JANUARY 9, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Snake River project hits unstable groundThe line under the Snake River is a critical part of the port’s project to bring city of Pasco sewer to the Burbank Business Park and the Columbia School District’s three schools in Burbank.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Port Townsend focuses on Point Hudson breakwater repair during Wednesday meeting Repair of the aging Point Hudson breakwater is “the No. 1 priority for us,” Port of Port Townsend Director Larry Crockett told commissioners Wednesday.

 

LAND USE 

The end for Bayview Ridge?On Friday, the Port of Skagit will consider a resolution that recommends Skagit County adopt the expanded air traffic safety overlay zones recommended by the state Department of Transportation. Those expanded zones would render about 30 to 40 percent of the land proposed for Bayview Ridge residential development unusable for housing. 

Port ponders pot farm possibilitiesLeasing space in the Pangborn Industrial Park for a state-licensed marijuana production and processing facility is a possibility Port of Douglas County Commissioners are willing to consider – if it doesn’t put airport funding from the Federal Aviation Administration at risk.

 

PEOPLE 

Port of Port Angeles hires former real estate agent to be new property managerFormer Sequim real estate agent Tanya Kerr has been hired as the Port of Port Angeles’ new full-time property manager, replacing incoming port Commissioner-elect Colleen McAleer.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Will Inslee Impose Low Carbon Fuel Standards by Executive Order?Issue Looms Over Legislature’s Upcoming Transportation Debate 

Indian Tribal Gas-Tax Suit on its Way Back, at a Most Inconvenient Time for Legislature’s Gas-Tax Debate Some See it a Multi-Million Dollar Giveaway – Issue Could be Before Supreme Court Right About Election-Time

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