July 6, 2011

Public Policy

Tax levy to aid homeless proposed
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/05/tax-levy-to-aid-homeless-proposed/
4 initiatives appear likely to meet Friday signature deadline
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015517774_initiatives06m.html
Petition urges protest of bill section that permits Navy to withhold information on Indian Island munitions
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110706/news/307069992/petition-urges-protest-of-bill-section-that-permits-navy-to-withhold
County will clean Sunnyslope site
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/05/county-will-clean-sunnyslope-site/
Is Cantwell Just Speculating on the Speculators?
http://publicola.com/2011/07/05/is-cantwell-just-speculating-on-the-speculators/

Elections

The Governor’s race: Tough times, solid candidates
http://crosscut.com/2011/07/06/mossback/21075/The-Governor-s-race:-Tough-times%2C-solid-candidates/
Gay Leaders Send Stern Letter to Mainstream Republicans
http://publicola.com/2011/07/05/gay-leaders-send-stern-letter-to-mainstream-republicans/
Want Votes? Go Green on Climate
http://daily.sightline.org/2011/06/30/want-votes-go-green-on-climate/

Business/Economy

Bay Street shopping district a ‘hazardous commercial area’
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/poi/news/125048004.html
Rush Security opens in Bremerton
http://kpbj.com/headlines/new_businesses/2011-07-05/rush_security_opens_in_bremerton
Bicycling our way into work and out of the Great Recession
http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-07-05-bicycling-our-way-into-work-and-out-of-the-great-recession
Bainbridge Cinemas now offers closed rear captioning
http://kpbj.com/headlines/news_briefs/2011-07-05/bainbridge_cinemas_now_offers_closed_rear_captioning

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Technology company files patent suit against Ford
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Technology-company-files-patent-suit-against-Ford-1453813.php
Electric-vehicle station opens in Clark County
http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jul/02/electric-vehicle-station-opens-clark-county/
Study: Seattle among top ‘green’ cities in North America
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/06/30/study-seattle-among-to-green-cities-in-north-america/
Verizon Wireless nixing unlimited data for newbies
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/07/05/2089718/verizon-wireless-nixing-unlimited.html
Evidence “increasingly against” phone cancer risk
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/04/us-cancer-phones-idUSTRE7606GX20110704
‘Clean energy’ crisis has already arrived
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/jul/02/clean-energy-crisis-has-already-arrived/
State’s only commercial nuclear-power plant: How safe is it?
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015494517_nukeplant03m.html?syndication=rss
Hanford Whistleblower Tamosaitis Looks Back
http://news.opb.org/article/walt-tamosaitis-year-ago-he-blew-whistle-hanfords-waste-treatment-plant/
At U.S. Nuclear Reactors, Crews Train For The Worst
http://news.opb.org/article/at_u.s._nuclear_reactors_crews_train_for_the_worst/
Cyberattack on Richland national lab computers
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/07/06/1734485/cyberattack-on-richland-national.html
Toxic algae mucks up swimming holes
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=29556&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55
When Water Overpowers, Wind Farms Get Steamed
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/03/137589667/when-water-overpowers-wind-farms-get-steamed
Court Rules Against WA in Shipment of Hanford Waste
http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/124876324.html
Cloudy future for Oregon’s solar industry
http://www.kval.com/news/local/124824349.html
5 reasons why Microsoft Hohm didn’t take off
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/5-reasons-why-microsoft-hohm-didnt-take-off/
Missing PowerMeter & Hohm? Here are 12 other home energy tool options
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/a-dozen-home-energy-tools-are-still-here-rip-powermeter-hohm/

Environment

Poulsbo firefighters use idle technology
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/05/poulsbo-firefighters-use-idle-technology/
New movie about Luna ready for Seattle release
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/#ixzz1RKLgbasT
Green Acre Radio: Can organic farming be sustained on the Olympic Peninsula?
http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20393/Green-Acre-Radio:-Can-organic-farming-be-sustained-on-the-Olympic-Peninsula-/
Beyond Paper and Aluminum: Things you didn’t know you can recycle
http://kpbj.com/headlines/environment/2011-07-05/beyond_paper_and_aluminum_things_you_didnt_know_you_can_recycle

Transportation

New 144-car ferry coming into view
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/05/new-144-car-ferry-coming-into-view/
Road, transit measure brewing
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110703/news01/707039943/-1/rss02

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