Port and County combine efforts for job development
July 25, 2016, KONP Newsradio
Port Angeles – The Clallam County Commissioners hosted a joint meeting with the Executive Director and Commissioners from the Port of Port Angeles and a number of local business development agencies.
The purpose of the meeting was to establish goals for business and economic development the two entities had in common, and to see if there were areas of cross over where they might collaborate.
Also in attendance were representatives from the Clallam County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC), the Olympic Workforce Development Council (OWDC), Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), and Peninsula College.
Read more here: http://www.konp.com/local/11784
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon send runners to Richland
Paul A. Hebert – Associated Press, July 25, 2016, Tri-City Herald
Richland played a starring role in an episode of The Runner, a reality TV copetition helmed by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, broadcast July 25 on go90, a streaming service owned by Verizon.
The program features teams of two people attempting to catch a runner trekking across the U.S. In the July 25 episode, the teams begin their day searching for clues in a Boise stadium. The clues direct them to the Triton Sail at the Port of Benton in north Richland.
At the sail, the “runner” finds a key that allows him to enter the former submarine’s periscope, where he discovers clues directing him to the nearby Columbia River. With the chasers in hot pursuit, he flees across the water on a hovercraft.
The chase picks up later in Richland’s Alphabet Houses.
Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article91817812.html
DNC day one: more bad news for TPP backers
Jon Talton, July 26, 2016, The Seattle Times
The most ambitious trade deal since NAFTA seems further than ever from being ratified and enacted.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, prime-time speakers at the Democratic National Convention Monday, made a point of denouncing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Hillary Clinton has already said she opposes it (as does her Republican opponent, Donald Trump). Delegates on the floor chanted, “No TPP!”
The paradoxes are abundant. For one thing, Secretary Clinton’s husband oversaw the implementation of the first big managed-trade agreement, NAFTA, more than 20 years ago. And the party’s sitting president, Barack Obama, has tirelessly backed TPP. Still, it seems ever less likely that the agreement, involving 12 nations, will be enacted by the United States.