July 18, 2012

Public Policy

CKFR gets $458K grant
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/162735136.html
Bainbridge Island police have eye out for crab poachers
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/162778516.html
Poulsbo: Shoreline plan heads to state
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/162793666.html

Elections

6th District candidates collect big bucks from Seattle
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/17/6th-district-candidates-collect-big-bucks-from/#ixzz20yZrWxie
35th District candidates suggest state cuts, consolidation to save money
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/17/35th-district-candidates-suggest-state-cuts-to/#ixzz20yanDQtB
WA State to allow voter registration on Facebook
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120717/NEWS03/707179873#State-to-allow-voter-registration-on-Facebook

Business/Economy

Private home builders finally coming to West Bremerton’s Bay Vista
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/17/private-home-builders-coming-to-bay-vista/#ixzz20yZZmalE
Homebuilder confidence vaults to 5-year high
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120717/BIZ/707179917/1005#Homebuilder-confidence-vaults-to-5-year-high
Brando Beach: Washington’s Pension System Goes Tropical And Global
http://news.opb.org/article/brando_beach_washingtons_pension_system_goes_tropical_and_global/
Why Drought Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Ruin for U.S. Farmers
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/07/17/why-drought-doesnt-necessarily-mean-ruin-for-us-farmers

Collaborative Communities/Innovative Partnerships

NOAA, partners meet to explore climate change and coastal tribes
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20120717_firststewardssymposium.html

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Belfair Water Reclamation Ribbon Cutting
http://masoncountydailynews.com/news/news-page/34744-belfair-water-reclamation-ribbon-cutting
Illegal treatment fuels controversy at Haven Lake in North Mason
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/17/illegal-treatment-fuels-controversy-at-haven-in/#ixzz20yZzpH
How To Keep The Energy Grid Safe From Cyber-Attacks
http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/how-to-make-the-grid-more-secure/
Cooking On The Sunny Side: How Solar Chefs Put Food On The Table
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/07/05/156307615/cooking-on-the-sunny-side-how-solar-chefs-put-food-on-the-table?ft=1&f=1001
The State of Solar in Washington State
http://www.bgi.edu/changing-business/the-state-of-solar-in-washington-state/
Nuclear energy is efficient, clean
http://brainerddispatch.com/opinion/guest-columns/2012-07-17/nuclear-energy-efficient-clean
Wind Energy More Energy Efficient than Fossil Fuels
http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/18/wind-energy-energy-efficient-fossil-fuels-uk/
Renewable Energy Firms United On Wind Power
http://www.power-eng.com/news/2012/07/18/renewable-energy-firms-united-on-wind-power.html
White space broadband as a white knight for rural America
http://gigaom.com/2012/07/15/white-space-broadband-as-a-white-knight-for-rural-america/

Environment

Washington among 5 states to get help for tsunami debris
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Washington-among-5-states-to-get-help-for-tsunami-debris-162685896.html
Northwest Lawmakers Say Tsunami Debris Grants Not Enough
http://news.opb.org/article/northwest_lawmakers_get_slapped_in_face_by_noaa/
King County joins regional burn ban as fire risk increases
http://www.issaquahpress.com/2012/07/17/king-county-joins-regional-burn-ban-as-fire-risk-increases/
Sockeye salmon return to Lake Cle Elum after 100 years
http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/top_story/sockeye-salmon-return-to-lake-cle-elum-after-years/article_50008e0a-cf64-11e1-8128-0019bb2963f4.html
Sinking Christmas Trees Into Salmon Habitat
http://ecotrope.opb.org/2012/07/sinking-christmas-trees-into-salmon-habitat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ecotrope+%28Ecotrope%29

Transportation

Seats available on passenger-only research ferry from Bremerton
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/17/seats-available-on-passenger-only-research-ferry/#ixzz20ya6znrj
Cascade Bicycle Club scores legislators
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/162734746.html
What happened to plans for Narrow Bridge lights?
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/roadwarrior/2012/07/17/what-happened-to-plans-for-narrow-bridge-lights/#ixzz20ybF7Sl1

Schools/Education

Higher fees add to college cost for Wash. students
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/07/17/2605017/college-expenses-in-wa-go-way.html#storylink=cpy

Military

Washington an all-star in helping military members vote
http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-caucus/2012/07/17/washington-an-all-star-in-helping-military-members-vote/#ixzz20ybOZNW8

Community/Social Services

Library works to drum up interest in reading program
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/17/library-works-to-drum-up-interest-in-reading/#ixzz20yaYXdG4
New Life Community Development Association
http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/162734976.html
Poulsbo Coffee Oasis may open by fall
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/162282326.html
Tour de Coop 2012 Preening for This Saturday
http://www.insidebainbridge.com/2012/07/17/tour-de-coop-2012-preening-for-this-saturday/

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