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KitsapQuestion

Q: Is water a resource or a disposable waste stream?

A: Kitsap County and KPUD consider water to be a resource that should be carefully managed and sustained.

See more at: http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/pdf/7133-water_is_a_resource_flyer.pdf

August 28, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

How Texas is Turning Toilet Water into Drinking Water
http://nationswell.com/man-made-wetlands-george-w-shannon-wetland-water-reuse-project/

Public Policy

Street renaming effort for Martin Luther King resurfaces in Bremerton *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/street-renaming-effort-for-martin-luther-king-resurfaces-in-bremerton_78655076

Elections

Big Checks From Special Interests Flow To Legislative Caucus PACs In Washington
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-big-checks-from-special-interests-flow-to-legislative-caucus-pacs-in-washington/

Business/Economy

Public forum addresses universal health care *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272934801.html
State to offer more health-insurance choices next year *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024404770_acaexchangeplansxml.html
Six carriers and 67 exchange plans OK’d for Kitsap *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/08/27/six-carriers-and-67-exchange-plans-okd-for-kitsap/#axzz3Bb0mo0hM
Is a Land-Value Tax Illegal in Seattle?  Analyzing the Washington State constitution.
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/08/27/is-a-land-value-tax-illegal-in-seattle/
From WaMu to Weyerhaeuser: Top 10 Seattle companies have changed a lot in 10 years
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/from-wamu-to-weyerhaeuser-top-10-seattle-companies.html

Ports/Parks

Seabeck marina near completion *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/seabeck-marina-near-completion_48045080
Taming Trails: Volunteers tackle neglected paths in the Olympics *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/outdoors/taming-trails-volunteers-tackle-neglected-paths-in-the-olympics_88628358

Water

Decision on Port Orchard stormwater rate hike delayed *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/decision-on-port-orchard-stormwater-rate-hike-delayed_17241979
After Wildfires, Dams Fail In North Central Washington
http://kuow.org/post/after-wildfires-dams-fail-north-central-washington
World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production (Energy)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-elwha-river-dam-removal-salmon-science-olympic/
Workers pulverize Kittyhawk culvert to aid Chico Creek salmon *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/workers-pulverize-kittyhawk-culvert-to-aid-chico-creek-salmon_29645329
Water districts ask judge to stop Klamath Basin water releases meant to help salmon
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/08/water_districts_ask_judge_to_s.html
Conscious of drought, San Luis Obispo woman proposes Five Gallon Challenge
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/08/26/3213588_five-gallon-challenge-water-ice.html?rh=1
Farmers in Central America Generate Energy From Coffee Wastewater (Energy)
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Farmers_in_Central_America_Generate_Energy_From_Co_26868.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

Register now for next eBooks and audio class at the Bainbridge Public Library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/272883581.html
FCC Aims to Boost Broadband Deployment
http://www.statetechmagazine.com/article/2014/08/fcc-aims-boost-broadband-deployment
How big telecom smothers city-run broadband
https://news.yahoo.com/big-telecom-smothers-city-run-090000506.html
Mobile Broadband Subscriptions Hits 2.4 billion in Q2 as Data Traffic Rises 60%
http://www.mobileworldmag.com/mobile-broadband-subscriptions-hits-2-4-billion-in-q2-as-data-traffic-rises-60/
Massive service outage just latest bad press for Time Warner
http://www.kshb.com/news/national/massive-service-outage-just-latest-bad-press-for-time-warner
Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/27/why-big-data-has-some-big-problems-when-it-comes-to-public-policy/
Google, Apple other tech companies struggle with minority hiring
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/08/google_apple_other_tech_compan.html
Russian hackers reportedly attacked JPMorgan, other big American banks
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/28/russian-hackers-reportedly-attacked-jpmorgan-other-big-american-banks/

Energy/Utilities

World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production (Water)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-elwha-river-dam-removal-salmon-science-olympic/
Train delayed again? Blame the oil boom.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0827/Train-delayed-again-Blame-the-oil-boom
As Oregon meets to strengthen oil train disclosure, BNSF questions media’s presence
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/08/as_oregon_meets_to_strengthen.html
CA: Finding Ways to Pollute Less, and Employ More
http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/471841/pollute-less-employ-more
Cracking the Code on the Business of Energy Management
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/cracking-the-code-on-the-business-of-energy-management
California diocese begins project to spread solar energy
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=22400
The Future Of Solar Cells Is Becoming Literally Clear
http://www.geekexchange.com/the-future-of-solar-cells-is-becoming-literally-clear-133591.html
Op/Ed: Nuclear energy is here to stay
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/28/environment/121649/discussion-about-our-energy-future-le/
Can Energy Companies Legally Use Drones?
http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/474406/can-energy-companies-legally-use-drones
US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/us-renewable-electrical-generation-hits-14-3-percent
T’Sou-ke First Nation turns to wasabi in renewable energy push
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/tsou-ke-first-nation-turns-to-wasabi-in-renewable-energy-push/article20187542/#dashboard/follows/
Farmers in Central America Generate Energy From Coffee Wastewater (Water)
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Farmers_in_Central_America_Generate_Energy_From_Co_26868.aspx

Environment

Signs of sea-star recovery in California but not in NW *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024394588_seastarsxml.html?syndication=rss
How trees help Portland kids avoid missing 7,380 days of school
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/how-trees-help-portland-kids-avoid-missing-7-380.html
Threatened coral: 20 types at risk from climate change
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0828/Threatened-coral-20-types-at-risk-from-climate-change
The U.N.’s latest report on climate change is terrifying
http://grist.org/news/the-u-n-s-latest-report-on-climate-change-is-terrifying/

Transportation/Traffic

Ferries made 99.5 percent of sailings, were on time 95.8 percent of time *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/commute/2014/08/27/ferries-made-99-5-percent-of-sailings-were-on-time-95-8-percent-of-time/#axzz3Bb0mo0hM
Why General Motors wants to put 19,000 tech employees on bicycles
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-general-motors-bicycle-sharing-20140826-story.html
These adorable car ideas from kids will make your day
http://grist.org/business-technology/these-adorable-car-ideas-from-kids-will-make-your-day/

Schools/Education

Kitsap, North Mason school districts get ‘failing’ mark *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-north-mason-school-districts-get-failing-mark_58993662
Washington public school test scores hold steady over 3 years
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Wash-public-school-test-scores-hold-steady-over-3-years-272930761.html

Military

Bangor barracks reopen after renovations *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bangor-barracks-reopen-after-renovations_31941719

Tribes

Deep pulls with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Journey *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/outdoors/deep-pulls-with-the-port-gamble-sklallam-tribal-journey_89090095
For tribes, generosity is tradition *
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140827/NEWS01/140839997

KitsapCommunity

It’s time for ABC Thursday at Kids Discovery Museum *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/272882661.html
Bremerton Y pool remodel set to wrap up Sept. 22 *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-pool-remodel-set-to-wrap-up-sept-22_40312930

KitsapFun

End of Summer Dance Party at the library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/272883381.html

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August 27, 2014

Public Policy

Band on the Run: Council Changes Weekly Meeting Day, Again
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/26/band-on-the-run-council-changes-weekly-meeting-day-again/
Leaf-Brandishing Citizens Counsel the Council on the Comprehensive Plan Update
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/26/leaf-brandishing-citizens-counsel-the-council-on-the-comprehensive-plan-update/

Elections

Measures of Money: The corruption of citizen initiatives.
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/08/26/measures-of-money/

Business/Economy

Bank won’t foreclose on high-profile properties in county *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/gulf-coast_082714_12711167
Steffens steps in as interim Port Orchard Chamber director
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/272735411.html
SKIA rebranded Puget Sound Industrial Center *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/08/26/skia-rebranded-puget-sound-industrial-center/#axzz3Bb0mo0hM
Talks begin to open Coffee Oasis in North Mason *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/talks-begin-to-open-coffee-oasis-in-north-mason_11250679
Weyerhaeuser Co. To Move Headquarters To Pioneer Square
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/08/26/weyerhaeuser-is-moving-headquarters-to-seattles-pioneer-square/
Home equity loans are back but should you get one?
http://www.redding.com/financial-fitness/how-much-equity-can-you-cash-out-of-home

Ports/Parks

The Six Madronas Taken Down at Waterfront Park Were Diseased
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/26/the-six-madronas-taken-down-at-waterfront-park-were-diseased/
Rafting The Dam-Free Elwha
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/video-rafting-the-dam-free-elwha/

