June 28, 2011

Public Policy

Bremerton Port wants clarification in Harborfest role
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jun/27/bremerton-port-wants-clarification-in-harborfest/
Poulsbo City Council expected to vote Tuesday on new neighborhood at 305/Bond; Planning Commission votes 3-2 to recommend approval
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/news/124614733.html
Crews to begin pouring Manette Bridge deck soon
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jun/27/crews-scheduled-to-begin-pouring-bridge-deck/#ixzz1QZZUreT9
Kingston celebrates start of bridge project
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/kin/news/124618543.html
2-year budget includes about 1,300 fewer state jobs
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/06/25/1701209/2-year-budget-includes-about-1300.html#ixzz1QZdKPUXC
Officials seek recreation connections
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jun/27/officials-seek-recreation-connections/

Elections

Inslee touts clean tech as he formally declares candidacy for governor
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jun/27/inslee-launching-bid-for-governor-this-morning/#ixzz1QZYXvOWm
Goodman to run for 1st Congressional District seat as Inslee announces intention to run for Governor
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_king/kir/breaking_news/124601053.html
McKenna to Inslee: Don’t risk pension money
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/06/27/mckenna-dont-risk-pension-money/

Business/Economy

Investor group pokes around suspended Bainbridge Island development
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jun/27/investor-group-pokes-around-suspended-island/#ixzz1QZZ1jtW1
Select tech workers are in high demand
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/28/2079251/select-tech-workers-are-in-high.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Net Neutrality comes to Netherlands
http://www.fiercevoip.com/story/net-neutrality-comes-netherlands/2011-06-27#ixzz1QUJB3qzu
Gorst sewer hookups still in progress
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jun/27/gorst-sewer-hookups-still-in-progress/
US rolls out plan to protect business websites
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/US-rolls-out-plan-to-protect-business-websites-1442670.php
Battle over biomass heats up in Longview, Wash.
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/27/2078073/battle-over-biomass-heats-up-in.html#ixzz1QZidhTjl
‘Smart’ meter installation credited with finding fire risk at Port Angeles home
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110626/NEWS/306269996/-8216-smart-meter-installation-credited-with-finding-fire-risk-at
French Internet company seeks $419 mln from Google
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/French-Internet-company-seeks-419-mln-from-Google-1443192.php#ixzz1QZhNGkdQ
Supreme Court to review warrantless GPS tracking
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/27/2077775/supreme-court-to-review-warrantless.html
Odd visitors in local waters a deep mystery
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015444562_creatures28m.html
Data Farming: High-Tech ‘Crops’ Growing Fast In Quincy
http://news.opb.org/article/data_farming_high-tech_crops_growing_fast_in_quincy/
Lower Elwha Tribe, Clallam PUD and BPA partner to reduce energy costs and help the environment
http://nativetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5591:lower-elwha-tribe-clallam-pud-and-bpa-partner-to-reduce-energy-costs-and-help-the-environment&catid=56&Itemid=32
EWEB panel studies conservation: In developing a 20-year power plan, analysts review the trade-offs in the generation of electricity
http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/26437278-41/power-eweb-conservation-utility-customers.html.csp
Invest in ductless heating and cooling to save energy and money
http://tdn.com/news/opinion/article_bf3e02a0-9f8d-11e0-ad24-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1QZpJIJuC
Google pulls the plug on PowerMeter energy tool
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/google-pulls-the-plug-on-powermeter-energy-tool/
One man’s dream flourishes to become two fiber optic firms
http://www.eastoregonian.com/news/one-man-s-dream-flourishes-to-become-two-fiber-optic/article_a5de408e-9ffd-11e0-b9f7-001cc4c002e0.html
Why 4G means nothing, and what that means for you
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/23/BUAC1K1PCJ.DTL#ixzz1QZqBn7YX
High-speed Broadband Expansion Gets Underway Across Washington State
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/high-speed-broadband-expansion-gets-underway-across-washington-state-124604303.html

Environment

Keeper brings bees to Seattle gardens
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw/2015330434_pacificplife26.html
Experts say an earthquake surely will devastate the Northwest
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/06/experts_say_an_earthquake_sure.html
Spurring the EPA on greenhouse gases
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/28/2079246/spurring-the-epa-on-greenhouse.html

Transportation

Anacortes’ ferry terminal: case study for how NOT to do a public-private partnership
http://crosscut.com/2011/06/27/transportation/21045/Anacortes–ferry-terminal:-case-study-for-how-NOT-to-do-a-public-private-partnership-/
Washington state workers decline prize
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/28/2079278/washington-state-workers-decline.html

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