February 3, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Why we should all be drinking toilet water
http://grist.org/list/why-we-should-all-be-drinking-toilet-water/

Public Policy

New mayor in, City Clerk out in Port Orchard
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/138566364.html
Bainbridge Island Council seeks manager
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/138604899.html
Kitsap County business split on gay marriage bill
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/138603504.html
Silverdale incorporation effort questioned
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/02/silverdale-incorporation-effort-questioned/
Health district supports second drug take back bill
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/138603364.html
Council backs plan to improve prominent corner by Bainbridge ferry
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/02/council-backs-plan-to-improve-prominent-corner/#ixzz1lKAw55Nc
State putting pressure on D.C. to get real about medical marijuana
http://crosscut.com/2012/02/03/health-medicine/21887/State-putting-pressure-on-D.C.-to-get-real-about-medical-marijuana/
Senate panel deadlocks on plan that would create public-records restrictions
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/02/1974446/wash-panel-splits-on-public-records.html#storylink=cpy
Under the Dome: Legislative highlights for Feb. 3
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/03/1975198/under-the-dome.html#storylink=cpy

Elections

Washington’s caucuses come into focus for GOP campaign
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/02/2377216/wash-caucuses-come-into-focus.html
South Kitsap Fire district’s levy request is for same amount in 2013
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/138611939.html
Reichert won’t challenge Cantwell for U.S. Senate seat
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2017408556_reichert_wont_challenge_cantwe.html

Business/Economy

West Sound Time Bank grows community by pairing needs, skills
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/138609879.html
KEDA and partners strengthen economy… One business at a time
http://kpbj.com/headlines/business_tools/2012-02-02/keda_and_partners_strengthen_economy_one_business_at_a_time
2012 Small Farms Expo
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/farm-to-fork/2012/02/03/2012-small-farms-expo/
Occupy movement finds local expression on Bainbridge Island
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/138609634.html
Wash. Bills Would Implement Occupy Demands
http://news.opb.org/article/wash._bills_would_implement_occupy_demands/
HBA elects new officers and directors
http://kpbj.com/people/promotions_and_recognition/2012-02-02/hba_elects_new_officers_and_directors
Eagle Harbor participates in World Book Night
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/138608214.html
How the ‘Seattle Times’ misread the state budget
http://crosscut.com/2012/02/03/washington-legislature/21856/How-the–Seattle-Times–misread-the-state-budget/
Murray, Cantwell urge Komen to reconsider on Planned Parenthood
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2017408186_komen.html
Susan G. Komen for the Cure confronts backlash over grant cuts
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/02/01/2008367/reactions-heated-on-planned-parenthood.html#storylink=cpy
West Sound Time Bank grows community by pairing needs, skills
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/138609879.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Gorst building suddenly begins to sink
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/02/gorst-building-suddenly-begins-to-collapse/
PSE customers to pay for storm and more
http://www.king5.com/news/local/PSE-Customers-to-pay-for-storm-and-more-138547439.html
6 Things You Need to Know about Washington Water Rights
http://earthfix.opb.org/water/article/6-things-you-need-to-know-about-water-rights/
Bills would tweak renewable energy initiative law
http://www.thedailyworld.com/sections/news/local/bills-would-tweak-renewable-energy-initiative-law.html
Believe it: Solar power works well in Washington
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120202/SCBJ02/702029849/1005/BIZ
South Sounders get creative, harvest rain
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/01/1972164/missing-headline-for-01rainyards1.html
Campaign Uses Humor to Get Homeowners to Go Ductless
http://blog.seattlepi.com/energy/2012/02/02/campaign-used-humor-to-get-homeowners-to-go-ductless/
Treanor joins InTheWorks
http://kpbj.com/people/promotions_and_recognition/2012-02-02/treanor_joins_intheworks
US army fires off $60m contracts for green energy
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2143704/army-fires-usd60m-contracts-green-energy
Why Google invests in clean energy
http://theenergycollective.com/marcgunther/75629/why-google-invests-clean-energy
Will clean power and microgrids be the future of data centers?
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/will-clean-power-and-microgrids-be-the-future-of-data-centers/

Environment

Plans for Green Mountain, Tahuya state forests almost done
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/02/plans-for-green-mountain-tahuya-state-forests/#ixzz1lKBPxhZc
Great Decisions shifts to IslandWood this week
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/community/138608004.html
2012 Small Farms Expo
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/farm-to-fork/2012/02/03/2012-small-farms-expo/
Three States to Require Insurers to Disclose Climate-Change Response Plans
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/business/energy-environment/three-states-tell-insurers-to-disclose-responses-to-climate-change.html?_r=1

Transportation

Bill Would Allow Larger License Fee, Local Gas Tax
http://publicola.com/2012/02/02/bill-would-allow-larger-license-fee-local-gas-tax/
Gregoire’s oil fee lacks traction in Legislature
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Gregoire-s-oil-fee-lacks-traction-in-Legislature-2965205.php

Schools/Education

House GOP’s budget spends $580M more on education
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/02/1974856/house-gops-budget-spends-580m.html#storylink=cpy
Menu changes
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/138603099.html
University presidents speak out against budget cuts
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120202/NEWS03/702029817#University-presidents-speak-out-against-budget-cuts

Military

US army fires off $60m contracts for green energy
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2143704/army-fires-usd60m-contracts-green-energy

Tribes

Allen Thomas column: Tribes offer states advice in managing salmon fisheries
http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/feb/02/tribes-offer-states-advice-managing-salmon-fisheri/

Community/Social Services

Getting teen homelessness out of the shadows
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/138603264.html

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