Does Port of Port Townsend have a ‘cash cow’?
By Patrick J. Sullivan, October 15, 2015, Port Townsend Leader
The marine trades in Jefferson County directly employs an estimated 400 people; that’s more than Port Townsend Paper Corp. (the largest single private employer) and more than Jefferson Healthcare (the largest single public employer).
Most of the marine trades revolve around the Port of Port Townsend, either at the Boat Haven property, with its moorage, storage, boatyard and buildings, or at Point Hudson.
Port of Olympia commission candidates pose tough questions during forum
Rolf Boone, October 15, 2015, The Olympian
You can tell local candidates are getting close to the Nov. 3 general election because the campaign questions are starting to get tough.
That was the case during Wednesday’s Port of Olympia candidate forum for the District 3 and District 1 candidates, with each getting a chance to ask the other a challenging question. They brought up the port’s economic struggles, the transport of crude oil through the region and a port commissioner’s 12,000 unread emails.