MARCH 28, 2017



Port of Chehalis continues to grapple with delayed renewal of permit

Justyna Tomtas, March 27, 2017, The Chronicle

To secure the renewal of its regional general permit required for the filling of wetlands on Port of Chehalis property, the port is required to submit three additional items to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep the process moving forward.

The permit lapsed in September of last year and could result in the loss of projects currently underway at the port if it is not renewed soon.

Randy Mueller, CEO of the port, told commissioners on Thursday that he expected to receive a letter from the Corps further outlining the information it still needs after a meeting between the Corps, the state Department of Ecology and the Quinault Indian Nation, among others.

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Tours of Port of Grays Harbor and Satsop Business Park coming up

KXRO News, March 27, 2017, KXRO Newsradio

The Port of Grays Harbor will once again offer tours for the public of their facilities.

In a release, the Port announced that residents will have a chance to tour both the industrial properties and marine terminals are scheduled through October.

Guided tours at Satsop Business Park will start March 31, giving anyone interested a first hand look at the cooling towers, tunnel training facility, warehouses, and office buildings of the park.

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Port commissioner leader Tom Albro will not seek re-election

Seattle Times Staff, March 26, 2017, The Seattle Times

Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro said Sunday he does not intend to seek re-election this year.

Albro, who has been with the Port since 2010, will leave when his term expires at the end of this year, he said in an interview. He said he wants to move on to serving the community in new ways, with particular focus on resolving political divides and dealing with economic inequality.

“For me personally, I just think that I’ve contributed what I can as port commissioner over these eight years,” Albro said.

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Veteran files to run for Port of Olympia commission

Rolf Boone, March 28, 2017, The Olympian

Juqita “Gigi” McClure, an Army veteran, is seeking the District 3 seat held by E.J. Zita, according to state Public Disclosure Commission data.

McClure, 52, grew up in Portland, Oregon, and later spent 21 years in the Army, including a two-year tour at Fort Lewis. She retired from the military as a lieutenant colonel, McClure said Monday.

This is her first run for public office.

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