
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/tribe-reels-from-washington-state-school-shooting/ar-BBbg8ug

KitsapCommunity

For Your Safety, BIPD Trains Fire Department in Water Rescues (w/ Photo Gallery)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/27/for-your-safety-bipd-trains-fire-department-in-water-rescues-w-photo-gallery/
Today: Big book sale benefits the Bainbridge Public Library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/280545542.html

KitsapRemembers

“Love up to the Cosmos” for Bob McAllister
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/27/love-up-to-the-cosmos-for-bob-mcallister/

KitsapFun

Trick or Treat in Winslow Friday *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/280531962.html

OtherNews

10 families of Oso slide victims file lawsuit
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/oso-landslide/2014/10/27/oso-landslide-lawsuit-filed/18033451/

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October 27, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

How to Turn Wastewater into Drinking Water
http://www.envirotech-online.com/news/water-wastewater/9/breaking_news/how_to_turn_wastewater_into_drinking_water/32218/

Public Policy

Port Orchard Council deplays discussion, action on public records requests
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280194602.html
County proposes design standards for Central Kitsap campus *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-proposes-design-standards-for-central-kitsap-campus_83591337
Clarkston to weigh banning marijuana sales
http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2014/10/clarkston_to_weigh_banning_mar.html
Washington’s system for mentally ill broken
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Washingtons-system-for-mentally-ill-broken-280414772.html
How tough is today’s interview process? Look at this real-life example
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/how-to/human-resources/2014/10/example-of-todays-tough-interview-process.html

Elections

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County assessor
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280328482.html
Q&A: Candidates for District 26 state Senate
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280194152.html
23rd District candidates tackle education funding at voters’ forum
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280458722.html
Voting Well Underway In Oregon And Washington
http://www.opb.org/news/article/voting-well-underway-in-oregon-washington/
Billionaire’s Money Helps Enviros Spend Big On Northwest Races (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/enviros-spending-big-on-northwest-races/

Business/Economy

Franz drops its Poulsbo Bread *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/franz-drops-its-poulsbo-bread_40867897
Port Orchard Chamber taps Matt Murphy as new director
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/280196532.html
Harrison Medical Center appoints new board members
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/community/280245652.html
Microsoft is 10th-most profitable company in the world, says new list
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/microsoft-is-10th-most-profitable-company-in-the.html
Bye-bye Facebook: the future of social media for small businesses (Technology)
http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2014/oct/24/future-of-social-media-for-small-business

Ports/Parks

Progress in settling port liveaboard issue
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280319882.html
Poulsbo boaters form association
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280319132.html
The future of trails in Washington – and beyond
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/27/outdoors/122479/future-trails-washington-kate-harloe/
National Parks Vandalism Cleanup On Hold During Investigation
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/cleanup-of-national-parks-vandalism-sites-wont-beg/

Water

Shipyard wins energy and water management awards * (Energy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/shipyard-wins-energy-and-water-management-awards_47455955
Putting water back in the river: Planned Dungeness projects include a lake south of Sequim *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141027/news/310279996/putting-water-back-in-the-river-planned-dungeness-projects-include-a
Climatologist says Yakima basin needs more water storage
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2597271-8/climatologist-says-yakima-basin-needs-more-water-storage
Councilman to deliver water conservation kits to 4,000 L.A. homes
http://mynewsla.com/government/2014/10/24/councilman-deliver-water-conservation-kits-4000-l-homes/
Unsafe Drinking Water Adds to California’s Drought Misery
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/unsafe-drinking-water-adds-californias-drought-misery-n233201
South Dakota FORUM: Can a state water lottery system be fair?
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/opinion/forum-can-a-state-water-lottery-system-be-fair/article_5f893824-4f13-5385-802e-e9651e540c46.html