Water

Thurston County testing for water contamination after diesel spill
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Thurston-County-testing-for-water-contamination-after-diesel-spill–272655881.html
Dear Green Lake, Sorry About The Cyanobacteria
http://kuow.org/post/dear-green-lake-sorry-about-cyanobacteria
A Hidden Hindrance to Water Quality
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/A_Hidden_Hindrance_to_Water_Quality_26851.aspx
An Upside to Basement Flooding
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/Blogs/2063.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

‘Zero Rating’: The Pros and Cons of Free Online Access
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/zero-rating-the-pros-and-cons-of-free-online-access-95775730069.html
What Does Net Neutrality Mean for Video Advertising?
http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2361737/what-does-net-neutrality-mean-for-video-advertising
Google grant helps explore broadband in rural Oregon
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/08/google-grant-helps-explorebroadband-in-rural.html
A cleaner cloud: Microsoft research could change how we power the cloud (Energy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/a-cleaner-cloud-microsoft-research-could-change.html
Why the majority of data centers are failing at energy efficiency (Energy)
http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/08/26/why-majority-data-centers-failing-energy-efficiency
Watch your mobile broadband when traveling
http://www.zdnet.com/watch-your-mobile-broadband-when-traveling-7000032994/
Americans want a smart home because they are anxious, forgetful and couch potatoes
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/27/americans-want-a-smart-home-because-they-are-anxious-forgetful-and-couch-potatoes/
Social Media Users Unlikely to Disagree With Consensus, Online and Off
http://gizmodo.com/social-media-users-are-unikely-to-disagree-with-consens-1627342507

Energy/Utilities

Acme residents: Coal trains expected but not welcome in south fork *
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/26/3819482_acme-residents-coal-trains-expected.html?rh=1
Coal Found Guilty In Case Of Energy Generation Versus Birds
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/26/coal-found-guilty-case-energy-generation-versus-birds/
Will Washington State Buck The Trend?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/26/will-washington-state-buck-the-trend/
A cleaner cloud: Microsoft research could change how we power the cloud (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/a-cleaner-cloud-microsoft-research-could-change.html
Why the majority of data centers are failing at energy efficiency (Technology)
http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/08/26/why-majority-data-centers-failing-energy-efficiency
Why it’s about to become easier to connect renewable energy to Oregon’s grid
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/why-its-about-to-become-easier-to-connect.html
Native Power: Job Growth through Green Technologies (Tribes)
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/native-power-job-growth-through-green-technologies
What’s the Goal and Point of National Biofuel Regulation?
http://theenergycollective.com/maxauffhammer/475331/whats-goal-and-point-national-biofuel-regulation
Distributed Marginal Price: The New Metric for the Grid Edge?
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/471006/distributed-marginal-price-new-metric-grid-edge
This energy data company is using connected thermostats to slash air conditioning
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/26/this-energy-data-company-is-using-connected-thermostats-to-slash-air-conditioning/
California earthquakes may pose threat to nuclear plant, expert says
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0826/California-earthquakes-may-pose-threat-to-nuclear-plant-expert-says
Can Nuclear Energy Secure Financing? Nuclear Power and the Capital Challenge
http://theenergycollective.com/mzconsulting/472766/challenge-financing-nuclear-plants-financing-energy-requires-huge-investment
NRC ends suspension of final licensing actions for nuclear power plants
http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2014/08/nrc-ends-suspension-of-final-licensing-actions-for-nuclear-power-plants.html

Environment

Washington Decision To Kill Wolves Stirs Controversy
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/washington-decision-to-kill-wolves-stirs-controver/
UN climate change report warns of ‘irreversible’ impacts
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0826/UN-climate-change-report-warns-of-irreversible-impacts

Transportation/Traffic

Kitsap’s first ‘bike boxes’ could be installed in Bremerton *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsaps-first-bike-boxes-could-be-installed-in-bremerton_91748073
Labor Day forecast: Highest number of travelers since 2008 *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272785771.html
Seattle looks ready to beat Portland to the bike-sharing punch
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/seattle-looks-ready-to-beat-portland-to-the-bike.html

Schools/Education

Back-to-school BBQ and supply giveaway set for (today)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272788441.html
Hey students! Amazon is giving away 50 $5,000 college scholarships
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/hey-students-amazon-is-giving-away-50-5-000.html

Tribes

9th Circuit reverses decision in Lummi, S’Klallam fishing dispute
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/272736451.html
Stillaguamish Tribe gets ‘long overdue’ reservation *
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140826/NEWS01/140829279
Native Power: Job Growth through Green Technologies (Energy)
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/native-power-job-growth-through-green-technologies

KitsapCommunity

Silverdale Library moving next to Clear Creek Trail *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/silverdale-library-moving-next-to-clear-creek-trail_30081784

KitsapCares

Continuing on a journey of kindness and caring
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/opinion/272740681.html
Poulsbo Fire Department garden looking to expand crop, donations *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/poulsbo-fire-garden-looking-to-expand-crop-donations_07560270

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August 26, 2014

Public Policy

Three New BIPD Officers Take the Oath of Office
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/25/three-new-bipd-officers-take-the-oath-of-office/
Suicide: WA Works on New Plans to Pull People Back from the Brink
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-25/health-issues/suicide-wa-works-on-new-plans-to-pull-people-back-from-the-brink/a41218-1

Elections

Poulsbo, North Kitsap fire officials seek additional funds
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/272603371.html
Candidate for judge comes to Bainbridge for meet-and-greet *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272634581.html
Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to state initiative on background checks for gun sales
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-26/bill_gates_wife_donate_1_million_to_state_initiative_on_background_checks_
Federal Judge: Yakima Election System Disenfranchises Latino Voters
http://kuow.org/post/federal-judge-yakima-election-system-disenfranchises-latino-voters

Business/Economy

Bremerton chamber’s CEO will take new job in Silverdale
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272581321.html
Hospice of Kitsap County expanding its scope of services
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-26/hospice_of_kitsap_county_expanding_its_scope_of_services
$8.8 billion Boeing order for 737s is a big win for Renton
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/8-8-billion-boeing-order-for-737s-is-a-big-win.html
Food’s grow-your-own movement: Some work required
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/26/agriculture/121618/food-grow-your-own-movement-gathers-momentum/

Ports/Parks

Bremerton’s new accessible playground gives everybody a chance to play
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272608081.html

Water

Hearing set on Port Orchard stormwater rate increase *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hearing-set-on-port-orchard-stormwater-rate-increase_60628408
Waterfront development: Will new rules harm fish, Puget Sound?
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/26/environment/121621/waterfront-development-rules-fish-puget-sound/
Klamath River salmon to get fresh water after tribes pressure Bureau of Reclamation
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/08/klamath_river_salmon_to_get_su.html
Water conservation tech, rebates helping Roseville through drought
http://www.thepresstribune.com/article/8/25/14/water-conservation-tech-rebates-helping-roseville-though-drought
Is it really OK to pour paint down the drain?
http://grist.org/living/is-it-really-ok-to-pour-paint-down-the-drain/

Telecommunications/Technology

Over-regulation can derail tech progress
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/08/25/barney-bishop-regulation-can-derail-tech-progress/14466641/
4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news
http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/4_issues_john_oliver_explained.php
Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/25/open-journalism-also-means-opening-up-your-data-so-others-can-use-and-improve-it/
What makes Twitch worth $1 billion to Amazon?
http://www.krmg.com/news/news/national/what-makes-twitch-worth-1-billion-amazon/ng8p4/
California Governor Signs Smartphone Kill Switch Into Law
http://gizmodo.com/california-governor-signs-smartphone-kill-switch-into-l-1626799067
It’s not just the NSA: Phone surveillance tech lets any government track your movements
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/25/its-not-just-the-nsa-phone-surveillance-tech-lets-any-government-track-your-movements/
Could you charge a smartphone with Wifi? UW researcher works on world-changing tech
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/could-you-charge-a-smartphone-with-wifi-uw.html
Hi-tech firms focus on energy efficiency (Energy)
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/hi-tech-firms-focus-energy-040105795.html
If Social Media Got Obama Elected, Shouldn’t It Help Him Govern?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/paullaudicina/2014/08/25/if-social-media-can-get-you-elected-why-shouldnt-it-help-you-govern/

