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KitsapQuestion

Q: How might Seabeck’s annual rainfall of 50 to 75 inches benefit North Kitsap’s shared water needs?

A: Kitsap Public Utility District has joined with Silverdale Water District to design systems for pumping water out of the Seabeck aquifer. Enhanced pipelines would carry that water into areas such as Hansville, whose annual rainfall is under 30 inches.

Want to know more? http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/making-sure-there-is-enough-water-to-go-around_06205846

October 20, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

5 strategies to make L.A. graywater-ready
http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/10/16/5-strategies-make-la-graywater-ready
Could desalination solve California’s water problem?
http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article3017597.html

Elections

Candidates stress their differences in Poulsbo forum
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/279583162.html
Q&A: Candidates for District 26 state representative, Position 1
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/279450872.html
Money Battle In Oregon Food Labeling Measure Mirrors Washington
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-money-battle-in-oregon-food-labeling-measure-mirrors-washington/

Business/Economy

Housing Resources Board, a Key Org. in Our Community, Turns 25
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/19/housing-resources-board-a-key-org-in-our-community-turns-25/
No comments at public hearing for Port Orchard tax levy
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/279450442.html
WA Additional revenue won’t match the additional pressure to spend *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/additional-revenue-wont-match-the-additional-pressure-to-spend_02599653
Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 percent
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-10-16/average-us-30-year-mortgage-rate-at-3-dot-97-percent

Ports/Parks

Poulsbo hopes someone else will operate park *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/poulsbo-hopes-someone-else-will-operate-park_46372298
Bainbridge council OKs marina rezone *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279713232.html
Three honored by Tracyton port
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/279460962.html
Bainbridge getting ready-made park, courtesy of donor *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bainbridge-islander/bainbridge-getting-readymade-park-courtesy-of-donor_71460417

Water

Poulsbo’s stormwater rates next up for increase
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/279584712.html
Eagle Harbor sewer main to be fully replaced next week *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279623592.html
San Diego water usage lower by 4% in September
http://www.sdentertainer.com/lifestyle/san-diego-water-usage-lower-by-4-in-september/
How To Kill An Invasive Plant On The Metolius River
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/how-to-kill-an-invasive-plant-on-the-metolius-rive/

Telecommunications/Technology

Broadband company aims for Poulsbo foothold
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/279584432.html
City of Seattle’s exploration of municipal broadband is far-reaching
http://www.iexaminer.org/2014/10/citys-exploration-of-municipal-broadband-is-far-reaching/
The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/18/the-internet-of-things-is-here-but-the-rules-to-run-it-are-not/
Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-16/net-neutrality-as-fcc-decision-nears-heres-all-you-need-to-know
Why General Motors is Wading Into the Net Neutrality Debate
http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/why-general-motors-wading-net-neutrality-debate/96629/
Want an online degree? Net ruling threatens that
http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2014/10/16/net-neutrality-online-degrees/17384523/
FCC Filing: “At Least One” ISP Violating Net Neutrality By Blocking Encrypted Traffic
http://consumerist.com/2014/10/16/fcc-filing-at-least-one-isp-violating-net-neutrality-by-blocking-encrypted-traffic/
FCC To Explore High Frequencies For Broadband
http://www.multichannel.com/news/broadband/fcc-explore-high-frequencies-broadband/384831
Microsoft CEO: In public cloud it’s go big or get the heck out
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/20/microsoft-ceo-in-public-cloud-its-go-big-or-get-the-heck-out/
Cable blackouts could someday be broadband blackouts, too
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/16/cable-blackouts-could-someday-be-broadband-blackouts-too/
Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/19/never-say-never-why-tv-networks-are-suddenly-ready-to-unbundle/
South Korea is about to make the world even more jealous with 10Gbps broadband
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/south-korea-make-world-even-jealous-10gbps-broadband/
Malware Attacks on ATMs Are Here to Stay
http://gizmodo.com/malware-attacks-on-atms-are-here-to-stay-1648341536
Starbucks to test smartphone ‘pay ahead’ option in Portland
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/10/starbucks_to_test_smartphone_p.html

Energy/Utilities

Homeowners ‘back-billed’ $3K due to utility’s faulty equipment
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/oct/17/homeowners-billed-more-than-3000-because-of/
Environmental Groups Say Oregon Got It Wrong With Oil Terminal Permit (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/environmental-groups-say-oregon-was-wrong-in-oil-t/
One By One, Tribes Begin Saying No To Wyoming Coal Tour (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/one-by-one-tribes-begin-saying-no-to-wyoming-coal-/
Manufacturers Gear Up For More Energy Efficiency
http://www.mbtmag.com/articles/2014/10/manufacturers-gear-more-energy-efficiency
Proposed S.F. law would put a solar panel on nearly every roof
http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Proposed-S-F-law-would-put-a-solar-panel-on-5827997.php
How Utilities Can Embrace Solar Energy
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/10/18/how-utilities-can-embrace-solar-energy.aspx
This startup is putting solar cells on a diet, because thinner is better
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/17/this-startup-is-putting-solar-cells-on-a-diet-because-thinner-is-better/
Electrical Blowout Stops Turbine at Nome Wind Farm
http://www.knom.org/wp/blog/2014/10/16/electrical-blowout-stops-turbine-at-nome-wind-farm/
Investigating The Environmental Impact Of Offshore Wind Farms
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/20/investigating-environmental-impact-offshore-wind-farms/
New Software Modeling Tool a Boon for Wind Industry
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/new-software-modeling-tool-a-boon-for-wind-industry
Yahoo signs renewable energy PPA with OwnEnergy
http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2014/10/yahoo-signs-renewable-energy-ppa-with-ownenergy.html
How Apple Became One of the Greenest Companies in America
http://theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/2144851/how-apple-became-one-greenest-companies-america
America Can Nearly Quadruple Its Renewable Electricity By 2030
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/19/america-can-nearly-quadruple-renewable-electricity-2030/
Renewable energy will power the green economy, innovation will drive it
http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/renewable-energy-will-power-the-green-economy-innovation-will-drive-it
How Renewable Energy Could Leave You Mired in Blackouts
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/10/19/renewable-energy-could-leave-you-mired-in-blackout.aspx
Biofuel Companies Look Beyond the Gas Tank
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/business/biofuel-companies-look-beyond-the-gas-tank.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Finding core support for nuclear power
http://www.macleans.ca/economy/finding-core-support-for-nuclear/

Environment

Weather: Sunny Sunday and a Very Rainy Cooler Week Ahead
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/19/weather-sunny-today-and-a-very-rainy-cooler-week-ahead/
NOAA Issues Winter Outlook
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/NOAA_Issues_Winter_Outlook_27464.aspx
Additional trout releases in Western Washington
http://www.blscourierherald.com/news/279591912.html
A Record-Breaking Year for West Sound Wildlife Shelter
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/18/a-record-breaking-year-for-west-sound-wildlife-shelter/
Environmental Groups Say Oregon Got It Wrong With Oil Terminal Permit (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/environmental-groups-say-oregon-was-wrong-in-oil-t/
Beavers with parachutes in Idaho?
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/10/17/3432696_beavers-with-parachutes-in-idaho.html?rh=1
The Planet Just Had Its Hottest September On Record
http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/2143846/planet-just-had-its-hottest-september-record

Transportation/Traffic

School Bus Safety Week encourages support from community
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/279455022.html
Lawmakers might not get to transportation package *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/lawmakers-might-not-get-to-transportation-package_10684675

Schools/Education

Before- and after-school program offered at South Kitsap elementary schools
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/279454602.html
CKSD: District SAT and ACT scores higher than state, nation
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/279613632.html
McCleary mandate calls for tangible solutions *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/mccleary-mandate-calls-for-tangible-solutions_76445674
Is Class Size That Important In Education?
http://kuow.org/post/class-size-important-education

Tribes

One By One, Tribes Begin Saying No To Wyoming Coal Tour (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/one-by-one-tribes-begin-saying-no-to-wyoming-coal-/

