MARCH 3, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Pot Takes Over Port of WillapaBefore Initiative 502 and the influx of hopeful marijuana producers to Pacific County, things were “about to get really grim” in terms of economic opportunities for the Port.

Pierce County leaders hear about urgent business needs – Even as Pierce County’s top economic development group ticked off the business achievements of the last year at its annual meeting Friday, both Gov. Jay Inslee and Port of Tacoma Chief Executive John Wolfe warned of difficulties ahead. 

Port of Douglas considers marijuana-production proposal – Public meeting set Feb. 27 to look at federal funding implications for airport.

 

RAIL 

Local view: Oil trains, waterfront redevelopment can coexistOil trains are already traveling through our community and will continue to do so, regardless of whether or not Tesoro-Savage’s proposed oil terminal is approved. What’s in question is whether or not any of those trains stop at the Port of Vancouver.

 

TRANSPORTATION

At Long Last, Transportation Bills Surface in Senate – Big Move Toward Gas Tax Deal, Green Fuel Standards Nixed – Revenue Bill Enacts 11.5-Cent Gas-Tax Increase – Provides More Money for Transit, Moderates Reform Demands.

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