FEBRUARY 26 & 27, 2013

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Port of Vancouver OKs $50M line of credit, pay raise Money to pay for projects; executive director will get 2.5% bump to $191K.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Seattle Port commissioners should get sevenfold raise, says Albro Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro wants to give Port commissioners a big raise: from $6,000 a year to $42,000 a year, the same amount paid to state legislators. He says that with the current pay, many who might serve can’t afford to do so.

 

MISC 

Our Voice: Port of Pasco’s decision to renew Green Power’s lease makes best of bad situation An editorial by the Tri-City Herald.

 

PEOPLE 

Keeping the champ afloat Holmberg part of crew for world champion Graham Trucking hydroplane.

 

TOURISM 

Washington state misses tourist dollars An editorial by the president of the Association of Washington Businesses.

 

TRADE 

Breakbulk Volumes Grow at Port of Tacoma Numbers highlighting the increase.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

CRC could cost river manufacturers $116M in lost profits Bridge height is the issue.

 

UNIONS 

United Grain Corp. accuses ILWU in Vancouver of sabotage, locks out workers ILWU calls accusation unfounded.

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