February 25, 2011

Public Policy

Legislature: Day 47, Friday, Feb. 25
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/25/1559334/legislature-day-47-friday-feb.html
Boeing tanker – crossed headlines from Inslee
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/02/24/boeing-tanker-crossed-headlines-from-inslee/
Kitsap County administrator will take job in King County
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/24/kitsap-county-administrator-will-take-job-in/#ixzz1Eyfjg3WaFebruary25,2011
Island judge wants to take city to court
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/bir/news/116877053.html
WA bill would narrow definition of service animals
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/02/24/1883989/wa-bill-would-narrow-definition.html#ixzz1EysQmjue
Moriwaki No. 2 on county list
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/bir/news/116877353.html
Off the Set: Kilmer discusses state’s needs
http://blog.senatedemocrats.wa.gov/kilmer/off-the-set-kilmer-discusses-range-of-issues/
Low-Income Advocates Happy About Stalled Payday Bill
http://publicola.com/2011/02/24/low-income-advocates-happy-about-stalled-payday-bill/

Business and Technology

Local duo to tackle Winslow communication plan
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/bir/news/116875748.html
Boeing wins $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/436060_tanker24.html
Benefits go beyond Boeing
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110224/BIZ/702259916
Google’s hiring spree will extend to Seattle area
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/2011/02/24/googles-hiring-spree-will-extend-to-seattle-area/
Google launches Web-based Microsoft SharePoint alternative: Cloud Connect (aka DocVerse)
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/2011/02/24/google-launches-web-based-microsoft-sharepoint-alternative-cloud-connect-aka-docverse/
Mac sales growing at blazing rate, outpacing PC market
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/2011/02/24/mac-sales-growing-at-blazing-rate-outpacing-pc-market/
Could final nail come down on carpenters’ local?
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/24/could-final-nail-come-down-on-carpenters-local/#ixzz1EygP7YEN
Average rate on 30-year mortgage dips to 4.95 pct.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2014318984_apusmortgagerates.html
Homeownership begins to lose its luster
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/24/1557648/homeownership-begins-to-lose-its.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Windows Phone update failed on ‘only’ 10% of devices
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/2011/02/24/windows-phone-update-failed-on-only-10-of-devices/
Senate moves closer to creating Puget Sound conservation group
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/23/1557323/senate-moves-closer-to-creating.html#ixzz1EvnxCmyP
Who Will Replace Hydropower’s Aging Work Force?
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/02/who-will-replace-hydropowers-aging-work-force?cmpid=rss

Schools/Education

Honored Bainbridge teacher transfers to Cambodia
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/bir/news/116881783.html
Teachers union acknowledges that suspension of cost-of-living raises inevitable
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/24/teachers-union-acknowledges-that-suspension-of/#ixzz1EyfxfSKV
Making science come to life – Kitsap teachers try to bring more students up to state science standards in the face of shrinking budgets
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/ckr/news/116871018.html
UW Details Impact of Higher Ed Cuts
http://publicola.com/2011/02/24/u-w-details-impact-of-higher-ed-cuts/

Military

Air Force awards $35B tanker contract to Boeing
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/24/air-force-awards-35b-tanker-contract-to-boeing/#ixzz1EygZatbQ
Nimitz officially welcomed
http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/kitsap/nimitz_officially_welcomed/
NBK Galley celebrates African American Heritage
http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/kitsap/nbk_galley_celebrates_african_american_heritage/
TTF selects year’s top Sailors
http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/kitsap/ttf_selects_years_top_sailors/
TOM PHILPOTT | Military groups divided over bump in TRICARE fees
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/24/tom-philpott-military-groups-divided-over-bump/#ixzz1EyhtjgdV

Transportation

Latest Parking Tax Bill Would Exempt Hospitals as Well as UW
http://publicola.com/2011/02/24/latest-parking-tax-bill-would-exempt-hospitals-as-well-as-uw/
Vunerable Users Bill Passes Senate; Emergency Transit Funding Remains Shaky
http://publicola.com/2011/02/24/vulnerable-users-bill-passes-senate-emergency-transit-funding-remains-shaky/

Community/Social Services

Poulsbo Marine Science Foundation offers $15,000 to city upon lease renewal
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/news/116873298.html

General Interest

City will name roundabout for Rotary’s Niels Nielsen
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/poi/news/116858813.html
Gregoire has high-profile role as governors meet in D.C.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/24/1558644/gregoire-has-high-profile-role.html#ixzz1EyvzPt8w
ROB WOUTAT | Things are changing in the old ‘hood
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/24/rob-woutat-things-are-changing-in-the-old-hood/#ixzz1EygwjGiE

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