KitsapCommunity

Planning for new $7M library underway
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/279460272.html
Cleanup Week is Oct. 20-24 in Port Orchard
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/279454252.html
CKF&R overtime down; but No. 64 goes unstaffed
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/279611622.html

KitsapCares

Volunteer Chore Services are seeking volunteers
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/279353122.html
Operation Day of Hope offers those in need dignity *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/operation-day-of-hope-offers-those-in-need-dignity_89647507

KitsapKudos

LA Times Calls Ferry Trip to Bainbridge Best Bang for Buck in Seattle Sightseeing
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/18/la-times-calls-ferry-trip-to-bainbridge-best-bang-for-buck-in-seattle-sightseeing/

KitsapArts

A real comeback story: Islanders set up fundraiser to help artist after devastating theft *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279592342.html

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October 17, 2014

Elections

Prosecutor race: Longtime incumbent vs. fresh perspective *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/prosecutor-race-longtime-incumbent-vs-fresh-perspective_42737023
Infographic: Washington’s competing gun control initiatives
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/17/elections/122372/infographic-washingtons-competing-gun-control-init/

Business/Economy

Mega Adoption Event set Oct. 17-19 at Kitsap Humane Society
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/279454372.html
Harrison Medical Center names David Schultz as new president
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279487212.html
Thanksgiving will top Black Friday for the best deals this year (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2014/1014/Thanksgiving-will-top-Black-Friday-for-the-best-deals-this-year-video
8 companies you didn’t know had Seattle roots
http://mynorthwest.com/1046/2624616/8-companies-you-didnt-know-had-Seattle-roots
WA State Pot-growing acreage could quadruple
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/oct/16/pot-growing-acreage-could-quadruple/
Job Growth Stalls In Washington And Oregon During September
http://kuow.org/post/job-growth-stalls-washington-and-oregon-during-september
Confidence among US homebuilders slips in October
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/confidence-among-us-homebuilders-slips-140203971.html

Ports/Parks

Kitsap County ommissioners approve contract for Anderson Point Park repairs
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/279450632.html
Budget talk coming next week for parks *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279469022.html

Water

Utilities reach out to customers (Energy)
http://theworldlink.com/reedsport/news/utilities-reach-out-to-customers/article_45231b64-5497-11e4-a06c-9f0b59508bd6.html
Methow Valley Irrigation Gets Overhaul For Fish
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/methow-valley-irrigation-gets-overhaul-for-fish/
New Coalition Launched to Protect Colorado River Headwaters
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/New_Coalition_Launched_to_Protect_Colorado_River_H_27463.aspx
7 Underwater Surprises Exposed in Dried Out California Lakes
http://mashable.com/2014/10/16/7-underwater-secrets-found-in-dried-out-california-lakes/
CA:  It’s time to get extremely serious about conserving water: We need to change our mindset about water
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article2923396.html
The worst drought of the last 1,000 years was in 1934
http://factually.gizmodo.com/the-worst-drought-of-the-last-1-000-years-was-in-1934-1646655184
Lake Erie water quality, algae concerns draw opinions from Ohio Statehouse, gubernatorial candidates
http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2014/10/lake_erie_water_quality_draws.html
Scientists Find Way To Reuse Cigarette Ash As A Water Filter
http://gizmodo.com/scientists-find-way-to-reuse-cigarette-ash-as-a-water-f-1647445900

Telecommunications/Technology

Tech in the classroom promising, but resources lagging * (Schools/Education)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/tech-in-the-classroom-promising-but-resources-lagging_17456498
CenturyLink launches Cloud Development Center in Seattle
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/centurylink-launches-cloud-development-center-seattle/2014-10-16
Google’s ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology, filing shows
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2835082/googles-ambitious-broadband-plans-include-testing-wireless-technology-filing-shows.html
HBO’s taking on Netflix like never before. But now they’ll share the same headaches, too.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/15/hbos-taking-on-netflix-like-never-before-but-now-theyll-share-the-same-headaches-too/
Did the technology invasion begin with the invention of the phonograph?
http://www.redding.com/decodedc/did-the-technology-invasion-begin-with-the-invention-of-the-phonograph

Energy/Utilities

Bainbridge Island: Solar power workshop coming *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279469172.html
Investing in Solar Energy on Capitol Hill Will Save Money on Your Light Bill Through 2020
http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/thedailyweekly/955021-129/investing-in-solar-energy-on-capitol
Utilities reach out to customers (Water)
http://theworldlink.com/reedsport/news/utilities-reach-out-to-customers/article_45231b64-5497-11e4-a06c-9f0b59508bd6.html
Op/Ed: Northwest must preserve salmon and hydro dams (Environment)
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/10/northwest_must_preserve_salmon.html
Battery backup system in Glacier may help in power failures
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/15/3912954_battery-backup-system-in-glacier.html?sp=/99/101/102/&rh=1
Seattle report: More can be done to lower risk of oil trains through city, improve response
http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2014/10/16/seattle-more-needed-to-improve-oil-train-safety
Smart meters can be hacked to cut power bills
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29643276
Smart Cities Are Driving Fundamental Changes In Energy Landscape
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/17/smart-cities-driving-fundamental-changes-energy-landscape/
In Defense of LEDs: Why the Rebound Effect for Solid-State Lighting May Be Overblown
http://theenergycollective.com/rob-day/2144556/defense-leds-why-rebound-effect-solid-state-lighting-may-be-overblown
Existing Nuclear Power Plants May Be Renewable Energy’s Best Friend
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdetwiler/2014/10/17/existing-nuclear-power-plants-may-be-renewable-energys-best-friend/

Environment

Unmanned aircraft provides unique views of killer whales
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/10/16/unmanned-aircraft-provides-unique-views-of-killer-whales/
Woman Fined $500 For Feeding Bears In Washington Coastal Town
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/woman-fined-500-for-feeding-bears-in-washington-co/
Op/Ed: Northwest must preserve salmon and hydro dams (Energy)
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/10/northwest_must_preserve_salmon.html
Oregon On Track To Begin Wolf Delisting Process
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/oregon-on-track-to-begin-wolf-delisting-process-ne/
Tornado swarms on the rise?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1016/Tornado-swarms-on-the-rise
Watch Neil Young and Stephen Colbert battle over the Earth — through song (For fun)
http://grist.org/list/watch-neil-young-and-stephen-colbert-battle-over-the-earth-through-song/

Transportation/Traffic

Edmonds-Kingston ferry route capacity being reduced for three days
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/279438612.html
Ferry Travel Advisory: Wenatchee Replaced & Colman Dock Access Changed
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/16/ferry-travel-advisory-wenatchee-replaced-colman-dock-access-changed/
Expect Seattle-Bremerton ferry delays Oct. 19-21
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279468882.html

Schools/Education

Tech in the classroom promising, but resources lagging * (Technology)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/tech-in-the-classroom-promising-but-resources-lagging_17456498
BISD: Help raise awareness of bullying prevention
http://www.bisd303.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4298&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=15499&PageID=1
BSD: Traveling Farm Comes to West Hills STEM Academy & View Ridge
http://www.bremertonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4388&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=7488&PageID=1
NKSD: Free “Strengthening Families” Workshop
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=31129&PageID=1

Military

Potential For Navy War Games Alarms Peninsula Residents
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/potential-for-navy-war-games-alarms-peninsula-resi/
Tacoma patient shuttle starting at Naval Hospital *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/tacoma-patient-shuttle-starting-at-naval-hospital_49067266

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge Police Want You to Organize Your Neighborhood for Security
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/16/bainbridge-police-want-you-to-organize-your-neighborhood-for-security/
Kitsap Public Health District preparing for possibility of Ebola
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/279501752.html

KitsapCares

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for deliveries
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279353282.html
Nominees sought for action awards *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279469232.html

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October 16, 2014

Elections

Clerk candidates focus on customer service *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/clerk-candidates-focus-on-customer-service_22198533

