Location in Thurston County eyed for Washington airport

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — A southern Thurston County location is being considered for construction of another large airport in Washington state to meet the increasing need for aviation capacity statewide. The Daily Chronicle reported that the Washington state Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission conducted a straw poll with its 25 members that resulted in more than half voting for development of existing airports and construction of a new airport, similar in size to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Thurston County Commissioner Tye Menser says projections show that the state will need twice the capacity for air travel by 2050. A location north of Littlerock is being considered.