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Published reporting and critical analysis by Katherine Watt.

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BAILIWICK NEWS Print Edition (launched Sept. 2016)

  • 9.2.16 Bailiwick News – Standalone report. Governing Board of Friends & Farmers Co-op facing key decisions at Annual Meeting. [Meeting held Saturday, November 5, at 4 p.m. at the State College Friends School.]
  • 9.9.16 Bailiwick News – Part 1 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: Centre County Court ruling against Ferguson Township student housing development; impacts on regional planning. See also: 4.1.15 – PSU, Boundary Violations & Civic Trauma
  • 9.16.16 Bailiwick News – Part 2 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: introduction to municipal legislator discussions re: Whitehall Road Regional Park development.
  • 9.23.16 Bailiwick News – Part 1 of series on public budgets: Tensions about cutting services, raising taxes, or both, likely to rise during 2017 budget cycle.
  • 9.30.16 Bailiwick News – Part 3 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: continued coverage of municipal discussions re: Whitehall Road Regional Park development.
  • 10.7.16 Bailiwick News – Standalone report. Local governments need to strengthen and enforce water protections.
  • 10.21.16 Bailiwick News – Part 4 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: continued coverage of municipal discussions re: Whitehall Road Regional Park development.
  • 11.4.16 Bailiwick News – Part 1 of series on regional planning and municipal zoning as they relate to water, sewer, land use, housing development and population growth. Part 1 of intermittent series.
  • 12.2.16 Bailiwick News – Part 5 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: continued coverage of municipal discussions re: Whitehall Road Regional Park development.
  • 12.9.16 Bailiwick News – Part 2 of series on public budgets: Municipal finance can-kickers running out of road.
  • 12.16.16 Bailiwick News – Part 1 of series on 2017 District Attorney race: prosecutor accountability to voters, jurors and defendants.
  • 12.23.16 Bailiwick News – Part 6 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: continued coverage of municipal discussions re: Whitehall Road Regional Park development.
  • 1.6.17 Bailiwick News  – Part 2 of series on 2017 District Attorney race: digging into original criminal allegations made against District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.
  • 1.13.17 Bailiwick News – Miscellaneous updates: zoning, finance, regional parks loan, regional identity, construction codes, property insurance, etc.
  • 1.20.17 Bailiwick News – Part 3 of series on 2017 District Attorney race: Centre County court texting controversy and the PA Right to Know Law.
  • 2.5.17 Bailiwick News – Part 4 of series on 2017 District Attorney race:Are the prosecutor-judge texts tuna casserole recipes and cat pictures? Late January filings to block independent review suggest the answer: No.
  • 3.1.17 Bailiwick News – Part 7 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: Whitehall Road Regional Park as case study in regional governance.
  • 3.9.17 Bailiwick News – Part 8 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: COG General Forum-Fulton Bank loan extension history.
  • 3.24.17 Bailiwick News – Part 9 of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: committee-level design and funding discussions for Whitehall Road Regional Park.
  • 4.21.17 Bailiwick News – Part 5 of series on 2017 District Attorney race: Weighing competing values: government secrecy, individual privacy and public accountability
  • 5.8.17 Bailiwick News – Part 6A of series on 2017 District Attorney race: Timothy Piazza, Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Penn State Interfraternity Council, Pennsylvania investigating grand juries and the Centre County court credibility crisis.
  • 5.13.17 Bailiwick News – Part 6B of series on 2017 District Attorney race: Critical analysis – Piazza’s death, the Centre County court credibility crisis, Beta Theta Pi fraternity, corporate Penn State profiteering, and possibilities for change.
  • 6.6.17 Bailiwick News – Part 10A of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: the battle for the ecological and political future of the Centre Region.
  • 6.13.17 Bailiwick News – Part 10B of series on water and farmland protection in the Slab Cabin Run watershed: the battle for the ecological and political future of the Centre Region.

[Indexing in progress. -KW, 12.20.16]

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2013 – Steady State College Print Edition