Business/Economy

Gas prices plunge in Kitsap * (Energy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/gas-prices-plunge-in-kitsap_80311618
Washington unemployment rate 5.7 percent
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Washington-unemployment-rate-5-7-percent-5824656.php
Amazon creating 80,000 holiday jobs this year
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/amazon-creating-80-000-holiday-jobs-this-year.html
Poor Americans want Medicaid, even in red states, says study
http://www.turnto23.com/news/national/poor-americans-want-medicaid-study-says

Water

Storm water cleaning system clearing Puget Sound of toxins
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/10/08/burien-storm-water-cleaning-system/16899295/
OR: County unveils outdoor stormwater lab
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/county-unveils-outdoor-stormwater-lab/article_b723c43a-53f1-11e4-825a-23d01d8a24d9.html
EPA Fines Hanford For Stagnating Radioactive Waste Near Columbia River (Energy)
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-epa-fines-hanford-for-stagnating-radioactive-waste-near-columbia-river/
How one building is changing the world (Energy)
http://grist.org/business-technology/how-one-building-is-changing-the-world/
The Risks of Cheap Water
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/business/economy/the-price-of-water-is-too-low.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Arizona Receives $25M in Water Funding
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Arizona_Receives_25M_in_Water_Funding_27456.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

WA State computer network goes on blink, stopping email and other service at agencies for nearly four hours *
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/14/3432402_state-computer-network-goes-on.html
Community Wi-Fi startup Instabridge lands $1M seed round
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/15/community-wi-fi-startup-instabridge-lands-1m-seed-round/
Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/16/cloud-computing-is-coming-for-your-dna-and-it-will-lead-to-better-drugs-and-health-care/
What will the internet look like in 2040?
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141015-will-we-fear-tomorrows-internet
How travelers upset their fellow travelers with mobile devices
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/when-traveling-what-behavior-is-the-most.html
How the Social Media Disconnect Will Affect Business Schools
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-t-delaney/how-the-social-media-disc_b_5985760.html

Energy/Utilities

Gas prices plunge in Kitsap * (Business/Economy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/gas-prices-plunge-in-kitsap_80311618
Pacific County PUD sets policy on new large-load customers as pot farms take root
http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/local-news/20141014/pud-sets-policy-on-new-large-load-customers-as-pot-farms-take-root
How much is energy efficiency worth in the Northwest?
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/how-much-is-energy-efficiency-worth-in-the.html
Natural gas’s green image could be hot air, say scientists
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/1015/Natural-gas-s-green-image-could-be-hot-air-say-scientists
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Help US Economy
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/15/reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions-help-us-economy/
EPA Fines Hanford For Stagnating Radioactive Waste Near Columbia River (Water)
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-epa-fines-hanford-for-stagnating-radioactive-waste-near-columbia-river/
Hanford under scrutiny for sick cleanup workers
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/hanford-under-scrutiny-for-sick-cleanup-workers.html
How one building is changing the world (Water)
http://grist.org/business-technology/how-one-building-is-changing-the-world/
Offshore Wind Power Can Save US Billions On Electricity, Recent DOE Study Finds
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/offshore-wind-power-can-save-u-s-billions-on-electricity-recent-doe-study-finds
Is Solar Power About to Go Through the Roof?
http://www.ect.coop/power-supply/renewable-energy/is-solar-power-about-to-go-through-the-roof/74358
Companies Using the Most Solar Power in America
http://247wallst.com/infrastructure/2014/10/15/companies-using-the-most-solar-power-in-america/
The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 2: EV Costs
http://theenergycollective.com/ed-dodge/1966621/case-electric-vehicles-part-2-ev-costs

Environment

EPA wants Navy to help fix former dump * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/epa-wants-navy-to-help-fix-former-dump_56449893
Study: Recent sea level rise is highest in 6,000 years
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/10/14/sea-level-rise-climate-change/17258055/

Transportation/Traffic

Smaller boat coming to Bainbridge Island ferry route *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279364192.html
Speed limit on Highway 303 dropping from 50 to 45 *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/speed-limit-on-highway-303-dropping-from-50-to-45_18730952

Military

EPA wants Navy to help fix former dump * (Environment)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/epa-wants-navy-to-help-fix-former-dump_56449893
Warplanes over Spokane are just training
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/oct/15/warplanes-over-spokane-are-just-training/

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge Public Library supporters hold benefit book sale *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/279297662.html

OtherNews

Rabies Found in One Bat on Bainbridge and Two Others in Kitsap
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/15/rabies-found-in-one-bat-on-bainbridge-and-two-others-in-kitsap/
World’s tallest cow: Blosom, a 6-foot-4-inch bovine
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1015/World-s-tallest-cow-Blosom-a-6-foot-4-inch-bovine

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October 15, 2014

Public Policy

Court decision bolsters new rule on mental health benefits for families
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/279063321.html
Back to drawing board on code-enforcement chapter of county code
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/279217962.html
Washington State Police Push Back Against Limits On Drones
http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-police-push-back-against-limits-drones
Panel sets limit for Washington lawmakers’ free meals
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/oct/15/panel-sets-limit-for-washington-lawmakers-free/

Elections

Poulsbo, NK Fire ask voters for money to update equipment *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/poulsbo-nk-fire-ask-voters-for-money-to-update-equipment_22248122
Poll: Washington class size initiative leading nearly 3:1
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/10/14/washington-class-size-initiative/17256823/
District Court candidates offer voters a choice *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/district-court-candidates-offer-voters-a-choice_24581043
Oregon: Voter Turnout May Tip The Scales On Legal Pot Measure
http://www.opb.org/news/article/voter-turnout-will-tip-the-scales-on-legal-pot-measure/

Business/Economy

Kitsap Bank has gone solar (Energy)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279069061.html
Apartment rents creeping up in Kitsap
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/10/14/apartment-rents-creeping-up-in-kitsap/
Divide deep over marijuana in rural areas
http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/members/divide-deep-over-marijuana-in-rural-areas/article_29cf56de-50e1-11e4-8fa0-cb9a8f1cc81d.html
Hospitals dig into sustainable seafoods
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/14/animals-wildlife/122309/hospitals-swim-toward-sustainable-seafoods/
One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141013-food-waste-national-security-environment-science-ngfood/
Freelance still runs on word of mouth
http://www.redding.com/financial-fitness/freelance-still-runs-on-word-of-mouth

Ports/Parks

Mushroom hunting regulations headed for foragers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/mushroom-hunting-regulations-headed-for-foragers_95955228
Bainbridge council considers marina rezone *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279204481.html

Water

Four to receive Hood Canal environmental awards *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/four-to-receive-hood-canal-environmental-awards_18955739
Sequim City Council approves utility fees restructuring for water, sewer customers
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141015/news/310159978/sequim-city-council-approves-utility-fees-restructuring-for-water
If You Drill It They Will Come
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/If_You_Drill_It_They_Will_Come_27442.aspx
To fight drought, Burbank reuses pool water
http://www.burbankleader.com/news/tn-blr-to-fight-drought-burbank-reuses-pool-water-20141014,0,7981345.story

Telecommunications/Technology

Journal: Ad Delivery Could be New Neutrality Battlefield
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Journal-Ad-Delivery-Could-be-New-Neutrality-Battlefield-130849
Op/Ed: FCC’s net neutrality could increase internet tax
http://www.morningledger.com/fccs-net-neutrality-could-increase-internet-tax/138271/
Op/Ed: Google is sitting out the net neutrality fight. Here are 4 possible reasons
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/14/google-is-sitting-out-the-net-neutrality-fight-here-are-4-possible-reasons/
Cities Comcast is Leaving Say Company Providing Few Answers
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Cities-Comcast-is-Leaving-Say-Company-Providing-Few-Answers-130840

