February 22, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

2012 U.S. Water Prize Winners Announced
http://www.wateronline.com/article.mvc/2012-US-Water-Prize-Winners-Announced-0001

Public Policy

State board won’t delay Silverdale incorporation vote
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/21/state-board-wont-delay-silverdale-incorporation/
Kilmer to host telephone town hall with 26th District
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/139847513.html
Gov. Gregoire to visit DC for governors’ meeting
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/21/2403549/gov-gregoire-to-visit-dc-for-governors.html#storylink=cpy
Under the Dome: Legislative highlights for Feb. 22
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/22/2000194/under-the-dome.html#storylink=cpy

Business/Economy

State auditor dings county for handling of rentals, permits
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/21/state-auditor-dings-county-for-handling-of/#ixzz1n7HQ5sDH
Kitsap gas prices rising quickly
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/21/kitsap-gas-price-rising-quickly/
House D’s place their bets on shifting school costs to next budget
http://crosscut.com/2012/02/22/washington-legislature/21986/House-D-s-place-their-bets-on-shifting-school-costs-to-next-budget/
Wash. House Democrats Roll Out Budget; No General Tax Increase
http://news.opb.org/article/wash._house_democrats_roll_out_budget_no_general_tax_increase/
House Democrats unveil construction budget
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/02/21/2035661/house-democrats-unveil-construction.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy

PEG TILLERY | Learning about our saltwater ‘gardens’
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/21/peg-tillery-learning-about-our-saltwater-gardens/#ixzz1n7DcA6vZ
Tribal Renewable Energy Projects: Balance Opportunity with Caution (See Tribes)
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/02/tribal-renewable-energy-projects-balance-opportunity-with-caution1
Wind, new energy — big economic windfall
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/02/21/wind-new-energy-big-economic-windfall/
5 reasons why Apple is embracing clean power for its data center
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/5-reasons-why-apple-is-embracing-clean-power-for-its-data-center/
Study: Demand for green home building and remodeling on the rise
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/02/20/2002234/study-demand-for-green-home-building.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+IdahostatesmancomLocalNews+(IdahoStatesman.com+Local+News)&utm_content=Google+Reader#storylink=cpy
Clothesline Bans Void in 19 States
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/02/21/clothesline-bans-void-in-19-states/
Comcast gives subscribers one more reason to quit Netflix
http://gigaom.com/video/comcast-streampix/

Environment

Tsunami debris is nuke free
http://www.chinookobserver.com/news/tsunami-debris-is-nuke-free/article_8f71f20a-5cea-11e1-9fb3-0019bb2963f4.html
Rain raises flood, avalanche danger in Washington
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120221/NEWS03/702219861#Rain-raises-flood-avalanche-danger-in-Washington

Transportation

Bremerton, Southworth ferry routes appear safe for now
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/21/bremerton-southworth-ferry-routes-appear-safe/#ixzz1n7H27UMe
WA Senate proposes lower transpo fees than House
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/WA-Senate-proposes-lower-transpo-fees-than-House-3346854.php

Schools/Education

Democrat Hanauer: On Education, “McKenna Is On the Right Track, We Are Not.”
http://publicola.com/2012/02/21/democrat-hanauer-on-education-mckenna-is-on-the-right-track-we-are-not/

Tribes

State bill would allow tribes federal jurisdiction in civil, criminal matters
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/139895303.html
Port Gamble S’Klallam receives $900,000 grant for affordable housing
http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/139893423.html
Tribal Renewable Energy Projects: Balance Opportunity with Caution
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/02/tribal-renewable-energy-projects-balance-opportunity-with-caution1

Community/Social Services

Nonprofits profit from casino Mardi Gras spirit
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/21/nonprofits-profit-from-casino-mardi-gras-spirit/
Winners of Bainbridge Library 50th Anniversary Bookmark Contest
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2012/02/22/winners-of-bainbridge-library-50th-anniversary-bookmark-contest/

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