MAY 7, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

In Our View: Port Pursues Missing LinkForward-thinking commissioners right to seek deal to buy crucial property.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Former mayor Thomas Moak to run for Port of Kennewick seatThe fromer mayor plans to run for the seat currently held by Gene Wagner, the commission’s longest serving member.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Blue North to build innovative, low-impact fishing vessel A Port of Port Angeles tenant has contracted for construction of a new, low-emission vessel for hook-and-line fishing that it says could reduce fish discards to zero.

 

TRADE 

Commissioners: $3.9 million crane will boost port’s competitive edgePort of Longview commissioners agreed to buy a second mobile harbor crane, a purchase that port officials say could help them better compete to unload imported oil refinery equipment needed for a Midwest oil boom. 

Editorial: Northwest ports need big assists, in a hurryA Spokesman Review editorial.

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