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Unfortunately, we must inform you that KPUD will be discontinuing KitsapConnection; our final post will be November 26. The increase of paywalls and “for fee” news services has significantly reduced the available news content and has resulted in dwindling access to public domain information.
 
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November 26, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

New Mexico Considers Produced Water Recycling
http://www.wateronline.com/doc/new-mexico-considers-produced-water-recycling-0001
Arizona: West Valley cities eyeing reclaimed water amid drought, population growth
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley/2014/11/25/west-valley-water-recycling-population-growth/70084554/
If It’s Yellow, Seriously, Let It Mellow
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/yellow-seriously-let-mellow-bathroom-toilet-water-conservation-94758/
As key California reservoir nears 37-year low, new billboards urge water conservation
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20141125/as-key-california-reservoir-nears-37-year-low-new-billboards-urge-water-conservation

Public Policy

Port Orchard City Council amends ordinance for public records requests
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/283860081.html
Longtime director stepping away from KRCC next year *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/longtime-director-stepping-away-from-krcc-next-year_60645018
Superior Court Judge awards fees in Bainbridge email lawsuit *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283857641.html

Elections

With all votes in, GMO labeling Measure 92 defeated by just 800 votes
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/with_all_votes_in_gmo_labeling.html
Regardless of Oregon recount, GMO fight heads to Congress
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/11/regardless-of-oregon-recount-gmo-fight-heads-to.html

Business/Economy

Clarkston bans marijuana sales in city limits
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/clarkston-bans-marijuana-sales-in-city-limits/29916378
Health exchange outreach comes to the Bainbridge Library this week *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/283856701.html
Workshops planned for PSNS applicants *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/workshops-planned-for-psns-applicants_57047866
WA State Budget Primer: $4 Billion in the Red
http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/state-budget-primer-4-5-billion-in-the-red-november-2014
Could you do your job without a smartphone or tablet? Or the web? (Technology)
http://research.gigaom.com/2014/11/could-you-do-your-job-without-a-smartphone-or-a-tablet-or-the-web/
Protests planned at Kitsap Walmarts *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/11/25/protests-planned-at-kitsap-walmarts/
FAA could keep Amazon drones from delivering anytime soon
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/faa-could-keep-amazon-drones-from-delivering.html

Ports/Parks

County approves Suquamish park’s sale, promises to reinvest money in parks * (Tribes)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-approves-suquamish-parks-sale-promises-to-reinvest-money-in-parks_59067061
Winslow’s Last Stand? A Chance at Our Own Central Park
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/25/winslows-last-stand-a-chance-at-our-own-central-park/
Bremerton port commissioner appologizes to his fellow commissioners
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283881531.html

Water

Letter to the Editor: Developing Suzuki Land Will Be Another Burden on Our Aquifers
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/25/letter-to-the-editor-developing-suzuki-land-will-be-another-burden-on-our-aquifers/
Klamath water agreement headed to U.S. Senate
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/11/klamath-water-agreement-headed-to-u-s-senate.html
9th Weighs Gov’t Pollution of Klamath River Tributary
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/11/24/9th-weighs-govt-pollution-of-klamath-river-tributary.htm
Tracking Pollutants
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/Blogs/2141.aspx
Shared Growing Pains, Shared Solutions
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2139.aspx
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
http://www.hcn.org/issues/46.20/can-biomimicry-tackle-our-toughest-water-problems?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

Telecommunications/Technology

Book-a-Computer-Trainer sessions continue at the library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/283858741.html
Study Indicates Most Internet Users Understand Concept of Net Neutrality
http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/most-internet-users-correctly-identify-definition-of-net-neutrality-report-says/?dcz=
Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/24/uk-eu-internet-ansip-idUKKCN0J81TK20141124
Mark Cuban Against Net Neutrality: Some Applications ‘Need Fast Lanes’
http://nesn.com/2014/11/mark-cuban-against-net-neutrality-some-applications-need-fast-lanes/
Op/Ed: Net neutrality is essential
http://www.yakimaherald.com/opinion/editorials/2648267-8/net-neutrality-is-essential
News Sites Top List of Slowest-Loading Web Pages
http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/news-sites-top-list-slowest-loading-web-pages-161619
Consumer Reports: How you can avoid Wi-Fi dead spots at home
http://www.keprtv.com/Consumer-Reports-How-you-can-avoid-Wi-Fi-dead-spots-at-home-283763841.html
Could you do your job without a smartphone or tablet? Or the web? (Business/Economy)
http://research.gigaom.com/2014/11/could-you-do-your-job-without-a-smartphone-or-a-tablet-or-the-web/
Mobile broadband modems lose their appeal with consumers
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2852193/mobile-broadband-modems-lose-their-appeal-with-consumers.html
Crisis Communications: What Leaders Need to Know
http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelliekarabell/2014/11/24/crisis-communications-what-leaders-need-to-know/?ss=energy

Energy/Utilities

Proposed Washington oil terminal would be biggest in volume
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/nov/24/proposed-oil-terminal-biggest-volume-vancouver/
Wanapum Reservoir raising could happen as soon as this weekend
http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/article_f10ab300-7112-11e4-8145-0bb7c10cfb22.html
Montana: Electrical co-ops want affordable renewable energy
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/electrical-co-ops-want-affordable-renewable-energy/article_73e540c6-7440-11e4-b25a-3f611d5ea280.html
Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/26/arent-rural-electric-cooperatives-champions-local-clean-power/
The connected water heater: The next energy saver in the home?
http://research.gigaom.com/2014/11/the-connected-water-heater-the-next-energy-saver-in-the-home/
Comparison of Grid-Connected and Off-the-Grid Houses
http://theenergycollective.com/willem-post/2162036/comparison-grid-connected-and-grid-houses
Investing in Innovative Ideas for a Clean Energy Future
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/investing-in-innovative-ideas-for-a-clean-energy-future
Google engineers say renewable energy won’t solve climate change
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/25/google-engineers-say-renewable-energy-wont-solve-climate-change/
Siemens Announces Plan to Exit Marine Power Sector
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/siemens-announces-plan-to-exit-marine-power-sector
Why Do They Listen to Alvarez?
http://northwestcleanenergy.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/why-do-they-listen-to-alvarez/
Pickering nuclear reactor leaks heavy water
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/5154480-pickering-nuclear-reactor-leaks-heavy-water/

Environment

Heavy Precipitation, Flooding, and a Cascade Meltdown: Yes, a typical Thanksgiving in the Northwest.
http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2014/11/heavy-precipitation-flooding-and.html
Record number of coho salmon returning to Cowlitz River
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/11/21/coho-record-salmon-cowlitz-lewis-tacoma-power/19370431/
Bee death task force’s recommendations to Oregon lawmakers too weak, conservationists argue
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/11/bee_health_task_forces_recomme.html
Oregon, Washington Prison Inmates Enlisted To Help Endangered Plants & Animals
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/oregon-washington-prison-inmates-enlisted-to-rear-/
Stricter smog standards coming soon, say sources
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1125/Stricter-smog-standards-coming-soon-say-sources
Neither rain nor snow nor heat sways views on climate science
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-politics-bias-climate-change-20141124-story.html
A Matter of Focus and Small Feet (or Feats!)
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/2140.aspx

Transportation/Traffic

Cheap gas will make Thanksgiving traffic even worse this year
http://grist.org/news/cheap-gas-will-make-thanksgiving-traffic-even-worse-this-year/
Paving the Way for Bike Safety
http://www.theurbanist.org/2014/11/24/paving-the-way-for-bike-safety/
Kirke Johnson’s BikePortland comments are chilling and inspiring
http://bikeportland.org/2014/11/24/kirke-johnsons-bikeportland-comments-chilling-inspiring-113906

Schools/Education

Social media accounts fair game for college admission officers: Higher Education Roundup
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/social_media_accounts_fair_gam.html

Tribes

County approves Suquamish park’s sale, promises to reinvest money in parks * (Ports/Parks)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-approves-suquamish-parks-sale-promises-to-reinvest-money-in-parks_59067061
Where fish go to die: Native American tribes do important work during salmon spawing season
http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/outdoors/32451279-80/where-fish-go-to-die.html.csp#

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge Island Youth Shine Sunday in Spotlight of Compassionate Action Awards
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/25/bainbridge-island-youth-shine-sunday-in-spotlight-of-compassionate-action-awards/

KitsapCares

Compass House: Where second chances are born
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/283863011.html
Neighbor Aid campaign hits $18K mark
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/283852931.html
A ‘foodline’ of a different sort
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283752701.html

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November 25, 2014

Public Policy

Port Orchard City Council adopts ordinance amending public record request
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/283405481.html

