July 28, 2011

Public Policy

Public comment on special levy for the homeless accepted through Aug. 3
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/26/public-comment-on-special-levy-for-the-homeless/#ixzz1TIrj213c
Costco booze initiative makes the ballot
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/07/27/costco-booze-initiative-makes-the-ballot/
Port Orchard, mayor reach agreement on property in future right-of-way
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/27/port-orchard-and-its-mayor-reach-agreement-on-in/#ixzz1TOyne25O

Elections

Bainbridge council candidates stake out personal differences
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/27/bainbridge-council-candidates-stake-out-personal/
Three visions for Port of Kingston
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/news/126298728.html
Kucinich back in state next week to speak at union confab
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2015743302_kucinich_back_next_week_to_spe.html

Business/Economy

John Powers selected as new Executive Director of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
http://kpbj.com/breaking_news/2011-07-27/john_powers_selected_as_new_executive_director_of_the_kitsap_economic_devel
A Harvard economist says what we think about urban life may be wrong.
http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17789-hotseat_edward_glaeser.html
Low-wage jobs increasing
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110728/BIZ/707289894/1005/BIZ

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Port Orchard residents spout off on water rates, water quality
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jul/27/port-orchard-residents-spout-off-on-water-rates/#ixzz1TOyapmkg
Belfair Residents Continue Opposition to Sewer Rates
http://masoncountydailynews.com/news/news-page/11351-residents-continue-opposition
More Hanford Workers Raise Safety Concerns
http://news.opb.org/article/more_hanford_workers_raise_safety_concerns/
Just When You Thought It Was Safe…
http://www.waterefficiency.net/blogs/we-editors-blog/just-when-you-thought-it-was-safe-84192.aspx
Federal program looks to Oregon to help spur biofuel development
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/07/federal_program_looks_to_orego.html
BPA to raise rates 7.8 percent for some utilities
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/07/27/2118303/bpa-to-raise-rates-78-percent.html#ixzz1TP67SH4n
Cowlitz PUD readies for debt ceiling impasse
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110728/NEWS03/707289958
Solar cells printed on paper could be next cheap power source
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/52265668-68/cells-solar-power-research.html.csp
Facebook plans second data center building in Prineville
http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2011/07/facebook_plans_second_data_center_building_in_prin.html

Environment

Rare green win: House defeats ‘Extinction Rider’
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/07/27/rare-green-win-house-defeats-extinction-rider/
Late Spring Farmers Reap Different Crops From Cold, Wet Northwest Weather
http://kuow.org/program.php?id=24018
Dead whale on Bremerton beach very emaciated
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/07/27/2118441/dead-gray-whale-on-bremerton-beach.html
Special Delivery Savings
http://www.distributedenergy.com/blogs/de-editors-blog/special-delivery-savings-84193.aspx

Tribes

New Washington State Law Lifts Critical-Areas Protections on Agricultural Lands
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/07/new-washington-state-law-lifts-critical-areas-protections-on-agricultural-lands/
Tribal Canoe Journey and Science Connect in Salish Sea
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/tribal-canoe-journey-and-science-connect-in-salish/

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