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KitsapQuestion

Q: What is the name of the new Washington State Ferry? 

A: It has not been named yet, but why shouldn’t it be named after something or someone from Kitsap Peninsula? Maybe “The Kitsap” or perhaps “The Knarr,” which is the term used by ancient Vikings for their ocean going and raiding ships. Uff Da.

Time is running out to name the new state ferry. Construction is underway on the 144-car ferry, which will be the 24th vessel in the state’s fleet. The deadline for name proposals is Friday, September 12 at 5 P.M.

Name proposals should be sent to: Washington State Transportation Commission, PO Box 47308, Olympia, WA 98504-7308, or to transc@wstc.wa.gov.

September 12, 2014

Public Policy

Port Orchard Mayor terminates city attorney; councilmembers respond
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/274827461.html

Business/Economy

Harrison offers Regence customers a discount *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/harrison-offers-regence-customers-a-discount_51325504
Habitat kicks off revitalization effort in Bremerton neighborhood
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/274823581.html
Jackson Park Navy housing opening to civilians *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/jackson-park-navy-housing-opening-to-civilians_25138816
The Scenario: Climate refugees are streaming into the Northwest (Water, Environment)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/11/crosscut/121887/scenario-climate-refugees-are-streaming-northwest/
Kitsap Bank awards $20k to pet licensing tech firm *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/09/11/kitsap-bank-awards-20k-to-pet-licensing-tech-firm/#axzz3D6SZQIS9
Marijuana sales top $12 million; new retailers added
http://blog.seattlepi.com/marijuana/2014/09/11/marijuana-sales-top-12-million-new-retailers-added-still-just-one-in-seattle/#24866101=0&24367103=0&19405105=0
Why the Guardian is smart to bet on live events and a membership model instead of paywalls (Technology)
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/11/why-the-guardian-is-smart-to-bet-on-live-events-and-a-membership-model-instead-of-paywalls/
America’s top execs seem ready to give up on U.S. workers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/09/11/americas-top-execs-seem-ready-to-give-up-on-u-s-workers/

Ports/Parks

Sunk: Seattle cuts swimming pool barge from waterfront design plan
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/12/politics-government/121889/pool-barge-axed-waterfront-design-now/

Water

The Scenario: Climate refugees are streaming into the Northwest (Business/Economy, Environment)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/11/crosscut/121887/scenario-climate-refugees-are-streaming-northwest/
How much water does a lawn really need?
http://grist.org/living/how-much-water-does-a-lawn-really-need/
More Trees Mean Less Water for California’s Mountain Rivers
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/More_Trees_Mean_Less_Water_for_Californias_Mountai_27043.aspx
The drought is destroying California’s organic dairy farms
http://grist.org/food/the-drought-is-destroying-californias-organic-dairy-farms/
90 Percent of U.S. Urban Waterways Contain Pesticide Levels Harmful to Wildlife
http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/the-stream/stream-september-11-90-percent-u-s-urban-waterways-contain-pesticide-levels-harmful-wildlife/
Water no longer just a Third World concern
http://www.normantranscript.com/opinion/article_041d9600-39ce-11e4-ac3a-d3c58ee6cab2.html
35-Year Mega-Drought Coming for San Joaquin Valley and the American Southwest?
http://allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/35Year_MegaDrought_Coming_for_San_Joaquin_Valley_a_27045.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Comcast, Liberty Global shake hands on international Wi-Fi networks
http://www.zdnet.com/comcast-liberty-global-shake-hands-on-international-wi-fi-networks-7000033609/
T-Mobile to offer Wi-Fi plans
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/t-mobile-to-offer-wi-fi-plans.html
Why the Guardian is smart to bet on live events and a membership model instead of paywalls (Business/Economy)
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/11/why-the-guardian-is-smart-to-bet-on-live-events-and-a-membership-model-instead-of-paywalls/
The Switchboard: Net neutrality protests bring FCC comment total to over 1.5 million
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/11/the-switchboard-net-neutrality-protests-bring-fcc-comment-total-to-over-1-5-million/
Google Cloud Platform sets up new global startup fund
http://www.zdnet.com/google-cloud-platform-sets-up-new-global-startup-fund-7000033583/
Scientists work to use solar power for portable devices (Energy)
http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/144238/scientists-work-to-use-solar-power-for-portable-devices
3 ways to get people opening your emails (Video)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/how-to/growth-strategies/constant-contact/2014/09/3-ways-to-get-people-opening-your-emails.html

Energy/Utilities

West Coast Leads Surge in Electric Cars
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/west-coast-leads-surge-in-electric-cars/
Vancouver council sets emergency meeting on oil moratorium
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/10/oil-terminal-vancouver-council-moratorium/
Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports
http://www.hcn.org/articles/legal-fights-over-coal-exports-begin
Geothermal Power Experiencing Quiet, But Solid, Growth
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/11/geothermal-power-experiencing-quiet-solid-growth/
Natural Gas, Solar, and Wind Led Power Plant Capacity Additions in the First Half of 2014
http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/492776/natural-gas-solar-and-wind-led-power-plant-capacity-additions-first-half-2014
Scientists work to use solar power for portable devices (Technology)
http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/144238/scientists-work-to-use-solar-power-for-portable-devices
Job Growth By Energy Source (Chart)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/11/job-growth-energy-source/
The value of nuclear
http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-The-value-of-nuclear-1109201401.html

Environment

Solar Flares Bring Northern Lights To (Northwest) Sky
http://www.opb.org/news/blog/newsblog/solar-flares-bring-northern-lights-to-oregon-sky/
Solar storm heading for Earth
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/09/10/solar-flare-space-weather/15415827/
Wildfires burned 567 square miles in Washington
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/11/wildfires-burned-567-square-miles-in-washington/
The Scenario: Climate refugees are streaming into the Northwest (Business/Economy, Water)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/11/crosscut/121887/scenario-climate-refugees-are-streaming-northwest/
What can small cities do to fight climate change?
http://grist.org/climate-energy/what-can-small-cities-do-to-fight-climate-change/
The oceans are acidifying at the fastest rate in 300 million years. How bad could it get?
http://www.vox.com/2014/9/10/6131139/ocean-acidification-fastest-300-million-years

Schools/Education

Bremerton School District: District-Wide Farmers Market Family Night
http://www.bremertonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4388&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=7161&PageID=1
Photo of the Day: BHS Girls Show up for Ms. Roboto Meeting
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/11/photo-of-the-day-bhs-girls-show-up-for-ms-roboto-meeting/
SKSD: Town Hall Meeting
http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=3065&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=34901&PageID=1
Supreme Court finds state Legislature in contempt
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274797451.html
WSU ‘well positioned’ to open medical school in Spokane
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/09/wsu-well-positioned-to-open-medical-school-in.html

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge library boosters host big book sale *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/274753521.html
Meet Kilo, Poulsbo’s newest police officer
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274757661.html

KitsapFun

Keyport Fest returns to the bay side town Sept. 20
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/community/274804621.html

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September 11, 2014

Public Policy

Congressman Kilmer’s bill to properly name memorial to Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island passes unanimously by the House of Representatives *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274660351.html

Elections

Bainbridge council approves resolution supporting I-594 *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274651711.html

Business/Economy

Harvest dinner set Oct. 12 in Port Orchard
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/273984231.html
InHealth Imaging’s new MRI handles patients up to 550 pounds
http://www.ptleader.com/news/inhealth-imaging-s-new-mri-handles-patients-up-to-pounds/article_7249e42e-387c-11e4-9b37-001a4bcf6878.html
‘Ladies Night Out’ slated for downtown Port Orchard
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/273983971.html
Washington’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies revealed
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/washingtons-fastest-growing-private-companies.html

Ports/Parks

Port Orchard City Council delays decision on Bay Street path *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/south-kitsap/port-orchard-council-puts-off-decision-on-bay-street-path_37807869

Water

Rising water demand has officials looking ahead
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/07/rising-water-demand-has-officials-looking-ahead/
CA: House Passes Bill to Block Clean Water Act Proposed Rule
http://www.acwa.com/news/federal-relations/house-passes-bill-block-clean-water-act-proposed-rule

