December 30, 2011

Public Policy

NKF&R wages capped for next three years
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/136405418.html

Elections

Candidates line up for Wash. congressional seats
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/12/29/2329219/candidates-line-up-for-wash-congressional.html
Marijuana supporters have collected more than 340,000 signatures for Initiative 502
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20111229/NEWS03/712299856#Marijuana-supporters-have-collected-more-than-340000-signatures-for-Initiative-502
Court Halts Washington Limits On Late Ballot Donations
http://news.opb.org/article/court-halts-washington-limits-late-ballot-donations/
Patty Murray: Defend my single seatmate
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/12/29/patty-murray-defend-my-single-seatmate/

Business/Economy

Old Sandpiper location in Silverdale bustling once again
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/29/old-sandpiper-location-in-silverdale-bustling/#ixzz1i1TeyTS6
The flowing spirits of Bainbridge Island
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/136401868.html
Silverdale Planned Parenthood forced to shut down
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136381998.html
Highest state minimum wage, but not highest in country
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/12/29/1961885/highest-state-minimum-wage-but.html#storylink=cpy
Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/12/29/2329048/verizon-wireless-to-charge-2-for.html
2011 ending on ‘up note,’ economists say
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20111230/BIZ/712309914/1005#2011-ending-on-up-note-economists-say

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Judge calls runoff standards inadequate
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Judge-calls-runoff-standards-inadequate-2431091.php
Washington council won’t revisit approval of wind farm visible from Columbia Gorge Scenic Area
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/12/washington_council_wont_revisi.html
Going Green: 10 Simple Steps to Improve the Planet
http://coronadelmar.patch.com/articles/twelve-ways-to-go-green-in-2012
Here’s a light bulb primer to meet new standards
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/dec/30/heres-a-light-bulb-primer-to-meet-new-standards/
Energy Efficiency in 2011: Progress on Many Fronts, Treading Water on Others
http://theenergycollective.com/aceee/73315/energy-efficiency-2011-progress-many-fronts-treading-water-others
4 Ways The Military Is Saving Energy
http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/12/4-ways-the-military-is-saving-energy/
Top 10 clean energy stories of 2011
http://www.grist.org/renewable-energy/2011-12-28-top-10-clean-energy-stories-of-2011
9 smart grid predictions for 2012
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/9-smart-grid-predictions-for-2012/
The Joy of Quiet
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-quiet.html?_r=2&ref=opinion

Environment

Record year likely for Puget Sound sport crabbing
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/28/record-year-likely-for-puget-sound-sport/?partner=RSS
UBC researchers try to improve the green footprints of green roofs
http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/researchers+improve+green+footprints+green+roofs/5916351/story.html

Transportation

Curley Creek bridge opening tentatively set for early February
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/29/curley-creek-bridge-opening-tentatively-set-for/#ixzz1i1TulXrS
Port of Port Townsend accepts grant to build passenger ferry
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20111230/news/312309995/port-of-port-townsend-accepts-grant-to-build-passenger-ferry

Military

Occupy group plans to picket Bangor base
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136382043.html
4 Ways The Military Is Saving Energy
http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/12/4-ways-the-military-is-saving-energy/

Community/Social Services

New Year’s Eve 2011 — Not everyone is going to Seattle for festivities
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136382873.html
Still Plunging after all these years
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/29/still-plunging-after-all-these-years/

KitsapReview 2011

2011 top stories: Bridge, Bay Vista and YMCA brought new beginnings in 2011
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/29/2011-top-stories-bridge-bay-vista-and-ymca-new/#ixzz1i1TKEKID
Best of 2011: Scientists zero in on culprits behind Puget Sound water problems
http://crosscut.com/2011/12/30/environment/21741/Best-of-2011:-Scientists-zero-in-on-culprits-behind-Puget-Sound-water-problems-/
Top 11 of 2011
http://daily.sightline.org/2011/12/22/top-11-of-2011/
Top 10 clean energy stories of 2011
http://www.grist.org/renewable-energy/2011-12-28-top-10-clean-energy-stories-of-2011

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