Telecommunications/Technology

Internet not a utility
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/221682-internet-not-a-utility
HBO Going Rogue Could Get Us to Net Neutrality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-zombeck/hbo-going-rogue-could-get_b_6038726.html
U.S. senator to Internet providers: promise me you’ll commit to Net Neutrality
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/23/u-s-senator-to-internet-provi.html
Secretive funding fuels debate about net neutrality astroturfing
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2838972/secretive-funding-fuels-debate-about-net-neutrality-astroturfing.html
FCC: You’ll have to wait EVEN LONGER for faster wireless broadband
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/24/fcc_wireless_broadband/
Need for speed on Internet emerges as FCC test in Comcast deal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-wp-blm-news-bc-comcast24-20141024-story.html
The internet of things is becoming the next cloud battleground
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/25/the-internet-of-things-is-becoming-the-next-cloud-battleground/
Comcast shedding cable subscribers — but broadband growth more than compensates
http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2014/10/comcast_shedding_cable_subscri.html
How the smart home will evolve
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/27/how-the-smart-home-will-evolve/
Bye-bye Facebook: the future of social media for small businesses (Business/Economy)
http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2014/oct/24/future-of-social-media-for-small-business
Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/10/23/358301467/please-do-not-leave-a-message-why-millennials-hate-voice-mail
Google Inbox review: Are you ready for a better way to manage communications?
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/24/google-inbox-review-are-you-ready-for-a-better-way-to-manage-communications/

Energy/Utilities

Forsman testifies in Canada against proposed pipeline expansion (Tribes)
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280366502.html
Shipyard wins energy and water management awards * (Water)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/shipyard-wins-energy-and-water-management-awards_47455955
UW Receives $8 Million From Navy To Develop Tidal, Wave Energy
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/uw-receives-8-million-from-navy-to-develop-tidal-w/
B.C. Energy Minister Says U.S. Has A Good Deal In Columbia River Treaty
http://nwpr.org/post/bc-energy-minister-says-us-has-good-deal-columbia-river-treaty
WA Ranked 8th for Energy Efficiency
http://blog.seattlepi.com/energy/2014/10/22/wa-ranked-8th-for-energy-efficiency/
It’s not just how much electricity you use. It’s also when you use it.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/10/24/its-not-just-how-much-electricity-you-use-its-also-when-you-use-it/
Heating up the house: Tips for energy efficient homes in winter
http://newsok.com/heating-up-the-house-tips-for-energy-efficient-homes-in-winter/article/5360369
Is it better to crank up the thermostat or buy a space heater?
http://grist.org/living/is-it-better-to-crank-up-the-thermostat-or-buy-a-space-heater/
So You Think We’re Reducing The Use Of Coal? — Think Again
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/10/23/so-you-think-were-reducing-the-use-of-coal-think-again/
How Sacramento Municipal Utility District turned a landfill site into a $4M solar-power plant
http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/10/24/how-smud-turned-a-landfill-site-into-a-4m-solar.html
California’s Conservation Proposal Kneecaps Utility-scale Solar
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/californias-conservation-proposal-kneecaps-utility-scale-solar
Study: Solar energy isn’t just for rich liberals any more
http://www.expressnews.com/business/eagle-ford-energy/article/Study-Solar-energy-isn-t-just-for-rich-5849575.php
Why Is There So Much Confusion About “Small Wind”?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/27/small-wind-turbine-myths/
Get Ready, Get Set, Go: Offshore Wind in the USA
http://theenergycollective.com/lexie-briggs/2145491/news-get-ready-get-set-go-offshore-wind-usa
In just 15 years, wind could provide a fifth of the world’s electricity
http://grist.org/climate-energy/in-just-15-years-wind-could-provide-a-fifth-of-the-worlds-electricity/
Former EPA leader: ‘Irresponsible’ for US to halt nuclear power
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/221787-former-epa-chief-irresponsible-if-us-takes-nuclear-power-off-the