Energy/Utilities

‘Coming crisis’: more trains carrying coal and oil *
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140822/NEWS01/140829569/%EF%BF%BDComing-crisis%EF%BF%BD-more-trains-carrying-coal-and-oil
British Columbia coal export terminal gets the green light *
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/08/22/british-columbia-coal-export-terminal-gets-the-green-light/
US Coal Exports Do Not Offset Massive Emissions Reductions from Natural Gas
http://theenergycollective.com/alextrembath/470321/us-coal-exports-do-not-offset-massive-emissions-reductions-natural-gas
One Electric Utility is Carbon Neutral, Today
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/25/one-electric-utility-carbon-neutral-today/
U.S. Dept. of Energy reports on American wind energy growth
http://www.compositesworld.com/news/us-dept-of-energy-reports-on-american-wind-energy-growth
Geothermal Power Steaming Over Wind And Solar Energies
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2014/08/25/geothermal-power-steaming-over-wind-and-solar-energies/
Energy Storage Market To Hit $50 Billion By 2020
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/26/energy-storage-market-rises-50-billion-2020-according-lux-research/
Hi-tech firms focus on energy efficiency (Technology)
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/hi-tech-firms-focus-energy-040105795.html
Hospitals turn to energy efficiency to cut costs
http://www.fiercehealthfinance.com/story/hospitals-turn-energy-efficiency-cut-costs/2014-08-25
Europe is burning our forests for “renewable” energy. Wait, what?
http://grist.org/climate-energy/europe-is-burning-our-forests-for-renewable-energy-wait-what/

Environment

Take a walk today on the bottom of a former lake: Treasures seen in tour of lands once inundated by Elwha Dam *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140826/NEWS/308269995/take-a-walk-today-on-the-bottom-of-a-former-lake-treasures-seen-in
Hunter hired by Washington state kills one wolf from Huckleberry Pack; three more are targeted following attacks on sheep *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140826/news/308269989/hunter-hired-by-washington-state-kills-one-wolf-from-huckleberry
Choking the Oceans With Plastic
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/opinion/choking-the-oceans-with-plastic.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Transportation/Traffic

Inslee wanted to treat booted ferry riders *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/commute/2014/08/25/inslee-wanted-to-treat-booted-ferry-riders/#axzz3BPFmJprQ

Schools/Education

SKSD: Open houses announced at local schools
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/272344661.html
NKSD: Read Superintendent Patty Page’s Back to School Message to the community.
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=30208&PageID=1
Bremerton School District: Back to School Updates
http://www.bremertonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Budget allows kindergartners in class all day in CK *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/budget-allows-kindergartners-in-class-all-day-in-ck_43455381
CKSD: Back to School Updates
http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/
Local organizations collecting school supplies (KitsapCares)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272633171.html
Retirement reception planned for three Bainbridge school district employees *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272642731.html

KitsapCares

Local organizations collecting school supplies (Schools/Education)
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272633171.html

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August 25, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Redwood City residents soon will get to tote home free recycled water for their gardens
http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_26391152/redwood-city-residents-soon-will-get-tote-home
Hospital In California’s Drought Stricken Central Valley Will Use Recycled Water
http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/hospital-in-californias-drought-stricken-central-valley-will-use-recycled-water
How our water goes from the toilet to the tap
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/aug/24/how-our-water-goes-toilet-tap/
Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost and community concerns, too
http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/california-news/10690-water-conservation-strategy-should-consider-health-cost-and-community-concerns-too.html
A plan to clean wastewater better
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2014/08/25/plan-clean-wastewater-better/14549527/

Public Policy

Bremerton police chief wants to limit early morning sales of cheap booze *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-police-chief-wants-to-limit-early-morning-sales-of-cheap-booze_35934876
Meeting set on Bremerton sidewalk project
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272332751.html
Bainbridge to host public workshop to discuss the future of Suzuki property *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272485111.html
Washington just says no to marijuana party buses
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/08/22/washington-marijuana-tour-party-bus/14451809/

Business/Economy

Small crowd for Kitsap’s first legal pot store *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/small-crowd-for-kitsaps-first-legal-pot-store_14089598
Bargain reds in time for Labor Day weekend
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/272209611.html
Performing arts group quietly laying foundation for center in Silverdale *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/performing-arts-group-quietly-laying-foundation-for-center-in-silverdale_59369886
Silverdale shopping center to break ground on Aug. 28
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/272328371.html
Brewer makes delivery the old-fashioned way: by rowing *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/brewer-makes-delivery-the-oldfashioned-way-by-rowing_81845849
‘Forest land’ program now available to smaller property owners *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/forest-land-program-now-available-to-smaller-property-owners_26732552
Costco will expand its online presence, but don’t expect next-day delivery (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/costco-will-expand-its-online-presence-but-don-t.html
A new challenge for first-time homebuyers
http://www.redding.com/financial-fitness/a-new-challenge-for-first-time-homebuyers
New bank and coffee shop proposed in Poulsbo *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/08/22/new-bank-and-coffee-shop-proposed-in-poulsbo/#axzz3BPFmJprQ
How To Integrate Social Media Into Your Email Marketing Campaigns (Technology)
http://www.business2community.com/email-marketing/integrate-social-media-email-marketing-campaigns-0982948#!bJqMno

Ports/Parks

Port commissioners to discuss industrial park name change
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272332451.html
Elwha River shows new potential as outdoor playground *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/outdoors/elwha-river-shows-new-potential-as-outdoor-playground_42495860

Water

WSU Kitsap Extension: Rain garden workshop offered for landscape and building professionals (Schools/Education)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-24/rain_garden_workshop_offered_for_landscape_and_building_professionals
Water lawsuit will soon heat up: Bend trial could begin as soon as October
http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/2343784-151/water-lawsuit-will-soon-heat-up?entryType=0#
Seawater Could Power Water Treatment Plants
http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to/blog/pmam-seawater-could-power-water-treatment-plants-2499625?click=pm_latest
Waste Watch: Lawn care and water bottle waste
http://belmont.wickedlocal.com/article/20140823/NEWS/140829417
California drought leaves honeybees high and dry
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/08/california_drought_leaves_hone.html
Voices from Detroit: Life Without Water
http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/world/voices-from-detroit-water-shut-off/

Telecommunications/Technology

Startup Innovation Requires Net Neutrality
http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2014/08/22/weekend-read-innovation-requires-net-neutrality/
Netflix’s Lost Battle Sets up a Nice Victory in the Longer-Term War
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/24/netflixs-lost-battle-sets-up-a-nice-victory-in-the.aspx
Costco will expand its online presence, but don’t expect next-day delivery (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/costco-will-expand-its-online-presence-but-don-t.html
Verizon to boost solar by $40M, almost doubling its clean energy (Energy)
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/25/verizon-to-boost-solar-by-40m-almost-doubling-its-clean-energy/
Etsy Focusing on Washington To Help Sellers Thrive (Video)
http://recode.net/2014/08/23/etsy-focusing-on-washington-to-help-sellers-thrive-video/
Wireless Broadband vs Fixed Broadband – The Story Continues
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140822_wireless_broadband_vs_fixed_broadband_the_story_continues/
Study: America leading in broadband economic costs, activity
http://wraltechwire.com/survey-america-leading-in-broadband-connectivity/13921209/
Six alternative web browsers you should know about
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/24/six-alternative-web-browsers-you-should-know-about/
Calif. quake photos, updates take over social media (Environment)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/24/california-earthquake-social-media/14525439/
How real a risk is social media addiction?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-real-a-risk-is-social-media-addiction/
Social media has had an impact on politics
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/aug/24/social-media-has-had-impact-politics/
How To Integrate Social Media Into Your Email Marketing Campaigns (Business/Economy)
http://www.business2community.com/email-marketing/integrate-social-media-email-marketing-campaigns-0982948#!bJqMno
Judging a mom on her phone? She’s probably judging herself  *
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/monica-guzman/2014/08/23/judging-a-mom-on-her-phone-shes-probably-judging-herself/#.U_oWO0Zqz-8.facebook

