MARCH 24, 2016


Uber, Lyft, others get green light for pickups at Sea-Tac

Daniel Demay, March 23, 2015, Seattle PI

After a long and bumpy road, Uber and its ilk will finally get the chance to legally pick up riders at Sea-Tac Airport.

The Port of Seattle announced Tuesday afternoon that it will launch a one-year pilot program starting March 31, according to a news release.

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McMenamins strikes deal with Port of Kalama for new hotel

Marissa Luck, March 24, 2016, The Daily News

After years of negotiations, along with the occasional rumor, it’s official: McMenamins is coming to Kalama.

The popular chain announced Wednesday it has agreed to a deal to bring a new $9.8 million hotel to the Port of Kalama. Construction is expected to start this fall or early next year, and the company wants to open the hotel next summer.

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Walla Walla tourism director moving on

Vicki Hillhouse, March 24, 2016, Walla Walla Union Bulletin

Walla Walla’s tourism director is packing for a new job.

Ron Peck has accepted a new job as director of tourism development for the Port of Seattle after three years in Walla Walla’s top administrative tourism position.

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