AUGUST 20, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Employment grows at Port of Anacortes Projects, summer tourists help boost job numbers.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Candidate appointed to fill port vacancyA candidate running unopposed for an Everett Port Commission seat is in line to start the job months before the November election, after being appointed to a vacant seat Monday. 

Port commissioners educated on state’s hosting policyIn accordance with state law, commissioners are prohibited from making promotional expenditures without commission approval.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Port of Port Angeles moves toward Peninsula Plywood site cleanupThe site of the former Peninsula Plywood mill is a step closer to being cleaned of petroleum byproducts and other contaminants.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Port of Woodland officials considering $10 million dock on Columbia Port of Woodland commissioners are holding a workshop 6 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland High School about a proposed $10 million barge dock that would be first industrial wharf in that area of the Columbia River.

 

MISC 

Port to extend Lower River Road bike pathThe Port of Vancouver has received two federal grants totaling about $350,000 to improve bicycle and pedestrian paths.

 

TRADE 

Editorial: Reform the tax that’s hurting Seattle and Tacoma portsThe Seattle Times supports the bill by Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell to reform the harbor-maintenance tax.

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