AUGUST 10, 2015


Vying for governor, Bill Bryant seeks to expand his brand

By John Stang, August 10, 2015, Crosscut

The first job for Bill Bryant, the only declared GOP gubernatorial candidate so far, is to tell Washingtonians that he exists.

As a Port of Seattle commissioner, Bryant is well known in Westside business and industrial circles, and better known in Eastern Washington’s agricultural world. It’s everyone else that needs an introduction, he says, if he’s to convince them he’s their choice in the 2016 gubernatorial election. By his own estimates, he has a ways to go.

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US West Coast container traffic still down

Bill Mongelluzzo, August 7, 2015,

West Coast ports in June continued their slow recovery from labor problems that caused them to bleed cargo earlier this year, although total container volume in June was still down 7 percent year-over-year.

Statistics published Thursday on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association show the total volume of loaded containers handled at West Coast ports was 1,281,109 20-foot container units, down from 1,365,623 twenty-foot-equivalent units in June 2014.

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