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KitsapQuestion

Q: Which Kitsap County School District has the lowest student to teacher classroom ratio?

A: Bremerton has the lowest ratio at just over 16 students; North Kitsap has the highest with 20 students per teacher.

Want to know more?  http://school-district.findthebest.com/d/a/Washington/Kitsap-County

September 29, 2014

Public Policy

Ad hoc committee will review hiring process for city attorney
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/277089111.html
Forest Service Chief Says No, You Won’t Be Charged To Take Photos
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/forest-service-chief-says-no-you-wont-be-charged-t/

Elections

Targeting some claims on Initiative 594 *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-caucus/2014/09/27/targeting-some-claims-on-initiative-594/#axzz3Ehr3dd4t

Business/Economy

A carbon tax would push state’s gasoline prices higher (Environment)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/25/environment/122047/carbon-taxes-jay-inslee-washington-state/
Hospitals’ charity care costs down *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hospitals-charity-care-costs-trending-down-following-medicaid-expansion_17843214
Kingston Food Bank saved by last wish
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/277242651.html
DINING: Kingston’s Food Shed is reborn as Mossback *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/dining-area-kingstons-food-shed-is-reborn-as-mossback_36014360
Changes happening at Dragonfly Theatre
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/277092581.html
Seattle best in U.S. for ‘coffee snobs,’ says Redfin
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/seattle-best-in-u-s-for-coffee-snobs-says-redfin.html
11 lessons from an entrepreneur who created 3 companies in 5 years
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/how-to/growth-strategies/2014/09/11-lessons-from-cmx-media-founder-david-spinks.html
FAA: Boeing must replace parts in more than 90 aircraft
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/faa-boeing-must-replace-parts-in-more-than-90.html

Ports/Parks

Indianola dock closed while pilings replaced
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/277275011.html

Water

Kitsap County: Making sure there is enough water to go around *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/making-sure-there-is-enough-water-to-go-around_06205846
Mercer Island still under boil order, school cancelled
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/09/28/mercer-island-water-school-cancelled/16406855/
Thurston County: Good clean drinking water is something we take for granted
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/09/27/3341393_good-clean-drinking-water-is-something.html?sp=/99/101/&rh=1
Sequim considers new water rates; public hearing set Oct. 13
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140928/NEWS/309289923/sequim-considers-new-water-rates-public-hearing-set-oct-13
CA Drought means opportunity for some
https://calcoastnews.com/2014/09/drought-means-opportunity/
City of Rocklin saves almost 26 million gallons of water by removing some landscape grass, shutting down water parks
http://placercountyonline.com/2014/city-rocklin-saves-almost-26-million-gallons-water-removing-landscape-grass-shutting-water-parks/
Rain is near, water conservation is still key
http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Media-Releases/Water-conservation-is-still-key
Drought has 14 California communities on the brink of waterlessness
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-critical-water-20140926-story.html#page=1
Kerry calls world leaders to arms for oceans’ sake
http://grist.org/politics/kerry-calls-world-leaders-to-arms-for-oceans-sake/
Reexamining the Ag Exemption
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Reexamining_the_Ag_Exemption_27208.aspx
One Farm at a Time, USDA Helps Landowners Conserve Water in Ogallala Region
http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/09/26/one-farm-at-a-time-usda-helps-landowners-conserve-water-in-ogallala-region/
Ogallala continues to be tapped despite forecasts
http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Ogallala-continues-to-be-tapped-despite-forecasts-5786828.php
Water firms to pipe biomethane gas generated at sewage-treatment works into Britain’s homes (Energy)
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/water-firms-to-pipe-biomethane-gas-generated-at-sewagetreatment-works-into-britains-homes-9760084.html
Fukushima Water Treatment System Fails Again (Energy)
http://en.ria.ru/world/20140927/193351582/Fukushima-Water-Treatment-System-Fails-Again.html

Telecommunications/Technology

INFLUENCE GAME: Government takes on the Internet
http://www.wral.com/influence-game-government-takes-on-the-internet/14024030/
Half of Earth to Have Broadband by 2017
http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/data-and-telecom/half-of-earth-to-have-broadband-by-2017.html
FCC’s Rosenworcel: We can’t have a two-tiered Internet
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/fccs-rosenworcel-we-cant-have-two-tiered-internet/2014-09-26
Large Tech Companies Say 4 Mbps Too Slow For ‘Broadband’
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/235011/large-tech-companies-say-4-mbps-too-slow-for-broa.html
You Attended Social Media Week And Didn’t Even Know It
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathansalembaskin/2014/09/26/you-attended-social-media-week-and-didnt-even-know-it/
Google Balloons Take Flight In Vast Remote Broadband Launch
https://dewaynenet.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/google-balloons-take-flight-in-vast-remote-broadband-launch/
Google’s Actions Hurt Broadband Rollout, Particularly in Rural America
http://viodi.com/2014/09/25/googles-actions-hurt-broadband-rollout-particularly-in-rural-america/
Share Your Home Wi-Fi Easily Using an NFC Tag or QR Code
http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/share-your-home-wi-fi-easily-using-an-nfc-tag-or-qr-cod-1624327128/+barrett

Energy/Utilities

Gas prices head below $3. Will your state go that low? (Not in Washington!)
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2014/0926/Gas-prices-head-below-3.-Will-your-state-go-that-low
Bellingham advances in energy prize
http://www.westernfrontonline.net/news/article_d88ea740-467a-11e4-bb5c-001a4bcf6878.html
Why The Northwest Is the New Frontier For Geothermal Energy
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/geothermal-industry-sees-a-new-frontier-the-northw/
Aberdeen council votes unanimously against crude-by-rail
http://thedailyworld.com/news/local/aberdeen-council-votes-unanimously-against-crude-rail
Richland considers LED lights for developments
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/09/25/3171475_richland-considers-led-lights.html?sp=/99/177/&rh=1
CO: Airforce Academy hits conservation target
http://www.usafa.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123426272
Goodbye coal, oil? Team tests cheaper way to use sunlight to produce hydrogen (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0926/Goodbye-coal-oil-Team-tests-cheaper-way-to-use-sunlight-to-produce-hydrogen-video
Solar energy: a sunflower solution to electricity shortage
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/28/solar-energy-sunflower-ibm-airlight-electricity
Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access
http://www.npr.org/2014/09/25/351437119/solar-advocates-fight-utilities-over-grid-access
Will They Fly? Wind-Power Alternatives Buffeted by Technical Squalls
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/energy/will-they-fly-wind-power-alternatives-buffeted-technical-squalls-n211571
Use The FORCE: Cost Of Offshore Wind Energy Really Could Drop 40%
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/29/cost-offshore-wind-energy-really-drop-40/
Building and operating small nukes in Tri-Cities gets big backing
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/25/energy-utilities/122055/building-and-operating-small-nukes-tri-cities-get-/
Fukushima Water Treatment System Fails Again (Water)
http://en.ria.ru/world/20140927/193351582/Fukushima-Water-Treatment-System-Fails-Again.html
Water firms to pipe biomethane gas generated at sewage-treatment works into Britain’s homes (Water)
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/water-firms-to-pipe-biomethane-gas-generated-at-sewagetreatment-works-into-britains-homes-9760084.html

Environment

Changes coming to Kitsap County’s drop-off recycling program
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/277089541.html
Protecting salmon habitat first requires a good map *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/protecting-salmon-habitat-first-requires-a-good-map_91618117
Interns really dig it at Bloedel Reserve *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/277372231.html
Salmon funds approved for ongoing Skokomish restoration *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/salmon-funds-approved-for-ongoing-skokomish-restoration_81285328
Corps closes Tri-Cities island due to human waste
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Corps-closes-Tri-Cities-island-due-to-human-waste-5782284.php
A carbon tax would push state’s gasoline prices higher (Business/Economy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/25/environment/122047/carbon-taxes-jay-inslee-washington-state/
Rare bumblebee seems to be on increase in Olympic National Park
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309299988/rare-bumblebee-seems-to-be-on-increase-in-olympic-national-park
El Nino and warm water ‘blob’ affecting Northwest weather
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/09/25/the-blob-affects-our-weather/16240841/

Transportation/Traffic

Transit board discusses foot ferry funding *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/transit-board-discusses-foot-ferry-funding_41864854

Schools/Education

Bainbridge Island: School District Deactivates Stops on 16 Bus Routes: Check Your Schedule
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/28/school-district-deactivates-stops-on-16-bus-routes-check-your-schedule/