Telecommunications/Technology

Seattle trying to shrink broadband boxes
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/seattle-trying-shrink-broadband-boxes/nhJ5B/
Comcast Wi-Fi ads raise security, net neutrality concerns
http://www.fiercecable.com/story/comcast-wi-fi-ads-raise-security-net-neutrality-concerns/2014-09-09
Op/Ed: Our Voice: Cell phone towers part of country’s new landscape
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/09/10/3144527_our-voice-cell-phone-towers-part.html?rh=1
Wireless broadband could get stricter oversight, FCC says
http://www.theday.com/article/20140910/NWS13/140919968/1047
Members of Congress seek flexibility in FCC’s rural broadband requirements
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/members-congress-seek-flexibility-fccs-rural-broadband-requirements/2014-09-10
Yes, IT can be sold like a barrel of oil (but it’s going to take some work)
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/11/yes-it-can-be-sold-like-a-barrel-of-oil-but-its-going-to-take-some-work/
Microsoft is teaching Washington kids technology: Here’s why that’s not good enough (Schools/Education)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/microsoft-is-teaching-washington-kids-technology.html
5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now (G Mail – Check your address here!)
http://lifehacker.com/5-million-gmail-passwords-leaked-check-yours-now-1632983265
Your Clever Password Tricks Aren’t Protecting You from Today’s Hackers
http://lifehacker.com/5937303/your-clever-password-tricks-arent-protecting-you-from-todays-hackers

Energy/Utilities

Grant PUD Announces Milestone in Wanapum Dam Fix
http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/26492416/grant-pud-announces-milestone-in-wanapum-dam-fix
Going green in Emerald City: Is Seattle really the nation’s ‘most sustainable city?’
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/09/going-green-in-emerald-cityis-seattle-really-the.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_seattle+%28Seattle+-+Puget+Sound+Business+Journal%29
Workers Enter One Of Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s Most Dangerous Rooms
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/workers-enter-one-of-hanford-nuclear-reservations-/
Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/world/asia/japanese-nuclear-plant-declared-safe-to-operate-for-first-time-since-fukushima-daiichi-disaster.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Opinion: Nuclear Power: A risky wager for the Northwest
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/11/op-ed/121825/nuclear-power-risky-for-nw-physicians-social-respo/
Is it Really Necessary to Have a Deep Geologic Repository for Used Nuclear Fuel?
http://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/484851/it-really-necessary-have-deep-geologic-repository-used-nuclear-fuel
Nuclear Power Plant Outside Washington, D.C. is Virtually Unguarded, Investigation Discovers (VIDEO)
http://www.hngn.com/articles/41968/20140910/nuclear-power-plant-outside-washington-virtually-unguarded-investigation-discovers-video.htm
As Portland makes $500M move, Longview closes in on its own propane export facility
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2014/09/after-portlands-500m-move-longview-hopes-to-get.html
Driverless cars: Good for the planet?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0910/Driverless-cars-Good-for-the-planet
How LEDs Are Going To Change The Way We Look At Cities
http://www.forbes.com/sites/uciliawang/2014/09/10/bright-lights-big-profits/?ss=energy
This Smart Lightbulb Adjusts to Your Behavior
http://gizmodo.com/this-smart-motion-sensing-lightbulb-adjusts-according-1632966674
Blue and red states going green on energy policy
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/11/blue-and-red-states-turn-green-energy-wise/15402293/
Colorado: For Those Most in Need of Low Utility Bills, There’s Free Solar Energy
http://nationswell.com/solar-energy-free-access-denver-low-income-families/
How Monitoring and Control are Changing Solar Businesses
http://theenergycollective.com/solarbusiness/496936/how-monitoring-and-control-changing-solar-businesses
Biofuels: Why this plant could be a game-changer for renewable fuel
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0910/Biofuels-Why-this-plant-could-be-a-game-changer-for-renewable-fuel
Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Conquers The World (Environment)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/10/coca-colas-plantbottle-conquers-the-world/

Environment

National Weather Service Warns of Critical Fire Danger in Our Area
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/10/national-weather-service-warns-of-critical-fire-danger-in-our-area/
Orphaned osprey’s move to new home doesn’t go as planned *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/orphaned-ospreys-move-to-new-home-doesnt-go-as-planned_14920474
NW bees stung by loss of habitat, sprays
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/11/environment/121858/bees-pollinators-washington-state-noxious-weed/
Scientists Say Large Wildfires Are Likely Here To Stay
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/models-project-3x-increase-in-probability-of-large/
Whole lotta shakin’: Oregon officials reveal earthquake, tsunami plans
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/whole-lotta-shakin-oregon-officials-reveal.html
Human impact on Northwest: 1.3 degrees F
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/human-impact-on-northwest-1-3-degrees-f.html
Climate Change in Plain Language
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/10/climate-change-in-plain-language/
Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Conquers The World (Energy)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/10/coca-colas-plantbottle-conquers-the-world/
Beer: a magical mixture of hops, barley, and tiny pieces of plastic
http://grist.org/list/beer-a-magical-mixture-of-hops-barley-and-tiny-pieces-of-plastic/

Transportation/Traffic

Washington State Ferries Gets a New Chief
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/10/washington-state-ferries-gets-a-new-chief/
Transportation secretary maps route to improvements *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/transportation-secretary-maps-route-to-improvements_03993181
Steer Clear of Madison During Overlay Paving Friday
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/10/steer-clear-of-madison-during-overlay-paving-friday/
Why Americans love to hate the train — and always have
http://grist.org/living/why-americans-love-to-hate-the-train-and-always-have/

Schools/Education

Microsoft is teaching Washington kids technology: Here’s why that’s not good enough (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/microsoft-is-teaching-washington-kids-technology.html
What We’re Really Saying When We Call Kids ‘Smart’
http://kuow.org/post/what-we-re-really-saying-when-we-call-kids-smart

KitsapCommunity

Teen Writers’ Group gathers this week at the Bainbridge Public Library
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/274616681.html

General Interest

String Of E. Coli-Related Illnesses Hit Northwest
http://www.opb.org/news/article/string-of-e-coli-related-illnesses-hit-northwest/

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September 10, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

CA: Wading Pool Water to Be Reused
http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=140406

Elections

Bainbridge council to consider resolution supporting I-594 *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274526651.html
Debate between legislative candidates turns heated *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/debate-between-legislative-candidates-turns-heated_24218266

Business/Economy

Developer proposes pot business for Bainbridge *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/developer-proposes-pot-business-for-bainbridge_89867043
Not Enough Weed To Go Around In Washington Pot Industry
http://www.opb.org/news/article/not-enough-weed-to-go-around-in-wa-pot-industry/
Aquaculture Arrives on Bainbridge: Potential Environmental Disaster or Economic Boon? (Water)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/09/aquaculture-arrives-on-bainbridge-potential-environmental-disaster-or-economic-boon/
Franciscan Health System to be renamed CHI Franciscan Health
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/274545121.html
Mayor: Move Bremerton beer festival to boardwalk *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/mayor-move-bremerton-beer-festival-to-boardwalk_92447088
Hop harvest underway in Washington
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Hop-harvest-underway-in-Washington-5743806.php
Washington state No. 8 for health research funding; biopharma industry grows
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2014/09/washington-state-no-8-for-health-research-funding.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_seattle+%28Seattle+-+Puget+Sound+Business+Journal%29
What a carbon tax would mean for Washington’s economy (Energy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/10/climate/121828/inslee-carbon-emissions-task-force-john-stang/
A bittersweet love letter to Barnes and Noble
http://pando.com/2014/09/09/a-bittersweet-love-letter-to-barnes-and-noble/

Ports/Parks

Bainbridge officials seek input for new trail *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274527851.html
ART: Exciting outdoor art in and around Harborside Fountain Park *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/entertainment/arts-and-culture/art-exciting-outdoor-art-in-and-around-harborside-fountain-park_06712789
Enchanted Valley chalet pushed back from river bank as work continues in remote Olympic National Park locale *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014309109990

Water

Aquaculture Arrives on Bainbridge: Potential Environmental Disaster or Economic Boon? (Business/Economy)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/09/aquaculture-arrives-on-bainbridge-potential-environmental-disaster-or-economic-boon/
Shellfish poison detected in between Brownsville and Bainbridge *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/shellfish-poison-detected-in-between-brownsville-and-bainbridge_20298926
Oregon wants pesticides out of the water, and has some money to make that happen
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/oregon-wants-pesticides-out-of-the-water-and-has.html
Concerns Grow Over California Nut Farmers’ Reliance On Groundwater Supply
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/09/09/concerns-grow-over-california-nut-farmers-reliance-on-groundwater-supply/
Urban Water Suppliers Achieve Conservation Progress Statewide
http://www.acwa.com/news/conservation/urban-water-suppliers-achieve-conservation-progress-statewide
California Senators Introduce Legislation To Help Ease the Pain of Drought
http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/california-senators-introduce-legislation-to-help-ease-the-pain-of-drought
Pitch In for California Coastal Clean-Up Day Along CA’s Highway 1 Discovery Route
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Pitch_In_for_California_Coastal_CleanUp_Day_Along_27010.aspx
TX: Water conservation plan will eliminate freshwater fracking
http://setexasrecord.com/arguments/298536-brown-water-conservation-plan-will-eliminate-freshwater-fracking

