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KitsapQuestion

Q:  Seattle’s Mayor Murray wants the City’s Internet access to be fast and affordable.  To what lengths is he willing to go to maintain Seattle’s high tech industry edge?

A:  “We may learn that the only way we can truly have the internet system this City needs, is by building it ourselves.  If we find that building our own municipal broadband is the best way forward for our citizens and for our City, then I will help lead the way.”  Ed Murray, Seattle Mayor

Want to know more? http://www.geekwire.com/2014/seattle-mayor-allow-internet-access-managed-private-monopoly/

April 24, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Greywater can ease our dependence on the aquifer
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/256421621.html

Public Policy

Age to buy tobacco in Wash. state could go up to 21
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/age-buy-tobacco-wash-state-could-go-21/nfgSk/

Business/Economy

Financial planning seminar will focus on preparing for the future
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-23/financial_planning_seminar_will_focus_on_preparing_for_the_future
Can Seattle save itself from a San Francisco-sized tech backlash? (Technology)
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/24/business/118392/can-seattle-save-itself-san-francisco-tech-backlas/
Kitsap Business Forum will focus on hiring, training employees
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-23/kitsap_business_forum_will_focus_on_hiring_training_employees
Boeing Says More Work Could Stay In-House
http://kuow.org/post/boeing-says-more-work-could-stay-house
Snohomish County may ban development in landslide-prone areas *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/04/snohomish-county-may-ban-development-in-landslide-prone-areas/?syndication=rss
Wash. health exchange reports 164,062 signed up for private plans *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/04/23/3099495/wash-health-exchange-reports-164062.html?sp=/99/101/112/123/
The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/upshot/the-american-middle-class-is-no-longer-the-worlds-richest.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
A Beginner’s Social Media Guide for Small Businesses (Technology)
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-guide-small-businesses/
Facebook’s advertising revenues soar
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140424/BIZ/140429516/1005/Facebook%26%238217s-advertising-revenues-soar-

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

U.S. Wants to Reduce Tension Over Internet Net Neutrality
http://www.dailytech.com/US+Wants+to+Reduce+Tension+Over+Internet+Net+Neutrality+/article34772.htm
When it comes to net neutrality, either the FCC thinks we’re idiots, or it just doesn’t care
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/24/when-it-comes-to-net-neutrality-either-the-fcc-thinks-were-idiots-or-it-just-doesnt-care/
Broadband for those who want to pay
http://www.islandssounder.com/news/256198561.html
The internet is going private. It’s also grown to 138 Tbps of capacity
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/23/the-internet-is-going-private-its-also-grown-to-138-tbps-of-capacity/
Broadcast TV on the Internet: Justices show skepticism, concern about possible ruling’s effect
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/04/22/internet-tv-case-justices-skeptical-concerned
Cutting the cable chord? Seven things to know first.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2014/0422/Cutting-the-cable-chord-Seven-things-to-know-first
Could the Comcast-Time Warner merger actually be a good thing for online TV?
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/23/could-the-comcast-time-warner-merger-actually-be-a-good-thing-for-online-tv/
Teaching seniors to use Internet cuts depression risk
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/22/seniors-internet-fights-depression/8009059/
Bainbridge’s Avalara Nominated by GeekWire for Next Tech Titan—Vote Now
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/23/bainbridges-avalara-nominated-by-geekwire-for-next-tech-titan-vote-now/
Can Seattle save itself from a San Francisco-sized tech backlash? (Business/Economy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/24/business/118392/can-seattle-save-itself-san-francisco-tech-backlas/
Social Media for Non-Profits Returns to Seattle April 28th
http://flipthemedia.com/2014/04/social-media-non-profits-returns-seattle-april-28th/
A Beginner’s Social Media Guide for Small Businesses (Business/Economy)
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-guide-small-businesses/
U.S. congressmen demand B.C. benefits from Columbia River Treaty be slashed 90 per cent
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/congressmen+demand+benefits+from+Columbia+River+Treaty+slashed+cent/9764296/story.html
Here’s A Wind Farm You’ll Want To Live Inside
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028868/heres-a-wind-farm-youll-want-to-live-inside
Study shows Northwest still near top in wind energy, though development has hit doldrums
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/04/study_shows_northwest_still_ne.html
Lights out for solar power after 2015
http://www.commdiginews.com/environment/lights-out-for-solar-power-after-2015-15746/
252,600 kilowatt hours of solar power and counting, even in cloudy Seattle
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/04/bullitt-center-252-600-kilowatt-hours-of-solar.html
Op/Ed: RET Review: Roadblock or Opportunity?
http://theenergycollective.com/solarbusiness/371341/ret-review-roadblock-or-opportunity
Google and SunPower partner up on funding home solar roofs
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/23/google-and-sunpower-partner-up-on-funding-home-solar-roofs/
Electricity users to pick up tab on San Onofre shutdown
http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2014/04/22/electricity-users-to-pick-up-tab-on-san-onofre.html
Hanford: State puts heat on feds over radioactive hot stuff
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/04/23/hanford-state-puts-heat-on-feds-over-radioactive-hot-stuff/
Industry Ponders How To Pay For Electric Car Charging Without Stimulus Money
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/industry-ponders-how-to-pay-for-electric-car-charg/
Co-ops Have Say on Grid Reliability
http://www.ect.coop/public-policy-watch/energy-environment/co-ops-have-say-on-grid-reliability/69118
Wyoming explosion: Natural gas purification plant rocked
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0424/Wyoming-explosion-Natural-gas-purification-plant-rocked
Are Climate Claims for Burning Renewable Trees a Smokescreen?
http://www.invw.org/article/are-climate-claims-for-bu-1416?utm_source=InvestigateWest%20Story%20Alerts%20and%20Updates&utm_campaign=6c5781fa1d-Story_Alert_BiomassCanada&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d705faa21a-6c5781fa1d-43444429
Biomass: The World’s Biggest Provider Of Renewable Energy
http://theenergycollective.com/robertwilson190/370286/biomass-worlds-biggest-provider-renewable-rnergy
Renewable energy: Biofuels heat up
http://www.nature.com/news/renewable-energy-biofuels-heat-up-1.15074

Environment

Photos: Earth Day 2014 observed around the globe
http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2014/04/photos_earth_day_2014_observed.html
Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Magnitude-67-quake-off-British-Columbia-coast-256472301.html
Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Globe-had-4th-hottest-March-US-cooler-than-normal-5421522.php
Ranger gives ‘State of Olympic National Forest’ *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/04/23/ranger-gives-state-of-olympic-national-forest/#axzz2zo4UvImb
Oregon Group Upcycles Stacks Of Old Vinyl Into Jewelry, Clothes
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/oregon-group-upcycles-stacks-of-old-vinyl-into-jew/
Chunky seabird in the crosshairs of state’s timber-cutting machinery
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/24/animals-wildlife/119549/timber-seabird-marbled-murrelet-goldmark-dnr/
Southern Oregon Pesticide Case Highlights Gaps In State Oversight
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/curry-county-pesticide-case-highlights-gaps-in-sta/

Schools/Education

IslandWood Honored with Science Education Advocate Award
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/23/islandwood-honored-with-science-education-advocate-award/
Arts Council gives scholarships
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/256428251.html

Tribes

White Swan woman honored for work to improve traffic safety
http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/White-Swan-woman-honored-for-work-to-improve-traffic-safety-256401721.html

KitsapCommunity

New Kitsap Countuy emergency management director named
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/256432091.html
Medicine “Take Back Day” Saturday
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/256428591.html

KitsapKudos

Kingston author wins coveted Golden Pen honor
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/256412801.html

General Interest

Measles in San Juan, Whatcom, and Kitsap counties
http://www.ptleader.com/news/health/measles-in-san-juan-whatcom-and-kitsap-counties/article_0d12f3a8-ca76-11e3-aab2-001a4bcf6878.html

