February 28, 2011

Public Policy

Legislature: Day 50 for Monday, Feb. 28
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/02/28/1559897/legislature-day-50-for-monday.html
Washington Legislature nearing half-way point
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/28/1563422/washington-legislature-nearing.html
Port Orchard, advertising agency at odds over billboards
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/port-orchard-advertising-agency-at-odds-over/#ixzz1FD8XfyZx
Republicans want to amend away Rolfes oil spill bill
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/26/republicans-want-to-amend-away-rolfes-oil-spill/#ixzz1FDDrtJtq
UPDATE: House OKs anti-animal cruelty bill, others
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/02/26/1558493/state-house-oks-anti-animal-cruelty.html
Govs to feds: Avoid causing states any more pain
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/02/26/1887394/govs-to-feds-avoid-causing-states.html#ixzz1FGP7e42w
Narrow Dem majority in state Senate emboldens GOP
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/436189_senate27.html
AP: Competing Rallies in Olympia
http://publicola.com/2011/02/26/ap-competing-rallies-in-olympia/
Workers comp issue looms
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110227/NEWS03/702279931
County tracks regional services: Plan is to learnwho pays for what
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/county-tracks-regional-services/#ixzz1FDMJapNN
Late Afternoon Fizz: Gutted TransAlta Bill Passes Senate Committee
http://publicola.com/2011/02/25/late-afternoon-fizz-gutted-transalta-bill-passes-senate-committee/
OUR VIEW | A better partnership in North Kitsap planning
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/26/our-view-a-better-partnership-in-north-kitsap/#ixzz1FD941LDs
OUR VIEW | PO’s prudent pause on pot dispensaries
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/our-view-pos-prudent-pause-on-pot-dispensaries/#ixzz1FHZ8bBp7

Business and Technology/Economy

Bozeman: Safe Boats still deciding on whether to relocate
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/26/bozeman-safe-boats-still-deciding-whether-relocate/#ixzz1FD6NJJMi
Puget Sound Treasure: Washington Tribes Turn Clams into Cash in Asian Market
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/02/tribes-massive-clams-draw-asias-big-bucks/
40-year lifespan key to Boeing bid
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/26/1560472/40-year-lifespan-key-to-boeing.html
3D TV is here. Do you care? Should you?
http://crosscut.com/2011/02/26/technology/20668/3D-TV-is-here.-Do-you-care–Should-you-/
Why the Web may unleash the largest construction boom in history
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0225/Why-the-Web-may-unleash-the-largest-construction-boom-in-history
Ask SCORE: Planning important for seasonal businesses
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/02/26/1882285/planning-important-for-seasonal.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

SKIA connector road progress stops as money dries up: Street is central to Port of Bremerton plans for development
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/skia-connector-road-progress-stops-as-money-up/#ixzz1FD4UKnD1
HTC Arrive on Sprint to be first CDMA Windows Phone
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/2011/02/25/htc-arrive-on-sprint-to-be-first-cdma-windows-phone/
Poll: Nuclear energy enjoys majority support among Americans
http://www.elp.com/index/display/article-display.articles.electric-light-power.generation.nuclear.2011.02.Poll__Nuclear_energy_enjoys_majority_support_among_Americans.QP129867.dcmp=rss.page=1.html
Comcast, NBC deal opens door for online video
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2014353913_apusteccomcastnbconlinevideo.html
Same old problem on new Verizon iPhone 4
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/26/1560485/same-old-problem-on-new-verizon.html

Schools/Education

With increase in obesity-related diabetes, Bremerton and Central Kitsap schools hope to get kids ‘Moving’
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/ckr/news/116949893.html

Transportation

Ferry surcharge? Lieutenant governor gives the word on tax or fee
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/lieutenant-governor-gives-the-word-on-tax-or-fee/#ixzz1FD5Y7S6m
Washington state receives high-speed rail money
http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20134/Washington-state-receives-high-speed-rail-money/

Environment

Talks begin on salmon seasons, with orcas nearby
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2011/02/26/talks-begin-on-salmon-seasons-with-orcas-nearby/#ixzz1FD7DEUT4
Green Acre Radio: Road bumps for Washington state in ending use of coal
http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20133/Green-Acre-Radio:-Road-bumps-for-Washington-state-in-ending-use-of-coal/

Community/Social Services

‘Heart’ of Kitsap’s sheriff’s office makes exit: After 28 years, he plans to finish degree, fix cars
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/145heart-of-kitsaps-sheriffs-office-makes-exit/#ixzz1FGH64xeJ
Winslow buildings to be inventoried: State grant jump-starts historic project
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/winslow-buildings-to-be-inventoried/#ixzz1FD6i7MJT
Port Gamble S’Klallam donate to victims of White Swan fire
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/news/116958888.html
Marine Science Center building deal not quite done: Odds remain on payments, lease in Poulsbo
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/feb/27/marine-science-center-building-deal-not-quite/#ixzz1FD9di1Fp

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