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KitsapQuestion

Q: Do community colleges, such as Olympic College, grant four-year, bachelor degrees?

A: Olympic College presently grants a four-year, bachelor degree in nursing, and this fall will add Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems.

Want to know more? http://www.olympic.edu/BAS-IS/

July 29, 2013

Public Policy

County hires administrator, human resources director *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/county-hires-administrator-human-resources-director_87056820

Business/Economy

Using improvisational skills in business is topic at AWOB event
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-28/using_improvisational_skills_in_business_is_topic_at_awob_event
A rare sale in Kitsap County as shopping center trades hands
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/07/a-rare-sale-in-kitsap-county-as-shopping-center.html
Harrison, insurer continue negotiations *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/harrison-insurer-continue-negotiations_25662601
Bainbridge Review welcomes new interns *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268903911.html
Airbnb goes B2B, targeting business travelers with new site listings
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/28/airbnb-goes-b2b-targeting-business-travelers-with-new-site-listings/

Ports/Parks

Newberry Hill Heritage Park tree thinning starts next month
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/268926261.html
State timber sale involves 89 acres north of Lake Symington
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/state-timber-sale-involves-89-acres-north-of-lake-symington_48325705

Water

Guest: Victoria’s sewage does not pollute Washington shores *
http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2024164911_brianburchillopedvictoriasewage27xml.html
Rethinking Water Storage
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Rethinking_Water_Storage_26531.aspx
50 Amazing Water Conservation Facts You Should Know
http://www.seametrics.com/blog/water-conservation-facts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=water-conservation-facts If
If It’s Raining in New York, You Might Want to Wait Before You Flush
http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/stormwater-runoff-new-york-water-infrastructure-costs-savings
CA: Voluntary water conservation not effective, data show
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/28/6586310/voluntary-water-conservation-not.html

Telecommunications/Technology

Now that it’s almost officially legal, here’s how to unlock your phone on all four U.S. carriers
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/28/unlock-phone-att-verizon-tmobile-sprint/
City of Seattle sues Gigabit Squared for $50K in unpaid bills
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/city-of-seattle-sues-gigabit-squared-for-50k-in.html
Americans back net neutrality
http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2014/07/americans_back_net_neutrality
Here’s Why No One Is Buying into AT&T’s Sponsored Data Plan
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/business/heres-why-no-one-is-buying-into-atts-sponsored-data-plan.html/?a=viewall
Seattle-based cloud services company SkyKick raises $3 million
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/seattle-based-cloud-services-company-skykick.html
How A Popular Computer Software Company is Making Itself Greener (Energy)
http://nationswell.com/microsoft-invests-in-green-wind-energy/
Inside the huge solar farm that powers Apple’s iCloud (Energy)
http://grist.org/business-technology/inside-the-huge-solar-farm-that-powers-apples-icloud/
These Light Paintings Show How Wi-Fi Swirls and Shifts Around You
http://gizmodo.com/these-light-paintings-show-how-wi-fi-swirls-and-shifts-1611933652
Social media and smartphones bring forth instantly the horrors of wars around the world
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/social-media-and-smartphones-bring-forth-instantly-the-horrors-of-wars-around-the-world/articleshow/39160510.cms

Energy/Utilities

US curbs dirty coal at home, sends it overseas instead
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0728/US-curbs-dirty-coal-at-home-sends-it-overseas-instead
System can prevent train accidents, rail industry slow to adopt
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/System-can-prevent-train-accidents-rail-industry-5650550.php
Gas price equivalent for electricity? 75 cents.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/In-Gear/2014/0727/Gas-price-equivalent-for-electricity-75-cents
How A Popular Computer Software Company is Making Itself Greener (Technology)
http://nationswell.com/microsoft-invests-in-green-wind-energy/
Net-Metering: The Great Debate
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/net-metering-the-great-debate?cmpid=rss
Tacoma Will Mandate EV Charging Stations
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/28/tacoma-will-mandate-ev-charging-stations/
Getting a charge out of work: Oregon employers to provide stations for plug-in vehicles
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/getting-a-charge-out-of-work-oregon-employers-to.html
The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is Nigh (Infographic)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/28/electric-vehicle-revolution-nigh-infographic/
Why Do We Need More Women in Solar?
http://theenergycollective.com/rosana-francescato/447501/why-do-we-need-more-women-solar
Inside the huge solar farm that powers Apple’s iCloud (Technology)
http://grist.org/business-technology/inside-the-huge-solar-farm-that-powers-apples-icloud/
Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/solar-fuels-how-close-how-real
Solar Power: Five Creative Ways to Harness the Sun Around Your House
http://livinggreenmag.com/2014/07/28/energy-ecology/solar-power-five-creative-ways-harness-sun-around-house/
The Sun May Promote Adoption of Storage Technology In More Ways Than One
http://theenergycollective.com/jim-greenberger/445316/sun-may-promote-adoption-storage-technology-more-ways-one
Wind energy to play a bigger role in the future
http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/wind-energy-play-bigger-role-future/8518841/
Climate needs new support for nuclear power
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2014/07/27/climate-support-nuclear-power/13231833/
Promises of Easier Nuclear Construction Fall Short
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/promises-easier-nuclear-construction-fall-short-24725848

Environment

Shellfish beds opened in Port Gamble Bay *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/shellfish-beds-opened-in-port-gamble-bay_95600591
3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Belfair
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/35-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-belfair/ngphP/
Close Quake Jangles Bainbridge Early This Morning
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/28/close-quake-jangles-bainbridge-early-this-morning/
Northwest’s vanishing seabirds may be linked to herring decline
http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2014/07/northwests_vanishing_seabirds.html
What Would It Take to Get Salmon Back above Grand Coulee Dam? (Tribes)
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/what-would-it-take-to-get-salmon-back-above-grand/article_4e61ff16-154e-11e4-942f-0019bb2963f4.html
Biologists track fish recovery in tough conditions on Elwha River *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024180269_elwhafishxml.html
Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/texas/article/Annoying-minor-floods-are-increasing-on-US-coasts-5652076.php
Northwest Meth Houses To Get Scrubbed Under EPA Program
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/northwest-meth-houses-to-get-scrubbed-under-epa-pr/
Oregon State researchers investigate honeybee mysteries
http://www.oregonlive.com/teens/index.ssf/2014/07/oregon_state_researchers_investigate_honeybee_mysteries.html
Amusing Monday: Baby turtles race for the sea *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/07/28/amusing-monday-baby-turtles-race-for-the-sea/#axzz38o2Uxme1
Shipping containers go from hobo to hip
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/26/6581245/shipping-containers-go-from-hobo.html

Transportation/Traffic

Night closures planned for Hood Canal Bridge
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/268612952.html
Wednesday Speak Your Mind About Pedestrian/Biking Upgrades to Ferry Terminal
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/28/wednesday-speak-your-mind-about-pedestrianbiking-upgrades-to-ferry-terminal/
Op/Ed: Passenger ferry: We’re going to need hard numbers
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/opinion/268943371.html
Mission to repair Bertha tunneler hits another snag
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/komo/article/Mission-to-repair-Bertha-tunneler-hits-another-5651546.php

Military

Last Air Force flight on Navy Prowler takes off from Whidbey Island
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307289987/last-air-force-flight-on-navy-prowler-takes-off-from-whidbey-island

Tribes

What Would It Take to Get Salmon Back above Grand Coulee Dam? (Environment)
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/what-would-it-take-to-get-salmon-back-above-grand/article_4e61ff16-154e-11e4-942f-0019bb2963f4.html

KitsapCommunity

Archaeological dig planned for immigrant village site on Bainbridge *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bainbridge-islander/archaeological-dig-planned-for-immigrant-village-site-on-bainbridge_92188426

KitsapCares

Kitsap Humane Society to host benefit concert
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/268930111.html

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July 28, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Smart, simple ways to conserve water outdoors *
http://seattletimes.com/html/homesrealestate/2024135269_hreecoconsumer27xml.html
California drought: San Jose’s new high-tech water purification plant to expand recycled water use
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_26218749/california-drought-san-joses-new-high-tech-water

Public Policy

Bainbridge council reverses its move to Monday *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268730281.html
City of Bainbridge Island receives final approval for SMP from state *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268637642.html
SMP opponents rally for lawsuit *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268795261.html
Bainbridge council to get first look next week at proposed police oversight board *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268643502.html

Elections

Be an informed voter
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/268345922.html
Get early voting help at the library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/268729841.html
DISTRICT 35 | Pair of Republicans challenging incumbent for House seat
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/election/268472182.html
Opinion: Vote ‘yes’ for the Bremerton EMS levy
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/268345572.html
Bainbridge commissioners again push back proposed levy to staff Station 23 *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268633082.html