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April 23, 2014

Business/Economy

Average U.S. Office Worker Uses 10,000 Sheets of Paper Per Year (Environment)
http://mashable.com/2014/04/22/earth-day-paper-infographic/
New Bainbridge yoga center offers community and variety of healing practices
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/256254071.html
Many Washington voters saying no to taxes *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/23/3603315/many-washington-voters-saying.html?sp=/99/101/369/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Netflix blasts AT&T fiber network; opposes Comcast, TWC merger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-netflix-att-20140421,0,5716641.story
The state of the internet is under attack (but it’s also faster)
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/23/the-state-of-the-internet-is-under-attack-its-also-faster/
Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/21/305666363/searching-the-planet-to-find-power-for-the-cloud?ft=1&f=2
AT&T wants to add gigabit Internet service in 21 big cities — but none in the Northwest
http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2014/04/att_wants_to_add_gigabit_inter.html
As AT&T and Google push broadband adoption, the feds are non-players
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247826/As_AT_T_and_Google_push_broadband_adoption_the_feds_are_non_players
US to vote on sharp increase in broadband subsidies
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2147140/us-to-vote-on-sharp-increase-in-broadband-subsidies.html
Korner aims to make cheap sensors a reality for the smart home
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/22/korner-aims-to-make-cheap-sensors-a-reality-for-the-smart-home/
Snohomish PUD, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team up on cybersecurity
http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/elp/2014/04/snohomish-pud-pacific-northwest-national-laboratory-team-up-on-cybersecurity.html
Heartbleed: Why the Internet’s Gaping Security Hole Is So Scary
http://gizmodo.com/heartbleed-why-the-internets-gaping-security-hole-is-1560812671
UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/technology/article/UN-study-Cellphones-can-improve-literacy-5423521.php
Entrepreneurs with a sustainability pitch could win $20,000 in Kitsap Bank contest
http://kpbj.com/feature_articles/2014-04-22/entrepreneurs_with_a_sustainability_pitch_could_win_20000_in_kitsap_bank
New Monitoring, Piping Options for Water Utilities
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/New_Monitoring_Piping_Options_for_Water_Utilities_25453.aspx
Wanapum Dam Fix Could Cost $61 Million
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-wanapum-dam-fix-could-cost-61-million/
Cry of the Ogallala
http://allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Cry_of_the_Ogallala_25477.aspx
Irrigation may reduce dependability of groundwater
http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/56985
California Edging Closer to Regulating Groundwater for the First Time
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/04/22/california-edging-closer-to-regulating-groundwater-for-the-first-time/
Cal State University playing a critical role in water conservation
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20140422/cal-state-university-playing-a-critical-role-in-water-conservation
Irrigators seeking rarely used review on fish populations
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/04/21/2937253/irrigators-seeking-rarely-used.html?sp=/99/177/&ihp=1
Washington State Senator: Oil Trains ‘Going To Be With Us For A While’
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-state-senator-oil-trains-going-to-be-with-us-for-a-while/
Sunshine: Begged, Borrowed, and Stored
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/1947.aspx
How I Went to an Energy Storage Conference and a Data Analytics Session Broke Out
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/371026/how-i-went-energy-storage-conference-and-data-analytics-session-broke-out
Wind energy’s role in new data centers
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/04/22/wind-energys-role-new-data-centers/7994431/
California to Utilities: Connect Battery-Solar Energy Systems to the Grid
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/369491/california-utilities-connect-battery-solar-systems-grid
This DIY solar backpack looks tricky but doable
http://grist.org/list/this-diy-solar-backpack-looks-tricky-but-doable/
Indow Windows launches ‘sunglasses for your home’
http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2014/04/indows-newest-line-has-it-made-in-the.html
Solar-Panel Windows: The ‘Clear’ Solution To Practical Solar Energy
http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/04/solar-panel-windows-the-clear-solution-to-practical-solar-energy/
Report: Big Changes Coming for Utilities
http://www.ect.coop/industry/trends-reports-analyses/big-changes-coming-for-utilities-report-finds/69064
11 States Produced Twice As Much Power From Nonhydro Renewables Than US Average
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/22/11-states-produced-power-nonhydro-renewables-twice-us-average/
Drones Are Becoming Energy’s New Roustabouts
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/business/energy-environment/drones-are-becoming-energys-new-roustabouts.html
One Weird Trick To Power Your City with 100% Renewable Energy
http://theenergycollective.com/silviomarcacci/371246/one-weird-trick-100-renewables
PG&E pleads not guilty in criminal case connected to fatal San Bruno explosion
http://www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_25607898

Environment

Average U.S. Office Worker Uses 10,000 Sheets of Paper  Per Year (Business/Economy)
http://mashable.com/2014/04/22/earth-day-paper-infographic/
Earth Day 2014: 5 environmental wins to celebrate
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0422/Earth-Day-2014-5-environmental-wins-to-celebrate/Air-and-water-pollution
New Study: Mercury Found In Sport Fish In Remote Northwest Lakes
http://www.earthfix.info/flora-and-fauna/article/new-study-mercury-found-in-sport-fish-in-remote-no/
Investigators Link Bee Die-Off To Unauthorized Hives In Oregon
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/investigators-link-bee-die-off-to-unauthorized-hiv/

Transportation/Traffic

Additional passenger ferry service offered between Bremerton, Port Orchard during summer
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-22/additional_passenger_ferry_service_offered_between_bremerton_port_orchard_
High stakes: Bertha contractor, state at odds over labor dispute costs
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/22/transportation/119672/bertha-tunnel-seattle-labor-longshoremen-wsdot/
Bremerton’s Washington Avenue reduced to one lane for test *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/21/bremertons-washington-avenue-reduced-to-one-lane/?partner=popular#axzz2zThuOdvh

Schools/Education

Island Theatre Invites You to a Parent-Teacher Conference Showdown About Bullying
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/22/island-theatre-invites-you-to-a-parent-teacher-conference-showdown-about-bullying/
Superintendent Randy Dorn offers his own school funding plan *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/04/22/3097635/superintendent-randy-dorn-offers.html?sp=/99/101/112/123/
NKSD: Thirty-Five Students Heading to State History Day Competition!
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=26689&PageID=1

Tribes

Tribal issues to be aired with Interior Secretary Jewell at Bainbridge Island summit Thursday
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/304239996/tribal-issues-to-be-aired-with-interior-secretary-jewell-at

General Interest

Obama tells Oso: We are with you
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/22/snohomish-county/119747/obama-tells-oso-we-are-you/
Wash. DNR Postpones Clear-Cuts It Approved Near Oso Landslide
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/wash-dnr-postpones-clear-cuts-it-approved-near-oso/

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Earth Day

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

When It Comes to California’s Water Crisis, We Are All in This Together
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-fluke/when-it-comes-to-californ_b_5187576.html?utm_hp_ref=green
Reclamation seeks proposals through desalination research funding opportunity
http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2014/04/reclamation-seeks-proposals-through-desalination-and-water-purification-research-funding-opportunity.html
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Cascade Water Alliance create irrigation conservation program
http://www.kirklandreporter.com/community/256091831.html

Public Policy

Bainbridge council continues talk on what to do with surplus properties
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/256094891.html
Youth Access To Marijuana Remains A Concern Under Legalization
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-youth-access-to-marijuana-remains-a-concern-under-legalization/
Program pushes wellness for state workers *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/04/21/3095637/program-pushes-wellness-for-state.html?sp=/99/101/112/123/

Business/Economy

Sidewalk shops may get a break: Business owners to accommodate five feet for pedestrian traffic
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/256042521.html
Washington fares well in new report ranking taxpayer ROI for all states
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-21/washington_fares_well_in_new_report_ranking_taxpayer_roi_for_all_states
Design Review Board looks at expansion of pro shop at Wing Point Golf & Country Club
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/256015971.html
Unease over marijuana dampens enthusiasm for small-business potential
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140421/BIZ/140429969/1005/Unease-over-marijuana-dampens-enthusiasm-for-small-business-potential
Wash. dairy farmers welcome higher milk prices
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2023423735_apxmilkprices.html
US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-20/us_newspaper_industry_revenue_fell_26_pct_in_2013
A money-back guarantee: How Blendle hopes to convince Dutch news readers to pay by the article
http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/04/a-money-back-guarantee-how-blendle-hopes-to-convince-dutch-news-readers-to-pay-by-the-article/
The modern workforce, part I: supporting productivity with mobile, BYOD, and cloud (Technology)
http://research.gigaom.com/report/supporting-platforms-for-productivity-mobile-byod-cloud/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Muni broadband support flaring up again as digital divide widens
http://www.fiercecable.com/story/muni-broadband-support-flaring-again-digital-divide-widens/2014-04-21
Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Internet governance conference
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2146100/activists-want-net-neutrality-nsa-spying-debated-at-brazil-internet-conference.html
What is Net Neutrality and Why Should Marketers Care?
http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/net-neutrality-marketers-care-0852644#!Fk6iu
The decades-old idea that could break the net neutrality logjam
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/21/the-decades-old-idea-that-could-break-the-net-neutrality-logjam/
Who Should Control the Internet?
http://gizmodo.com/who-should-control-the-internet-1565975607
Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/18/heres-how-washington-is-preparing-for-a-future-of-wireless-everything/?wprss=rss_business
Your Internet Connection Is Almost Certainly Slower Than Advertised
http://gizmodo.com/your-internet-connection-is-almost-certainly-slower-tha-1565969480
The modern workforce, part I: supporting productivity with mobile, BYOD, and cloud (Business/Economy)
http://research.gigaom.com/report/supporting-platforms-for-productivity-mobile-byod-cloud/
Why app design is replacing computer science in public schools (Schools/Education)
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/21/technology/119635/student-app-design-curriculum-washington-developer/
10 Countries With the Fastest Netflix Speeds
http://mashable.com/2014/04/18/netflix-speed-countries/
In the midst of Heartbleed, a few tips on making a better password
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2014/04/18/in-the-midst-of-heartbleed-a-few-tips-on-making-a.html
LinkedIn hits new milestone – 300 million members
http://blog.seattlepi.com/techchron/2014/04/19/linkedin-hits-new-milestone-300-million-members/
Apple is ready for its closeup on clean energy
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/21/apple-is-ready-for-its-close-up-on-clean-energy/
How Can Utilities Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency?
http://www.renewgridmag.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.10995
California’s Thirsting Farmland
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/business/energy-environment/californias-thirsting-farmland.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
When Nature Strikes
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/When_Nature_Strikes_25378.aspx
First step of Wanapum Dam repair work begins
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2067191-8/first-step-of-wanapum-dam-repair-work-begins
Run-Of-River Hydro May Expand Tenfold Over Next Decade
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/21/run-river-hydro-may-expand-tenfold-next-decade/
Power Grid Shockingly Vulnerable to Cyberterrorism
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/04/21/3158485/power-grid-shockingly-vulnerable.html
Surging oil traffic puts region at risk *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023416119_oilspillexxonanniveraryxml.html
What Can We Expect from the Smart Grid?
http://theenergycollective.com/rosana-francescato/370056/what-can-we-expect-smart-grid
How to Really Disrupt the Retail Energy Market With Solar Energy
http://theenergycollective.com/eric-wesoff/369876/slideshow-how-really-disrupt-retail-energy-market-solar
20 Cities Leading Rooftop Solar Revolution
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/22/20-cities-leading-rooftop-solar-revolution/
Falling Solar Energy Costs Are Poised To Reshape The World’s Economy
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebanker/2014/04/21/falling-solar-energy-costs-are-poised-to-reshape-the-worlds-economy/
Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/21/real-innovation-wind-energy/
You’ll Never Guess Which State Has the Most Wind Energy
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/04/18/youll-never-guess-which-state-has-the-most-wind-en.aspx
Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Gas
http://theenergycollective.com/schalk-cloete/369311/seeking-consensus-internalized-costs-gas
Energy Northwest plant to see normal oversight *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/21/3601013/energy-northwest-plant-to-see.html?sp=/99/101/369/
7 Interesting Nuclear Energy Graphs
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/22/7-interesting-nuclear-energy-graphs/
Nuclear Debate on Clark Public Utilities Agenda
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/apr/21/nuclear-debate-on-utility-agenda-jump/
If Nuclear Power Is Too Dangerous For Land, Why Not Float A Plant In The Ocean?
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029386/if-nuclear-power-is-too-dangerous-for-land-why-not-float-a-plant-in-the-ocean
Renewable Energy Gains in 2013 but Coal and Gas Still Dominate
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Renewable-Energy-Gains-in-2013-But-Coal-and-Gas-Still-Dominate