Telecommunications/Technology

The Internet Is on Go-Slow Today to Support Net Neutrality
http://gizmodo.com/the-internet-is-on-go-slow-today-to-support-net-neutral-1632855084
Get ready: The Senate is about to hold a hearing on net neutrality
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/09/get-ready-the-senate-is-about-to-hold-a-hearing-on-net-neutrality/
OpenMedia kicks off global petition campaign for net neutrality
http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/openmedia-kicks-off-global-petition-campaign-for-net-neutrality/50957
Google Fiber’s ‘fiberhood’ plan could further the broadband divide, say critics
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/google-fibers-fiberhood-plan-could-further-broadband-divide-say-critics/2014-08-25
33 equipment manufacturers oppose public-utility broadband
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2604800/33-equipment-manufacturers-oppose-publicutility-broadband.html
Printable Solar Panels May Be Coming to a Device Near You (Energy)
http://mashable.com/2014/09/09/printable-solar-panels/
Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones in bid to retake innovation crown
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-kicks-off-gala-event-larger-iphones-172705814–finance.html
Six unanswered questions about the Apple Watch
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/09/six-questions-apple-watch/
Is Apple Finally Getting Over Its Allergy To Social Media?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014/09/09/is-apple-getting-over-its-allergy-to-social-media/
Intel CEO trumpets wearables, partnerships at developer conference
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/09/intel-ceo-trumpets-wearables-partnerships-at.html

Energy/Utilities

Everett Area Solar Power Generation Up 50% Over Last Year
http://myeverettnews.com/2014/09/05/everett-area-solar-power-generation-50-last-year/
What a carbon tax would mean for Washington’s economy (Business/Economy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/10/climate/121828/inslee-carbon-emissions-task-force-john-stang/
Milton-Freewater, OR: A frontier for new technology
http://www.bpa.gov/news/newsroom/Pages/Milton-Freewater-A-frontier-for-new-technology.aspx
Five Keystone XLs: The Carbon in Northwest Fossil Fuel Export Plans
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/09/five-keystone-xls-the-carbon-in-northwest-fossil-fuel-export-plans/
Don’t Toss Out the Good Electricity with the Bad
http://theenergycollective.com/kyleaarons/489531/dont-toss-out-good-electricity-bad
APPA, other groups urge court to reject bid to recover damages from power outages
http://www.naylornetwork.com/app-ppw/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=283746&issueID=30585
Keeping an Eye on Hot Water
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2072.aspx
Want to Schedule Your Electricity Use to Reduce Pollution? Here’s How
http://theenergycollective.com/catherinewolfram/489511/want-schedule-your-electricity-use-reduce-pollution-here-s-how
Printable Solar Panels May Be Coming to a Device Near You (Technology)
http://mashable.com/2014/09/09/printable-solar-panels/
Tech From Stealth Warplanes Make Wind Turbines Invisible to Radar
http://gizmodo.com/tech-from-stealth-warplanes-make-wind-turbines-invisibl-1632198691
Why Energy Efficiency Is The Most Important Fuel We Didn’t Know We Had
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/09/3565130/iea-report-energy-efficiency/
North Carolina utilities will meet target for generating electricity from poultry waste
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/03/4119502_nc-utilities-will-meet-target.html?sp=/99/104/&rh=1
Helsinki Blasted Out an Underground Lake To Water-Cool Its Buildings
http://gizmodo.com/helsinki-built-an-underground-lake-to-cool-its-building-1631985837

Environment

Migratory fish return to Upper Elwha River for the first time in over a century
http://kbkw.com/local-news/206795
WA State to compensate Wahkiakum, Pacific counties for murrelet land
http://tdn.com/news/local/state-to-compensate-wahkiakum-pacific-counties-for-murrelet-land/article_97b93d4e-3634-11e4-97a7-001a4bcf887a.html
New Fishing Rule Protects Endangered Seabird
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/new-fishing-rule-protects-endangered-seabird/
Major League Soccer and the Portland Timbers Install GreenDrop Recycling Stations
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Major_League_Soccer_and_the_Portland_Timbers_Insta_27011.aspx
Climate change threatens half of America’s bird species, new study finds
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0909/Climate-change-threatens-half-of-America-s-bird-species-new-study-finds

Transportation/Traffic

Bertha burrows ahead 3 feet
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/09/bertha-burrows-ahead-3-feet/?syndication=rss
Seattle’s New Bike Lane Wows Cyclists, Confuses Cars
http://kuow.org/post/seattles-new-bike-lane-wows-cyclists-confuses-cars

Schools/Education

There Is, in Fact, a Free Lunch: How to Get One for Your Kid
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/09/there-is-in-fact-a-free-lunch-how-to-get-one-for-your-kid/
McCleary case attorney, superintendents to discuss school funding
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/273986101.html
Four arrested on suspicion of harassment in school-threat investigation
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274544341.html

Military

VA health care system sets town hall dates *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/va-health-care-system-sets-town-hall-dates_77942797
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport hosting POW/MIA ceremony *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/naval-undersea-warfare-center-keyport-hosting-powmia-ceremony_09209727

KitsapCares

Community breakfast proceeds will go to mental health services, crisis line
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/274478671.html
‘Wine and Wags’ set for Sept. 13 at McCormick
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/272189621.html

KitsapRemembers

UPDATE | Memorial set for Mike Anderson *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274538071.html

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September 9, 2014

Business/Economy

Bainbridge Crowdsourced ‘Girl in a Tree’ Music Video Goes Live (w/ Video)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/08/bainbridge-crowd-sourced-girl-in-a-tree-music-video-goes-live-w-video/
$58 Million Judgment Adds To Woes Of Cigarette Maker On Yakama Reservation (Tribes)
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-58-million-judgment-adds-to-woes-of-cigarette-maker-on-yakama-reservation/
Indoor Marijuana Growers Create Big Demand For Northwest Energy (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/northwest-power-planners-project-increasing-power-/
State government’s workforce sees small increase
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/olympia/2014/09/07/state-government-workforce-sees-small-increase/15261441/
Can Starbucks Make 23,000 Coffee Shops Feel Unique?
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034441/starbucks-secrets-to-make-every-store-feel-unique?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=codesign-weekly&position=3&partner=newsletter#15
Liking Work Really Matters
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/opinion/sunday/go-with-the-flow.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Water

Dogs sniff out water pollution *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/dogs-sniff-out-water-pollution_48586787
Seattle Area Leaders Announce Plans To Merge Duwamish River Clean Up Efforts
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/seattle-area-leaders-announce-plans-to-merge-duwam/
Tribes Want EPA Involved In Washington Clean Water Rulemaking (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/tribes-want-epa-involved-in-washington-clean-water/
CA: Regional Cooperation and Water Transfers Provide Drought Relief for Bay Area Water Agencies
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-supply-challenges/regional-cooperation-and-water-transfers-provide-drought-relief-bay-are
Solar Energy Can Make Saltwater Drinkable in India: MIT (Energy)
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Solar-Energy-Can-Make-Saltwater-Drinkable-in-India-MIT/859050

Telecommunications/Technology

Sign up for Book-a-Computer-Trainer at the Bainbridge Public Library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/274337731.html
What can we learn from 800,000 public comments on FCC’s net neutrality plan?
http://wraltechwire.com/what-can-we-learn-from-800-000-public-comments-on-fcc-s-net-neutrality-plan-/13960054/
Nancy Pelosi urges FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility
http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/8/6123801/pelosi-urges-title-ii-classification-of-broadband
AT&T and Verizon say 10Mbps is too fast for “broadband,” 4Mbps is enough
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/09/att-and-verizon-say-10mbps-is-too-fast-for-broadband-4mbps-is-enough/
The ringtone will cost more than the phone: Amazon drops Fire Phone to 99 cents
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/the-ringtone-will-cost-more-than-the-phone-amazon.html
No nuance needed: Big expansion plans for communications company in downtown Seattle
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/no-nuance-needed-big-expansion-plans-for.html
Comcast Is Injecting Ads Right Into Web Pages At Its Public Hotspots
http://gizmodo.com/comcast-is-injecting-ads-right-into-web-pages-at-its-pu-1632327503
Home Depot confirms massive security breach
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/08/home-depot-confirms-massive-security-breach/
This is what social media is doing to your brain
http://www.cnet.com/news/this-is-what-social-media-is-doing-to-your-brain/

