March 21, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Rainwater Toilets in Apartments Add Premium for U.S. Developers
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-21/rainwater-toilets-in-apartments-add-premium-for-u-s-developers.html
Amping up the Corporate Ante: Conservation Beyond Compliance
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/roody2shoes/2012/mar/19/baiting-industry-leaders-beyond-compliance/

Public Policy

Three out-of-state companies offer to help Bainbridge Island find new city manager
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/143546226.html
Poulsbo lawyer expresses interest in serving on Poulsbo Port Commission
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/143498536.html
New recording secretary for Poulsbo Port Commission
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/143500186.html
Democratic lawmakers vow to push for abortion coverage bill
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120320/NEWS03/703209834#Democratic-lawmakers-vow-to-push-for-abortion-coverage-bill

Elections

Fire District 5 levy needed to maintain services
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/fire-district-5-levy-needed-maintain-services/#ixzz1pkk66NCv
Congressman Kucinich?
http://publicola.com/2012/03/20/congressman-kucinich/
McKenna takes pot shots at marijuana initiative
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/03/20/mckenna-takes-pot-shots-at-marijuana-initiative/

Business/Economy

Hospice of Kitsap names new director
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/hospice-of-kitsap-names-new-director/
Washington lawmakers brace for Obamacare with new health insurance exchange
http://crosscut.com/2012/03/20/health-medicine/22037/Washington-lawmakers-brace-for-Obamacare-with-new-health-insurance-exchange/
Businesses request downtown Poulsbo parking lot work be bumped to 2013
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/business-owners-request-downtown-poulsbo-parking/#ixzz1pklVCO6R
A long slog back for local housing values
http://crosscut.com/2012/03/21/econ-finance/22084/A-long-slog-back-for-local-housing-values/
Kitsap Humane Society’s PR and development director resigns
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/kitsap-humane-societys-pr-and-development/#ixzz1pklsrqdh
Here’s How Many Jobs You’ll Need to Afford an Apartment at Minimum Wage
http://publicola.com/2012/03/20/heres-how-many-jobs-youll-need-to-afford-an-apartment-at-minimum-wage/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Life-sustaining water — a global and local concern
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2017792538_guest20simmons.html?syndication=rss
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to Address Renewable Energy Tax Credit Professionals
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/19/prweb9293368.DTL
Ban on cruise ship discharges proposed for Washington waters
http://kplu.org/post/ban-cruise-ship-discharges-proposed-washington-waters
Puget Sound Energy Wind Farm’s Visitor Center Opens April 1
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/puget-sound-energy-wind-farms-visitor-center-opens-april-1-2012-03-19
Chelan County PUD numbers favor revamping fiber plan
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/mar/19/pud-numbers-favor-keeping-fiber-network-improving-/
Commerce Calls For Import Taxes On Chinese Solar Panels
http://news.opb.org/article/commerce-calls-import-taxes-chinese-solar-panels/
Energy Detectives Program teaches kids how to conserve resources
http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/mar/20/energy-detectives-program-teaches-kids-how-to-cons/
Look! It’s yet another effort to save DSL
http://gigaom.com/broadband/look-its-yet-another-effort-to-save-dsl/
Tablets boosting news consumption, industry report says
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120320/BIZ/703209993/1005#Tablets-boosting-news-consumption-industry-report-says

Environment

Kitsap County accepts donation of large trees
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/kitsap-county-accepts-donation-of-large-trees/
Activists sue to stop killing of Pacific Northwest sea lions
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-sealions-lawsuitbre82j01j-20120319,0,3881586.story
Toxic cleanup continues at Port Orchard Fred Meyer
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/toxic-cleanup-continues-at-port-orchard-fred/#ixzz1pkm1lZMi
Coal port advocates narrow the range of environmental impacts
http://crosscut.com/2012/03/21/coal-ports/22104/Coal-port-advocates-narrow-the-range-of-environmental-impacts/
An Unlikely Hero Tree
http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=26099
Interactive Tsunami Evacuation maps now available for Pacific Northwest
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=31120&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55

Transportation

Transportation Commission proposes most people’s tolls jump by $1.25
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/transportation-commission-proposes-most-peoples/#ixzz1pklF49RX
Kitsap Transit might begin offering free bus rides to homeless
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/kitsap-transit-offering-free-bus-rides-to/#ixzz1pklM8Clb
Residents of Hanford Avenue in East Bremerton want bumps in the road
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/residents-of-east-bremertons-hanford-avenue-want/#ixzz1pklhCzIQ

Schools/Education

Bremerton School District: Superintendent’s Parent/Community Forum-April 10
http://www.bremertonschools.org/Page/3039
SKSD Presents Parent Academy 2012
http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=3065&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=19132&PageID=1
Bremerton High School: School Musical “The King and I”
http://www.bremertonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=3556&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=2207&PageID=1

Military

Peace activists going to court for blocking entry to nuclear weapons base
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/143563306.html
Navy Looks To Renew Permits For Sonar Testing In Northwest
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/navy-looks-to-renew-permits-for-sonar-testing-in-n/

Tribes

Tribal Governments Qualify For Federal Health Insurance
http://news.opb.org/article/tribal-governments-qualify-federal-health-insurance/

Community/Social Services

Weekend soup kitchen in downtown Bremerton facing eviction
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/20/weekend-soup-kitchen-in-downtown-bremerton/#ixzz1pklbIR2G

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