Military

PSNS and IMF recognized for safety
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/277092841.html
Navy wants to conduct war games on Wash. coast
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Navy-wants-to-conduct-war-games-on-coast-277325531.html

Tribes

Tribe’s Treaty Doesn’t End Its State Obligations
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/09/26/71860.htm

KitsapCommunity

Healthy Kitsap event is Oct. 2
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/277271001.html
Bainbridge Japanese American exclusion memorial officially recognized with new name *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/277327531.html

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September 26, 2014

Public Policy

Port Orchard City Council ratifies contract for Morris as interim city attorney
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/275841491.html

Business/Economy

Port Orchard City Council discusses LTAC funding recommendations
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/277092211.html
Give-or-take $1 trillion: Boeing, Airbus disagree on 20-year demand for planes
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/09/25/give-or-take-a-1-trillion-boeing-airbus-disagree.html
In an ideal world, would you like your health insurance to be decoupled from your employment? (Poll)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/health-care-inc/2014/09/in-an-ideal-world-would-you-like-your-health.html

Ports/Parks

Bremerton park a ‘waterfront estate’ saved by volunteers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-park-a-waterfront-estate-saved-by-volunteers_01839502
Forest Service Says Media Doesn’t Need Permit
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/proposal-require-permit-media-filming-25747351
Media Vow To Fight Rule Requiring Permit To Film On Public Land
http://kuow.org/post/media-vow-fight-rule-requiring-permit-film-public-land
Chalet mover says he was “muzzled” by Olympic National Park *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/09/25/chalet-mover-says-he-was-muzzled-by-olympic-national-park/#axzz3EQMJ0Rtx

Water

Stanford responds to the drought with further water reduction measures
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/09/25/stanford-responds-to-the-drought-with-further-water-reduction-measures/
Great Lakes have above-average water levels for first time this century
http://www.superiortelegram.com/content/great-lakes-have-above-average-water-levels-first-time-century
Municipal Green Roof Incentives
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Municipal_Green_Roof_Incentives_27200.aspx
8 things you should know about plastic in the ocean
http://grist.org/living/8-things-you-should-know-about-plastic-in-the-ocean/

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC’s Clyburn comes out for strict net neutrality rules for wireless
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/fccs-clyburn-rosenworcel-come-out-strict-net-neutrality-rules-wireless/2014-09-25
FCC commissioners hear testimony on net neutrality in Sacramento
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/24/6734055/fcc-commissioners-hear-testimony.html
Perhaps we could learn a broadband policy lesson from the Aussies
http://www.techpolicydaily.com/internet/broadband-policy-lesson/?utm_source=aei&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=092514
A startup wants to reinvent big data, by ditching binary and putting computers in space
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/25/a-startup-plans-to-reinvent-big-data-by-ditching-binary-and-putting-computers-in-space/
Matt Ehrlichman: 3 Reasons Why Seattle Is the Next Big Startup Hub
http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2014/09/24/matt-ehrlichman-3-reasons-why-seattle-is-the-next-big-startup-hub/
After paralysis, startup founder seeks to ‘cure loneliness’ with app
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/after-paralysis-startup-founder-seeks-to-cure.html
Binge alert: Subscribers now watch more than 90 minutes of Netflix every single day
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/25/binge-alert-subscribers-now-watch-more-than-90-minutes-of-netflix-every-single-day/

Energy/Utilities

How State Public Money Pays for Coal Exports and Oil Trains
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/17/how-state-public-money-pays-for-coal-exports-and-oil-trains/
70 Years Ago: First Full-Scale Nuclear Reactor At Hanford Starts Up
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-70-years-ago-first-full-scale-nuclear-reactor-at-hanford-starts-up/
The straight poop: What happens when a city dweller visits dairy digesters on the Oregon coast?
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/the-straight-poop-what-happens-when-a-city-dweller.html
First Nations insist B.C. choose between Site C dam and LNG projects in Peace River region (Tribes)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/first-nations-insist-bc-choose-between-site-c-dam-and-lng-projects-in-peace-river-region/article20771822/?cmpid=rss1
OR: Lakeview Biofuel Plant Proposal Raises Air Quality Concerns
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/lakeview-biofuel-plant-proposal-raises-air-quality/
US Navy Biofuel Wins Death Match, Where’s The Outrage? (Military)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/26/us-navy-biofuel-wins-death-match/
Geothermal Energy Use In The Western US
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/26/geothermal-energy-use-west-us/
Switch to Natural Gas Won’t Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/09/140924-natural-gas-impact-on-emissions/
Using Natural Gas Will Only Delay Renewable Energy
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/using-natural-gas-will-only-delay-renewable-energy-180952851/?no-ist
Report(s): Solar energy prices drop but regulations still have a big impact
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/report-s-solar-energy-prices-drop-but-regulations.html
You’ll fall in love with this heart-shaped solar power plant
http://grist.org/news/youll-fall-in-love-with-this-heart-shaped-solar-power-plant/
The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/19/the-coming-era-of-unlimited-and-free-clean-energy/
What Wal-Mart, Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson want from their utilities
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/what-wal-mart-microsoft-and-johnson-johnson-want-from-their-utilities/307457/

Environment

Another Reason To Move To The Northwest: Hardly Any ‘Environmental Hazards’
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/another-reason-to-move-to-the-northwesthardly-any-/
Swinomish Tribe Prepares For A Changing Climate (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/epa-funds-climate-change-planning-for-swinomish-tr/
35 years of shrinking arctic ice, all in one graphic
http://grist.org/living/35-years-of-shrinking-arctic-ice-all-in-one-graphic/
UN Climate Summit: Lots of talk, little action
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0925/UN-Climate-Summit-Lots-of-talk-little-action

Transportation/Traffic

Port Orchard ferry dock closing up to eight weeks for painting
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/277091601.html
Smoothing out the ramps on new ferry *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/state/smoothing-out-the-ramps-on-new-washington-ferry_71010637_

Schools/Education

CKSD: Sixth-graders will stay put for this year
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/277126491.html
Bainbridge Island: City, school district share new electronic fingerprinting system * (KitsapCommunity)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/277131651.html
CK Schools are changing the menu
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/277126251.html

Military

Naval Hospital emergency department changing to urgent care clinic Wednesday *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/naval-hospital-emergency-department-changing-to-urgent-care-clinic-wednesday_23774271
State gets $4.3 million federal grant to ease impact of Pentagon cuts
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/09/25/state-gets-4-3-million-federal-grant-to-ease.html
For war games next year, Navy wants to post trucks with electromagnetic radiation equipment on West End
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140926/NEWS/309269975/for-war-games-next-year-navy-wants-to-post-trucks-with
US Navy Biofuel Wins Death Match, Where’s The Outrage? (Energy)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/26/us-navy-biofuel-wins-death-match/

Tribes

‘Our culture is still alive’: Totem pole will be raised at Point Julia
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/277149391.html
Swinomish Tribe Prepares For A Changing Climate (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/epa-funds-climate-change-planning-for-swinomish-tr/
First Nations insist B.C. choose between Site C dam and LNG projects in Peace River region (Energy)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/first-nations-insist-bc-choose-between-site-c-dam-and-lng-projects-in-peace-river-region/article20771822/?cmpid=rss1

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge Island: City, school district share new electronic fingerprinting system * (Schools/Education)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/277131651.html

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September 25, 2014

Public Policy

Port Orchard records meetings to be more accessible *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/port-orchard-records-meetings-to-be-more-accessible_62267717

Business/Economy

Helpline House Loses Its Milk Money?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/24/helpline-house-loses-its-milk-money/
Harrison’s Silverdale plans taking shape *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/harrison-silverdale_092514_22629050
Frogs Re-Released Downtown After BIDA Gets a Big Jump from Auction
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/24/frogs-re-released-downtown-after-bida-gets-a-big-jump-from-auction/
Cutting it close: Settlement agreement not yet finalized as waterfront closure nears
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/09/cutting-it-close-settlement-agreement-not-yet.html
Washington State Taxes Poor Harder Than Rich
http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-taxes-poor-harder-rich
Where Washingtonians earn, spend the most
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Where-Washingtonians-earn-spend-the-most-5779100.php
Boeing’s new South Carolina facility moves jobs out of Washington
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/09/24/boeings-new-south-carolina-facility-moves-jobs-out.html

Ports/Parks

Indianola pier getting new legs *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/indianola-pier-getting-new-legs_58053707
Saturday free day at state, Olympic parks
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140925/news/309259990/saturday-free-day-at-state-olympic-parks

