An oil train passing through Portland. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Beebe)

Jobs from oil train terminals? Three Northwest car guys know better

Big oil has set its sights on Vancouver, WA as the terminus of a rail route to transport millions of gallons of crude for export. Three car dealers say "no way!"
Apr 7, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership deal reached; now needs Congressional approval

A deal was reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade treaty that critics have feared would erode local regulations.
Oct 6, 2015

Ports shut down to ships over the weekend as labor talks continue

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma among the west coast ports shut down to cargo vessels over the weekend, as contract negotiations continue between PMA and ILWU.
Feb 6, 2015

International sales of Washington apples spoiled in ports dispute

Washington's apple growers, others who rely on ports of Seattle and Tacoma say Pacific Maritime Association's and ILWU's contract dispute has hurt business.
Jan 15, 2015

Is the Northwest a Coal Scrooge?

When you go to sleep tonight, Seattle will be visited by three ghosts: the ghost of energy’s past, the ghost of energy’s present and the ghost of energy yet to come. The question is, will we wake up and shape our own destiny? Imagine a mountain of billowing, black coal taller than the Columbia tower […]
Dec 10, 2012