DECEMBER 11, 2012

AIRPORTS

KING5: Port Commission rule appears to play favorites at Sea-TacA blog post in the Seattle Times of a King-5 news report.

BUDGET/FINANCES

Port of Port Angeles executive director gets 12 percent raiseA story in the Peninsula Daily News.

Audit: $395,000 lost due to faulty Sea-Tac parking machinesA story in the Seattle Times detailing how the machines failed to charge customers and other items found in the audit.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Port of Moses Lake receives $1M state grant – A story in the Columbia Basin Herald on the grant to the port and what it will be used for.

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

Feds propose threatened listing for 4 pocket gophers, declare Tacoma pocket gopher extinct A story in The News Tribune on listing the gophers, which could affect the Ports of Olympia and Sheldon as well.

MISC

Discovered: The Lost Port of Ancient RomeA story on an ancient port, for the history buffs out there.

TOURISM

Flight museum expects to leave Bellingham over disputed leaseA story in the Bellingham Herald on the issues surrounding the lease.

TRADE

Despite ports strike, U.S. cargo volume to rise 3.9% in December A story in the Los Angeles Times on a report released by the National Retail Federation.

Expensive deal reached to keep Hanjin Shipping in SeattleA story in the Puget Sound Business Journal on the price to retain Hanjin Shipping.

Hanjin a critical win for Port of SeattleMore on the port’s retention of Hanjin.

UNIONS

Northwest grain terminal owners, longshore union resume talks Tuesday as lockout loomsA story in the Oregonian updating the status of talks between the two parties.

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