Business/Economy

Restructuring in Sound’s Kitsap newspapers
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/268346842.html
We’re back in Bremerton
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/268345742.html
Kitsap might see labor shortage *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/business-spotlight-kitsap-might-see-labor-shortage_79219319
Syrah continues to thrive in Pacific Northwest
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/268514172.html
Credit collection company sued over letters that appear to come from prosecutors *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/credit-collection-company-sued-over-letters-that-appear-to-come-from-prosecutors_64157276
Washington Vied For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ Worth Thousands Of Jobs
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/washington-vied-for-tesla-gigafactory-worth-thousa/
Social media changing rules of engagement in businesses: Expert (Technology)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/social/Social-media-changing-rules-of-engagement-in-businesses-Expert/articleshow/39035695.cms
Social Media Won’t Fix Your Broken Customer Service (Technology)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kaviguppta/2014/07/25/social-media-wont-fix-your-broken-customer-service/

Ports/Parks

$3.5M Raised to Get Bainbridge Leg of Visionary Sound to Olympics Trail Moving
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/25/3-5m-raised-to-get-bainbridge-leg-of-visionary-sound-to-olympics-trail-moving/

Water

Sewage impacts Manchester beaches
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/268612302.html
Oregon: Boaters Warned Of Hazards Posed By Low Water Levels
http://www.opb.org/news/article/low-water-levels-in-oregon-rivers-and-lakes-potentially-hazardous-for-boaters/
Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water (Energy)
http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-and-gas-companies-look-deep-aquifers-water
Drought Starting To Kill Salmon In Klamath Basin
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/drought-starting-to-kill-salmon-in-klamath-basin/
Earthworm technology for wastewater treatment at Fresno State dairy
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/rodeo/ci_26221603/earthworm-technology-wastewater-treatment-at-fresno-state-dairy
Groundwater levels drop in Southwestern U.S. in ongoing drought
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/25/us-usa-southwest-drought-idUSKBN0FU04X20140725
Conservation fund has plenty of supporters
http://www.jsonline.com/sports/conservation-fund-has-plenty-of-supporters-b99318033z1-268750331.html

Telecommunications/Technology

Chinese authorities raid several Microsoft offices
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/28/chinese-authorities-raid-several-microsoft-offices/
FCC Chair Now Has Two Chances To Overturn Bans On Municipal Broadband
http://consumerist.com/2014/07/25/fcc-chair-now-has-two-chances-to-overturn-bans-on-municipal-broadband/
Outrage! FCC Official Says a million people commenting will not make much difference
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Outrage-FCC-Official-Says-by-Kevin-Zeese-Fed-Regulatory-Agency-FCC_Internet-Neutrality-Protection-140724-56.html
FCC’s Pai: Net Neutrality Debate Is Distraction
http://www.multichannel.com/news/policy/fcc-s-pai-net-neutrality-debate-distraction/382718
Net Neutrality: Bad for Consumers, Deadly for Startups
http://tech.co/yes-net-neutrality-bad-consumers-deadly-startups-2014-07
Even Major League Baseball Wants Net Neutrality
http://mashable.com/2014/07/25/net-neutrality-fcc-mlb/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss
What Are the Misconceptions Behind Net Neutrality?
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/what-are-the-misconceptions-behind-net-neutrality-cY1Y0lR3TfKkXanKgQx0gg.html
Broadband is a Right not a Privilege – OpenWeb CEO
http://www.mobileworldmag.com/broadband-is-a-right-not-a-privilege-openweb-ceo/
Cities Seek FCC Help to Expand Broadband
http://benton.org/node/197320
The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/26/the-next-big-front-for-cloud-competition-location-location-location/
Bringing broadband to rural area a challenge
http://www.piercecountyherald.com/content/bringing-broadband-rural-area-challenge
Data privacy isn’t political — it’s personal
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/27/data-privacy-isnt-political-its-personal/
Will paper-thin batteries power tomorrow’s smart phones?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0725/Will-paper-thin-batteries-power-tomorrow-s-smart-phones
No special glasses needed: Amazon launches 3D products store
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/no-special-glasses-needed-amazon-launches-3d.html
Could I do 80 percent of my work on an iPad?
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/27/could-i-do-80-percent-of-my-work-on-an-ipad/
Watson’s First Consumer Role: Helping Military Vets Become Civilians (Military)
http://gizmodo.com/watsons-first-consumer-role-helping-military-vets-beco-1611922318
Social media changing rules of engagement in businesses: Expert (Business)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/social/Social-media-changing-rules-of-engagement-in-businesses-Expert/articleshow/39035695.cms
Social Media Won’t Fix Your Broken Customer Service (Business)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kaviguppta/2014/07/25/social-media-wont-fix-your-broken-customer-service/

Energy/Utilities

Mason County PUD 3 Op Center Gets LEED Certificate
http://masonwebtv.com/archives/13166
San Diego Gas & Electric Becomes First Utility to Test Drones
http://theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/440101/sdge-becomes-first-utility-test-drones
Coal trains pose economic, traffic worries for Puget Sound region
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/28/coal-ports/121194/coal-issue-trains-raise-concerns-seattle-puget-sou/
Oil trains crowd out grain shipments to NW ports *
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024172633_columbiatrainsxml.html
Oregon Oil Train Safety Report Calls For More Rail Inspectors, Fees
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/oil-train-safety/
Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water (Water)
http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-and-gas-companies-look-deep-aquifers-water
UO researchers find could make electronic devices more efficient
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/uo-researchers-find-could-make-electronic-devices.html
Prepare for High Energy Growth, Climate Experts Warn
http://theenergycollective.com/michaelshellenberger/440701/prepare-high-energy-growth-climate-experts-warn
Renewable Energy to Power the State of California?
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8250/20140725/renewable-energy-to-power-the-state-of-california.htm
Levi’s Stadium: Super Green & “The Most Connected Stadium”
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/27/levis-stadium-green-infographic/
Conservationists, wind-farm advocates clash over eagle safety
http://www.startribune.com/local/268546332.html
“Hidden Cost” Of Wind Power vs. Conventional Power Plants
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/27/hidden-cost-wind-power-vs-conventional-power-plants/
Record year for only nuclear power plant in Northwest; BPA sells electricity to utilities
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b079c48030ae4797bb0fe959f0bc5d07/WA–Nuclear-Plant-Record
EDF and Google Street View Join Forces to Find and Map Natural Gas Leaks
http://theenergycollective.com/katherinetweed/433231/edf-and-google-street-view-join-forces-find-and-map-natural-gas-leaks
Oregon Governor endorses nuclear energy on visit to NuScale Power
http://democratherald.com/news/local/governor-endorses-nuclear-energy-on-visit-to-nuscale-power/article_421e9bae-146f-11e4-a51a-001a4bcf887a.html
Fukushima lessons: Safety first, complacency never, shift to renewables
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/17540660-fukushima-lessons-safety-first-complacency-never-shift-to-renewable-energy
Where are all the clean, infinite-range nuclear-powered cars, ships, and planes?
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186907-where-are-all-the-clean-infinite-range-nuclear-powered-cars-ships-and-planes
Promises of easier nuclear power plant construction fall short in new round of building
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/26/promises-easier-nuclear-power-plant-construction-fall-short-in-new-round/
Amory Lovins’ high-tech home skimps on energy but not on comfort
http://grist.org/climate-energy/amory-lovins-high-tech-home-skimps-on-energy-but-not-on-comfort/
Stanford Foresees $25,000, 300-Mile EV Battery Range With New Honeycomb Battery
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/28/stanford-foresees-25000-300-mile-ev-battery-range/

Environment

First properties lined up to mitigate environmental damage from Navy pier * (Military, Tribes)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/first-properties-lined-up-to-mitigate-environmental-damage-from-navy-pier_23399706
Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024155783_birddeclinesxml.html
Kitsap Audubon Society takes up cause of Poulsbo ospreys *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-audubon-society-takes-up-cause-of-poulsbo-ospreys_84760063
Backed by tribes and a trash company, MicroGreen raises $17M for recycled cups (Tribes)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/backed-by-tribes-and-a-trash-company-microgreen.html
Crews make progress in state’s largest wildfire
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Crews-make-progress-in-Washs-largest-wildfire-268743431.html
Washington wildfire-fighting costs soar past $50 million for season
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/washington_wildfire-fighting_c.html
What the Carlton Complex wildfire left behind
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/24/environment/121163/carlton-complex-fire-view-dry-sider/
Northwest Wildfires Boost Call For Funding Reform
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/northwest-wildfires-boost-call-for-funding-reform/
Peninsula marine life centers losing sea stars to mysterious disease
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307289990/peninsula-marine-life-centers-losing-sea-stars-to-mysterious-disease

Transportation/Traffic

Consultants see Kitsap, King teaming on fast ferries *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/consultants-see-kitsap-king-teaming-on-fast-ferries_73151524
Idea for 3rd bridge over Columbia River revealed
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Idea-for-3rd-bridge-over-Columbia-River-revealed-268813141.html
Which is better: the Boeing 787 or Airbus A350? Pretty soon, passengers will get to weigh in
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/which-is-better-the-boeing-787-or-airbus-a350.html
Do neighborhood greenways increase cycling? Oh yes.
http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2014/07/23/do-neighborhood-greenways-increase-cycling-oh-yes/

Schools/Education

New SKSD director never strayed from child development
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/268475472.html
Districts start early to ready students for kindergarten *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/readyk_072414_23803489
Washington state stands alone on US education law
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Washington-state-stands-alone-on-US-education-law-268805351.html

