SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port eyes major purchase of downtown real estate A three-corner hub for auto sales and service could be redeveloped in a major but rare economic investment by the Port of Walla Walla at the heart of downtown.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Tribes reject Inslee’s water quality plan, will ask EPA to act – An alliance of tribes is rejecting Gov. Jay Inslee’s approach to revising the state’s water quality standards and will ask the Environmental Protection Agency to enact new rules for Washington.

 

 

PEOPLE 

Port chief’s retirement leaves voidJohn Mohr always aimed to look at the big picture as Port of Everett’s chief executive officer.

 

 

RAIL 

Persistent rail delays lift bill aimed at beefing up US rail regulatorPersistent U.S. rail delays could give a boost to an annual push by rail critic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., to strengthen the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. rail regulatory agency.

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