  • 9.16.13 Steady State College9.16.13 Steady State College 8×11 – local foods dinner, coal, natural gas, transmission, pipeline, State College Borough Council, Penn State, energy program, fossil fuels, ground source heat pump, Right-to-Know, PSU Board of Trustees, CommunityWise, Downtown Master Plan, Downtown State College Improvement District, PSU Sustainability Institute, Transition Town State College, New Leaf Initiative, PSU Office of Physical Plant , EPA, fracking, conservation, renewables, PSU Student Sustainability Advisory Council, PSU Steam Services, combined heat and power, greenhouse gas emissions, State College Resolution 944, Borough Manager’s Sustainability Committee, farmers markets.
  • 9.23.13 Steady State College9.23.13 Steady State College 8×11 – State College Light Step Right Step Festival, Water Resources Education Network, Spring Creek Homesteading, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, State College Community Bill of Rights, Borough of State College, Penn State, Columbia Gas, pipeline, controversy, PSU Sustainability Institute, transmission, PSU Office of Physical Plant, PSU Steam Services, combined heat and power, PSU Energy Strategic Master Plan, energy conservation, greenhouse gas emissions, Wiley & Wilson, Worley Parsons Resources & Energy, modernization, expansion, growth, end-use efficiency, weatherization, energy sources, engineers, load reduction, air infiltration, windows, insulation, ventilation, Bryce Jordan Center, campus, enrollment, student loan, shale gas, Federal Reserve, bon, economic depression, economic contraction, climate instability, fossil fuels, CSA (community supported agriculture) farms, PSU Environmental Forum on Food, SCASD Community Education cooking classes, seed-saving, winter pantry.
  • 9.30.13 Steady State College9.30.13 Steady State College 8×11 – apple cider, winemaking, State College Solar Tour, PSU American Solar Energy Society student chapter, Clean Energy & Climate Change Social Club, national security, climate change, beer brewing, Transition Town State College, pumpkin, Oberlin Climate Action Plan, Friends & Farmers Cooperative, kitchen, survey, feasibility, members, farmers, on-farm markets, PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Air Quality plan approval, West Campus Steam Plant, coal, natural gas, distillate oil, Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), US Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Bulletin, Ferguson Township, oral testimony, written testimony, energy demand, expansion, increased cooling, PSU Energy Conservation Policy (AD64), PSU Energy Conservation Policy Advisory Committee, end-use efficiency, weatherization, Philadelphia, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, PSU Engineering Services, PA-DEP Air Quality Program, technical deficiency, East Campus Steam Plant, service coverage areas, PSU Board of Trustees, PSU Office of Physical Plant, emissions calculations, Columbia Gas, transmission pipeline.
  • 10.14.13 Steady State College10.14.13 Steady State College 8×11 – Neighborhood plan, home energy efficiency, weatherization, Interfaith Power & Light, community kitchen, PSU Sustainability Institute, PSU Sustainable Communities Collaborative, Friends & Farmers Cooperative, food banks, soup kitchens, food advocacy groups, energy planning, PSU Office of Physical Plant, PSU Energy Strategic Master Plan, US Environmental Protection Agency, coal, fuel oil, natural gas, PA Bulletin, Title V Operating Permit, Air Pollution Control Act, West Campus Steam Plant, Home Rule Charter Amendment/State College Community Bill of Rights, East Campus Steam Plant, administrative amendment provisions, Clean Air Act, compliance, avoidance, major source, area source, Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM), New Source Review, alternative energy, geothermal.
  • 10.21.13 Steady State College10.21.13 Steady State College 8×11– Neighborhood plan, PA Department of Environmental Protection, PSU Administrative Directive 64, Energy Conservation Policy, PSU Energy Strategic Master Plan, PSU Sustainability Strategic Plan, PSU Sustainable Communities Collaborative, PSU Reinvention Fund, energy conservation, rationing, electricity, PSU Sustainability Institute, building retrofits, local farms, food markets, US Environmental Protection Agency, PSU Office of Physical Plant, finance, energy, salvage yard, anachronism, A University In Trust: Who Runs Penn State? by Marion Delgado, PSU Board of Trustees, governance, corporation, president, faculty senate, land-grant charter, commonwealth campus, community colleges, PA Board of Education, Friends & Farmers Cooperative, business plan, community kitchen, commercial space, equipment, investors, Wall Street financial institutions, loans, municipal bonds (“slow munis”), State College Redevelopment Authority, State College Downtown Master Plan, CBICC, entrepreneurship, housing, jobs, services, retail, revitalization, revolving loan fund, seed funding grants, Ithaca Credit Union.
  • 10.28.13 Steady State College10.28.13 Steady State College 8×11 – Carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas, emissions, Best Available Technology (BAT), netting analysis, West Campus Steam Plant, condensible particulate emissions, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Combustion Turbine with Heat Recovery Steam Generation, Title V Operating Permit, Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM), radionuclide emissions, coal, natural gas, conservation, decision making power allocation, PSU Reinvention Fund, district steam system, alternatives analysis, commercial scale ground source heat pumps, campus energy use data, point-source pollution in State College, price on carbon emissions, Friends & Farmers Cooperative, food waste, fruit and vegetable growers, gleaning, zero-waste, supply chain, hunger, Rybacki renewable energy plan, decentralized, diversity (percent of time at maximum load), central chilled water system, retrofit, governance, community colleges.