Military

Base access changes Aug. 1 at Naval Base Kitsap
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/268656852.html
First properties lined up to mitigate environmental damage from Navy pier * (Environment, Tribes)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/first-properties-lined-up-to-mitigate-environmental-damage-from-navy-pier_23399706
Watson’s First Consumer Role: Helping Military Vets Become Civilians (Technology)
http://gizmodo.com/watsons-first-consumer-role-helping-military-vets-beco-1611922318
Lawmakers Reach Deal Intended To Fix VA System In Crisis
http://kuow.org/post/lawmakers-reach-deal-intended-fix-va-system-crisis
Navy planning to introduce enlisted women to Bangor submarines *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/navy-planning-to-introduce-enlisted-women-to-bangor-submarines_74494557

Tribes

First properties lined up to mitigate environmental damage from Navy pier * (Environment, Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/first-properties-lined-up-to-mitigate-environmental-damage-from-navy-pier_23399706
Backed by tribes and a trash company, MicroGreen raises $17M for recycled cups (Environment)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/backed-by-tribes-and-a-trash-company-microgreen.html

KitsapCommunity

National Night Out August 5: BIPD Officer Carla Sias Gives a Preview
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/27/national-night-out-august-5-bipd-officer-carla-sias-gives-a-preview/
KiDiMu presents class on ‘Growing Up Safe’ *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/268729981.html

KitsapKudos

BHS Senior Sallie Marx Named All American in Lacrosse
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/27/bhs-senior-sallie-marx-named-all-american-in-lacrosse/

General Interest

10 Things to Know for Monday
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/10-Things-to-Know-for-Monday-5650496.php

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July 25, 2014

Public Policy

Crisis intervention program unveiled
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/268470152.html

Elections

Bainbridge fire officials abandon hopes for November election on new fire facilities *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268552632.html

Business/Economy

Workforce development in Kitsap gets a boost from bill passed in Congress
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-25/workforce_development_in_kitsap_gets_a_boost_from_bill_passed_in_congress
Kitsap food policy intern needed
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/268344702.html
Elected officials at forum will discuss government impact on business
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-25/elected_officials_at_forum_will_discuss_government_impact_on_business
Engineers accuse Boeing of age discrimination in layoffs
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-25/engineers_accuse_boeing_of_age_discrimination_in_layoffs
Seattle ninth-best place in U.S. for business, says Forbes
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/seattle-ninth-best-place-in-u-s-for-business-says.html
Feds Offer Wildfire Assistance, But So Far No Payments To Homeowners
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-feds-offer-wildfire-assistance-but-so-far-no-payments-to-homeowners/
Amazon: Now with 132,000 employees
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/amazon-now-with-132-000-employees.html

Ports/Parks

Public works staff begins maintenance plan on Bainbridge road ends *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268498202.html
‘Better than a dream come true’ 
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/268469962.html
Bloedel Reserve to host outdoor picnic party *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268506162.html
Properties near Blackjack Creek could get rezone *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/properties-near-blackjack-creek-could-get-rezone_92041338

Water

In Colorado River Basin, Groundwater Is Disappearing Much Faster than Lake Mead
http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/world/colorado-river-basin-groundwater-disappearing-much-faster-lake-mead/
San Diego Water Authority Board Adopts Drought Alert Condition, Mandatory Water-Use Restrictions
http://www.acwa.com/news/water-supply-challenges/san-diego-water-authority-board-adopts-drought-alert-condition-mandator
Drilling in Pennsylvania has damaged the water supply 209 times in last seven years
http://grist.org/climate-energy/drilling-in-pennsylvania-has-damaged-the-water-supply-209-times-in-the-last-7-years/

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC serves notice to Internet service providers on speeds
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2014/07/23/fcc-broadband-speed-transparency/13043983/
Behind Comcast’s truthy ad campaign for net neutrality
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/24/behind-comcasts-truthy-ad-campaign-for-net-neutrality/
Oracle joins ‘Cloud City,’ opens a Seattle cloud development center
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/oracle-joins-cloud-city-opens-a-seattle-cloud.html
Comcast Earnings Grow 15% On Good Broadband Growth
http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/07/24/comcast-earnings-grow-15-on-good-broadband-growth/
White House working on privacy guidelines for consumer drones
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/24/white-house-working-on-privacy-guidelines-for-consumer-drones/
Sit down, relax, and charge your phone at this cool new solar-powered smartbench
http://grist.org/list/sit-down-relax-and-charge-your-phone-at-this-cool-new-solar-powered-smartbench/
Still confused about quantum computing? This may help (Quantum Computing 101 Video)
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/24/still-confused-about-quantum-computing-this-may-help/

Energy/Utilities

Pacific Northwest: Nuclear-Renewable Mix Is Just What The EPA Ordered
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/07/23/nuclear-renewable-mix-is-just-what-the-epa-ordered/
Fukushima study emphasizes unthinkable US nuclear disasters
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0724/Fukushima-study-emphasizes-unthinkable-US-nuclear-disasters
Proposed U.S. nuclear power reactors
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-utilities-nuclear-proposed-idUSKBN0FT1SU20140724
Columbia River: Why it may be time to let some dams tumble (Environment)
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/24/environment/121059/columbia-river-why-it-may-be-time-let-some-dams-tu/
Space Needle loses power after substation fire
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/fire-burning-power-substation-near-seattle-center/ngmLP/
The Great Electric Company Growth Opportunity
http://theenergycollective.com/eliashinckley/442426/great-electric-company-growth-opportunity
Oil Train Derailed In Interbay Rail Yard
http://kuow.org/post/oil-train-derailed-interbay-rail-yard
What Obama administration’s oil train safety plan means for Oregon, Washington
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/07/what_obama_administrations_oil.html
Study: Coal Terminal Would Bring Jobs To One Puget Sound County But Others Counties Would Pay
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/gateway-pacific-coal-export-terminal-could-be-prob/
Coal Exports: Unfair Market Value
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/24/coal-exports-unfair-market-value/
Here’s What Utilities Really Think About Microgrids
http://theenergycollective.com/stephenlacey/440611/heres-what-utilities-really-think-about-microgrids
For Californians, higher costs dampen support for clean energy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-usa-environment-california-idUSKBN0FT16W20140724
As US Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Focused on States and Cities
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/as-us-clean-energy-goes-mainstream-leadership-is-focused-on-states-and-cities
Native American Economies Can Be Fueled By Renewables Too
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/25/native-american-economies-can-fueled-renewables/
Micro Wind Turbines Get $1.3 Million From Energy Department
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/25/micro-wind-turbines-get-1-3-million-funding/
How barnacles put the ‘farm’ in offshore wind farm
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0724/How-barnacles-put-the-farm-in-offshore-wind-farm
Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/business/energy-environment/texas-is-wired-for-wind-power-and-more-farms-plug-in.html
Solar and Other Renewables Maintain Lead in U.S. Generating Capacity Installed
http://theenergycollective.com/rosana-francescato/442706/solar-and-other-renewables-maintain-lead-us-generating-capacity-installed
Burning wood for power can be low carbon, UK government finds
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/23/burning-wood-for-power-can-be-low-carbon-uk-government-finds

Environment

Discovery Bay closed to shellfish harvesting as diarrhetic shellfish poisoning risk rises
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140725/news/307259972/discovery-bay-closed-to-shellfish-harvesting-as-diarrhetic-shellfish
Seattle Considers Fining Residents For Failing To Compost
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/seattle-considers-fines-to-enforce-curbside-compos/
Columbia River: Why it may be time to let some dams tumble (Energy)
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/24/environment/121059/columbia-river-why-it-may-be-time-let-some-dams-tu/
Northwest wildfires: We broke the forests, now we need to fix them
http://grist.org/news/northwest-wildfires-we-broke-the-forests-now-we-need-to-fix-them/

Transportation/Traffic

Bremerton ferry boat size will be cut in half Monday *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-ferry-boat-size-will-be-cut-in-half-monday_23235362
Bremerton City Council switches back to 2-lane Washington Avenue *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-council-switches-back-to-2lane-washington-avenue_74024351
Night closures planned for Hood Canal bridge  *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/night-closures-planned-for-hood-canal-bridge_17791999
Alaska Air Says It’s Holding Its Own Against Delta Onslaught
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-alaska-air-says-its-holding-its-own-against-delta-onslaught/
Clark County Commissioner To Unveil New Columbia River Bridge Plans
http://www.opb.org/news/article/clark-county-commissioner-to-unveil-new-columbia-river-bridge-plans/

Schools/Education

New Arrowsmith School Targets Learning Disabilities on Bainbridge
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/24/new-arrowsmith-school-targets-learning-disabilities-on-bainbridge/

Military

USS Bremerton will head to namesake to end its service *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/uss-bremerton-ending-life-in-bremerton_39917950

KitsapCommunity

Union calls for boycott of fire commissioner’s architecture firm *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/union-calls-for-boycott-of-fire-commissioners-architecture-firm_67324605
Deadline nears for winter studio tour *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/268508202.html