Water

Spokane sewage could be tested for marijuana levels
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Spokane-sewage-could-be-tested-for-marijuana-levels-276920501.html
To make our cities green, we have to think blue
http://grist.org/cities/to-make-our-cities-green-we-have-to-think-blue/
Is hard water drowning Eastern Washington’s economy?
http://www.djc.com/news/en/12070157.html
Funding Farmland Conservation Practices
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Funding_Farmland_Conservation_Practices_27198.aspx
CA: Support for Water Bond at 58% Among Likely Voters, PPIC Poll Says
http://www.acwa.com/news/state-budget-fees/support-water-bond-58-among-likely-voters-ppic-poll-says

Telecommunications/Technology

The Debate Over Net Neutrality Has Its Roots in the Fight Over Radio Freedom
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/debate-over-net-neutrality-has-its-roots-fight-over-radio-freedom-180952774/?no-ist
Frontier boosts top Internet speeds to 100 mbps as fiber war heats up
http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2014/09/frontier_boosts_top_internet_s.html
AT&T, Verizon say broadband data caps are helpful, not harmful
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/att-verizon-say-broadband-data-caps-are-helpful-not-harmful/2014-09-24
Google Balloons Take Flight In Vast Remote Broadband Launch
http://www.forbes.com/sites/leoking/2014/09/24/google-balloons-take-flight-in-vast-remote-broadband-launch/
Intel, eBay in forefront as Oregon tech companies join fight against climate change (Environment)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/intel-ebay-in-forefront-as-oregon-tech-companies.html
Commercial drone permits expected to go to 7 movie, TV production companies (Video)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2014/09/commercial-drone-permits-expected-movie-tv-compani.html
Here’s How To Not Let Social Media Depress You
http://www.forbes.com/sites/carriekerpen/2014/09/24/heres-how-to-not-let-social-media-depress-you/
The Blackberry Passport is the most unusual smartphone on the market
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/24/the-blackberry-passport-is-the-most-unusual-smartphone-on-the-market/
Do Smart Phones Hold Key to Reducing Energy Poverty in Developing Countries? (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/roman-kilisek/595336/do-smart-phones-hold-key-reducing-energy-poverty-developing-countries

Energy/Utilities

WA State a leader in race to replace aging natural gas pipes
http://www.king5.com/longform/news/local/investigations/2014/09/23/natural-gas-pipeline-investigation/16073201/
BNSF Railway training Washington firefighters in oil train accidents
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/24/bnsf-railway-training-washington-firefighters-oil-/
The Most Consumed Fuel by State
http://theenergycollective.com/robertrapier/566461/most-consumed-fuel-state
Meters eyed as possible cause of Nevada fires
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/energy/article/Regulators-probe-NV-Energy-smart-meter-fires-5775466.php
Funding evil lobbying group was “a mistake,” says Google
http://grist.org/news/funding-evil-lobbying-group-was-a-mistake-says-google/
Is fracking greener than solar power and wind turbines?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2014/sep/24/is-fracking-greener-than-solar-power-and-wind-turbines
A fight over rooftop solar panels could decide America’s energy future.
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/09/alec_climate_change_a_fight_over_rooftop_solar_panels_could_decide_america.html
World’s Largest Coal Miner To Invest $1.2 Billion In Solar Power
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/24/worlds-largest-coal-miner-invest-1-2-billion-solar-power/
This giant wind farm would dwarf the Hoover Dam
http://grist.org/list/this-giant-wind-farm-would-dwarf-the-hoover-dam/
Things to know about $8 billion proposal that would send wind energy from Wyoming to LA
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/09/23/things-to-know-about-8b-wind-energy-proposal
Renewable energy: Wind power tests the waters
http://www.nature.com/news/renewable-energy-wind-power-tests-the-waters-1.15992
Nuclear Energy: What Should We Do with the Waste?
http://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/591541/what-should-we-do-waste
Do Smart Phones Hold Key to Reducing Energy Poverty in Developing Countries? (Technology)
http://theenergycollective.com/roman-kilisek/595336/do-smart-phones-hold-key-reducing-energy-poverty-developing-countries

Environment

Persistent beavers frustrate county workers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/persistent-beavers-frustrate-county-workers_67298499
FEMA rejects Washington appeal for wildfire victim aid
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/FEMA-rejects-Washington-appeal-for-wildfire-victim-aid-276874201.html
Kitsap lifts outdoor burn ban *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-lifts-outdoor-burn-ban_52955337
Intel, eBay in forefront as Oregon tech companies join fight against climate change (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/intel-ebay-in-forefront-as-oregon-tech-companies.html
Jerry Brown calls for ‘more ambitious’ climate change action at U.N.
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/23/6730193/jerry-brown-defends-cap-and-trade.html

Transportation/Traffic

What do ferry riders want? *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/what-do-ferry-riders-want_74251624

Schools/Education

Review Findings: BISD Supports ‘Achievers,’ Leaves Special Needs Behind
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/24/review-findings-bisd-supports-achievers-leaves-special-needs-behind/

Tribes

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe gets $1.3M in Justice Department grants *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/port-gamble-sklallam-tribe-gets-13m-in-justice-department-grants_08778172

KitsapCommunity

Enjoy engaging discussion at the Salon *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/276936101.html

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September 24, 2014

Public Policy

Gun ranges to come under stricter county rules *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/gun-ranges-to-come-under-stricter-county-rules_53192177
Bainbridge council rejects plan for citizen police advisory committee, will try again *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/276877751.html
Bainbridge council pushes off decision on joint facility with Bainbridge Island Fire Department * (KitsapCommunity)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/276875551.html

Elections

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County auditor | 2014 Election
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/276831501.html
Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County District Court judge
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/276837431.html
Q&A: Candidates for 23rd District state House, position 1
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/276702811.html
California billionaire Tom Steyer drops $1 million on WA elections *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/2014/09/22/california-billionaire-tom-steyer-drops-1-million-on-wa-elections/

Business/Economy

Sheriff’s Office seeks budget increase *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/sheriffs-office-seeks-budget-increase_41330464
Bainbridge eyes Visconsi shopping center site for new police station * (KitsapCommunity)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/276878481.html
State audit dings Bainbridge on reporting contractor pay *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/state-audit-dings-bainbridge-on-reporting-contractor-pay_45413401
Starbucks to buy out Japanese coffee partner for $913 million
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/09/starbucks-will-buy-out-japanese-coffee-partner-for.html
Washington Pays Out $48M In Liability Claims In FY 2014
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-pays-out-48m-in-liability-claims-in-fy-2014/
6 Washington wineries named in top 100 wines in the world
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/09/6-washington-wineries-named-in-top-100-wines-in.html

Water

Bremerton: Rain garden workshop announced next month
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/275620681.html
I See a Brown Lawn and I Want to Paint it Green
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2085.aspx
PCWA Declares Emergency as King Fire Threatens Hydroelectric Facilities
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-news/pcwa-declares-emergency-king-fire-threatens-hydroelectric-facilities
The New Neighborhood
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/The_New_Neighborhood_27182.aspx
Creosote removal to start soon in Kitsap County
http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/News/Pages/2014_09_23_creosote_nr.aspx
Enjoy ‘Whiskies for Wildlife’ at fundraiser for Puget Sound Restoration Fund * (KitsapCares)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/276849271.html
Op/Ed: It’s Time to Tweak the Columbia River Treaty
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/23/in-our-view-its-time-to-tweak-treaty/

Telecommunications/Technology

What’s next for net neutrality? 5 things we learned from the debate ahead of the FCC’s decision
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/22/whats-next-for-net-neutrality-5-things-we-learned-from-the-debate-ahead-of-the-fccs-decision/
AT&T chief warns on “predictive” mobile regulation
http://www.mobileworldlive.com/att-chief-warns-predictive-mobile-regulation
Boeing is just the beginning: The battle for U.S. cyber secrets will take place overseas
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/boeing-is-just-the-beginning-the-battle-for-u-s.html
Numerify raises $15M to help businesses shrink the cost of IT
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/24/numerify-raises-15m-to-help-businesses-shrink-the-cost-of-it/
Report: Amazon Wants Your Smart Home To Know What You Need Before You Do
http://gizmodo.com/report-amazon-wants-your-smart-home-to-know-what-you-n-1638505470
Apple Will Need To Squish These Bugs In iOS 8
http://www.newsy.com/videos/apple-will-need-to-squish-these-bugs-in-ios-8/
How biosensors could put a smartphone at the center of 21st-century medical care
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/23/how-biosensors-could-put-a-smartphone-at-the-center-of-21st-century-medical-care/
Canadian Startup Wants to Replace Passwords With Your Heartbeat
http://gizmodo.com/canadian-startup-wants-to-replace-passwords-with-your-h-1638454974
Social Media Has Become Indispensable for CEOs
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237519

