January 5, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

The Costs of Reuse
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/blogs/The_Costs_of_Reuse_1220.aspx
Oregon Farmers Saving Water As State Confronts Mounting Challenge
http://news.opb.org/article/oregon-farmers-saving-water-state-confronts-mounting-challenge/
RainScaping Education Station at Quiet Waters
http://greaterannapolis.patch.com/articles/rainscaping-education-station-at-quiet-waters

Public Policy

Remembering Theodore Spearman: ‘A gentleman’ on and off the bench
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/kitsap-judge-theodore-spearman-dies-from-brain/#ixzz1iadWAMso
Port of Poulsbo talks construction, city’s Shoreline Master plan at Jan. 5 meeting
http://blogs.northkitsapherald.com/poulsbobeat/port-of-poulsbo-talks-construction-citys-shoreline-master-plan-at-jan-5-meeting/463/
Bremerton swears in new council members
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/bremerton-swears-in-new-council-members/
Gregoire announces support for same-sex marriage bill: Video
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Gregoire-announces-support-for-same-sex-marriage-bill-136679228.html
Washington’s Senate will be the battleground for legalizing gay marriage
http://crosscut.com/2012/01/04/rights-ethics/21764/Washington-s-Senate-will-be-the-battleground-for-legalizing-gay-marriage-/
Bainbridge cop’s Facebook post may have cost department chance to add officer
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/bainbridge-cops-facebook-post-may-have-cost-to/#ixzz1iaaRaX7T
Seaquist doubts viability of vets and human service bill
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-caucus/2012/01/04/seaquist-doubts-viability-of-vets-and-human-service-bill/#ixzz1iabMwDH2

Elections

Poll: Washington Voters Split On Legalizing Marijuana
http://news.opb.org/article/poll-washington-voters-split-legalizing-marijuana/

Business/Economy

Kitsap home prices continue big slip
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/kitap-home-prices-continue-big-slip/
Even As Unemployment Drops, Demand For Food Stamps Rises Across Northwest
http://www.kuow.org/northwestnews.php?storyID=144499316
Social media management gets added to job descriptions
http://kpbj.com/headlines/business_tools/2012-01-04/social_media_management_gets_added_to_job_descriptions
Regulators warn of social media scams
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/05/1969901/regulators-warn-of-social-media.html#storylink=cpy
Gravitec confirms it will leave Bainbridge Island for Poulsbo
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/gravitec-confirms-it-will-leave-bainbridge-for/#ixzz1iab7hKGT
Washington: the growth state?
http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20728/Washington%3A-the-growth-state–/
WA to gain, lose jobs in Boeing moves
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/01/04/2336097/wa-to-gain-lose-jobs-in-boeing.html#storylink=cpy
Women’s Work
http://publicola.com/2012/01/04/womens-work/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Governor’s Office Shies Away From Energy-Initiative Battle, but Legislature May Not Give Up So Easily
http://www.washingtonstatewire.com/home/13289-governor%E2%80%99s_office_shies_away_from_energy_initiative_battle_but_legislature_may_not_give_up_so_easily.htm
Oregon Community Wind Finds Seattle Market
http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/01/oregon-community-wind-finds-seattle-market/
Plan would boot PSE in favor of Thurston public utility district
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/04/1970015/plan-would-boot-pse-in-favor-of.html#storylink=cpy
The Tale of Two Electrical Outlets
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/01/04/the-tale-of-two-electrical-outlets/
The Sun, the Wind, and Energy Storage
http://www.distributedenergy.com/DE/blogs/The_Sun_the_Wind_and_Energy_Storage_1222.aspx
Cascade Water Alliance outlines long-term regional water supply
http://www.issaquahpress.com/2012/01/03/cascade-water-alliance-outlines-long-term-regional-water-supply/
Work begins to empty another Hanford tank
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/03/1967377/work-begins-to-empty-another-hanford.html#storylink=cpy
Ancient Droughts, Modern Dilemmas
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/blogs/Ancient_Droughts_Modern_Dilemmas_1223.aspx
Is wind power holding electricity costs down?
http://www.evwind.es/noticias.php?id_not=15612
What’s up with Google and biomass power?
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/whats-up-with-google-and-biomass-power/
Wind Farm Applies for First Golden Eagle ‘Take Permit’
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/wind-farm-applies-for-first-golden-eagle-take-perm/
Solar Panels Compete With Cheap Natural Gas
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/05/144526652/solar-panels-compete-with-cheap-natural-gas

Environment

Forest and streams protected in Union River area
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/forest-and-streams-protected-in-union-river-area/#ixzz1iaaxJriT
A few answers regarding sea level rise
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/
Wind Farm Applies for First Golden Eagle ‘Take Permit’
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/wind-farm-applies-for-first-golden-eagle-take-perm/
Boeing employees find 10 ways to make 777 deliveries easier on environment
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120102/BIZ/701029983/1005#10-steps-to-greener-777s

Schools/Education

WA Supreme Court to rule on school funding case
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/05/1970047/wa-supreme-court-to-rule-on-school.html
CKSD 2012-13 Budget Development
http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/budgetdevelopment2012-13.aspx

Military

Flags to be flown at half-staff Jan. 5 for fallen solider
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=30671&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55
VA pursuing larger outpatient clinic in Bremerton
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/va-pursuing-larger-outpatient-clinic-in/
Seaquist doubts viability of vets and human service bill
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-caucus/2012/01/04/seaquist-doubts-viability-of-vets-and-human-service-bill/#ixzz1iabMwDH2

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