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July 24, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Governments Get Creative About Recycling Water
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Governments-Get-Creative-Recycling-Water.html

Elections

Kilmer faces three challengers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kilmer-faces-three-challengers_09076732
Experience the focal point for assessor’s race *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/experience-the-focal-point-for-assessors-race_24714784

Business/Economy

First retail pot license in Kitsap goes to Port Orchard store
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-23/first_retail_pot_license_in_kitsap_goes_to_port_orchard_store
Mason County reverses course on pot moratorium
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-23/mason_county_reverses_course_on_pot_moratorium
What have Amazon’s drones done for you lately?
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/24/amazon/121123/amazon-jeff-bezos-hurry-drones-delivery-packages/
Hoover Motors set to close after death of founder
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-24/hoover_motors_set_to_close_after_death_of_founder

Ports/Parks

A State Forest In Oregon Could Be Sold To Timber Companies
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/oregons-elliott-state-forest-could-be-sold-to-timb/

Water

Donors Pay To Test Seawater For Traces Of Fukushima Radiation
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-donors-pay-to-test-seawater-for-traces-of-fukushima-radiation/
The 500-Year Flood, One Year Later
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/The_500Year_Flood_One_Year_Later_26492.aspx
Water, we thought it would last forever
http://hppr.org/post/water-we-thought-it-would-last-forever
Santa Clara water board unanimously votes for ‘water cops’
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_26199060/santa-clara-water-board-unanimously-votes-water-cops
Most of Wash. delegation stumps for conservation fund in Congress *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024145947_landwaterfundxml.html?syndication=rss

Telecommunications/Technology

Bainbridge Island: Get help on iPhones, Macs *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/268291442.html
Fiber: It’s good for your digestion and your home value!
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/23/fiber-its-is-good-for-your-digestion-and-your-home-value/
11 net neutrality principles from higher ed you may have missed
http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/net-neutrality-principles-337/?
FCC Again Takes Aim at Net Neutrality
http://www.ktrh.com/articles/houston-news-121300/fcc-again-takes-aim-at-net-12588221
Title II is the only path to net neutrality. Here’s why almost nobody thinks the FCC will take it
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/24/title-ii-is-the-only-path-to-net-neutrality-heres-why-almost-nobody-thinks-the-fcc-will-take-it/
Activists Plan Rally During President Obama’s Visit: Protect Net Neutrality
http://cupertino.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/activists-plan-los-altos-rally-during-president-obamas-visit45828
The FCC reminds ISPs they can’t mess with broadband without telling the consumer
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/23/the-fcc-reminds-isps-they-cant-mess-with-broadband-without-telling-the-consumer/
Google wants to turn NYC pay phones into WiFi hotspots
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/22/the-switchboard-google-wants-to-turn-nyc-pay-phones-into-wifi-hotspots/
Come back with us to a time when Google ran less than a thousand servers
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/23/come-back-with-us-to-a-time-when-google-ran-less-than-a-thousand-servers/
Microsoft Admits to Killing the Surface Mini
http://mashable.com/2014/07/23/surface-mini-killed/
Dell’s Mobile Solar-Powered Classroom Brings Computers To Areas Without Electricity (Energy)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/23/dells-mobile-solar-powered-classroom-bring-computers-areas-without-electricity/

Energy/Utilities

Possible refund will be on the table for PSE customers *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/possible-refund-will-be-on-the-table-for-pse-customers_23636340
Fire at Seattle City Light substation
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Fire-Seattle-City-Light-substation-268308522.html
Seattle City Council questions Carrasco on City Light slip-ups, worker morale
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/23/politics-government/121141/council-questions-carrasco-city-light-controversie/
Tacoma to require electric vehicle charging stations *
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/07/22/3299062/tacoma-to-require-more-electric.html
Methow Valley News trying to get paper out without power
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/jul/22/methow-valley-news-trying-to-get-paper-out-without-power/
Feds Ban Free Climbing By Electric Utility Workers
http://kuow.org/post/feds-ban-free-climbing-electric-utility-workers
Forget the Death Spiral: Electric Vehicles Offer a Major Growth Opportunity for Utilities
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Electric-Vehicles-Offer-a-Major-Growth-Opportunity-for-Utilities
The Great Electric Company Growth Opportunity
http://theenergycollective.com/eliashinckley/442426/great-electric-company-growth-opportunity
Setting State Carbon Pollution Targets
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/440566/setting-state-carbon-pollution-targets
US proposes new oil train rules. Will they rein in spills? (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0723/US-proposes-new-oil-train-rules.-Will-they-rein-in-spills-video
Crew Fatigue Persists As Oil By Rail Increases Risks
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/crew-fatigue-remains-unsolved-problem-underestimat/
Army Corps defends refusal to release documents in coal review
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/army_corps_defends_refusal_to.html
Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help From Oil and Gas Drilling
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/business/geothermal-industry-grows-with-help-from-oil-and-gas-drilling.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
New biofuels match crude oil’s energy … but there’s a catch
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0723/New-biofuels-match-crude-oil-s-energy-but-there-s-a-catch
“Mom, My School Bus Is a Peaking Power Plant” and Other Things We Didn’t Say When We Were Kids
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/mom-my-school-bus-is-a-peaking-power-plant-and-other-things-we-didnt-say-when-we-were-kids
Offshore wind farms becoming seal hunting grounds, say scientists (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0722/Offshore-wind-farms-becoming-seal-hunting-grounds-say-scientists-video
Wind Share of World Electricity Will More Than Double By 2018
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/23/wind-share-world-electricity-will-double-2018/
Bats get ‘the bends’ from wind turbines
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10984162/Bats-get-the-bends-from-wind-turbines.html
Solar Energy ‘Lighting Up’ Professional Sports
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/07/solar-energy-lighting-up-professional-sports?cmpid=rss
The NFL’s newest stadium is also one of the greenest
http://grist.org/list/the-nfls-newest-stadium-is-also-one-of-the-greenest/
Solar and Other Renewables Maintain Lead in U.S. Generating Capacity Installed
http://theenergycollective.com/rosana-francescato/442706/solar-and-other-renewables-maintain-lead-us-generating-capacity-installed
Dell’s Mobile Solar-Powered Classroom Brings Computers To Areas Without Electricity (Technology)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/23/dells-mobile-solar-powered-classroom-bring-computers-areas-without-electricity/
Solar energy needs copper
http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/solar-energy-needs-copper/2014-07-23

Environment

Obama declares federal disaster for WA wildfires
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Obama-federal-disaster-WA-wildfires-268277122.html
Huge central Washington wildfire now half contained
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Rain-wont-extinguish-huge-Washington-wildfire-268311862.html
Vancouver moves to ban all food scraps from landfills
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Vancouver%20moves%20food%20scraps%20from%20landfills/10053313/story.html
Plants are poison — and that just may be why they keep us healthy
http://grist.org/food/plants-are-poison-and-that-just-may-be-why-they-keep-us-healthy/
This Smog-Eating Laundry Detergent Turns Your Clothing Into Air Purifiers
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033000/this-smog-eating-laundry-detergent-turns-your-clothing-into-air-purifiers?partner=rss

Schools/Education

NKSD: School board retreats scheduled for end of July
http://blogs.northkitsapherald.com/vikaneer/school-board-retreats-scheduled-for-end-of-july/610/

KitsapCommunity

Lindquist to leave post as Kitsap County health officer
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268344052.html
Residents offer opinions of where new Silverdale Library should go *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/nature-traffic-discussed-about-silverdale-library-location_11260466
Call goes out for musicians for tour *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/268296382.html
Islanders find engaging talk at the Salon *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/268291592.html

KitsapFun

Silverdale readies for Whaling Days *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/silverdale-readies-for-whaling-days_36292413
Strike up the banjo: Bluegrass Festival returns *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268297662.html

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July 23, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Water-saving tips for drought times
http://www.kesq.com/entertainment/green-living/watersaving-tips-for-drought-times/27090180
Nitrates Out, Nitrates In
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/Blogs/2030.aspx
First-Ever Campus Water Conservation Plan at MSU Denver
http://coyotegulch.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/first-ever-campus-water-conservation-plan-at-msu-denver/

Public Policy

Kitsap County plans hearing for gun range ordinance *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-county-plans-hearing-for-gun-range-ordinance_60397974

Elections

Former deputy police chief of Poulsbo running for Jefferson County sheriff
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/268193162.html
Race in the 26th features two who know the Legislature and one who wants to change it dramatically*
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/race-in-the-26th-features-two-who-know-the-legislature-and-one-who-wants-to-change-it-dramatically_41232853
Get to know the candidates of 2014 | In Our Opinion
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/opinion/268131482.html

Business/Economy

Sonic Drive-In approved for Poulsbo *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/07/22/sonic-drive-in-approved-for-poulsbo/#axzz38IMcXc5P

