June 2024 Knowing the Waters

Knowing the Waters – This month’s KTW blog post is going to take a deeper dive into this issue and discuss specific nuances in the best practices.

June 2024 Knowing the Waters2024-07-04T05:29:01-07:00

May 2024 Knowing the Waters

This month we will focus on claims and lawsuits where there is no insurance. Our goal here is to give ports a quick course on what happens when an incident occurs, a claim is filed, or a lawsuit is served.

May 2024 Knowing the Waters2024-05-31T12:20:38-07:00

New Public Records Act Closure Letter Requirements

On April 11, 2024, the Washington State Supreme Court decided Cousins v. State, setting new criteria for how public agencies can sufficiently close public records requests to start the one-year statute of limitations under the Public Records Act (“PRA”).

New Public Records Act Closure Letter Requirements2024-05-22T12:46:24-07:00

April 2024 Knowing the Waters

In communities across the State, port districts are working on significant projects that benefit their communities such as expanding broadband service, marina improvements, development of marginal lands into business parks, to name a few.

April 2024 Knowing the Waters2024-05-01T15:55:52-07:00

Social Media Blocking

US Supreme Court Establishes New Test for When Municipal Officials Can be Sued for First Amendment Violations for Blocking of Persons from Social Media Accounts.

Social Media Blocking2024-04-03T13:22:59-07:00

February 2024 Knowing the Waters

In communities across the State, port districts are working on significant projects that benefit their communities such as expanding broadband service, marina improvements, development of marginal lands into business parks, to name a few.

February 2024 Knowing the Waters2024-05-01T15:56:01-07:00

January 2024 Knowing the Waters

In communities across the State, port districts are working on significant projects that benefit their communities such as expanding broadband service, marina improvements, development of marginal lands into business parks, to name a few.

January 2024 Knowing the Waters2024-05-01T15:56:14-07:00

November 2023 Knowing the Waters – Free Speech

We were recently asked about the ability of protestors coming to a port district to protest the handling of a certain type of cargo at a port shipping terminal (we don’t know the nature of the cargo). The subject of this month’s column is port districts and use of port property for speech related activities.

November 2023 Knowing the Waters – Free Speech2024-05-01T15:56:30-07:00

October 2023 Knowing the Waters

Back in July 2020, in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Knowing the Waters addressed the impacts of Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamations concerning residential tenancies on port districts with liveaboard moorage customers, recreational vehicle (“RV”) parks, and other similar facilities.

October 2023 Knowing the Waters2024-05-01T15:56:37-07:00
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