Environment

It’s salmon-watching time on Kitsap Peninsula *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/10/25/its-salmon-watching-time-on-kitsap-peninsula/
Tornado damages parts of Longview, Kelso
http://tdn.com/news/local/tornado-damages-parts-of-longview-kelso/article_4bb04644-5af2-11e4-af5d-8f8496f007d9.html
Billionaire’s Money Helps Enviros Spend Big On Northwest Races (Elections)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/enviros-spending-big-on-northwest-races/
Four Carbon Cap-Tax Hybrids
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/10/24/four-carbon-cap-tax-hybrids/

Transportation/Traffic

City of Port Orchard looking at implementing transportation impact fees
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280193642.html
A career made while crossing Sinclair Inlet *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/a-career-made-while-crossing-sinclair-inlet_75226190
Routine bridge inspection closes lane on Warren Avenue Bridge
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280371372.html

Schools/Education

Bill Webb elected North Kitsap School Board president
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/280367182.html
Celebrating Hawk Elementary
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280119912.html
CKSD: New superintendent sworn in
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280332212.html
North Kitsap board limits facility rate hikes *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/north-kitsap-board-limits-facility-rate-hikes_52226345
Bremerton School District to combine two director positions, save $65K
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280338352.html

Tribes

Forsman testifies in Canada against proposed pipeline expansion (Energy)
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280366502.html

KitsapCommunity

Kitsap celebrates state’s 125th year with stories from 1889
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/280197202.html

KitsapKudos

SKHS graduate takes on search for life on Mars *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/skhs-graduate-takes-on-search-for-life-on-mars_87761983

OtherNews

Kitsap Public Health District preparing for possible Ebola
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280196002.html
Shooting claims another life; Marysville stands together in grief
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20141026/NEWS01/141029191

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October 24, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Texas: Gray water trial will help determine feasibility for landscape irrigation
http://phys.org/news/2014-10-gray-trial-feasibility-landscape-irrigation.html

Public Policy

Court of Appeals shoots down city’s request for review on city’s loss in Public Record Act lawsuit *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280251442.html
City hires consultant to review city manager’s performance *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280222942.html

Elections

Seaquist files libel lawsuit against Caldier
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280193412.html
From Advertising To Nail Care, Washington Campaigns Spend Bucks
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-from-advertising-to-nail-care-washington-campaigns-spend-bucks/

Business/Economy

Harrison to Open December 1 on Bainbridge
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/23/harrison-to-open-december-1-on-bainbridge/
Abshire is new Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce director of operations
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/business/280245532.html
Police cameras, firefighters in Bremerton mayor’s budget *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/police-cameras-firefighters-in-bremerton-mayors-budget_73714186
Governor praises Navy innovation during Bremerton visit (Energy, Military)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280244732.html
Seattle warns medical marijuana shops to get state license or face enforcement
http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2014/10/marijuana_news_seattle_warns_m.html
Solar power among industries offering ‘takeoff’ for troops (Military, Energy)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/21/3444516_solar-power-among-industries-offering.html?rh=1

Ports/Parks

Boathouse move creates havoc in Poulsbo Marina
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280251822.html
Bremerton waterfront tenant pulls up anchor *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-waterfront-tenant-pulls-up-anchor_62258598
Mountaineers plan learning center at little-known preserve *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/mountaineers-plan-learning-center-at-littleknown-preserve_26619520
Anderson Point Park could reopen in December *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/10/23/anderson-point-park-expected-to-reopen-in-december/

Water

Vessels may now be dismantled over water
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280196182.html
EPA orders Navy to fix issues at former Gorst dump (Military)
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280194422.html
CA: Support for Water Bond Strong, Concern About Drought High, Poll Says
http://www.acwa.com/news/state-budget-fees/support-water-bond-strong-concern-about-drought-high-poll-says
Another Dust Bowl? California Drought Resembles Worst in Millennium
http://news.yahoo.com/another-dust-bowl-california-drought-resembles-worst-millennium-114117098.html;_ylt=A0LEV0M9f0RU5UAAXqtXNyoA
CA: Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Declares Supply Emergency
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-news/san-gabriel-valley-mwd-declares-supply-emergency-0
EPA Makes Preliminary Determination to Regulate Strontium
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/EPA_Makes_Preliminary_Determination_to_Regulate_St_27525.aspx
Getting the Salt Out (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/2146266/getting-salt-out
Scientists can now see fracker’s “fingerprints” all over polluted water (Energy)
http://grist.org/list/scientists-can-now-see-frackers-fingerprints-all-over-polluted-water/
Oil & Water: A captivating, coming of age story – with sludge (Energy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/23/films/122420/restless-critic-oil-water-captivating-journey/