Environment

Eight Energy-Saving Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day
http://www.livescience.com/45004-eight-energy-saving-tips.html
Logged property along Bond Road replanted *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/21/logged-property-along-bond-road-replanted/#axzz2zThuOdvh
Local Governments Doing Good by Going Green
http://www.thurstontalk.com/2014/04/19/local-governments-good-going-green/
Earth Day: Real environmentalists are conservative. And live where it’s green
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/22/environment/119725/earth-day-why-suburban-conservatives-do-great-job-/
Recycling company integrates composting operation as Olympic Organics
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-21/recycling_company_integrates_composting_operation_as_olympic_organics
Grammy-Winning Okee Dokee Bros. Coming to Bloedel
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/21/grammy-winning-okee-dokee-bros-coming-to-bloedel/
Recycled oil contaminated in Olalla *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/21/recycled-oil-contaminated-in-olalla/#axzz2zThuOdvh
Washington AG joins opposition to bill blocking states’ regulation of toxic chemicals
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-19/washington_ag_joins_opposition_to_bill_blocking_states_regulation_of_toxic
How the Top-Rated Colleges for Sustainability Are Raising the Bar: From Princeton Review’s Annual ‘Guide to Green Colleges’ (Schools/Education)
http://theenergycollective.com/jimpierobon/370981/how-top-rated-colleges-sustainability-are-raising-bar-princeton-reviews-annual-gu
Apple offering free recycling of all used products
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/energy/article/Apple-offering-free-recycling-of-all-used-products-5418208.php
Butterfly makes a last stand in Benton County *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/21/3600209/butterfly-makes-a-last-stand-in.html?sp=/99/101/369/#storylink=cpy

Transportation/Traffic

Bertha’s long hibernation: Still hope for an on-time finish?
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/21/bertha-waterfront-tunnel/119728/bertha-goes-extended-hibernation/
No More Tunneling By Bertha Until March 2015
http://kuow.org/post/no-more-tunneling-bertha-until-march-2015

Schools/Education

School celebrates 29 years of annual book parade
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/256047841.html
Changes in gifted education could mean more kids identified earlier *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/21/changes-in-gifted-education-could-mean-more-kids/#axzz2zThuOdvh
Why app design is replacing computer science in public schools (Technology)
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/21/technology/119635/student-app-design-curriculum-washington-developer/
Editorial: State needs to seek more help for high-school counselors *
http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2023409549_collegeapplicationguidancecounselorsedit21xml.html
How the Top-Rated Colleges for Sustainability Are Raising the Bar: From Princeton Review’s Annual ‘Guide to Green Colleges’ (Environment)
http://theenergycollective.com/jimpierobon/370981/how-top-rated-colleges-sustainability-are-raising-bar-princeton-reviews-annual-gu

Tribes

Last screening of Jamestown S’Klallam ‘Ancestors’ film set Wednesday in Port Angeles
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140422/news/304229984/last-screening-of-jamestown-s-8217-klallam-8216-ancestors-8217

KitsapCares

Arms Around Bainbridge Wants Your Legs for the Ride to Remember Spin-a-Thon
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/21/arms-around-bainbridge-wants-your-legs-for-the-ride-to-remember-spin-a-thon/
Special auction will benefit Poulsbo businessman who had kidney transplant
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-21/special_auction_will_benefit_poulsbo_businessman_who_had_kidney_transplant

KitsapKudos

South Kitsap names baseball field for Elton Goodwin *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/21/south-kitsap-names-baseball-field-for-elton/#axzz2zThuOdvh

General Interest

Preparations under way for president’s visit
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140421/NEWS01/140429812/Preparations-under-way-for-presidents-visit

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April 21, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Recycling Greywater As California Drought Persists
http://wwno.org/post/recycling-greywater-california-drought-persists
Drawing a line on the lawn amid water conservation and drought
http://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-lawns-20140419,0,5436774.story#axzz2zNUBwsW0
Conservation confusion: do you know how to save water?
http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/article_b653e50a-c718-11e3-a6da-001a4bcf6878.html
Gray water systems catching on in Tucson
http://www.trivalleycentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/arizona_news/gray-water-systems-catching-on-in-tucson/article_98d8b87e-c7e6-11e3-9986-0019bb2963f4.html

Public Policy

Council discusses members attending committee meetings
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/255705731.html

Business/Economy

Mental health crisis center proposed *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/19/mental-health-crisis-center-proposed/#axzz2zNmtCPj3
7 Out of 10 Consumers Prefer a Business with a Social Media Presence (Technology)
http://smallbiztrends.com/2014/04/business-social-media-presence-research.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=business-social-media-presence-research
Leadership Kitsap helps Arc spruce up its family room *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/18/leadership-kitsap-helps-arc-spruce-up-its-family/#axzz2zNmtCPj3
Restaurant inspection scores released
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255680631.html
Car lot brings familiar business back to Poulsbo’s Viking Way *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/20/car-lot-brings-familiar-business-back-to-viking/#axzz2zThuOdvh
Bremerton firm grabs share of Navy contract *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/20/bremerton-firm-grabs-share-of-navy-contract/#axzz2zThuOdvh
Congressional Budget Office: federal wage boost would cost firms $15 billion
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-17/congressional_budget_office_federal_wage_boost_would_cost_firms_15_billion
Marijuana Consultants Office Advice To Potential Pot Dealers
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-marijuana-consultants-office-advice-to-potential-pot-dealers/
Bainbridge’s Gateway development ready to welcome people to Winslow *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/20/bainbridges-gateway-development-ready-to-welcome/#axzz2zThuOdvh
Port Orchard clarifying rules on ground-floor storefronts on Bay Street *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/20/port-orchard-clarifying-rules-on-ground-floor-on/#axzz2zThuOdvh
Park Board Votes to Make Strawberry Hill Site for Off-Leash Dogs
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/19/park-board-votes-to-make-strawberry-hill-site-for-off-leash-dogs/
Kitsap parks get an infusion of young trees *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/18/kitsap-parks-get-an-infusion-of-young-trees/#axzz2zNmtCPj3
Lottery week for pot retail licenses in Washington *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/21/3599547/lottery-week-for-pot-retail-licenses.html?sp=/99/101/369/
Seattle businesses launch group on mimimum wage issues
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140420/BIZ/140429907/1005/Seattle-businesses-launch-group-on-mimimum-wage-issues