Business/Economy

Six elected officials receive raises for next year *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/six-elected-officials-receive-raises-for-next-year_03347199
Bainbridge Island Council Waiting on Visconsi Response to Proceed with Police Facility Decision
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/24/council-waiting-on-visconsi-response-to-proceed-with-police-facility-decision/
2015 Poulsbo city budget — and rate increases — could be approved Dec. 3 (Water)
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/283517801.html
Dragonfly Farms turns to crowdfunding for expansion as an events center
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/business/283772121.html
Shipyard to hire 850 *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/shipyard-to-hire-850_85911970
Humana and MultiCare Health System Partner to Launch Accountable Care in Washington
http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/11/24/6560780_humana-and-multicare-health-system.html?sp=/100/773/385/&rh=1
Harrison drill shows Ebola preparations *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/homepage-showcase/ebola_112514_77982295
Little San Juan County takes on the GMO goliaths *
http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2024962476_1123gmosbannedsanjuan1xml.html?syndication=rss
Microsoft files lawsuit against IRS
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/microsoft-files-lawsuit-against-irs.html
Port slowdown costing apple, hay industry millions
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2678461-8/port-slowdown-costing-apple-hay-industry-millions
What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job (Technology)
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/what-cloud-computing-means-to-your-job/?partner=rss&emc=rss
Amazon will have enough space for 71,500 employees in Seattle by 2019
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/amazon-will-have-enough-space-for-71-500-employees.html

Ports/Parks

City of Poulsbo, Port of Poulsbo find home for new maritime museum
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/283745481.html
Accusations, anger at Bremerton port meeting *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/accusations-anger-at-bremerton-port-meeting_54202312

Water

2015 Poulsbo city budget — and rate increases — could be approved Dec. 3 (Business/Economy)
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/283517801.html
From Macklemore To Chief Seattle’s Descendent, Many Are Eager For Duwamish River Cleanup
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/macklemore-joins-enviros-in-advance-of-duwamish-ri/

Telecommunications/Technology

Net neutrality advocates feeling momentum
http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/283650411.html
EU digital chief sides with Obama in defense of net neutrality
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/25/eu-digital-chief-sides-with-obama-in-defense-of-net-neutrality/
FCC’s $100 Million Experiment: Expanding Broadband to Rural America
http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/Articles/2014/11/FCC-s-100-Million-Experiment-Expanding-Broadband.aspx
Idaho: State broadband committee lawyers up
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/11/21/3500174_state-broadband-committee-lawyers.html?sp=/99/101/&rh=1
What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job (Business/Economy)
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/what-cloud-computing-means-to-your-job/?partner=rss&emc=rss
Fuel cells in the data center (Energy)
http://research.gigaom.com/report/fuel-cells-in-the-data-center/
3 Reasons Why Relying on Social-Media Marketing Is a Losing Strategy
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239822
5 email myths you can stop believing now
http://mashable.com/2014/11/24/email-myths/

Energy/Utilities

Thanksgiving Day schedule changes to solid and hazardous waste facilities and services
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/283385131.html
Op/Ed: Why Price Carbon—Can’t We Just Regulate It?
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/11/24/why-price-carbon-cant-we-just-regulate-it/
Oregon LNG plant would emit greenhouse gases
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/32456589-75/lng-plant-would-emit-greenhouse-gases.html.csp
Strong New Methane Standards Would Stop Waste, Save Money, and Also Protect the Climate
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/2161346/strong-new-methane-standards-would-stop-waste-save-money-and-also-protect-climat
Billions of Fish Killed Illegally, Greens Claim
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/11/24/billions-of-fish-killed-illegally-greens-claim.htm
Colorado’s Renewable Energy Mandate Constitutionality Challenged
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2014/11/24/colorados-renewable-energy-mandate-constitutionality-challenged
Vermont goes energy efficient for this season’s snowmaking
http://mashable.com/2014/11/24/best-snowmaking-vermont/
Yet Another Claim For World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/24/yet-another-claim-worlds-largest-floating-solar-plant/
Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/business/energy-environment/solar-and-wind-energy-start-to-win-on-price-vs-conventional-fuels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Solar Cloth Company — Solar Cell “Cloth” Coming To Market
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/25/solar-cloth-company-solar-cell-cloth-coming-market-used-stadiums-parking-lots-etc/
Solar panels pose power problem for firefighters, prompting new guidelines
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/solar-panels-pose-power-problem-for-firefighters-prompt-new-guidelines/article21740616/
This Israeli startup makes robots that dry clean solar panels
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/25/this-israeli-startup-makes-robots-that-dry-clean-solar-panels/
Wind Energy Provides More Than Two-Thirds of New US Generating Capacity in October
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/wind-energy-provides-more-than-two-thirds-of-new-us-generating-capacity-in-October
Feds to sell largest offshore wind energy area
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/225183-feds-to-sell-largest-offshore-wind-energy-area
Fuel cells in the data center (Technology)
http://research.gigaom.com/report/fuel-cells-in-the-data-center/
Is nuclear power poised for a revival in the US?
http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2014/11/nuclear-power-may-see-a-return-in-the-us.html

Environment

Sequim resident at fore of Peninsula coastal cleanups gets firsthand look at tsunami devastation in Japan *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141125/news/311259997/sequim-resident-at-fore-of-peninsula-coastal-cleanups-gets-firsthand
Discarded packaging presents painful, deadly threat to B.C. sea lions
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/b-c/discarded-packaging-presents-painful-deadly-threat-to-b-c-sea-lions-1.1618240

Schools/Education

Más español classes across Kitsap *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/ms-espaol-classes-across-kitsap_19072033
WSU President Hopes To Present ‘Unified Front’ On Medical School
http://kuow.org/post/wsu-president-hopes-present-unified-front-medical-school

KitsapCommunity

PEPS group starting soon on Bainbridge *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283735641.html

KitsapCares

Tradition: MoonDogs hosting free Thanksgiving dinner
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/283373791.html

KitsapKudos

J’Aime les Crêpes Named “Deuxieme”-Best Crêperie in Western WA
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/24/jaime-les-crepes-named-deuxieme-best-creperie-in-western-wa/
Naval Avenue PE teacher earns regional award *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/naval-avenue-pe-teacher-earns-regional-award_14049420

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November 24, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

EarthTalk: Reusing greywater at home
http://rockrivertimes.com/2014/11/21/earthtalk-reusing-greywater-at-home/
Next Step in Sustainability: Requiring Homes to Recycle Water
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/next-step-in-sustainability-requiring-homes-to-recycle-water
Colorado weighs taking “waste” out of wastewater to fix shortfall
http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_26994785/colorado-weighs-taking-waste-out-wastewater-fix-shortfall
Waste water system pits environmental rules vs. Amish ways
http://www.startribune.com/local/283653911.html

Public Policy

Body cam legislation in the works as more requests come in *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/body-cam-legislation-in-the-works-as-more-requests-come-in_33043112
Bremerton City Council most likely won’t re-visit panhandling ban
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283505871.html
Sen. Rolfes re-elected to key leadership role in Washington State Senate *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283527881.html
Washington museum won’t give up guns after all *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/state/washington-museum-wont-give-up-guns-after-all_62749459_

Elections

Washington Legislative Caucuses Race Freeze On Fundraising
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-legislative-caucuses-race-freeze-on-fundraising/

Business/Economy

Last payment comes with a scolding
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/283505341.html
Kitsap retailers enjoying banner year *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/11/23/kitsap-retailers-enjoying-banner-year/
Bremerton City Council approved revenue sources for 2015 including higher utility rates
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283524011.html
What Bainbridge Has Been Hoping Pho: New Vietnamese Restaurant
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/23/what-bainbridge-has-been-hoping-pho-new-vietnamese-restaurant/
Small farms get big boost in processing turkeys *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/small-farms-get-big-boost-in-processing-turkeys_13813249
Recreational, medical marijuana businesses at odds over law *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/11/19/3434858_recreational-medical-marijuana.html?sp=/99/224/&rh=1

Ports/Parks

Port of Kingston Dredge project has slight delay, begins Nov. 24
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/283526811.html
Sale of park comes as surprise to county’s parks board * (Tribes)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/sale-of-park-comes-as-surprise-to-countys-parks-board_00171433
Bainbridge park district makes it official: Will seek $6.2 million bond to pay for Sakai property *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283542201.html
Northwest Trails Expect Rush Of ‘Wild’ Hikers — And Those Trying To Avoid Them
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-northwest-trails-expect-rush-of-wild-hikers-and-those-trying-to-avoid-them/
Study: Millions of acres of state’s forests need restoration
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/2647367-8/study-millions-of-acres-of-states-forests-need