Telecommunications/Technology

Cable sees big future in Wi-Fi as video gives way to OTT, high programming costs
http://www.fiercecable.com/offer/gc_cable_wifi_ott?sourceform=Organic-GC-Cable_wifi_ott-FierceCable
With its $5.5 million in funding, Ello looks to the future
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/23/with-its-5-5-million-in-funding-ello-looks-to-the-future/
Google tries to rethink e-mail with ‘Inbox’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/22/google-tries-to-rethink-email-with-inbox/
Amazon opening German cloud computing data center
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/amazon-opening-german-cloud-computing-data-center.html
Startup uses database tech from the NSA and Facebook to detect fraudsters
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/23/startup-uses-database-tech-from-the-nsa-and-facebook-to-detect-fraudsters/
What Happens When Routers Go Wrong?
http://gizmodo.com/what-happens-when-routers-go-wrong-1650195965

Energy/Utilities

Governor praises Navy innovation during Bremerton visit (Business/Economy, Military)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280244732.html
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’: How utilities are powering the marijuana industry
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/dont-ask-dont-tell-how-utilities-are-powering-te-marijuana-industry/322565/
‘Smart meter’ contractor, city of Port Angeles settle on failed project
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310239993/smart-meter-contractor-city-of-port-angeles-settle-on-failed
Tacoma Power: Lake Cushman Fish Collector Project Nears Completion
http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/environment/19494-lake-cushman-fish-collector-project-nears-completion
First BPA customer schedules energy in 15-minute increments
http://www.bpa.gov/news/newsroom/Pages/First-BPA-customer-schedules-energy-in-15-minute-increments.aspx
Oregon holds steady in national energy rankings
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/oregon-holds-steady-in-national-energy-rankings.html
All that light pollution is wasting energy AND making you sick
http://grist.org/news/all-that-light-pollution-is-wasting-energy-and-making-you-sick/
Getting the Salt Out (Water)
http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/2146266/getting-salt-out
Scientists can now see fracker’s “fingerprints” all over polluted water (Water)
http://grist.org/list/scientists-can-now-see-frackers-fingerprints-all-over-polluted-water/
Solar power among industries offering ‘takeoff’ for troops (Military, Business/Economy)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/21/3444516_solar-power-among-industries-offering.html?rh=1
Minnesota Gets Ready To Launch Solar Highways (Transportation)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/24/minnesota-gets-ready-launch-solar-highways/
SolarCity, Nest to Energy Regulators: Open the Grid
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/2145116/solarcity-nest-energy-regulators-open-grid
Why do people put solar on their roofs? Because other people put solar on their roofs
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/23/study-solar-energy-isnt-just-for-rich-liberals-any-more/
California getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/23/us-california-bakken-barge-idUSKCN0IC17L20141023
Oil & Water: A captivating, coming of age story – with sludge (Water)
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/23/films/122420/restless-critic-oil-water-captivating-journey/

Environment

Weather Advisory: High Gusts & Possible Thunderstorm on the Way
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/23/weather-advisory-high-gusts-possible-thunderstorm-on-the-way/
Clouds break – Solar eclipse seen from Seattle
http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2014/10/23/clouds-break-solar-eclipse-seen-from-seattle/#27824101=0
Plastics industry spends big to reverse California’s bag ban
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article3314613.html

Transportation/Traffic

Work on Bertha’s repair pit halted after shell-material discovery *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/10/work-on-berthas-repair-pit-halted-after-shell-material-discovery/
Minnesota Gets Ready To Launch Solar Highways (Energy)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/24/minnesota-gets-ready-launch-solar-highways/