Energy/Utilities

Op/Ed: Bainbridge Island City council, county commissioners should follow island’s lead
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/opinion/272161581.html
PSE Work on Key Power Towers Starting 9/1 at Agate Pass Could Affect Traffic (Traffic)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/22/pse-work-on-key-power-towers-starting-91-at-agate-pass-could-affect-traffic/
Communication Breakdown Between Utilities and Their Online Customers
http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/463716/communication-breakdown-between-utilities-and-their-online-customers
Walla Walla fair to use renewable energy from Pacific Power for 10th consecutive year
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/08/22/3117294_walla-walla-fair-to-use-renewable.html?sp=/99/915/&rh=1
Oregon Approves Subsidies For Oil Transport, Not For Coal
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/connectoregon-decision/
Oregon oil train terminal says safer rail cars are rolling there (and how to tell)
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/08/oregon_oil_train_terminal_says.html
Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/northwest-researchers-work-to-boost-geothermal-pow/
Some Thoughts on US Natural Gas Inventories as Fall Approaches
http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/471271/energy-quote-day-some-thoughts-us-natural-gas-inventories-fall-approaches
For oil and wind, offshore is promised land – and muddled policy
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0824/For-oil-and-wind-offshore-is-promised-land-and-muddled-policy
Naval Station Drops Wind Farm for Solar Power
http://www.ecori.org/renewable-energy/2014/8/22/naval-station-drops-wind-farm-for-solar-power.html
U.S. Army Won’t Be Left in the Dark Ever Again
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/23/us-army-wont-be-left-in-the-dark-ever-again.aspx
Verizon to boost solar by $40M, almost doubling its clean energy (Technology)
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/25/verizon-to-boost-solar-by-40m-almost-doubling-its-clean-energy/
Solar power starts to make sense for business as prices fall
http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article1278675.html
More State-Owned Facilities In California Going Solar
http://www.energymatters.com.au/index.php?main_page=news_article&article_id=4458
Bird Deaths From Solar Plant Exaggerated By Some Media Sources
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/22/bird-deaths-solar-plant-exaggerated-media-sources/
The Catch-22 of Energy Storage
http://theenergycollective.com/barrybrook/471651/catch-22-energy-storage
Which Is More Scalable, Nuclear Energy Or Wind Energy?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/08/22/which-is-more-scalable-nuclear-energy-or-wind-energy/
10 Facts About Wind Power
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/25/top-10-facts-wind-power/
Nuclear power stations cause childhood leukemia – and here’s the proof
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2525488/nuclear_power_stations_cause_childhood_leukemia_and_heres_the_proof.html
The cost of renewable energy: New numbers, same conclusion
http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/08/cost-renewable-energy
New process helps overcome obstacles to produce renewable fuels and chemicals
http://www.onlinetes.com/lignin-valorization-study-renewable-fuels-nrel-82314.aspx#.U_o-s2PQqxg

Environment

Strong Quake Causes Injuries, Damage, Outages In Northern Calif.
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-injuries-damage-power-outages-after-quake-rocks-northern-calif/
South Napa Earthquake Photos
http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/24/south-napa-earthquake-photos/
Scientists Had a 10-Second Warning Before The Napa Quake Hit
http://gizmodo.com/scientists-had-a-10-second-warning-before-the-napa-quak-1626378417
Calif. quake photos, updates take over social media (Technology)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/24/california-earthquake-social-media/14525439/
Biologists Discover Landlocked Chinook Salmon In Oregon
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/biologists-discover-landlocked-chinook-salmon-in-o/

Transportation/Traffic

PSE Work on Key Power Towers Starting 9/1 at Agate Pass Could Affect Traffic (Energy)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/22/pse-work-on-key-power-towers-starting-91-at-agate-pass-could-affect-traffic/
Paving requires night ramp closures on SR 3 and SR 16
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/272333811.html
Want to share that ride? Not so fast, Portland says
http://pamplinmediagroup.com/pt/9-news/230610-94111-want-to-share-that-ride-not-so-fast-city-says

Schools/Education

Schools await fallout of waiver loss *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/schools-await-fallout-of-waiver-loss_81386833
Registration starts for fall programs at BPA Theatre School *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/272423201.html
WSU Kitsap Extension: Rain garden workshop offered for landscape and building professionals (Water)
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-24/rain_garden_workshop_offered_for_landscape_and_building_professionals

Tribes

Club returns: ‘This is part of our culture’ *
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/sports/272212841.html
Seattle’s waterfront park to reflect region’s rich tribal heritage *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024363633_nativewaterfrontxml.html?syndication=rss

KitsapCommunity

September show will benefit BIMA *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/entertainment/272423511.html
Board of County Commissioners to host reception
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272362731.html

KitsapRemembers

Beloved Teacher and Poet, Bob McAllister, ‘The Mad Priest of Bainbridge,’ Takes His Leave
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/23/beloved-teacher-and-poet-bob-mcallister-the-mad-priest-of-bainbridge-takes-his-leave/

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August 22, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Treat, recycle and reuse
http://www.energyglobal.com/news/special-reports/articles/Treat-recycle-and-reuse.aspx#.U_dAMWPQqxg
Many Considerations Needed for Water Conservation Strategy
http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/many-considerations-needed-water-conservation-strategy

Public Policy

Poulsbo City Council goals: Sell property, fix congestion
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/272213581.html
Washington Supreme Court Sets Standard For Post-Conviction DNA Testing
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-supreme-court-sets-standard-for-post-conviction-dna-testing/

Business/Economy

Harrison, Regence fail to reach agreement on expired contract
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-22/harrison_regence_fail_to_reach_agreement_on_expired_contract
WA State gives sheep rancher OK to kill attacking wolves
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/aug/20/state-gives-sheep-rancher-ok-kill-attacking-wolves/
Court rules against state in health-benefits case
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-22/court_rules_against_state_in_health_benefits_case
Bank of America agrees to pay nearly $17 billion settlement
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-22/bank_of_america_agrees_to_pay_nearly_17_billion_settlement
Is Social Media Worth It For Small Businesses? (Technology)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelfertik/2014/08/21/is-social-media-worth-it-for-small-businesses/
Microsoft says ‘the internet of things’ will change retailing (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/microsoft-says-the-internet-of-things-will-change.html
This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like
http://grist.org/food/this-is-what-a-more-sustainable-american-food-system-looks-like/

Ports/Parks

Paddle Kitsap returns
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/272211571.html
Kilmer backing Wild Olympics legislation *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kilmer-backing-wild-olympics-legislation_81749541
Free access to state parks set Monday, August 25
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140822/NEWS/308229996/free-access-to-state-parks-set-monday

Water

Hood Canal group buys land as mitigation for Highway 3 work *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/hood-canal-land_082214_93695979
Calif. bond would set $100 million for water-use efficiency
http://www.capitalpress.com/California/20140821/calif-bond-would-set-100-million-for-water-use-efficiency#.U_dDBWPQqxg
The Stream, August 21: Increasing Salinity Another Threat to Fresh Water
http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/the-stream/stream-august-21-increasing-salinity-another-threat-fresh-water/
Grow your own California mountain. Just add drought
http://grist.org/list/grow-your-own-california-mountain-just-add-drought/

Telecommunications/Technology

Top Technology Dem calls on Reddit to ‘rebrand’ net neutrality
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/215667-key-house-dem-wants-to-rebrand-net-neutrality
Net neutrality is crucial for commerce, consumers
http://www.sddt.com/Commentary/article.cfm?Commentary_ID=336&SourceCode=20140820tza&_t=Net+neutrality+is+crucial+for+commerce+consumers#.U_c0qGPQqxg
FCC and states, Democrats and Republicans, butt heads over municipal broadband regulations
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/fcc-and-states-democrats-and-republicans-butt-heads-over-municipal-broadband-regulations-082114.html
White House Cybersecurity Leader: Technical Know-How’s a Distraction
http://gizmodo.com/white-house-cybersecurity-leader-technical-know-hows-a-1625439356
There Still Isn’t One Good Way to Represent the Internet in Art
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/there-still-isnt-one-good-way-to-represent-the-internet-in-art/378888/
Guess Who’s Bringing Gigabit Broadband To Google’s Backyard?
http://readwrite.com/2014/08/21/att-gigabit-broadband-cupertino-google-fiber
Turning lamp posts into broadband towers is MTN’s new project
http://www.enca.com/turning-lamp-posts-broadband-towers-mtns-new-project
Microsoft says ‘the internet of things’ will change retailing (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/microsoft-says-the-internet-of-things-will-change.html
After merger falls through, T-Mobile throws Sprint under the bus
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/after-merger-falls-through-t-mobile-throws-sprint.html
5 Social-Media Marketing Lessons From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236633
Is Social Media Worth It For Small Businesses? (Business/Economy)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelfertik/2014/08/21/is-social-media-worth-it-for-small-businesses/