Water

The supply doesn’t exist for California water storage expansion
http://phys.org/news/2014-11-doesnt-california-storage-expansion.html
Drought requires fresh thinking on residential water use
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/22/drought-requires-fresh-thinking-on-water-use/

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC chairman: We will get sued on net neutrality
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/tom-wheeler-fcc-net-neutrality-lawsuits-113096.html
This FCC Commissioner Did A Reddit Chat. It Did Not Go Well.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/22/mignon-clyburn-reddit-chat_n_6204572.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
Fixing The Broadband Market And Protecting Net Neutrality By Prying Open Incumbent Networks To Meaningful Competition
https://www.techdirt.com/blog/netneutrality/articles/20141113/05332429127/fixing-broadband-market-protecting-net-neutrality-prying-open-incumbent-networks-to-meaningful-competition.shtml
Full video: Steve Ballmer on net neutrality, why ideas matter and how Bill Gates convinced him to drop out
http://www.geekwire.com/2014/full-video-steve-ballmer-net-neutrality-ideas-matter-bill-gates-convinced-drop/
Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants
http://bgr.com/2014/11/22/why-is-comcast-so-bad-28/
Netflix now makes up a third of all Internet traffic in North America (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2014/1120/Netflix-now-makes-up-a-third-of-all-Internet-traffic-in-North-America-video
Google Says It’s Making Great Strides on Broadband by Balloon
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Google-Says-Its-Making-Great-Strides-on-Broadband-by-Balloon-131432
Life in the cloud: protecting yourself in a new world
http://www.king5.com/story/tech/2014/11/21/life-in-the-cloud-protecting-yourself-in-a-new-world/70034900/
How Social Media Is Choking Your Business To Death
http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilstclair/2014/11/21/social-media-is-choking-your-business-to-death/
Why Businesses Should Use Social Media To Highlight Their Failures
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2014/11/21/why-businesses-should-use-social-media-to-highlight-their-failures/

Energy/Utilities

Inslee says state will act on oil trains
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/11/21/3438928_state-leaders-take-action-against.html?sp=/99/101/&rh=1
What Happened When a Hazardous Substance Train Derailed on a Puget Sound Beach
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/11/21/what-happened-when-a-hazardous-substance-train-derailed-on-a-puget-sound-beach/
Oil Interests Fund ‘Astroturf’ Groups In Washington, Oregon
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/oil-interests-fund-astroturf-groups-in-washington-/
67% Of Americans Support Federal CO2 Regulations
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/24/67-americans-support-federal-co2-regulations/
Natural Gas is the Dominant Heating Fuel in Colder Parts of the Country
http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/2156761/natural-gas-dominant-heating-fuel-colder-parts-country
Energy Department Authorizes Freeport LNG Exports
http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/2156926/energy-department-authorizes-freeport-lng-exports
NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure
http://news.yahoo.com/nsa-chief-warns-chinese-cyber-attacks-could-shut-083006316–sector.html
EPA Abandons Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2014
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/epa-abandons-renewable-fuel-standard-rulemaking-for-2014
Wind energy industry protests bird-kill fine
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/11/22/Wind-energy-industry-protests-bird-kill-fine.html
In Solar And Energy Efficiency, Many See A Refuge From Spiking Power Bills
http://www.ctnow.com/business/hc-electricity-prices-jump-solar-efficiency-grow-20141123,0,7875781.story
AZ Study: ‘Smart Meters’ Pose No Hazard
http://m.kfyi.com/onair/arizona-news-55067/az-study-smart-meters-pose-no-12949289
Dried fruit company turns waste into high-octane fuel
http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/2014/11/20/fruit-waste-into-high-octane-fuel/70036980/
‘Biomass to provide half of renewable energy by 2020′
http://www.agriland.ie/news/renewable-energy-targets-dail-questions/
Biofuel & Biomaterial Crops: We Might Be Doing It Wrong
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/biofuel-biomaterial-crops-we-might-be-doing-it-wrong
Hanford Watchdogs, Union Intend To Sue Feds Over Tank Vapors At Site
http://kplu.org/post/hanford-watchdogs-union-intend-sue-feds-over-tank-vapors-site
California ratepayers will pay $3.3 billion for San Onofre closing
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/california-ratepayers-will-pay-33-billion-for-san-onofre-closing/335891/
Can the U.S. Government Revive Nuclear Power?
http://online.wsj.com/articles/can-the-u-s-government-revive-nuclear-power-1416777789
Cities may turn to new forms of nuclear power
http://davisclipper.com/view/full_story/26126001/article-Cities-may-turn-to-new-forms-of-nuclear-power?instance=most_popular1

Environment

Virus connected to sea star wasting syndrome, but questions remain *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/11/22/virus-connected-to-sea-star-wasting-syndrome-but-questions-remain/
Protecting Northwest Forests As Bigger Wildfires Burn Longer
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/protecting-forests-from-increasing-wildfires/
AT&T coughs up $52M to settle hazardous electronic waste case in California
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/att-coughs-52m-settle-hazardous-electronic-waste-case-california/2014-11-21
The Planet Just Had Its Hottest October On Record
http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/2156686/planet-just-had-its-hottest-october-record

Schools/Education

Author encourages South Colby students to pursue dreams
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/283543011.html
Medication policy a tough pill for schools to swallow
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283258541.html
BBB offers $10,000 scholarship
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/283372061.html

Military

Navy League honors Coast Guardsmen
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/283257741.html

Tribes

Sale of park comes as surprise to county’s parks board * (Ports/Parks)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/sale-of-park-comes-as-surprise-to-countys-parks-board_00171433

KitsapCares

Volunteers fill up food baskets, spirits *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/volunteers-fill-up-food-baskets-spirits_90228294
Jazz dance party benefits Helpline House *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/283590801.html

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November 21, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

San Jose plant turns bathroom wastewater into drinking water
http://abc7.com/food/sj-plant-turns-wastewater-into-drinking-water/404030/

Public Policy

Critics pan Bremerton’s panhandling ban *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/critics-pan-citys-panhandling-ban_11395852

Elections

Oregon GMO Measure 92: Recount Looks Likely
http://www.opb.org/news/article/measure-92-heads-into-recount-territory/

Business/Economy

Café Nola to Open New Venture in Former Island Grill Spot
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/20/cafe-nola-to-open-new-venture-in-former-island-grill-spot/
Port Orchard City Council approves property tax levy rate
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/283373971.html
Bainbridge council OKs new city budget *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283392061.html
Holiday Fair, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/community/283403031.html
Big crowds expected at Kitsap Fairgrounds this weekend *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/big-crowds-expected-at-kitsap-fairgrounds-this-weekend_24309122
State’s marijuana income expected to get much higher
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/21/under-the-dome/122902/states-marijuana-income-likely-flourish/
Boeing reportedly loses $13 billion Delta deal to Airbus
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2014/11/boeing-reportedlyloses-13-billion-delta-deal-to.html
Washington State Is Flying Blind in a Storm of Corporate Tax Breaks
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/washington-state-is-flying-blind-in-a-storm-of-corporate-tax-breaks/Content?oid=21043453
Professional Cuddling Is Back: Is This A Real Business?
http://www.newsy.com/videos/professional-cuddling-is-back-is-this-a-real-business/
California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’
http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/california-attorney-general-says-cannabis-legalization-inevitable/

Water

Poulsbo residents concerned about rate increases *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/poulsbo-residents-concerned-about-rate-increases_71644778
Your city’s water would be cleaner if it had a magic island in it
http://grist.org/list/your-citys-water-would-be-cleaner-if-it-had-a-magic-island-in-it/
EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/state/6660371
California Could Use an Additional 6 Million Acre-Feet of Water Storage, New Report Says
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-supply-challenges/california-could-use-additional-6-million-acre-feet-water-storage-new-r
Scientists eye self-cleaning stream for natural water purification tools
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Scientists+self+cleaning+stream+natural+water+purification+tools/10400023/story.html
A clearer look at turbidity
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169126-a-clearer-look-at-turbidity

Telecommunications/Technology

Cantwell to FCC: No ‘toll lanes,’ preserve net neutrality
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/11/19/cantwell-to-fcc-no-toll-lanes-preserve-net-neutrality/
Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T All Oppose President Obama on Net Neutrality
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/11/19/verizon-t-mobile-and-att-all-oppose-president-obam.aspx
Need Strong Enforceable Net Neutrality Rules: Beckerman
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/need-strong-enforceable-net-neutrality-rules-beckerman-sfx1EjMoTmetPVuZlOSt4Q.html
Good wearable design can actually reduce tech distractions
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/19/how-good-wearable-design-can-actually-reduce-tech-distractions/
More colleges looking at students’ social media (Schools/Education)
http://krqe.com/2014/11/20/more-colleges-looking-at-students-social-media/
Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/20/google-launches-contributor-a-crowdfunding-tool-for-publishers/

