December 14, 2011

Public Policy

Constitutionality of espresso stand lewd conduct ordinance questioned
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/13/constitutionality-of-espresso-stand-lewd-conduct/#ixzz1gVuhxoOE
Council meeting doesn’t include Matthes taking oath of office
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/135472033.html
Financial woes might close Sylvan Way post office
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/13/financial-woes-might-close-sylvan-way-post/#ixzz1gVv7XKfu
2 familiar faces leave Port of Bremerton
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/13/2-familiar-faces-leave-port-of-bremerton/
Murray, Cantwell criticize Obama on contraceptives
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/12/13/murray-cantwell-criticize-obama-on-contraceptives/
A cellphone ban for drivers? Don’t count on it in Washington
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017008888_cellphone14m.html

Business/Economy

85,000 people in state expected to lose unemployment benefits
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/85-000-people-in-state-to-lose-unemployment-2399611.php#ixzz1gW2aGBrC
Tuesday Jolt: Sen. Patty Murray
http://publicola.com/2011/12/13/tuesday-jolt-sen-patty-murray/
WA House approves budget proposal
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/12/13/2310196/wa-house-approves-budget-proposal.html
Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/12/12/143459793/who-are-the-young-farmers-of-generation-organic?ft=1&f=1001

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Four finalists pegged for Bremerton public works job
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/13/four-finalists-pegged-for-bremerton-public-works/#ixzz1gVvny82o
Port Orchard City Council accelerates water rate increases to pay for well repairs
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/135561348.html
Mason County PUD 3 Adopts $57 Million 2012 Budget
http://www.masonpud3.org/newsdisplay.aspx?newsid=954
PNNL studies storing wind power underground
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/12/11/1940973/pnnl-studies-storing-wind-power.html
Cow manure to power new King County plant
http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=592603
PG&E CEO lays off solar investor group
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2011/12/pge-ceo-lays-off-solar-investor-group.html
Solar-powered Seattle home uses clever, quirky ways to be green
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2011/12/09/solar-powered-home-uses-clever-quirky.html
EPA To Unveil Stricter Rules For Power Plants
http://www.npr.org/2011/12/13/143592187/epa-to-unveil-new-rules-for-power-plants?ft=1&f=1001
6 Easy Ways to Save Water and Money During the Holidays
http://southtampa.patch.com/articles/6-easy-ways-to-save-water-and-money-during-the-holidays

Environment

Rare sighting of blue whales off Wash. coast
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Rare-sighting-of-blue-whales-off-Wash-coast-135520128.html
EPA To Unveil Stricter Rules For Power Plants
http://www.npr.org/2011/12/13/143592187/epa-to-unveil-new-rules-for-power-plants?ft=1&f=1001
Bellingham group sues company over clean-water
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/12/13/2309944/bellingham-group-sues-company.html

Transportation

Martinac sends counter-offer in attempt to keep ferry work
http://blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2011/12/13/martinac-sends-counter-offer-in-attempt-to-keep-ferry-work/#ixzz1gWAmhKJV
Task force says state needs billions for transportation
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/12/14/1912723/task-force-says-state-needs-billions.html#ixzz1gWBaWp3J

Schools/Education

Gregoire’s education reform proposals piloted in North Mason, Bremerton
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/13/gregoires-education-reform-proposals-piloted-in/#ixzz1gVuwcBfL
Making sense of food
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/135551653.html

Military

Canadian submarine visiting Bangor base
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/13/canadian-submarine-visiting-bangor-base/
Unemployed sailors on the job hunt
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/135551333.html
Federal hiring of vets hits 20-year high
http://kitsapnavynews.com/blog/federal-hiring-of-vets-hits-20-year-high/1082/
Speaking of military families
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/peninsular-thinking/2011/12/14/speaking-of-military-families/

Tribes

When it comes to salmon, tribes get creative
http://crosscut.com/2011/12/14/animals-wildlife/21675/When-it-comes-to-salmon%2C-tribes-get-creative-/
Tribal casino? Not so fast
http://bostonglobe.com/opinion/2011/12/13/tribal-casino-not-fast/cCbUuwOLvkDQ6QyX11E6wK/story.html

Community/Social Services

Cold weather shelter in need of volunteers
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/13/cold-weather-shelter-in-need-of-volunteers/
State budget cuts hurt local HIV/AIDS Foundation
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/135551408.html

KitsapKudos

The Nate Berkus Show to feature Big Valley light display
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/peninsular-thinking/2011/12/13/the-nate-berkus-show-to-feature-big-valley-light-display/#ixzz1gVvLW2c7

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