SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Bellingham candidates promise jobs, waterfront cleanupThe four candidates vying for two seats on the Port of Bellingham commission all pledged their allegiance to job creation and thorough waterfront cleanup at a Wednesday, Sept. 25, City Club forum. 

Port of Longview CEO Kalhagen gets new three-year contractPort of Longview Chief Executive Officer Geir Kalhagen is receiving a 6 percent pay raise in a new three-year contract to remain the port’s top executive through 2016.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

Longview coal port skeptics want thorough studyInland Northwest residents turned out in force in Spokane on Wednesday evening to persuade officials that a proposed West Side shipping terminal’s potential environmental impacts reach far beyond its site on the lower Columbia River.

TRADE 

Seattle needs to do more to protect its portEast Coast ports are spending big to get ready for a wider Panama Canal says Seattle Times columnist Bruce Ramsey.

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