Energy/Utilities

Groups want Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant shut down due to fuel storage concerns
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/11/groups_want_northwests_only_co.html
California consumers, shareholders to foot bill to shut down nuclear power plant
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/business/california-consumers-shareholders-to-foot-bill-to-shut-down-nuclear/article_f11620c9-d15c-5776-8368-f21e9fd3ab91.html
All PSE customers will receive one-time credit
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/283372801.html
A Slew of Coal Plants Get New Lease on Life—With Gas
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2014/11/141120-coal-plants-repowered-with-natural-gas/
Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Should be a Carbon Reduction Tool for Coal Plants
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/why-geothermal-heat-pumps-should-be-a-carbon-reduction-tool-for-coal-plants
Home Energy Storage Market Projected To Grow 10 Times Over By 2018
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/20/home-energy-storage-market-projected-grow-10-times-2018/
Eight Pitfalls in Evaluating Green Energy Solutions
http://theenergycollective.com/gail-tverberg/2159061/eight-pitfalls-evaluating-green-energy-solutions
Oh Hey, Ikea Bought Another Giant Wind Farm
http://gizmodo.com/oh-hey-ikea-bought-another-giant-wind-farm-1660876416
Congress must not let wind energy jobs blow away
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/224740-congress-must-not-let-wind-energy-jobs-blow-away
99 Days: Solar Impulse Round-The-World Solar Flight (VIDEO)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/20/99-days-solar-impulse-round-world-solar-flight-video/
Listen Up: Improving Solar Panel Output with Optimizers
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/listen-up-improving-solar-panel-output-with-optimizers
Staples Offering Gift Cards To Customers Going Solar
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/20/staples-offering-gift-cards-customers-going-solar/
Green Benefits: Companies Now Offer Solar Energy Programs for Employees
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/green-benefits-companies-now-offer-solar-energy-programs-for-employees

Environment

Are we ready for the next disaster?
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/21/under-the-dome/122901/lessons-oso-communications-and-resources/

Transportation/Traffic

Senator Rolfes Weighs in on the County’s Wish List for Highway 305 and the Bridge
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/20/senator-rolfes-weighs-in-on-the-countys-wish-list-for-highway-305-and-the-bridge/
Public gets to hear plans for Kitsap Transit foot ferries
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283258831.html
A Ride with the Ferry Captain—The Highs and Lows of Running the Big Boat
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/20/a-ride-with-the-ferry-captain-the-highs-and-lows-of-running-the-big-boat/
Bright ideas for biking at night
http://grist.org/living/bright-ideas-for-biking-at-night/
Need a loan to buy a bike?
http://www.pamplinmediagroup.com/sl/240187-101169-need-a-loan-to-buy-a-bike
The UK Now Has Poop-Powered Buses
http://gizmodo.com/the-uk-now-has-poop-powered-buses-1661529129

Schools/Education

CKSD to hold Financial Aid Information Night
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/283400371.html
Woodland Middle School names its super students *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283391401.html
Kilmer pushes more advanced tech classes for high schools *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kilmer-pushes-more-advanced-tech-classes-for-high-schools_83924482
CK students buzz over to airport for lesson
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/283256731.html
More colleges looking at students’ social media (Technology)
http://krqe.com/2014/11/20/more-colleges-looking-at-students-social-media/

Military

Suquamish man honored for ‘extraordinary’ care as VA nurse
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/community/283413891.html

Tribes

Sioux tribe calls Keystone XL approval ‘act of war.’ What does that mean? (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/1118/Sioux-tribe-calls-Keystone-XL-approval-act-of-war.-What-does-that-mean-video

KitsapCommunity

New members join Kitsap Community Foundation
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283391601.html

KitsapCares

When a family needs help, the Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund is there
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/283428841.html
Fishline receives $10,000 from Jewelers for Children online vote
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/community/283386021.html

KitsapKudos

Bainbridge teen’s Seattle ‘Christmas Story’ *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/entertainment/theater-priya-niehaus-christmas-story_08855372

OtherNews

Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283246261.html

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November 20, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

San Diegans saving water during drought
http://www.10news.com/news/san-diegans-saving-water-during-drought-11192014
City of Santa Monica Takes “Dirty Car Pledge” to Help Fight the Drought
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/City_of_Santa_Monica_Takes_Dirty_Car_Pledge_to_Hel_27741.aspx

Public Policy

Bainbridge hopes to make decision on location of new police station by early 2015 *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283233531.html
Berry-Maraist resigns from Poulsbo City Council, will step down ‘some time’ after end of year
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/283316951.html
Kelly resigns from Bainbridge Island Planning Commission *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283232141.html
Port Orchard council moves toward agreement on signs *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/port-orchard-council-moves-toward-agreement-on-signs_55988732
Washington’s Lobbying Corps Populated By Former Lawmakers, Staffers
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washingtons-lobbying-corps-populated-by-former-lawmakers-staffers/
Washington Gun Law Leads Museum to Remove Rifles
http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/washington-gun-law-leads-museum-remove-rifles-27023494

Business/Economy

Harrison Medical Center board approves single hospital campus
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/283266971.html
Saying ‘so long’ after years behind the counter
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283259461.html
Silverdale seeing home-building boom *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/silverdale-seeing-homebuilding-boom_72529969
Bainbridge Review honored as one of North America’s top non-daily newspapers *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283255891.html
Washington unemployment rate rises to 6 percent
http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/w-wash/2014/11/19/washington-unemployment-rate-6-percent/19281793/
OR and WA Differences in Recreational Marijuana
http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/27421718/or-and-wa-differences-in-recreational-marijuana
Washington state budget outlook predicts a shortfall of more than $2 billion *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141120/NEWS/311209991/washington-state-budget-outlook-predicts-a-shortfall-of-more-than-2
TreeHouse is like Home Depot with a green conscience
http://grist.org/living/treehouse-is-like-home-depot-with-a-green-conscience/
The key to a good logo is first knowing your product
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/19/the-key-to-a-good-logo-is-first-knowing-your-product/

Water

$1.12 million rain garden project in Port Angeles nears completion *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141120/NEWS/311209986/-112-million-rain-garden-project-in-port-angeles-nears-completion
City and PUD agree to end dispute over water tax
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/nov/18/city-and-pud-agree-to-end-dispute-over-water-tax/
We’re Saving Water
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Were_Saving_Water_27742.aspx
Method Partners With The Nature Conservancy to Protect Water in the Great Lakes
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Method_Partners_With_The_Nature_Conservancy_to_Pro_27740.aspx
B.C. community looks to remove traces of drugs from water
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/community+looks+remove+traces+drugs+from+water/10375508/story.html
Wish your water pipes would tell you when they leak? A Portland startup has a DIY solution (Video) (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/11/wish-your-waterpipes-would-tell-you-when-they-leak.html
Green is More Than Grass Stains; Gold is More Than Trophies
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Green_is_More_Than_Grass_Stains_Gold_is_More_Than_27744.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Seattle City Council wants to fund internet in homeless camps
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Seattle-city-council-wants-to-fund-internet-in-homeless-camps-283001791.html
John Hodgman: ‘The government should be laying down broadband like Eisenhower laid down interstates’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/11/18/john-hodgman-the-government-should-be-laying-down-broadband-like-eisenhower-laid-down-interstates/
Net Neutrality Supporters Raise Questions About FCC Delay
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/fcc-net-neutrality_n_6178480.html
Op/Ed: The Lesson From Europe’s Broadband Breakdown
http://www.rollcall.com/news/the_lesson_from_europes_broadband_breakdown_commentary-238072-1.html
Obama announces more efforts to bring high-speed broadband to schools (Schools/Education)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-announces-more-efforts-to-bring-high-speed-broadband-to-schools/
Verizon enhances cloud purchasing experience with new marketplace
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/verizon-enhances-cloud-purchasing-experience-new-marketplace/2014-11-19
Wish your water pipes would tell you when they leak? A Portland startup has a DIY solution (Video) (Water)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/11/wish-your-waterpipes-would-tell-you-when-they-leak.html
Yahoo is the new default search engine on Mozilla Firefox
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/19/yahoo-is-the-new-default-search-engine-on-mozilla-firefox/
Starbucks rolls out wireless device charging in San Francisco
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/starbucks-rolls-out-wireless-devicecharging-in-san.html
Mistletoe drones over your table: What could possibly go wrong?
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/20/mistletoe-drones-over-your-table-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/
This bike helmet makes Google Glass look sexy
http://grist.org/list/this-bike-helmet-makes-google-glass-look-sexy/
Uber: For better or worse, this is the way the media works now
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/19/for-better-or-worse-this-is-how-the-media-works-now/
LinkedIn recruiting Seattle talent
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/linkedin-intensely-recruiting-seattle-talent.html
The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2014/11/19/the-top-7-social-media-marketing-trends-that-will-dominate-2015/

