FEBRUARY 19, 2013

AIRPORTS 

Comments on draft study mostly support closing Kennewick’s Vista Field About 56 percent of commenters favor closing the airport and redeveloping it.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Whatcom senators strange bedfellows on Bellingham waterfront cleanup Whatcom County’s two state senators are political opposites in some ways but are working together to pass two toxic-cleanup bills that could benefit Bellingham’s waterfront.

 

RAIL 

Redirecting the railroad in Ridgefield Port of Ridgefield proposed overpass would address trains blocking access to marina.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Op-ed: Washington’s transportation system needs an upgrade Washington’s transportation system urgently needs an upgrade, according to guest columnists Jeff Johnson, Rob Johnson and Steve Mullin. 

Lawmakers to propose 10-cent gas-tax hike for WA House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn says she will seek a 10-cent-per-gallon increase to the state’s gas tax. 

Inslee names new state transportation chief Lynn Peterson replaces Paula Hammond, who will leave the agency March 8.

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