January 3, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

GREEN: Denver Water Will Pay You to Save Water — Really!
http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/business/industries/green-denver-water-will-pay-you-to-save-water-really/article_57562e9c-3367-11e1-beae-0019bb2963f4.html
Ford Motor Company sets water reduction goal
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/stories/ford-motor-company-sets-water-reduction-goal
UCLA water summit will look at desalination/reuse
http://www.desalination.biz/news/news_story.asp?id=6279&channel=0&title=UCLA+water+summit+will+look+at+desalination%2Freuse

Elections

Redistricting panel OKs new political maps
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Redistricting-panel-OKs-new-political-maps-2436458.php
Election year will test Indian engagement
http://crosscut.com/2012/01/03/tribes/21756/Election-year-will-test-Indian-engagement/
Looking ahead to 2012, election headlines should dominate
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/31/looking-ahead-to-2012-election-headlines-should/#ixzz1iFYX7TAk
The 2012 election: how we got here, here we go
http://crosscut.com/2012/01/02/elections/21752/The-2012-election:-how-we-got-here%2C-here-we-go/

Business/Economy

Minimum wage workers say increase will help a little, employers say it’ll hurt a lot
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/30/minimum-wage-workers-say-increase-will-help-a-a/#ixzz1iA9Rd08a
Definition of a state budget cut hard to pin down
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/01/02/2333356/definition-of-a-state-budget-cut.html#storylink=cpy
The ‘soul’ of Eagle Harbor Book Co. moves on after 20 years
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/31/the-soul-of-eagle-harbor-book-co-moves-on-after/#ixzz1iFYmGxAZ
Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café earns “A Place of Hospitality” certificate
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-01-02/monicas_waterfront_bakery_caf_earns_a_place_of_hospitality_certificate
Online gambling fight now about when, who — not if
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Online-gambling-fight-now-about-when-who-not-2437835.php
Workers put retirement on hold
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120101/NEWS03/701019892#Workers-put-retirement-on-hold
North Kitsap Occupy movement aims to find solutions
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/01/north-kitsap-occupy-movement-aims-to-find/#ixzz1iJtYoeTy
Bank of America severing some small-business credit lines
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120103/BIZ/701039945/1005#Bank-of-America-severing-some-small-business-credit-lines
Game is over at the Zone in Poulsbo
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/02/zone-sportsplex-in-poulsbo-to-close/#ixzz1iOpm1JMB
Beware of scams to fleece seniors
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120101/BIZ/701019955/1005#Beware-of-scams-to-fleece-seniors

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Belfair Water District employees guaranteed severance in last-minute contracts
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/30/belfair-water-district-employees-guaranteed-in/#ixzz1iA9asABz
Cities, tribe gain water rights
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/01/03/1933850/cities-tribe-gain-water-rights.html
Last sewer-outflow pollution worth $1B to stop?
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017147361_cso03m.html
12 smart grid startups to watch in 2012
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/12-smart-grid-startups-to-watch-in-2012/
How New Financing Models Could Make Solar the Facebook of the Energy Industry
http://www.forbes.com/sites/amywestervelt/2011/12/30/how-new-financing-models-could-make-solar-the-facebook-of-the-energy-industry/
Programmable Thermostats Can Help Reduce Energy Consumption
http://cmvlive.com/technology/programmable-thermostats-can-help-reduce-energy-consumption
ENERGY: Storage will make solar power reliable after sunset
http://www.pe.com/business/business-headlines/20120101-energy-storage-will-make-solar-power-reliable-after-sunset.ece
New light bulb laws go under the spotlight
http://blog.nrf.com/2011/12/22/new-light-bulb-laws-go-under-the-spotlight/
California water facilities reduce operating costs via solar
http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/california-water-facilities-reduce-operating-costs-via-solar_100005367/
New Year’s Resolutions for Eliminating Energy Waste
http://www.industryweek.com/articles/new_years_resolutions_for_eliminating_energy_waste_26257.aspx?SectionID=2

Environment

Pieces coming together for Kitsap Forest & Bay
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2011/12/31/pieces-coming-together-for-kitsap-forest-bay/#ixzz1iAAHfGkH
Duckabush Trail to remain closed into summer
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/dec/31/duckabush-trail-to-remain-closed-into-summer/

Transportation

Ferries switch to winter schedule on Sunday
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/136454573.html

Schools/Education

South Kitsap School District still faces uncertain budget issues
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/136403883.html
New school board members face big issues
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/02/new-school-board-members-face-big-issues/
New provost sees UW’s glass as half-full
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/education/2017142765_provost02m.html
UW mentoring program help dreams come true
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017147216_dreamproject03m.html

Military

Navy to hire local workers for second explosives handling wharf
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/01/navy-to-hire-local-workers-for-second-explosives/#ixzz1iJtAJiiq
Employment centers ready for exiting vets
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/02/employment-centers-prepared-for-exiting-vets/

Tribes

Election year will test Indian engagement
http://crosscut.com/2012/01/03/tribes/21756/Election-year-will-test-Indian-engagement/
WA cities, tribes gain water rights
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/03/1967472/wa-cities-tribes-gain-water-rights.html#storylink=cpy

Community/Social Services

Artist’s last mosaic donated to Marine Science Center
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/136453618.html
Fifth annual CVG show to feature over 130 artworks
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-01-02/fifth_annual_cvg_show_to_feature_over_130_artworks
Windermere West Sound agents help local residents
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/136453573.html
January First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Winslow
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-01-02/january_first_friday_art_walk_in_downtown_winslow
Kiwanis Club donates $20K to local organizations
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/136453538.html
Homeless teen drop-in center proposed for Poulsbo
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/02/homeless-teen-drop-in-center-proposed-for/

KitsapReview 2011

Kitsap Sun’s photos of the year
http://www.kitsapsun.com/photos/galleries/2011/dec/30/kitsap-suns-photos-year/
Our year in review | Slideshow
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/136433268.html

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