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Net Neutrality: What can the FCC do now after the court ruled against it?
http://www.vox.com/cards/network-neutrality/what-options-does-the-fcc-have-after-the-court-ruling
What was the Open Internet Order?
http://www.vox.com/cards/network-neutrality/what-is-the-open-internet-order
Privacy concerns? What Google now says it can do with your data (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2014/0416/Privacy-concerns-What-Google-now-says-it-can-do-with-your-data-video
Portland’s being a pushover to snag Google Fiber *
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2023420101_briercolumn21xml.html
Rural Broadband Adoption Poses Challenges
http://www.publicceo.com/2014/04/rural-broadband-adoption-poses-challenges/
Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/technology/libraries-seek-high-speed-broadband.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
5 States to Watch in the Community Broadband Fight
http://www.govtech.com/network/5-States-to-Watch-in-the-Community-Broadband-Fight.html
They may be filled with trolls, but comments still have value — and they could have even more
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/16/they-may-be-filled-with-trolls-but-comments-still-have-value-and-they-could-have-even-more/
User experience is the new differentiator. How will that affect the internet?
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/20/user-experience-is-the-new-differentiator-how-will-that-affect-the-internet/
Computers are lasting longer: Here’s why that is bad news for Free Geek
http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2014/04/computers_are_useful_longer_he.html
Here’s a startup that wants to be an OpenStack for the internet of things
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/21/heres-a-startup-that-wants-to-be-an-openstack-for-the-internet-of-things/
Social media fuels millennials’ genuine activism
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-living-headlines/ci_25593969/social-media-fuels-millennials-genuine-activism
7 Out of 10 Consumers Prefer a Business with a Social Media Presence (Business)
http://smallbiztrends.com/2014/04/business-social-media-presence-research.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=business-social-media-presence-research
It’s Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over
http://gizmodo.com/its-time-to-ditch-facebook-and-start-over-1564350370
What draws us to Facebook: Psychologists and communication researchers are studying how Facebook so successfully lures us in.
https://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/03/cover-facebook.aspx
Two letters focal point of discussion on inter-local agreement with utility district
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/255706801.html
Water Leaders Urge Passage of Infrastructure Legislation
http://allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Water_Leaders_Urge_Passage_of_Infrastructure_Legis_25377.aspx
Rainy season winding down, water officials ramp up drought message
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20140420/articles/140429980
Region Northwest nears its goal to reduce energy use
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255683121.html
Bainbridge seeks permits for sewer work
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255864111.html
California Suffers Astonishingly Fast Snowpack Melt as Drought Intensifies
http://mashable.com/2014/04/17/california-snowpack-melt-drought/
Solar Industry’s Threat To Utilities Greatly Exagerrated, Says Solar CEO
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/20/solar-industrys-threat-utilities-greatly-exagerrated-says-solar-ceo/
Solar power: generating electricity at home
http://www.ourmidland.com/realestate/solar-power-generating-electricity-at-home/article_59141c07-f071-5832-826a-a84d1602644e.html
1st Solar Cell Created 60 Years Ago (VIDEO)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/20/1st-solar-cell-created-60-years-ago-video/
Will utilities control behind-the-meter solar batteries?
http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/04/18/will-utilities-control-behind-the-meter-solar-batteries/
Green Desert: Solar projects gaining momentum
http://www.desertsun.com/story/tech/science/greenenergy/2014/04/19/green-desert-first-solar-electricity-renewable-energy/7922705/
Home Solar Panels Rock, But You Should Be Aware Of A few Things
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/20/home-solar-panels-rock-aware-things/
Congress should ignore calls to extend expired wind subsidies
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/203725-congress-should-ignore-calls-to-extend-expired-wind
Wind Farms Are Less of a Threat to Birds than People Think
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Wind-Farms-Are-Less-of-a-Threat-to-Birds-than-People-Think-438234.shtml
Energy Quote of the Day: ‘We Will Create Our Own Oil Company’
http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/369586/energy-quote-day-we-will-create-our-own-oil-company
This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/origami-lightbulb-may-world-most-063300085.html
PSE fixing gas line installations that could lead to explosions
http://www.king5.com/news/local/The-time-bomb-in-the-sewer-255728301.html
Four Years After BP Oil Disaster Many Lessons Remain Unlearned
http://theenergycollective.com/francesbeinecke/370341/four-years-after-bp-oil-disaster-many-lessons-remain-unlearned
Wanna know what’s happened to the Gulf Coast since the BP spill? Read this blog, now
http://grist.org/politics/wanna-know-whats-happened-to-the-gulf-coast-since-the-bp-spill-read-this-blog-now/
State, feds square off over Hanford
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/18/hanford/119686/state-inslee-energy-bob-ferguson-tanks-hanford/
Renewables = 92.1% of new US electricity capacity so far in 2014
http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/renewables-921-new-us-electricity-capacity-so-far-2014.html
Is your home’s energy meter spying on you?
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/17/is-your-home-energy-meter-spying-on/?intcmp=latestnews
Old-school coal is making a comeback
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/04/17/3153562/old-school-coal-is-making-a-comeback.html
A Nuclear Power Plant Goes On The Auction Block
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/18/3425661/nuclear-power-plant-auction/
New robot for nuclear disasters can tread into most hazardous sites
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201404180042
Proposed nuclear waste site triggers fears for Great Lakes, drinking water
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/04/18/proposed-nuclear-waste-site-triggers-fears-for-great-lakes-drinking-water/
State, feds square off over Hanford
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/18/hanford/119686/state-inslee-energy-bob-ferguson-tanks-hanford/
IPCC Working Group III Recommends Nearly Quadrupling Nuclear Energy
http://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/370626/ipcc-working-group-iii-recommends-nearly-quadrupling-nuclear-energy

Environment

Shellfish beaches at risk of closure *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/18/shellfish-beaches-at-risk-of-closure/#axzz2zNmtCPj3
Fresh start for North Kitsap composting facility *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/04/18/recycling-company-revives-former-emu-composting/#axzz2zNpV3dnx
First Nuisance Sea Lions Of 2014 Killed At Bonneville Dam
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/first-nuisance-sea-lions-of-2014-killed-at-bonnevi/
These shoes are completely made out of recycled trash
http://grist.org/list/these-shoes-are-completely-made-out-of-recycled-trash/
A surprisingly pleasant song about plastic pollution
http://grist.org/living/a-surprisingly-pleasant-song-about-plastic-pollution/

Schools/Education

Suquamish grants continue supporting local education (Tribes) *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/19/suquamish-grants-continue-supporting-local/#axzz2zNmtCPj3
Student plants seed in community for future garden plan
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255682891.html

Military

Shipyard to retain safety designation *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/20/shipyard-to-retain-safety-designation/#axzz2zThuOdvh

Tribes

Suquamish grants continue supporting local education (Schools/Education) *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/19/suquamish-grants-continue-supporting-local/#axzz2zNmtCPj3

KitsapCommunity

Fire district will form citizen advisory group
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/255681911.html
Cameras on cops coming to Bremerton *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/20/cameras-on-cops-coming-to-bremerton/#axzz2zThuOdvh

KitsapKudos

Local’s latest movie premieres April 24 at OC
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255682101.html
‘Honor & Sacrifice’ wins American history documentary award *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/bainbridge-conversation/2014/04/18/honor-sacrifice-wins-american-history-documentary-award/#axzz2zNpV3dnx

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April 18, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Use of drinking water to irrigate sports fields a waste
http://www.echo.net.au/2014/04/use-drinking-water-irrigate-sports-fields-waste/
Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation
http://www.kiiitv.com/story/25273234/mayors-challenge-for-water-conservation and http://www.mywaterpledge.com/campaign/national-campaign-2014/
More Water Savings Urged After Current Conservation Falls Short
http://www.keyt.com/news/more-water-savings-urged-after-current-savings-fall-short/25542768

Business/Economy

Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe starting community market (Tribes)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-17/port_gamble_s_klallam_tribe_starting_community_market
Bainbridge downtown association bids farewell to longtime leader and executive director
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255696011.html
Buyer found for Myhre’s building in Port Orchard
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-17/buyer_found_for_myhre_s_building_in_port_orchard
KEDA offering free workshops on government contracting
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-17/keda_offering_free_workshops_on_government_contracting
Asparagus harvest off to good start in Washington
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Asparagus-harvest-off-to-good-start-in-Washington-5412629.php
California drought to cause fruit and veggie sticker shock (Water)
http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/04/16/california-drought-to-cause-fruit-and-veggie-sticker-shock/
When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue (Technology)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/business/when-liking-a-brand-online-voids-the-right-to-sue.html?_r=0

Ports/Parks

Point No Point parking lot will be closed until mid-June *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/17/point-no-point-parking-lot-will-be-closed-until/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Improvements taking shape at Tracyton dock
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/255682721.html
Interior Secretary Launches National Park Week At Crater Lake
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/interior-secretary-launches-national-parks-week-at/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Net neutrality ruling complicates U.S. transition to IP networks
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2144660/net-neutrality-ruling-complicates-us-transition-to-ip-networks.html
Net Neutrality debate gets Flixed
http://www.cmo.com.au/mediareleases/19139/net-neutrality-debate-gets-flixed/
Netflix’s Comcast deal improves quality of video
http://www.thereporter.com/business/ci_25568782/netflixs-comcast-deal-improves-quality-video.html
Broadband brings economic, medical benefits to communities
http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=59808
Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/16/supreme-court-aereo-tv-broadcast-networks/7777455/
3 Ways Microsoft Is Rethinking Its Energy Supply
http://www.forbes.com/sites/heatherclancy/2014/04/16/3-ways-microsoft-is-rethinking-its-energy-supply/
Samsung Galaxy devices will get a custom Kindle app
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/17/samsung-galaxy-devices-will-get-a-custom-kindle-app/
Yahoo has grand ambitions to woo Apple off Google as default search
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/04/17/yahoo-s-grand-ambitions-to-woo-apple-off-google-as.html
Google Fiber reaches preliminary franchise agreement with Portland
http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2014/04/google_fiber_reaches_prelimina.html
Google is sending dummy Glass units to prospective Explorers
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/17/google-glass-dummy-program/
Here comes an app to tie your carbon footprint with what you buy
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/16/here-comes-an-app-to-tie-your-carbon-footprint-with-what-you-buy/
When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue (Business/Economy)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/business/when-liking-a-brand-online-voids-the-right-to-sue.html?_r=0
Washington Board Upholds Stormwater Rules
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/04/17/final-word-on-legal-challenge-on-permits/
Ranchers And Tribes’ Klamath Agreement Shifts The Hard Work To Congress (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/ranchers-and-tribes-klamath-agreement-shifts-the-h/
California drought to cause fruit and veggie sticker shock (Business/Economy)
http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/04/16/california-drought-to-cause-fruit-and-veggie-sticker-shock/
Jefferson County PUD: A year of public power in Jefferson County
http://www.ptleader.com/news/pud-a-year-of-power/article_92b1f6a8-c4fe-11e3-8f0a-0017a43b2370.html
New Program Prepares Northwest College Students for Careers in Energy
http://blog.seattlepi.com/energy/2014/04/17/new-program-prepares-northwest-college-students-for-careers-in-energy/
Spokane to take over Waste-to-Energy Plant operations
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/apr/17/spokane-to-take-over-waste-to-energy-plant/
Washington Congresswoman Airs Oil Terminal Concerns
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/washington-congresswoman-airs-oil-terminal-concern/
EPA Gets Started on Curbing Heat-Trapping Methane from Oil and Gas Operations
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/369106/epa-gets-started-curbing-heat-trapping-methane-oil-and-gas-operations
How a California county produces more power than it uses
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0417/How-a-California-county-produces-more-power-than-it-uses
OMSI hosts a wind energy challenge for kids and teachers
http://portlandtribune.com/sl/217477-77604-omsi-hosts-a-wind-energy-challenge-for-kids-and-teachers
Herzing University-Online offers wind energy technology degree
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2014/04/17/herzing-university-online-now-offers-wind-energy-technology-degree/
80% Of US Wind Power In 2013 Generated By 12 States
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/18/80-us-wind-power-2013-generated-12-states/
The 20 Best Cities For Solar Power As America Prepares For An Energy ‘Revolution’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/best-cities-solar-power_n_5162615.html
Solar energy after the sun has set? Scientists use nanotubes to solve the storage conundrum
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/solar-energy-after-the-sun-has-set-scientists-use-nanotubes-to-solve
Nanowires Offer Great Potential For Improvement In LEDs & Solar Cells
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/18/nanowires-offer-great-potential-improvement-leds-solar-cells/
$4 billion boost to renewable energy and energy efficiency in USA
http://nuclear-news.net/2014/04/17/4billion-boost-to-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-in-usa/
Portland startup snags $2.1M for ‘limitless’ battery
http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2014/04/portland-startup-snags-21m-for.html
Researchers Harvest Renewable Energy from Flushing Toilets
http://ecopreneurist.com/2014/04/16/researchers-harvest-renewable-energy-flushing-toilets/

