Port of Seattle http://kuow.org en Port Of Seattle Proposes $13 Minimum Wage By 2017 http://kuow.org/post/port-seattle-proposes-13-minimum-wage-2017 <p>Lisa Brooks talks with Port of Seattle co-president Courtney Gregoire about a proposal to raise the minimum wage for SeaTac airport employees to $13 by 2017. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:39:05 +0000 Lisa Brooks 37051 at http://kuow.org Port Of Seattle Proposes $13 Minimum Wage By 2017 Port Of Seattle Proposes Uneven Airport Wage Increase http://kuow.org/post/port-seattle-proposes-uneven-airport-wage-increase <p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with&nbsp;Heather Weiner, spokeswoman for the group YES! for SeaTac, about the Port of Seattle Commission's proposal to raise wages for some airport workers, but not others. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:37:58 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Matthew Streib 37073 at http://kuow.org Seattle Fishermen Mark 100 Years Of Toil (And Fabulous Fall Paydays) http://kuow.org/post/seattle-fishermen-mark-100-years-toil-and-fabulous-fall-paydays <p>You know it's the start of the fishing season at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle when a familiar smell is in the air: coconut-scented sunscreen.</p><p>The Alaska salmon fishing season is about to start its 100th year in operation out of Fishermen’s Terminal in the Interbay area of Seattle. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:36:12 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 35100 at http://kuow.org Seattle Fishermen Mark 100 Years Of Toil (And Fabulous Fall Paydays) The Ultimate Reuse: Shipping Containers For Buildings http://kuow.org/post/ultimate-reuse-shipping-containers-buildings <p></p><p>The cost of housing in the city is making many people think small, to embrace the micro movement that loves to reuse and recycle. Enter the idea of a shipping container as a building — a natural in a port city like Seattle, which handles 1.6 million container units in a year. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:27:00 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 31813 at http://kuow.org The Ultimate Reuse: Shipping Containers For Buildings The Challenges Of The Northwest's Maritime Industry http://kuow.org/post/challenges-northwests-maritime-industry <p></p><p>Steve Scher talks with Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton about the challenges facing the maritime industry in the Pacific Northwest. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:21:36 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 32078 at http://kuow.org The Challenges Of The Northwest's Maritime Industry Development Planning For Sodo, Seattle's 'Gritty Backbone' http://kuow.org/post/development-planning-sodo-seattles-gritty-backbone <p></p><p>The stadium district in Seattle is located at the northern end of a larger swath of the city that's officially known as the Duwamish Manufacturing and Industrial Center, but more commonly referred to as Sodo.</p><p>It’s the largest concentration of industrially zoned land in Seattle and home to Harbor Island, the largest container port facility in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners teams. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:18:54 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29917 at http://kuow.org Development Planning For Sodo, Seattle's 'Gritty Backbone' Seattle Great Wheel Owners Want To Build A Downtown Gondola http://kuow.org/post/seattle-great-wheel-owners-want-build-downtown-gondola <p>Kyle Griffith’s family owns the Great Wheel on Pier 57. The Griffiths have been in business on the Seattle waterfront since the 1960s.</p><p>Now the family is hoping to build a gondola that would run along Union Street from the Washington State Convention and Trade Center to the waterfront with a stop at Pike Place Market. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:49:18 +0000 Patricia Murphy 29884 at http://kuow.org Seattle Great Wheel Owners Want To Build A Downtown Gondola Airport Workers To Port: 'It's Like Living Paycheck To Paycheck' http://kuow.org/post/airport-workers-port-its-living-paycheck-paycheck <p>Port of Seattle Commissioners said Tuesday they will consider higher wages for some airport workers, despite last week's court ruling that the Port is exempt from a new ordinance in SeaTac. That law would require a $15 hourly minimum wage for airport-related workers. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:39:25 +0000 Liz Jones 26696 at http://kuow.org Airport Workers To Port: 'It's Like Living Paycheck To Paycheck' Playing Nice: The Longstanding Rivalry Between The Ports Of Seattle And Tacoma http://kuow.org/post/playing-nice-longstanding-rivalry-between-ports-seattle-and-tacoma <p>Steve Scher talks with Steve Dunphy from Crosscut about how the Seattle and Tacoma ports could advance the maritime industry if they would just set aside their decade-long rivalry. