April 19, 2012

Contemporary Water: Reuse, Conservation, Beyond Treatment

Saving 2.3 Billion Gallons for a Rainy Day
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/saving-23-billion-gallons-for-a-rainy-day-2012-04-19
Reusing Graywater in Your Landscape: A Guide for Oregon Homeowners
http://www.deq.state.or.us/wq/reuse/docs/graywater/GraywaterGuideHomeowners.pdf

Public Policy

South Kitsap, Mason County fire levies passing handily
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/17/south-kitsap-mason-county-fire-levies-passing/#ixzz1sUKZG2p7
Opponent in city lawsuit offers Bainbridge council advice on city manager candidate
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/147951705.html
Manchester voters approve reduction of port terms
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/17/manchester-voters-approve-reduction-of-port/
Bainbridge Island announces next round of ward meetings
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/147949905.html
Hauge: Fatal shooting by police was ‘justified’
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/147985495.html

Elections

Dave Matthews to help Obama raise Seattle cash
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2018015365_dave_matthews_to_help_obama_ra.html
Planned Parenthood backs Inslee, Inslee backs PP
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/04/18/planned-parenthood-backs-inslee-inslee-backs-pp/

Business/Economy

Rifle club, Kitsap County make arguments on gun range closure
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/18/rifle-club-kitsap-county-make-arguments-on-gun/#ixzz1sUNSsXFG
Safeway, Town & Country getting ready for liquor sales
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/147949115.html
Jobs up, unemployment in state flat in March
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2012-04-19/jobs_up_unemployment_in_state_flat_in_march
Budget uncertainties ahead for Washington state
http://crosscut.com/2012/04/19/washington-legislature/22214/Budget-uncertainties-ahead-for-Washington-state-/
Health care exchange legislation passes despite opposition by BIAW, allies
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2012-04-19/health_care_exchange_legislation_passes_despite_opposition_by_biaw_allies
International Investors Want In On Oregon Coast Coal Terminal
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/international-investors-plan-for-coal-terminal-in-/
Used Is the New New
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/04/18/used-is-the-new-new/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Bremerton public works director to leave
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/17/bremerton-public-works-director-to-leave/?partner=popular
Gaining ground for Puget Sound by building rain gardens
http://www.issaquahpress.com/2012/04/17/gaining-ground-for-the-puget-sound/
Rain Garden Reality Check
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/04/18/rain-garden-reality-check/
PSE customers may see price hike to pay for storm damage
http://www.king5.com/news/local/PSE-customers-to-see-price-hike-to-pay-for-storm-damage-147840715.html
Water for People: Everyone Forever
http://www.bcwaternews.com/bcwn/SpecialEdition/WFP/wfp.htm
Hydroelectric Power Seen Expanding 15% From Upgrading U.S. Dams
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-17/hydroelectric-power-seen-expanding-15-from-upgrading-u-s-dams.html
Twisting in the Wind
http://www.distributedenergy.com/DE/blogs/Twisting_in_the_Wind_1321.aspx
Mason County Denies Code Change for Connecting to Belfair Sewer; Directs Staff to Create New Proposal
http://masonwebtv.com/?p=4482
Microsoft Data Plants Will Tap Landfills, Sewage for Power
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/04/19/microsoft-data-plants-will-tap-landfills-sewage-for-power/
Walkability, Impermeability, and Stormwater
http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/blogs/Walkability_Impermeability_and_Stormwater_1324.aspx
Clean Energy, Efficiency Continue To Spark Job Growth
http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/04/clean-energy-efficiency-continue-to-spark-job-growth/
Refundable Federal Tax Credit Could Remove Barrier to Community Wind
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/04/refundable-federal-tax-credit-could-remove-barrier-to-community-wind?cmpid=rss
America could power a city on all the small-scale hydroelectric power we’re not harvesting
http://grist.org/list/america-could-power-a-city-on-all-the-small-scale-hydroelectric-power-were-not-harvesting/
10 Minutes With Tony Parrott
http://www.bcwaternews.com/bcwn/QA/parrott/QA_parrott.html

Environment

Bainbridge Island leads local Earth Day events
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/17/bainbridge-island-leads-local-earth-day-events/
Earth Day revisited: An environmental patriarch on keeping the dream alive
http://grist.org/cities/earth-day-2-0-an-environmental-patriarch-on-keeping-the-dream-alive/
Dig Earth Day: Get out and enjoy events; go inside to hear what’s new in Port Townsend, Jefferson County
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=31302&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55
Honor Earth Day by Saving Energy & Money Using The Alliance to Save Energy’s ‘Top 10 Home Tips’
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/honor-earth-day-by-saving-energy-money-using-the-alliance-to-save-energys-top-10-home-tips-2012-04-18
Drought Runs Amok
http://www.waterefficiency.net/WE/blogs/Drought_Runs_Amok_1322.aspx
Controversy over oil speculation heats up again
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/
Poison ivy, unholy holly, and lax weed laws
http://crosscut.com/2012/04/19/environment/22228/Poison-ivy%2C-unholy-holly%2C-and-lax-weed-laws/
Geologists Identify New Earthquake Faults Near Bellingham
http://news.opb.org/article/geologists_identify_new_earthquake_faults_near_bellingham/

Transportation

Transit board passes free rides for homeless, establishes fast ferry fares
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/17/transit-board-passes-free-rides-for-homeless/#ixzz1sULho4Ux
Kingston-Seattle passenger ferry at another crossroads
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/18/kingston-seattle-passenger-ferry-at-another/

Schools/Education

Thursday Day of Silence at Bainbridge High Schools
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2012/04/18/thursday-day-of-silence-at-bainbridge-high-schools/
New Commodore principal announced
http://www.bisd303.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=4298&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=4770&PageID=1
Sakai awarded 3M Ingenuity Grant
http://www.bisd303.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=4298&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=4737&PageID=1
NKSD: Volunteer Appreciation Week
http://www.nkschools.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2&PageType=17&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=1764&EventDateID=725
Olympic College might offer degrees in business, cybersecurity
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/18/olympic-college-might-offer-degrees-in-business/#ixzz1sULsltbw
WSU offers state’s first online master’s
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120418/NEWS03/704189838#WSU-offers-states-first-online-masters

Military

First lady honors Edmonds military families group
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/04/19/2075055/first-lady-honors-edmonds-military.html#storylink=cpy
Flag lowering April 20 honors fallen Marine from Tacoma
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=31304&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55

Tribes

A Powerful Exhibit About the Survival of Washington Indians Opens Soon
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/04/18/a-powerful-exhibit-about-the-survival-of-washington-indians-108663

Community/Social Services

Bainbridge Puts Its Arms Around Nellie
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2012/04/18/bainbridge-puts-its-arms-around-nellie/

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