November 1, 2011

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Gray Water Use
http://agwaterstewards.org/index.php/Resource-Center-Articles/gray_water_use/
FYI: Reclaimed Water
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/reclaim/index.html

Elections

Decision day nears: On Nov. 8, Elliott or Kirschner will be a port commissioner
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/132929783.html
Republicans Scoff at Gore’s Inslee Fundraiser
http://publicola.com/2011/10/31/republicans-scoff-at-gores-inslee-fundraiser/
Cantwell up, Congress down in new survey
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/10/31/cantwell-up-congress-down-in-new-survey/
Poll shows voters split on initiatives, McKenna with lead in gov’s race
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2016658529_poll_shows_voters_split_on_ini.html

Business/Economy

Herald’s parent company buys Peninsula Daily News
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/132959693.html
In addition to PDN, Sequim and Forks weekly newspapers sold, too
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20111101/NEWS/111109999/in-addition-to-pdn-sequim-and-forks-weekly-newspapers-sold-too
Kitsap County prosecutor, auditor steamed about proposed budget cuts
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/31/county-prosecutor-auditor-steamed-about-budget/#ixzz1cSBrYxxN
Bay Hay receives Washington Green 50 award
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2011-10-31/bay_hay_receives_washington_green_50_award
Vacuum-like Harvester Gives Hope To Apple Growers Short Of Skilled Workers
http://news.opb.org/article/vacuum-like_harvester_gives_hope_to_apple_growers_short_of_skilled_workers/
Bainbridge ready to spend $2 million ferry settlement
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/31/bainbridge-ready-to-spend-2-million-ferry/#ixzz1cSC73UQ2
Gates Foundation announces leadership change
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/31/1859281/gates-foundation-announces-leadership.html
Attorney General reminds homeowners to avoid new foreclosure rescue scammers
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2011-10-31/attorney_general_reminds_homeowners_to_avoid_new_foreclosure_rescue_scamm
Unions at Kimberly-Clark reach deal with potential buyer, but face many lost jobs
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20111031/BIZ/710319867/1005#Unions-at-Kimberly-Clark-reach-deal-with-potential-buyer-but-face-many-lost-jobs

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

A foothold in solar, but what now?
http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/oct/30/a-foothold-in-solar-but-what-now/
Idaho wind companies get 2nd chance to build projects
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/10/30/1859100/wind-companies-get-2nd-chance.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IdahostatesmancomLocalNews+%28IdahoStatesman.com+Local+News%29#ixzz1cSLxA4X4
Portland Begins Curbside Composting
http://news.opb.org/article/portland-begins-curbside-composting-monday/
Cascade Natural Gas rates going down this winter
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/11/01/2252041/cascade-natural-gas-rates-going.html#ixzz1cSOcI0W2
Belfair Water District Cash Flow Problem
http://www.masoncountydailynews.com/news/news-page/17295-belfair-water-district-cash-flow-problem
Jackson Hydro Receives Low Impact Certification
http://www.snohomishtimes.com/snohomishNEWS.cfm?inc=story&newsID=1972
Other states could learn from our efforts to save energy
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/29/1856570/other-states-could-learn-from.html#ixzz1cSW7S7Ue
Big Data, Speed and the Future of Computing
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/big-data-speed-and-the-future-of-computing/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Environment

Orcas expected to follow chum salmon
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/31/orcas-expected-to-follow-chum-salmon/
Port of Poulsbo raises concerns over shoreline update
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/132925843.html
Local, regional trail plans moving forward
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/132926223.html
Dam removal: No one has a model of how to go forward
http://crosscut.com/2011/11/01/environment/21496/Dam-removal:-no-one-has-a-model-of-how-to-go-forward/
‘Sustainability’ and other fuzzy, turn-off words
http://crosscut.com/2011/11/01/environment/21488/-Sustainability–and-other-fuzzy%2C-turn-off-words/

Transportation

New state ferry delivered to Washington
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/10/31/2251864/new-state-ferry-delivered-to-washington.html
SoundRunner begins using ORCA on Nov. 1
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/132931208.html
New Manette ‘egg-about’ going round
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2011-10-31/new_manette_egg_about_going_round

Schools/Education

Crownhill, East Port Orchard elementaries earn special honors
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/31/crownhill-east-port-orchard-earn-special-honors/#ixzz1cSCGnfDI
KHS art included in mall medallions
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/132947058.html
WA prepaid tuition opens for new enrollment
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Wash-prepaid-tuition-opens-for-new-enrollment-2245384.php
Students could save millions on open source textbooks
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20111031/NEWS03/710319802#Students-could-save-millions-on-open-source-textbooks

Military

Navy officer from Poulsbo overcomes ambush, receives award
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/31/navy-officer-from-poulsbo-overcomes-ambush-award/#ixzz1cSCRxj3P

Tribes

Suquamish Olalla Neighbors celebrate 10 years of bridge building
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/132925568.html
$19K raised for new Port Gamble S’Klallam preschool
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/132930553.html

Community/Social Services

Neighbors helping neighbors: ShareNet’s client base is growing
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/132930118.html
Soroptimists to host annual auction and dinner gala on November 4th
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2011-10-31/soroptimists_to_host_annual_auction_and_dinner_gala_on_november_4th

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