Energy/Utilities

Indoor Marijuana Growers Create Big Demand For Northwest Energy (Business/Economy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/northwest-power-planners-project-increasing-power-/
Coal Export Backers Appeal Permit Denial For Columbia River Project
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/coal-export-backers-appeal-oregon-permit-denial/
“If We Cannot Escape, Neither Will the Coal” (Tribes)
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/08/if-we-cannot-escape-neither-will-the-coal/
Transmission Investment Times Five: Will the Grid be Secure?
http://theenergycollective.com/ecsjessica/489276/transmission-investment-times-five-will-grid-be-secure
Value Of Solar & Future Of Solar Energy (Deep Dive)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/08/value-solar-future-solar-energy-deep-dive/
Solar Energy Can Make Saltwater Drinkable in India: MIT (Water)
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Solar-Energy-Can-Make-Saltwater-Drinkable-in-India-MIT/859050
Amidst International Turmoil, America’s Shale Energy Provides Security
http://theenergycollective.com/senpetedomenici/476616/america-s-shale-energy-provides-security

Environment

Updated photos: Eyewitness describes birth of orca in Puget Sound waters
http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2014/09/07/orca-baby-spotted-among-resident-puget-sound-killer-whales/#26539101=0&24619103=0&26269105=0
Weather Data Modelers Say Now High Chance Of Northwest Moving Into El Nino In Late Fall, Winter
http://www.cbbulletin.com/431972.aspx

Transportation/Traffic

Suquamish Tribe to submit proposal for new Washington state ferry name (Tribes)
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274409751.html
When adding bike lanes actually reduces traffic delays
http://grist.org/cities/when-adding-bike-lanes-actually-reduces-traffic-delays/
A rider’s review of Seattle’s new 2nd Avenue bike lane
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/08/transportation/121814/riders-review-seattles-new-2nd-avenue-bike-lane/

Schools/Education

‘Failing’ status for Bainbridge schools fails to reflect student achievement *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274343741.html
Enrollment stays steady in Bainbridge Island School District *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274406031.html
School threat suspect scheduled to be in court Sept. 8
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/274213311.html
Parent Nights at Ordway Elementary are coming up *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/274345261.html
Poulsbo Resident.Bainbridge Teacher Michael Anderson Dies
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/08/bainbridge-teacher-michael-anderson-dies/

Tribes

Suquamish Tribe to submit proposal for new Washington state ferry name (Transportation)
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274409751.html
“If We Cannot Escape, Neither Will the Coal” (Energy)
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/08/if-we-cannot-escape-neither-will-the-coal/
$58 Million Judgment Adds To Woes Of Cigarette Maker On Yakama Reservation (Business/Economy)
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-58-million-judgment-adds-to-woes-of-cigarette-maker-on-yakama-reservation/
Tribes Want EPA Involved In Washington Clean Water Rulemaking (Water)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/tribes-want-epa-involved-in-washington-clean-water/

KitsapCommunity

Agate Pass Bridge presentation Sept. 9 at Poulsbo City Hall
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274332021.html
One Bainbridge Frog May Be Forced to Leave His Home
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/08/one-bainbridge-frog-may-be-forced-to-leave-his-home/

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September 8, 2014

Public Policy

New Kitsap County administrator starts work *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/new-kitsap-county-administrator-starts-work_23282108

Elections

Eggs & Issues election forums set *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/eggs-issues-election-forums-set_43898110

Business/Economy

Bainbridge Pot Producer/Retailer Application Under Review
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/07/bainbridge-pot-producerretailer-application-under-review/
Group hopes to offer expectant moms another option for birth *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/group-hopes-to-offer-expectant-moms-another-option-for-birth_62250042
Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Gene-altered-apple-tested-in-Washington-state-5736742.php
Why food prices scaled the peaks — and why it matters
http://grist.org/food/why-food-prices-scaled-the-peaks-and-why-it-matters/

Ports/Parks

Cross-Kitsap trail finds a starting point *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/cross-kitsap-trail-finds-a-starting-point

Collaborative Communities/Innovative Partnerships

Joint Land Use Study Community Open Houses Planned
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/273085471.html

Water

Advisory against contact with Port Angeles Harbor may be lifted earlier than expected
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140908/news/309089972/advisory-against-contact-with-port-angeles-harbor-may-be-lifted
Washington State Tribes to ask EPA to step in on clean water rule (Tribes)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/06/3364853/wa-tribes-want-epa-to-step-in.html?sp=/99/296/
Purified Sewer Water Is Secret Ingredient In Hillsboro Homebrew Competition
http://www.opb.org/news/article/purified-sewer-water-is-the-secret-ingredient-in-hillsboro-homebrew-competition/
CA: Water Conservation Promoted with Student Selfie Contest
http://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2014/09/05/water-conservation-promoted-student-selfie-contest/
CA Groundwater Package is Latest Example of Confronting Tough Issues
http://www.acwa.com/blog/groundwater-package-latest-example-confronting-tough-issues
A Water Bond to Protect the Environment and the Economy
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/477836/water-bond-protect-environment-and-economy
Increased water supply for Colorado Springs Utilities
http://www.krdo.com/news/increased-water-supply-for-colorado-springs-utilities/27896068
Irrigation Software Migrates to the Cloud
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Irrigation_Software_Migrates_to_the_Cloud_26959.aspx
Before toxic algae, Lake Erie was solution to looming crisis
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/09/07/Before-toxic-algae-Lake-Erie-was-solution-to-looming-crisis.html
Clean Water Key to Delivering Reliable Power to Canadian Residents (Energy)
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=190248#.VA2b4WM08yo

Telecommunications/Technology

Seattle considers options for dark fiber: Could the winner be Comcast?
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/city-considers-options-for-dark-fiber-could-the.html
Internet Slowdown protest: Top web companies to join strike for net neutrality
http://rt.com/business/185020-us-tech-slow-day/
The Internet won’t really slow down on ‘Internet Slowdown Day’
http://blog.seattlepi.com/techchron/2014/09/03/the-internet-wont-really-slow-down-on-internet-slowdown-day/
FCC’s O’Rielly: Net neutrality would hike broadband costs
http://cloudwiser.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/fccs-orielly-net-neutrality-would-hike-broadband-costs/
FCC Chairman Speaks On Comcast-Time Warner Merger
http://www.bidnessetc.com/25093-fcc-chairman-speaks-on-comcasttime-warner-merger/
How to Yell at the FCC About How Much You Hate Its Net Neutrality Rules
http://gizmodo.com/how-to-yell-at-the-fcc-about-how-much-you-hate-its-net-1576943170
Seahawks win big in TV ratings, social media
http://www.komonews.com/sports/Seahawks-win-big-in-TV-ratings-social-media-274217151.html
Tech Giants Embrace the Smart Home, but Consumers Remain Skeptical
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/tech-giants-embrace-the-smart-home-but-consumers-remain-skeptical/?partner=rss&emc=rss
Tribal Libraries Lack Broadband Access (Tribes)
http://www.dailyyonder.com/tribal-libraries-lack-broadband-access/2014/08/20/7507
Are you on top of social media data?
http://www.zdnet.com/are-you-on-top-of-social-media-data-7000033401/
The personal (technology) is political, part two
http://grist.org/living/the-personal-technology-is-political-part-two/

Energy/Utilities

Power clashes cloud solar’s future in Washington *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024480919_losinggroundsolarxml.html
Are Mini-Grids The Next Big Opportunity Beyond The Grid?
http://theenergycollective.com/guayjguay/484016/are-mini-grids-next-big-opportunity-beyond-grid
PG&E’s San Bruno fine: huge, but will it stick?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0906/PG-E-s-San-Bruno-fine-huge-but-will-it-stick
The Meaning of Disruption: How Should Utilities Think About Change?
http://theenergycollective.com/stephenlacey/481491/meaning-disruption-how-should-utilities-think-about-change
Oregon, Washington oil train spill plans don’t protect endangered salmon, environmental groups allege
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/09/oregon_washington_oil_train_sp.html
Clean Water Key to Delivering Reliable Power to Canadian Residents (Water)
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=190248#.VA2b4WM08yo
U.S. offshore wind power nears takeoff with 14 projects
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/06/us-gearing-up-offshore-wind-power/15087263/
UK becoming world leader in offshore wind market
http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/uk-becoming-world-leader-in-offshore-wind-20140905
Ruling green lights temporary nuclear waste storage
http://www.hcn.org/articles/new-ruling-green-lights-temporary-nuclear-waste-storage
EV Batteries Are More Awesome Than We Thought. Probably.
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/07/ev-batteries-awesome-thought-probably/

Environment

What do the new climate rules have to do with my kid’s asthma?
http://grist.org/climate-energy/what-do-the-new-climate-rules-have-to-do-with-my-kids-asthma/
NOAA Fisheries releases hatchery management plan
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/05/noaa-fisheries-releases-hatchery-management-plan/
Do I really need to rinse my recyclables?
http://grist.org/living/do-i-really-need-to-rinse-my-recyclables-before-pitching-them-into-the-bin/