Energy/Utilities

PG&E Ranks No. 1 in Smart Meter Deployments
http://www.pgecurrents.com/2014/09/19/pge-ranks-no-1-in-smart-meter-deployments/
UW’s grid gets smart with living lab
http://www.bpa.gov/news/newsroom/Pages/UWs-grid-gets-smart-with-living-lab.aspx
Third Hanford deadline to be missed
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/09/23/hanford-tank-deadline-missed/16104965/
Remember Back When Everybody Hated Electricity Deregulation?
http://theenergycollective.com/jamesbushnell/593496/remember-back-when-everybody-hated-electricity-deregulation
Oil Companies Quietly Prepare For a Future of Carbon Pricing
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/oil_companies_quietly_prepare_for_a_future_of_carbon_pricing/2807/
Utility Failures Could Become Perverse Incentives for More Solar Energy Growth
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/592486/utility-failures-could-become-perverse-incentives-more-solar-growth
Intelligent Inverters Stealing the Show
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/intelligent-inverters-stealing-the-show
Tesla’s clean-energy powered factory will likely be plugged into the grid, at least for now
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/24/teslas-clean-energy-powered-factory-will-likely-be-plugged-into-the-grid-at-least-for-now/
Portland’s Element Power halts Missouri project after protests
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/portlands-element-power-halts-missouri-project.html
How We Can Harvest Wind Power From Tiny Flapping Flags
http://www.wired.com/2014/09/flapping-flags-wind-energy/
Offshore Wind Power Costs To Fall 30-40% In 10 Years
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/23/offshore-wind-energy-costs-fall/

Environment

Going For Launch With The Salmon Cannon
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/a-new-technology-to-transport-fish-the-salmon-cann/
Human Role in Warming of Northwest Played Down
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/us/study-discounts-human-impact-on-rising-temperatures-in-northwest.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Earth’s ozone layer: Scientists hail first hints of recovery (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0923/Earth-s-ozone-layer-Scientists-hail-first-hints-of-recovery-video

Transportation/Traffic

Seaquist, Smith give governor an earful about ferries
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/276509341.html
Multitude of problems await new ferries director *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/multitude-of-problems-await-new-ferries-director_60571982
What to do if you’re hit by a car while riding your bike
http://grist.org/living/what-to-do-if-youre-hit-by-a-car-while-riding-your-bike/

Schools/Education

Visiting students live the island life *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/276537721.html
Washington’s outdoor recreation goal: No child left inside!!!
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/09/23/washingtons-outdoor-recreation-goal-no-child-left-inside/
What would 15% cut mean for state’s colleges? *
http://seattletimes.com/html/education/2024604594_higheredbudgetsxml.html

KitsapCommunity

Ask a Cop: Police Training and Mental Illness, Violence, & Guns
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/23/ask-a-cop-police-training-and-mental-illness-violence-guns/
Bainbridge eyes Visconsi shopping center site for new police station * (Business/Economy)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/276878481.html
Bainbridge council pushes off decision on joint facility with Bainbridge Island Fire Department * (PublicPolicy)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/276875551.html

KitsapCares

Enjoy ‘Whiskies for Wildlife’ at fundraiser for Puget Sound Restoration Fund * (Water)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/276849271.html

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September 23, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Leading Water Treatment Expert Calls for 100% Waste Water Recycling
http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/09/23/leading-water-treatment-expert-calls-100-waste-water-recycling#axzz3E8yqut4C

Elections

Infographic: Connection between gun deaths and gun laws
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/22/law-justice/121874/guns-focus-infographic/

Business/Economy

King County to cut 500 positions; public health budget slashed
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2014/09/king-county-to-cut-500-positions-public-health.html
Here’s How Unfair The Tax System Is In Each State
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/fair-taxes-states_n_5831794.html
Newspapers Want To Charge Subscribers Extra To Receive Black Friday Ads
http://consumerist.com/2014/09/18/newspapers-want-to-charge-subscribers-extra-to-receive-black-friday-ads/

Ports/Parks

Bremerton airport hopes to land big aviation event *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/09/22/bremerton-airport-hopes-to-land-big-aviation-event/#axzz3E8pYwPlb

Water

Long Lake Toxic Blue-Green Algae advisory canceled
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/276391381.html
Governor Issues Executive Order to Assist Households with Water Shortages
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-shortages/governor-issues-executive-order-assist-households-water-shortages
Op/Ed: Freshwater shortage looming as next world crisis
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/freshwater-shortage-looming-as-next-world-crisis
Idaho to start winter recharge under new fee structure
http://www.capitalpress.com/Idaho/20140922/idaho-to-start-winter-recharge-under-new-fee-structure
Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140812/NEWS02/140819727
CA: Does Drought Water Pricing Violate State Law?
http://www.citywatchla.com/lead-stories-hidden/7591-does-drought-water-pricing-violate-state-law
3D printed water membranes revolutionize water filtration
http://www.inside3dp.com/3d-printed-water-membranes-revolutionize-water-filtration/

Telecommunications/Technology

What’s next for net neutrality? 5 things we learned from the debate ahead of the FCC’s decision
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/22/whats-next-for-net-neutrality-5-things-we-learned-from-the-debate-ahead-of-the-fccs-decision/
Amazon’s unique data center heating system: Clean, green and frugal (Energy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/amazons-unique-data-center-heating-system-clean.html
Top 10 Ways to Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency (Energy)
http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/storage-networking/top-10-ways-to-improve-data-center-energy-efficiency-1.html
Apple CEO speaks out on climate change, calls new HQ “greenest building on the planet”
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/22/apple-ceo-speaks-out-on-climate-change-calls-new-hq-greenest-building-on-the-planet/
AT&T starts bundling Amazon Prime with HBO and broadband
http://www.geekwire.com/2014/att-starts-bundling-amazon-prime-hbo-broadband/
Where In The World Is The Fastest Broadband? Hint: It’s not the U.S.
http://readwrite.com/2014/09/22/top-10-global-broadband-us-internet-infographic
The U.S. is doing broadband wrong
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/22/1331009/-The-U-S-is-doing-broadband-wrong
Why is Boeing opening a cybersecurity center in Singapore? The short answer: China
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/why-is-boeing-opening-a-cybersecurity-center-in.html
LG puts Android and an “I’ve fallen down” app in a flip-phone for the elderly
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/22/lg-puts-android-and-an-ive-fallen-down-app-in-a-flip-phone-for-the-elderly/
Social Scoop: What is social media’s role in higher education? (Schools/Education)
http://www.thv11.com/story/news/education/arkansas/2014/09/22/social-scoop-higher-education/16030663/
How to interact with Facebook fans (Video)
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/how-to/growth-strategies/constant-contact/2014/09/how-to-interact-with-facebook-fans.html

Energy/Utilities

Puget Sound Energy to give back more of proceeds from Jefferson County sale — but only to current customers
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140921/news/309219940/puget-sound-energy-to-give-back-more-of-proceeds-from-Jefferson
Columbia River Treaty Reaches Age 50 This Week; British Columbia, U.S. Considering Future Options
http://www.cbbulletin.com/432128.aspx
Proposed Port Angeles five-year utility rate plan could cost residents hundreds of dollars more
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140921/NEWS/309219939/proposed-port-angeles-five-year-utility-rate-plan-could-cost
Nippon biomass cogeneration plant targets Nov. 1 start
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140923/news/309239995/nippon-biomass-cogeneration-plant-targets-nov-1-start
White House Commits to More Solar and Energy Efficiency
http://www.pvsolarreport.com/white-house-commits-to-more-solar/
Your electric car isn’t making California’s air any cleaner
http://grist.org/business-technology/your-electric-car-isnt-making-californias-air-any-cleaner/
Battery Storage with Solar PV: The Next Logical Step
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/battery-storage-with-solar-pv-the-next-logical-step
Does solar energy have a battery problem?
http://theweek.com/article/index/267440/does-solar-energy-have-a-battery-problem
Amazon’s unique data center heating system: Clean, green and frugal (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/amazons-unique-data-center-heating-system-clean.html
Top 10 Ways to Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency (Technology)
http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/storage-networking/top-10-ways-to-improve-data-center-energy-efficiency-1.html
Major Corporations Like IKEA, Mars, Say They’ll Use 100% Renewable Energy By 2020
http://www.ibtimes.com/major-corporations-ikea-mars-say-theyll-use-100-renewable-energy-2020-1693228
Carbon emissions are higher than ever, and rising
http://grist.org/climate-energy/carbon-emissions-are-higher-than-ever-and-rising/