Energy/Utilities

Kitsap Bank has gone solar (Business/Economy)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279069061.html
Low-carbon fuels in Washington: Is mandate needed to spur technological breakthrough?
http://washingtonstatewire.com/blog/low-carbon-fuels-in-washington-is-mandate-needed-to-spur-technological-breakthrough/
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat (Environment)
http://www.hcn.org/articles/offshore-oil-rigs-can-provide-prime-fish-habitat?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email
Energy Savings Myths
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mef45efifi/energy-savings-myths/
Microgrids Can Serve Multiple Purposes With The Right Policy Frameworks
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/2143776/microgrids-can-serve-multiple-purposes-right-policy-frameworks
Net-Zero Neighborhoods Gaining Traction
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/10/net-zero-neighborhoods-gaining-traction?cmpid=rss
Energy for a Rainy Day, or a Windless One
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/business/energy-for-a-rainy-day-or-a-windless-one.html?_r=0
Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/wind-power-is-cheapest-energy-unpublished-eu-analysis-finds
Grab the Low-hanging Fruit: Use Solar Forecasting Before Storage to Stabilize the Grid
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/grab-the-low-hanging-fruit-of-grid-integration-with-solar-forecasting?cmpid=rss
Why clean energy might be cheaper than you think
http://grist.org/news/why-clean-energy-might-be-cheaper-than-you-think/
America’s Leading Companies Continue to Invest Big in Solar Energy
http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/189973
Giant Energy Storage Project Aims at Renewable Energy’s Holy Grail
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/giant-battery-unit-shoots-for-wind-energy-storage-holy-grail
New “Groundbreaking Battery” Lasts 20 Years & Recharges In 2 Minutes
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/15/new-groundbreaking-battery-lasts-20-years-recharges-2-minutes/
The Plug Loads Made Me Do It
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/2102.aspx
Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes
http://phys.org/news/2014-10-brighter-energy-saving-flat-panel-based.html
The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 1: The Driving Experience
http://theenergycollective.com/ed-dodge/1545891/case-electric-vehicles-part-1-driving-experience

Environment

Storing greenhouse gas underground—for a million years
http://news.sciencemag.org/chemistry/2014/10/storing-greenhouse-gas-underground-million-years
Serious about saving the bees? Time to rethink agriculture
http://grist.org/article/serious-about-saving-the-bees-time-to-rethink-agriculture/
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat (Energy)
http://www.hcn.org/articles/offshore-oil-rigs-can-provide-prime-fish-habitat?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

Schools/Education

Students’ global project focused on fighting Ebola
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/279213562.html
Education policy discussion Oct. 16 at Clearwater resort
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/community/279214842.html
6 Wash. state charter schools receive federal grants
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/6-Wash-state-charter-schools-get-federal-grants-279136981.html
Seattle universities dump student insurance plans as enrollment drops
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2014/10/seattle-universities-dump-student-insurance-plans.html

KitsapCommunity

NKF&R raises $700 during 9/11 breakfast for health services
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/279215082.html
Bremerton firefighters dive in to water rescue drill *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-firefighters-dive-in-to-water-rescue-drill_37887099

KitsapCares

Kitsap business owner to lock himself inside business for charity
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/279069151.html

KitsapArts

5 of 6: BIMA boasts five new shows during museum’s sixth changeover *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/279157061.html

OtherNews

Survey: Most Washington state nurses don’t feel prepared for Ebola
http://www.king5.com/story/news/health/2014/10/14/washington-nurses-not-prepared-ebola/17242257/

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October 14, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

The US, South Africa and Australia are turning wastewater into drinking water
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/13/us-south-africa-australia-wastewater-drinking-water-direct-potable-reuse
CA: Who’s ready to drink recycled water?
http://kalw.org/post/who-s-ready-drink-recycled-water
Santee Water Purification Project Could Provide 3 Million Gallons Per Day
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Santee-Padre-Dam-Municipal-Water-District-Water-Purification-San-Diego-279000701.html

Elections

Emerson, Gilmore tout government experience in auditor’s race *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/emerson-gilmore-tout-government-experience-in-auditors-race_06291961
Washington Background Check Measure Retains Healthy Lead
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-elway-poll-washington-background-check-measure-retains-healthy-lead/
Giffords to begin 9-state tour on women, guns
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Giffords-to-begin-9-state-tour-on-women-guns-5820758.php

Business/Economy

Hospice of Kitsap County to close inpatient care center *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hospice-of-kitsap-county-to-close-inpatient-care-centerthe-underutilized-center-is-contributing_54665773
KEDA forum will discuss changing economic, demographic profile of Central Kitsap
http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/keda-forum-will-discuss-changing-economic-demographic-profile-of-central-kitsap
Northwest Cranberry Harvest Underway
http://www.opb.org/news/article/nw-cranberry-harvest-underway/

Collaborative Communities/Innovative Partnerships

Op/Ed: The Tacoma-Seattle port alliance: More challenges still ahead
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/13/maritime/122244/port-seattle-tacoma-shipping-alliance-commission/

Water

Popular lake parking lots get permeable replacements *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/popular-lake-parking-lots-get-permeable-replacements_40563695
Drop a brick, feel better about the California drought (But, use an eco-friendly brick!) (Video)
http://grist.org/list/drop-a-brick-feel-better-about-the-california-drought/
DOE Requires Water, Energy Efficiency Verification in Buildings (Energy)
http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/10/13/doe-requires-water-energy-efficiency-verification-in-buildings/

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC chief under fire for media outreach involving net neutrality
http://watchdog.org/176143/fcc-political-bias/
Tim Berners-Lee, Web creator, defends Net neutrality
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/435626/tim-berners-lee-web-creator.html
Broadband in over 700 million homes worldwide
http://www.tvbeurope.com/broadband-700-million-homes-worldwide/
Hackers slam their way into Oregon Employment Department site
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2014/10/hackers-slam-their-way-into-oregon-employment.html
Dropbox: Change Your Password: Hackers Claim Hundreds of Dropbox Passwords Leaked
http://gizmodo.com/change-your-password-hackers-are-leaking-dropbox-user-1645981610
EMC buys Cloudscaling as the great cloud consolidation continue
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/13/emc-buys-cloudscaling-as-the-great-cloud-consolidation-continues/
Google Street View Straps A Camera To A Camel’s Back To Capture Arabian Desert
http://consumerist.com/2014/10/08/google-street-view-straps-a-camera-to-a-camels-back-to-capture-arabian-desert/
Peering deals speed up U.S. Netflix streams, but European ISPs still a lot faster
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/13/peering-deals-speed-up-u-s-netflix-streams-but-european-isps-still-a-lot-faster/
Amusing Monday: Amazing drones bring us new stories to tell
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/10/13/amusing-monday-amazing-drones-bring-us-new-stories-to-tell/

Energy/Utilities

Northwest Energy Efficiency Gains Hit $3.5 Billion
http://www.ect.coop/industry/trends-reports-analyses/northwest-energy-efficiency-gains-hit-3-5-billion/74305
Op/Ed: Snohomish PUD’s tidal project well worth the investment
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20141013/OPINION01/141019795
Smart grid provides power bridge to Fox Island
http://www.bpa.gov/news/newsroom/Pages/Smart-grid-fills-critical-need-on-Fox-Island.aspx
Why Washington regulators want to slash PacifiCorp’s proposed 8.5 percent rate hike
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/why-washington-regulators-want-to-slash.html
Energy-efficient economy needs strong railroads * (Transportation)
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024742592_biztaltoncol12xml.html
Can We Depend on the Money?: What Washington’s carbon revenue stream could look like through 2050.
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/10/13/can-we-depend-on-the-money/
Standford engineer says ‘smart grid’ needed to shift electrical system to alternatve envegy
http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/california-news/11665-stanford-engineer-says-smart-grid-needed-to-shift-electrical-system-to-alternative-energy.html
Researchers aim to harvest the sun’s energy in cheap, new ways
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/researchers-aim-to-harvest-the-suns-energy-in-cheap-new-ways/article21083183/
China Finally Acknowledges Unfair Pricing, To Sharply Lower Renewable Tariffs by 2020
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/10/china-finally-acknowledges-unfair-pricing-to-sharply-lower-renewable-tariffs-by-2020
Here’s The Real Reason Why The Offshore Wind Energy Industry Has The Happies
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/13/the-real-reason-why-offshore-wind-energy-has-the-happies/
The Future of Energy: Will ‘Cheap as Dirt’ Batteries Transform the Grid?
http://theenergycollective.com/jessejenkins/2142871/future-energy-will-cheap-dirt-batteries-transform-grid
New Report Sheds Light on the Old “Food Vs. Fuel” Bioenergy Debate
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/new-report-sheds-light-on-the-old-food-vs-fuel-bioenergy-debate
Oregon regulators to eliminate some popular weatherization incentives
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/10/oregon_regulators_to_eliminate.html
DOE Requires Water, Energy Efficiency Verification in Buildings (Water)
http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/10/13/doe-requires-water-energy-efficiency-verification-in-buildings/
LED Lights Are A ‘Transformative Technology’ In The Developing World
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/10/13/354845893/led-lights-are-a-transformative-technology-in-the-developing-world
A former EPA director is pushing for wider use of nuclear power in the US
http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-10-13/former-epa-director-pushing-wider-use-nuclear-power-us