Schools/Education

CKSD: Lockdown at three schools lifted following threats
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/280242182.html

Military

EPA orders Navy to fix issues at former Gorst dump (Water)
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/280194422.html
Governor praises Navy innovation during Bremerton visit (Energy, Business/Economy)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280244732.html
Solar power among industries offering ‘takeoff’ for troops (Business/Economy, Energy)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/21/3444516_solar-power-among-industries-offering.html?rh=1

Tribes

Chief Kitsap Academy now operated solely by Suquamish Tribe education department
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/280254972.html

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge Youth Services celebrates 50 years with breakfast *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280222642.html

KitsapRemembers

Hoover dedicated his life to education in North Kitsap *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hoover-dedicated-his-life-to-education-in-north-kitsap_86841181

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October 23, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Florida: Reusing treated wastewater improves water quality
http://jaxairnews.jacksonville.com/military/jax-air-news/2014-10-22/story/reusing-treated-wastewater-improves-water-quality

Public Policy

Port Orchard discusses how to replace city attorney *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/port-orchard-discusses-how-to-replace-city-attorney_50649680
Washington sheriff says pot rules working
http://www.kxly.com/news/northwest/washington-sheriff-says-pot-rules-working/29282206

Elections

Get early voting help at the Bainbridge Public Library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/280085582.html

Business/Economy

T&C Remodel Phase One Done—Three to Go!
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/22/tc-remodel-phase-one-done-three-to-go/
Bainbridge residents invited to weigh in on Suzuki property *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/280133822.html
It’s No Longer a Question Whether to Use Social Media for Customer Service (Technology)
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238398
The Top 3 résumé bloopers that people make
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/how-to/human-resources/2014/10/the-top-3-r-sum-bloopers-that-people-make.html

Water

Port Madison Bay closed to shellfish harvesting
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/280085682.html
Poulsbo considers water rate hikes *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/poulsbo-considers-water-rate-hikes_82394647
Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12268463.htm
New Groundwater Model Can Help Address Growing Water Demands
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4032#.VEjuvBZAd30
Colorado Springs: Utilities recognized for water conservation work
http://gazette.com/blog-utilities-reconginized-for-water-conservation-work/article/1539987

Telecommunications/Technology

Net neutrality and the disruption of television distribution
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/10/21/net-neutrality-and-the-disruption-of-television-distribution/
Internet radio hosts and fans ask FCC to protect net neutrality
http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/10/22/internet-radio-hosts-fans-ask-fcc-protect-net-neutrality/
Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2837592/lawmakers-call-on-fcc-to-reclassify-broadband-for-net-neutrality.html
Microsoft’s big freaking servers make cloud wars even more interesting
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/23/microsofts-big-freaking-servers-make-cloud-wars-even-more-interesting/
Microsoft, IBM in cloud computing deal
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/microsoft-ibm-in-cloud-computing-deal.html
Where’s the profit in the internet of things? Hint: not in the things
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/22/wheres-the-profit-in-the-internet-of-things-hint-not-in-the-things/
It’s No Longer a Question Whether to Use Social Media for Customer Service (Business/Economy)
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238398

Energy/Utilities

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline (Tribes)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/22/3446351_us-tribes-testify-against-canada.html?sp=/99/296/&rh=1
Crude oil prices fall again. Buckle up for gas prices below $3. (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1022/Crude-oil-prices-fall-again.-Buckle-up-for-gas-prices-below-3.-video
Will low oil prices take a bite out of the US shale boom?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1023/Will-low-oil-prices-take-a-bite-out-of-the-US-shale-boom
Turning Humble Seaweed to Biofuel
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/turning-humble-seaweed-to-biofuel
A Climate Mitigating Energy Strategy
http://theenergycollective.com/jim-baird/2144931/proactive-energy-production
US Energy Secretary Tours 6.4-MW Rooftop Solar Array in Las Vegas
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/us-energy-secretary-tours-6-4-mw-rooftop-solar-array-in-las-vegas
Pitt researchers awarded a nearly $1-million grant for nuclear power safety research
http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies-powersource/2014/10/22/Pitt-researchers-awarded-a-nearly-1-million-grant-for-nuclear-power-safety-research/stories/201410220187
A man returns to Chernobyl after leaving decades ago
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/music-video-a-man-returns-to-chernobyl-after-leaving-d-1649604334/+caseychan

