March 5, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

How about a little friendly water conservation competition?
http://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/blogs/how-about-a-little-friendly-water-conservation-competitio
New San Francisco wastewater reuse project relocated
http://www.desalination.biz/news/news_story.asp?id=6392&channel=0&title=New+San+Francisco+wastewater+reuse+project+relocated
SEWR, Using Solar Design to Purify Water
http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/03/sewr-using-solar-design-to-purify-water/
Collaboration pays off between consumer group, solar company and a youth training organization
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120304/GREEN01/120303015/Collaboration-pays-off-between-consumer-group-solar-company-youth-training-organization-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Public Policy

Judge’s ruling upholds most of liquor initiative; both sides claim win
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017650865_liquorcourt03.html
Senate to vote on bill to delay Narrows Bridge sales-tax payments
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/03/senate-to-vote-on-bill-to-delay-narrows-bridge/#ixzz1oB0rUBtb
Council meeting videos available online
http://blogs.northkitsapherald.com/poulsbobeat/council-meeting-videos-available-online/507/
Panhandlers, squatters prompt new discussion on hard-to-help homeless
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/04/panhandlers-squatters-prompt-new-discussion-on/#ixzz1oFQEpBDd
Voters expect Olympia, D.C. to get to work
http://crosscut.com/2012/03/05/politics-government/22024/Voters-expect-Olympia%2C-D.C.-to-get-to-work/
Toxic kids’ products bill dies in state House
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120303/NEWS03/703039875#Toxic-kids-products-bill-dies-in-state-House

Elections

18-term Rep. Norm Dicks says he will not seek re-election
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Rep-Norm-Dicks-announces-he-will-not-seek-re-election–141184633.html
Who might take Norm Dicks’ place in Congress?
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2017650917_dickssuccessor03m.html
Bigger Turnout Than Last Election Season for Republican Caucuses on Bainbridge
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2012/03/03/bigger-turnout-for-republican-caucuses-on-bainbridge/
Kitsap’s Republican caucus goes for Romney
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/03/kitsaps-republican-caucus-goes-for-romney/

Business/Economy

Why Boomers are staying in the workforce longer
http://kpbj.com/headlines/economy/2012-03-01/why_boomers_are_staying_in_the_workforce_longer
Shooting range will remain closed
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/02/shooting-range-will-remain-closed/
Employer spotlight: Avalara
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/04/employer-spotlight-avalara/
Cities brace for reduced liquor revenues
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/04/cities-brace-for-reduced-liquor-revenues/
KEDA announces new venue for Annual Meeting set for March 9
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-03-05/keda_announces_new_venue_for_annual_meeting_set_for_march_9
State Republican senators pass own budget proposal
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017660218_olympia04m.html
Boeing employees celebrate 1,000th 777
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/02/2418830/boeing-employees-celebrate-1000th.html
Income falls short for 9 million retirees as cost of living rises, study finds
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120304/BIZ/703049956/1005#Income-falls-short-for-9-million-retirees-as-cost-of-living-rises-study-finds
Amazon’s Seattle offices show how things have changed for company
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/03/02/2049137/amazons-offices-show-how-things.html#storylink=cpy
Profitability, loan quality improve for state’s banks
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/03/03/2014012/profitability-loan-quality-improve.html#storylink=cpy
Proposed bills would weaken the Historic Workers’ Compensation reforms before they are implemented
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-03-05/proposed_bills_would_weaken_the_historic_workers_compensation_reforms_bef

Collaborative Communities/Innovative Partnerships

KPVCB, Kitsap PFD and County join to form Facilities and Venue Coalition
http://kpbj.com/headlines/economy/2012-03-03/kpvcb_kitsap_pfd_and_county_join_to_form_facilities_and_venue_coalition
Seattle’s First Urban Food Forest Will Be Open To Foragers
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/29/147668557/seattles-first-urban-food-forest-will-be-free-to-forage

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

County, cities receive stormwater grants
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/04/county-cities-receive-stormwater-grants/
Bainbridge Energy Efficiency Program Credited for Jobs
http://blog.seattlepi.com/energy/2012/03/02/bainbridge-energy-efficiency-program-credited-for-jobs/
Kitzhaber’s new 10-year energy plan draft floats big ideas to reactivate green energy
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/03/kitzhaber_to_unveil_a_new_10-y.html
Portland Mayor Sam Adams considers using ratepayer funds to help build a $55 million energy plant
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/03/mayor_sam_adams_weighs_using_r.html
AT&T changes throttling policy for heavy data users
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-03-01/att-data-usage/53319770/1?csp=34tech
Cloud computing to generate 14 million jobs, according to Microsoft-commissioned study
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2017668452_cloud_computing_to_create_14_million_jobs_accordin.html

Environment

Fight in Olympia over solutions for toxic runoff
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120304/NEWS03/703049913#Fight-in-Olympia-over-solutions-for-toxic-runoff

Transportation

State House passes transportation budget with fee increases; Senate is next
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/03/03/2015136/wa-house-passes-transportation.html#storylink=cpy

Schools/Education

Any NK school closures would be elementaries, says board
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/03/any-nk-school-closures-would-be-elementaries/#ixzz1oB0XQQ4c
OC’s engineering program could double in size
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/04/ocs-engineering-program-could-double-in-size/
Washington State on iTunes U
http://kpbj.com/business_weekly/2012-03-05/washington_state_on_itunes_u

Military

NHB ACLS Program trains to save lives
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/mar/02/nhb-acls-program-trains-save-lives/
NUWC Keyport receives partner initiative award
http://www.thenorthwestnavigator.com/news/2012/mar/02/nuwc-keyport-receives-partner-initiative-award/
Stennis supply officer’s duties include laundry, pirate food and more
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/03/stennis-supply-officers-duties-include-laundry/#ixzz1oB0e9ERG
Hotline available for soldiers, veterans over PTSD evaluations
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017659793_madigan04m.html

Community/Social Services

Local firefighters will conquer Columbia Center for a cure
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/141117803.html

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