Environment

Fish Are Relocating Toward The Poles To Avoid Warming Waters
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/globally-fish-populations-are-heading-to-the-polls/
State expands number of trout to be stocked this fall, winter
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/13/3430306_state-expands-number-of-trout.html?sp=/99/1683/&rh=1
FEMA Awards $2.35 Million in Disaster Funds for Okanogan County PUD
http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2014/10/08/fema-awards-235-million-disaster-funds-okanogan-county-pud
Conservationists Sue For Wolverine Protections
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/conservation-groups-sue-us-fish-and-wildlife-to-pr/
Watch Cascadian Farm’s dramatic effort to save the bees
http://grist.org/list/watch-cascadian-farms-dramatic-effort-to-save-the-bees/
Pentagon unveils plan for military’s response to climate change (Military)
http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-hagel-climate-change-20141013-story.html

Transportation/Traffic

Bremerton ferry run returns to sailings
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279019731.html
Bike share rolls onto Seattle streets
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/13/seattle-city-hall/122311/bike-share-rolls-seattle-streets/
Energy-efficient economy needs strong railroads * (Energy)
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024742592_biztaltoncol12xml.html
The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars
http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/10/the-future-of-transportation-is-not-all-flying-cars/381333/

Schools/Education

NKSD: School board accepting applications for vacated position
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/279063541.html
Education spotlight: OC foundation donors hear students’ inspiring stories *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/education-spotlight-oc-foundation-donors-hear-students-inspiring-stories_62456824

Military

Three local grads advance in Army, Navy and Air Force
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279069781.html
Pentagon unveils plan for military’s response to climate change (Environment)
http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-hagel-climate-change-20141013-story.html

Tribes

Tribal Fishing Rights Cases Hit the 9th Circuit
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/10/13/72401.htm
Bellingham approves ‘Coast Salish Day’ resolution
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Seattle-turns-to-Indigenous-People-s-Day-5819001.php

KitsapCommunity

Kitsap County History Society speaker series continues Thursday
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/279068251.html

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October 13, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Biwater to provide indirect potable reuse solution for Californian dam
http://www.filtsep.com/view/40314/biwater-to-provide-indirect-potable-reuse-solution-for-californian-dam/

Public Policy

Bremerton considers crackdown on panhandling *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-considers-crackdown-on-panhandling_33991541
Nursing home chain to pay $38M in US settlement *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/state/nursing-home-chain-to-pay-38m-in-us-settlement_44271328_
Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state
http://news.yahoo.com/rival-gun-measures-ballot-washington-state-073615058–politics.html

Elections

Republican Wolfe wants to bring political diversity to board *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/republican-wolfe-wants-to-bring-political-diversity-to-board_60120133
Streissguth focuses on long-term planning, community input *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/streissguth-focuses-on-longterm-planning-community-input_50383656
ALEC returns as a campaign issue in the 26th
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-caucus/2014/10/10/alec-returns-as-a-campaign-issue-in-the-26th/
District 26 candidates throw ‘subtle jabs’ at forum
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/278857721.html

Business/Economy

Mobile therapy comes to South Kitsap
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/278676071.html
Poulsbo City Council approves more than $100K in tourism marketing grants
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/business/278820231.html
Kitsap Community Food Co-op celebrates National Co-op Month
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/278673741.html
DINING OUT: A Smokin’ new eatery *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/entertainment/restaurants/dining-out-a-smokin-new-eatery_86972651
Learning from Satya Nadella’s comments (Technology)
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/12/technology/122276/satya-nadella-problem-microsoft-ed-lazowska/
State estimates labor contracts will cost $583 million
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/State-estimates-labor-contracts-will-cost-583-million-278955291.html
Journalism’s biggest competitors are things that don’t even look like journalism (Technology)
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/10/journalism-biggest-competitors-are-things-that-dont-even-look-like-journalism/

Ports/Parks

Blaze Your Trail: Time to Apply for BI Parks Foundation Community Grants
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/11/blaze-your-trail-time-to-apply-for-bi-parks-foundation-community-grants/
Bainbridge park board will keep teen center in budget *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/278945281.html
Seattle’s new waterfront: Latest looks
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Seattle-s-new-waterfront-Latest-looks-5813360.php

Water

Poulsbo City Council may increase water rates
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/278815851.html
Kitsap County plans to trap beaver near Long Lake
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/278671331.html
Kitsap’s shoreline program approved with modifications *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsaps-shoreline-program-approved-with-modifications_54983227
Utah: After toxin found, caution stressed in water bodies statewide
http://www.standard.net/Environment/2014/10/10/Utah-Lake-tests-confirm-presence-of-toxin-state-officials-stress-caution-in-water-bodies-statewide.html
Study: After Dams Are Removed, Rivers Quickly Return To Normal
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/study-after-dams-are-removed-rivers-quickly-return/
’4Liters Challenge’ Addresses Water Poverty and Conservation
http://www.planetizen.com/node/71606
Drought making Calif. more like Arizona
http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2014/10/12/drought-making-calif-like-arizona/17120851/
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Reduces August Water Use Despite Summer Heat, Steps up Enforcement for Water Wasters
http://www.acwa.com/news/conservation/ladwp-reduces-august-water-use-despite-summer-heat-steps-enforcement-water-wasters
Frackers are dumping toxic waste into California’s groundwater
http://grist.org/list/frackers-are-dumping-toxic-waste-into-californias-groundwater/
CA Cities seek water independence
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/water-638249-percent-district.html
Unconventional Water Sources for Thermoelectric Power Generation Cooling  —  Part 2: Reclaimed Water (Energy)
http://www.arcweb.com/strategy-reports/2014-10-09/unconventional-water-sources-for-thermoelectric-power-generation-cooling-part-2-reclaimed-water.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Strategic innovations focus at technology summit (Schools/Education)
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/278673551.html
Learning from Satya Nadella’s comments (Business/Economy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/12/technology/122276/satya-nadella-problem-microsoft-ed-lazowska/
Obama: White House Expects FCC To Uphold Net Neutrality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/09/obama-fcc-net-neutrality_n_5962222.html
Today’s Farm Requires Access to Wireless Broadband
http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/today-s-farm-requires-access-wireless-broadband
Why US Internet Is So Slow
http://www.popsugar.com/tech/Why-US-Internet-Slow-35909087
How to read books from your local library on your tablet
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/12/how-to-read-books-from-your-local-library-on-your-tablet/
Dropbox Has Deleted a Bunch of User Files From the Cloud
http://gizmodo.com/dropbox-has-deleted-a-bunch-of-user-files-from-the-clou-1645604903
Like Amazon, data center giant Sabey Corp. sees opportunity to warm buildings with waste heat (Energy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/like-amazon-data-center-giant-sabey-corp-sees.html
The cult of the 14-year-old doggy entrepreneur
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/10/technology/122225/icpooch-dog-puppy-video-message-/
Journalism’s biggest competitors are things that don’t even look like journalism (Business/Economy)
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/10/journalism-biggest-competitors-are-things-that-dont-even-look-like-journalism/
What’s the most energy-efficient way to charge my cellphone?
http://grist.org/business-technology/whats-the-most-energy-efficient-way-to-charge-my-cellphone/

