MAY 28, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Kennewick officials mull wine village, shopping along waterfront  – The old, concrete pads along Columbia Drive may not look like much now, but Port of Kennewick and city of Kennewick officials see opportunity where dilapidated buildings once stood. 

Inslee’s jobs plan has changed since the campaign  – The wide-ranging jobs plan Gov. Jay Inslee pitched while running for governor is still a work in progress, but some of his ideas are taking shape at a state agency he dubbed “dysfunctional” on the campaign trail.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port commission: Gunn challenges Davis for District 3 seat  – Sue Gunn, a scientist and environmental policy expert, has decided to challenge Port of Olympia commissioner Jeff Davis for the District 3 seat.

 

TRADE 

In Our View: Bridges Are Vital to PortsHere, in Mount Vernon, and in B.C. congestion in commercial trade is costly. 

Bridge collapse a major break in trade corridorAs much as $20 billion in freight travels to and from Canada and along the busy north-south corridor each year. 

Port of Tacoma eyes bigger ships, bigger businessWhen the Port of Tacoma entered the big leagues in the container shipping business in the early 1980s, the featured attractions that helped lure container shipping lines to the formerly sleepy port were the innovative terminal facilities the port built north of East 11th Street.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Bees, money pose hurdles for Highway 12 widening Road intersections, river crossings and alkali bees. And money.

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