Transportation/Traffic

Westbound State Route 16 closes overnight at Olympic Drive on Sept. 10
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/274123171.html
Forum slated Sept. 11 for review, comments on state’s Transportation Plan 2035
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/273981871.html

Schools/Education

Op/Ed: Education reform is needed
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/opinion/274143891.html
Robotics club for Bainbridge middle schoolers gets started *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274266851.html
WA State’s prepaid tuition program recovers from recession
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/States-prepaid-tuition-program-recovers-from-recession-274089751.html
Inslee: Close tax breaks to pay for education *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024465003_insleerevenuexml.html?syndication=rss

Tribes

Point Julia pier removal begins Sept. 8
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/274139551.html
Washington State Tribes to ask EPA to step in on clean water rule (Water)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/06/3364853/wa-tribes-want-epa-to-step-in.html?sp=/99/296/
Lower Elwha tribal police on suspended-gear list
http://www.konp.com/local/10015
Tribal Libraries Lack Broadband Access (Technology)
http://www.dailyyonder.com/tribal-libraries-lack-broadband-access/2014/08/20/7507

KitsapCommunity

Film festival returns with a historic twist
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/274265891.html
Maritime museum proposed downtown Poulsbo
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274121451.html

KitsapCares

ShareNet ‘is deeply grateful’ for Co-op and garden
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/274126941.html

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September 5, 2014

Public Policy

Several Washington Police Departments Suspended From Surplus Program Over Lost Weapons
http://kuow.org/post/several-washington-police-departments-suspended-surplus-program-over-lost-weapons

Elections

Op/Ed: Measures of Money: The corruption of citizen initiatives.
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/08/26/measures-of-money/
Op/Ed: Full Disclosure: What we can do about money in initiative campaigns.
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/04/full-disclosure/

Business/Economy

Update: Visconsi Protest Song Going Viral; How You Can Help Make the Video
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/04/visconsi-protest-song-going-viral-how-you-can-help-make-the-video/
Timing important in hotel project
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/274015551.html
Bank gives Bremerton home to nonprofit’s revitalization effort *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bank-gives-bremerton-home-to-nonprofits-revitalization-effort_53744561
Restaurant reopens under new ownership, new name
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/273982161.html
Fresh, fresh, fresh!
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/273996061.html
Cafe serves Kitsap’s northernmost diners *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/entertainment/restaurants/kt_hansgrill_090514_70301270
Legal or not, the pot business is still wacky
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Legal-or-not-the-pot-business-is-still-wacky-5733337.php
Washington’s creeping prison problem could get costly
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/04/law-justice/121764/washington-prison-criminal-justice-low-level-offen/
Bring home the bacon! Amazon tests US Postal Service to deliver groceries
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/bring-home-the-bacon-amazon-tests-us-postal.html

Water

Hood Canal to be focus of anniversary celebration *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hood-canal-to-be-focus-of-anniversary-celebration_41057694
Stormwater Detention and Treatment
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Stormwater_Detention_and_Treatment_26954.aspx
CA: Deterioration of Salton Sea Carries Huge Public Health and Environmental Costs, Report Says
http://www.acwa.com/news/conservation/deterioration-salton-sea-carries-huge-public-health-and-environmental-costs-report
Fracking in China: Just add water (Energy)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0904/Fracking-in-China-Just-add-water
Science, Not Politics, Should Guide Clean Water Act Clarification
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Science_Not_Politics_Should_Guide_Clean_Water_Act_26950.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Net Neutrality advocates organizing ‘Internet Slowdown’ protests on September 10
http://newstonight.co.za/content/net-neutrality-advocates-organizing-internet-slowdown-protests-september-10
Twenty states bar cities from building their own Internet. Netflix wants the FCC to change that.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/03/twenty-states-bar-cities-from-building-their-own-internet-netflix-wants-the-fcc-to-change-that/
Is this the sound of Comcast’s merger hopes dying? FCC Chairman declares U.S. broadband uncompetitive
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/04/is-this-the-sound-of-comcasts-merger-hopes-dying-fcc-chairman-declares-u-s-broadband-uncompetitive/
FCC Chair Admits There Is Nowhere Near Enough Broadband Competition
http://consumerist.com/2014/09/04/fcc-chair-admits-there-is-nowhere-near-enough-broadband-competition/
Nearly 30% of U.S. Broadband Households Own and Use a Connected Health Device
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nearly-30-of-us-broadband-households-own-and-use-a-connected-health-device-2014-09-04
Over 90% Of Cloud Services Used In Healthcare Pose Medium To High Security Risk
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2014/09/01/over-90-of-cloud-services-used-in-healthcare-pose-medium-to-high-security-risk/
Washington District Gets Home Broadband for Student Chromebooks
http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/09/04/washington-district-gets-home-broadband-for-student-chromebooks.aspx
Verizon failed to tell 2 million people it was using their personal info for marketing. Now the FCC is making it pay.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/03/verizon-failed-to-tell-2-million-people-it-was-using-their-personal-info-for-marketing-now-the-fcc-is-making-it-pay/
Apple product announcement: All in the wrist?
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/national/apple-product-announcement-all-in-the-wrist
Google Will Refund $19 Million In Unauthorized In-App Purchases
http://gizmodo.com/google-will-refund-19-million-in-unauthorized-in-app-p-1630927621
It’s time for a “privacy checkup” from your Facebook doctor
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/04/its-time-for-your-privacy-checkup-from-your-facebook-doctor/

Energy/Utilities

BP lashes out at journalists and “opportunistic” environmentalists
http://grist.org/climate-energy/bp-lashes-out-at-journalists-and-opportunistic-environmentalists/
PG&E plans to appeal $1.4B penalty in deadly blast
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/03/6674194/pacific-gas-electric-blast.html
Coal Mine Deal Aims To Boost Exports Through Pacific Northwest To Asia
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/coal-mine-deal-aims-to-boost-exports-through-pacif/
BPA-funded project aims to make turbines safer for fish
http://www.bpa.gov/news/newsroom/Pages/BPA-funded-project-aims-to-make-turbines-safer-for-fish.aspx
Conservation Groups Concerned Oil Spill Would Harm Wildlife (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/conservation-groups-concerned-oil-spill-would-harm/
California Takes Steps Toward a New Policy Structure for Renewable Power
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/california-takes-steps-toward-a-new-policy-structure-for-renewable-power
We need an alternative energy grid
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/216573-we-need-an-alternative-energy-grid
Renewable Integration Challenges Create Demand Response Opportunities
http://theenergycollective.com/meredithfowlie/481546/renewable-integration-challenges-create-demand-response-opportunities
Nevada ‘gigafactory’ brings Tesla closer to electric car for the masses
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0904/Nevada-gigafactory-brings-Tesla-closer-to-electric-car-for-the-masses
Verizon sees renewable energy backup system as a profit-making venture
http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060005212
Community solar program pursued
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/02/community-solar-program-clark-public-utilities/
13 Charts On Solar Panel Cost & Growth Trends
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/04/solar-panel-cost-trends-10-charts/
Policies Can Move Offshore Wind Energy Off Of Drawing Boards And Into The Water, New DOE Report Says
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/483566/policies-can-move-offshore-wind-power-drawing-boards-and-water-new-doe-report
Fantasy Becomes Real: First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Opens in US
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/fantasy-becomes-real-poet-dsm-opens-first-commercial-cellulosic-biofuel-plant-in-us
Fracking in China: Just add water (Water)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0904/Fracking-in-China-Just-add-water

Environment

Plan to expand Stavis conservation area backed by property owners *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/plan-to-expand-stavis-conservation-area-backed-by-property-owners_08038672
Roadside weed spraying to begin soon on Bainbridge Island *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/274001461.html
Conservation Groups Concerned Oil Spill Would Harm Wildlife (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/conservation-groups-concerned-oil-spill-would-harm/
Costco Settles With Feds Over Clean Air Act Violations
http://kuow.org/post/costco-settles-feds-over-clean-air-act-violations
The Bee Beat: Canadian honey producers sue pesticide makers
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/the-bee-beat-canadian-honey-producers-sue.html
Northwest Climate Study Shows Rising Temperatures Linked to Human Activity
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/northwest-climate-study-shows-rising-temperatures-/

Transportation/Traffic

Whistleblower Tells What Really Happened to the Tacoma Ferry and Why It Could Happen Again
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/04/whistleblower-tells-what-really-happened-to-the-tacoma-ferry-and-why-it-could-happen-again/
Funding shaky for state program to earthquake-proof bridges
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/04/transportation/121731/bridges-earthquakes-seismic-retrofit-washington/
Is this really the world’s first unstealable bicycle?
http://www.gizmag.com/unstealable-bike/33551/

