SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

AIRPORTS 

Airport traffic numbers continues to climbAir service continued its sky-high ascent in August, according to figures from the Walla Walla Regional Airport.

 

 

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Port approves use of warehouse funds for craneThe Port of Olympia commission has approved redirecting some money originally intended for a second marine terminal warehouse and applying it to the purchase of a used, mobile harbor crane. 

Port of Port Townsend considering property tax levy increase After years of not claiming the full share of property tax revenue that it is allowed by state law, the Port of Port Townsend is examining the possibility of raising its levy rates.

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Port Angeles commissioners approve rewritten lease policyPort of Port Angeles commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a policy increasing commissioner oversight of leases and detailing procedures for how property leases are governed.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

What a carbon tax would mean for Washington’s economyState economists say the impact of a carbon emissions tax on short-term economic growth appears negligible.

 

 

MISC 

Port, tenant clash over leaseFruit processor Northwest Packing says increase will hurt its competitiveness.

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