MAY 21, 2015

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

In Our View: Port Officials Should ResignCEO, commissioners’ disregard for public they’re sworn to serve has gone too far. 

Petitions filed to recall Vancouver port commissioners Oliver, WolfePetitioner: Effort about failure to uphold public trust, not oil terminal.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Cleanup work along Bellingham’s waterfront to start this summerCrews could start work on a more than $35 million environmental cleanup of a polluted Bellingham waterfront site as soon as July.

 

 

LABOR 

New Contract for Port Longshoremen Ratified by PMA; ILWU Vote Set for FridayMonths after port and union contract disagreements caused a massive port slowdown, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) voted to ratify a new contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), to run through July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019, the PMA announced Wednesday.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Senator: Transportation bill likely to passA pending transportation package with funds for the next phase to widen U.S. Highway 12 has an “80 percent” chance of passing soon, a local legislator said.

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