Energy/Utilities

Wanapum Reservoir to start filling again
http://www.khq.com/story/27421339/wanapum-reservoir-to-start-filling-again
Coal ports’ critics question the economics
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/20/coal-ports/122880/coal-ports-advocates-question-economics/
You might be surprised by Puget Sound Energy’s coal power supply *
http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2025051264_bassettopedpse19xml.html?syndication=rss
Report: U.S. has too much coal export capacity
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/11/report-u-s-has-too-much-coal-export-capacity.html
Shining a Light on Women Leaders in the Power Industry
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/shining-a-light-on-women-leaders-in-the-power-industry
Community Notebook: Palo Alto tests new smart solar street lights
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/11/18/community-notebook-palo-alto-tests-new-smart-solar-street-lights
DHS: Hackers targeted the grid 79 times this year
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/dhs-hackers-targeted-the-grid-79-times-this-year/334659/
How the most efficient states convince utilities to conserve energy
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-the-most-efficient-states-convince-utilities-to-conserve-energy/333580/
Leading developer of solar farms buys into wind-energy business
http://www.postbulletin.com/business/leading-developer-of-solar-farms-buys-into-wind-energy-business/article_167a5f6f-376d-563e-b0fc-89b62ba6fa31.html
Amazon Vows to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/amazon-vows-run-100-renewable-energy/
A Carbon Tax Could Bolster Green Energy
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/business/economy/a-carbon-tax-could-bolster-wobbly-progress-in-renewable-energy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
California likely to allow utilities to own EV charging stations
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/california-likely-to-allow-utilities-to-own-ev-charging-stations/334757/
GOP Congress: 5 energy priorities
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/1119/GOP-Congress-5-energy-priorities/Keystone-after-all

Environment

A New Brooklyn Road Eagle’s Rescue and Release Story + Video
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/19/a-new-brooklyn-road-eagles-rescue-and-release-story-video/
Protecting Northwest Forests As Bigger Wildfires Burn Longer
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/protecting-forests-from-increasing-wildfires/
Climate Task Force Leaves It To Gov. Inslee To Decide: Cap-and-Trade Or Carbon Tax?
http://washingtonstatewire.com/blog/climate-task-force-leaves-gov-inslee-decide-cap-trade-carbon-tax/
Should U.S. Government Kill Thousands of Birds to Save Salmon?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141118-shooting-cormorants-columbia-river-salmon-endangered-species-environment/

Transportation/Traffic

‘Chimacum’ chosen as name for state’s next ferry
http://www.ptleader.com/news/chimacum-chosen-as-name-for-state-s-next-ferry/article_4b877308-7029-11e4-8a7a-5fdfd80a778a.html
TRAVEL ADVISORY | Ferries to be busy on Thanksgiving weekend *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283210461.html

Schools/Education

Obama announces more efforts to bring high-speed broadband to schools (Technology)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-announces-more-efforts-to-bring-high-speed-broadband-to-schools/

Tribes

Yakama Nation still seeks to outlaw pot on ceded lands
http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/story/2014/11/19/news/yakama-nation-still-seeks-to-outlaw-pot-on-ceded-lands/5081.html

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November 19, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

California American Water’s Test Slant Well Selected for National Research Project
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/california-american-waters-test-slant-well-selected-for-national-research-project-2014-11-18
Dry San Diego to look to sewers as water source *
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2025048778_apxrecycledwater.html

Public Policy

24-year-old taking seat in Washington state House
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/24-year-old-taking-seat-in-Washington-state-House-5901023.php

Business/Economy

Union Bank’s Kitsap branches among 20 to close in Washington
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/business/283086091.html
Closure of Island Grill leaves workers surprised *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283137491.html
Citizens Help Navigate Bainbridge in Comprehensive Plan Visioning Workshop
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/18/citizens-help-navigate-bainbridge-in-comprehensive-plan-visioning-workshop/
Holiday season comes to Kitsap Humane Society
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/283085421.html
Humane society expands feral cat trap-neuter-return program to Port Orchard
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/peninsular-thinking/2014/11/18/humane-society-expands-feral-cat-trap-neuter-return-program-to-port-orchard/
Harrison one of eight hospitals preparing for ongoing treatment of Ebola patients
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283084281.html
Meet the women who grow your food
http://grist.org/people/meet-the-women-who-grow-your-food/
Are business women sabotaging each other? New Seattle Rep play explores women’s climb to the top
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/are-business-women-sabotaging-each-other-new.html
Why the dangers of secondhand smoke could change the innovation dynamics of the marijuana industry
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/11/18/why-the-dangers-of-secondhand-smoke-could-change-the-innovation-dynamics-of-the-marijuana-industry/

Ports/Parks

Kingston marina, launch ramp closed Nov. 19
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/283070521.html
Bainbridge calls for consultant to help finish Waterfront Park project *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/283118371.html

Water

Bremerton water maintenance may cause discoloration
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/283133541.html
Private Sector Companies Eligible For Water Reuse Funding
http://www.wateronline.com/doc/private-sector-companies-eligible-for-water-reuse-funding-0001
Lake Pend Oreille water releases excised from pact
http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_f4b465f5-3e3b-556e-822a-1b35e13a2325.html
Hippie Sweat Might Be Downright Ambrosial
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2135.aspx
How the frack did over three billion gallons of water get contaminated due to fracking (Energy)
http://www.dailytitan.com/2014/11/how-the-frack-did-over-three-billion-gallons-of-water-get-contaminated-due-to-fracking/
Environmental group links ‘beneficial reuse’ of coal ash to southeastern Wisconsin well contamination (Energy)
http://wisconsinwatch.org/2014/11/environmental-group-links-beneficial-reuse-of-coal-ash-to-southeastern-wisconsin-well-contamination/
Why natural conservation methods matter for the future of urban water supplies
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/why-natural-conservation-methods-matter-for-the-future-of

Telecommunications/Technology

As pay-TV slips, broadband in U.S. continues to grow; up 135% in Q3
http://www.ooyala.com/videomind/blog/pay-tv-slips-broadband-us-continues-grow-135-q3
Google Buys up Dutch Wind Energy for Data Center (Energy)
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/google-buys-dutch-wind-energy-data-center-26992839
Comcast Business enhances customer reach to cloud, data center applications
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/comcast-business-enhances-customer-reach-cloud-data-center-applications/2014-11-18
Surveillance-limiting USA Freedom Act fails to clear Senate
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/19/surveillance-limiting-usa-freedom-act-fails-to-clear-senate/
Is Microsoft’s Nadella really getting paid $90M a year?
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/is-microsofts-nadella-really-getting-paid-90m-a.html

Energy/Utilities

Kudos for EE’s Save the Power campaign
http://www.bpa.gov/news/newsroom/Pages/Kudos-for-EEs-Save-the-Power-campaign.aspx
Spokane takes over operations at Waste to Energy facility
http://www.khq.com/story/27409181/city-takes-over-operations-at-waste-to-energy-facility
3 Ways Northwest Companies Are Turning Food Waste Into Energy
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/3-ways-northwest-companies-are-turning-food-waste-/
Space heater blamed for Bainbridge house fire *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/space-heater-blamed-for-bainbridge-house-fire_38585244
Winter is coming. Is US energy ready?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1118/Winter-is-coming.-Is-US-energy-ready
Kill No Birds With One Path
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/2136.aspx
Wind Firm Sues to Block Release of Bird-Death Data
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/wind-firm-sues-block-release-bird-death-data-26969244
Painting Wind Turbines Purple Could Save Wildlife, Make Opponents Angrier
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/19/painting-wind-turbines-purple-will-save-wildlife-make-opponents-angrier/
Google Buys up Dutch Wind Energy for Data Center (Technology)
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/google-buys-dutch-wind-energy-data-center-26992839
Fitch: US Wind Power Production Underperformance May Continue
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141114005886/en/Fitch-Wind-Power-Production-Underperformance-Continue#.VGybk8lAd31
Inflatable Offshore Wind Turbine Service Habitat Launched
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/inflatable-offshore-wind-turbine-service-habitat-launched
Giant solar plant lags in early production
http://www.komonews.com/news/tech/Giant-solar-plant-lags-in-early-production-282971371.html
SunPower: Solar Energy To Be $5 Trillion Industry Within 20 Years
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/19/sunpower-solar-energy-us5-trillion-industry-within-20-years/
Cloud-Based Solar Robotics Platform Cleans PV Panels Without Water
http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/cloud-based-solar-robotics-platform-cleans-pv-panels-without-water/
How the frack did over three billion gallons of water get contaminated due to fracking (Water)
http://www.dailytitan.com/2014/11/how-the-frack-did-over-three-billion-gallons-of-water-get-contaminated-due-to-fracking/
Why Hydraulic Fracturing is Not Necessarily Contaminating Water or Using More Water Per Unit of Oil Production
http://theenergycollective.com/roman-kilisek/2158566/why-hydraulic-fracturing-not-necessarily-contaminating-water-or-using-more-wat
Energy Storage Emerges as an All-Purpose Grid Asset
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/energy-storage-emerges-as-an-all-purpose-grid-asset
Environmental group links ‘beneficial reuse’ of coal ash to southeastern Wisconsin well contamination (Water)
http://wisconsinwatch.org/2014/11/environmental-group-links-beneficial-reuse-of-coal-ash-to-southeastern-wisconsin-well-contamination/
A Road Test of Alternative Fuel Visions
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/18/science/earth/hydrogen-cars-join-electric-models-in-showrooms.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Is electric fireplace a cheaper, greener alternative?
http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/home-and-garden/electric-fireplace-cheaper-greener-alternative