Environment

Earth Day events planned for Saturday *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/17/earth-day-events-planned-for-saturday/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Despite the drawdown, fish are headed past Wanapum Dam
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2103864-8/despite-the-drawdown-fish-are-headed-past-wanapum
Dead whale gets burial near the sea in Seaside
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Dead-whale-gets-burial-near-the-sea-in-Seaside-255568211.html
To Reuse or Recyle?
https://my.news.yahoo.com/reuse-recyle-031942315.html

Transportation/Traffic

Bikers, walkers make for healthier cities, report finds
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/16/walking-biking-make-healthier-cities-report-finds/7756361/
Seattle suspends ride sharing regulations a month after passage
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/04/17/seattle-suspends-ride-sharing-regulations-a-month-after-passage/#20586101=0
Washington auditor questions $17M spent for bridge *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/17/3593557/washington-auditor-questions-17m.html?sp=/99/101/369/

Schools/Education

Stennis sailors partner with schools to teach STEM (Military)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255684051.html
Inaction by lawmakers on ‘No Child’ could hurt schools *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/17/inaction-by-lawmakers-on-no-child-could-hurt/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Bainbridge Junior Rowing Team Takes Top Trophy at First Regatta of Spring Season
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/17/bainbridge-junior-rowing-team-takes-top-trophy-at-first-regatta-of-spring-season/
WWU too white, says college president
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140417/NEWS03/140419150/WWU-too-white-says-college-president

Military

Stennis sailors partner with schools to teach STEM (Schools/Education)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255684051.html

Tribes

Association, Tribe in talks over sports fields
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/255715251.html
Ranchers And Tribes’ Klamath Agreement Shifts The Hard Work To Congress (Water)
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/ranchers-and-tribes-klamath-agreement-shifts-the-h/

KitsapCommunity

Community offers input on proposed Bainbridge public safety buildings *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/17/community-offers-input-on-proposed-bainbridge/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe starting community market (Business/Economy)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-17/port_gamble_s_klallam_tribe_starting_community_market

KitsapCares

Ten Reasons You Should Go to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter Auction Dinner Gala
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/17/ten-reasons-you-should-go-to-the-west-sound-wildlife-shelter-auction-dinner-gala/
Joint fundraiser set for Oso mudslide victims
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/255710231.html
23rd Annual Corporate Spelling Bee and Auction set
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/community/255681651.html

KitsapKudos

BHS Grad Just Named Exec Chef at NYC’s Michelin-Starred Cafe Boulud
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/17/bhs-grad-just-named-exec-chef-at-nycs-michelin-starred-cafe-boulud/

April 17, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

From sink to garden: Gray water systems catching on in Tucson
http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/041614_gray_water/from-sink-garden-gray-water-systems-catching-tucson/
San Jose: Rebate program, workshop offer ways for residents to make use of graywater
http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neighborhoods/ci_25581429/san-jose-rebate-program-workshop-offer-ways-residents
Climate Preparedness Task Force Should Use Water Infrastructure Funding to Protect Communities from Climate Risks (Environment)
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/367521/climate-preparedness-task-force-should-use-water-infrastructure-funding-prote

Business/Economy

Second Kitsap pot grow approved *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/16/second-kitsap-pot-grow-approved/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Both Sides in Visconsi Battle File Motions for Reconsideration
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/16/both-sides-in-visconsi-battle-file-motions-for-reconsideration/
Kitsap Rescue Mission has new home in downtown Bremerton *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/16/kitsap-rescue-mission-has-new-home-in-downtown/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
WA State adds 6,700 new jobs
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140417/BIZ/140419244/1005/State-adds-6700-new-jobs-
A few accumulated thoughts on media
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/16/a-few-accumulated-thoughts-on-media/

Ports/Parks

VIDEO: Olympic National Park’s coastal ecology
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/04/16/video-olympic-national-parks-coastal-ecology/#axzz2yxWgOAwp

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Yes, Net Neutrality Is A Solution To An Existing Problem
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140413/15112526896/yes-net-neutrality-is-solution-to-existing-problem.shtml
Net neutrality will save Internet
http://www.csucauldron.com/opinion/net-neutrality-will-save-internet-1.3160993#.U0-621dWiOg
Broadband called critical to rural areas
http://www.marysvilleonline.net/articles/2014/04/16/news/doc534de9ee23034962330755.txt
Sen. Al Franken asks Netflix CEO if he thinks Comcast-TWC is a bad idea
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/16/sen-al-franken-asks-netflix-ceo-if-he-thinks-comcast-twc-is-a-bad-idea/
Verizon: Gosh, We Just Can’t Afford to Maintain Copper Networks
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Verizon-Gosh-We-Just-Cant-Afford-to-Maintain-Copper-Networks-128574
Welcome to the world of tiered clouds
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/16/welcome-to-the-world-of-tiered-clouds/
The insanely fast WiFi router you’ll probably never need
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/15/the-insanely-fast-wi-fi-router-youll-probably-never-need/?wprss=rss_technology
Watch the IRS Defend Its Use of Computers in the 1960s
http://gizmodo.com/watch-the-irs-defend-its-use-of-computers-in-the-1960s-1564177579
Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/google-project-ara/?mbid=social_twitter
Husky Pride: Check out these 5 startups founded by University of Washington grads, professors
http://www.geekwire.com/2014/seattle-tech-meetup-uw/
Facebook’s News Feed: What Changed and Why
http://mashable.com/2014/04/16/news-feed-changes/
Water Festival marks 20 years
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/255549711.html
Bremerton City Council approves land swap with Ueland Tree Farm *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/16/bremerton-city-council-approves-land-swap/
Spokane taking over waste-to-energy plant *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/17/3593531/spokane-taking-over-waste-to-energy.html?sp=/99/101/369/
Portland To Empty Water In Mt. Tabor Reservoir After Contamination
http://www.opb.org/news/article/mt-tabor-reservoir-to-be-emptied-because-of-contamination/
Portland plans reservoir flush after teen urinates in water
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/komo/article/Portland-plans-reservoir-flush-after-teen-5408318.php
California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-water-chromium-20140416,0,7901085.story#axzz2z3Uu8u00
News on the Stormwater Front
http://allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/News_on_the_Stormwater_Front_25357.aspx
Snohomish PUD’s innovative hydropower plan
http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/puds-innovative-hydropower-plan/2014-04-16
Oil, coal, gas: Export proposals are growing
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/17/environment/119660/coal-oil-gas-exports-bellingham-longview-inslee/
Gov. Inslee Hires Coal Lobbyist to Direct Policy Office
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/04/16/gov-inslee-hires-coal-lobbyist-to-direct-policy-office/
EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants (Environment)
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/epa-mercury-power-plants-earth-day-105728.html
Losing 9 of 55,000 electrical stations would black out America for months
http://www.examiner.com/article/losing-9-of-55-000-electrical-stations-would-black-out-america-for-months?cid=rss
The Smart Grid and Multifamily Dwelling Challenges
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/368456/smart-grid-and-multifamily-dwelling-challenges
What Oregon would look like with 100% renewable energy (Infographic)
http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2014/04/what-oregon-would-look-like-with-100.html
Clean energy: Is a boom coming in 2014?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0416/Clean-energy-Is-a-boom-coming-in-2014
Brits: We Prefer Onshore Wind Farms Over Fracking
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/17/britons-prefer-onshore-wind-farm-fracking/
Ocean is future for energy needs, anti-wind farm campaigners claim
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2014/04/15/ocean-is-future-for-energy-needs-anti-wind-farm-campaigners-claim/
Here’s a wind turbine you can toss in your purse
http://grist.org/list/heres-a-wind-turbine-you-can-toss-in-your-purse/
New Wind, Solar Power Cheaper Than Nuclear Option, Study Shows
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-16/new-wind-solar-power-cheaper-than-nuclear-option-study-shows
Generating solar power without the Sun
http://nvonews.com/generating-solar-power-without-the-sun/
Save hundreds of dollars with new discounted light bulbs
http://www.katu.com/news/problemsolver/Save-hundreds-of-dollars-with-new-discounted-lightbulbs-255417041.html
Nuclear regulators to discuss Columbia Station in Richland
http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/Nuclear-regulators-to-discuss-Columbia-Station-in-Richland-255409551.html
Floating Nuclear Plants Could Ride Out Tsunamis
http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/369266/floating-nuclear-plants-could-ride-out-tsunamis
Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/tiny-power-plants-hold-promise-for-nuclear-energy/2014/04/17/22e7b16c-c627-11e3-b708-471bae3cb10c_story.html
Fraud, Failure, and Frustration: This Is the Story of America’s First Energy Transition
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/fraud-failure-and-frustration-br-this-is-the-story-of-americas-first-energy-transition/360691/

