March 14, 2012

Public Policy

PO lawyers touted for court vacancy
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/142544025.html
McCloud enters race for Washington Supreme Court
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/142483785.html
Behind the judge’s decision to change marriage ballot title
http://crosscut.com/2012/03/14/elections/22073/Behind-the-judge-s-decision-to-change-marriage-ballot-title/

Elections

Hargrove, Angel exit race for Dicks’ seat
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/03/13/2027531/hargrove-angel-exit-race-for-dicks.html#storylink=cpy

Business/Economy

Kitsap County lost 1,300 jobs in January
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/13/kitsap-county-lost-1300-jobs-in-january/
Budget talks continue on day 2 of special session
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/03/13/2065356/budget-talks-continue-on-day-2.html#storylink=cpy
2 main sticking points still stalling progress on state budget
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2017741563_legislature14.html
WWU students to work with local entrepreneurs (See Schools/Education)
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/12/2433657/wwu-students-to-work-with-local.html#storylink=cpy

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

State loan could help Bainbridge avoid another sewer leak in Eagle Harbor
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/13/state-loan-could-help-bainbridge-avoid-another/#ixzz1p5uQet9M
Council: Northwest Likely To Continue Producing More Electricity Than It Needs Spring, Early Summer
http://www.cbbulletin.com/417715.aspx
Smart meters to dominate electricity regulation by 2016
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2012/03/10/smart-meters-to-dominate-electricity.html
Washington State Employees’ March to Savings (March to Savings)
http://www.marchtosavings.org/
State DNR biomass report says slash extraction won’t hurt forests
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20120314/news/303149982/state-dnr-biomass-report-says-slash-extraction-won-8217-t-hurt
As web booms, so does demand for data centers
http://gigaom.com/cloud/as-web-booms-so-does-demand-for-data-centers/
Seattle doctor raises serious concerns about nuclear reactor near Hanford, Washington
http://www.straight.com/article-633356/vancouver/seattle-doctor-raises-serious-concerns-about-nuclear-reactor-near-hanford-washington
Is it helpful to use the homeless as a walking broadband connection?
http://gigaom.com/2012/03/12/is-it-helpful-to-use-the-homeless-as-a-walking-broadband-connection/

Environment

Lower part of Elwha to be “re-channeled” this week
http://www.konp.com/local/7744

Transportation

Harper dock has long history, uncertain future
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/13/harper-dock-has-long-history-uncertain-future/
State transportation budget includes funds for Highway 305/Suquamish Way improvement planning
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/142500835.html
They call it ‘public transit’ but some riders get left behind
http://crosscut.com/2012/03/14/transportation/22042/They-call-it–public-transit–but-some-riders-get-left-behind/

Schools/Education

Visiting admiral pushes for science-focused ‘aviation high school’ (See Military)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/13/visiting-admiral-pushes-for-science-focused-high/#ixzz1p5u75tJt
Tawresey offers regrets, apology in resignation letter
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/142527305.html
Bainbridge Island School District: HSPE & MSP add to other assessment tools
http://www.bisd303.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=4298&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=4251&PageID=1
WWU students to work with local entrepreneurs (See Business/Economy)
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/12/2433657/wwu-students-to-work-with-local.html#storylink=cpy
NKSD: Budget Planning Update: Blue Notes are back!
http://www.nkschools.org/nkschools/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=426730
SKSD: State Inspectors Rate SKSD Bus Fleet Outstanding
http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=3065&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=18943&PageID=1

Military

Visiting admiral pushes for science-focused ‘aviation high school’ (See Schools/Education)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/13/visiting-admiral-pushes-for-science-focused-high/#ixzz1p5u75tJt
Wall of Honor recognizes all those who’ve served
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/142542665.html

General Interest

Mother, boyfriend charged with assault in Bremerton school shooting
http://today.seattletimes.com/2012/03/mother-boyfriend-charged-with-assault-in-bremerton-school-shooting/

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