Environment

High ocean temperatures endangering seabirds?
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_26950221/warm-ocean-temperatures-endangering-seabirds
Earthquake swarm near Oregon desert intensifies
http://koin.com/2014/11/17/earthquake-swarm-near-oregon-desert-intensifies/
Obesity Is Tied to Pollutants
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/obesity-is-tied-to-pollutants/?ref=health&_r=0
Can we clone a woolly mammoth? Should we?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/1118/Can-we-clone-a-woolly-mammoth-Should-we

Transportation/Traffic

Riders want guaranteed spot on fast ferry *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/riders-want-guaranteed-spot-on-fast-ferry_85545028
Money for refurbished buses, fast-ferry measure in 2015 budget *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/money-for-refurbished-buses-fastferry-measure-in-2015-budget_22436993
Do bike lanes gentrify neighborhoods?
http://urbanful.org/2014/11/17/do-bike-lanes-gentrify-neighborhoods/

Schools/Education

Washington graduation test rules up for debate
http://www.kirotv.com/news/ap/washington/washington-graduation-test-rules-up-for-debate/nh9ZY/

KitsapCommunity

Local firefighter’s provide “Coats For Kids”
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/283085791.html
BIPD Helps Bring Down Human Traffickers Working in County (Including BI)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/17/bipd-helps-bring-down-human-traffickers-working-in-county-including-bi/

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November 18, 2014

Public Policy

Bainbridge council meets Saturday to talk about city manager’s job performance *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/282993141.html

Business/Economy

Bainbridge residents invited to discuss new Pleasant Beach Inn *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/282993851.html
Inslee proclaims Nov. 17-23 Global Entrepreneurship Week
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/282736961.html
Property cost for new police station may be as high as $3 million *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/282969741.html
Seattle City Council: $15-an-hour minimum wage for all city employees by April
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/11/14/council-15-an-hour-minimum-wage-for-all-city-employees-by-april/
Washington state health exchange up and down
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/nov/17/washington-state-health-exchange-and-down/
State’s first marijuana auction brings in $600,000
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/States-first-marijuana-auction-brings-in-600000-282927021.html
Colorado: New pot shops draw ire of nearby businesses
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/16/new-pot-shops-on-the-block-not-always-so-popular/18863423/

Ports/Parks

County forms group to advise on walking, bike projects *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-forms-group-to-advise-on-walking-bike-projects_35638147
Olympic Hot Springs Road reopens after three-year closure *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/olympic-hot-springs-road-reopens-after-threeyear-closure_29434494

Water

Water consumption down in U.S., study finds, but Northwest residents’ use above average
http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2014/11/americans_using_less_water_stu.html
Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for salmon
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Death-by-dirty-water-Storm-runoff-a-risk-for-fish-282933311.html
Scientists study stormwater to help save salmon
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/11/17/19157155/
Blossom The Smart Sprinkler Hits Kickstarter, Saves Water: “..almost half of the water used for outdoor irrigation is wasted.”
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/18/blossom-smart-sprinkler-hits-kickstarter-saves-water/
New Report Shows Remarkable Reduction in Water Use by Power Plants (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/2155806/new-report-shows-remarkable-reduction-water-use-power-plants
Iowa considers new groundwater restrictions
http://globegazette.com/news/iowa/iowa-considers-new-groundwater-restrictions/article_78ead1cf-6888-5147-b5c6-812c6ab46098.html
‘Waters of US’ rule should be withdrawn, revised and re-proposed, APPA tells federal agencies
http://www.naylornetwork.com/app-ppd/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=295578&issueID=34987

Telecommunications/Technology

Seattle: Syntonic’s ‘sponsored data’ stirs net-neutrality debate *
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025034277_briercolumn17xml.html
Pro-net neutrality Norway advises carriers to avoid zero-rating
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/18/pro-net-neutrality-norway-advises-carriers-to-avoid-zero-rating/
Comcast to take over Tri-City cable operations from Charter
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/16/3263748_comcast-to-take-over-tri-city.html?rh=1
FCC’s Wheeler proposes phone fee hike to fund school broadband
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/17/fccs-wheeler-proposes-phone-fee-hike-to-fund-school-broadband/
Carriers are testing ‘laser-radio’ for bringing broadband to rural areas
http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/17/laser-radio-aoptix/
NYC unveils its pay phone Wi-Fi plan, promising 10,000 hotspots
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/17/nyc-unveils-its-pay-phone-wi-fi-plan-promising-10000-hotspots/
Microsoft and other tech giants urge lawmakers to curb NSA surveillance powers
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/microsoft-and-crew-urge-lawmakers-to-curb-nsa.html
Intel thinks it has a wearable you will want to wear
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/11/intel-thinks-it-has-a-wearable-you-will-want-to.html
AT&T dropping cellphone tracking codes
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/nov/15/att-dropping-cellphone-tracking-codes/
A Guide To Optimizing Your Social Media Marketing Campaign
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2014/11/17/a-guide-to-optimizing-your-social-media-marketing-campaign/

Energy/Utilities

Puget Sound Energy has $40 for you
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/282978501.html
Trending Topics in Electricity Today: New Opportunities for Utilities
http://theenergycollective.com/americaspowerplan/2158581/trending-topics-electricity-today-new-opportunities-utilities
Oregon: Army Corps Of Engineers Opens Public Comment On Jordan Cove LNG Permit
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/army-corps-of-engineers-opens-public-comment-on-jo/
Let the sun shine in! How going solar could affect your insurance coverage
http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/11/17/let-the-sun-shine-in-how-going-solar-could-affect
A Look Inside Four Solar Labs Offers a Glimpse of What’s New in PV R&D
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/a-tour-of-research-developments-in-solar-photovoltaics
New Report Shows Remarkable Reduction in Water Use by Power Plants (Water)
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/2155806/new-report-shows-remarkable-reduction-water-use-power-plants
Changing Attitudes on Renewable Energy Test Co-ops
http://www.ect.coop/editors-pick/new-members-pose-new-challenges-for-co-ops/75353
Op/Ed: Why Wind Farms Can Be Relied On For Almost Zero Power
http://theenergycollective.com/robertwilson190/2157911/do-wind-farms-need-100-back
Marine Energy Making Waves on Both Sides of the Pond
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/marine-energy-making-waves-on-both-sides-of-the-pond
Before we close more nuclear power plants, we need a national conversation
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/11/17/before-close-more-nuclear-power-plants-need-national-conversation/
What Should a Smart Appliance Actually Do?
http://laundry.reviewed.com/features/what-should-smart-appliances-actually-do
The Dutch highway that glows like a jellyfish
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/23/the-dutch-highway-that-glows-like-a-jellyfish/

Environment

New osprey nest platform will be installed on Nov. 18 at Strawberry Field
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/282961791.html
Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/scientists-find-out-whats-killing-west-coast-starf/
Task force arms Inslee with advice for climate legislation
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/17/under-the-dome/122851/inslee-climate-force-global-warming-legislation/
Wildlife groups post $15,000 reward to catch wolf poacher after female killed
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/11/14/wildlife-groups-post-15000-reward-to-catch-wolf-poacher/
No One Said Curbside Composting Would Be Easy
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/no-on-said-curbside-composting-would-be-easy/
Watch a Year of CO2 Swirl Around the Planet
http://gizmodo.com/watch-a-year-of-co2-swirl-around-the-planet-1660018451

