JANUARY 19, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port, city of Kennewick collaborate on Vista Field The port and city of Kennewick are putting their heads together to come up with a solution to dueling plans for the Three Rivers Entertainment District and Vista Field. 

Foreign investment key to NW growthFor a heavily trade-dependent region the Northwest is still punching below its weight in the global arena.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Ports win dismissal of suit challenging private joint commission meetingsA King County judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle holding about a dozen confidential sessions to plan a marketing and operations alliance.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Portland port passes on oil-by-rail terminal While Vancouver pursues project, other Northwest ports aren’t so sure.

 

TRADE 

US West Coast marine terminals suspend Monday vessel shifts to reduce backlogU.S. West Coast marine terminals will suspend vessel operations on all shifts Monday so they can concentrate their resources on clearing containers from the dangerously congested facilities, the Pacific Maritime Association reported Sunday.

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