March 28, 2012

Public Policy

Dashiell, Knobloch have day in court
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/144471725.html

Business/Economy

Port Orchard businessman proposes Pike Place-style market on Bay Street
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/27/port-orchard-businessman-proposes-pike-place-on/
Bremerton Ice Center seeking to serve alcohol to boost revenue
http://www.centralkitsapreporter.com/news/144442625.html
Bainbridge park group gets $80,000 grant as planning continues for the former Unocal gas station site
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/144416905.html
Gov. Gregoire seeks sales tax deduction extension
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120327/NEWS03/703279845#Gregoire-seeks-sales-tax-deduction-extension
Lawmaker sees health care saving: Educator plan: Teachers union points to high costs in short term
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/03/28/2047757/lawmaker-sees-health-care-saving.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Will Puget Sound Energy Double Down on Coal?
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/03/26/to-junk-or-not-to-junk/
Legal decision on PT paper mill biomass project expected this week
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=31168&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55
IKEA Powers-up Solar Energy Panels at Portland, OR Store
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ikea-powers-up-solar-energy-panels-at-portland-or-store-2012-03-28
In Tillamook: Turning (More) Cow Poop Into Power
http://ecotrope.opb.org/2012/03/in-tillamook-turning-more-cow-poop-into-power/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ecotrope+%28Ecotrope%29
Some Issaquah customers could pay more for water, sewer
http://www.issaquahpress.com/2012/03/27/some-customers-could-pay-more-for-water-sewer/
EPA to reduce new power plants’ carbon pollution
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2017845908_apuspowerplantsgreenhousegases.html
Copper Theft Insurance Claims Soar
http://www.ect.coop/industry/crime/copper-theft-insurance-claims-soar/41914
Communities Dive In: Local Planning for Energy Efficiency
http://theenergycollective.com/aceee/80591/communities-dive-local-planning-energy-efficiency
Study: Fuel demand not cut by alternative energy: A UO researcher concludes that energy demand rises when more sources become available
http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/27802365-41/energy-fossil-fuels-york-alternative.html.csp
How the natural gas craze will impact renewable energy
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/how-the-natural-gas-craze-will-impact-renewable-energy-2/
SolarCity Tries To Jump-Start Home Energy Efficiency Market With Loan Program
http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwoody/2012/03/27/solarcity-to-jump-start-home-energy-efficiency-market-with-loan-program/
The good and bad of niche broadband networks
http://gigaom.com/broadband/the-good-and-bad-of-niche-broadband-networks/

Environment

‘Tire roundup’ begins Sunday
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/27/tire-roundup-begins-sunday/
Increased Coal Train Traffic Could Mean Bad News For Public Health
http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/increased-coal-train-traffic-could-mean-bad-news-f/
Wash. officials track Columbia River sewage spills
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/27/2456037/wash-officials-track-columbia.html
Battle over building in Puget Sound flood plains
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Battle-over-building-in-Puget-Sound-flood-plains-3437316.php
Coastal cleanup effort collects 9M tons of garbage
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017846633_apuscoastalgarbage.html?syndication=rss

Transportation

Passenger ferries can’t get around subsidy problem
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/27/passenger-ferries-cant-get-around-subsidy/

Schools/Education

South Kitsap High School coordinator honored for work with many
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/144445825.html
NK school closure committee unlikely to make a recommendation by deadline
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/27/nk-school-closure-committee-unlikely-to-make-a/#ixzz1qPguiM22
Brownsville custodian honored for keeping things clean — and fun
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/27/brownsville-custodian-honored-for-keeping-things/#ixzz1qPhJ3zKQ
SKHS Acting Ensemble Competes at Repertory Theatre
http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=3065&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=19288&PageID=1
A dream deferred: Showdown nears over Seattle’s long-delayed World School
http://crosscut.com/2012/03/27/seattle-schools/22133/A-dream-deferred:-Showdown-nears-over-Seattle-s-long-delayed-World-School/
New scholarship aims to fan interest in high-tech careers
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017852141_opportunity28m.html

Community/Social Services

Walk MS in Central Kitsap
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/community/144443815.html
Kitsap County Red Cross: Kirkland Volunteer Honored for Helping Accident, Tornado Victims
http://kirkland.patch.com/articles/kirkland-volunteer-honored-for-helping-accident-tornado-victims

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