Monthly Archives: April 2017

Washington State Makes Questionable Finding on Rail Impact of MBT

Alliance for Northwest Jobs & ExportsRecently, after five years of study and review, the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) released a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Millennium Bulk Terminal project in Longview that contains an allegation that the maximum 16 potential train trips (8 trains entering and leaving the facility) providing service to the facility would increase the potential cancer risk for members of a Longview neighborhood. Alliance spokeswoman Mariana Parks released the following statement regarding this allegation – which was made for the first time in this final EIS:

“By making this allegation today, DOE violates the very methodology of the expansive scope it chose to evaluate the project’s impacts, and instead chose to look in isolation at the alleged impacts of train operations for a specific commodity, ignoring the example of expansive rail operations across the state. Continue Reading

Scripps’ Hubert Greenway, M.D., Receives Frederic E. Mohs Award for Skin Cancer Service

Hubert Greenway, M.D., chairman of Mohs and dermatologic surgery at Scripps Clinic, received the Frederic E. Mohs Award from the American College of Mohs Surgery at the college’s annual meeting in San Francisco on April 28.  The award honors Dr. Greenway’s lifetime achievements in promoting Mohs surgery for skin cancer, through teaching, clinical practice, scientific… Continue Reading

Crab King in Bellevue's Crossroad Neighborhood to Celebrate Grand Opening April 28th-30th

Bellevue has become a dining mecca and one of the city’s newest restaurants, Crab King, will be celebrating its Grand Opening April 28th through 30th by offering the house Shabu Shabu multi-course menu for half price.  Xiaomeng Liu and his wife Peipei have based their specialized Northern Japanese style restaurant on a favorite Sapporo crab… Continue Reading

Asian Hall of Fame Exhibit Debuts at SeaTac Airport in May

The Robert Chinn Foundation is proud to announce the inaugural showing of the Asian Hall of Fame Exhibit in the South Satellite of the Seattle Tacoma International Airport starting in May of 2017.  The Asian Hall of Fame Exhibit is a unique collection of images, memorabilia, and information which represent the Honorees that have been… Continue Reading

Tampon Taxes: Do Feminine Hygiene Products Deserve a Sales Tax Exemption?

State lawmakers in the past couple of years have debated whether to exempt feminine hygiene products from the sales tax. However, despite the “tampon tax” moniker, a new report by Tax Foundation Economist Nicole Kaeding explains that there is no punitive tax on tampons. Exempting these products from the sales tax base will simply continue the… Continue Reading

FASTSIGNS of Kirkland to relocate to larger location on 85th Street

On May 1, FASTSIGNS of Kirkland will be doing business in a new facility at 12644 NE 85th St., which is located half a mile east of its current location and is 700 square-feet larger. “As our business continues to grow and we take on more comprehensive sign and visual graphics projects, it’s time to expand… Continue Reading

Cox and The Trust For Public Land Seek Public Nominations for California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards

$20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits  Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is asking the public to nominate their local environmental heroes for California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. Nominations for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 8 p.m.… Continue Reading

AccuWeather Applauds Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, applauds the passing of H.R. 353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, and the signing of the bill into law by President Trump.   AccuWeather has been a strong proponent of the bill and its predecessors over the past four years. AccuWeather… Continue Reading

Virtua High Growth Fund Completes Sale of Kentucky Apartment Interest

Virtua High Growth Fund (VHGF) has completed the sale of its interest in Patchen Oaks Apartments, a 192 unit apartment complex located in Lexington, Kentucky. In March 2016, VHGF purchased a minority interest in the Patchen Oaks property based on an equity valuation of $1,066,428.  The apartment project was sold on April 20th with net… Continue Reading

Kenya Brings Renowned Coffee and Rich Culture to Seattle for Global Specialty Coffee Expo

Kenya is the official Portrait Country for the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo organized by the Specialty Coffee Association from Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23. Coffee experts and connoisseurs across the globe have recognized Kenyan coffee for its high quality, superior craftsmanship and exceptionally balanced flavors. Kenya will bring its specialty premium coffee… Continue Reading