Energy/Utilities

Ambre coal dispute heats up
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/ambre-coal-dispute-heats-up.html
Like Amazon, data center giant Sabey Corp. sees opportunity to warm buildings with waste heat (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/like-amazon-data-center-giant-sabey-corp-sees.html
Colorado wind energy’s triumphs and challenges
http://mountaintownnews.net/2014/10/10/colorado-wind-energys-triumphs-challenges/
Unconventional Water Sources for Thermoelectric Power Generation Cooling  —  Part 2: Reclaimed Water (Water)
http://www.arcweb.com/strategy-reports/2014-10-09/unconventional-water-sources-for-thermoelectric-power-generation-cooling-part-2-reclaimed-water.aspx
Gilded Age of Gas
http://theenergycollective.com/imranmacmillan/2140896/gilded-age-gas
From soldering iron to solar power: saving the world the DIY way
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/10/soldering-iron-solar-power-saving-world-diy
Electric cars have batteries. Why not power plants?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1012/Electric-cars-have-batteries.-Why-not-power-plants
US edges closer to energy independence
http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/10/us-edges-closer-to-energy-independence/
Will new federal rules set off a renewable energy land rush?
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/will-new-federal-rules-set-off-a-renewable-energy.html
Offshore Wind Power Can Save U.S. Billions On Electricity, Recent DOE Study Finds
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/2131356/offshore-wind-power-can-save-us-billions-electricity-recent-doe-study-finds
Video: Offshore Wind Farm, From Under The Blades
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/12/video-offshore-wind-farm-blades/
Do Politicians Care About Nuclear Matters?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/10/10/do-politicians-care-about-nuclear-matters/
Canada: Nuclear plants must give anti-radiation pills to nearby residents: regulator
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nuclear-plants-must-give-anti-radiation-pills-to-nearby-residents-regulator-1.2796233

Environment

Hood Canal bridge may be death trap for steelhead *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hood-canal-bridge-may-be-death-trap-for-steelhead_29802140
Waterspout triggers rare tornado warning in Pierce County
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Waterspout-triggers-first-Puget-Sound-tornado-warning-in-17-years-278905011.html

Transportation/Traffic

Kitsap escapes ferry cuts in DOT budget request *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-escapes-ferry-cuts-in-dot-budget-request_21527278
A Washington ferry budget break down for 2015-16 | Ferry Fare
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/278710321.html
Portland TriMet: Secret Service miscommunication, dallying caused nightmarish MAX meltdown during VP Joe Biden’s Portland visit
http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2014/10/secret_service_miscommunicatio.html
Don’t want to climb that steep hill? For $5, Uber will haul your bicycle up for you
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/dont-want-to-climb-that-steep-hill-for-5-uber-will.html

Schools/Education

North Kitsap School Board divided over presidency
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/278847621.html
Strategic innovations focus at technology summit (Technology)
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/278673551.html
PineCrest educator honored as top teacher
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/278849681.html

Tribes

California casino closed after armed standoff between tribal factions
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/11/california-casino-is-closed-after-armed-standoff/

KitsapCommunity

Bainbridge’s “Bustling Maritime Industrial Complex”
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/11/bainbridges-bustling-maritime-industrial-complex/

KitsapCares

N.K. Rotarians ready to give Kitsap the fright of their lives
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/community/278710441.html
Take a walk in her shoes through Bremerton
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/lifestyle/278813921.html
Bainbridge Island Community Foundation honors island philanthropists *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/278908221.html

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October 10, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

CA advanced water treatment project to explore new source of water
http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2014/10/advanced-water-treatment-plant-project-to-explore-new-source-of-water.html

Public Policy

Electronic signs stir debate (Business/Economy)
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/278709261.html
City of Bremerton wants opinions on its Comprehensive Plan
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/278583941.html

Elections

Bloomberg group: Another $1 million for gun safety initiative
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/10/09/bloomberg-group-another-1-million-to-gun-safety-initiative/

Business/Economy

Electronic signs stir debate (Public Policy)
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/278709261.html
Will Future Art Walks Be Dry?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/09/will-future-art-walks-be-dry/
City of Bainbridge Island dinged on state audit for work with federal grant *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/278706651.html
Permits filed for Harrison’s Silverdale expansion
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/278708951.html
Windermere Real Estate West Sound is about to get bigger
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/business/278716161.html
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to women: Don’t ask for a raise. It’s good karma
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/09/technology/122249/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-women-raises/
Most Googled brands in Washington state? No surprises here
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/most-googled-brands-in-washington-state-no.html
Bumper cranberry crop on Long Beach Peninsula
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Bumper-cranberry-crop-on-Long-Beach-Peninsula-5811828.php
Social media impacts how employers hire (Technology)
http://www.wcnc.com/story/technology/2014/10/09/social-media-impacts-how-employers-hire/16994843/

Ports/Parks

Auditor: State Parks must correct sloppy accounting methods
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Auditor-State-Parks-must-improve-sloppy-accounting-278688461.html
New boat ramp planned for Salsbury Point *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/north-kitsap/new-boat-ramp-planned-for-salsbury-point_31608377

Water

A Second Coalition Files Petition for Review of SMP, This One About Aquaculture
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/09/a-second-coalition-files-petition-for-review-of-smp-this-one-about-aquaculture/
Beaverton water purification startup nets $1.1M from investors
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/beaverton-water-purification-startup-nets-1-1m.html
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is Soliciting Project Proposals for New Colorado River System Conservation Pilot Program
http://www.acwa.com/news/conservation/us-bureau-reclamation-soliciting-project-proposals-new-colorado-river-system-conse
Oil/Gas a Small Part of Water Problem, Part of Solution, Too (Energy)
http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/99997-oilgas-a-small-part-of-water-problem-part-of-solution-too

Telecommunications/Technology

Find the best ‘net neutrality’
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/220025-find-the-best-net-neutrality
Obama pans internet fast lanes, as calls increase to treat broadband as “public utility”
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/10/obama-pans-internet-fast-lanes-as-calls-increase-to-treat-broadband-as-public-utility/
San Francisco to vote on ‘dig once’ proposal to accelerate city’s fiber network buildout
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/san-francisco-vote-dig-once-proposal-accelerate-citys-fiber-network-buildou/2014-10-09
Social media impacts how employers hire (Business/Economy)
http://www.wcnc.com/story/technology/2014/10/09/social-media-impacts-how-employers-hire/16994843/
Symantec splits itself into two companies, with one focussing on security and the other on data management
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/09/symantec-splits-itself-into-two-companies-with-one-focussing-on-security-and-the-other-on-data-management/

Energy/Utilities

Bust out the LEGOs! The toymaker cut its ties with Big Oil
http://grist.org/business-technology/bust-out-the-legos-the-toymaker-cut-its-ties-with-big-oil/
New power poles going up on Bainbridge, North Kitsap
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/278708941.html
Oil/Gas a Small Part of Water Problem, Part of Solution, Too (Water)
http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/99997-oilgas-a-small-part-of-water-problem-part-of-solution-too
Energy-Efficient Work Environments May Be Healthier
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/09/energy-efficient-work-environments-may-healthier/
Food For Watts: Turning Post-consumer Food Waste into Renewable Energy
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/food-for-watts-turning-post-consumer-food-waste-into-renewable-energy
SolarCity on solar power plus energy storage – don’t leave the grid
http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/solarcitys-cto-peter-rive-solar-power-plus-energy-storage-24036
Walmart Owners Backing Campaigns to Limit Rooftop Solar Power
https://news.vice.com/article/exclusive-walmart-owners-backing-campaigns-to-limit-rooftop-solar-power
How a Wind Farm is Helping Save the Family Farm in Western Oklahoma
http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/10/09/how-a-wind-farm-is-helping-save-the-family-farm-in-western-oklahoma/
Britain’s First Nuclear Power Plant In A Generation Isn’t A Great Deal, But Neither Are The Alternatives
http://theenergycollective.com/robertwilson190/2140086/hinkley-point-nuclear-power-station-isnt-great-neither-are-alternatives