  • 11.4.13 Steady State College11.4.13 Steady State College 8×11 – Neighborhood plan; homesteader; PA-Department of Environmental Protection; West Campus Steam Plant; winter farmers markets; community garden; Happy Valley Timebank; energy; fracking; gas; Penn State; alternatives analysis; energy master plan; lifecycle of energy production, distribution, consumption and emissions; permit; efficiency; base load; renewables; energy as social, political and/or technical problem; engineering; conflict resolution; social class; PSU Office of Physical Plant; PSU Board of Trustees; broken bureaucratic system; Energy Conservation and Food Production in Local Food Systems, by Eric Allen Sheffer.
  • 11.18.13 Steady State College11.18.13 Stead State College 8×11 – Friends & Farmers Cooperative Board; economy; producers; volunteer; cooperative grocery store; energy; democracy; Penn State; sustainability; Energy Strategic Master Plan; conservation; renewables; public accountability; PSU Office of Physical Plant; PSU Board of Trustees; coal; steam heat; fossil fuel; Combined Heat & Power-Combustion Turbine/Heat Recovery Steam Generation; West Campus Steam Plant; square feet; building stock; incremental phasing; emissions regulation; New Source Review; “best available technology;” particulates; Compliance Assurance Monitoring; radionuclide; air quality; Maximum Achievable Control Technology; netting analysis; US Environmental Protection Agency; new construction; capital plan; investment; construction workers; natural gas; fossil fuel; price volatility; supply disruptions; winter peak load; peak production capacity; deep conservation retrofits; alternatives analysis; life cycle of energy production, distribution, consumption and emissions; transparency.
  • 12.2.13 Steady State College12.2.13 Steady State College 8×11 – Penn State Community Food Security Club; Fossil-Free Penn State; PA Women’s Agricultural Network; homesteading; food bank; Groundswell Community Power Program; PA-Interfaith Power & Light; fossil fuel; price to compare; Friends & Farmers Cooperative Board; Keystone Development Center; feasibility; membership campaign; marketing study; volunteer; crop mob; PSU Sustainability Institute; sustainability-as-marketing; strategic energy planning; petitions; State College Community Bill of Rights; coal; gas; carbon footprint; shale gas; extraction; PA Department of Environmental Protection; Title V Operating Permit; West Campus Steam Plant; New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration; US Clean Air Act; municipal zoning; technical deficiency letter; compliance; avoidance; major source; area source; carbon monoxide; nitrogen oxides; sulfur oxides; particulate matter; volatile organic compounds; hazardous air pollutants; carbon dioxide equivalents (greenhouse gases); radon daughters; data manipulation; efficiency; steam tunnels; building stock; alternatives analysis; PSU Energy Strategic Master Plan; energy efficiency; budget prioritization; PSU Board of Trustees; deep retrofit; students; faculty; leverage; low-build; geothermal; solar photovoltaic; grid-purchased electricity; steam heat load; New Leaf Initiative; new office; rent and leasehold improvements.
  • 12.16.13 Steady State College12.16.13 Steady State College 8×11 – Climate change; redevelopment; Friends & Farmers Cooperative; grocery store; mission; Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); consumer; farmer; products; member-owner; commercial kitchen; prices; food economy; feasibility; marketing; incorporation; bylaws; gleaning; manufacturing; food bank; legislation; FoodShed; State College Area School District Parents Nutrition Advisory Committee; PSU Cellar Market; PSU Sustainability Institute; PSU University Risk Office; University of Massachusetts Agriculture Learning Center; farm; permaculture garden; dining halls; PSU Extension; horticulture; business; competition; nonprofit; Tuscarora Organic Growers; PSU Reinvention Fund (list of proposals); Fossil-Free Penn State (list of goals); carbon emissions; community resiliency; fuel price shocks; supply disruptions; Royal Dutch Shell; gas-to-liquids project; collaborative; confrontational; PSU Energy Strategic Master Plan; alternatives analysis; no-growth/de-growth capital plan; conservation; renewables; divestment; transparent; metric milestones; retrofit; net-zero; coalition; PSU President; PSU Board of Trustees; PSU Faculty Senate; American Association of University Professors (AAUP); air quality; PA Right to Know Act; public statements; regulatory loopholes; fossil fuel addiction; natural gas; authoritarian; Eco-Action; Student Sustainability Advisory Council; Engineers for a Sustainable World; Energy Efficient Buildings Hub; Institutes of Energy and the Environment; Earth System Science Center; Department of Geosciences; Office of Physical Plant.

2013 – Voices of Central PA 

2014 – Centre Daily Times

  • 11.5.14 – Letter to the Editor: Energy Security

2014 – Steady State College Print Edition

2014 – Voices of Central PA

2015 – Centre Daily Times

2015 – Voices of Central PA

2015 – Change.org Updates

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2015 – BACKTALK e-newsletter