Environment

President signs bill protecting Washington landmark
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/President-signs-bill-protecting-Washington-landmark-255440961.html
EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants (Energy)
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/epa-mercury-power-plants-earth-day-105728.html
Climate Preparedness Task Force Should Use Water Infrastructure Funding to Protect Communities from Climate Risks (Conservation)
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/367521/climate-preparedness-task-force-should-use-water-infrastructure-funding-prote
Recycle Your Printer Cartridges! Shift The Norm
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/17/recycle-printer-cartridges-shift-norm/

Transportation/Traffic

Ferry fares are going up May 1
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255547271.html
Historic ferry Carlisle II’s stay in boat yard extended *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/16/historic-ferry-carlisle-iis-stay-in-boat-yard/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Highway 520 bridge toll going up 2.5 percent
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140417/NEWS03/140419271/Highway-520-bridge-toll-going-up-2.5-percent
This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle
http://grist.org/list/this-velomobile-is-basically-an-electric-car-without-the-hassle/

Schools/Education

Bremerton High School named as a 2013 Washington Achievement Award winner
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255563811.html
School officials say more study and direction is needed on options for new schedule changes
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255357501.html
Five NK Schools Win State’s Highest Honor
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=26682&PageID=1
Four Bainbridge schools achieve the State’s highest honor with Washington Achievement Awards
http://www.bisd303.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4298&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=13307&PageID=1

Military

Stand Down for veterans is April 26
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/254944771.html
Naval Magazine Indian Island awarded for excellence in safety *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/16/naval-magazine-indian-island-awarded-for-in/#axzz2yoiWNJiv

Tribes

Lummi Tribe’s Fishing Case Faces Off in the 9th
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/15/67083.htm
Tribe Reopens Olympic Peninsula Lake After Pollution Concerns
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/tribe-reopens-olympic-peninsula-lake-after-polluti/

KitsapCommunity

Emergency Response to Winslow Biking Crash Slowed by Multiple Medic Calls This Morning
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/16/emergency-response-to-winslow-biking-crash-slowed-by-multiple-medic-calls-this-morning/

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April 16, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Kitsap County Students dive in to learn about water *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/15/students-dive-in-to-learn-about-water/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
When High and Dry Might Be Preferable
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/1943.aspx
Purple pipes mean water conservation and new challenges: Guest commentary
http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20140415/purple-pipes-mean-water-conservation-and-new-challenges-guest-commentary
Potty water: Residents may be squeamish about wastewater reuse
http://contractormag.com/wastewater/potty-water-residents-may-be-squeamish-about-wastewater-reuse
City to test blending of water
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2014/apr/15/council-discusses-water-matters/

Public Policy

Poulsbo City Council reviews 2014 construction at workshop
http://blogs.northkitsapherald.com/poulsbobeat/city-council-reviews-2014-construction-at-workshop/669/
Washington Ethics Board To Consider Crackdown On Lobbyist-Paid Meals
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-ethics-board-to-consider-crackdown-on-lobbyist-paid-meals/

Elections

Poll: Competing gun measures have solid support
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/15/poll-competing-gun-could-both-pass/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS
What if two wildly different gun initiatives both win voter approval?
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/15/politics-government/119646/gun-initiatives-background-checks-washington/
WA Lands Commissioner Accepts Timber Cash Despite Pledge Not To
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/wa-lands-commissioner-accepts-timber-cash-despite-/

Business/Economy

New CK Food Bank site serving customers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/15/new-ck-food-bank-site-serving-customers/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Kitsap Bank hires new chief lending officer
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-15/kitsap_bank_hires_new_chief_lending_officer
A new addition to Bainbridge beer culture: Ale House on Winslow to open this summer
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255357231.html
EMS agencies scramble after glitch in drug supply *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/15/ems-agencies-scramble-after-glitch-in-drug/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Employment Security recoups overpayments from income tax refunds
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-15/employment_security_recoups_overpayments_from_income_tax_refunds
Marijuana vending machines might be coming to Washington state
http://mynorthwest.com/11/2498591/Marijuana-vending-machines-might-be-coming-to-Washington-state

Ports/Parks

County delays decision on commercial-use restrictions at parks *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/15/county-delays-decision-on-commercial-use-at/#axzz2yoiWNJiv

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Paying Extra Worked: Netflix Speeds On Comcast Rise 65 Percent
http://www.tapscape.com/paying-extra-worked-netflix-speeds-comcast-rise-65-percent/
Heartbleed is about to get worse, and it will slow the Internet to a crawl
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/14/heartbleed-is-about-to-get-worse-and-it-will-slow-the-internet-to-a-crawl/?wprss=rss_business&clsrd
‘Internet of things’ turns up the heat on utilities
http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/04/15/internet-of-things-turns-up-the-heat-on-utilities/
Bainbridge Island: Why This Mating Osprey Pair Is in a World of Trouble (Environment)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/15/why-this-mating-osprey-pair-is-in-a-world-of-trouble/
State seeks assurances from CentruyLink that 911 won’t fail again
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140415/NEWS03/140419428/State-seeks-assurances-from-CentruyLink-that-911-won%92t-fail-again
Next big broadband fight is mobile
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadband/100488-next-big-broadband-fight-is-mobile.html
Dish to refund $2M to Washington state customers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dish-to-refund-2m-to-washington-state-customers/2014/04/15/07e2897c-c4ed-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html
Kentucky: Schools shut down social media access after suicide
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/15/schools-shut-down-social-media-access-after-suicide-/7761251/
Google files patent for camera embedded in contact lens
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140415/BIZ/140419418/1005/Google-files-patent-for-camera-embedded-in-contact-lens
Longview septic tank pumper gets 27-month sentence for illegal dumping
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2014/04/longview-septic-tank-pumper-gets-27-month-sentence.html
Drawdown of Columbia River reservoir creates problems, opportunities
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/apr/15/drawdown-of-columbia-river-river-reservoir-cr/
Pot fields in Columbia Basin, Yakima Valley might lack irrigation water
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/04/14/2927434/pot-fields-in-columbia-basin-yakima.html
Triple Win for Water Infrastructure
http://allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Triple_Win_for_Water_Infrastructure_25353.aspx
On the Matter of Matter
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/1938.aspx
Utilities Face Massive Brain Drain
http://tdworld.com/blog/utilities-face-massive-brain-drain
PGE to take bigger stake in Boardman coal plant; strikes deal to keep buying hydropower from Tribes (Tribes)
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/04/pge_takes_bigger_stake_in_boar.html
Industry to Feds: “We Will Not Remove Any Unsafe Oil Rail Cars from Service”
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/04/15/industry-to-feds-we-will-not-remove-any-unsafe-oil-rail-cars-from-service/
ABCs of LNG
http://theenergycollective.com/geoffrey-styles/368896/abcs-lng
US Energy Codes Improving Fast (Graphs)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/16/leed-comparing-us-energy-codes/
Airborne Wind Turbines Another Possible Avenue To Harvest Energy
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/04/airborne-wind-turbines-another-possible-avenue-to-harvest-energy/
Scaling Wind — Informative, Short Documentary On Moving US Wind Energy Ahead
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/16/scaling-wind-informative-short-documentary-moving-us-wind-energy-ahead/
Portland’s solar energy generates top 20 label
http://portlandtribune.com/sl/217190-77273-portlands-solar-energy-generates-top-20-label
Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/why-your-neighbors-will-finance-solar-panels-for-your-roof/360680/
Genetically Engineered Trees For Greater Biofuel And Paper Production
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/16/genetically-engineered-trees-greater-biofuel-paper-production/
It’s OK to Support Nuclear Power and Still Enjoy a Movie Now and Then
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-15/it-s-okay-to-support-nuclear-power-and-still-enjoy-a-movie-now-and-then.html
This guy is taking the world’s longest road trip in an electric car
http://grist.org/list/this-guy-is-taking-the-worlds-longest-road-trip-in-an-electric-car/

Environment

A New Western Outlaw: The Bee Rustler
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/a-new-western-outlaw-the-bee-rustler/
The Demise of Fish-Eating Birds (in the Northwest)
http://www.ect.coop/editors-pick/the-demise-of-fish-eating-birds/68837
Bainbridge Island: Why This Mating Osprey Pair Is in a World of Trouble (Telecommunications)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/15/why-this-mating-osprey-pair-is-in-a-world-of-trouble/
How Growing A Lawn Can Help Slow Climate Change
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/how-growing-a-lawn-can-help-slow-climate-change/
Endangered Salmon Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-endangered-salmon-migrate-via-trucks-around-cracked-dam/
Cracked Wanapum dam can handle migrating fish, Grant PUD says
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140415/NEWS03/140419325/Cracked-Wanapum-dam-can-handle-migrating-fish-Grant-PUD-says
Why it’s a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice
http://grist.org/climate-energy/why-its-a-big-deal-that-half-of-the-great-lakes-are-still-covered-in-ice-2/

Transportation/Traffic

Kitsap Transit seeks grant for double-decker bus fleet *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/15/kitsap-transit-seeks-grant-for-double-decker-bus/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Seattle’s new bike plan: ride on calmer backstreets *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/04/seattles-new-bike-plan-ride-on-calmer-backstreets/?syndication=rss
Congress is giving states the transportation blues
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140415/BIZ/140419417/1005/Congress-is-giving-states-the-transportation-blues

Schools/Education

Interview with NASA Robotics Engineer Paulo Younse, Thursday’s BSF Breakfast Speaker
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/15/interview-with-nasa-robotics-engineer-paulo-younse-thursdays-bsf-breakfast-speaker/
Spartronics Heading to Nationals in 8 Days—Looking for Meal Money
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/15/spartronics-heading-to-nationals-in-8-days-looking-for-meal-money/
Osborn: ‘I have been truly honored to serve Gordon staff and families’
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/255387951.html
School officials say more study and direction is needed on options for new schedule changes
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255357501.html
Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
http://news.yahoo.com/dress-codes-where-schools-set-limits-065722585.html;_ylt=A0SO8xqvfE5TK34AsklXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzdjZwdmE3BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNARjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDQwNF8x

