JANUARY 13, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Walla Walla Regional Airport reaches all-time highs for passengersThe all-time busiest month on record at the Walla Walla Regional Airport closed the all-time busiest year. 

Port gives Kelso airport $25,000 boost to qualify for FAA grants Kelso airport will be able to undertake some major upgrades under a Port of Longview action approved Monday.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Open meetings violation question back in court FridayA King County judge could decide Friday whether to dismiss a citizen’s complaint that the state’s two largest ports violated state law in holding private meetings about a planned operations and marketing alliance.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Draft “fish-consumption” water rule out The state Department of Ecology has proposed a draft water-quality rule tied to how much fish people eat, but its adoption may depend on whether lawmakers are willing to give the agency new authority to ban certain toxic chemicals to prevent water pollution.

 

PEOPLE 

Port names Faucher marine terminal director Len Faucher began Monday as the Port of Olympia’s new marine terminal director, filling a position previously held by Jim Knight.

 

UNIONS 

Despite mediator, war of words escalates between ILWU, PMADespite the involvement of a federal mediator in contract negotiations over the past week, West Coast dockworkers are continuing their policy of work slowdowns and the withholding of skilled labor, bringing West Coast ports to the brink of “complete gridlock,” the Pacific Maritime Association said Monday.

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