September 29, 2011

Public Policy/Elections

Bainbridge denies closed-door civil service commission meetings were illegal
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/sep/28/city-denies-closed-door-civil-service-commission/#ixzz1ZLIB4ZmK
Gregoire on liquor privatization: Not right for Washington
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/09/28/gregoire-on-liquor-privatization-not-right-for-washington/

Business/Economy

Bremerton company to do $20 million remodel of Bangor barracks
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/sep/28/bremerton-company-to-do-20-million-remodel-of/#ixzz1ZLJAtKDf
Implications for companies sponsoring Employee Healthcare Plans
http://kpbj.com/headlines/business_tools/2011-09-28/implications_for_companies_sponsoring_employee_healthcare_plans

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Nuclear plant back on grid after long outage
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/09/28/1659298/nuclear-plant-back-on-grid-after.html#ixzz1ZLKK7aOY
Grant PUD commissioners approve rate increase distribution
http://www.gcpud.org/yourPud/newsRoom/newsreleases/2011/092711%20Revenue%20Increase.html
Power costs get passed along
http://www.forestgrovenewstimes.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=131717711555703900
Inside Seattle’s Super-Eco Homes: The Ultimate Water Saver
http://seattlemag.com/article/lifestyle/home-garden/ultimate-water-saver
Inside Seattle’s Super-Eco Homes: Super Efficient Energy
http://seattlemag.com/article/lifestyle/home-garden/super-efficient-energy
Data center campus joins existing Wash. centers
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/09/28/1843613/data-center-campus-joins-existing.html
10 Minutes With Kevin McCray
http://www.bcwaternews.com/bcwn/QA/mccray/QA_mccray.html
Stormwater solutions
http://www.westlinntidings.com/features/story.php?story_id=131662348576001400
LOTT to kick off $50 million basin work: Much of project for new sediment tanks that meet standards to be completed in 2012
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/09/27/1816365/lott-set-to-kick-off-50-million.html#ixzz1ZLGpFkJa
The Rain Tax
http://www.stormh2o.com/blogs/sw-editors-blog/the-rain-tax-86330.aspx
Farmers Harvesting The Power of Solar Energy
http://theenergycollective.com/energynow/66136/farmers-harvesting-power-solar-energy
Yes, Amazon watchers, it’s a tablet
http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20566/Yes%2C-Amazon-watchers%2C-it-s-a-tablet/
FCC sued over new Internet rules
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/09/28/2205940/fcc-sued-over-new-internet-rules.html

Environment

Olympic National Forest clearcuts sought in exchange for Wild Olympics
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110928/news/309289994/olympic-national-forest-clearcuts-sought-in-exchange-for-wild-olympics
Census: Seattle bike commuting rises 22% in 1 year, city claims #2 spot in US
http://seattlebikeblog.com/2011/09/27/census-seattle-bike-commuting-rises-22-in-1-year-city-claims-2-spot-in-us/
Sen. Cantwell to declare coastal radar operational
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/09/28/2205918/sen-cantwell-to-declare-coastal.html
Two local lakes affected by toxic, blue-green algal blooms
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/09/28/1843476/two-local-lakes-affected-by-toxic.html#ixzz1ZLVF2hk2
Clean-water violations to cost Trident $2.5M
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/09/29/1844468/clean-water-violations-to-cost.html
Environmentalists cast doubts on biofuel plans
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016349230_biofuels29m.html

Transportation

Tell state officials what you think about Washington’s transportation network and how to pay for it
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=30114&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55

Schools/Education

Central Kitsap School District begins work of cutting $6.8M
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/sep/28/central-kitsap-school-district-begins-work-of/#ixzz1ZLI0OsMZ
NKSD: Board approves adding teachers to alleviate large class sizes
http://www.nkschools.org/nkschools/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=416916
NKSD: Community budget meetings scheduled for October 4 and 11
http://www.nkschools.org/nkschools/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=416279

Community/Social Services

Young chefs learn joy of cooking in Bainbridge program
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/sep/28/young-chefs-learns-joy-of-cooking-in-bainbridge/#ixzz1ZLIilKEH

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