Environment

Biologists Try To Figure Out Large Fall Chinook Runs
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/biologists-try-to-figure-out-large-fall-chinook-ru/
Northwest states talk green, invest dirty
http://grist.org/news/northwest-states-talk-green-invest-dirty/
The Pacific Starfish Die-Off Continues, but There Is New Hope
http://www.newsweek.com/pacific-starfish-die-continues-there-new-hope-271864
Quilcene Bay shellfish show lethal levels of PSP biotoxins
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140923/news/309239996/quilcene-bay-shellfish-show-lethal-levels-of-psp-biotoxins
Study: Ocean Winds Responsible For Climate Change In The Northwest
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/climate-change-in-the-northwest-blame-the-wind/
Compost, Seattleites! (Or Risk Being Fined)
http://kuow.org/post/compost-seattleites-or-risk-being-fined

Transportation/Traffic

Investigation: Seattle ferry wasn’t overloaded
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Investigation-Seattle-ferry-wasn-t-overloaded-5773385.php
SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge inspections require multiple drawspan openings over next two weeks
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/276014091.html

Schools/Education

Teacher spotlight: Shannon Montgomery *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/teacher-spotlight-shannon-montgomery_75770654
Islanders launch Los Olympipitos *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/276047421.html
Hawk Elementary students grateful for new school *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hawk-elementary-students-grateful-for-new-school_71658882
Social Scoop: What is social media’s role in higher education? (Technology)
http://www.thv11.com/story/news/education/arkansas/2014/09/22/social-scoop-higher-education/16030663/

Military

9 missile silos near Spokane held nuclear bombs
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/9-missile-silos-near-Spokane-held-nuclear-bombs-5772356.php

Tribes

Totem pole to explain why sun shines in Sequim *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/state/totem-pole-to-explain-why-sun-shines-in-sequim_25571686

KitsapCommunity

Tuesday Tunes returns to KiDiMu with David Webb *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/276030271.html

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September 22, 2014

Public Policy

Port Orchard Council to ratify contract for Morris as interim city attorney
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/275841491.html
Jail medication errors jeopardize inmate health, legal process *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/jail-medication-errors-jeopardize-inmate-health-legal-process_36465919

Elections

Q&A: Candidates for 23rd District state House, position 2
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/275795121.html
Fundraisers Galore As Washington Campaigns Kick Into High Gear
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-fundraisers-galore-as-washington-campaigns-kick-into-high-gear/

Business/Economy

New medical records system part of Harrison-Franciscan merge *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/new-medical-records-system-part-of-harrisonfranciscan-merge_76480712
Orthopaedic center celebrating one year
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/275621521.html
Center marks 5 years fighting cancer in Kitsap *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/center-marks-5-years-fighting-cancer-in-kitsap_29402945
Port Orchard Mayor looking at area attorney, law firm to provide legal services
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/275624101.html
Kitsap County departments hope to start hiring again *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-departments-hope-to-start-hiring-again_47338064
Geoduck poacher sentenced to jail time
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/09/19/3327746_geoduck-poacher-sentenced-to-jail.html?sp=/99/101/112/&rh=1
Bainbridge group perks up with growth in Nicaraguan coffee yield *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bainbridge-group-perks-up-with-growth-in-nicaraguan-coffee-yield_51381819
Admiral Theatre preps for 75th anniversary
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/275815021.html
Shipyard recognized again for safety * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/shipyard-recognized-again-for-safety_30411770
Governor to speak at all-chamber lunch hosted by Bremerton
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/governor-to-speak-at-all-chamber-lunch-hosted-by-bremerton
Carbon tax: State’s prediction of lost economic growth was an error (Environment)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/21/climate/121987/carbon-tax-climate-report-state-got-wrong/
Cash that smells like pot and other challenges Washington’s newest industry faces
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/09/19/cash-that-smells-like-pot-and-other-challenges.html
Why Steve Scher and Crosscut are joining forces
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/22/crosscut/121969/crosscut-testimonial-steve-scher-fall-member-drive/

Ports/Parks

Out with the old, in with the new: Winslow Wharf undergoes overhaul *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/275645591.html

Water

Better measurements needed to track the health of Puget Sound *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/better-measurements-needed-to-track-the-health-of-puget-sound_86246080
Water rights could change
http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_2c5839ac-7ed6-5d7b-884a-4b74cb97c35c.html
Oregon: Fire could threaten Washington County water supply
http://www.pamplinmedia.com/ht/117-hillsboro-tribune-news/234237-99164-fire-could-threaten-washington-county-water-supply
New Groundwater Policy Brings California Into the 21st Century
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/532951/new-groundwater-policy-brings-california-21st-century
House Natural Resources Committee Supports 3 Storage Bills
http://www.acwa.com/news/federal-relations/house-natural-resources-committee-supports-3-storage-bills
Don’t Let Good Water Stack Up
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Dont_Let_Good_Water_Stack_Up__27122.aspx
Water conservation is critical to energy industry’s viability, industry officials say
http://newsok.com/article/5343386

Telecommunications/Technology

Central Kitsap schools go wireless (Schools/Education)
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/275815871.html
Crowd wowed by Kitsap library’s 3-D printer *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/crowd-wowed-by-kitsap-librarys-3d-printer_11134902
2,100 local cuts and counting: Microsoft layoffs likely to continue
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/2-100-local-cuts-and-counting-microsoft-layoffs.html
World Wide Web inventor slams Internet fast lanes: ‘It’s bribery.’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/19/world-wide-web-inventor-lashes-out-at-internet-fast-lanes-its-bribery/
FCC Chairman Wheeler: Broadband reclassification ‘very much on the table’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/19/1330910/-FCC-Chairman-Wheeler-Broadband-reclassification-very-much-on-the-table
FCC roundtable debates user expectations in a new Internet landscape
http://fedscoop.com/fcc-net-neutrality-online-video/
Accidents happen. That’s why the cloud needs a crumple zone
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/20/accidents-happen-thats-why-the-cloud-needs-a-crumple-zone/
AT&T and Verizon Fight FCC Over Faster Broadband Requirements
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/20/att-and-verizon-fight-fcc-over-faster-broadband-re.aspx
Op/Ed: Google, Yahoo fighting on both sides of municipal broadband debate
http://www.networkworld.com/article/2686001/opensource-subnet/google-yahoo-fighting-on-both-sides-of-municipal-broadband-debate.html
Wheeler: We Shouldn’t Subsidize Broadband Slower Than 10 Mbps
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Wheeler-We-Shouldnt-Subsidize-Broadband-Slower-Than-10-Mbps-130505
Microsoft Minecraft Purchase Is About Social Media, Not Gaming
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathansalembaskin/2014/09/19/microsoft-minecraft-purchase-is-about-social-media-not-gaming/
New app lets patients compare medical procedure costs
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/new-app-lets-patients-compare-medical-procedure.html

