February 21, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Down the Drain and Back
http://greenanswers.com/news/276279/down-drain-and-back
Homes, businesses using more reclaimed water
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120221/ARTICLES/120229956

Public Policy

County seeks help with Kingston parks
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/139479878.html
County awaits arbitration decision, effects
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/opinion/139486243.html
Vote on Manchester Port Commission petition must be held in April
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/17/vote-on-manchester-port-commission-petition-must/#ixzz1mrxlkbPR
City Calls for Citizen Advisory Board Volunteers
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2012/02/17/city-calls-for-citizen-advisory-board-volunteers/
City expected to give go-ahead for Poulsbo homeless teen center
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/20/city-expected-to-give-go-ahead-for-poulsbo-teen/#ixzz1n1Mu7Gmh
OUR VIEW | Safety in neighbors
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/18/our-view-safety-in-neighbors/

Elections

Inslee: A post-Oscar Los Angeles bash
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/02/20/inslee-a-post-oscar-los-angeles-bash/
McKenna: Put money back into higher education
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/17/2398851/mckenna-put-money-back-into-higher.html#storylink=cpy
Newt Gingrich expected to stop in Snohomish County on Friday
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120220/BLOG13/120229995#Newt-Gingrich-expected-to-stop-in-Snohomish-County-on-Friday
Josh Romney visits Wash. in advance of caucuses
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/20/2402431/josh-romney-visits-wash-in-advance.html#storylink=cpy

Business/Economy

State Democrats’ budget plan to be released today
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/21/1998767/democrats-budget-plan-set-to-be.html#storylink=cpy
Nonprofits can face difficult task in balancing books and volunteers
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/19/nonprofits-can-face-difficult-task-in-balancing/#ixzz1mwDAlUCJ
Drag-strip dilemma: Should it go or should it stay?
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/18/drag-strip-dilemma-should-it-go-or-should-it/#ixzz1mrzVep2s
Marketers working together to boost buzz about Kitsap
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/19/marketers-working-together-to-boost-buzz-about/#ixzz1mwDMCNpV
Will state see recovery in tourism this year?
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/02/19/2032710/will-state-see-recovery-in-tourism.html#storylink=cpy
L&I seeks public comment on rules for implementing medical network
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-02-20/li_seeks_public_comment_on_rules_for_implementing_medical_network
State House GOP Offers $1.6 Billion Budget Proposal
http://publicola.com/2012/02/17/state-house-gop-offers-1-6-billion-budget-proposal/
Washington’s Card Rooms Re-launch Electronic Machine Gaming Proposal
http://www.womanpokerplayer.com/pokernews/1490-washingtons-card-rooms-re-launch-electronic-machine-gaming-proposal.html
Bill would sell off state’s art collection
http://heraldnet.com/article/20120220/NEWS01/702209937#Bill-would-sell-off-states-art-collection
Humane society’s interim director specializes in getting nonprofits back on track
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/18/humane-societys-new-interim-director-specializes/#ixzz1mrxdoMAx
KEDA Annual Meeting set for March 9
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-02-20/keda_annual_meeting_set_for_march_9
Bainbridge’s Small Screen comes up big on Internet
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/19/business-spotlight-bainbridges-small-screen-up/#ixzz1mwDgkwTU
OUR VIEW | Medicaid’s ER mandate is unsound
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/18/our-view-medicaids-er-mandate-is-unsound/#ixzz1ms0ozyS3

Collaborative Communities/Innovative Partnerships

KPVCB, Kitsap PFD and Kitsap Co. join to form Facilities and Venue Coalition
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-02-20/kpvcb_kitsap_pfd_and_kitsap_co_join_to_form_facilities_and_venue_coalitio

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

PSE to replace poles
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/139531988.html
Congress deals major blow to wind power industry
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120217/BIZ/702179895
Energy complaints rise to top of consumer complaint list
http://www.businessexaminer.com/blog/energy-complaints-rise-to-top
Living off the grid in green home
http://www.modbee.com/2012/02/18/2076098/living-off-the-grid-in-green-home.html#storylink=cpy
The FBI Might Cut Off the Internet For Millions of People on March 8th
http://gizmodo.com/5885716/the-fbi-might-cut-off-the-internet-for-millions-of-people-on-march-8th

