AUGUST 5, 2015


 Mitsubishi to Bring MRJ Flight Test Program to Moses Lake

By Paul Thompson,  August 5, 2015, Airways News

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation of America has given media members yesterday, a tour of its flight test facilities at Grant County International Airport (MWH) located at Moses Lake, Washington. There, Mitsubishi will carry out the test flight program for the MRJ90 and MRJ70 airliners, in conjunction with AeroTEC.

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Olympia port elections: Barner, Downing, Farmer, Zita move on

By Rolf Boone, August 5, 2015, The Olympian

The favorites in the two Port of Olympia races appeared to advance to the general election, according to early results from Tuesday’s primary, although District 3 candidate Bob Jones didn’t trail fellow candidate Jerry Farmer by much.

In the District 1 race, Joe Downing, a senior financial examiner with the state Department of Financial Institutions, was the top vote-getter, attracting 43.6 percent of the vote. Port of Olympia commissioner George Barner followed with about 37 percent. Joseph Treacy Kreger, an executive chef at St. Andrew’s House on Hood Canal, appeared to be out of the race with 18.5 percent of the vote.

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Briscoe, Jensen top primary for Port of Bellingham seat

By Samantha Wohlfeil, August 5, 2015, The Bellingham Herald

Robert “Bobby” Briscoe and Gary Jensen and will face off this November for the open Port of Bellingham Commission seat.

Jensen and Briscoe bested Lloyd Zimmerman in the top-two primary, according to preliminary election totals released Tuesday night, Aug. 4.

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Bold step: Ports of Seattle, Tacoma vote to formally launch The Northwest Seaport Alliance

August 5, 2015, American Journal of Transportation

With several historic votes Tuesday, commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle formally launched The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the first of its kind in North America.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance unifies the two ports’ marine cargo terminal investments, operations, planning and marketing to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway and attract more marine cargo to the region.

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It’s a tight race for top 2 candidates for Port Commission’s Position 5

By Coral Garnick, August 5, 2015, The Seattle Times

This fall’s election will bring at least one new face to the Port of Seattle commission, with Bill Bryant stepping down after eight years on the commission to run for governor in 2016.

And Tuesday’s initial primary-election returns show a close contest for Bryant’s Position 5 seat, which drew nine candidates.

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Ross, LaBrant take early lead in port contest

By Aaron Corvin, August 5, 2015, The Columbian

Eric LaBrant and Lisa Ross will apparently face off in the Nov. 3 general election for the District 2 seat on the Port of Vancouver commission, according to the first returns tabulated in Tuesday’s primary election.

It’s a contest that would offer voters a stark choice on at least one issue that looms large in the port campaign: the proposal to build the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the port.

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Jim Neva was an advocate for small ports nationwide

By Lauren Kronebusch, August 5, 2015, The Daily News

The Port of Ilwaco is small, but Jim Neva knew how vital it was to the coastal community.

Former colleagues said Neva, port manager from 2006 to 2013, was an advocate not only for Ilwaco but also for small ports across the country. He died Monday after a fight with cancer. He was 68.

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