Schools/Education

Montessori school approved on Central Valley Road *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/montessori-school-approved-on-central-valley-road_11174529
Three Long-Timers with 82 Years of Collective Service Retire from BISD
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/04/three-long-timers-with-82-years-of-collective-service-retire-from-bisd/
Olympic College a finalist for $1 million prize *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/olympic-college-a-finalist-for-1-million-prize_92628425
Inslee Scolds Legislature On School Funding, But Cautions Court On Sanctions
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-inslee-scolds-legislature-on-school-funding-but-cautions-court-on-sanctions/

Military

Inslee launches statewide military alliance
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Inslee-launches-statewide-military-alliance-273848981.html
Navy Accepts Delivery of First MK VI Patrol Boat
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/NewsView.aspx?nw=NewsWires&id=446

KitsapCommunity

September events at the library
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/274013521.html

KitsapCares

Unwanted horses find love through SAFE place
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/273996471.html

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September 4, 2014

Elections

Op/Ed: Initiative Inflation
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/03/initiative-inflation/

Business/Economy

Bainbridge skincare business starts small but is looking big *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/business/273806581.html
Low-profile local company lands distribution deal with Staples
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/low-profile-local-company-lands-distribution-deal-with-staples
As blighted homes in Bremerton come down, a rush to clear them out *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/as-blighted-homes-in-bremerton-come-down-a-rush-to-clear-them-out_66622621
Recovery Knocks 21 West Coast Fish Species From Watch List (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/recovery-knocks-21-west-coast-fish-species-from-wa/
Tips for Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job (Technology)
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/09/03/tips-for-using-social-media-to-find-your-next-job/
Amazon launches KDP Kids, a tool to help authors self-publish illustrated books
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/03/self-publish-childrens-book-kindle/
Bread Lab Seeks The Ultimate Western Washington Grain
http://kuow.org/post/bread-lab-seeks-ultimate-western-washington-grain

Ports/Parks

Mitigation efforts help protect eelgrass, a home to sea life (Environment)
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/273593831.html
Why It’s Harder To Create Wilderness Now, 50 Years After Landmark Law
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/why-its-harder-to-create-wilderness-now-50-years-a/

Water

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will hold Bremerton training *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/puget-soundkeeper-alliance-will-hold-bremerton-training_13960265
Governor intent on meeting water supply demands in Eastern Washington
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2431270-13/governor-intent-on-meeting-water-supply-demands-in
WSF spill occurred during fuel transfer (Transportation)
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/273785361.html
Victoria mayor: Funding for sewer treatment in jeopardy
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140903/news/309039995/victoria-mayor-funding-for-sewer-treatment-in-jeopardy
Driving Dirty and Water Stagnation
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Driving_Dirty_and_Water_Stagnation_26927.aspx
California Drought: Irrigation irritation running rampant over water wasters
http://www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_26456924
Think the Southwest’s drought is bad now? It could last a generation or more
http://grist.org/climate-energy/think-the-southwests-drought-is-bad-now-it-could-last-a-generation-or-more/
Global warming: How rising alpine vegetation could hit California water supply (Environment)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0902/Global-warming-How-rising-alpine-vegetation-could-hit-California-water-supply
Toxic Sunscreens?
http://www.stormh20.com/SW/Blogs/2066.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Internet outage hits North Olympic Peninsula and beyond *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140904/NEWS/309049991/internet-outage-hits-north-olympic-peninsula-and-beyond
AT&T: Cities Shouldn’t Offer Broadband Because We Might Later
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-Cities-Shouldnt-Offer-Broadband-Because-We-Might-Later-130298
Seattle one of country’s ‘most automated’ cities, says Amazon
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/seattle-one-of-countrys-most-automated-cities-says.html
Today: Chairman Wheeler Remarks on the Future of Broadband (Live Webcast)
https://www.fcc.gov/events/future-broadband
The state of global digital rights
http://www.mercurynews.com/columns/ci_26454843/magid-tech-state-global-digital-rights
If Comcast swallows Time Warner Cable, we’ll get a new cable company called GreatLand Connections
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/03/if-comcast-swallows-time-warner-cable-well-get-a-new-cable-company-called-greatland-connections/
Broadband missing on California’s new enhanced infrastructure list
http://escrbconsortium.org/broadband-missing-on-californias-new-enhanced-infrastructure-list/
Tips for Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job (Business)
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/09/03/tips-for-using-social-media-to-find-your-next-job/
Schools tackle social media (Schools/Education)
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2014/09/03/schools-tackle-social-media/15005267/
Everything connected to the Internet, in one map
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/29/everything-connected-to-the-internet-in-one-map/
Oregon hopes to land program that trains autistic young adults for tech jobs
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/09/oregon-hopes-to-land-program-that-trains-autistic.html

Energy/Utilities

Poulsbo: Building in solar simply makes financial sense
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/building-in-solar-simply-makes-financial-sense
Interest in Solar Water Heating Spreads Globally
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/business/energy-environment/interest-in-solar-water-heating-spreads-globally.html
Renowned Bainbridge architect discusses sustainable design
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/renowned-bainbridge-architect-discusses-sustainable-design
Will US Utilities Offer an Electricity Triple Play?
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/480696/will-us-utilities-offer-electricity-triple-play
Watch the world go up in fracking flares (Video)
http://grist.org/list/watch-the-world-go-up-in-fracking-flares/
Eco Wave to Raise $5 Million to Accelerate Ocean Energy Plans
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/eco-wave-to-raise-5-million-to-accelerate-ocean-energy-plans
Op/ED: The IRS Is Giving Away $13 Billion A Year In Wind Energy Subsidies, Without Congressional Authorization
http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/09/02/the-irs-is-giving-away-13-billion-a-year-in-wind-energy-subsidies-without-congressional-authorization/
$2.2M wind turbine at Veterans Affairs site idle
http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140902/NEWS/140909934/-1/sports
A Nevada Utility Leads The Way On Electric Vehicles
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/03/nevada-utility-leads-way-electric-vehicles/
Tesla’s Covertly Installing Wall Chargers At Locations Across The Country
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/03/teslas-new-charging-network-company-covertly-installing-wall-chargers-locations-across-country/

Environment

Geologist details fault lines’ possible impacts on North Olympic Peninsula
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/273858201.html
Recovery Knocks 21 West Coast Fish Species From Watch List (Business)
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/recovery-knocks-21-west-coast-fish-species-from-wa/
Mitigation efforts help protect eelgrass, a home to sea life (Ports/Parks)
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/273593831.html
Oregon forestry board may increase tree buffers along salmon streams, first time since 1994
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/09/oregon_forestry_board_may_incr.html
Global warming: How rising alpine vegetation could hit California water supply (Water)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0902/Global-warming-How-rising-alpine-vegetation-could-hit-California-water-supply
It’s a historic year for temperature extremes
http://grist.org/climate-energy/its-a-historic-year-for-temperature-extremes/
Plastic Bags, Nuclear Waste and a Toxic Planet
http://theenergycollective.com/stevenacohen/481496/plastic-bags-nuclear-waste-and-toxic-planet

Transportation/Traffic

Washington looking for ideas on naming next state ferry *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/273781011.html
WSF spill occurred during fuel transfer (Water)
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/273785361.html
Large crowds expected at ferry terminals (Today)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/273851011.html

Schools/Education

Ninth grade a make-or-break year for students’ high school career *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/ninth-grade-a-makeorbreak-year-for-students-high-school-career_74291684
WA Supreme Court explores ways to push Legislature on school funding
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/State-Supreme-Court-orders-hearing-on-school-funding-273753671.html
Schools tackle social media (Technology)
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2014/09/03/schools-tackle-social-media/15005267/

Tribes

Quinault elders injured in traffic crash in Aberdeen *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140904/NEWS/309049990/quinault-elders-injured-in-traffic-crash-in-aberdeen

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum hosts free first Thursday *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/273774571.html
Thursday is free day at KiDiMu *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/273770741.html

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September 3, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

How green is gray water?
http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county-times/ci_26448735/burlingame-asks-how-green-is-gray-water

Public Policy

Electronic signs still creating contention in new county ordinance *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/electronic-signs-still-creating-contention-in-new-county-ordinance_08193316
Washington Supreme Court To Hold Contempt Hearing On Wednesday (Schools/Education)
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-supreme-court-to-hold-contempt-hearing-on-wednesday/