Energy/Utilities

BNSF: East county tracks a good alternative to Bellingham for coal trains
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/08/20/3278271_bnsf-east-county-tracks-a-good.html?rh=1
EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley (Environment)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/epa-says-idaho-must-clean-up-the-air-in-the-silver/
Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
http://theenergycollective.com/matt-stanberry/469561/advanced-energy-technology-week-combined-heat-and-power-chp
The Argument for Why Utilities Should Give Up Operational Control of the Distribution Grid
http://theenergycollective.com/stephenlacey/468376/argument-why-utilities-should-give-operational-control-distribution-grid
How EVs Could Make Solar Viable Without Subsidies
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/22/evs-make-solar-viable-without-subsidies/
Listen Up: What’s the Deal with Solar Trackers?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/listen-up-whats-the-deal-with-solar-trackers
Turning Waste Coffee Grounds Into A Different Kind Of Fuel: Powering Your Car
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033742/turning-waste-coffee-grounds-into-a-different-kind-of-fuel-powering-your-car?partner=rss
New Cable Technology Can Carry Twice as Much Power from Offshore Wind Farms
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/new-cable-technology-can-carry-twice-as-much-power-from-offshore-wind-farms
Distributed Renewable Energy —Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability
http://breakingenergy.com/2014/08/21/distributed-renewable-energy-efficiency-reliability-and-profitability/
DOE invests $67 million in nuclear power technology
http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/elp/2014/08/doe-invests-67-million-to-nuclear-power-technology.html
More Non-Nuclear Prescriptions from Shell
http://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/469951/more-non-nuclear-prescriptions-shell

Environment

Feds Consider Grizzly Bear Reintroduction In Washington Cascades
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/feds-consider-grizzly-bear-reintroduction-in-washi/
Cost of fighting wildfires has doubled since 1998
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/aug/20/cost-fighting-wildfires-has-doubled-1998/
EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley (Energy)
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/epa-says-idaho-must-clean-up-the-air-in-the-silver/
Global warming ‘hiatus’: Scientists duel over which ocean steals some heat
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/0821/Global-warming-hiatus-Scientists-duel-over-which-ocean-steals-some-heat
The Urban Environment Is Creating Super-Sized Spiders
http://www.citylab.com/weather/2014/08/the-urban-environment-is-creating-super-sized-spiders/378808/

Transportation/Traffic

Ferries to be busy for Seattle Seahawks game *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272220921.html
Work at Agate Pass Bridge expected to bring one-hour traffic delays *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272203131.html
TSA Scanners That Saw You Naked Can Be Tricked to Miss Guns, Bombs
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-20/tsa-scanners-that-saw-you-naked-can-be-tricked-to-miss-guns-bombs

Schools/Education

Active Shooter Drill
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/272187221.html
French landscape engineering students study on Bainbridge *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/272204161.html
Op/Ed: Where is the money for K-12 in Washington? Just ask Microsoft
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/22/education/121586/where-money-k-12-washington-just-ask-microsoft/

KitsapCares

Salvation Army hosting watermelon-eating contest
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/272188281.html

KitsapFun

Thousands expected for ‘Cruisin’ Sunday’
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/272185781.html

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August 21, 2014

Business/Economy

Outdoor industry pushes for access to public lands *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/outdoor-economy_082114_22315840
Visconsi Mowing Down Trees (w/ Video)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/20/visconsi-mowing-down-trees/
Poll: Lessons from a Tree Sitting?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/20/poll-lessons-from-a-tree-sitting/
Thursday deadline for Harrison, Regence *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/thursday-deadline-for-harrison-regence_80877075
Poulsbo nonprofit opening second thrift store to support programs
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-21/poulsbo_nonprofit_opening_second_thrift_store_to_support_programs
Which Kitsap businesses have bounced back? *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/08/20/which-kitsap-businesses-have-bounced-back/#axzz3Aw3KyCHD
Inside view of medical imaging: A $3B vision for Washington (Technology)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/inside-view-of-medical-imaging-a-3b-vision-for.html
Tiny house dwellers say smaller fits better
http://heraldnet.com/article/20140820/LIVING03/140829970/1172/Life-in-a-tiny-house
Amazon: Delivery drones will be ready when the FAA approves them
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/amazon-delivery-drones-will-be-ready-when-the-faa.html

Water

Some Long Lake residents question delay on taxing district vote *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/some-long-lake-residents-question-delay-on-taxing-district-vote_64169466
Tribes Rally To Demand Water For Klamath Salmon (Tribes)
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/tribes-rallyto-demand-water-for-klamath-salmon/
North Idaho Set To Begin Negotiations Over Water Rights
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/north-idaho-set-to-begin-negotiations-over-water-r/
California’s 2014 Water Bond – A Watershed Moment That Deserves Reflection
http://www.acwa.com/blog/california%E2%80%99s-2014-water-bond-%E2%80%93-watershed-moment-deserves-reflection
Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost and community concerns, too
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-strategy-health.html
Study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater (Energy)
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-power-river-seawater.html
Industrial Sites Go Green to Manage Stormwater
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/Industrial_Sites_Go_Green_to_Manage_Stormwater_26787.aspx

Telecommunications/Technology

FCC can knock out state laws that limit broadband, Wheeler warns
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/20/fcc-can-knock-out-state-laws-that-limit-broadband-wheeler-warns/
Net neutrality and healthcare: Providers must take a stand
http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/professors-healthcare-leaders-must-get-involved-net-neutrality-debate/2014-08-19
Startup attorney forms group to get more women on boards of tech companies
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/startup-attorney-forms-group-to-get-more-women-on.html
Netflix hack changes colors of living room lights based on the movie you’re streaming
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/20/netflix-hack-changes-colors-of-living-room-lights-based-on-the-movie-youre-streaming/
Inside view of medical imaging: A $3B vision for Washington (Business/Economy)
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/inside-view-of-medical-imaging-a-3b-vision-for.html
Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Data Centers (Energy)
http://blog.abm.com/2014/08/energy-efficiency-opportunities-for-data-centers/
Microsoft asks: What’s the biggest cybersecurity threat in the next 10 years?
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/microsoft-asks-whats-the-biggest-cybersecurity.html
A New Attack Secretly Binds Malware to Legitimate Software Downloads
http://gizmodo.com/a-new-attack-secretly-binds-malware-to-legitimate-softw-1624894033

Energy/Utilities

New transmission lines being installed between Kitsap, Bainbridge
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/272022751.html
Washington State: Can The Commission’s Decision Survive A Legal Challenge?
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/20/washington-state-can-commissions-decision-survive-legal-challenge/
Op/Ed: Seattle City Light’s little nuclear share
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/20/energy-utilities/121544/nuclear-power-seattle-city-lights-little-secret/
Port Angeles extends deadline for ‘smart meter’ settlement negotiations to Nov. 3
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140821/NEWS/308219997/port-angeles-extends-deadline-for-smart-meter-settlement
Portland energy startup taps cleantech vet for top spot
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/portland-energy-startup-taps-cleantech-vet-for-top.html
Study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater (Water)
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-power-river-seawater.html
Solar Cell Breakthrough: “Artificial Leaf” Beats Photosynthesis At Its Own Game
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/21/solar-cell-breakthrough-artificial-leaf-beats-photosynthesis/
Solar Boom Drives First Global Panel Shortage Since 2006
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/solar-boom-drives-first-global-panel-shortage-since-2006
See-through solar cells could turn your windows into power stations
http://grist.org/list/see-through-solar-cells-could-turn-your-windows-into-power-stations/
Solar Energy Less Dangerous to Birds Than Cats or Cars
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/solar-energy-less-dangerous-to-birds-than-cats-or-cars.html
Renewable Energy Could Hit 36% Of Global Energy Use, But There’s A Biomass Catch
http://theenergycollective.com/silviomarcacci/469236/renewable-energy-could-hit-36-global-energy-use-theres-biomass-catch
Demand for Renewable Energy Is Real
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/demand-renewable-energy-real-180952392/?no-ist
Building Skills Among Renewable Industries’ Workforce
http://theenergycollective.com/danliggett/469061/building-skills-among-renewable-industries-workforce
Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Data Centers (Technology)
http://blog.abm.com/2014/08/energy-efficiency-opportunities-for-data-centers/
Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/energy-secretary-pushes-for-nuclear-power/article_95a70e12-dbc5-57c8-89a4-3fb38f5bf67c.html

Environment

Wildlife Shelter Issues Watch for Displaced Wildlife During Visconsi Clear-Cut
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/20/wildlife-shelter-issues-watch-for-displaced-wildlife-during-visconsi-clear-cut/
State says fish got to swim; Bremerton is not so sure *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/state-says-fish-got-to-swim-bremerton-is-not-so-sure_59669427
Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034549/ka-pow-watch-these-fish-cannons-shoot-salmon-safely-over-dams?partner=rss
In predicting earthquakes, what do we really know about the next ‘big one’?
http://mynorthwest.com/11/2591740/Earthquake-prediction-What-we-know-about-the-big-one

Transportation/Traffic

Transportation secretary: ‘We are looking to increase reliability’ on ferries *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/transportation-secretary-we-are-looking-to-increase-reliability-on-ferries_61700927
How Climate Friendly is Bike Sharing? It’s Complicated
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/bike-sharing-complicated-climate-impact-17910
Walk to work — you’ll be happier
http://grist.org/news/walk-to-work-youll-be-happier/