Water

City Begins the Big Sewage System Swapout in Eagle Harbor
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/22/city-begins-the-big-sewage-system-swapout-in-eagle-harbor/
Stormwater: Can we stop the menace we created? *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2014/07/22/stormwater-can-we-stop-the-menace-we-created/#axzz38IMcXc5P
Agreement shows timeline between City of Port Orchard, C&M Golf
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/268183672.html
State Sen. Jim Hargrove warns Dungeness Water Rule lawsuit could delay area development for years
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140723/news/307239985/state-sen-jim-hargrove-warns-dungeness-water-rule-lawsuit-could
Critics say proposed rules on fish consumption insufficient *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024128989_fishconsumptionxml.html?syndication=rss
Bristol Bay salmon win a round in fight over proposed Pebble Mine
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/07/21/bristol-bay-salmon-win-a-round-in-fight-over.html
Once Bitten
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/Blogs/2031.aspx
Drier than the Dust Bowl: waiting for relief in rural America
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/07/17/lydias-drought-narrative-tk/?tid=pm_business_pop

Telecommunications/Technology

Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?
http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=333737282
Another Reason For Defending Net Neutrality: NSA Surveillance
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140721/06280227950/another-reason-defunding-net-neutrality-nsa-surveillance.shtml
Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/21/net-neutrality-defenders-actually-fine-if-internet-users-decide-what-goes-fast/
Comcast beats earnings with increased broadband sales
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/22/comcast-earnings/12953455/
Comcast’s campaign to undermine net neutrality
http://www.sddt.com/Commentary/article.cfm?Commentary_ID=140&SourceCode=20140721tbc&_t=Comcasts+campaign+to+undermine+net+neutrality#.U8-mcLH5c3Q
Dropbox launches a slew of new features for its enterprise customers
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/23/dropbox-launches-a-slew-of-new-features-for-its-enterprise-customers/
Users unhappy with social media: report
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2014/0722/Users-unhappy-with-social-media-report
America’s most-hated social media company is…
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/and-americas-most-hated-social-media-company-is-2014-07-22?siteid=rss
Putin signs law that could end up blocking Facebook and Twitter in Russia
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/23/putin-signs-law-that-could-end-up-blocking-facebook-and-twitter-in-russia/
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is limited; it’s missing 5 major publishers
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/amazon-s-kindle-unlimited-is-limited-itsmissing-5.html
Self-published books nearly a third of Amazon Kindle sales
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/self-published-books-nearly-a-third-of-amazon.html
Here comes the 2nd Wave of Wi-Fi: Asus’s new hopped-up 802.11ac routers start shipping
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/22/here-comes-the-2nd-wave-of-wi-fi-asuss-new-hopped-up-802-11ac-routers-start-shipping/

Energy/Utilities

New Poulsbo building will have to underground its power line
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/268131882.html
Inslee Says Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-inslee-says-feds-will-help-restore-power-in-fire-zone/
Coal exports from Bellingham could ramp up rapidly
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/23/coal-ports/121127/coal-port-bellingham-could-ramp-rapidly/
Energy Northwest to operate Tieton Dam electric project
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/07/21/3072900/energy-northwest-to-operate-tieton.html
Edmunds team sets cross-country electric record in Tesla
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/07/21/edmunds-tesla-electric-record-distance/12967241/
SoloPower Systems says it has ‘resources’ to restart Portland factory, yet discloses few details
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/solopower_systems_says_it_has_resources_to_restart_portland_factory_yet_discloses_few_details.html
Smart Grid Oregon becomes Smart Grid Northwest
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/smart-grid-oregon-becomes-smart-grid-northwest.html
Power Over Pollution: How Legal Enforceability Will Drive Implementation of EPA’s Power Plant Rule
http://theenergycollective.com/ari-peskoe/439281/power-over-pollution-how-legal-enforceability-will-drive-implementation-epa-s-powe
Wind energy leaders say focus is overseas while U.S. market remains unstable
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/morning_call/2014/07/wind-energy-leaders-say-focus-is-overseas.html
Offshore wind farms: A buffet for seals? (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0721/Offshore-wind-farms-A-buffet-for-seals-video
Energy Northwest to operate Tieton Dam electric project
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/07/21/3072900/energy-northwest-to-operate-tieton.html
Solar power takes road trip *
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024135063_solarroadsxml.html
The U.S Has More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/22/u-s-solar-workers-coal-miners/
49ers’ rooftop garden, solar energy propel Levi’s Stadium to LEED gold status
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/07/22/49ers-rooftop-garden-solar-energy-propel-levis.html
Most Americans Support Carbon Tax When Revenue Is Earmarked
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/07/21/most-americans-support-carbon-tax-when-revenue-is-earmarked
Nearly Nine Years Later, Congress Finally Funds Incentives for Power Production on Existing Dams
http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/2014/07/nearly-nine-years-later-congress-finally-funds-incentives-for-power-production-on-existing-dams.html
Breaking Down the Building
http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Blogs/2029.aspx
Making energy efficiency more cost-effective
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/small_business/20140723_Making_energy_efficiency_more_cost-effective.html
DIY, Zero-energy Pool Warmers Could Save You Thousands
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/22/diy-zero-energy-pool-warmers-save-thousands/

Environment

The Flap About Rooster Dumping and Ethical Urban Farming
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/22/the-flap-about-rooster-dumping-and-ethical-urban-farming/
As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/As-numbers-of-gray-seals-rise-so-do-conflicts-5633740.php
New Report: Oso Landslide Rooted In Long History Of Slides
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/new-report-oso-landslide-rooted-in-long-history-of/
Columbia Sportswear Fined For Failing To Label Clothes Treated With Pesticide
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/columbia-sportswear-fined-for-failing-to-label-clo/
Earth’s hottest June follows hottest May. The new normal? (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0722/Earth-s-hottest-June-follows-hottest-May.-The-new-normal-video
Slaughter-free milk is great for cows, but not the environment
http://grist.org/food/slaughter-free-milk-is-great-for-cows-but-not-the-environment/
Forest Service Supports Community Forests
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Forest_Service_Supports_Community_Forests_26485.aspx

Transportation/Traffic

Even rural America can have good public transportation
http://grist.org/cities/even-rural-america-can-have-good-public-transportation/

Schools/Education

Feds reject Washington’s request for exemption from No Child Left Behind rule
http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2014/07/feds_reject_washingtons_reques.html

Military

Navy family stars in national TV commercial *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/navy-family-stars-in-national-tv-commercial_71539451

KitsapCares

Helpline House looks for help on Project Backpack *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268125312.html

KitsapKudos

Bainbridge architect to be honored at White House *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/bainbridge-architect-to-be-honored-at-white-house_87773582

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July 22, 2014

Public Policy

Bainbridge council considers renewed lease for municipal courthouse *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267985081.html

Business/Economy

Bainbridge will go back to consultant for more study on new police station *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268004601.html
Owner of Main Street Ale House plans second restaurant
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/267964291.html
Manette stages Splash for Cash fundraiser for business district
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/manette_stages_splash_for_cash_fundraiser_for_business_district
Manager says new Starbucks coffee shop will fit well with island *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267961981.html
Payment slip-ups still plague state health-insurance exchange *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024122094_acaexchangestuckxml.html?syndication=rss
Dazed and confused in Seattle’s medical marijuana business
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/21/politics-government/121080/medical-marijuana-seattle-weed-pot-illegal/
Highest and Best Use…Or Not.
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/21/highest-and-best-useor-not/
Microsoft makes design central to its future (Technology)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/microsoft_makes_design_central_to_its_future
Special program explains proposal for universal health coverage in Washington state *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/268003971.html

Ports/Parks

Rock The Dock concert series returns to Bremerton Marina
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-21/rock_the_dock_concert_series_returns_to_bremerton_marina
Olympic National Park seeks input on long-range plan for mountain goats *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307229990/olympic-national-park-seeks-input-on-long-range-plan-for-mountain

Water

‘We Will Fight’: Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for Water Supply (Energy, Tribes)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/we-will-fight-keystone-xl-pipeline-foes-fear-worst-water-n150041
Detroit will stop shutting off people’s water — for now
http://grist.org/cities/detroit-will-stop-shutting-off-peoples-water-for-now/

Telecommunications/Technology

Microsoft makes design central to its future (Business)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/microsoft_makes_design_central_to_its_future
School or movement? Seattle program gets serious about training women to code  *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/monica-guzman/2014/07/19/school-or-movement-seattle-program-gets-serious-about-training-women-to-code/?syndication=rss
Comcast beats earnings with increased broadband sales
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/22/comcast-earnings/12953455/
Amazon unleashes two new games only for its Fire phone
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/amazon-unleashes-two-new-games-only-for-its-fire.html
Two-thirds of Americans can access 100 Mbps broadband
http://blandinonbroadband.org/2014/07/21/two-thirds-of-americans-can-access-100-mbps-broadband/
Latest stage of net neutrality’s war of the words ends with no victors
http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/latest-stage-net-neutralitys-war-words-ends-no-victors/2014-07-21
Net neutrality was just the start. Can the FCC keep states from banning public Internet?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/17/net-neutrality-was-just-the-start-can-the-fcc-keep-states-from-banning-city-funded-internet/
You are being tracked in the real world, so what should we do about it?
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/22/you-are-being-tracked-in-the-real-world-so-what-should-we-do-about-it/

