OCTOBER 6, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Bremerton ‘fly-in’ could be airport’s biggest event

Josh Farley, October 2, 2015, Kitsap Sun

Hundreds of airplanes and thousands of people could descend on Bremerton National Airport in August for the aeronautical equivalent of a massive car show.

A “fly-in,” organized by the national Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, will be held Aug. 20, the organization announced Thursday.

The news was a victory for local leaders, who’d lobbied hard for the event to come to Kitsap County. It could become the single largest event the airport has hosted, Port of Bremerton officials and longtime pilots said.

Read more here: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/bremerton-flyin-could-be-airports-biggest-event-ever_85295559

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Our Voice: Port of Seattle looks for east side partnerships

October 5, 2015, Tri-City Herald

In Eastern Washington we often feel ignored by those on the other side of the state.

Seattle media are quick to pounce on anything Hanford related that can be the list bit skewed to the negative, and many people in the Puget Sound have no clue just how robust an economy we enjoy here.

But one of the biggest entities there has taken notice.

The Port of Seattle made a recent visit here to look at expanding its partnerships beyond the King County.

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/opinion/editorials/article37855092.html#storylink=cpy

 

LABOR 

Newhouse seeks bill to prevent port slowdowns from affecting growers

By Cameron Probert, October 5, 2015, iFiber One News

Rep. Dan Newhouse is proposing new federal legislation aimed at preventing another slowdown at U.S. ports.

The congressman announced the proposal at Easterday Farms in Pasco on Monday. The Ensuring Continued Operations and No Other Major Incidents, Closures or Slowdowns Act requires federal intervention if certain conditions are met.

Read more: http://www.ifiberone.com/news/newhouse-seeks-bill-to-prevent-port-slowdowns-from-affecting-growers/article_b980a280-6baa-11e5-83d5-5b0f7ed536d6.html

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