MARCH 17, 2016

AIRPORTS

Anacortes Airport project underway

Aaron Weinberg, March 17, 2016, Skagit Valley Herald

A $1.3 million project to improve fencing and remove trees at the Anacortes Airport is underway.

The final design and bidding for the project is to be completed by June, and construction will last from August through November, according to Port of Anacortes Project Manager Becky Darden.

Read more here: http://www.goskagit.com/all_access/anacortes-airport-project-underway/article_241d6007-c15e-52f5-8d4c-9e891bd0b546.html

 

Sea-Tac Airport expansion plans unveiled: ‘We are growing like a weed basically’

Tom Yazwinski, March 16, 2016, Q13 Fox

Officials with the Port of Seattle held an open house Wednesday evening to show the public new plans for expansion and modification at the airport.

An additional terminal and an added three-dozen gates are just a small part of the 20-year master plan that was presented.

Read more here: http://q13fox.com/2016/03/16/officials-release-airport-expansion-plans/

 

TRADE

Washington exports plummet, except for Boeing

Steve Wilhelm, March 15, 2016, Puget Sound Business Journal

Washington state exports are dropping in nearly every category other than Boeing (NYSE: BA) aircraft, reflecting the strong dollar and weakening economies around the world.

“Almost everything seems to be getting hammered in January, a lot of downward double digits,” said Robert Hamilton, Gov. Jay Inslee’s trade adviser. “The economic slowdown, the contagion going around the world, it’s not just China, it’s the impact everywhere else.”

Read more here: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2016/03/15/washington-exports-plummet.html

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Sonics fans, Port of Seattle state opposing views on Sodo arena

March 16, 2016, Seattle Times

Passions ran high Tuesday night at a public hearing into whether the city should give up part of a street to build a Sodo District arena.

Hundreds of green-and-gold-clad Sonics fans packed the Seattle City Council chambers and a separate spillover room alongside dozens of maritime industry representatives and unionized workers. Entrepreneur Chris Hansen has asked the city to give him two blocks of Occidental Avenue South for his project, a move the council could vote on in late April or early May.

Read more here: http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/nba/fans-port-state-their-opposing-views-on-sodo-arena/

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