Energy/Utilities

Okanogan: Contact PUD before connecting generators
http://www.omakchronicle.com/news/2014/jul/20/contact-pud-connecting-generators/
Waste Management’s trash-to-electricity project at Arlington-area landfill to double capacity
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/waste_managements_trash-to-ele.html
‘We Will Fight’: Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for Water Supply (Water, Tribes)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/we-will-fight-keystone-xl-pipeline-foes-fear-worst-water-n150041
Steam from the Sun
http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/438941/steam-sun
US allows sonic blasts in East Coast energy search, angering environmentalists (+video)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0721/US-allows-sonic-blasts-in-East-Coast-energy-search-angering-environmentalists-video
The Secret Art of Solar Finance
http://theenergycollective.com/solarbusiness/434571/secret-art-solar-finance
What If Canada Exported Clean Energy Instead of Oil?
http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/07/21/Clean-Energy-Not-Oil/
Renewables Provide 56 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in First Half of 2014
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/renewables-provide-56-percent-of-new-us-electrical-generating-capacity-in-first-half-of-2014
US Still Crushing On Advanced Biofuels Research With New USDA, DOE Grants
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/22/us-still-crushing-on-advanced-biofuels/
Geoengineering – Insanity? All the More Reason to Discuss It
http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/435876/geoengineering-insanity-all-more-reason-discuss-it
The Big Question: What is Your Prediction for the North American Wind Power Market Post 2015?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/the-big-question-what-is-your-prediction-for-the-north-american-wind-power-market-post-2015
Without Government Aid, Uneven Path for Renewables
http://www.ect.coop/editors-pick/without-government-aid-uneven-path-for-renewables/71996

Environment

EarthFix Conversation: Puget Sound Whales For Sale
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/puget-sound-whales-for-sale/
What keeps nature’s sandstone arches from falling? Oddly, it’s gravity.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0721/What-keeps-nature-s-sandstone-arches-from-falling-Oddly-it-s-gravity
Disney’s “Planes” sequel is an excuse to talk to your kids about climate change
http://grist.org/list/disneys-planes-sequel-is-an-excuse-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-climate-change/

Transportation/Traffic

Plan ahead for night closures of SR 302 Purdy Spit
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267694311.html
Bucklin Hill Road bridge project delayed until 2015
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-22/bucklin_hill_road_bridge_project_delayed_until_2015

Military

Bolivar excels during short stint leading Navy Region Northwest *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/21/bolivar-excels-during-short-stint-leading-navy/#axzz384OkqACA

Tribes

‘We Will Fight’: Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for Water Supply (Water, Energy)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/we-will-fight-keystone-xl-pipeline-foes-fear-worst-water-n150041

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July 21, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

San Jose’s New Water Recycling Plant Producing 8-Million Gallons Of Purified Water
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/20/san-joses-new-water-recycling-plant-producing-8-million-gallons-of-purified-water/
Master Gardener: Setting water priorities during drought
http://www.marinij.com/homeandgarden/ci_26176087/master-gardener-setting-water-priorities-during-drought
Water conservation tips for the lawn and garden
http://www.rgj.com/story/life/2014/07/18/hefner-water-conservation-tips-lawn-garden/12855121/

Public Policy

Bainbridge police probe extortion claim *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267859401.html
Trail planning gets underway for island portion of Sound to Olympics Trails *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267787031.html

Elections

35th District: Maverick incumbent faces challenge from both sides *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/20/35th-district-maverick-incumbent-faces-challenge/#axzz384OkqACA
Challengers who want to unseat Kilmer make their arguments at forum *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267868361.html
Signs, signs, everywhere a sign
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267417501.html
IN OUR OPINION | Get to know the candidates in the Aug. 5 primary
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/opinion/267540691.html

Business/Economy

KEDA offering free two-hour seminar for small businesses
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/267543371.html
Washington Chardonnay evolves with times, styles
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/267546591.html
Ale House opens kegs, doors on Bainbridge
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/lifestyle/267544521.html
Overhaul of Bainbridge Island Comprehensive Plan starts with kickoff meeting *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267868581.html
Workshop to help employers
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267414371.html
Coming soon, a redesigned kitsapsun.com *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/19/david-nelson-coming-soon-a-redesigned/#axzz384OkqACA
Lawmakers seek federal heritage designation for coasts to promote tourism
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140721/news/307219987/lawmakers-seek-federal-heritage-designation-for-coasts-to-promote
Some help for laid-off Microsoft workers, just in time
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/some-help-for-laid-off-microsoft-workers-just-in.html
Five ways your medical insurance defines deductible
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/21/health-medicine/121103/five-ways-your-medical-insurance-defines-deductibl/
California’s next oil rush is tastier than you might expect
http://grist.org/food/californias-next-oil-rush-is-tastier-than-you-might-expect/

Ports/Parks

Bainbridge park board to get project updates at next meeting *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267867981.html

Water

Stream bugs tell important stories about the water they live in
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/19/stream-bugs-tell-important-stories-about-the-in/#axzz384OkqACA
Email answers mayor’s concerns about agreement
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267533421.html
Stormwater solutions key in fight for Puget Sound *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/19/stormwater-solutions-key-in-fight-for-puget/#axzz384OkqACA
Editorial: Overwatering is a crime – except for state’s biggest water user
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/17/6561607/editorial-overwatering-is-a-crime.html
Coalition forms to manage California’s groundwater
http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-cap-ground-water-20140721-column.html
Test results at Horseshoe Lake find no norovirus particles, lake will reopen July 19
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267720861.html

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC Offers $100 Million for Rural Broadband
http://www.ect.coop/emerging-technologies/telecom-emerging-technologies/fcc-offers-100-million-for-rural-broadband/72007
Net Neutrality Is A Big Issue – Here’s Why
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/07/17/net-neutrality-is-a-big-issue-heres-why/
The ‘Shocking’ Truth About Net Neutrality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timothy-karr/the-shocking-truth-about_b_5598526.html
The FCC just received a million net-neutrality comments. Here’s what it’s like to sort through them all.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/18/the-fcc-just-received-a-million-net-neutrality-comments-heres-what-its-like-to-sort-through-them-all/
Net Neutrality Issue Confusing Internet Users
http://guardianlv.com/2014/07/net-neutrality-issue-confusing-internet-users/
Microsoft to tighten up use of outside contractors and consultants
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/21/microsoft-to-tighten-up-use-of-outside-contractors-and-consultants/
Nobody doubts Google’s cloud intentions anymore
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/18/nobody-doubts-googles-cloud-intentions-anymore/
Would-be cloud giants hone their enterprise strategies
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/20/would-be-cloud-giants-hone-their-enterprise-strategy/
Why Yahoo’s troubles reflect bigger problems for media
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/17/why-yahoos-troubles-reflect-bigger-problems-for-media/
Chromebooks in schools: 1M sold last quarter (Schools/Education)
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/18/chromebooks-in-schools-1m-sold-last-quarter/

Energy/Utilities

State Building Code change reduces time, costs for homeowners to install home rooftop solar
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267580741.html
Washington Energy Department seeks businesses for energy-efficiency program
http://kbkw.com/local-news/152791
Could BP turn Bellingham into a Northwest oil export capital?
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/21/environment/121097/oil-terminal-cherry-point-bp-dock-spills/
Restoring power in Okanogan County could take weeks
http://www.nwcn.com/news/267855871.html?utm_content=buffer48dc1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
One-Man Train Crews Could Soon Operate In Northwest
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/one-man-train-crews-could-soon-operate-in-northwes/
Woodstoves may be as toxic as cigarettes
http://pamplinmedia.com/sl/227475-86841-woodstoves-may-be-as-toxic-as-cigarettes-
Dismantling the Utility Model is the Fastest Path to a Cleaner Electricity Infrastructure
http://theenergycollective.com/conroyt/427021/fastest-path-cleaner-electricity-infrastructure
The Politics of Renewable Energy
http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/politics-renewable-energy-2/8518777/
12 Mainstream American Corporations Want More Renewable Energy
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/17/12-mainstream-american-corporations-want-renewable-energy/
U.S. falls at the bottom of international energy efficiency rankings
http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/us-falls-bottom-international-energy-efficiency-rankings/2014-07-18
California Ready to Fund the Next Wave of Microgrids Paired With Renewables and Storage
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/431716/california-ready-fund-next-wave-microgrids-paired-renewables-and-storage
Washington state just lopped up to $2,500 off the cost of solar panels. Here’s how.
http://grist.org/news/washington-state-just-lopped-up-to-2500-off-the-cost-of-solar-panels-heres-how/
Report: Glare from Solar Power Plant Endangering Flights over California
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/19/Fed-Report-Aviation-Hazard-near-Cali-Nevada-Border-Due-to-Solar-Installation
Rooftop solar panels just got easier to install *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/07/17/3230640/rooftop-solar-panels-just-got.html
Why Solar Installers Are Becoming Vertically Integrated
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/19/5-reasons-solar-installers-integrating-vertically/
Steam from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-spongelike-structure-converts-solar-energy-into-steam-0721
Bringing solar’s downside to light
http://www.abqjournal.com/432514/biz/outlook/.html
Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Needs
http://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/436926/natural-gas-pipeline-infrastructure-needs
Nuclear waste – the unanswered questions that won’t go away
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2482078/nuclear_waste_the_unanswered_questions_that_wont_go_away.html