Environment

Lots of rain, but no record *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/lots-of-rain-but-no-record
Record rain, high winds in W. Washington
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/High-winds-hit-Northwest-coast-5839482.php
Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Baby Sea Stars
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/oregon-divers-find-hope-in-thousands-of-baby-sea-s/
Oregon agencies blew off complaints, red flags before helicopter sprayed weed killers on residents
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/10/oregon_agencies_blew_off_compl.html
Call for Action Intensifies from Multiple Directions: EPA Needs to Regulate Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/2145426/call-action-intensifies-multiple-directions-epa-needs-regulate-methane-pollution

Transportation/Traffic

Meeting on fast ferry service set for Oct. 29
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/279453752.html

Schools/Education

It’s National School Bus Safety Week!
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=31193&PageID=1
Driver Violations of Bainbridge School Bus Stops Dangerous & Rising
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/22/driver-violations-of-bainbridge-school-bus-stops-dangerous-rising/
One student’s bullying prevention message unites all Commodore students, staff
http://www.bisd303.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4298&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=15771&PageID=1

Tribes

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline (Energy)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/22/3446351_us-tribes-testify-against-canada.html?sp=/99/296/&rh=1

KitsapCommunity

BIPD Is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women Who Like Uniforms
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/22/bipd-is-looking-for-a-few-good-men-and-women-who-like-uniforms/
They did ‘Walk in Her Shoes’
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/280094052.html

OtherNews

Forget Ebola, it’s soda that should terrify you
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/21/7028989/forget-ebola-its-soda-that-should-terrify-you

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October 22, 2014

Public Policy

Hard choices ahead, Inslee tells Bremerton crowd *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hard-choices-ahead-inslee-tells-bremerton-crowd_68649622
Washington Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Backpage Case
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-supreme-court-hears-arguments-in-backpage-case/

Elections

I-594: Giffords to speak; rural sheriffs oppose gun background checks
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/10/21/i-594-giffords-to-speak-rural-sheriffs-oppose-gun-background-checks/

Business/Economy

Area restaurant inspection scores released
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279978062.html
Groundbreaking ceremony for Boeing 777X wing plant
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Groundbreaking-ceremony-for-Boeing-777X-wing-plant-279957892.html

Water

Report: US Water Systems, Deteriorated and Slow to Change, Need New Strategy – And Money
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Report_US_Water_Systems_Deteriorated_and_Slow_to_C_27508.aspx
Almost as Easy as 1,2,3
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2110.aspx
Public Health Officials Say Drought May Be Fueling Record Rates of West Nile Virus
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-news/public-health-officials-say-drought-may-be-fueling-record-rates-west-nile-virus
Idaho: Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
http://www.capitalpress.com/Idaho/20141021/irrigation-district-to-convert-wells-to-surface-water

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC is considering technology-neutral application of net neutrality
http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/fcc-considering-technology-neutral-application-net-neutrality/2014-10-20
Here’s what local governments care about when it comes to connected cities
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/21/heres-what-local-governments-care-about-when-it-comes-to-connected-cities/
70% of U.S. broadband households interested in one or more home energy management features (Energy)
https://www.parksassociates.com/blog/article/ses2015-pr2
Connected gadgets will help patients take back their health information. Are they ready for it?
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/21/connected-gadgets-will-help-patients-take-back-their-health-information-are-they-ready-for-it/
You Can Stick These Wireless Light Switches Anywhere
http://gizmodo.com/you-can-stick-these-wireless-light-switches-anywhere-1649275519
Cloud City is booming: Kirkland cloud startup raises $13 million
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/cloud-city-is-booming-kirkland-cloud-startup.html
The LinkedIn Effect: Why Social Media Is Now Mandatory for Success
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ricksmith/2014/10/20/the-linkedin-effect-why-social-media-is-now-mandatory-for-success/
Social media takes back seat to in-person networking
http://www.mrt.com/business/oil/article_03594fd6-598e-11e4-bac2-0b9e2f118a89.html