Tribes

PGE to take bigger stake in Boardman coal plant; strikes deal to keep buying hydropower from Tribes (Energy)
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/04/pge_takes_bigger_stake_in_boar.html

KitsapCommunity

KRL to celebrate National Library Week
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/254950211.html
Bainbridge Island: Want to Have a Say in Design of New Public Safety Building? (Meeting Today)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/15/want-to-have-a-say-in-design-of-new-public-safety-building/

KitsapCares

Martha & Mary fundraising lunch/auction event features speaker Erik Lindbergh
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-15/martha_mary_fundraising_lunchauction_event_features_speaker_erik_Lindbergh

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April 15, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/14/6321372/california-looking-to-recycled.html

Public Policy

County office hours announced
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/255197731.html
Op/Ed: Fight for state Senate control could enter unknown territory
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/14/under-the-dome/119624/rodney-tom-decision-rockets-state-politics-unknown/

Business/Economy

The ibbis R Back: Vote 4 Your 2014 Island Faves!
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/14/the-ibbis-r-back-vote-4-your-2014-island-faves/
Poulsbo bookstore again participating in World Book Night giveaway
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-14/poulsbo_bookstore_again_participating_in_world_book_night_giveaway
Bainbridge council to discuss Winslow Way sidewalk retail, how to support pedestrian traffic
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255237611.html
League of Women Voters forum to focus on health insurance
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-14/league_of_women_voters_forum_to_focus_on_health_insurance
Social Security halts effort to collect old debts
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/04/14/social-security-halts-effort-to-collect-old-debts/20869077/
State audit sees overpayments in Medicaid *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/14/3588951/state-audit-sees-overpayments.html?sp=/99/101/369/
Can’t Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead (Telecommunications)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/11/301791749/cant-ask-that-some-job-interviewers-go-to-social-media-instead?ft=1&f=2

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Battle on to bring broadband internet to Beacon Hill
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Broadband-Speed-Up-254981181.html
Analyst: Netflix to Continue to Be Affected by State of Net Neutrality
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/business/analyst-netflix-to-continue-to-be-affected-by-state-of-net-neutrality.html/?a=viewall
How laser communication could boost research on the International Space Station and beyond
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/14/how-laser-communication-could-boost-research-on-the-international-space-station-and-beyond/
CenturyLink: 4,500 calls failed during 911 outage
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/CenturyLink-4500-calls-failed-during-911-outage-255262931.html
All clouds are not equal: differentiating an enterprise cloud
http://research.gigaom.com/report/all-clouds-are-not-equal-differentiating-an-enterprise-cloud/
Can’t Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead (Business)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/11/301791749/cant-ask-that-some-job-interviewers-go-to-social-media-instead?ft=1&f=2
Silverdale water treatment project begins next week *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/14/silverdale-water-treatment-project-begins-next/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Yakima wants to bank Naches River water in aquifer
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2067166-8/yakima-wants-to-bank-naches-river-water-in
Wanapum Dam Crack Forces $7M In Fish Ladder Work
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/wanapum-dam-crack-forces-7m-in-fish-ladder-work/
Conventional farmers drop their plows in favor of conservation
http://grist.org/food/conventional-farmers-drop-their-plows-in-favor-of-conservation/
Managing AMI Data
http://allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Managing_AMI_Data_25341.aspx
Safe Drinking Water When & Where It’s Needed Most
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/15/safe-drinking-water-needed-2/
Facing electoral challenge, WA State Senator Chase touts sponsorship of utility bill
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140411/BLOG5207/140419769
Southern California municipal utilities innovate with decoupling
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dsullivan/southern_california_municipal.html
What is the Greenest Source of Electricity?
http://theenergycollective.com/lindsay-wilson/366911/what-greenest-source-electricity
New Video: The Pacific Rim Coal Bubble
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/04/14/new-video-the-pacific-rim-coal-bubble/
Coal gasification: The clean energy of the future?
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26921145
Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Coal
http://theenergycollective.com/schalk-cloete/365721/seeking-consensus-internalized-costs-coal
Wind Turbines, the new icon of Pacific Northwest landscape; An Appreciation of Oregon (photos-video)
http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2014/04/wind_turbines_the_new_icon_of.html
When wind turbines stop turning: Regulators mull ‘financial assurance’ to cover costs of decommissioning
http://www.jamestownsun.com/content/when-wind-turbines-stop-turning-regulators-mull-financial-assurance-cover-costs
Ikea Just Bought a Wind Farm Big Enough To Power All Its U.S. Stores
http://gizmodo.com/ikea-just-bought-a-wind-farm-big-enough-to-power-all-it-1562349371
A Molecular Approach to Solar Energy
http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/367936/molecular-approach-solar-power
Solar Was #2 Source Of Power Plant Capacity Additions In 2013 (Charts)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/15/natural-gas-generated-50-power-plant-capacity-additions-2013/
A Rising Tension: ‘Value-of-Solar’ Tariff Versus Net Metering
http://theenergycollective.com/hermantrabish/367086/rising-tension-value-solar-tariff-versus-net-metering
How to Solve Global Warming: It’s the Energy Supply
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-solve-global-warming-its-the-energy-supply/
US Nuclear Power Plants Posted Strong Performance in 2013
http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/04/14/626999/10076644/en/US-Nuclear-Power-Plants-Posted-Strong-Performance-in-2013.html
Can Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy Learn to Get Along?
http://theenergycollective.com/jessejenkins/368706/can-nuclear-power-and-renewable-energy-learn-get-along

Environment

County announces its Earth Day Awards *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/14/county-announces-its-earth-day-awards/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Did You See It? If Not, Here’s The ‘Blood Moon’
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-did-you-see-it-if-not-heres-the-blood-moon/
K pod makes rare spring visit to South Sound *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/04/14/k-pod-makes-rare-spring-visit-to-south-sound/#axzz2ysJV5qwA
Washington’s White River, 8th most endangered in the land
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/14/environment/119578/american-rivers-endangered-white-river-harloe/
U.N. climate report: We must focus on “decarbonization,” and it won’t wreck the economy
http://grist.org/climate-energy/u-n-climate-report-we-must-focus-on-decarbonization-and-it-wont-wreck-the-economy/

Schools/Education

Court will hear no specifics from Legislature on school improvement money
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/14/education/119622/court-will-hear-no-specifics-legislature-school-im/
Gifted advocacy group to hold information night in Poulsbo *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/14/gifted-advocacy-group-to-hold-information-night/#axzz2yoiWNJiv

Military

No serious injuries in Navy Yard shooting, suspect is in custody
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255189121.html

Tribes

Seattle mayor visits gravesite of his city’s namesake
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/255186061.html

KitsapCommunity

CKCC to meet Thursday
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/255205061.html
Bainbridge Island: Open house this week on joint police-fire facility
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255205751.html
‘Speaker Series’ event to feature a retired female Navy captain
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/255192001.html
Humane Society importing dogs that might be euthanized elsewhere *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/14/humane-society-importing-dogs-that-might-be/#axzz2yoiWNJiv

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April 14, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Bremerton leads in national water pledge
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/11/bremerton-leads-in-national-water-pledge/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Take The Pledge For National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation
http://thenewswheel.com/take-pledge-national-mayors-challenge-water-conservation/
Fresno State announces water conservation plan
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/13/3876405/fresno-state-announces-water-conservation.html?sp=/99/406/

Public Policy

Third judge will ease backlog of cases in Mason County
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/11/third-judge-will-ease-backlog-of-cases-in-mason/#axzz2yoTLQ9CP
Council approved 2-year contract for police chief
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/254814801.html
City of Bainbridge planning department makes shift to online permitting system
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255084521.html

Business/Economy

Poulsbo Mayor: Area growth rate greater than expected
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/254936931.html
Here’s to our champions… Here’s to them all!
http://kpbj.com/opinions/2014-04-11/here_s_to_our_champions_here_s_to_them_all
Discovering Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/lifestyle/254932331.html
SAFE Boats delivers new 29-foot security response vessel to Canadian police force
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-11/safe_boats_delivers_new_29_foot_security_response_vessel_to_canadian_polic
Visconsi proponents and opponents ask examiner to modify conditions for approval
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/254920531.html
WA State to aid low-income families to protect food-stamp benefits
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023350048_snapbenefitsxml.html?syndication=rss
GMO labeling would be outlawed by new bill in Congress
http://grist.org/news/gmo-labeling-would-be-outlawed-by-new-bill-in-congress/
If caller ID says ‘IRS’ it’s likely a scammer after your money
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140413/BIZ/140419721/1005/If-caller-ID-says-%91IRS%92-it%92s-likely-a-scammer-after-your-money

Ports/Parks

Port increases moorage fees at Port Orchard
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/254741081.html
Public safety and parks group to meet May 14
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/254941131.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