Environment

California leads on climate change, says 50-state tool
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/10/09/california-leads-on-climate-change-says-50-state-tool/16911365/
Photos of the total lunar eclipse from around the world
http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2014/10/photos_of_the_total_lunar_ecli.html
East Coasters, prepare for three decades of epic flooding
http://grist.org/news/east-coasters-prepare-for-three-decades-of-epic-flooding/
Why is the Arctic at the Center of World Politics?
http://theenergycollective.com/roman-kilisek/2125651/why-arctic-center-world-politics

Transportation/Traffic

Update urged for Washington texting-driving law
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/9/update-urged-for-washington-texting-driving-law/
A fingerprint to board an airplane? Alaska Airlines tests a biometric system
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/a-fingerprint-to-board-an-airplane-alaska-airlines.html

Schools/Education

Central Kitsap school board removes ‘interim’ from superintendent McVicker’s title *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/central-kitsap-school-board-removes-interim-from-superintendent-mcvickers-title_83801125
Weedin cites negativity in resigning from North Kitsap School Board
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/278733971.html

Military

JBLM Air Force reservists fly Ebola aid flights
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/JBLM-Air-Force-reservists-fly-Ebola-aid-flights-5812241.php

Tribes

Senate Indian Affairs Committee chairman visits Suquamish on Oct. 13
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/278711371.html

KitsapCommunity

BIFD hosts annual pancake breakfast *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/278706871.html

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October 9, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Why you should care about water conservation: Infographic
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/why-you-should-care-about-water-conservation-infographic

Public Policy

Islanders File Petition for Review of SMP
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/08/islanders-file-petition-for-review-of-smp/
Police Facility: Council Says No to Island Fitness Site and to Co-Location with Fire Department
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/10/08/police-facility-council-says-no-to-island-fitness-site-and-to-co-location-with-fire-department/

Elections

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County Clerk
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/278451511.html

Business/Economy

Median sales price of a home in Kitsap: $249,950
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/business/278566241.html
Washington’s best, worst cities for renters
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Washington-s-best-worst-cities-for-renters-5810467.php
Washington state’s most affluent regions may surprise you
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/10/washington-states-most-affluent-regions-may.html
Proposal to reduce Defense per diem pay stirs outcry * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/proposal-to-reduce-defense-per-diem-pay-stirs-outcry_02658054

Ports/Parks

Historic ships pay visit to Bremerton *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/historic-ships-pay-visit-to-bremerton_77259668

Water

Second culvert to be removed from Kingston estuary
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/278563701.html
NOAA: Army Corps must improve dam to protect fish (Environment)
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/NOAA-Army-Corps-must-improve-dam-to-protect-fish-278467851.html
A greener summer next year? Port Angeles adjusts its water rates to be more lawn-loving
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141009/news/310099985/a-greener-summer-next-year-port-angeles-adjusts-its-water-rates-to
Why water conservation doesn’t mean lower water rates
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/why-water-conservation-doesnt-mean-lower-water-rates
New Seattle seawall to filter, treat storm water
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/10/02/seattle-seawall-toxic-runoff/16619663/
Colorado River Water-Conservation Effort To Begin
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/10/08/colorado-river-water-conservation-effort-to-begin/
Drought Reveals Water-Energy Connection, Cutting California’s Hydropower in Half (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/2125276/drought-reveals-water-energy-connection-cutting-californias-hydropower-half

Telecommunications/Technology

Washington has highest cell phone taxes and fees in the U.S., says study
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/washington-has-highest-cell-phone-taxes-and-fees.html
Top 10 Lines Uttered by Economists At The FCC’s Open Internet Roundtable
http://www.forbes.com/sites/halsinger/2014/10/07/top-10-lines-uttered-by-economists-at-the-fccs-open-internet-roundtable-with-english-translations/
Could the government break the internet? Tech execs say if things don’t change, yes
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/10/could-the-government-break-the-internet-tech-execs.html
Coming this holiday to Best Buy and Target: The internet of things
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/08/coming-this-holiday-to-best-buy-and-target-the-internet-of-things/
Cuomo sees $500M for broadband work
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Cuomo-sees-500M-for-broadband-work-5810548.php

Energy/Utilities

Navy awards contract for Bremerton energy efficiency projects * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/navy-awards-contract-for-bremerton-energy-efficiency-projects_91799344
The Big Problem with Letting Small Railroads Haul Oil
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/10/08/the-big-problem-with-letting-small-railroads-haul-oil/
Drought Reveals Water-Energy Connection, Cutting California’s Hydropower in Half (Water)
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/2125276/drought-reveals-water-energy-connection-cutting-californias-hydropower-half
EPA: US cars more efficient than ever
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1008/EPA-US-cars-more-efficient-than-ever
IEA Marks Energy Efficiency As World’s “First Fuel,” Worth $310 Billion
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/08/iea-marks-energy-efficiency-worlds-first-fuel-worth-310-billion/
A Common Energy-Saving Device that I’ve Never Seen in the United States
http://theenergycollective.com/catherinewolfram/2119271/common-energy-saving-device-i-ve-never-seen-us
Nobel Prize for physics: How LEDs change the world (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1007/Nobel-Prize-for-physics-How-LEDs-change-the-world-video
Solar Landfills: One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/09/solar-landfills-one-persons-trash-anothers-treasure/
SolarCity Introduces New Finance Model for Rooftop Systems
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/solarcity-introduces-new-finance-model-for-rooftop-systems
DOE Loans Are Only the Beginning for Much-Needed Investment in Nuclear
http://theenergycollective.com/jessicalovering/2117726/doe-loans-are-only-beginning-much-needed-investment-nuclear

Environment

Northwest Tribes Celebrate Highest Fall Fish Returns to Columbia River Basin in 75 Years (Tribes)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/06/northwest-tribes-celebrate-highest-fall-fish-returns-columbia-river-basin-75-years-critfc
NOAA: Army Corps must improve dam to protect fish (Water)
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/NOAA-Army-Corps-must-improve-dam-to-protect-fish-278467851.html
In the war against wildfires, ecosystem restoration is the name of the game
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/09/environment/122205/forest-fires-restoring-ecosystems-dan-chasen/
Washington Ecology cleaned up 250 tons of litter
http://www.kirotv.com/news/ap/washington/washington-ecology-cleaned-up-250-tons-of-litter/nhd8R/
Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/is-alaska-safe-for-sea-stars/
Pineapple Express (Not The Movie) Possibly Headed For Northwest
http://www.opb.org/news/blog/newsblog/pineapple-express-not-the-movie-headed-for-northwest-oregon-southwest-washington/

Transportation/Traffic

How would you improve Highway 3-304 interchange? *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/how-would-you-improve-highway-3304-interchange_33676963
California High-Speed Rail Authority Has Formally Begun Process Of Procuring Trains
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/08/california-high-speed-rail-authority-formally-begun-process-procuring-trains/

Schools/Education

NK School Board president resigns *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/nk-school-board-president-resigns_97991609

Military

Navy awards contract for Bremerton energy efficiency projects * (Energy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/navy-awards-contract-for-bremerton-energy-efficiency-projects_91799344
Proposal to reduce Defense per diem pay stirs outcry * (Business/Economy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/proposal-to-reduce-defense-per-diem-pay-stirs-outcry_02658054