Energy/Utilities

City of Port Angeles to take up settlement for smart meter program
http://www.konp.com/local/10127
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
http://www.hcn.org/issues/46.17/utilities-experiment-on-the-rural-northwest
Ashland City Council Passes Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/ashland-city-council-pass-fossil-fuel-divestment-r/
70% of U.S. broadband households interested in one or more home energy management features (Technology)
https://www.parksassociates.com/blog/article/ses2015-pr2
US energy is booming. But can it heat your home this winter?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1022/US-energy-is-booming.-But-can-it-heat-your-home-this-winter
So What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2014/10/21/so-what-direction-should-solar-panels-face/
Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct
http://grist.org/climate-energy/rooftop-solar-is-just-the-beginning-utilities-must-innovate-or-go-extinct/
Solar Installers Are Getting Around Utilities’ Restrictions
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/21/solar-installers-getting-around-utilities-restrictions/
Report: Solar Is Way Worse Than Other Renewables
http://gizmodo.com/report-solar-is-way-worse-than-other-renewables-1649251290
Wind could supply nearly 20 percent of global power by 2030
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/21/uk-global-windpower-idUKKCN0IA1DB20141021
US Wind Industry Booming, Already Surpassing 2013 Levels
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/22/us-wind-industry-booming-already-surpassing-2013-levels/
7.5 Megawatt Wind Turbines(!) & Power-to-Gas Pilot Project In Germany (VIDEO)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/20/7-5-megawatt-wind-turbines-power-gas-pilot-project-germany-video/

Environment

Kitsap Peninsula hatchery collects returning salmon, gives them away
http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2014/10/20/ap-photos-washington-hatchery-gives-away-salmon
Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Newborn-Puget-Sound-killer-whale-presumed-dead-279933522.html
Hope of seeing larger orca population dashed by calf’s death *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/10/21/hope-of-seeing-larger-orca-population-dashed-by-calfs-death/
This could be the hottest year on record, again
http://grist.org/news/this-could-be-the-hottest-year-on-record-again/

Transportation/Traffic

Most ferries return to own routes Wednesday *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/most-ferries-return-to-own-routes-wednesday_65369703
National transit meeting in Houston draws 7 from here *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/transit-convention-101814_66759885
Report: Inaction on transportation is expensive for state, public
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/21/transportation/122433/report-inaction-transportation-expensive-state-pub/
Washington State Traffic Forecast Finally Recognizes Reality
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/10/21/washington-state-traffic-forecast-finally-recognizes-reality/
Digging starts for stalled Seattle tunnel machine
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Digging-starts-for-stalled-Seattle-tunnel-machine-279943712.html

Schools/Education

Bainbridge Schools Prepare to Send Anti-Bullying Message on Unity Day
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/21/bainbridge-schools-prepare-to-send-anti-bullying-message-on-unity-day/
NKSD: School board expected to elect new president Oct. 23
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/279969402.html
Eagle Harbor High student leads school on National Unity Day *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279925602.html

Tribes

Grant continues support of indigenous culture preservation
https://news.wsu.edu/2014/10/20/grant-continues-support-of-indigenous-culture-preservation/#.VEegihY08yo

KitsapCommunity

BYS intern program has promising start *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/279923912.html
The Rotary Club Wants You to Watch This Emergency Preparedness Video
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/21/the-rotary-club-wants-you-to-watch-this-emergency-preparedness-video/

KitsapCares

Helpline House Is Asking You to Help Stuff the Turkey
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/21/helpline-house-is-asking-you-to-help-stuff-the-turkey/

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