Transportation/Traffic

Train trench being considered for Edmonds
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/282984841.html
Washington State Patrol Cites Truck Driver In Skagit Bridge Collapse
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-state-patrol-cites-truck-driver-in-skagit-bridge-collapse/
Delta Air Lines Resets Bar Higher For Pacific Northwest Hub
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-delta-air-lines-resets-bar-higher-for-pacific-northwest-hub/
It turns out that protected bike lanes are fantastic for walking safety, too
http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/it-turns-out-that-protected-bike-lanes-are-fantastic-for-walking-safety-too

Schools/Education

CK aviation students get closer to flight *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/ck-aviation-students-get-closer-to-flight_20163560

KitsapCommunity

Pajama Night is back at the Bainbridge Public Library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/282957131.html

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November 17, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

How to Make Use of Gray Water in Your House
http://www.care2.com/causes/how-to-make-use-of-gray-water-in-your-house.html

Public Policy

Commissioner-elect Ed Wolfe names transition team
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/282796281.html
Lucarelli says proposed designs ‘not Port Orchard’
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/282583651.html
Public hearings on the agenda for Bremerton city council
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/282795681.html

Elections

Unofficial State & Local Election Results
http://www.kitsapgov.com/aud/elections/archive/14/Cum1114/Cum1114.html
Oregon’s Measure 92 Supporters Still Haven’t Conceded
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-oregons-measure-92-supporters-still-havent-conceded/

Business/Economy

Entrepreneurship Week events begin Monday *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/11/16/entrepreneurship-week-events-begin-monday/
Kitsap Mental Health Services opens South Kitsap office
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/282583851.html
Kitsap home sales still brisk, inventory low *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/11/15/kitsap-home-sales-still-brisk-inventory-low/
CVS pharmacy opens in Poulsbo on Nov. 23
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/business/282747381.html
Health exchange now open to Kitsap employers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bizexchange_111714_73811181
State faces historic budget challenges
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/17/under-the-dome/122812/ross-hunter-state-budget-education-revenues/
Northwest Apples, Hay And Potatoes Caught Up In Port Slowdown
http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/northwest-apples-hay-and-potatoes-caught-port-slowdown
Seattle is first site for Verizon Wireless high-tech store (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/seattle-isfirst-site-for-verizon-high-tech-store.html
Yakima vineyard reveals greatness, history
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/282621601.html
Tax reform? There’s a DIY movement for that
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/14/under-the-dome/122793/tax-reform-theres-diy-movement/
Developer makes appeal on Manchester condo project *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/developer-makes-appeal-on-manchester-condo-project_14186090
Report: Facebook’s Working on a New “Facebook at Work” Site (Technology)
http://gizmodo.com/report-facebooks-working-on-a-new-facebook-at-work-s-1659547690
The future of social media for marketers – live Q&A (Technology)
http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2014/nov/17/future-social-media-marketers-facebook-ello

Ports/Parks

Port of Bremerton commissioners will meet twice
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/282796841.html

Water

Cold weather cracks Spokane water mains
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/cold-weather-cracks-spokane-water-mains/29711646
Three years into drought, Californians adapt to a drier way of life (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2014/1116/Three-years-into-drought-Californians-adapt-to-a-drier-way-of-life-video
Waste Water from Oil Fracking Injected into Clean Aquifers
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Waste-Water-from-Oil-Fracking-Injected-into-Clean-Aquifers-282733051.html
Drought Is Taking California Back to the Wild, Wild West
http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/drought-is-taking-california-back-to-the-wild-wild-west-20141110
The Fire That Changed How Dayton Sees Water
http://wyso.org/post/fire-changed-how-dayton-sees-water

Telecommunications/Technology

Success in public-owned broadband: It’s about Main St., not Wall St.
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/16/success-in-public-owned-broadband-its-about-main-st-not-wall-st/
Access to broadband slim for some
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3110442-181/access-to-broadband-slim-for
Net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes, opponents say
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2848452/net-neutrality-proposal-could-lead-to-broadband-taxes-opponents-say.html
FCC calls on AT&T to explain its neutrality-inspired broadband “pause”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/11/14/fcc-calls-on-att-to-explain-its-neutrality-inspired-broadband-pause/
Op/Ed: Net Neutrality Rules
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/opinion/joe-nocera-net-neutrality-rules.html
FCC’s Rural Broadband Experimental Efforts Get 181 Applicants
http://www.eweek.com/networking/fccs-rural-broadband-experimental-efforts-get-181-applicants.html
9 Reasons To Be Nostalgic About the Early Internet
http://gizmodo.com/9-reasons-to-be-nostalgic-about-the-early-internet-1659312938
Cloud computing makes for some strange bedfellows
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/16/welcome-to-the-sorta-trampy-world-of-cloud-computing/
Seattle is first site for Verizon Wireless high-tech store (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/seattle-isfirst-site-for-verizon-high-tech-store.html
Eugene company lands $2M to grow identity verification software business
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/11/eugene-company-lands-2m-to-grow-identity.html
Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a house in Fremont or Ballard…with this startup’s app
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/matchmaker-matchmaker-find-me-a-house-in-fremont.html
Report: Facebook’s Working on a New “Facebook at Work” Site (Business/Economy)
http://gizmodo.com/report-facebooks-working-on-a-new-facebook-at-work-s-1659547690
The dark side of social media: Baroness Susan Greenfield says social media is rewiring our brains
http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/the-dark-side-of-social-media-baroness-susan-greenfield-says-social-media-is-rewiring-our-brains/story-fnjwnhzf-1227123736728
The future of social media for marketers – live Q&A (Business/Economy)
http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2014/nov/17/future-social-media-marketers-facebook-ello
Amazon hires former military, NASA personnel for drone program
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/amazon-hiring-former-military-nasa-personnel-for.html
The internet of things isn’t producing a data deluge … yet
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/15/the-internet-of-things-isnt-producing-a-data-deluge-yet/

Energy/Utilities

Switch failure causes power outage on Bainbridge *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/282870081.html
How an Oregon Wind Farm Project Became a National Security Risk
http://www.care2.com/causes/how-an-oregon-wind-farm-project-became-a-national-security-risk.html
Southern Oregon University Wants To Lead Pacific Northwest in Campus Biomass
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/southern-oregon-university-wants-to-lead-pacific-n/
Farm & Ranch Guide Talks Up Low Cost Solar Energy
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/15/farm-ranch-guide-talks-up-low-cost-solar-energy/
How to Clean All Those Solar Panels? Get Robots to Do It
http://theenergycollective.com/cnunez/2153706/how-clean-all-those-solar-panels-get-robots-do-it
This solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark, Van Gogh-inspired bike path will blow your mind
http://grist.org/business-technology/this-solar-powered-glow-in-the-dark-van-gogh-inspired-bike-path-will-blow-your-mind/
Richland nuclear plant sets record for operating days
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/13/3257492_richland-nuclear-plant-sets-record.html?rh=1
New nuclear power threatened by shortage of atomic engineers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/engineering/11233019/New-nuclear-power-threatened-by-shortage-of-atomic-engineers.html
Oregon: Panel moves toward rule changes on rail shipment of hazardous material
http://www.pamplinmedia.com/sl/240679-107408-panel-moves-toward-rule-changes-on-rail-shipment-of-hazardous-material
Montana: Substance that gives natural gas its smell spills
http://news.yahoo.com/substance-gives-natural-gas-smell-224012642.html
Homeland Security: Russian Hackers Infiltrated US Energy Infrastructure
http://theenergycollective.com/katherinetweed/2155246/homeland-security-russian-hackers-infiltrated-us-energy-infrastructure
Stay Warm without Breaking the Bank: Tips for Saving Energy this Winter
http://www.clf.org/blog/clean-energy-climate-change/energy-savings-tips-winter/
Partisan politics and the appeal of a clean energy economy
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/224257-partisan-politics-and-the-appeal-of-a-clean-energy
US Leads the World on Wind Energy Production
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/26005
Waste-To-Power Incinerator Cathedral In Denmark Wows
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/17/waste-power-incinerator-cathedral-denmark-wows/
By Recycling Old Refrigerators and Buying Energy Efficient Ones, PG&E Customers Can Save Money, Energy
http://www.pgecurrents.com/2014/11/14/by-recycling-old-refrigerators-and-buying-energy-efficient-ones-pge-customers-can-save-money-energy/

