federal funding

Federal Funding
2:14 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Feds Warn States Of Possible Highway Cash Holdback

This file photo shows construction along Interstate 90 near Roslyn, Washington during the summer of 2012.
Washington State Department of Transportation

Washington and Oregon may follow Idaho’s lead in temporarily suspending advertising for bids for some highway projects.

Idaho’s decision is the result of a standoff in Congress over how to replenish the money in the pot for highway construction.  

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Job Creation
5:01 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Shipbuilders to Senators: Help Us Modernize Vessels, Create Jobs

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, toured Seattle's Fishermen's Terminal.
Bellamy Pailthorp KPLU

How do you create jobs in Seattle and Alaska? By building fishing boats here and hiring workers who might otherwise only get jobs in fast-food restaurants.

That’s the message from a roundtable gathered for U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, in Seattle Thursday.

The problem is access to capital, according to the panel of representatives of the shipbuilding industry that builds and supports fishing boats for Seattle’s fleet.

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