MARCH 14, 2014

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Budget deal: Any winners? – There’s a little extra money for schools, but nothing close to what will be needed. No new taxes, but no end to any tax breaks that benefit special interests.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Weigh all the benefits of the Columbia River Treaty – British Columbia is out first with the principles that will shape its Columbia River Treaty negotiations. A U.S. position is expected this summer.

 

MARINAS 

Port of Kingston guest dock now has pumpout stations – Guests to the port of Kingston can now pump out at the guest moorage dock.

 

UNIONS

Union, grain handler accused of unfair labor practices – National Labor Relations Board has filed complaints against a Northwest grain handler and the longshoremen’s union. The parties are in a dispute over a labor contract.

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