Schools/Education

NK schools to see boost in budget this year *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/nk-budget_082014n_47997569
Ordway & BHS Get Left Behind: Ordway Parents Have Last-Minute Option to Change Schools
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/20/ordway-bhs-get-left-behind-ordway-parents-have-last-minute-option-to-change-schools/

Military

Boots2Work, military career fair for transitioning military personnel, Aug. 27 at Cheney Stadium
http://kitsapveteranslife.com/blog/boots2work-military-career-fair-for-transitioning-military-personnel-aug-27-at-cheney-stadium/2248/
Coasties get recognized
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/272055261.html
Navy kicks out 34 for cheating on nuclear training tests
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/navy-kicks-out-34-for-cheating-on-nuclear-training-tests/

Tribes

Tribes Rally To Demand Water For Klamath Salmon (Water)
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/tribes-rallyto-demand-water-for-klamath-salmon/

KitsapCares

Firefighters to hit the streets for MDA
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/272029651.html

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August 20, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

And the Water, It Goes Round and Round
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/And_the_Water_It_Goes_Round_and_Round_26776.aspx
Comparing the Costs of Water
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/Blogs/2055.aspx

Public Policy

How militarized are Washington’s police departments?
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/20/law-justice/121549/militarized-police-department-ferguson-1033-progra/

Elections

Big money could be sign Sheldon might be vulnerable *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/big-money-could-be-sign-sheldon-might-be-vulnerable_28554215
Paul Allen chips in $500K for gun initiative
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/paul-allen-chips-in-500k-for-gun-initiative.html

Business/Economy

Clerical and computer savvy volunteers sought
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/271262691.html
Key Bank/Visconsi Protest Rally Photo Gallery & Video
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/20/key-bankvisconsi-protest-rally-photo-gallery-video/
Visconsi activates complaint hotline for shopping center project *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/271903351.html
Tree sitter trying to block Wash. mall comes down
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Tree-sitter-trying-to-block-Bainbridge-development-5698107.php
Mayor Lent sings Bremerton’s praises at chamber luncheon
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/271912811.html
Three Kitsap businesses in running for $20k award *
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/minding-your-business/2014/08/19/three-kitsap-businesses-in-running-for-20k-award/#axzz3Aw3KyCHD
New medical marijuana facility to open today in Port Ludlow while recreational pot lags on Peninsula
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140820/news/308209984/new-medical-marijuana-facility-to-open-today-in-port-ludlow-while
South Carolina aerospace study shows jump in workers, wages, but Washington still far ahead
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/south-carolina-aerospace-study-shows-jump-in.html
Map: How much $100 is really worth in every state
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/08/18/map-how-much-100-is-really-worth-in-every-state/

Ports/Parks

As Life Rebounds, Rangers Offer Tour Of Elwha’s Once-Underwater Landscapes
http://kplu.org/post/life-rebounds-rangers-offer-tour-elwhas-once-underwater-landscapes

Water

If You Think the Water Crisis Can’t Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-groundwater-california-drought-aquifers-hidden-crisis/
The Easiest Way to Understand How Bad California’s Drought Really Is
http://gizmodo.com/the-easiest-way-to-understand-how-bad-californias-droug-1624350651
Amador Water Agency Offers Free Water Conservation Items to Customers
http://www.tspntv.com/component/k2/item/22427-amador-water-agency-offers-free-water-conservation-items-to-customers
Golf—Where Wildness and Civilization Meet
http://www.allonewater.com/WM/WMArticles/GolfWhere_Wildness_and_Civilization_Meet_26716.aspx
Magical algae turns sewage into biofuel and Dasani (Energy)
http://grist.org/list/magical-algae-turns-sewage-into-biofuel-and-dasani/
Ozone-boosted wastewater treatment clears tough pollutants
http://www.desalination.biz/news/news_story.asp?id=7689&channel=0&title=Ozone-boosted+wastewater+treatment+clears+tough+pollutants

Telecommunications/Technology

Broadband is more important to Americans than cable
http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/19/broadband-cable-numbers/
What Apple’s new content delivery network means for net neutrality, and for you
http://www.macworld.com/article/2465366/what-apples-new-content-delivery-network-means-for-net-neutrality-and-for-you.html
How net neutrality could seriously impact healthcare
http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/how-net-neutrality-could-seriously-impact-healthcare/299206/
Chinese hackers steal 4.5 million patients’ data — Don’t be neutral about net neutrality
http://www.politico.com/morningehealth/0814/morningehealth15058.html
Who should replace Ballmer on Microsoft’s board? A woman with her head in the cloud
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/who-should-replace-ballmer-on-microsofts-board-a.html
FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2466900/fcc-allowed-to-question-atandt-verizon-on-business-broadband-pricing.html
CenturyLink continues revitalization with new private cloud
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/20/centurylink-continues-revitalization-with-new-private-cloud/
What Happens When 911 Callers Don’t Speak English?
http://www.opb.org/news/article/what-happens-when-911-callers-dont-speak-english/
If you’re a media company, your mobile competition isn’t other news entities, it’s Google Now
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/19/if-youre-a-media-company-your-mobile-competition-isnt-other-news-entities-its-google-now/
Microsoft mulling changing Internet Explorer’s name
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/microsoft-mulling-changing-internet-explorers-name.html

Energy/Utilities

EVENTS: Coal & Oil Trains in Bellingham, Everett
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/08/19/events-coal-oil-trains-talks-in-bellingham-everett/
OR: Environmental, business and civic groups cheer coal terminal decision
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/environmental-business-and-civic-groups-cheer-coal.html
Conference explores going the distance with wave energy
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/conference-explores-going-the-distance-with-wave.html
How Badly Is the Wave and Tidal Industry Struggling? Likely Worse Than You Thought
http://theenergycollective.com/stephenlacey/464611/how-badly-wave-and-tidal-industry-struggling-likely-worse-you-thought
Why Other Renewables Are Surpassing Hydro
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/20/renewables-surpassing-hydro/
Magical algae turns sewage into biofuel and Dasani (Water)
http://grist.org/list/magical-algae-turns-sewage-into-biofuel-and-dasani/
Agency corrects number of eagle deaths at wind farms
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2014/08/18/agency-corrects-number-eagle-deaths-wind-farms/14266669/
3 Ways to Keep Bats Away from Wind Turbines
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/3-ways-to-keep-bats-away-from-wind-turbines/
Small Wind Power Loses Steam in 2013
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/small-wind-power-loses-steam-in-2013/
Rooftop Solar May Reach Grid Parity In 25+ States By 2017
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/20/rooftop-solar-may-reach-grid-parity-25-states-2017/

Environment

30-foot dead whale washes ashore at Grayland
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/30-foot-dead-whale-washes-ashore-at-Grayland-5697641.php
Despite challenges, Smith Island salmon project moving ahead
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140819/NEWS01/140819063

Transportation/Traffic

Lawmakers call for new ferry leadership following latest blunder in Bremerton *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/lawmakers-call-for-new-ferry-leadership-following-latest-blunder-in-bremerton_87384841
State Route 307 lane closures planned Aug. 21
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/271876581.html
(Pay To) Park and Ride?
http://daily.sightline.org/2014/08/18/pay-to-park-and-ride/
​7 Crazy Bikes That Almost Changed Cycling Forever (and Then Failed)
http://gizmodo.com/7-crazy-bikes-that-almost-changed-cycling-forever-and-1624081757

Tribes

Health and Human Services secretary visits to learn about Port Gamble S’Klallam’s foster care program, health initiatives
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/271865131.html
How Washington state helps Native Americans on health care
http://www.marktrahant.org/marktrahant.org/%40trahantreports_blog/Entries/2014/8/18_Behind_the_screen__The_nuts_and_bolts_of_billions_of_Medicaid_dollars_that_could_improve_healthcare.html
Tribal insurer looks to connect NW tribes
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/08/tribal-insurer-looks-to-connect-nw-tribes.html

KitsapCares

Foundation must sell a pie for more than $3K to break world record
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/271923681.html

KitsapRemembers

City of Bainbridge Island Harbor Commission meets Tuesday *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/271883811.html

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August 19, 2014

Public Policy

Bainbridge Design Review Board looks at submittal requirements *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/271722891.html
Washington Legislative Ethics Panel To Consider Free Meals Rule
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-washington-legislative-ethics-panel-to-consider-free-meals-rule/

Elections

Commitment to accessible voting lands Kitsap County Elections national award
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/271734881.html
Op/Ed: Primary tallies spell trouble for Democrats
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/18/elections/121520/primary-results-bad-news-for-democrats-chris-vance/

