October 19, 2011

Public Policy

Kitsap County’s shoreline land grab appealed to U.S. Supreme Court
http://www.pacificlegal.org/page.aspx?pid=1716
Gorton, Democrats differ over putting Port Townsend in Kitsap legislative district
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20111018/news/310189991/gorton-democrats-differ-over-putting-port-townsend-in-kitsap
Bremerton sergeant is selected as new deputy police chief of Poulsbo
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/news/132087078.html
Bainbridge oversight committee has no members now
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/18/bainbridge-oversight-committee-has-no-members/

Elections

From police to roads, Bainbridge City Council candidates want change
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/18/from-police-to-roads-bainbridge-city-council/#ixzz1bEHtMwMu
Inslee supports long-term care initiative, opposes tolling and liquor measures
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2016540710_post_4.html
Alcohol wholesalers give another $3.4 mil to fight privatized booze
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/10/18/alcohol-wholesalers-give-another-3-4-mil-to-fight-privatized-booze/
Rove appearance sparks partisan dueling
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2016541792_rove20m.html
WA voters asked to boost caregiver training again
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/WA-voters-asked-to-boost-caregiver-training-again-2224434.php#ixzz1bENyEjy9

Business/Economy

Bainbridge Island-based magazine finds a movement to match its mission
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/18/bainbridge-island-based-magazine-finds-a-to-its/#ixzz1bEIM0f70
The rise of the farm-cation
http://crosscut.com/2011/10/19/agriculture/21413/The-rise-of-the-farm-cation/
Social Security recipients to receive 3.6 pct. cost-of-living increase, first since 2009
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Social-Security-recipients-to-receive-3-6-pct-2225760.php#ixzz1bEOVeEV1

Collaborative Communities/Innovative Partnerships

Pope Resources North Kitsap Trails Meeting – It’s Your Backyard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS_LurLUqA0&noredirect=1

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Tracyton lane gets upgrade to ‘green’ status
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/18/tracyton-lane-gets-upgrade-to-green-status/
Hanford safety issues dog new plant
http://crosscut.com/2011/10/19/hanford/21440/Hanford-safety-issues-dog-new-plant/
The (Blue) Elephant in the room
http://www.waterefficiency.net/blogs/we-editors-blog/theblue-elephant-in-the-room-87093.aspx
John’s Prairie Water Agreement Ready
http://www.masoncountydailynews.com/news/news-page/16526-johns-prairie-water-agreement-ready
Solar market scouts for cash as subsidies fade
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/18/us-solar-finance-idUSTRE79H6FB20111018
Occupy Wall Street protesters use a graywater system
http://www.watercache.com/blog/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-protesters-use-graywater-reuse-system/
Apple employees to celebrate Jobs, stores to close
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Apple-employees-to-celebrate-Jobs-stores-to-close-2225503.php#ixzz1bEOvSD8O

Environment

Cherry Point’s coal debate: new fight on a site with stormy history
http://crosscut.com/2011/10/19/coal-ports/21414/Cherry-Point-s-coal-debate:-new-fight-on-a-site-with-stormy-history-/
Scientists To Survey Northwest Waters For Alarming Salmon Virus
http://news.opb.org/article/scientists_to_survey_northwest_waters_for_alarming_salmon_virus/

Transportation

Kitsap County official, shipyard accept Commute Smart Awards
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/18/kitsap-county-official-shipyard-accept-commute/#ixzz1bEDswjg6
Road work will close Jackson Avenue near Lund overnight Thursday
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/poi/news/132063433.html
Washington State Ferries study find fewer frequent riders in past decade
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/18/washington-state-ferries-study-find-fewer-riders/#ixzz1bEIXKM20
State Route 3 rock stabilization work complete
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/poi/news/132062543.html
Eyman initiative targets tolls; state leaders balk
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/17/1841873/eyman-now-targeting-tolls-state.html

Schools/Education

North Mason School District taking voters’ pulse on possible higher taxes
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/18/north-mason-school-district-taking-voters-pulse/#ixzz1bEHCjxGx
2 boys, 10, arrested after gun found at school
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/2-boys-10-arrested-after-gun-found-at-school-2225671.php#ixzz1bENa01RX
State applies for $60 million in federal preschool dollars
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20111019/NEWS03/710199840#State-applies-for-%252460-million-in-federal-preschool-dollars

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