J. Martin McOmber

Acres for expansion

Just when most West Coast ports are crunched for space, the Port of Tacoma has enough spare land for three more container dockyards — and...

Amazon searches for big office digs

"Now that the dust has settled and the stock has bounced back, they could certainly plan a more efficient campus," said Kip Spencer, co-owner of...

Is there room for inn at Alki?

It's been a long time since Alki Beach was considered a resort for upscale visitors, but Thomas Lin hopes to change that. While hotel projects...

No snow a source of woe

Warm rain has turned the snow to slush and paychecks into pink slips for legions of powder junkies who work at Northwest ski areas.

Melting ice may create shipping shortcut

Patricia Davis was listening to a lecture aboard an Alaska-bound cruise ship last September when the Port of Seattle commissioner heard something that immediately changed...