February 15, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Rethinking Toilet to Tap
http://urbanwatererc.org/blog/rethinking-toilet-tap

Public Policy

Work to start in May on Silverdale roundabout
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/14/work-to-start-in-may-on-silverdale-roundabout/#ixzz1mSK3Ycf8
Port Orchard City Council may extend moratorium on medical marijuana
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/139295593.html
Bremerton council redistricting would pit incumbents against each other
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/14/bremerton-council-redistricting-would-pit-each/#ixzz1mSKQ61r6
Wash. Senate Passes New Teacher Evaluation System
http://news.opb.org/article/wash._senate_passes_new_teacher_evaluation_system/
Future Port Gamble docks could be allowed
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/14/future-port-gamble-docks-could-be-allowed/
Under the Dome: Legislative highlights for Feb. 15
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/15/1990950/under-the-dome-legislative-highlights.html#storylink=cpy

Elections

GOP contender Ron Paul to visit Washington
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/14/2394437/gop-contender-ron-paul-to-visit.html
Governor candidate McKenna won’t caucus for any GOP presidential hopefuls
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/14/1990368/mckenna-wont-caucus-for-any-gop.html#storylink=cpy
McKenna Leads Inslee by 9 Points in Latest Poll
http://publicola.com/2012/02/14/tuesday-jolt-mckenna-leads-inslee-by-9-points-in-latest-poll/

Business/Economy

State and Local Sales Taxes in 2012 (Washington among the 5 highest combined rates)
http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/27967.html
What Retirement? Seniors Are Getting Back To Work
http://www.npr.org/2012/02/13/146227020/what-retirement-seniors-are-getting-back-to-work?ft=1&f=1001
Wash. Legislature pushes long-term budget outlooks
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Wash-Legislature-pushes-long-term-budget-outlooks-3323191.php
Boeing locks in biggest order ever: $22.4B, up to 380 737s
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120214/BIZ/120219905/1005#Boeing-locks-in-biggest-order-ever-%2422.4B-up-to-380-737s

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

Will taxpayers be taken for a ride on new state irrigation plans?
http://crosscut.com/2012/02/15/environment/21935/Will-taxpayers-be-taken-for-a-ride-on-new-state-irrigation-plans-/
Theft of $20,000 from Snohomish County PUD safe remains a mystery
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120215/NEWS01/702159890#Theft-of-%2420000-from-PUD-safe-remains-a-mystery%0A
Obama seeks billions for home energy retrofits, EVs
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/02/obama-seeks-6-billion-for-home-energy-retrofits/1?csp=34money#.TzuxyrSit-w
Don’t be a drip: How to reduce your water use
http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20120214/KAMLOOPS0107/120219925/-1/kamloops01/dont-be-a-drip-how-to-reduce-your-water-use
Capturing Rainwater from Rooftops
http://greenbuildingelements.com/2012/02/14/capturing-rainwater-from-rooftops-report-spotlights-practical-green-infrastructure-solution-to-alleviate-nations-water-woes/
More new homes conserve energy
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/story/2012-02-02/more-homes-conserve-energy/53098306/1
Why Is There so Much Political Energy Behind Solar Power?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-j-graeber/why-is-there-so-much-poli_b_1276178.html
Comcast subscribers almost stop cancelling cable
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/15/2394681/comcast-subscribers-almost-stop.html
Cisco Systems: Mobile traffic will multiply 18 times in 5 years
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/02/14/cisco-systems-mobile-traffic-18-times.html
AT&T’s data traffic is actually doubling annually
http://gigaom.com/mobile/atts-data-traffic-is-actually-doubling-annually/

Environment

Plastic bag ban to be discussed by Bainbridge City Council
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/139324373.html
Report: Plastic-Bag Recycling Doesn’t Work
http://publicola.com/2012/02/14/report-plastic-bag-recycling-doesnt-work/
Death of young female orca due to mysterious trauma
http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Death+young+female+orca+mysterious+trauma/6148919/story.html#ixzz1mSNDcLHF
Washington Nuclear Cleanup Project Under Scrutiny
http://www.npr.org/2012/02/13/146826175/wash-nuclear-cleanup-project-under-scrutiny?ft=1&f=2

Transportation

Work to start in May on Silverdale roundabout
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/14/work-to-start-in-may-on-silverdale-roundabout/#ixzz1mSK3Ycf8
Waterfront Plan Would Eliminate Passenger Ferries at Colman Dock
http://publicola.com/2012/02/14/waterfront-plan-would-eliminate-passenger-ferries-at-colman-dock/
Last of state’s newest ferries begins service between Port Townsend, Coupeville
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20120215/news/302159988/last-of-state-8217-s-newest-ferries-begins-service-between-port

Schools/Education

CK school measure losing by slim margin; NM passing easily
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/14/ck-school-measure-losing-by-slim-margin-nm/#ixzz1mSJlU0xe
Best-selling author returns to Marcus Whitman Junior High
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/139314363.html
Bremerton school superintendent in running for job in Puyallup
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/14/bremerton-school-superintendent-in-running-for/
Senate Passes Teacher Evaluation Bill
http://publicola.com/2012/02/14/senate-passes-teacher-evaluation-bill/
Higher ed efficiency bill passes House, but savings are ‘small step,’ Haler says
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2007/02/07/2026764/higher-ed-efficiency-bill-passes.html#storylink=cpy

Military

Bainbridge lawmaker wants to allow early college registration for veterans
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/14/bainbridge-lawmaker-wants-to-allow-early-college/#ixzz1mSKeD1yI

Tribes

Quileutes to move out of tsunami danger
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/02/14/quileutes-to-move-out-of-tsunami-danger/
We are not only what we eat, but how we make it, too
http://kplu.org/post/burke-museum-we-are-not-only-what-we-eat-how-we-make-it-too

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