March 1, 2012

Public Policy

Safety protocols have evolved since county’s first shooting death of an officer
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/29/safety-protocols-have-evolved-since-countys-of/#ixzz1ns1b1lKA
Poulsbo told to tighten evidence procedures by auditors
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/140906183.html
Under the Dome: Legislative highlights for March 1
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/03/01/2011187/under-the-dome.html#storylink=cpy

Elections

Washington caucuses expected to draw big numbers
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/29/washington-caucuses-expected-to-draw-big-numbers/
Ron Paul threatens to disrupt Wash. GOP caucus
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Ron-Paul-threatens-to-disrupt-Wash-GOP-caucus-3372482.php#ixzz1nsAYtoJt

Business/Economy

Gun club will ask to reopen shooting range
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/29/gun-club-will-ask-to-reopen-shooting-range/#ixzz1ns1hmdMM
Wash. House Democrats approve budget proposal
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Wash-House-Democrats-approve-budget-proposal-3372284.php
Staffing shake-up at humane society jeopardized animal cruelty case
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/29/staffing-shake-up-at-humane-society-jeopardized/#ixzz1ns1niHu2
Retirees not immune to mortgage problems
http://kpbj.com/headlines/economy/2012-02-29/retirees_not_immune_to_mortgage_problems
Wash. House Dem freshmen call for tax code changes
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120229/NEWS03/702299771#Freshmen-House-Democrats-call-for-tax-code-changes
Study of the Day: Towns With Small Businesses Have Healthier People
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/02/study-of-the-day-towns-with-small-businesses-have-healthier-people/253556/
State’s unemployment rate falls to 8.3 percent
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/03/01/2047471/states-unemployment-rate-falls.html#storylink=cpy
Bars, restaurants can buy liquor from distillers
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120301/BIZ/703019941/1005#Bars-restaurants-can-buy-liquor-from-distillers

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Port Angeles smart meter project hits snags, delayed
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20120301/news/303019985/port-angeles-smart-meter-project-hits-snags-delayed
Taco Time Northwest goes green and local to mark 50th anniversary
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2012/02/taco-time-northwest-out-to-show-its.html
Closing Doors, Opening Windows
http://www.distributedenergy.com/DE/blogs/Closing_Doors_Opening_Windows__1274.aspx
Green energy puts green in homeowner wallets
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/28/us-yourmoney-energyalternatives-homeowne-idUSTRE81R1EI20120228
Pipes and Pennies
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/blogs/Pipes_and_Pennies_1275.aspx
Pink LEDs Grow Future Food with 90% Less Water
http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/02/pink-leds-grow-future-food-with-90-less-water/
Thurston County to widen its energy saving efforts
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/03/01/2047479/thurston-county-to-widen-its-energy.html#storylink=cpy
Impassable
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/blogs/Impassable_1277.aspx
What’s the Best Solar Energy System for Your Home, Community, Business or Farm?
http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/01/what-is-solar-energy-types-solar-energy-technology/
How To Adjust Your Privacy Settings, Before Google’s Big Shift
http://news.opb.org/article/how_to_adjust_your_privacy_settings_before_googles_big_shift/

Environment

Salmon managers will try to eke out fishing options (See Tribes)
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/
Wednesday Jolt: GOP and WA. Environmental Council Agree
http://publicola.com/2012/02/29/520-gets-an-environmental-pass/
Are Pollution Rules Too Strict? Mining Company Says Yes, Two-Headed Trout Says No (See Tribes)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/02/28/two-headed-trout-near-idaho-mine-100346

Transportation

The Demographics of Transit
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/02/29/the-demographics-of-transit/

Schools/Education

NKSD: Blazer to receive Red Cross Hero Award
http://www.nkschools.org/nkschools/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=428893
Wash. House passes teacher evaluation bill
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Wash-House-passes-teacher-evaluation-bill-3372591.php
Bremerton goes purple to show support for Amina
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/29/bremerton-goes-purple-to-show-support-for-amina/#ixzz1ns20P1yx
Wash. Senate OKs student fee transparency bill
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/02/29/2415046/wash-senate-oks-student-fee-transparency.html#storylink=cpy
Senate budget has no higher ed cuts
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2007/02/07/2047637/olympia-senate-budget-has-no-higher.html#storylink=cpy

Military

Stennis coming home: Sailors, families get re-acquainted
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/29/stennis-coming-home-sailors-families-get-re/

Tribes

Sheldon gives State of the Tribes address
http://www.marysvilleglobe.com/news/140922303.html
Elwhas won’t release hatchery steelhead this year
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/02/28/1844000/elwhas-wont-release-hatchery-steelhead.html#storylink=cpy
Salmon managers will try to eke out fishing options
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/
Are Pollution Rules Too Strict? Mining Company Says Yes, Two-Headed Trout Says No
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/02/28/two-headed-trout-near-idaho-mine-100346

Community/Social Services

Mrs. Walker’s Legacy
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/140954593.html
Second annual Art in Bloom
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/140954793.html

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