January 6, 2012

Public Policy

Bainbridge council takes first look at proposed ban on plastic bags
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/05/bainbridge-council-takes-first-look-at-proposed/#ixzz1igPQyiU9
Islanders grieve over loss of beloved Judge Spearman
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/136778848.html
Battle brewing over center for homeless teens in Poulsbo
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/05/battle-brewing-over-center-for-homeless-teens-in/#ixzz1igPAiRn4
Gregoire to bypass AG, seek ruling on tax voting
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120105/NEWS03/701059792#Gov.-Gregoire-to-bypass-AG-seek-ruling-on-tax-voting

Elections

Silverdale incorporation petition certified by county — Pro-incorporation group plans for a spring 2012 special election
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136766553.html
Why the state’s redistricting plan counts as a success
http://crosscut.com/2012/01/06/washington/21761/Why-the-state-s-redistricting-plan-counts-as-a-success/
McKenna to speak in Silverdale next week
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/05/mckenna-to-speak-in-silverdale-next-week/
McKenna, Inslee Spar on Health Care Reform
http://publicola.com/2012/01/05/mckenna-inslee-spar-on-health-care-reform/
Inslee says he hasn’t agreed to AWB debate in June
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/05/1971007/inslee-says-he-hasnt-agreed-to.html

Business/Economy

26th District legislators discuss state’s budget challenges
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/136795128.html
Farmers Market, Viking Ave. property owner talks ‘positive’
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/136778188.html
U.S. patent awarded to local company
http://kpbj.com/headlines/news_briefs/2012-01-05/us_patent_awarded_to_local_company
New Bainbridge council in no rush to spend ferry settlement
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/05/new-bainbridge-council-in-no-rush-to-spend-ferry/#ixzz1igPmCFvD
Freshman Democrats Introduce 1 Percent Income Tax Proposal
http://publicola.com/2012/01/05/freshman-democrats-introduce-1-percent-income-tax-proposal/
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to host career fair
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136767628.html
Farm business planning course beginning mid-January
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136764323.html
Harrison Medical Center’s stroke program recognized for outstanding care
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136767543.html
Gregoire proposes state-run business tax system
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/01/05/2337784/gregoire-proposes-state-run-business.html#storylink=cpy

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Mason County PUD 3 Receives Seventh Consecutive International Financial Reporting Award
http://www.masonpud3.org/Newsdisplay.aspx?NewsID=957
A Huge Waste of Energy: Half of Washington’s energy goes up in smoke.
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/01/05/a-huge-waste-of-energy/
Feds approve transmission line for wind project in East Oregon
http://djcoregon.com/news/2012/01/04/feds-approve-transmission-line-for-wind-project-in-east-oregon/
Lowe’s kicks off smart energy home push
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/lowes-kicks-off-smart-energy-home-push/
US natural gas supplies shrank last week
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/US-natural-gas-supplies-shrank-last-week-2443212.php
Unboxing Nest’s learning thermostat: VIDEO
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/unboxing-nests-learning-thermostat/
2012: The Year Of Energy Management?
http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/01/2012-the-year-of-energy-management/
VIDEO: Kid Genius Sparks Worldwide Solar Energy Debate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf0wEmgsz7s

Environment

Bainbridge council takes first look at proposed ban on plastic bags
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/05/bainbridge-council-takes-first-look-at-proposed/#ixzz1igPQyiU9
New Bucklin Hill bridge to improve Clear Creek estuary about a year out
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136768763.html
EPA: Northwest Releases More Than 100 Million Tons Of Toxic Chemicals
http://news.opb.org/article/epa-northwest-releases-more-100-tons-toxic-chemicals/
Forest and streams protected in Union River area
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/04/forest-and-streams-protected-in-union-river-area/#ixzz1igONZW2F
Sport crabbing season closed
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136766288.html

Transportation

New ferry Kennewick joining Washington fleet
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/01/06/1937902/new-ferry-kennewick-joining-washington.html
Rounding the way — Construction on new Silverdale roundabout expected to begin by May 2012
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136768938.html

Schools/Education

High court: State isn’t fully funding education
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/education/2017166784_edruling06m.html
Farm business planning course beginning mid-January
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136764323.html

Military

Working against Bremerton’s veteran unemployment
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136764668.html
Military to be pared, but not necessarily in Kitsap
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/05/military-to-be-pared-but-not-necessarily-here/#ixzz1igP0bdDL
NUWC to salute MLK
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/jan/05/nuwc-salute-mlk/
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to host career fair
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136767628.html
Sailors help out at Sally’s Camp Two
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/jan/05/sailors-help-out-sallys-camp-two/
Kitsap, Everett Navy lodging receives 5-star rating
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/jan/05/kitsap-everett-navy-lodging-receives-5-star-rating/

Community/Social Services

New Central Kitsap fire station
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/136764823.html
Lillian Walker, the ‘soul’ of Bremerton, dies at 98
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/05/lillian-walker-the-soul-of-bremerton-dies-at-98/#ixzz1igPKUYQK
Decade of city service ends
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/136776738.html
CK swimmer hosting benefit Saturday for Alzheimer’s awareness
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-preps/2012/01/05/ck-swimmer-hosting-benefit-saturday-for-alzheimers-awareness/#ixzz1igQU1aXP
Sailors help out at Sally’s Camp Two
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/jan/05/sailors-help-out-sallys-camp-two/

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