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Category: Port of Seattle
February 14, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Port slowdown: Two sides to the story

Any bargaining over contested points of view has two sides. The current Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union dispute is no different [“Lawmakers push for end to West Coast port strife,” Business, Feb. 12]. In the most current escalation, the employers are choosing not to use labor at whatever pace that…


Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Chuck Morrison, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association

November 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Idle West Coast ports: Hurting U.S. economy

Once again the intransigence and greed of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union hold hostage not just West Coast ports, but the entire American economy [“Congestion at ports rattles growers, importers and truckers,” Business, Nov. 11]. No doubt goods destined for stores nationwide, including New Jersey where I now live, are on container ships subject…


Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association, Scott St. Clair

January 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Sodo development: Not worth it at Port’s expense

The 12th Man flag on top of the site of the proposed NBA arena in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times). Absent active leadership in shaping and maintaining Sodo’s future, Seattle will witness the ascent of luxury condos, apartments, retail, restaurants and hotels, and the inexorable demise of good-paying blue-collar jobs in…


Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Eric Sirkin, NBA arena, port of seattle

March 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Seattle Port Commission approves 600 percent pay increase

Increase in pay will widen gap between commission and public Earlier this week Port of Seattle commissioners rammed through a resolution to increase their own pay [“Seattle Port Commission approves big pay increase,” NWWednesday, March 13]. As was noted by The Times on Feb. 26, the plan was announced two weeks before the final vote,…


Comments | More in Port of Seattle, Seattle | Topics: Seattle Port Commission

February 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Tolling on Interstate 90 proposed

Tolling may affect trade Will Washington become the only state with a toll on Interstate 90 [“I-90 tolls: Islanders incensed,” page one, Jan. 31]? Will some shippers move from the Port of Seattle? Who knows, but for sure the “introductory” toll presented by the Department of Transportation will not be adequate, and will be raised. Look…


Comments | More in Port of Seattle, Tolling, trade, Transportation

February 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Holland and colleagues criticize The Times

Times demonstrates watchdog capability When the Seattle P-I stopped print circulation, I worried that the city wouldn’t have sufficient watchdog capability, but The Seattle Times has reassured me on more than one occasion. I was appalled to see so-called public servants slam The Times and Danny Westneat for telling the truth about one of their number, Port…


Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Danny Westneat, Freedom of the press, Rob Holland

February 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Seattle Port Commissioner Rob Holland blames The Times for resignation

Supporters of Holland show low standards I read the Danny Westneat column and could not believe the low standards of our elected officials [“Holland’s blame game well-liked,” NWWednesday, Feb. 20]. The fact that Port Commissioner John Creighton and Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien blame The Times for Holland’s resignation is appalling. Holland should have been fired….


Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Rob Holland

July 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Ferry funding: Should Washington have gotten more, or none at all?

Murray shows her priorities Editor, The Times: Sen. Patty Murray barely raised an eyebrow while for eight years the Bush administration shredded the Constitution. Now we see what makes her furious: money [“Ferries get funds after all,” page one, July 16]. — Tom Ballard, Seattle Whining for ferry funds has everything to do with recession When I first heard about…


Comments | More in Port of Seattle, transit, Transportation

January 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Fisherman’s Terminal

Strangling a historical cornerstone I’ve been a resident of Ballard for only seven years, which isn’t long if you consider the history of the neighborhood, specifically with regard to Fishermen’s Terminal. One thing I have never understood is the Port of Seattle’s not-so-subtle hostility toward the fishermen who have given the terminal its name and who continue…


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December 18, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Big ship blocks waterfront view

Move it How will the Port of Seattle and the city of Seattle respond to the placement of the Matson container ship, blocking the views from Anthony’s Pier 66 and the Seattle Marriot waterfront [“Big ship eats into the view, restaurant business at pier,” News, Dec. 17]? How many private homes/condos lost their valuable view due to…


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