Environment

Seattle: Recent coyote sightings prompt warnings on social media
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/11/13/neighbors-use-social-media-coyote-sightnings/18970327/
Washington businesses unite on climate action
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/14/climate/122769/businesses-and-climate-looking-ahead/
History 101: Pollution Rules Good for Economy and Pocketbooks
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/2155766/history-101-pollution-rules-good-economy-and-pocketbooks
Queen Bee Project: Breeding Winter Survivors
http://www.opb.org/television/programs/ofg/segment/queen-bee-project-breeding-winter-survivors/
Your odds of getting struck by lightning just increased
http://grist.org/news/your-odds-of-getting-struck-by-lightning-just-increased/

Transportation/Traffic

Ferry Baby Zoë’s Family Meets Captain & Crew Who Assisted with Birth
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/16/ferry-baby-zoes-family-meets-captain-crew-who-assisted-with-birth/
A middle seat that won’t recline and no WiFi? Expedia launches seat-rating system for flights
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/a-middle-seat-that-wont-recline-and-no-wifi.html

Schools/Education

Bainbridge High School marching band impresses in Auburn *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/282798851.html
How the sales tax is failing Washington’s schools
http://crosscut.com/2014/11/14/k-12/122790/could-massage-tax-fund-washingtons-k-12-schools/

Military

Presentations celebrate NUWC Keyport’s 100th
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/282725471.html
County officials reject veterans memorial kiosk, say it doesn’t meet specs
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/282724551.html
Stennis performs well during recent sea trial
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/282493341.html
Dec. 7 remembrance at Naval Undersea Museum Keyport
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/282725601.html
Change of command for NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/282725381.html

Tribes

Kitsap County poised to sell park to Suquamish Tribe *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-poised-to-sell-park-to-suquamish-tribe_86476511
November is Native American Heritage Month
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/lifestyle/282623491.html
Muckleshoot Tribe acquiring Emerald Downs
http://www.auburn-reporter.com/news/282597371.html

KitsapCommunity

Request for police camera footage has departments rethinking use of cameras *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/request-for-police-camera-footage-has-departments-rethinking-use-of-cameras_59598387
Poll: Should Fire Station 23 Be Staffed to Improve Safety of North Islanders?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/16/poll-should-fire-station-23-be-staffed-to-improve-safety-of-north-islanders/
Central Kitsap considers eliminating its inspectors, renews chief’s contract *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/central-kitsap-considers-eliminating-its-inspectors-renews-chiefs-contract_92797302
Bremerton sees plummeting violent crime rate *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/bremerton-sees-plummeting-violent-crime-rate_77019516

KitsapCares

Harmony Hill receives $250,000 donation — with strings attached *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/harmony-hill-receives-250000-donation-with-strings-attached_85833253
Bremerton Foodline prepares for turkey day
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/282494121.html

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November 14, 2014

Public Policy

City may adopt regulations for filming on Bainbridge Island * (KitsapArts)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/282672771.html

Business/Economy

Poulsbo weighs $1.5 million more in 2015 budget requests *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/poulsbo-weighs-15-million-in-2015-budget-requests_92760080
Monsanto Co. settles with Northwest wheat farmers
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2014/11/monsanto-co-settles-with-northwest-wheat-farmers.html
Seattle startup, UW get funding from NFL to create safer helmet
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/seattle-startup-uw-get-funding-from-nfl-to-create.html
Street Newspapers On The Rise In The Northwest
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-street-newspapers-on-the-rise-in-the-northwest/
Small businesses step up holiday social media game (Technology)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/small-businesses-step-up-holiday-social-media-game/

Ports/Parks

Slippery Pig Brewery makes calendar for a good cause
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/lifestyle/282622261.html

Water

Clean creek update meeting set for Nov. 20
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/282595771.html
Klamath Basin Agreements Move Toward Senate Floor
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/klamath-basin-agreements-could-senate-floor-after-/
Gov. Jerry Brown Says Drought will Test “Political Capacity to Collaborate”
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-shortages/gov-jerry-brown-says-drought-will-test-%E2%80%9Cpolitical-capacity-collaborate%E2%80%9D
Conserve ‘invisible’ water every day
http://www.the-review.com/local%20real%20estate/2014/11/14/conserve-invisible-water-every-day
Feds flood Colorado River through Grand Canyon
http://news.yahoo.com/feds-flood-colorado-river-grand-canyon-081527473.html

Telecommunications/Technology

You Too Can Finally Join the Modern Broadband Era For the Rock Bottom Price of $20,000
https://www.techdirt.com/blog/netneutrality/articles/20141110/08485629095/you-too-can-finally-join-modern-broadband-era-rock-bottom-price-20000.shtml
Man gets $1,171 bill for using in-flight WiFi
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/14/man-gets-1171-bill-for-using-in-flight-wifi/
Census Report: Corvallis Residents Most Likely to Have High-Speed Internet
http://www.opb.org/news/article/census-report-finds-corvallis-residents-most-likely-to-have-high-speed-internet/
Big Fish sale spells good news for other Seattle gaming companies
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/big-fish-sale-spells-good-news-for-other-seattle.html
Fashion house selects CenturyLink to improve network, add in-store Wi-Fi
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/fashion-house-selects-centurylink-improve-network-add-store-wi-fi/2014-11-13
Building Energy-Efficient Data Centers (Energy)
http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/opinions/ieee-roundup/building-energyefficient-data-centers
Public cloud object storage services
http://research.gigaom.com/report/sector-roadmap-public-cloud-object-storage-services/
Small businesses step up holiday social media game (Business/Economy)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/small-businesses-step-up-holiday-social-media-game/

Energy/Utilities

IEA World Forecast: Stresses on Energy System Must Not Be Ignored
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/iea-world-forecast-stresses-on-energy-system-must-not-be-ignored
Indiana Jones and the Clean Power Rule
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/11/12/indiana-jones-and-the-clean-power-rule/
The Money Behind Northwest Coal Exports
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/11/13/the-money-behind-northwest-coal-exports/
Obama’s deal with China is a big win for solar, nuclear, and clean coal
http://grist.org/climate-energy/obamas-deal-with-china-is-a-big-win-for-solar-nuclear-and-clean-coal/
Levelized Cost of Electricity Models: The Good, The Bad and the Potential for Bias
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/11/levelized-cost-of-electricity-models-the-good-the-bad-and-the-potential-for-bias
Wind Energy is Big Business … And It’s Getting Bigger
http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/wind-energy-big-business-getting-bigger/
Ford dealers to get wind turbines, solar panels in partnership
http://www.technologytell.com/in-car-tech/10956/ford-dealers-get-wind-turbines-solar-panels-partnership/
Shedding Light on the Future of Photovoltaics
http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/2153396/shedding-light-future-photovoltaics
Building Energy-Efficient Data Centers (Technology)
http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/opinions/ieee-roundup/building-energyefficient-data-centers

Environment

Agency lists critical habitat for endangered Puget Sound rockfish *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/11/13/agency-lists-critical-habitat-for-endangered-puget-sound-rockfish/
See the Future of Trees on Bainbridge Island This Weekend
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/13/see-the-future-of-trees-on-bainbridge-island-this-weekend/

Transportation/Traffic

Community to hear about passenger ferry plans
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/282607331.html
Bremerton’s new rules for cabbies have kicked in *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremertons-new-rules-for-cabbies-have-kicked-in_60095481

Schools/Education

Spartan Marching Band Finishes Its Season as Division’s Best in State
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/13/spartan-marching-band-finishes-its-season-as-divisions-best-in-state/
Former CK students return to teach
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/282602311.html
Bainbridge Highs School presents last two showings of fall play *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/282614281.html

Military

Navy expanding Bangor exchange *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/navy-expanding-bangor-exchange_44926228
Subgroup commander: Nuclear deterrence remains relevant *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/subgroup-commander-nuclear-deterrence-remains-relevant_36010802
JBLM To House Troops Returning From Fighting Ebola
http://kuow.org/post/jblm-house-troops-returning-fighting-ebola

Tribes

Nez Perce Drummers’ Mix Of Old And New Earns Music Award Nod
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-nez-perce-drummers-mix-of-old-and-new-earns-music-award-nod/

KitsapCommunity

Cold weather shelter to remain open through Nov. 16
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/282605721.html
Bainbridge Public Library hosts first board reunion *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/282617431.html

KitsapArts

Tickets on sale for 35th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition at BPA *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/282613081.html
Bainbridge in Celluloid: Film Festival Aims Lens at Japanese American Exclusion
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/11/13/bainbridge-in-celluloid-film-festival-aims-lens-at-japanese-american-exclusion/
City may adopt regulations for filming on Bainbridge Island * (Public Policy)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/282672771.html

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