MARCH 4, 2013

AIRPORTS 

TRIDEC, chamber of commerce tell Port of Kennewick it should close Vista Field Closing Vista Field Airport and redeveloping it appears to be the best option for the Tri-Cities, two more public agencies told the Port of Kennewick on Friday.

 

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Denting debt and building relations The Northwest Washington Port of Skagit decided to take advantage of the historically-low interest rates.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Manchester port term election cost inspires bill A 2012 ballot measure that cost the Port of Manchester nearly 7 percent of its annual budget has inspired a bill to limit port term-reduction measures to general elections only.

 

MISC 

Maritime museum faces crisis over port lease The Bellingham Maritime Museum could be forced to shut down if no lease deal can be struck with Port of Bellingham commissioners.

 

TRADE 

Filipino vessel, crew playing key role in Longview economy A story on the crew’s ties to Longview.

 

UNIONS 

Longshoremen’s union to appeal SoDo arena ruling A longshoreman’s union who unsuccessfully sued to stop construction of a basketball and hockey arena in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood said Monday it plans to appeal the ruling.

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