Employment up at Port of Skagit
By Skagit Valley Herald, October 27, 2015, Skagit Valley Herald
Employment is up 11.5 percent over last year at Port of Skagit properties, according to the port.
Port tenants have 1,210 full-time employees, 99 more than this time in 2014. There are 107 part-time employees, 20 more than a year ago.
Kennewick to again go after state money for Vista Field
By Geoff Folsom, October 25, 2015, Tri-City Herald
The Kennewick City Council will discuss its 2016 state legislative agenda at its Oct. 27 meeting, and one issue is expected to top the conversation.
The city wants to take another crack at getting a local revitalization financing bill through for the redevelopment of Vista Field. Officials credit a similar program that started in 2010 with transforming Southridge into one of the area’s more bustling neighborhoods.
Port of Seattle candidates’ views similar, backgrounds differ
By Coral Garnick, October 24, 2015, Seattle Times
The Port of Seattle commission seat that drew nine candidates for the primary is now a battle between two candidates who want to create jobs and expand business, but in an environmentally positive way.
While the two candidates have similar positions on Port politics, their backgrounds set them apart: Fred Felleman’s experience is in maritime while Marion Yoshino’s is in economic development in airport communities.
Pier project spurs sudden interest in tiny port election
Chris Henry, October 24, 2015, Kitsap Sun
Brian Moran, new to South Kitsap last year, drove by Waterman Pier on his way to the post office last spring. He saw the orange traffic cones and yellow caution tape warning people that the pier was unsafe and closed to the public.
“I drive by and see this pier, and it’s all dilapidated and it looks like it’s going to fall into the water,” he said. “That was disappointing to see.”
A week later he saw that the filing deadline for the Port of Waterman had been extended because no one had signed up to run for either of the two vacant seats.
Port of Kalama candidates differ on vision for growth
Marissa Luck, October 22, 2015, The Daily News
The Port of Kalama may be small, but it thinks big. Big like the Temco Grain terminal expansion, the new administration building, Haydu Park and a $1.8 billion methanol plant.
Both port commissioner candidates want to keep the wheels of success greased, but they clash when it comes to how the port should manage its ongoing growth.
Port of Olympia set to ship dairy cows to Vietnam next month
By Rolf Boone, October 25, 2015, The Olympian
The Port of Olympia is set to ship 1,400 head of dairy cattle to Vietnam in late November aboard the M/V Falconia, a ship that specializes in transporting livestock.
Vietnam needs the cows as part of a country goal to reduce childhood malnourishment by providing one glass of milk per child per day, according to the port.
Think the Seattle arena debate is over? Think again
By Geoff Baker, October 25, 2015, Seattle Times
The first salvo will be fired Monday in a potentially epic final battle over whether entrepreneur Chris Hansen gets to build his Sodo District arena.
A coalition of six groups with common maritime interests, including the Port of Seattle, have signed a letter asking Seattle City Council and the city’s transportation department to postpone deciding whether to hand over a street to Hansen to accommodate his arena’s blueprint.