SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Redevelopment talks start for Kennewick’s Columbia Drive The beginnings of a new wine-inspired development soon may emerge on Kennewick’s Columbia Drive to jump-start a long-range plan to redevelop the city’s riverfront.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Fall chinook swimming up Columbia River set recordMore than 1 million chinook salmon are heading up the Columbia River — a greater number than any year since the Bonneville Lock and Dam was built in 1938.

 

LAND USE 

Port commissioners: arena threatens jobs, gambles with city money The Port of Seattle Commission sent a strongly worded letter to Seattle Mayor McGinn today, urging the city to start over on the review process for a proposed sports arena in Sodo.

TRADE 

Editorial: Preparing Port of Seattle for the futureFor too long, Seattle has taken for granted the needs of the Port of Seattle and the maritime and trade industries it supports. That needs to change if Seattle is to continue to be the port center it has been for more than a century.

 

UNIONS 

Local View: Union, grain firm must seek resolution to conflictAn opinion piece by Port of Vancouver CEO Todd Coleman.

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