JUNE 19, 2013

AIRPORTS 

Port of Port Angeles has new airport, marinas manager Port’s former finance manager takes position.

 

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Bump in Wash. revenue might avert government shutdownSubstantial improvements in Washington’s financial outlook provided state lawmakers with a pathway to resolve their budget differences Tuesday, and negotiators expressed optimism they would avoid any government shutdown.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Sleepwalking into Washington’s future – Without public leadership that prepares the state for quality growth, addresses the needs of moving freight and people, adequately funds education and cares for the commons, Seattle and Washington will be at a growing disadvantage against world-class competition.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Federal decision hands coal ports a big victory The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided on a limited review of environmental effects for a proposed coal port at Bellingham. Opponents have sought a broader study of sending coal to China for burning. 

Port of Bellingham to Advance Cleanup Project The port is proposing to divide the 74-acre Georgia Pacific West cleanup site on the Bellingham waterfront into two separate cleanup areas. 

Port of Kalama appoints Environmental ManagerTabitha Reeder is the first full-time environmental manager at the port. 

Clean-up of part of Duwamish River’s ‘toxic triangle’ beginsThe Port of Seattle, after 20 years of negotiations, tore down the office buildings for the old Malarkey Asphalt Company.

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