Business/Economy

Bremerton man re-elected to national lobbying group  *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/business/bremerton-man-reelected-to-national-lobbying-group_37971828
Revived housing developments pick up pace
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/revived-housing-developments-pick-up-pace
WA State agency spent $600,000 on staff workshops
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/2/state-agency-spent-600000-on-staff-workshops/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS
Small Tract Of Northwest Wine-Growing Soil Attracting Big Outside Investment
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-small-tract-of-northwest-wine-growing-soil-attracting-big-outside-investment/
Kitsap Peninsula expands reputation as outdoor recreation destination
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/tourism/kitsap-peninsula-expands-reputation-as-outdoor-recreation-destination_69103870
What Germany Could Teach Washington About Skilled Jobs
http://kuow.org/post/what-germany-could-teach-washington-about-skilled-jobs
5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid (Technology)
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236869

Ports/Parks

Anderson Point Park reopening delayed until fall *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/anderson-point-park-reopening-delayed-until-fall_74384374
The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/the-golden-anniversary-for-wilderness-in-america/
Wilderness Creates Challenges For Iconic Northwest Pine Tree
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/wilderness-creates-challenges-for-iconic-northwest/

Water

WA Cities “Fish” for Land and Water Conservation Dollars
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-03/public-lands-wilderness/wa-cities-fish-for-land-and-water-conservation-dollars/a41331-1
Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/us/politics/desperately-dry-california-tries-to-curb-private-drilling-for-water.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes
2014 Is the Year of the Energy-Water Nexus (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/481321/world-water-week-2014-energy-water-nexus
Water Not Everywhere, Nor Where It’s Most Wanted for Fracking, Study Finds (Energy)
http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/99565-water-not-everywhere-nor-where-its-most-wanted-for-fracking-study-finds
Fracking Boom Hits Water Wall (Energy)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/03/fracking-boom-hits-water-wall/
NMSU studies treatment, uses for wastewater from oil and gas, fracking (Energy)
http://nmsu.scienceblog.com/2014/09/02/nmsu-studies-treatment-uses-for-wastewater-from-oil-and-gas-fracking/

Telecommunications/Technology

Getting city-owned public access channel could cost Bainbridge Island nearly $1 million *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/273646971.html
Toilets Make a Catchy Case for Net Neutrality
http://mashable.com/2014/09/02/net-neutrality-song-toilets/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss
When John Oliver says “fight for Net Neutrality” the US listens: new study parses 800,000 FCC comments
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/02/when-john-oliver-says-fight-for-net-neutrality-the-us-listens-new-study-parses-800000-fcc-comments/
FCC Takes Aim at Annoyingly Loud Commercials
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/FCC-Takes-Aim-at-Annoyingly-Loud-Commercials-130272
Groups: FCC shouldn’t overturn state laws against municipal broadband
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2601200/groups-fcc-shouldnt-overturn-state-laws-against-municipal-broadband.html
Future of broadband subsidies in hands of California’s governor
http://escrbconsortium.org/future-of-broadband-subsidies-in-hands-of-californias-governor/
Faster broadband begets faster broadband, report says
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/02/faster-broadband-begets-faster-broadband-report-says/
Broadband and the future of learning (Schools/Education)
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2601008/internet/broadband-and-the-future-of-learning.html
Netflix: We Had to Pay Comcast Because We Were Losing Customers
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Netflix-We-Had-to-Pay-Comcast-Because-We-Were-Losing-Customers-130259
What’s behind Amazon’s Twitch obsession
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/03/amazon/121734/twitch-amazon-gaming-esports-pax-seattle/
Google is trying to build its own quantum computing processors
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/02/google-is-trying-to-build-its-own-quantum-computing-processors/
Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Data
http://gizmodo.com/phony-cell-towers-could-be-intercepting-your-data-1629478616
India To Install 2,200 Solar-Powered Mobile Communication Towers (Energy)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/02/india-install-2200-solar-powered-mobile-communication-towers/
5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid (Business/Economy)
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236869

Energy/Utilities

WA State gas prices don’t see energy boom benefit
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/yhr/sunday/2439802-8/state-gas-prices-dont-see-energy-boom-benefit
A Rarely Tapped City Strategy for Boosting Local Renewable Energy
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/02/rarely-tapped-city-strategy-boosting-local-renewable-energy/
2014 Is the Year of the Energy-Water Nexus (Water)
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/481321/world-water-week-2014-energy-water-nexus
Coos Bay Wind Farm Floats On
http://www.energydigital.com/greentech/3535/Coos-Bay-Wind-Farm-Floats-On
‘Coming crisis’: more trains carrying coal and oil
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140822/news01/140829569
DOE agrees to pay $23.6M to Energy Northwest
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/08/28/3126278_doe-agrees-to-pay-236m-to-energy.html?rh=1
Nuclear Waste Is Allowed Above Ground Indefinitely
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/spent-nuclear-fuel-is-allowed-to-be-stored-above-ground.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
PG&E gets $1.4 billion fine for gas pipeline explosion
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0902/PG-E-gets-1.4-billion-fine-for-gas-pipeline-explosion
Water Not Everywhere, Nor Where It’s Most Wanted for Fracking, Study Finds (Water)
http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/99565-water-not-everywhere-nor-where-its-most-wanted-for-fracking-study-finds
Fracking Boom Hits Water Wall (Water)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/03/fracking-boom-hits-water-wall/
NMSU studies treatment, uses for wastewater from oil and gas, fracking (Water)
http://nmsu.scienceblog.com/2014/09/02/nmsu-studies-treatment-uses-for-wastewater-from-oil-and-gas-fracking/
Skamania County Biomass project nets $200k state grant
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/aug/27/biomass-project-nets-200k-state-grant/
Port of Portland, Canada’s Pembina Make Plans For Propane Exports To Asia
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/port-of-portland-canadas-pembina-make-plans-for-pr/
California dreamin’: 1M electric vehicles in 10 years
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/california-dreamin-1m-electric-vehicles-in-10.html
Listen Up: Let’s Talk Solar Water Heating
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/listen-up-lets-talk-solar-water-heating
Would Solar Roadways Work? A Government Engineer Discusses the Controversial Technology
http://theenergycollective.com/stephenlacey/478371/engineer-discusses-solar-road-technology
India To Install 2,200 Solar-Powered Mobile Communication Towers (Technology)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/02/india-install-2200-solar-powered-mobile-communication-towers/
Oregon Solar Company Seeks Stiff U.S. Tariffs to Deter Chinese Spying
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/business/trade-duties-urged-as-new-deterrent-against-cybertheft.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Do High Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2014/09/01/do-high-voltage-power-lines-cause-cancer/?ss=energy
EU bans energy-sucking vacuums. Hairdryers could be next.
http://grist.org/news/eu-bans-energy-sucking-vacuums-hairdryers-could-be-next/

Environment

S’Klallam Tribe at work to restore bay’s health (Tribes)
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/273593521.html
Dam settlement could add wildlife land
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/08/28/3344663_dam-settlement-could-add-wildfire.html?sp=/99/110/&rh=1
Puget Sound’s orca population falling, census finds
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/08/puget_sounds_crca_population_f.html
What Your TV Weather Forecast May Look Like in 2050
http://mashable.com/2014/09/01/how-global-warming-will-change-your-tv-weather-forecast/

Transportation/Traffic

Ferries chief vows investigation into fuel spill, praises crew response *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/ferries-chief-vows-investigation-into-fuel-spill-praises-crew-response_98619749
Portland Is Building The Longest Car-Free Bridge In The U.S.
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034832/portland-is-building-the-longest-car-free-bridge-in-the-us?partner=rss
At the PBJ, we like to ride our bicycles. The reasons why might surprise you (Photos)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/at-the-pbj-we-like-to-ride-our-bicycles-the.html

Schools/Education

Complicated Ordway Dropoff Instructions Explained (with Map)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/02/complicated-ordway-drop-off-instructions-explained-with-map/
Bainbridge Island School District welcomes 34 new teachers *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/273578551.html
NKSD: Back to School Guide
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=29931&PageID=1
Back to School: 10 Ways to keep students, pedestrians and motorists safe
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/273608371.html
Op/Ed: Education of Washington’s students should come before corporate welfare
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/02/op-ed/121715/education-washingtons-students-should-come-corpora/
Washington Supreme Court To Hold Contempt Hearing On Wednesday (Public Policy)
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-supreme-court-to-hold-contempt-hearing-on-wednesday/
Broadband and the future of learning (Technology)
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2601008/internet/broadband-and-the-future-of-learning.html

Tribes

S’Klallam Tribe at work to restore bay’s health (Environment)
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/273593521.html

KitsapCommunity

‘Let’s Get This Done’: Fire Chief Wants Station 23 Fully Staffed for Public Safety
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/02/lets-get-this-done-fire-chief-wants-station-23-fully-staffed-for-public-safety/
Books on Tap is back at the Treehouse Café *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/273577221.html

