MAY 1, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Port of Port Angeles official: Trees obstructing airport to stay for some time, but commercial airline would be unfazedTrees in a city park that obstruct aircraft landings at William R. Fairchild International Airport will remain standing — and growing — until at least mid-2017.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Jeff Wilson to run for Port of Longview commissionLongview businessman Jeff Wilson announced Tuesday he is running for the Port of Longview position now held by Darold Dietz, saying he wanted to lower taxes and improve public accessibility. If he wins, he could, in effect, reduce the longshoremen’s influence over the commission.

 

TRADE 

Congestion to cost West Coast ports peak-season cargo shareWest Coast ports will miss some of the gains in what is expected to be a relatively strong peak shipping season in 2015, but the ports should recoup much of their lost market share next year and beyond if they address their congestion and labor problems, speakers at the Port of Long Beach Pulse of the Ports breakfast said Wednesday.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Opinion: House transportation plan offers relief and reformWhat really matters for commuters and our economy is results. We should be focused on building right-sized projects and leveraging non-state funds, not spending more taxpayer money to score political points.

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