JANUARY 23, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Infrastructure spending creates new opportunitiesColumbia River Channel deepening and Port of Vancouver rail project bring long-term benefits.

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Voters to decide on Port of Poulsbo annexationMore than 2,000 Poulsbo area voters will decide whether to annex into the Port of Poulsbo district next month.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Ecology Under Fire – Skeptical Senate Calls State Agency on Carpet Agency Goes Too Far, Some Lawmakers Say – Hearings Highlight Ecology’s Plans on Coal Ports, Water-Quality Rules.

 

 

MISC 

Peter Callaghan: Tacoma, Seattle ports agree to talk about agreeing The cooperative agreement between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle that was announced last week is either a) a pretty big deal that will benefit taxpayers and the economy of the state of Washington or, b) window dressing to distract those who have tired of the ports’ ruinous competition.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Gov. Inslee’s letter to Republicans: Half-hearted diplomacy?Washington Governor Jay Inslee lashed out at the Senate majority coalition caucus with a letter Thursday, urging them to act on a transportation package.

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