JANUARY 20, 2014

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Tacoma and Seattle ports had been talking for months about closer collaborationA new cooperative effort to retain and attract shipping business to the Pacific Northwest unveiled Thursday night was born from new competitive conditions that threatened the ports of Seattle and Tacoma’s growth.

 

LAND USE 

Crescent Bar case to stay with Quackenbush, 9th Circuit rulesThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled on Monday that the lawsuit brought by residents of Crescent Bar two years ago against Grant PUD and the Port of Quincy will stay in U.S. District Judge Justin L. Quackenbush’s court.

 

MISC 

Port cooperation: Puget Sound may offer example for Tampa BayIn a development that echoes Tampa Bay, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. have launched talks to work more collaboratively on the Puget Sound waterfront.

 

TRADE

Global trade uncertainties will hit home in Washington Major trends that could affect the state’s internationalized economy.

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