JANUARY 6, 2016

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Longview fires CEO Kalhagen

By Marissa Luck, January 5, 2015, The Daily News

The Port of Longview commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to fire Chief Executive Officer Geir-Eilif Kalhagen, who had held the port’s top management position since he was hired in July 2012.

The commission’s 3-0 vote came after a late morning closed executive session. Kalhagen was not fired for cause or for his performance, said Commissioner Bob Baagason. There were “differences in visions of growth” between Kalhagen and the commissioners, he said.

Read more: http://tdn.com/news/local/port-of-longview-fires-ceo-kalhagen/article_195226db-016d-5091-b884-254174f914b7.html

 

RAIL 

Hundreds weigh in on Vancouver oil terminal

By Brooks Johnson, January 5, 2015, The Columbian

A chorus of hundreds on Tuesday sang familiar but very different refrains on the oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver.

It’s an economic bounty.

It’s an environmental disaster.

We can do this safely.

We can’t do this safely.

Their discordant voices echoed throughout the enormous Hall B at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Read more: http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/jan/05/oil-terminal-hearing-today-ridgefield/

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