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:31:49 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 24418 at http://kuow.org Playing Nice: The Longstanding Rivalry Between The Ports Of Seattle And Tacoma The Port Of Seattle: Why You Should Care http://kuow.org/post/port-seattle-why-you-should-care <p>Seattle&#39;s international reputation has been burnished by the city&#39;s thriving technology industries, by the hip independent music scene, and even by the ubiquity of Starbucks. But 100 years before latte vendors squatted on every city corner, Seattle was a thriving maritime hub. It still is. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 21706 at http://kuow.org The Port Of Seattle: Why You Should Care 'Inspected Once - Cleared Twice' Is Goal Of International Trade Experiment http://kuow.org/post/inspected-once-cleared-twice-goal-international-trade-experiment <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/091313TB_StHilaire_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>A seaport in northern British Columbia is serving as the test site for a venture to make international cargo inspections more efficient.</P> <P> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:48:09 +0000 Tom Banse 20553 at http://kuow.org 'Inspected Once - Cleared Twice' Is Goal Of International Trade Experiment Mega-Ships Big Opportunity For Northwest Ports http://kuow.org/post/mega-ships-big-opportunity-northwest-ports <p>One of the world’s largest ships arrived at the Port of Tacoma Sunday morning.</p><p>The Zim Djibouti slipped in at dawn, carrying loads of goods for big box stores. The vessel is 10,000 TEUs in size, meaning it holds 5,000 shipping containers. When the Zim Djibouti appeared on Sunday, fresh from a port in Vancouver, B.C., containers were 18 across on its upper deck.</p><p>The ship is part of a new wave of cargo ships emerging from Asian shipyards. They’re super-sized to save fuel costs. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:29:21 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 19233 at http://kuow.org Mega-Ships Big Opportunity For Northwest Ports New Port Commissioner, The Emanuel Family, And Washington State Constitution http://kuow.org/post/new-port-commissioner-emanuel-family-and-washington-state-constitution <p><strong>The Port Of Seattle Has A New Commissioner</strong><br>Stephanie Bowman has been selected to join the Seattle Port, filling the seat Rob Holland vacated.&nbsp; Last month, Courtney Gregoire was picked to replace Gael Tarleton. President of the Port of Seattle Commission Tom Albro explains why these two were selected out of the 35 applicants.</p><p><strong>Inside The Emanuel Family</strong><br>Ezekiel Emanuel and his two brothers Rahm and Ari grew up to become powerhouses in their respective careers. Rahm is the mayor of Chicago, Ari is a successful Hollywood agent and Ezekiel is the head of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In his new memoir "Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of An American Family," Ezekiel tells the story of his family's history — from his parents early life as political and civil rights activists to the family's modern day successes.</p><p><strong>Following The Old Rules</strong><br>The Washington State Constitution is a 19th century document rooted in populist traditions from the era. It still functions today, but there have been significant changes. Over the past decade, state courts have come to rely on the state’s constitutional rather than federal doctrines. This is especially true in the area of individual rights, according to Hugh Spitzer, Constitutional scholar and co-author of the book, "The Washington State Constitution."</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 11894 at http://kuow.org New Port Commissioner, The Emanuel Family, And Washington State Constitution President Of The Port Talks Future Plans, Possible Raises http://kuow.org/post/president-port-talks-future-plans-possible-raises <p>Should the Seattle Port Commissioners get a raise? Before you answer, consider the fact that the Port of Seattle owns and operates the nation’s 6th busiest US seaport. It also operates Sea-Tac International Airport — the nation’s 17th busiest. And the Port runs a four-passenger cruise terminal that saw around 800,000 passengers in 2011. Ross Reynolds talks with Tom Albro, the president of the Seattle Port Commission. Alboro has served on and chaired the Audit Committee and co-chaired the Century Agenda committee. His areas of focus as a port commissioner include promoting regional job and business growth, maintaining the urban industrial base, economic development and reducing the port’s environmental footprint. Tom Albro is also a trained civil engineer, owner and president of Seattle Monorail Services, which operates the Seattle Monorail, and is the former chairman of the Municipal League of King County.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:11:27 +0000 Producer 9553 at http://kuow.org President Of The Port Talks Future Plans, Possible Raises Daughter Of Former Washington Governor Tapped As New Port Commissioner http://kuow.org/post/daughter-former-washington-governor-tapped-new-port-commissioner <p></p><p>The newest Port of Seattle commissioner should be a familiar name to anyone who follows Washington state politics. She’s 33-year-old Courtney Gregoire, daughter of former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:24:29 +0000 Derek Wang 9261 at http://kuow.org Daughter Of Former Washington Governor Tapped As New Port Commissioner