Environment

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Gusty-winds-fuel-destructive-Washington-wildfire-267850531.html
Central Oregon Fires Threaten Warm Springs Homes
http://www.opb.org/news/series/wildfires/central-oregon-fires-threaten-warm-springs-homes/
Toxic battle brewing at Longview’s Reynolds Plant
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/07/toxic-battle-brewing-at-longviews-reynolds-plant.html
EPA To Protect Salmon Fishery By Blocking Massive Alaska Mine
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/epa-to-protect-salmon-fishery-by-blocking-massive-/
A Fresh Look at Iron, Plankton, Carbon, Salmon and Ocean Engineering
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/a-fresh-look-at-iron-plankton-carbon-salmon-and-ocean-engineering/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
The Complicated World of Methane
http://theenergycollective.com/davidhone/435851/complicated-world-methane

Transportation/Traffic

Kingston passenger ferry being studied
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/267569411.html
Bainbridge council OKs road restriping contract *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267868111.html
Big changes planned for Noll Road
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267567551.html

Schools/Education

South Kitsap School District facilities crew busy with summer projects
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267539311.html
Chromebooks in schools: 1M sold last quarter (Technology)
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/18/chromebooks-in-schools-1m-sold-last-quarter/

Tribes

California tribe rejects offer from Redskins group
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/18/4030142/arizona-tribe-turns-down-offer.html

KitsapCommunity

Options to Replace Our Dump-Held-Together-with-Tape Police Station Narrowed to Three
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/20/options-to-replace-our-dump-held-together-with-tape-police-station-narrowed-to-three/
Public comment period opens for library site
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/267682291.html
Friends of the Library have benefit book sale Tuesday *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/267859961.html
Poll: Is Bainbridge Looking too Good for Its Own Good?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/20/poll-is-bainbridge-looking-too-good-for-its-own-good/

KitsapCares

Dentists make free visit for kids
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267681931.html

KitsapFun

Arts and crafts festival returns to Kingston
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/267545201.html

General Interest

Watch NASA’s Full TV Broadcast of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Right Here (45 years ago today)
http://gizmodo.com/watch-nasas-full-tv-broadcast-of-the-apollo-11-moon-lan-1608165554

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July 18, 2014

Public Policy

Washington Supreme Court rules gun case in Kitsap County school shooting can’t continue
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ee59480f83d14c9198e1e3bf922b662f/WA–SCOW–Bremerton-Shooting
Crisis Intervention Officer program initiated to improve police response to mental illness
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267426191.html

Elections

DISTRICT 26 HOUSE | Two Republicans, Democrat seek top two spots in state House race
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/election/267524741.html
SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT | Three candidates who want to unseat Kilmer make their arguments at forum
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/election/267525091.html
COUNTY ELECTION | Candidates criticize incumbent prosecutor at forum
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/election/267532851.html
Washington’s Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far
http://kuow.org/post/washingtons-mid-term-elections-draw-more-nearly-33m-so-far

Business/Economy

Lowe’s property in Silverdale for sale *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/07/17/lowes-property-in-silverdale-for-sale/#axzz37jPs20DV
Workforce development in Kitsap gets a boost from Congress
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267577971.html
Harrison food workers approve contract *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/17/harriron-food-workers-approve-contract/#axzz37jPJJxuZ
Puget Sound area companies show up to hire veterans (Military)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/puget-sound-area-companies-show-up-to-hire.html
Kitsap delegation in England for air show *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/07/17/kitsap-delegation-in-england-for-air-show/#axzz37jPs20DV
Why Microsoft’s layoffs are good for the company — and for the Puget Sound region (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/why-microsofts-layoffs-are-good-for-the-company.html
10 Reasons to Use Vine to Help You Build Your Brand (Technology)
http://mashable.com/2014/07/16/vine-build-brand/
Newspaper companies need to stop lying to themselves, says longtime newspaper editor
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/16/newspaper-companies-need-to-stop-lying-to-themselves-says-longtime-newspaper-editor/
Locally grown foods look to bigger business
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-18/locally_grown_foods_look_to_bigger_business

Ports/Parks

Point No Point boat launch moving forward *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/17/point-no-point-boat-launch-moving-forward/#axzz37jPJJxuZ
State unveils online map of public lands
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-17/state_unveils_online_map_of_public_lands

Water

Horseshoe Lake illness confirmed as norovirus
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/267568121.html
Forecast Confirms Uneven Water Supply for West
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Forecast_Confirms_Uneven_Water_Supply_for_West_26436.aspx
WA: New Ecology permit would allow vessel dismantling on water
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140718/news/307189988/new-ecology-permit-would-allow-vessel-dismantling-on-water
California’s water conservation could weaken utilities’ credit
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/usadrought-california-idUSL2N0PS1UE20140717
How the worst drought in decades impacts Californians
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/16/california-drought-extreme-effects/12727163/
California farms are sucking up enough groundwater to put Rhode Island 17 feet under
http://grist.org/food/california-farms-are-sucking-up-enough-groundwater-to-put-rhode-island-17-feet-under/
California drought doesn’t end brown lawn warnings
http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/California-couple-warned-for-having-brown-lawn-5628216.php
Report on Colorado River stresses need for conservation
http://www.cpr.org/node/115483
Vermont’s dirty secret: Free-ranging cows are (pooping) in the water supply
http://grist.org/food/vermonts-dirty-secret-free-ranging-cows-are-crapping-on-the-water-supply/

Telecommunications/Technology

Seattle’s new tech chief open to city broadband service *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/brierdudley/2014/07/16/seattles-new-tech-chief-open-to-city-broadband-service/
The Question of Broadband Access for the Poor and Municipal Broadband
http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/broadband-access-digital-divide/?dcz=
Net Neutrality Is About Economic Freedom: McDowell (Video)
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/net-neutrality-is-about-economic-freedom-mcdowell-y6uyGQR0SlCiGLzi0VfuEA.html
Michael Copps, former FCC commissioner, on net neutrality
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/joegarofoli/article/Michael-Copps-former-FCC-commissioner-on-net-5626535.php
Microsoft and the Smartphone Problem
http://crosscut.com/2014/07/17/business/121063/microsoft-and-smartphone-problem-job-cuts-layoffs/
Why Microsoft’s layoffs are good for the company — and for the Puget Sound region (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/why-microsofts-layoffs-are-good-for-the-company.html
Microsoft Layoffs Could Make Seattle Hub Of Cloud And Mobile Tech
http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-layoffs-could-make-seattle-hub-cloud-and-mobile-tech
When and how to outsource big data managed services
http://research.gigaom.com/report/when-and-how-to-outsource-big-data-managed-services/
What Happens to Your Online Accounts After You Die?
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/what-happens-to-your-online-accounts-after-you-die-92025718099.html
New Mapping Software Gives You the Scenic Route
http://mashable.com/2014/07/17/gps-scenic-route/
No signal? GoTenna has a messaging gadget that will work in the middle of nowhere
http://gigaom.com/2014/07/17/no-signal-gotenna-has-a-messaging-gadget-that-will-work-in-the-middle-of-nowhere/
10 Reasons to Use Vine to Help You Build Your Brand (Business/Economy)
http://mashable.com/2014/07/16/vine-build-brand/

Energy/Utilities

Pot law conflict leads Wahkiakum PUD to amend policies
http://www.waheagle.com/news/article.exm/2014-07-16_pot_law_conflict_leads_pud_to_amend_policies
Zoning of Vancouver’s proposed oil terminal site is correct, panel finds
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/zoning_of_vancouvers_proposed.html
Save Energy and Beat the Heat
http://www.masonpud3.org/newsdisplay.aspx?newsid=1403
These oddly-shaped pots and pans heat food faster, save energy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/07/17/these-oddly-shaped-pots-and-pans-heat-food-faster-save-energy/
The Utility of the Future: Shifting Regulatory Paradigm, or Demise of the Grid?
http://www.energyefficiencymatters.org/the-utility-of-the-future-shifting-regulatory-paradigm-or-demise-of-the-grid/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-utility-of-the-future-shifting-regulatory-paradigm-or-demise-of-the-grid#
Friday Energy Facts: Oil and Natural Gas Resource Categories Reflect Varying Degrees of Certainty
http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/433311/oil-and-natural-gas-resource-categories-reflect-varying-degrees-certainty
For clean energy, think small (nano small)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0717/For-clean-energy-think-small-nano-small
100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
US Senate Passes Geothermal Production Expansion Act
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/us-senate-passes-geothermal-production-expansion-act
Looking for a Place to Locate Your Clean Energy Startup? These Are the Best States (WA is #16)
http://theenergycollective.com/stephenlacey/431856/looking-place-locate-your-clean-energy-startup-these-are-best-states
10 Most Energy Efficient States in America (Washington is #8)
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/business/10-most-energy-efficient-states-in-america.html/?a=viewall
Wind turbine fires ‘ten times more common than thought’, experts warn
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/10971762/Wind-turbine-fires-ten-times-more-common-than-thought-experts-warn.html
5 Graphs About Wind Energy
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/07/17/5-graphs-about-wind-energy
U.S. to Auction Site Off Jersey Shore for Offshore Wind
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-17/u-dot-s-dot-to-auction-site-off-jersey-shore-for-offshore-wind
Federal Way family designs airborne wind turbine as energy source
http://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/266827061.html
Now Google Street View is mapping gas pipeline leaks
http://grist.org/news/now-you-can-google-street-view-gas-pipeline-leaks/
Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/hanford-workers-say-theyre-not-satisfied-with-work/
Can nuclear power rebrand itself as environment-friendly?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0718/Can-nuclear-power-rebrand-itself-as-environment-friendly