Energy/Utilities

Can we keep our cabin cozy and sleep with a clear conscience?
http://grist.org/living/can-we-keep-our-cabin-cozy-and-sleep-with-a-clear-conscience/
BNSF Gives Safety Assurances After Seattle Leaders Raise Oil Train Concerns
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/bnsf-railway-sends-letter-to-seattle-mayor-ed-murr/
Energy Northwest picked for BPA pilot project
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/09/18/3160227_energy-northwest-picked-for-bpa.html?sp=/99/177/&rh=1
Train Spills 2,000 Gallons Of Diesel In Washington
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/train-spills-2000-gallons-of-diesel-in-washington/
Trash talk envelops Vancouver’s waterfront plans, oil terminal proposal
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/trash-talk-envelops-vancouvers-waterfront-plans.html
‘Time-of-Use’ Electricity Pricing
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/532026/momma-said-time-use-electricity-pricing
Biggest Solar Energy Purchase Ever By Higher Education In US
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/20/biggest-solar-energy-purchase-ever-higher-education-us/
Some See Garbage, Others See an Opportunity: Installing Solar on Landfills
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/some-see-garbage-others-see-an-opportunity-installing-solar-on-landfills-1
US to train veterans to install solar panels (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/us-to-train-veterans-to-install-solar-panels
Op/Ed: Architects promote green building and solar power
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/22/3866730_architects-promote-green-building.html?sp=/99/122/&rh=1
Solar Energy Advantages vs Disadvantages
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/22/solar-energy-advantages-vs-disadvantages/
Feds Fund Research Into Taller Wind Turbines
http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/feds-fund-research-into-taller-wind-turbines.html
White House Announces $68 Million For 540 US Renewable & Energy Efficiency Projects
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/20/white-house-announces-68-million-540-us-renewable-energy-efficiency-projects/
Oregon Wind project planners consider golden eagles
http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/2422694-151/wind-project-planners-consider-golden-eagles#
US slashes wind energy cost
http://renews.biz/75949/us-slashes-wind-energy-cost/
12 Tips to Prepare for Power Outages
http://blog.publicpower.org/sme/?p=221
A Nuclear Primer — It’s All About Uranium
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/09/20/a-nuclear-primer-its-all-about-uranium/
Guards at the nuclear power plant gate not needed, says federal regulators
http://manometcurrent.com/guards-nuclear-power-plant-gate-needed-says-federal-regulators/
Japan’s new minister says energy policy without nuclear difficult
http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL3N0RM09G20140921

Environment

Welcome Fall: It’s the Autumnal Equinox
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/22/welcome-fall-its-the-autumnal-equinox/
Kitsap County changes recycling policy at regional centers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-changes-recycling-policy-at-regional-centers_11470398
Public can comment on proposed rules for dangerous-waste regulations
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/275623721.html
Judge tosses lawsuit over fish consumption rates
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Judge-tosses-lawsuit-over-fish-consumption-rates-275683741.html
Carbon tax: State’s prediction of lost economic growth was an error (Business/Economy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/21/climate/121987/carbon-tax-climate-report-state-got-wrong/
Building bridges for fish
http://www.bpa.gov/news/newsroom/Pages/Building-bridges-for-fish.aspx
USGS Provides Online Tsunami Evacuation Tool
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/USGS_Provides_Online_Tsunami_Evacuation_Tool_27124.aspx
NOAA: With Hottest August On Record, 2014 Takes Aim At Hottest Year On Record
http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/538901/noaa-hottest-august-record-2014-takes-aim-hottest-year-record
This video shows just how awesomely huge the People’s Climate March was
http://grist.org/climate-energy/biggest-climate-action-ever-brings-out-310000/
Climate change summitry’s force of nature: Christiana Figueres (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Global-Warming/2014/0921/Climate-change-summitry-s-force-of-nature-Christiana-Figueres-video

Schools/Education

Central Kitsap schools go wireless (Technology)
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/275815871.html
CKSD: Junior high or middle school? CK weighs the options *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/junior-high-or-middle-school-ck-weighs-the-options_71832991

Military

Stennis welcomes 20 new chiefs
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/275814491.html
Shipyard recognized again for safety * (Business/Economy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/shipyard-recognized-again-for-safety_30411770
Holy Heart Failure Batman! Navy Growlers Buzz Bainbridge Thursday Night
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/19/holy-heart-failure-batman-navy-growlers-buzz-bainbridge-thursday-night/
Festival celebrates Keyport’s civilian and military sides * (KitsapCommunity)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/festival-celebrates-keyports-civilian-and-military-sides_11997242
US to train veterans to install solar panels (Energy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/us-to-train-veterans-to-install-solar-panels

Tribes

Peninsula tribe cleans up graffiti on sacred rock *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/09/peninsula-tribe-cleans-up-graffiti-on-sacred-rock/

KitsapCommunity

Festival celebrates Keyport’s civilian and military sides * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/festival-celebrates-keyports-civilian-and-military-sides_11997242

KitsapCares

Pitching in around Kitsap
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/275648951.html

KitsapKudos

SKHS alumni to star in ‘NCIS: New Orleans’
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/275616211.html

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September 19, 2014

Public Policy

Bremerton council renames street in honor of MLK *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-council-renames-street-in-honor-of-mlk_80566096
Cantwell, other U.S. Sens. introduce bill taking away NFL’s tax-exempt status
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2014/09/cantwell-other-u-s-sens-introduce-bill-taking-away.html

Business/Economy

Mora Iced Creamery named finalist in Martha Stewart Living competition *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/275644731.html
Pawzii is Kitsap Bank’s edge3 Fund winner
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/275621021.html
Veterans job fair scheduled Saturday at Jackson Park * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/veterans-job-fair-scheduled-saturday-at-jackson-park_34938688
Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce seeking nominations for 2014 Man and Woman of the Year
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/275620571.html
Gym helps those fighting chronic conditions get fit *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/lifestyle/gym-helps-those-fighting-chronic-conditions-get-fit_79418095
Microsoft announces second round of layoffs, 747 in Puget Sound affected
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/microsoft-announces-second-round-of-layoffs-747-in.html
Millions expected in pot taxes through 2019
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Millions-expected-in-pot-taxes-through-2019-275674091.html

Ports/Parks

Poulsbo: No progress on increase in liveaboards
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/275677951.html
Volunteers needed at Weed Warriors work party – Tomorrow! *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/275581781.html

Water

Bill Calls For Emergency Funding To Research Starfish Epidemic
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/congress-considers-emergency-funding-to-research-s/
Study Links Flame Retardants In The Columbia To Household Laundry
http://earthfix.info/water/article/study-links-flame-retardants-in-the-columbia-to-ho/
Shellfish Tell Puget Sound’s Polluted Tale
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/shellfish-tell-puget-sounds-polluted-tale/
California is (finally) taking steps to regulate its groundwater
http://grist.org/list/california-is-finally-taking-steps-to-regulate-its-groundwater/
Sacramento-Area Agencies Reduce Water Use by 20% or More in August
http://www.acwa.com/news/conservation/sacramento-area-agencies-reduce-water-use-20-or-more-august
Gathered Around a Tower
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Gathered_Around_a_Tower_27116.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

3.7 Million Comments Later, Here’s Where Net Neutrality Stands
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/17/349243335/3-7-million-comments-later-heres-where-net-neutrality-stands
Apple fans and resellers line up for the iPhone 6
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/19/apple-fans-and-resellers-line-up-for-the-iphone-6/
Businesses: Don’t overlook basic flip phones
http://www.zdnet.com/businesses-dont-overlook-basic-flip-phones-7000033844/
Verizon devotes $13M to solar projects in New Jersey (Energy)
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/verizon-devotes-13m-solar-projects-new-jersey/2014-09-18
Nordstrom now texting photos of merchandise to customers
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/nordstrom-now-texting-photos-of-merchandise-to.html

Energy/Utilities

Kitsap County removes BigBellys from downtown Kingston
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/business/275591061.html
Washington, Oregon invest in fossil fuel projects
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/17/study-washington-invest-fossil-fuel-projects/
A Month of Disappointments for Coal Exporters
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/18/a-month-of-disappointments-for-coal-exporters/
Oil prices at two-year low. Why OPEC might change that.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0918/Oil-prices-at-two-year-low.-Why-OPEC-might-change-that
Port oil terminal could imperil salmon
http://portlandtribune.com./sl/233456-95413-port-oil-terminal-could-imperil-salmon
Oil Train Protesters Block Tracks To Oregon Shipping Terminal
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/oil-train-protesters-block-tracks-to-oregon-shippi/
Ruling Against FERC Order Could Cost US Demand Response Market $4.4B in Revenue
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Ruling-Against-FERC-Order-Could-Cost-US-Demand-Response-Market-4.4B-in-Rev
Heating a skyscraper with a data center: Amazon’s one-of-a-kind solution
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/heating-a-skyscraper-with-a-data-center-amazons.html
Analytics for Solar and Energy Storage: Show Me the Money
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/502361/analytics-solar-and-energy-storage-show-me-money
Feds award $55.3M in loan guarantees for 22 solar projects in NC
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/18/4161221_feds-award-553m-in-loans-for-22.html?sp=/99/102/&rh=1
3D Solar Panel Printing, Integrating Solar Into Grid Not So Hard
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/19/3d-solar-panel-printing/
Verizon devotes $13M to solar projects in New Jersey (Technology)
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/verizon-devotes-13m-solar-projects-new-jersey/2014-09-18
Technology Advances Wind Energy Development
http://theenergycollective.com/danliggett/525271/technology-advances-wind-energy-development
Wind energy may help with grid stabilization
http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/wind-energy-may-help-grid-stabilization/8519556/
Global Offshore Wind Market To Reach 40 GW By 2020
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/18/global-offshore-wind-market-reach-40-gw-2020/
Colorado birds receive protection against wind turbines
http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/colorado-birds-wind-turbines-445.html#cr
US Court Decision a Loss for Wind, But Boon for Storage?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/court-decision-a-loss-for-wind-but-boon-for-storage

