Katrina’s Silver-Lining and Why It’s Good for Contractors Nationwide

Katrina's Silver-Lining.  Three words New Orleanians didn't ever expect to hear, yet uttered this Sunday in print by both the Seattle Times and the New York Times. While the rest of the nation's construction industry and real estate market has steadily suffered over the past 12 months, in New Orleans real estate prices hold firm […]

The Big Draw: Washington’s Stimulus Share Divulged

Washington state officials released figures to the media on Thursday, illustrating that the state is due to receive some $225 Million in funding. Initial planning earmarks all of that cash for major public building projects. A story released by the Seattle Times, indicates that the bulk of funding will be distributed for military projects, including […]

Risk of 2009 Floods in South King County Presents Legal Issues

The Seattle Times reported in its Sunday edition that four South King County areas - Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila - are at a high risk for flooding this upcoming fall and winter because of January damage to a flood-control dam on the Green River. Unfortunately, the Army Corps of Engineers and other authorities concede […]

Around The Web: Updates on Construction Law and Wolfe Law Group 3/13/09

Around the Web this week, there seemed to be a lot of news related to dirty politics in Washington and Louisiana, as well as some interesting blog posts and news articles related to the successes and failures in arbitration. Dirty Politics in LA:   After months of investigation related to the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership […]

Controversial Washington Labor Bill Killed After Discovery of Dirty Politics

Last week we blogged about a controversial "one-sided" labor bill in the Washington legislature that would prohibit companies from requiring employees to participate in meetings related to political or religious matters, including labor issues. The bill was coming before the legislature for vote today, but was instead scrapped because - as Gov. Chris Gregoire stated - […]