November 16, 2011

Public Policy

County commissioners approve planning policies
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/15/county-commissioners-approve-planning-policies/
City mulls over medical marijuana gardens
http://blogs.northkitsapherald.com/poulsbobeat/city-mulls-over-medical-marijuana-gardens/405/
Trails through NK offer a variety of benefits, people say
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/15/trails-through-nk-offer-a-variety-of-benefits/#ixzz1dsAClJbr
Gregoire Appoints Supreme Court Justice Vocal On Racial Disparities
http://news.opb.org/article/gregoire_appoints_supreme_court_justice_vocal_on_racial_disparities/

Elections

Hand recount likely in Port Orchard mayor’s race
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/15/hand-recount-likely-in-port-orchard-mayors-race/#ixzz1dsEJsycI
New boundaries set for Kitsap County commissioner districts
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/15/new-boundaries-set-for-kitsap-county-districts/#ixzz1dsAiNbCP

Business/Economy

Small businesses applaud introduction of Marketplace Fairness Act
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2011-11-14/small_businesses_applaud_introduction_of_marketplace_fairness_act
Despite construction, Winslow Way businesses show signs of recovery
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/15/despite-construction-winslow-way-businesses-show/#ixzz1ds9C0qVi
State should trade in clunker of a tax loophole
http://crosscut.com/2011/11/16/washington/21540/State-should-trade-in-clunker-of-a-tax-loophole/
So, just how are things between Boeing and state?
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/11/16/1908101/so-just-how-are-things-between.html#ixzz1dsTslBUp
Costco Conference Call with Grocers Fails to End Dispute Over Liquor Privatization
http://publicola.com/2011/11/15/costco-conference-call-with-grocers-fails-to-end-dispute-over-liquor-privatization/
Study: More recycling could add 1.5 million U.S. jobs
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2011/11/recyling-creates-jobs-cuts-pollution/1?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+UsatodaycomNation-TopStories+(News+-+Nation+-+Top+Stories)
How much impact does regulation actually have on jobs?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/On-the-Economy/2011/1114/How-much-impact-does-regulation-actually-have-on-jobs
Nearly half in Congress are millionaires, including Cantwell
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/11/15/1907527/nearly-half-in-congress-are-millionaires.html#ixzz1dsTNmfsm

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

City of Shelton Considering Sewer Rate Increase
http://masoncountydailynews.com/news/news-page/18263-city-considering-sewer-rate-increase
PG&E solar projects concern Fresno County leaders
http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/11/12/2612682/solar-projects-in-fresno-county.html
Gold rush of federal subsidies for clean energy
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2016748711_cleanenergy12.html
Wind Electricity To Be Fully Competitive With Natural Gas by 2016, Says Bloomberg New Energy Finance
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/11/wind-electricity-to-be-fully-competitive-with-natural-gas-by-2016-says-bloomberg-new-energy-finance?cmpid=rss
Energy Efficiency: The New “First Fuel”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-yergin/energy-efficiency-_b_1084604.html
How to save on Christmas lights
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Simple-Dollar/2011/1115/How-to-save-on-Christmas-lights
Seattle, UW, bringing high-speed internet to UW neighborhoods
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2011/11/14/seattle-uw-bringing-high-speed.html
Google says Gmail and Google+ are keys to its strategy on the cloud
http://www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_19335618
Will Cloud Computing Make Everything (and Everyone) Work Harder?
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/will-cloud-computing-make-everything-and-everyone-work-harder/?partner=rss&emc=rss
City Council hikes water rate 9 percent to offset conservation-related decline
http://www.issaquahpress.com/2011/11/15/city-hikes-water-rate-9-percent/
Energy Efficiency Investments- The Reality Behind The ‘Job Killing’ Sound Bite
http://blogs.edf.org/energyexchange/2011/11/15/energy-efficiency-investments-the-reality-behind-the-%E2%80%98job-killing%E2%80%99-sound-bite/
Panasonic Designs Energy Efficient LED Bulb That Looks Like an Incandescent
http://inhabitat.com/panasonic-designs-energy-efficient-led-bulb-that-looks-like-an-incandescent/

Environment

Coal-export plan survives election cliffhangers
http://crosscut.com/2011/11/16/coal-ports/21563/Coal-export-plan-survives-election-cliffhangers-/
Study: More recycling could add 1.5 million U.S. jobs
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2011/11/recyling-creates-jobs-cuts-pollution/1?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+UsatodaycomNation-TopStories+(News+-+Nation+-+Top+Stories
PNNL confirms air pollution impacts climate
http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2011/11/pnnl-confirms-air-pollution-impacts.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+sbo_articles+(Sustainable+Business+Oregon+Articles)
Biofuel flights are off the ground, but can the industry get enough?
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Bio-fuel-can-airlines-get-enough—133626253.html
Murray, Dicks present version of Olympic National Park wilderness additions
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20111116/sports/311169985/murray-dicks-present-version-of-olympic-national-park-wilderness

Transportation

Poulsbo mayor wants Kitsap Transit to give away bus rides to the needy
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/15/poulsbo-mayor-wants-kitsap-transit-to-give-away/#ixzz1ds8y8cwo
Washington state ferries 97 percent on time
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/11/15/2272000/washington-state-ferries-97-percent.html

Schools/Education

NKSD: District selected to pilot new teacher/principal evaluation
http://www.nkschools.org/nkschools/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=421746
CKSD to host public hearing on director district boundaries
http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/News/PDF/DirectorDistrictBoundariesHearing.pdf
CKSD 2012-13 Budget Development
http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/budgetdevelopment2012-13.aspx

Community/Social Services

Conferences planned to address issues surrounding suicide
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/15/putting-a-bump-in-the-road-for-people-driven-to/

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