Environment

Mitigation program preparing to take Navy money (See Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/18/mitigation-program-preparing-to-take-navy-money/
Plastic bags may soon be outlawed
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/139484103.html
Letter from the Editor: The Proposed Plastic Bag Ordinance on Bainbridge Is a Small but Necessary Step
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2012/02/17/letter-from-the-editor-the-proposed-plastic-bag-ordinance-on-bainbridge-is-a-small-but-necessary-step/
Green Acre Radio: Military sonar in use shortly before orca’s death
http://crosscut.com/2012/02/18/animals-wildlife/21971/Green-Acre-Radio:-Military-sonar-in-use-shortly-before-orca-s-death/
So far, sonar has not been linked to orca death
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2012/02/18/so-far-sonar-has-not-been-linked-to-orca-death/#ixzz1ms0L99VK
Salazar, Cantwell push to protect San Juan Islands
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/18/2400050/salazar-cantwell-push-to-protect.html#storylink=cpy

Transportation

Hayes’ passion for transit, ferries won believers, detractors
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/20/hayes-passion-for-transit-ferries-won-believers/#ixzz1n1NYmFIL
City, State Legislator: Keep Ferries Near Colman Dock
http://publicola.com/2012/02/17/city-state-legislator-keep-ferries-near-colman-dock/
Transit board to honor retiring director at meeting
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/19/transit-board-to-honor-retiring-director-at/#ixzz1mwEqA6rr
Olympic Drive overpass work begins this week
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/19/olympic-drive-overpass-work-begins-this-week/
Talks continue over new toll rates for Tacoma Narrows Bridge
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-02-20/talks_continue_over_new_toll_rates_for_tacoma_narrows_bridge
Pierce Co. court dismisses remaining Narrows Bridge toll infractions
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/139761783.html

Schools/Education

CK student honored for AP achievements says class selections about fun
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/20/education-spotlight-ck-student-honored-for-ap/#ixzz1n1NM1weg
OUR VIEW | A system to support better teachers
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/18/our-view-a-system-to-support-better-teachers/#ixzz1ms0hqccl

Military

Mitigation program preparing to take Navy money
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/18/mitigation-program-preparing-to-take-navy-money/
Pier Bravo renovations complete
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/feb/16/pier-bravo-renovations-complete/
New fence brings Bangor into DOD compliance
http://kitsapnavynews.com/blog/new-fence-brings-bangor-into-dod-compliance/1185/
Military retirees can expect to pay more for insurance, medication under proposed budget
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120220/BIZ/702209965/1005#Military-retirees-can-expect-to-pay-more-for-insurance-medication-under-proposed-budget%0A
Stennis stops in Hawaii on way back to Bremerton
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/19/stennis-stops-in-hawaii-on-way-back-to-bremerton/#ixzz1mwF1PDbT
Ceremony opens NBK child development center
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/feb/16/ceremony-opens-nbk-child-development-center/

Tribes

Docks allowed on Port Gamble Bay
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/139480488.html
Bill would streamline permits for water-dependent uses
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/139480173.html
Wash. Legislature consider tribal rights bill
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017548568_apwatribalrights1stldwritethru.html

Community/Social Services

Bainbridge man died taking care of the park he loved
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/20/bainbridge-man-died-taking-care-of-the-park-he/#ixzz1n1N7FB2a
Volunteer directors sought for Kitsap County Fair Board
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-02-20/volunteer_directors_sought_for_kitsap_county_fair_board
Explorers provide valuable search-and-rescue help
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/community/139548528.html
Bainbridge Island Rotary Club awards community grants
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-02-20/bainbridge_island_rotary_club_awards_community_grants
It’s more than just selling cookies
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/139401448.html
Artists needed to serve on Kitsap County Arts Board
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-02-20/artists_needed_to_serve_on_kitsap_county_arts_board

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