Business/Economy

Foreclosures down, but distressed homes remain burden on Kitsap market *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/foreclosures-down-but-distressed-homes-remain-burden-on-kitsap-market_85548288
Oregon And Washington Real Estate Markets Normalize
http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-and-washington-real-estate-markets-normalize/
Construction to start soon on new gymnastics facility in Silverdale
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-19/construction_to_start_soon_on_new_gymnastics_facility_in_silverdale
Island teen says tree-sit will lead to expanded dialogue on Visconsi development *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/271745001.html
Lawsuit challenges Hood Canal easement for blocking commercial development * (Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/lawsuit-challenges-hood-canal-easement-for-blocking-commercial-development_86703785
City agrees to buy Bay Street property where vacant building will be razed
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-19/city_agrees_to_buy_bay_street_property_where_vacant_building_will_be_razed
Hands across the Atlantic: British and Washington aerospace suppliers sign new pact
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/hands-across-the-atlantic-british-and-washington.html
Starbucks food trucks? Mobile stores to get test at 3 colleges *
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024337253_starbuckstruckxml.html
UW program seeks to grow better farmers and consumers *
http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2024193108_0817naturalgardenerxml.html?syndication=rss
Word Of Mouth On Social Media Can Make Your Brand Great (Technology)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/loisgeller/2014/08/18/word-of-mouth-on-social-media-can-make-your-brand-great/

Ports/Parks

Rabid bat scratches man at Lake Crescent *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/rabid-bat-scratches-man-at-lake-crescent_96941084

Water

Is the Ice Bucket Challenge a waste of water and money?
http://grist.org/living/ask-umbra-is-the-ice-bucket-challenge-a-waste-of-water-and-money/
Alarming images emerge from California drought
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-drought-dramatic-images-20140815-story.html
L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0819-drought-police-20140819-story.html

Telecommunications/Technology

Here a tech company, there a tech company, everywhere a tech company
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/here-a-tech-company-there-a-tech-company.html
Internet policy shouldn’t pit service providers against content providers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/internet-policy-shouldnt-pit-service-providers-against-content-providers/2014/08/17/e78b68d0-2336-11e4-958c-268a320a60ce_story.html
Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/19/dont-count-out-cellular-it-could-still-win-with-the-internet-of-things/
California legislature can help and hurt broadband infrastructure development this week
http://escrbconsortium.org/california-legislature-can-help-and-hurt-broadband-infrastructure-development-this-week/
Skytap poised for massive growth as enterprises move to the cloud
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/skytap-poised-for-massive-growth-as-enterprises.html
Twenty-Five Percent of U.S. Broadband Households With Smart Home Devices Experience Problems Monthly
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/twenty-five-percent-us-broadband-households-with-smart-home-devices-experience-problems-1939196.htm
Word Of Mouth On Social Media Can Make Your Brand Great (Business/Economy)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/loisgeller/2014/08/18/word-of-mouth-on-social-media-can-make-your-brand-great/

Energy/Utilities

Puget Sound Energy wants to build $275 million liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/puget-sound-energy-wants-to-build-275.html
How one Pacific Northwest tribe is carving out a resistance to coal — and winning (Tribes)
http://grist.org/article/how-one-pacific-northwest-tribe-is-carving-out-a-resistance-to-coal-and-winning/
No Criminal Charges In Deadly Tesoro Refinery Explosion
http://kuow.org/post/no-criminal-charges-deadly-tesoro-refinery-explosion
Coal export plan suffers setback in Oregon
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/18/environment/121531/coal-export-plan-suffer-setback-oregon/
BNSF: Coal terminal needs wouldn’t block Bellingham waterfront access
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/17/3803953/bnsf-coal-terminal-needs-wouldnt.html
Oil, coal left out of Spokane transportation grant request
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/aug/17/oil-coal-left-out-of-grant-request/
Oregon Senators, Fire Chiefs See Gaps In Proposed Oil Train Rules
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/oregon-senators-fire-chiefs-see-gaps-in-proposed-o/
Idaho Falls To Be Site Of Inaugural Energy Summit
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/idaho-falls-to-be-site-of-inaugural-energy-summit/
California to focus on improving its infrastructure for renewable energy
http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/california-focus-improving-infrastructure-renewable-energy/8519142/
As Coal Declines, U.S. Poised for Leadership in LNG Exports
http://theenergycollective.com/lexie-briggs/464631/news-coal-declines-us-poised-leadership-lng-exports
Oil Spill Offshore Triggered When Maintenance Ship Hits Wind Turbine Generator
http://www.ibtimes.com/oil-spill-offshore-triggered-when-maintenance-ship-hits-wind-turbine-generator-1661220
Bat deaths prompt change at wind farm
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/bat-deaths-prompt-change-wind-farm
Old car batteries could make cheaper, more efficient solar panels
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/18/old-car-batteries-could-make-cheaper-more-efficient-solar-panels/
Marine Renewable Energy Technology Taking Longer Than Hoped
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/18/marine-renewable-energy-technology-taking-longer-hoped/
A Tipped Scale in California: Time to See the True Value of Geothermal
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/a-tipped-scale-in-california-considering-the-true-value-of-geothermal

Environment

Climate change study’s results show Northwest prairie plants struggle with warming
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/08/climate_change_studys_early_re.html

Transportation/Traffic

Three-boat service restored on Southworth ferry route *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/three-boat-service-restored-on-southworth-ferry-route
Ask a Cop: What’s with All the Traffic Stops?
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/18/ask-a-cop-whats-with-all-the-traffic-stops/

Schools/Education

NKSD: School district book sale canceled
http://blogs.northkitsapherald.com/vikaneer/school-district-book-sale-cancelled/615/
Bremerton School District: Important Back-to-School Updates 
http://www.bremertonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
NKSD: Bus Routes Available!
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=30081&PageID=1
NKSD: Back-to-school Information
http://www.nkschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2482&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=29931&PageID=1
SKSD: Open House Dates and School Supply Lists for 2014-15
http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=3065&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=34715&PageID=1

Military

Lawsuit challenges Hood Canal easement for blocking commercial development * (Business/Economy)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/lawsuit-challenges-hood-canal-easement-for-blocking-commercial-development_86703785
Bainbridge Island museums thank the military *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/271704571.html

Tribes

How one Pacific Northwest tribe is carving out a resistance to coal — and winning (Energy)
http://grist.org/article/how-one-pacific-northwest-tribe-is-carving-out-a-resistance-to-coal-and-winning/

KitsapCommunity

Fair preparation brings together a ‘family’ of 4-Hers
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/271752531.html

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August 18, 2014

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Water Energy Nexus: Graywater — how does it fit?
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/real_estate/water-energy-nexus-greywater-how-does-it-fit/article_bb20fe7d-aed4-5ff3-963c-57a24975ca41.html
Learn More About Farm Water Use Efficiency & Conservation
http://new.farmwater.org/learn-more-about-farm-water-use-efficiency-conservation/
9 water-saving yard tips
http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2014/08/water_saving_yard_tips_oregon.html

Elections

Business/Economy

Kitsap County reconciles million-dollar mistake *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/kitsap-county-reconciles-milliondollar-mistake_75202925
Crowd Gathers for Key Bank/Visconsi Protest
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/16/crowd-gathers-for-key-bankvisconsi-protest/
Shopping center to break ground Aug. 28
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/271466721.html
First Kitsap pot store opens Aug. 24 *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/first-kitsap-pot-store-opens-aug-24_61531748
Port Orchard: Public market, new businesses revitalizing downtown
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/271261541.html
Kitsap Bank announces increased earnings for first half of 2014
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2014-08-18/kitsap_bank_announces_increased_earnings_for_first_half_of_2014
Italy’s famous grape has role in Washington
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/lifestyle/271310431.html
East Bremerton grocery to change hands *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/east-bremerton-grocery-to-change-hands_44082979
POPS is ‘one-stop shop’ for produce
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/business/271264281.html
Bremerton leaders keen on signs to aid visitors to town *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-leaders-keen-on-signs-to-aid-visitors-to-town_22226632
Who are Washington’s most wanted? Skilled workers
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/who-are-washingtons-most-wanted-skilled-workers.html