Tribes

Northwest Tribes Celebrate Highest Fall Fish Returns to Columbia River Basin in 75 Years (Environment)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/06/northwest-tribes-celebrate-highest-fall-fish-returns-columbia-river-basin-75-years-critfc

OtherNews

Bigfoot believers gathering in Washington state
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Bigfoot-believers-to-gather-in-Washington-state-278559531.html

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October 8, 2014

Elections

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/278402911.html
Clear differences in the 26th Senate race *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/clear-differences-in-the-26th-senate-race_34462238

Business/Economy

Board of Natural Resources wants to purchase forestlands near Port Gamble
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/278445061.html
Kitsap real estate market keeping pace
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/278444051.html
Pending home sales jump, but buyers have become more discriminating, brokers say
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/10/pending-home-sales-jump-but-buyers-have-become.html?page=all
No whining in grape country: Growers happy with crop *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/no-whining-in-grape-country-growers-happy-with-crop_72190642
PSNS & IMF apprentice program graduates 189 (Military)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/278415521.html
Naval Undersea Warfare Center announces new technical director * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/naval-undersea-warfare-center-announces-new-technical-director_99646791
CKCC to hear county official speak
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/278414471.html
Electronic signs remain at center of debate over sign code *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/electronic-signs-remain-at-center-of-debate-over-sign-code_34556893
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program gets new milk guidelines
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/278433561.html
Your coffee is about to get a lot more expensive
http://grist.org/list/your-coffee-is-about-to-get-a-lot-more-expensive/

Collaborative Communities/Innovative Partnerships

In historic decision, Ports of Seattle and Tacoma join forces
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/10/07/in-historic-decision-ports-of-seattle-and-tacoma.html

Water

Water test after Bainbridge sewage spills shows ‘very high concentrations of bacteria’  *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/278454861.html
Environmentalist groups challenge Bainbridge’s new Shoreline Management Program * (Environment)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/278419421.html
Hood Canal beaches closed from Dabob to Mason County because of high levels of toxin *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141007/news/310079991/hood-canal-beaches-closed-from-dabob-to-mason-county-because-of-high
Often Pesky Beavers Put to Work Restoring Streams
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/pesky-beavers-put-work-restoring-streams-26013985
EPA Regulations Provide Inadequate Protection Against Hazardous Chemicals in Waterways
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/EPA_Regulations_Provide_Inadequate_Protection_Agai_27341.aspx
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Increasing Flows in Klamath River to Fight Parasite Attacking Salmon (Environment)
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-news/us-bureau-reclamation-increasing-flows-klamath-river-fight-parasite-attacking-salmon
California drought: Why less water equals less power (Energy)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1007/California-drought-Why-less-water-equals-less-power
Congress needed on water, power: The water/energy nexus (Energy)
http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/220075-congress-needed-on-water-power
Don’t drink the water: Portland’s fluoridation battle shows how tricky it is to integrate science into debates that have as much to do with values as policy.
http://www.hcn.org/articles/dont-drink-the-water
Water Waste: Going, Going: Water and Sports Venues
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/business/energy-environment/water-waste-going-going-.html
Revisiting the Clean Water Act: What’s Covered?
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Revisiting_the_Clean_Water_Act_Whats_Covered__27340.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

SpaceX launching Seattle-area office, recruiting squadrons of Microsoft engineers
http://www.geekwire.com/2014/spacex-launching-seattle-area-office-recruiting-squadrons-microsoft-engineers/
Will the FCC be tempted by AT&T’s suggestion of internet ‘fast lanes’ run by users?
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/07/will-the-fcc-be-tempted-by-atts-suggestion-of-internet-fast-lanes-run-by-users/
Comcast Tells FCC TWC Merger Poses No Concern to National Broadband Market
http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/news/2014/10/comcast-tells-fcc-merger-poses-no-concern-to-nati.aspx
The Telecom Industry Asks the FCC to Throw Out Broadband Regulation
http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/10/07/telecom-industry-throw-out-broadband-regulation-fcc/
Auto phone systems, Apple Siri distract drivers, studies say
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-auto-voice-tech-20141007-story.html
This is the future of Photoshop and it feels like magic
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-is-the-future-of-adobe-photoshop-and-it-feels-like-1643701001/+caseychan
Adobe’s latest ebook software is collecting unencrypted data on users’ reading habits
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/07/adobes-latest-ebook-software-is-collecting-unencrypted-data-on-users-reading-habits/
Our Relationship with the New Social Network Ello: It’s Complicated
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/our-relationship-with-the-new-social-network-ello-its-99339331604.html
Do You Economize in Order to Afford Technology?
http://gizmodo.com/do-you-economize-in-order-to-afford-technology-1643739555

Energy/Utilities

California drought: Why less water equals less power (Water)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/1007/California-drought-Why-less-water-equals-less-power
Congress needed on water, power: The water/energy nexus (Water)
http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/220075-congress-needed-on-water-power
The divestment movement is gaining steam. What can it achieve?
http://grist.org/climate-energy/the-divestment-movement-is-gaining-steam-what-can-it-achieve/
New Report Sheds Light on the Potential of Biomass
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/new-report-sheds-light-on-the-potential-of-biomass
Finally, a heat-to-electricity device powerful enough for the old-school energy giants
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/07/finally-a-heat-to-electricity-device-powerful-enough-for-the-old-school-energy-giants/
The Transition to Renewable Energy is Difficult but Feasible
http://theenergycollective.com/stevenacohen/2116951/transition-renewable-energy-difficult-feasible
The Big and Booming Business of Keeping Wind Turbines Spinning
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/10/the-big-and-booming-business-of-keeping-wind-turbines-spinning

Environment

Environmentalist groups challenge Bainbridge’s new Shoreline Management Program * (Water)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/278419421.html
Washington To Remove Sick Bighorn Sheep
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/washington-to-remove-sick-bighorn-sheep/
Cooler, wetter fall weather coming to Northwest
http://www.kirotv.com/ap/ap/washington/cooler-wetter-fall-weather-coming-to-northwest/nhdK9/
Only we can prevent costly forest fires. So why don’t we?
http://crosscut.com/2014/10/08/environment/122203/forest-fires-climate-change-management/
Water chilled to save California fish
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/oct/04/water-chilled-to-save-california-fish/
Snowy plover making a comeback on Pacific coast
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Snowy-plover-making-a-comeback-on-Pacific-coast-278173531.html
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Increasing Flows in Klamath River to Fight Parasite Attacking Salmon (Water)
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-news/us-bureau-reclamation-increasing-flows-klamath-river-fight-parasite-attacking-salmon
Watch kids deliver congressional climate deniers’ greatest hits
http://grist.org/list/watch-kids-deliver-congressional-climate-deniers-greatest-hits/

Schools/Education

BISD: Help raise awareness of bullying prevention
http://www.bisd303.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4298&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=15499&PageID=1
Bremerton School District: Updated Superintendent’s Message
http://www.bremertonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4388&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=7009&PageID=1
Washington teachers pay most education suit costs
http://www.sfgate.com/news/education/article/Teachers-paid-most-of-the-bill-for-McCleary-case-5806990.php
State Supreme Court to hear case involving gun in Armin Jahr shooting *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/state-supreme-court-to-hear-armin-jahr-shooting

Military

PSNS & IMF apprentice program graduates 189 (Business/Economy)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/278415521.html
Naval Undersea Warfare Center announces new technical director * (Business/Economy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/naval-undersea-warfare-center-announces-new-technical-director_99646791
Navy to face public next week on proposed West End electronic warfare program
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141008/news/310089985/navy-to-face-public-next-week-on-proposed-west-end-electronic-warfare

Tribes

Native Americans cheer city’s new Indigenous Peoples’ Day *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024715781_indigenousdayxml.html?syndication=rss

KitsapKudos

Poulsbo will be featured on Comcast ‘Neighborhoods’ program
http://blogs.northkitsapherald.com/poulsbobeat/poulsbo-will-be-featured-on-comcast-neighborhoods-program/698/

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