Environment

Can Scientists And State Policymakers Get It Right When It Comes To Protecting The Sage Grouse?
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/northwest-state-addressing-potential-sage-grouse-l/
Let it Bee
http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23102-let_it_bee.html
Headed to the climate march? Here’s what to do (and where to eat cupcakes)
http://grist.org/living/headed-to-the-climate-march-heres-what-to-do-and-where-to-eat-cupcakes/

Transportation/Traffic

County commissioners hosting ferry forums *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-commissioners-hosting-ferry-forums_33867742
In the belly of the Bertha
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/19/bertha-waterfront-tunnel/121975/bertha-bores-ahead/
Millennials Love Transit Most, Boomers Still Stuck on Cars
http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/09/new-study-millennials-love-transit-most-boomers-still-stuck-on-cars/380380/

Schools/Education

SKSD’s enrollment spikes
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/275616931.html

Military

Veterans job fair scheduled Saturday at Jackson Park * (Business/Economy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/veterans-job-fair-scheduled-saturday-at-jackson-park_34938688
VA Administrators Take Note As Veterans Vent
http://kuow.org/post/va-administrators-take-note-veterans-vent
California city agrees to make pitch for USS Ranger *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/california-city-agrees-to-make-pitch-for-uss-ranger_32872321

KitsapCommunity

SKFR emergency crews helps fire victims on Blake Island mishap
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/275617081.html

KitsapArts

Koto performance coming to BIMA *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/275644581.html

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September 18, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

CA: Graywater program for residents can save money and water
http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neighborhoods/ci_26555421/graywater-program-residents-can-save-money-and-water
New Poll Shows Orange County Voters Want Desalination
http://www.acwa.com/news/desalination/new-poll-shows-orange-county-voters-want-desalination

Business/Economy

John L. Scott Real Estate set to acquire Reid Real Estate
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/275370351.html
Virginia Mason Is Listening to the Community
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/16/letter-to-the-editor-virginia-mason-is-listening-to-the-community/
Boeing, Washington politicians quick to criticize House’s shortened Ex-Im Bank authorization
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/09/17/boeing-washington-politicians-quick-to-criticize.html
State: Dozens of pot-shop applications in jeopardy
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/State-Dozens-of-pot-shop-applications-in-jeopardy-5762703.phpState: Dozens of pot-shop applications injeopardy
The Big Tiny: Author who lives in 84-foot tiny house on creating a business hub for the bubbling industry
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/09/the-big-tiny-author-who-lives-in-84foot-tiny-house.html

Ports/Parks

Adventures in press restrictions in the Olympic wilderness *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/09/17/adventures-in-press-restrictions-in-the-olympic-wilderness/#axzz3Dbgt4pJa
Shovels in the Dirt Saturday for Owen’s Playground
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/17/shovels-in-the-dirt-saturday-for-owens-playground/
Washington State Parks announces ‘free day’ Sept. 27
http://www.ptleader.com/news/washington-state-parks-announces-free-day-sept/article_0a826e9e-3df2-11e4-8505-0017a43b2370.html
Grant To Help Rebuild Trail Wiped Out By Oso Slide
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/grant-to-help-rebuild-trail-wiped-out-by-oso-slide/

Water

Broken pipe at PSNS results in sewage spill, beach closure * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/broken-pipe-at-psns-results-in-sewage-spill-beach-closure_30807529
USGS National Streamflow Database Shows Increase Following Napa Earthquake
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-supply-challenges/usgs-national-streamflow-database-shows-increase-following-napa-earthqu
Are Fido’s Meds Polluting The Water?
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/are-fidos-meds-polluting-the-water/
Oregon’s aging water-treatment facilities nearing end of useful lives with no replacement money in sight
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/09/oregons_aging_water-treatment.html
New Report on Water Impacts of Shale Gas Development
http://theenergycollective.com/ed-dodge/532191/new-report-water-impacts-shale-gas-development
Utah’s water future: Develop or conserve?
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611171/New-report-Water-scarce-or-water-wasted.html
The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/The_Art_of_Leak_Detection_and_the_Arithmetic_of_Au_27113.aspx
The Big Issue : ALS Or Water Conservation?
http://www.ttuhub.net/the-big-issue-ale-or-water-conservation/

Telecommunications/Technology

Google rounds up partners to push and enhance its cloud
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/18/google-rounds-up-partners-to-push-and-enhance-its-cloud/
Amazon’s cloud is about to get dirtier
http://grist.org/news/amazons-cloud-is-about-to-get-dirtier/
Sorry, AT&T and Verizon: 4Mbps isn’t fast enough for “broadband”
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/09/sorry-att-and-verizon-4mbps-isnt-fast-enough-for-broadband/
Apple protecting customer privacy from government requests
http://www.zdnet.com/apple-protecting-customer-privacy-from-government-requests-7000033811/
Look ma, no wires! Inductive charging could come to Chromebooks
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/17/wireless-charging-chromebook/

Energy/Utilities

Seattle company backs breakthrough LNG ship engine installation
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/09/17/seattle-company-backs-breakthrough-lng-ship-engine.html
Will Floating LNG Mark a Crucial Milestone in Future Offshore Global Gas Development?
http://theenergycollective.com/roman-kilisek/524626/will-floating-lng-mark-crucial-milestone-future-offshore-global-gas-development
Why coal is here to stay
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0917/Why-coal-is-here-to-stay
How State Public Money Pays for Coal Exports and Oil Trains
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/09/17/how-state-public-money-pays-for-coal-exports-and-oil-trains/
Oil-train-safety report: accident could be catastrophic for city *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024555014_trainreportxml.html?syndication=rss
Chevron’s Search for Plant-Based Alternative Fuels Flounders
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/chevrons-search-for-plant-based-alternative-fuels-flounders
Good News: EPA Standards Could Lower Electricity Bills
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/503701/good-news-epa-standards-could-lower-electricity-bills
The Growth Of Residential Solar Energy
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/17/growth-residential-solar-energy/
Analyzing Offshore Wind Energy in the United States – 2014
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140917005856/en/Research-Markets-Analyzing-Offshore-Wind-Energy-United#.VBrLcGORKeY
Canada falls behind global growth of offshore wind power
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/offshore-wind-grows-in-popularity-report/article20630772/
Stealth Wind Turbines For 96 MW French Wind Farm
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/09/17/stealth-wind-turbines-96-mw-french-wind-farm/
New Hydrogen Production Method Could Help Store Renewable Energy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/17/hydrogen-production-renewable-energy_n_5822270.html

Environment

4.0 quake hits Kitsap County, rattling Puget Sound
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/40-quake-hits-Kitsap-County-rattling-Puget-Sound-275435891.html
Earthquake (Yesterday) Morning Largest to Hit Western Washington in Over a Decade
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/17/earthquake-this-morning-largest-to-hit-western-washington-in-over-a-decade/
Part 1: Adult Chinook In The Pacific Ocean Prepare For Long Journey Home
http://kplu.org/post/part-1-adult-chinook-pacific-ocean-prepare-long-journey-home
Brace yourself for climate refugees, Part 2
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/17/environment/121941/real-cascadia-answer-climate-refugee-boom/

Transportation/Traffic

New ferry schedule, off-peak fares highlight fall sailing season *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/new-ferry-schedule-offpeak-fares-highlight-fall-sailing-season_02385854
Bainbridge council favors dedicated left-turn bike lane from ferry *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bainbridge-council-favors-dedicated-leftturn-bike-lane-from-ferry_98026450
Eight names submitted for new ferry *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/commute/2014/09/17/eight-names-submitted-for-new-ferry/#axzz3DZnb77rW

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

Military

Broken pipe at PSNS results in sewage spill, beach closure * (Water)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/broken-pipe-at-psns-results-in-sewage-spill-beach-closure_30807529

KitsapCommunity

Chico fire station’s future uncertain *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/chico-fire-stations-future-uncertain_07069640

KitsapKudos

Bainbridge wins Voice of the People Award *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/275518691.html

KitsapArts

Bainbridge Artisans Raise a Community BARN (w/ Photo Gallery & Podcast)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/17/bainbridge-artisans-raise-a-community-barn-w-photo-gallery-podcast/

