July 24, 2012

Public Policy

Bainbridge planning commission to talk about development downtown
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/163425406.html
Governor declares emergency in 16 Wash. counties
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/07/23/2613154/wa-gov-state-of-emergency-in-16.html#storylink=cpy

Business/Economy

Harrison Medical Center to outsource portions of records unit
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/23/harrison-to-outsource-portions-of-records-unit/#ixzz21Xe2g9yG
Business organizing will be topic of next AWOB gathering
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2012-07-24/business_organizing_will_be_topic_of_next_awob_gathering
Liberty Bay Bank ranked among nation’s safest
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/23/liberty-bay-bank-ranked-among-nations-safest/
Sustainable Cinema series features documentary about food chain
http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2012-07-24/sustainable_cinema_series_features_documentary_about_food_chain
Poulsbo buyer offers $2.1M for Housing Kitsap properties in Silverdale
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/23/poulsbo-buyer-offers-21m-for-housing-kitsap-in/#ixzz21XeSaLEU
US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s
http://www.dailyastorian.com/news/nation_world/us-poverty-on-track-to-rise-to-highest-since-s/article_3a5f77e4-207f-51fb-9266-0cd30b442859.html
With Few Prospects, College Duo Start Summer Business With A Twist
http://news.opb.org/article/with_few_prospects_college_duo_start_summer_business_with_a_twist/

Telecommunications/Water/Utilities/Energy/Technology

Bremerton’s Distributed Energy Management: Cleantech Open 2012 semifinalist
http://blog.seattlepi.com/energy/2012/07/20/distributed-energy-management-cleantech-open-2012-semifinalist/
Geothermal energy project a bust after drilling hits bedrock
http://heraldnet.com/article/20120723/NEWS01/707239951
Oregon Moves (Slowly) to Gird Schools for Inevitable Quake
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/oregon-moves-slowly-to-gird-schools-for-inevitable-quake/?partner=rss&emc=rss
Human urine causes high levels of caffeine in Pacific coastal waters
http://io9.com/5928303/human-urine-to-blame-for-elevated-levels-of-caffeine-found-in-coastal-waters
5 smart energy projects with big potential
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/5-smart-energy-projects-with-big-potential/
Opinion: Mason County PUD 1 & PUD 3 Oppose Washington, DC Tinkering with Pacific Northwest Energy System
http://www.masonpud3.org/newsdisplay.aspx?newsid=1062
The Future of the Grid: Why Modernizing our Nation’s Aging Grid is Critical
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/czichella/the_future_of_the_grid_why_mod.html
Building Energy Efficiency: Options in a Dynamic Environment
http://energy.aol.com/2012/07/23/building-energy-efficiency-options-in-a-dynamic-environment/
Maine company leading way as tidal energy comes of age
http://www.pressherald.com/news/maine-company-leading-way-as-tidal-energy-comes-of-age_2012-07-22.html

Environment

Snohomish Co. aims to give composting a boost
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Snohomish-Co-aims-to-give-composting-a-boost-3727897.php
Washington shellfish at risk
http://crosscut.com/2012/07/24/puget-sound/109707/ocean-acidification-ruckelshaus-salish-puget-sound/
3 Northwest states launch feral pig campaign
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/07/23/2183016/3-northwest-states-launch-feral.html
Cruise ships must cut air pollution, including on Seattle-Alaska sailings
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2018752948_webcruisespollution23.html

Transportation

Road work to close highway lanes this week
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/23/road-work-to-close-highway-lanes-this-week/#ixzz21XcsoFUJ
Top Northwest Cities for Walking to Work
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/07/23/top-northwest-cities-for-walking-to-work/
Would It Work Here? City-sponsored Bike Sharing
http://www.seattlemet.com/travel-and-outdoors/articles/city-sponsored-bike-sharing-seattle-june-2011/
Dude, Where Are My Cars: Spokane
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/07/23/dude-where-are-my-cars-spokane/

Schools/Education

South Kitsap School District interim superintendent search narrowed to three
http://www.portorchardindependent.com/news/163508816.html
In-state tuition projected to hit $20,000 by 2019
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120723/NEWS03/707239896#In-state-tuition-projected-to-hit-$20000-by-2019

Military

Washington National Guard gets new leader
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/07/24/2613425/washington-national-guard-gets.html

Tribes

The life lessons of the Canoe Journey
http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/163463376.html
Colville Indian Reservation Declares State of Emergency After Severe Thunderstorms
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/07/23/colville-indian-reservation-declares-state-of-emergency-after-severe-thunderstorms-125076

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