Environment

Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest
http://nwpr.org/post/wildfires-blaze-their-way-across-northwest
Officials Warn Wildfire Smoke Can Be Dangerous For Some
http://www.opb.org/news/article/wildfire-smoke-can-be-dangerous-for-some-placeholder/
No Fish Tale: Uptick in Northwest Salmon Stock
http://www.ect.coop/public-policy-watch/energy-environment/northwest-fish-population-is-increasing/71983
ONP biologist monitor Elwha fish
http://www.konp.com/local/9893
To Bee or Not to Bee
http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/to-bee-or-not-to-bee/Content?oid=13015388
Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking Doubtful
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/endangered-species-listing-for-wolverine-looking-d/
Weed-sniffing dogs join the fight against invasive species
http://grist.org/list/weed-sniffing-dogs-join-the-fight-against-invasive-species/
Risk of Earthquake Increased for One-Third of US
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/risk-earthquake-increased-half-us-24605902
Sea Level Rise and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/431676/infographic-sea-level-rise-and-global-warming

Transportation/Traffic

Kingston passenger ferry being studied
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/267569411.html

Schools/Education

Youth Summer Camp Opportunities
http://www.nkschools.org/Page/11940

Military

Puget Sound area companies show up to hire veterans (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/puget-sound-area-companies-show-up-to-hire.html

KitsapCommunity

Special adoption event at PetSmart this weekend
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/267570961.html
Camp helps teach about life down on the farm *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/17/camp-helps-teach-about-life-down-on-the-farm/#axzz37jPJJxuZ

KitsapCares

Rotary auction rakes in $467K *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267548991.html

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July 17, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

California drought: San Jose’s new high-tech water purification plant to expand recycled water use
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_26160300/california-drought-san-joses-new-high-tech-water
Does Water Conservation Have To Be The Enemy Of Financial Stability?
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/16/does-water-conservation-have-to-be-the-enemy-of-financial-stability/
Lady Gaga Released Water Conservancy Public Service Announcement
http://997now.cbslocal.com/2014/07/16/lady-gaga-released-water-conservancy-save-our-water-public-service-announcement-california-drought-psa/

Elections

County prosecutor and judge candidates to speak at forums (Today & July 29)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/267407851.html

Business/Economy

Union moves into cannabis secto
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-16/union_moves_into_cannabis_sector
Washington Jobless Rate At 6-Year Low, But Rural Counties Lag
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-jobless-rate-at-6-year-low-but-rural-counties-lag/
Microsoft slashing up to 18,000 jobs
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/microsoft-slashing-up-to-18-000-jobs.html
State’s medical pot businesses surviving amid recreational cannabis rollout, but worried about future
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-17/state_s_medical_pot_businesses_surviving_amid_recreational_cannabis_rollou
Boeing video shows how robots will help build 777X jetliner
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/07/boeing-video-shows-how-robots-will-help-build-777x.html
What you need to know if you have employees who use medical marijuana
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-07-17/what_you_need_to_know_if_you_have_employees_who_use_medical_marijuana

Ports/Parks

Pesticides in Our Parks: Do We Need ‘Em? (Environment)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/16/pesticides-in-our-parks-do-we-need-em/
Second dock at Brownsville replaced *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/16/second-dock-at-brownsville-replaced/#axzz37jPJJxuZ

Water

CDC aids in testing of Horseshoe Lake *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/16/cdc-aids-in-testing-of-horseshoe-lake/#axzz37jPJJxuZ
Park Closed After 200 Get Sick After Swimming At Kitsap County Lake
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/park-closed-after-200-get-sick-after-swimming-at-k/
Farmers Face Severe Water Shortage In Southeastern Oregon
http://www.opb.org/news/article/farmers-face-water-shortage/
State Officials Prod California Cities to Act on Drought
http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/432541/state-officials-prod-california-cities-act-drought
Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal Runs Into Stiff Opposition
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/oregon-nickel-mine-proposal-runs-into-stiff-opposi/

Telecommunications/Technology

Surge in net-neutrality comments crashes FCC site; deadline extended
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-fcc-website-net-neutrality-20140715-story.html
Dish to Senate: Block Broadband Access Consolidation
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/dish-senate-block-broadband-access-consolidation/132452
Wyden’s Internet anti-tax act extended, lawmakers seek more
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2014/07/wydens-internet-anti-tax-act-extended-lawmakers.html
Municipal Broadband Action in House Would Tie FCC’s Hands
http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/municipal-broadband/?dcz=
All The Big Broadband Players Support FCC’s Proposed Rules… Which Says All You Need To Know
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140715/17495527884/all-big-broadband-players-support-fccs-proposed-rules-which-says-all-you-need-to-know.shtml
FCC Must Reclassify Broadband to Preserve Net Neutrality in the US
http://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/fcc-reclassify-broadband-preserve-net-neutrality
Olympia considers cable TV tax as part of updated list of capital projects *
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/07/15/3228242/olympia-considers-cable-tv-tax.html
Utilities Enter the 21st Century with Mobile Apps (Energy)
http://theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/432356/utilities-enter-21st-century-mobile-apps
Can Google make the Internet bug-free?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2014/0715/Can-Google-make-the-Internet-bug-free

Energy/Utilities

Neighbors not happy about City of Seattle’s new LED lights
http://www.queenannenews.com/Content/News/News/Article/Neighbors-not-happy-about-city-s-new-LED-lights/26/337/36002
Panel: Vancouver Site Zoned OK For Oil Terminal
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/panel-vancouver-site-zoned-ok-for-oil-terminal/
OR: Massive Diesel Spill Cleanup Nears Completion
http://earthfix.opb.org/land/article/massive-diesel-spill-cleanup-nears-completion/
US Senate confirms energy nominees
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/212320-senate-confirms-energy-nominees
Utility of the Future: Paradigm Shift to Meet a More Distributed, Customer-Focused Energy System in the 21st Century
http://theenergycollective.com/slontoh/431336/utility-future-paradigm-shift-meet-more-distributed-consumer-focused-energy-system-21
Utilities Enter the 21st Century with Mobile Apps (Technology)
http://theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/432356/utilities-enter-21st-century-mobile-apps
What Happens When Electricity Sales Tumble?
http://www.ect.coop/industry/business-finance/2014-eia-energy-conference-electricy-sales-could-drop/71963
The Plan to Store Wind Energy In Giant Underwater Air Bubbles
http://gizmodo.com/the-plan-to-store-wind-energy-in-giant-underwater-air-b-1605368951
Experts To Discuss Wind Energy Potential in the US Southeast
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/experts-to-discuss-wind-energy-potential-in-the-southeast
24% Renewable Energy Over 27 Years — Is That All?!?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/17/us-eia-annual-energy-outlook-2014-predicts-24-renewables/

Environment

Pesticides in Our Parks: Do We Need ‘Em? (Ports/Parks)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/07/16/pesticides-in-our-parks-do-we-need-em/
Shellfish harvesting closure covers west shoreline of Bainbridge Island *
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267350171.html
Obama’s Climate Initiatives in the Northwest (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/obamas-climate-initiatives-in-the-northwest/
A Likely Exception To No-Pesticide Rule: Invasive Crazy Ants Attacking Baby Birds
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/a-likely-exception-to-no-pesticide-rule-invasive-c/

Transportation/Traffic

Study indicates strong potential ridership for passenger-only ferries from Kitsap to Seattle *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/jul/16/study-indicates-strong-potential-ridership-for/#axzz37jPJJxuZ

Schools/Education

South Kitsap School District’s fund balance climbs rapidly
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/267420371.html
Here Are Washington’s New Prospective Charter Schools
http://kuow.org/post/here-are-washingtons-new-prospective-charter-schools

Tribes

Canoe journey | Tribes celebrate return to Bella Bella *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/trails-and-tides/2014/07/16/canoe-journey-tribes-celebrate-return-to-bella-bella/#axzz37jPs20DV
Obama’s Climate Initiatives in the Northwest (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/obamas-climate-initiatives-in-the-northwest/

KitsapCommunity

Crisis Intervention Officer program initiated to improve police response to mental illness
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/267426191.html

General Interest

There’s a plan to split California into 6 states. Here’s what it might look like.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/15/theres-a-plan-to-split-california-into-6-states-heres-what-it-might-look-like/

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