Water

Health district lifts no-contact warning for Eagle Harbor *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/271524221.html
What’s On The Bottom Of Lake Washington? Planes, Trains And …
http://kuow.org/post/what-s-bottom-lake-washington-planes-trains-and
Ocean’s Rising Acidification Eating Away at Shellfish That Coastal Tribes Depend On (Tribes)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com//2014/08/14/oceans-rising-acidification-dissolves-shellfish-coastal-tribes-depend-156395
Agency Reconsidering Water For Klamath Salmon
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/agency-reconsidering-water-for-klamath-salmon/
Californians Who Violate Water Restrictions to Pay $500 Per Day Amid Drought
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/california-drought-water-restrictions-fines/32179985
California water bond won’t be a drought-buster
http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/08/16/california-water-bond-drought-buster/14181007/
The big water problem
http://trib.com/opinion/columns/cook-the-big-water-problem/article_3c85c3ad-a9f1-553a-b440-1b724850dbfc.html
Toledo steps up water treatment chemical – may cause film, smell – still safe to drink
http://www.13abc.com/story/26297929/toledo-steps-up-water-treatment-chemical-may-cause-film-smell-still-safe-to-drink

Telecommunications/Technology

Get help on iPhones, Macs from an expert at the Bainbridge Public Library *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/271594071.html
After scary personal experience, Seattle entrepreneur built a wearable to call for help in emergencies
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/after-scary-personal-experience-seattle.html
U.S. extends deadline for ‘net neutrality’ comments to Sept 15
https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/24731799/u-s-extends-deadline-for-net-neutrality-comments-to-sept-15/
Data Analysis Of FCC Comments Reveals Almost No Anti-Net Neutrality Comments
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140815/11185428225/data-analysis-fcc-comments-reveals-almost-no-anti-net-neutrality-comments.shtml
FCC Member Talks NFL Blackouts, Net Neutrality and Press Freedoms
http://www.ideastream.org/news/feature/fcc-member-talks-nfl-blackouts-net-neutrality-and-press-freedoms
The slippery slope of FCC internet regulation
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/16/the-slippery-slope-of-fcc-internet-regulation/
Founder Of One Laptop Per Child: Maybe Net Neutrality Isn’t Such A Good Idea After All
http://consumerist.com/2014/08/14/founder-of-one-laptop-per-child-maybe-net-neutrality-isnt-such-a-good-idea-after-all/
Comcast’s Cohen pleads merger case to FCC officials
http://www.fiercecable.com/story/comcasts-cohen-pleads-merger-case-fcc-officials/2014-08-15
How beacons and Bluetooth can help us get to the best possible wireless 911
http://gigaom.com/2014/08/17/how-beacons-and-bluetooth-can-help-us-get-to-the-best-possible-wireless-911/
T-Mobile To Slow Down Some Subscribers With ‘Unlimited’ Data
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/232156/t-mobile-to-slow-down-some-subscribers-with-unlim.html
USDA makes $26.4M loan for rural Texas broadband
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/15/6631035/usda-makes-264m-loan-for-rural.html
Study: Broadband Boosts Rural Jobs, Income
http://www.ect.coop/emerging-technologies/telecom-emerging-technologies/study-broadband-boosts-rural-jobs-income/72829
Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/18/social-media-monitoring-employers-rise-pwc
Social media portals raise the stakes for upcoming elections (Elections)
http://bostonherald.com/business/technology/2014/08/social_media_portals_raise_the_stakes_for_upcoming_elections

Energy/Utilities

PSE launching ‘Energy Upgrades’ campaign
http://www.bothell-reporter.com/news/271416621.html
Oregon To Decide On Controversial Coal Export Dock Permit Monday
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/oregon-to-decide-on-controversial-coal-dock-permit/
Explosive US Solar Power Growth & Jobs
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/18/explosive-us-solar-power-growth-jobs/
New Report Finds California Solar Installations Nearly Doubled in 2013, Thanks to Good Solar Policy
http://theenergycollective.com/rosana-francescato/464566/new-report-finds-california-solar-installations-nearly-doubled-2013-thanks
New solar energy ignites birds midair
http://www.kesq.com/news/new-solar-energy-ignites-birds-midair/27573200
NASA develops origami style solar panels to be used in space
http://www.designboom.com/technology/origami-solar-panels-nasa-08-15-2014/
How to Choose a Great Solar Supplier
http://theenergycollective.com/solarbusiness/464071/how-choose-great-solar-supplier
Is Storage Necessary for Renewable Energy?
http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/8272/Is-Storage-Necessary-for-Renewable-Energy.aspx
Interior Dept Blows Off Koch Stranglehold On Offshore Wind Power
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/17/interior-dept-atlantic-offshore-wind-power/
How a 3D-Printed Wind Turbine Could Power Your Gadgets
http://gizmodo.com/how-a-3d-printed-wind-turbine-could-power-your-gadgets-1622921531
Courts Worldwide Say “Wind Farms Don’t Make People Sick”
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/18/courts-worldwide-say-wind-farms-dont-make-people-sick/
4 Nuclear Power Plants Shut Down; Wind Power Steps In
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/16/4-nuclear-power-plants-shut-wind-power-steps/
Nuclear reactor near NYC running after shutdown
http://online.wsj.com/article/APe879774aed154a06af073ebf1c0fe4a9.html
Energy and the Economy: Twelve Basic Principles
http://theenergycollective.com/gail-tverberg/463646/energy-and-economy-twelve-basic-principles

Environment

City of Bainbridge Island approves herbicide use to fight noxious weeds *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/271526361.html
Battle Point Osprey Falls From Nest, Gets Rescued—Twice (w/ Photo Gallery)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/17/battle-point-osprey-falls-from-nest-gets-rescued-twice-w-photo-gallery/
Triple Rescue And Rehab Ends Well For Lucky Ospreys
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/triple-rescue-and-rehab-ends-well-for-lucky-osprey/
Campfire burn ban lifted for western Washington state parks
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/271460001.html
Back to nature: Last chunk of Elwha dams out in September *
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024327922_elwharestorationxml.html
Clean Air Agency expands picture of Seattle air quality using devices mounted on bikes
http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2014/08/14/clean-air-agency-expands-picture-of-seattle-air-quality-using-collectors-mounted-on-bikes/
Judge forces pesticide spraying buffers on EPA to protect Northwest salmon streams
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/08/judge_forces_pesticide_sprayin.html

Transportation/Traffic

Event, ferry breakdown double whammy on Southworth run *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/event-ferry-breakdown-double-whammy-on-southworth-run_09597202
Bike racks going in around county *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/josh-farleybremerton-beatbike-racks-going-in-around-county_72240355
Bertha: Wasting money while the Viaduct risks grow?
http://crosscut.com/2014/08/18/op-ed/121497/bertha-wasting-money-while-safety-risks-grow/
U.S. Highway 12 Through Washington’s Cascades Reopened After Mudslide
http://kuow.org/post/us-highway-12-through-washingtons-cascades-reopened-after-mudslide

Schools/Education

North Mason School District gets feedback on what to do with troubled Theler Center *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/north-mason-school-district-gets-feedback-on-what-to-do-with-troubled-theler-center_12437476
SKSD: School district unveils redesigned website
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/271262241.html
Former CK students return the STEM favor *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/former-ck-students-return-the-stem-favor_07558162
New principal likes ‘kid-focused’ environment at East Port Orchard Elementary School
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/271262051.html
Upcoming takeovers at Paper Products will help benefit local schools * (KitsapCares)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/271526181.html

Military

Stennis sailors a hit at Safeco Field
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/271276191.html
Sen. Murray: Country can do much more to help returning veterans *
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/271594701.html

Tribes

Suquamish youth canoe club back in the water at Chief Seattle Days *
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/suquamish-youth-canoe-club-back-in-the-water-at-chief-seattle-days_19088009
Ocean’s Rising Acidification Eating Away at Shellfish That Coastal Tribes Depend On (Water)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com//2014/08/14/oceans-rising-acidification-dissolves-shellfish-coastal-tribes-depend-156395
Lower Elwha Klallam youths make journey to medicine man’s camp in Olympics *
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140818/news/308189982/lower-elwha-klallam-youths-make-journey-to-medicine-man-8217-s-camp

KitsapCommunity

Two Islanders Reflect on History of Japanese American Exclusion (w/ podcast)
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/16/two-islanders-reflect-on-history-of-japanese-american-exclusion-w-podcast/
Five local families honored for Kitsap roots
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/lifestyle/271314301.html
Silverdale library location decision to happen soon
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/271467081.html

KitsapCares

Upcoming takeovers at Paper Products will help benefit local schools * (Schools/Education)
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/271526181.html
Walk raises awareness, money for suicide prevention
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/271313941.html

KitsapKudos

Listen to Two Island Teen Virtuosos: Catherine Edwards and Sophia Stoyanovich
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2014/08/16/listen-to-two-island-teen-virtuosos-catherine-edwards-and-sophia-stoyanovich/

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