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September 17, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Technology and Innovation: Too much water use at too low a cost is unsustainable.
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Technology_and_Innovation_27112.aspx

Business/Economy

Two Kitsap dentists disciplined by state *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bad-dentists_091714_43275523
The Home Economist: Don’t let your name determine financial actions
http://www.kjrh.com/financial-fitness/the-home-economist-dont-let-your-name-determine-financial-actions
Orthopedic hospital logs 2,300 surgeries in first year *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/09/16/orthopedic-hospital-logs-2300-surgeries-in-first-year/#axzz3DZnb77rW
Director leaving Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce at end of year
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/director-leaving-poulsbo-chamber-of-commerce-at-end-of-year
The effects of 900 Seattle service workers losing their jobs at the same time
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/09/the-effects-of-900-seattle-service-workers-losing.html
Combating global warming: good for economic growth, after all? (+video) (Energy, Environment)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0916/Combating-global-warming-good-for-economic-growth-after-all-video
Journalism isn’t just about informing readers, it’s also about helping them take action
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/16/journalism-isnt-just-about-informing-readers-its-also-about-helping-them-take-action/
Outstanding Customer Service In Social Media (Technology)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/loisgeller/2014/09/16/outstanding-customer-service-in-social-media/
How to fix an angry, bickering work team
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/how-to/human-resources/2014/09/how-to-fix-an-angry-bickering-workteam.html

Ports/Parks

Point Julia pier removal may be completed by Sept. 18
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/275374581.html

Water

PSNS to conduct oil spill exercise Friday * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/psns-to-conduct-oil-spill-exercise-friday_89665553
California drought: Dramatic before-and-after photos
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Dramatic-California-drought-before-and-after-5756861.php
Gov. Jerry Brown signs landmark groundwater legislation
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2014/09/16/california-groundwater-legislation/15725863/
Monitoring Nutrient Pollution
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Monitoring_Nutrient_Pollution_27110.aspx
36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues (Environment)
http://grist.org/living/36-bits-of-good-news-to-cure-your-ocean-blues/

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC receives record 3 million net neutrality comments: What now?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2684395/fcc-gets-record-number-of-net-neutrality-comments-what-now.html
U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile ‘net neutrality’ rules
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-usa-internet-neutrality-idUSKBN0HB2O820140916
Dozens Rally Outside Comcast Over Proposed Merger and Net Neutrality
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/dozens-rally-outside-comcast-over-proposed-merger-and-net-neutrality/
Microsoft weighing German-only data center, report says
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/16/microsoft-weighing-german-only-data-center-report-says/
Connecticut mayors make call for 1 Gig broadband open access network
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/connecticut-mayors-make-call-1-gig-broadband-open-access-network/2014-09-16
Cisco to buy Metacloud as the great cloud consolidation (condensation?) continues
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/17/cisco-to-buy-metacloud-as-the-great-cloud-consolidation-condensation-continues/
Home Depot Still On Hill Hot Seat For Broadband Breac
http://www.multichannel.com/news/policy/home-depot-still-hill-hot-seat-broadband-breach/383882
Microsoft’s new wireless keyboard works with Windows tablets, iPhones, iPads and Android devices
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/16/microsoft-universal-mobile-keyboard-iphone-ipad-windows-android/
Outstanding Customer Service In Social Media (Business/Economy)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/loisgeller/2014/09/16/outstanding-customer-service-in-social-media/

Energy/Utilities

How Washington state can lead on climate (Environment)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/17/environment/121942/global-warming-climate-change-washington-inslee/
Are state investments in coal and oil undermining ‘green’ governors?
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/09/16/are-state-investments-in-coal-and-oil-undermining-green-governors/
Scientists On A Quest For Knowledge About Potential Coal Dust Risks (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/first-of-its-kind-federal-study-on-coal-pollution-/
Combating global warming: good for economic growth, after all? (+video) (Business/Economy, Environment)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0916/Combating-global-warming-good-for-economic-growth-after-all-video
Broad outlines of a new carbon tax in Oregon get positive response from legislative committee
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/09/broad_outlines_of_a_new_carbon.html
Will Floating LNG Mark a Crucial Milestone in Future Offshore Global Gas Development?
http://theenergycollective.com/roman-kilisek/524626/will-floating-lng-mark-crucial-milestone-future-offshore-global-gas-development
When The Power’s Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On
http://www.npr.org/2014/09/17/348987688/when-the-powers-out-solar-panels-may-not-keep-the-lights-on
Ahoy, offshore wind: Research buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource
http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2014/09/ahoy-offshore-wind-research-buoys-bring-vital-data-untapped-energy-resource
Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/15/wind-turbines-kill-fewer-birds-than-cell-towers-cats/15683843/
How Smart Grid Policies Create Employment Opportunities
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/524916/how-smart-grid-policies-create-employment-opportunities
Reaching consensus to improve the energy efficiency of appliances and commercial equipment
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/reaching-consensus-to-improve-the-energy-efficiency-of-appliances-and-commercial-equipment/2014/09/16/83af13ee-3da7-11e4-b0ea-8141703bbf6f_story.html
Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage: Fantasy or Reality?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/09/underwater-compressed-air-storage-fantasy-or-reality
Should Electricity Distribution Utilities Build, Own, and Operate Microgrids For Their Customers?
http://theenergycollective.com/jessejenkins/519761/electricity-distribution-utilities-and-microgrids

Environment

4.0 magnitude earthquake reported near Seabeck *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/40-magnitude-earthquake-reported-near-seabeck
Extinct population of summer chum advances to final step in recovery *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/extinct-population-of-summer-chum-advances-to-final-step-in-recovery_95126949
Unusual species in Alaska waters indicate parts of Pacific warming dramatically
http://www.adn.com/article/20140914/unusual-species-alaska-waters-indicate-parts-pacific-warming-dramatically
36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues (Water)
http://grist.org/living/36-bits-of-good-news-to-cure-your-ocean-blues/
How Washington state can lead on climate (Energy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/09/17/environment/121942/global-warming-climate-change-washington-inslee/
Scientists On A Quest For Knowledge About Potential Coal Dust Risks (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/first-of-its-kind-federal-study-on-coal-pollution-/
Seven key global warming studies by the University of Washington
http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2014/09/16/seven-key-global-warming-studies-by-the-university-of-washington/#26099101=0
Combating global warming: good for economic growth, after all? (+video) (Business/Economy, Energy)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0916/Combating-global-warming-good-for-economic-growth-after-all-video
Is there a warm winter ahead?
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/komo/article/Is-there-a-warm-winter-ahead-5758736.php

Transportation/Traffic

Many Kitsap Transit non-union employees getting raises *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/many-kitsap-transit-nonunion-employees-getting-raises_23760075
Man swimming off Seattle waterfront delays ferry
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/09/16/swimmer-delays-seattle-ferry/15714919/
Bremerton council to vote on ‘ML King Way’ proposal *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton/bremerton-council-to-vote-on-ml-king-way-proposal_66272951

Schools/Education

College representatives visit BHS this week *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/275307681.html
Poll: Do Our Kids Have Too Much Homework?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/16/poll-do-our-kids-have-too-much-homework/
Fort Ward bakery building added to local historic register * (Schools/Education) 
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/275302791.html
UW snaps back against WSU over med school
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2014/09/uw-snaps-back-against-wsu-over-med-school.html

Military

PSNS to conduct oil spill exercise Friday * (Water)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/psns-to-conduct-oil-spill-exercise-friday_89665553
Fire burns 40 acres at Wash. base training area
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/16/fire-burns-40-acres-at-wash-base-training-area/

Tribes

Andrea Ashworth is 2014-15 S’Klallam Queen
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/275366811.html
‘Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound’ opens Oct. 25
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/275368191.html

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge police will collect unwanted prescription drugs *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/275324251.html

KitsapCares

Businesses, volunteers help Kiwanis get students off to a good start
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/274938931.html

KitsapArts

The Late Bob Burkholder Honored in New Film Opening Friday, Followup to ‘Old Goats’
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/09/16/the-late-bob-burkholder-honored-in-new-film-opening-friday-followup-to-old-goats/
CSTOCK directors double-team kid-heavy ‘Oliver’ cast *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/nwnavylife/news/theater-cstock-directors-doubleteam-kidheavy-oliver-cast_37157643

KitsapRemembers

Fort Ward bakery building added to local historic register * (Schools/Education)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/275302791.html

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