A software-defined Internet: Would net neutrality allow it?
http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/software-defined-internet-would-net-neutrality-allow-it/2014-04-10
Seattle Mayor: Broadband Is Too Expensive, Uncompetitive
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Seattle-Mayor-Broadband-Is-Too-Expensive-Uncompetitive-128525
Apple buys renewable energy power plant in Oregon
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/13/apple-buys-renewable-power-plant-oregon
Broadband faces a fork in the road
https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247581/Broadband_faces_a_fork_in_the_road_
Need for speed: Testing the networking performance of the top 4 cloud providers
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/12/need-for-speed-testing-the-networking-performance-of-the-top-4-cloud-providers/
Finally, some social-media ground rules
http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20140413/REG/304139999
Facebook to strip messaging out of its main app
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/10/facebook-to-strip-messaging-out-of-its-main-app/?wprss=rss_technology
APS to exhibit microinverter technology at national solar summit
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-11/aps_to_exhibit_microinverter_technology_at_national_solar_summit
Need faster Wi-Fi around your house? The Amped Wireless REC15A is just the thing.
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/13/need-faster-wi-fi-around-your-house-the-amped-wireless-rec15a-is-just-the-thing/
Amazon to unveil smartphone in time for winter holidays
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/11/us-amazoncom-smartphone-idUSBREA3A1UT20140411
When the world is your phone charger: The things we do for plugs
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/monica-guzman/2014/04/12/when-the-world-is-your-phone-charger-the-things-we-do-for-plugs/
Closing PSE’s Colstrip facility would help state moved off coal power
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/10/3579243/closing-pses-colstrip-facility.html?sp=/99/122/
FirstEnergy CEO: Renewables ‘Sound Good’ but Should Take Backseat to Coal
http://theenergycollective.com/katherinetweed/367096/firstenergy-ceo-renewables-sound-good-should-take-backseat-coal
Clean coal might work in China, but here’s why we won’t see much of it here
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/10/clean-coal-might-work-in-china-but-heres-why-we-wont-see-much-of-it-here/?wprss=rss_business
Proposed Hoquiam terminal would get ND crude by rail
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/04/11/3081305/proposed-hoquiam-terminal-would.html
Port Angeles considers shortening utility bill-pay period by 5 days
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/304119990/port-angeles-considers-shortening-utility-bill-pay-period-by-5-days
NW Water Supply Rebounds Across Most Of Northwest After March Storms
http://nwpr.org/post/nw-water-supply-rebounds-across-most-northwest-after-march-storms
Water quality is defined by its effect on sea life
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/#axzz2yoncPjRr
New Smart Cities resource provides technology financing options
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-11/new_smart_cities_resource_provides_technology_financing_options
Weather-related blackouts in U.S. doubled in 10 years
http://grist.org/news/weather-related-blackouts-in-u-s-doubled-in-10-years/
Power grid threat report mishandled, feds say
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/apr/10/power-grid-threat-report-mishandled-feds-say/
How the American Dream Is Killing the American Electric Bill
http://gizmodo.com/how-the-american-dream-is-killing-the-american-electric-1558412819
Lower Prices Pull Down Natural Gas Reserves in 2012
http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/367276/lower-prices-pull-down-natural-gas-reserves-2012
Whaddayaknow, Fracking Really Does Cause Earthquakes (Maybe)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/12/ohio-fracking-linked-to-earthquakes/
How much will shift to green energy slow growth? Not much, says UN.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0411/How-much-will-shift-to-green-energy-slow-growth-Not-much-says-UN
Desert-friendly crops grown on solar energy farms could yield ‘win-win’ energy solution
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/5458/20140412/desert-friendly-crops-grown-on-solar-energy-farms-could-yield-win-win-energy-solution.htm
Storing Solar Energy as Heat
http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/7448/Storing-Solar-Energy-as-Heat.aspx
Through Solar Energy Jobs, Veterans Find a Continuation in Mission to Serve Nation and Environment (Military)
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/365051/through-solar-jobs-veterans-find-continuation-mission-serve-nation-and-enviro
How Much Are Your Solar Facebook Fans Worth? Around $403 Each
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/04/how-much-are-your-solar-facebook-fans-worth-around-403-each?cmpid=rss
Wind, solar power
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20140413/SHE03/304130150/Wind-solar-power?nclick_check=1
The Smartest Place To Build Solar Farms? Toxic Superfund Sites
http://gizmodo.com/the-smartest-place-to-build-solar-farms-toxic-superfun-1561871351
Solar Falls Off Cliff, World Domination Inevitable Now
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/14/low-cost-solar-poised-for-global-domination/
ND looks to day when wind turbines stop turning
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/432036/
World Wind Power To Have Stronger Year
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/11/world-wind-power-stronger-year/
U.S. wind industry slammed by tax uncertainty, fracking
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/10/wind-solar-grow-but-investments-fall/7511733/
IKEA makes big investment in wind energy (some assembly required)
http://grist.org/news/ikea-drops-big-investment-on-wind-energy-some-assembly-required/
States save big with energy efficiency targets
http://www.utilityproducts.com/articles/elp-archives/2014/04/states-save-big-with-energy-efficiency-targets.html
2013 Renewable Energy Investment Drops $35.1 Billion
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/11/2013-renewable-energy-investment-drops-35-1-billion/
Biomass Emissions Question Arises Again
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/14/biomass-emissions-question-arises/
Post-Fukushima Japan Chooses Coal Over Renewable Energy
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-13/post-fukushima-japan-chooses-coal-over-renewable-energy.html
Nuclear Power Industry in the US, Market Outlook to 2025 – Market Capacity, Generation, Deployment Trends, Power Plants and Regulations
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1847815

Environment

North Olympic Peninsula, get ready for front-row seat on a colorful lunar eclipse
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140414/NEWS/304149986/north-olympic-peninsula-get-ready-for-front-row-seat-on-a-colorful
We’ve Entered Into New World of Gopher Protection
http://www.yelmonline.com/opinion/commentary/article_c0ddf0d6-c1cf-11e3-bfdc-001a4bcf887a.html
Report: Anderson Point Park slides caused by clogged ditches
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/04/11/report-anderson-point-park-slides-caused-by-clogged-ditches/#axzz2yoncPjRr
Researchers Find Pocket Of Air Pollution In Central Washington
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/higher-nitrate-air-pollution-in-central-washington/
Migrating gray whales visible off Washington coast
http://www.adn.com/2014/04/11/3421228/migrating-gray-whales-visible.html
Washington sets 2014 salmon fishing seasons
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/apr/10/washington-sets-2014-salmon-fishing-seasons/
Bremerton may swap Heins Lake for nearby timberland
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/12/bremerton-may-swap-heins-lake-for-nearby/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Washington’s Wildfire Season Officially Starts Tuesday
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washingtons-wildfire-season-officially-starts-tuesday/
The Northwest’s forest plan: 20 years of fighting
http://crosscut.com/2014/04/13/environment/119579/northwest-forest-plan-20-years-battles-obama/
New beaches taking shape at mouth of Elwha River
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140413/NEWS03/140419588/New-beaches-taking-shape-at-mouth-of-Elwha-River-
CA: Want to raft? Better do so rapidly
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/10/6309784/want-to-raft-better-do-so-rapidly.html
California drought: El Niño could bring big storms next winter, new report says
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25539219/california-drought-el-ni-241-o-could-bring?source=rss
Wildlife crews follow flight of the bumblebee
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140412/NEWS03/140419658/Wildlife-crews-follow-flight-of-the-bumblebee
Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023345627_apxclimateengineering.html?syndication=rss
Do Cow Farts Actually Contribute to Global Warming?
http://gizmodo.com/do-cow-farts-actually-contribute-to-global-warming-1562144730
Must See Video: Showtime Climate Series ‘Years of Living Dangerously’
http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/364896/must-see-video-showtime-climate-series-years-living-dangerously
U.N. report spells out super-hard things we must do to curb warming
http://grist.org/news/u-n-report-spells-out-super-hard-things-we-must-do-to-curb-warming/

Transportation/Traffic

Kitsap County seeks road project ideas
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-04-11/kitsap_county_seeks_road_project_ideas
Police look for texting drivers
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255021051.html
Poulsbo explores $20 car tab fee
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/254936621.html
Does Legalized Marijuana Put Washington Drivers At Risk Out Of State?
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-does-legalized-marijuana-put-washington-drivers-at-risk-out-of-state/
State planning to reopen highway at Oso mudslide
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/14/3588148/state-planning-to-reopen-highway.html?sp=/99/101/369/

Schools/Education

Bremerton hosts state science & engineering fair
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/254945781.html
Bangor Navy college outreach office relocates (Military)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/254752481.html
Several capital projects scheduled for Bremerton School District this summer
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/254946971.html
Kiwanis seeks nominations for Educator of the Year
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/255030131.html
Washington State University considers med school
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140413/NEWS03/140419589/Washington-State-University-considers-med-school

Military

Bangor Navy college outreach office relocates (Schools/Education)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/254752481.html
Arms treaty reducing Bangor submarine launch tubes
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/12/arms-treaty-reducing-bangor-submarine-launch/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Through Solar Energy Jobs, Veterans Find a Continuation in Mission to Serve Nation and Environment (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/365051/through-solar-jobs-veterans-find-continuation-mission-serve-nation-and-enviro

Tribes

Washington state man to lead Sitka tribe
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/25233716/washington-state-man-to-lead-sitka-tribe
S’Klallam teens roll out for skate park opening
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/12/sklallam-teens-roll-out-for-skate-park-opening/#axzz2yoiWNJiv
Keeping Bones, Cultural Artifacts Safe In Central Washington Is Proving Costly
http://kuow.org/post/keeping-bones-cultural-artifacts-safe-central-washington-proving-costly

KitsapCommunity

Fire volunteers boosting departments
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/12/fire-volunteers-boost-departments-in-tight-times/#axzz2yoTLQ9CP
Central Kitsap Food Bank to open April 16
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/254944431.html

KitsapCares

Red Cross mobilizes volunteers from across country
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/254888781.html
Oso sees help from Bremerton locals
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/254750501.html

KitsapKudos

Hard-Working Bainbridge Island Man Named Busch Hero
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/04/13/hard-working-bainbridge-island-man-named-busch-hero/

General Interest

Measles outbreak spreads to Kitsap County, passengers on ferry Tacoma to Bainbridge may have been exposed to virus
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/254964311.html