FEBRUARY 25, 2013

AIRPORTS 

Sequestration threatens airport tower The Walla Walla Regional Airport could lose its air-traffic control tower as part of the sweeping automatic spending cuts.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Proposal to build resort at former Northern State Hospital draws support A proposal to build a destination resort on the grounds of the former Northern State Hospital gained support this month, after the Port of Skagit Board of Commissioners and the Skagit County Commissioners wrote letters agreeing to explore land-use changes necessary for the plan.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Once-green strategists supporting coal push As executive director of Washington Conservation Voters, Bruce Gryniewski helped shape the organization into one of the state’s most influential environmental groups.

 

MISC 

Editorial: Seattle, Tacoma ports should link up The ports of Seattle and Tacoma should consider joining forces to face their rivals together.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Oregon House approves new Columbia River bridge The Oregon House has approved $450 million in bonds to help pay for a new Interstate 5 bridge connecting Portland and Vancouver over the Columbia River.

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