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September 2, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Smart gardening can help conserve water
http://web.utsandiego.com/sponsored/2014/aug/29/water-saving-landscaping-tips/
Arizona: Conserve water, save money and get a rebate
http://tucson.com/news/blogs/gardening/want-to-conserve-water-save-money-and-get-a-rebate/article_5a9f3667-78a6-5949-af06-3e7a89567acc.html

Public Policy

Judge Rules That Cities Have Power To Ban Marijuana Sales
http://kuow.org/post/judge-rules-cities-have-power-ban-marijuana-sales

Elections

Inslee asks Yakima not to appeal elections order *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024413611_insleeyakimaletterxml.html

Business/Economy

Hey, Working Stiffs: Let’s Look at Jobs for Labor Day
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/01/hey-working-stiffs-lets-look-at-jobs-for-labor-day/
County hires new administrator, human resources director
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/273053011.html
PHC Construction earns Built Green Hammer award *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/business/273320831.html
E-commerce sales, outlets on the rise *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/business-spotlight-ecommerce-sales-outlets-on-the-rise_94178984
$15M development takes off from downtown Bremerton’s highest point *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/15m-development-takes-off-from-downtown-bremertons-highest-point_17445470
The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek
http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-40-hour-workweek/vCqTFP/
Debit downer: Cash the cheaper payment option
http://www.theindychannel.com/financial-fitness/debit-downer-cash-the-cheaper-payment-option

Ports/Parks

Poulsbo considers options for new park
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/273102101.html

Water

Advisory issued for toxic blue-green algae in Long Lake
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/273256301.html
Navy to conduct oil spill drill near Fort Ward Park *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/273468061.html
California to regulate groundwater
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/30/california-regulate-ground-water/14852111/
Conservation conundrum: Water use varies greatly across California
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/31/6667166/conservation-conundrum-water-use.html
Waste to Energy: Focus on Sustainability Drives Water Treatment Innovations in Food and Beverage Industry
http://www.waterworld.com/articles/iww/print/volume-14/issue-4/feature-editorial/waste-to-energy.html
‘Recycle for Nature’ to Benefit Water Conservation Efforts in Arizona’s Verde River
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=190024#.VANIxGM08yo
Tankless water heaters reduce energy use: The Weekly Fix (Energy)
http://www.cleveland.com/cleveland-heights/index.ssf/2014/08/tankless_water_heaters_reduce.html
Nature’s water purifiers: The “bugs” in wastewater treatment
http://www.gazettenet.com/news/townbytown/amherst/13307960-95/natures-water-purifiers-the-bugs-in-wastewater-treatment
Even in Deepwater Canyons, America’s Corals At Risk
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/468326/even-deepwater-canyons-americas-corals-risk
Sunscreen Ingredients May Harm Marine Life
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Sunscreen_Ingredients_May_Harm_Marine_Life_26892.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Register for Book-a-Computer-Trainer for free tech help *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/273383701.html
New Apple iPhone coming: What’s your old one worth?
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/new-apple-iphone-coming-whats-your-old-one-worth.html
Net neutrality for dummies
http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/net-neutrality-for-dummies/article_bfb4d1e5-3b48-5c8c-ba07-e49148c83b97.html
The FCC’s next CTO is a net neutrality expert
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/28/the-fccs-next-cto-is-a-net-neutrality-expert/
Report: FCC Considering Reclassifying Broadband Providers as ‘Common Carriers’
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2014/08/27/report-fcc-considering-reclassifying-broadband-providers-common-carriers#.VANE3GM08yo
Can the FCC clear the way for cities to build broadband? Legal fight heats up over agency’s powers
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/30/can-the-fcc-clear-the-way-for-cities-to-build-broadband-legal-fight-heats-up-over-agencys-powers/
Netflix-Comcast Battle Shows Net Neutrality Has Real Consequences
http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6236490/netflix-comcast-battle-net-neutrality-consequences
Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World
http://mashable.com/2014/08/30/obama-messy-world-social-media/
Police agencies want access to applicants’ social-media passwords
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Law-enforcement-employers-still-view-private-5722229.php
School policies address student and teacher (social media) interaction (Schools/Education)
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/colerain/2014/08/29/schools-review-social-media-policy-teachers/14811059/

Energy/Utilities

Final Blast Removes Last Hydro Project on Washington’s Elwha River
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/final-blast-removes-last-hydro-project-on-washingtons-elwha-river
Echelon Ditches the Smart Grid to Focus on the Internet of Things
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/469501/echelon-ditches-smart-grid-focus-internet-things
How Much Do You Really Spend On Energy?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/01/much-really-spend-energy/
Why coal is (still) worse than fracking and cow burps
http://grist.org/climate-energy/why-coal-is-still-worse-than-fracking-and-cow-burps/
Tankless water heaters reduce energy use: The Weekly Fix (Water)
http://www.cleveland.com/cleveland-heights/index.ssf/2014/08/tankless_water_heaters_reduce.html
Solar energy users claim victory as ‘sun tax’ rejected
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609848/Solar-energy-users-claim-victory-as-sun-tax-rejected.html
Solar power subsidies for household panels, water heaters may be cut after Renewable Energy Target review
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24840858/solar-power-subsidies-for-household-panels-water-heaters-may-be-cut-after-renewable-energy-target-review/
Storing solar energy
http://phys.org/news/2014-09-solar-energy.html
Microsoft Invests in Wind Farm Project
http://www.smartmeters.com/microsoft-invests-in-wind-farm-project/
Pricey VA wind turbines remain idle
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/30/pricey-va-wind-turbines-remain-idle/14890533/
Developer requests extension for Oregon wind farm
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/developer-requests-extension-for-oregon-wind-farm/article_f89610be-c8b9-578f-a6c0-43eb89b72830.html
Dept. of Energy Report Shows How Far U.S. Wind Energy Has Come and the Challenges Ahead
http://theenergycollective.com/kitkennedy/478341/dept-energy-report-us-wind-accomplishments-challenges
Wind Energy Economic Benefits Highlighted In AWEA Infographic
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/31/wind-energy-economic-benefits-infographic/
Pilot sites in energy from coffee waste show good results
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-sites-energy-coffee-good-results.html
Confidence — What Does It Mean For Nuclear Waste?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/08/29/confidence-what-does-it-mean-for-nuclear-waste/
Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, but Nowhere to Go
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/feds-nuclear-waste-train-25195896
The cynical money person’s guide to our renewable energy future
http://grist.org/climate-energy/the-cynical-money-persons-guide-to-our-renewable-energy-future/
Tips for keeping household energy costs down *
http://seattletimes.com/html/homesrealestate/2024404224_hrehomework31xml.html
Charge Ahead California Opens A Portal To America’s Future
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/01/charge-ahead-california/

Environment

Celebrating freedom for the Elwha River *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/09/01/celebrating-freedom-for-the-elwha-river/#axzz3C524718e
Will I poison myself if I reuse this plastic water bottle?
http://grist.org/living/will-i-poison-myself-if-i-reuse-this-plastic-water-bottle/

Transportation/Traffic

Bremerton ferry incident puts focus on passenger counts *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-ferry-incident-puts-focus-on-passenger-counts_75560189
Edmonds/Kingston AM ferry runs cancelled because of fuel spill
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/273461261.html
Night work planned on State Routes 16 and 3
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/273240681.html
Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/medical/article/Marijuana-s-hazy-contribution-to-highway-deaths-5727475.php

Schools/Education

Bainbridge Public School Schedules 2014-2015
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/31/bainbridge-public-school-schedules-2014-2015/
SKSD staff, teachers want R-E-S-P-E-C-T
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/273255151.html
NKSD: Late Activity Buses Return to Middle and High Schools!
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=30279&PageID=1
Art, nursing students to get new home at OC *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/art-nursing-students-to-get-new-home-at-oc_47747571
Legislature heads to court on education finance
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Legislature-heads-to-court-on-education-finance-273386311.html
School policies address student and teacher (social media) interaction (Technology)
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/colerain/2014/08/29/schools-review-social-media-policy-teachers/14811059/

Tribes

Circuit Unlikely to Give Tribe Pass on Settlement
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/08/29/70916.htm

KitsapCommunity

September promises trio of shows at BAC *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/273399941.html

KitsapCares

Kitsap Wine Festival raises record $60,000
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/273104191.html
Cruisin’ for a good cause: Car shows bring in thousands for Project Backpack *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/273322541.html
Sunwest Bank Donates a Home to Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/273099931.html

KitsapKudos

Hunt family sees their tennis great honored at U.S. Open *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/sports/hunt-family-sees-their-tennis-great-honored-at-us-open_10909090

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