OCTOBER 21, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Flights to Moses Lake, Port Angeles to begin in March

By Seattle Times staff, October 20, 2015, Seattle Times

SeaPort Airlines in March will begin the first daily service in years from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Moses Lake and Port Angeles, the Port of Seattle said Tuesday.

Flights to both destinations will use nine-passenger Cessna turboprop aircraft.

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/flights-to-moses-lake-port-angeles-to-begin-in-march/

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Loss of middle-income jobs seen as threat to region’s competitiveness

By Janet I. Tu, October 20, 2015, Seattle Times

The loss of middle-income jobs in Seattle could put the region’s future global competitiveness at risk, according to a new study commissioned by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Between 2009 and 2013, the Seattle area lost 7,000 middle-income jobs, according to the Boston Consulting Group, which conducted the study. Those middle-income jobs paid a median $49,000 a year.

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/loss-of-middle-income-jobs-seen-as-threat-to-regions-competitiveness/

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port candidates discuss new property, crude oil with World editors

By Kyle Mittan, October 21, 2015, Aberdeen Daily World

The two candidates for the Port of Grays Harbor’s commissioner three seat don’t agree on much, save for developing partnerships with businesses and expanding jobs in the region.

Incumbent Stan Pinnick and challenger Jackie Farra, an Ocean Shores councilwoman, met with The Daily World’s editorial board on Friday to discuss their different approaches to expanding Port property and the prospect of oil storage, among other issues.

Read more: http://thedailyworld.com/news/local/port-candidates-discuss-new-property-crude-oil-world-editors#sthash.ZuHTIdFG.dpuf

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Cleanup planned for Anacortes’ Quiet Cove

Kimberly Cauvel, October 21, 2015, Go Skagit

An environmental cleanup project is in the planning stage for an old fuel yard in Anacortes.

The state Department of Ecology says the cleanup could promote future development of the site.

Ecology is working with the Port of Anacortes on the project.

Read more: http://www.goskagit.com/all_access/cleanup-planned-for-anacortes-quiet-cove/article_4cf352a8-c8b1-5a00-a4ea-e140697df049.html

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