March 31, 2011

Public Policy

Auditor faults Housing Kitsap for oversight of property managers
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/30/auditor-faults-housing-kitsap-for-oversight-of/#ixzz1IB6ghp00
Fiscal impact of marijuana bill on cities, county unknown
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-caucus/2011/03/31/fiscal-impact-of-marijuana-bill-on-cities-county-unknown/#ixzz1IB7OmRwv
Doubts raised about medical marijuana reform proposal
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/30/doubts-raised-about-medical-marijuana-reform/
Day 80: Let’s Review
http://www.tvw.org/capitolrecord/index.php/2011/03/day-80-lets-review/
Under the Dome for March 31
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/03/31/1598693/missing-headline-for-31odomes.html
Bottoms up! Senate approves liquor sampling
http://www.tvw.org/capitolrecord/index.php/2011/03/bottoms-up-senate-approves-liquor-sampling/
OUR VIEW | Signs of tragedy on our highways
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/30/our-view-signs-of-tragedy-on-our-highways/#ixzz1IB7swTym

Business/Economy

Tourism insiders scramble as budget cuts threaten state office
http://crosscut.com/2011/03/30/washington-agencies/20767/Tourism-insiders-scramble-as-budget-cuts-threaten-state-office/
Wash. senators consider extending temporary taxes
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/03/30/1942968/senators-consider-extending-stadium.html
Online sales growth is worsening state budget trouble
http://crosscut.com/2011/03/31/washington-legislature/20759/Online-sales-growth-is-worsening-state-budget-trouble/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Tidal power: another blessing from Puget Sound?
http://crosscut.com/2011/03/31/energy-utilities/20695/Tidal-power:-another-blessing-from-Puget-Sound-/
WSU ‘poised to lead’ in aviation biofuels
http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/2011/03/30/wsu-poised-to-lead-in-aviation-biofuels/
Japan disaster sparks social media innovation
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/03/31/1943761/japan-disaster-sparks-social-media.html
Pro and con on biomass debated before 130 at Port Townsend forum
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110330/NEWS/303309988/pro-and-con-on-biomass-debated-before-130-at-port-townsend-forum
Hooking up to new Belfair sewer will cost at least $10,000
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/30/hooking-up-to-new-belfair-sewer-will-cost-at/#ixzz1IB5bLvOp
What Do the Numbers Actually Mean?
http://www.stormh2o.com/blogs/sw-editors-blog/what-do-the-numbers-actually-mean-79445.aspx
What’s the alternative?
http://www.distributedenergy.com/blogs/de-editors-blog/whats-the-alternative-79457.aspx
From Possible to Probable
http://www.distributedenergy.com/march-april-2011/from-possible-probable.aspx
Ham radio operators concerned about losing band
http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2011-03-29-hamradio29_ST_N.htm?csp=34money
Is it time to ax Daylight Saving Time?
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=453164

Transportation

WA State Patrol to start enforcing ‘move over’ law
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/03/31/1943794/wa-state-patrol-to-start-enforcing.html#ixzz1IBDUQBJB
Washington traffic fatalities declining
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_traffic_fatalities.html
Report: 5 percent of Washington bridges ‘structurally deficient’
http://blog.seattlepi.com/transportation/2011/03/30/report-5-percent-of-washington-bridges-structurally-deficient/

Community/Social Services

New study: Kitsap County healthier than average
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/30/new-study-kitsap-county-healthier-than-average/
Volunteers give Kingston a spring cleaning
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/news/118945894.html
Bainbridge Japanese-American Internment Memorial takes shape
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/30/bainbridge-island-japanese-american-internment/
Bremerton’s American Legion Post 68′s charter suspended by state
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/pat/news/118948519.html

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