FEBRUARY 18, 2015


Bill Gates-backed company eyes historic Skagit County hospital site for major expansionOfficials from the city, Port of Skagit and the county are trying to clear the way for re-development of the state-managed property that is on the National Register of Historic Places.




Quarrel in port talks boils down to arbitrator After nine months of bargaining for a new contract and weeks of partial port shutdowns, dockworkers and their employers disagree on whether they should change the system for arbitrating allegations of work slowdowns, discrimination and other conflicts.




Shippers warned to brace for ‘freight storm’ when West Coast logjam breaks A “freight storm” could follow resolution of the West Coast port labor dispute, with truck rates rising sharply as shippers work to clear cargo from ports, BB&T Capital Markets warns. 

Different sides air views of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in Tacoma U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker brought the gospel of trade to Tacoma on Tuesday morning, meeting with business leaders and elected officials in part to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an international trade agreement.

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